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Amy Brinkley, LCSW-C
Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical
Amy has over 25 years of experience providing compassionate, evidence-based clinical services to diverse populations. After graduating from Kent State University in Ohio with a BA in Political Science, Amy became a trained Legal Assistant in Cleveland, Ohio and Washington DC. Although enjoying certain aspects of the legal field, Amy soon realized that she needed a career that meshed with her values. Amy then attended and received her Master of Social Services from Bryn Mawr School of Social Work and Social Research in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Amy is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
Over the years, Amy has had the pleasure of working with veterans, adults of all ages, children and adolescents (and their families) in a variety of settings including inpatient, residential and outpatient programs. Her experience and training allow her to assist her patients navigate life’s challenges including: Depression; Anxiety; ADHD; Attachment Disorders; grief and loss; Trauma; Substance Use Disorders; challenges stemming from physical and intellectual disabilities; and challenges across the lifespan (e.g. aging, chronic illness, divorce). Amy is an LGBTQIA+ ally and has worked with individuals and families in the LGBTQIA+ community. She has also worked extensively with children and families in the foster care system. While in the Philadelphia area, she served as Clinical Director and Executive Director for a treatment center for adolescents. Amy spent the last 6 years working in the Substance Use Disorder field, first as a Clinical Trainer and then as an Outpatient Director. She currently focuses her practice on individuals -- pre-teens, adolescents, and adults of all ages. She also provides family treatment.
Amy is trained in Object Relations, Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment (CBT), and Trauma therapies and uses an integrative approach based on the strengths and needs of her clients. Most importantly, Amy provides an empathetic, caring and safe space for individuals and families to work through their challenges and gain insight and new skills, thereby fostering personal growth and contentment. In her personal life, Amy enjoys gardening, watching movies and documentaries, taking day trips with her sister, and being a servant to two spoiled cats. She FaceTimes with her grandchildren in Idaho as much as possible. Amy is also a die-hard Eagles fan!
Natascha Dillon, Psy.D.
Ethan Eisen, Ph.D.
In my clinical work, I seek to create a warm, compassionate, non-judgmental environment for the clients, which I believe lays the foundation for making positive changes to their lives. My goal is to find the right approach to meet the client’s needs, with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral and acceptance-based therapeutic approaches.
I continue to be involved in research projects that I believe inform my understanding of clients’ challenges. I have written, lectured, and served as an academic reviewer on topics including various treatment approaches to post-traumatic stress, prevention of child abuse, domestic violence, combat-related moral injury, substance abuse, physical disability and sexuality, and spirituality. I recently published my first book, Talmud on the Mind, which examines how ancient wisdom can help inform our lives today.
Anna Marie Galterio-Hubbert, M.S.W.
Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical
Virtual Appointments Only
Anna Marie Galterio-Hubbert is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 21 years of experience in the social services and mental health field. She is licensed in Maryland and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Anna earned her Bachelor's degree from Duquesne University, and in 2012, her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. She has worked in the DMV area since 2013.
Anna works with children, adolescents, adults, including couples and families. She specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and Trauma-Focused CBT. The first half of her career, Anna worked in child welfare before focusing more on traditional therapy practices. In addition to working with children and older youth in foster care, Anna has extensive experience in the non-profit and government sectors. Anna brings vast professional experience as it relates to depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, life cycle transitions, relationship issues, and age-appropriate harm-reduction, parenting challenges, bullying and school violence.
Through mindfulness, relaxing, life-enhancement and coping skills development, as well as behavior management techniques, Anna provides a person-centered approach to empowering others in their journey of healthy well-being. She is passionate about helping others remove barriers to emotional wellness and having healthy relationships.
Anger Management Specialist
Amelia Hall, Psy.D.
Dr. Hall was recently awarded the Prince George's County Top Forty Under 40, an honor that identifies and recognizes next generation leaders. For her many contributions in the area of health, Dr. Hall is frequently sought after to engage in civic and socially-oriented ventures through advisory, board service, and advocacy opportunities.
Stephen R. Herskovitz, M.S.W.
Stephen Herskovitz is Member Emeritus of The Pinnacle Center, where he provides counseling and psychotherapy to adolescents, adults, couples, and families. In his work, Mr. Herskovitz utilizes a number of approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, solutions focused therapy, and hypnotherapy. He has special expertise in the area of prosttraumatic stress disorders, anxiety disorders, pain control, and ADHD.
Mr. Herskovitz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He received his Master's Degree in Social Work from West Virginia University in 1979. Mr. Herskovitz has been in private practice on a full-time basis since 1989. He brings to his practice at The Pinnacle Center prior experience as Director of Social Work at Civista Hospital, La Plata, MD, from 1985 to 1987.
David Hiland, Ph.D.
Parallel to his work in law enforcement, over the years Dr. Hiland has extended his clinical skills to working with correctional officers, firefighters, emergency medical personnel and other “first responders”. In his private clinical practice, Dr. Hiland frequently works with police officers, public safety personnel and their families. He has a keen understanding of the unique work stresses of such individuals and their exposure to intensely traumatic experiences.
Sasha Hileman, Psy.D.
I provide comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations that include measuring cognitive, academic, social-emotional, attention, and other neuropsychological abilities. Included are tailored recommendations and a comprehensive report written with parents, future mental health care providers, and schools in mind. I am certified on the ADOS-2 and experienced diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities.
I am an active member of the American Psychological Association, Maryland Psychological Association, and Division 53: Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology.
Manpreet Kaur, Psy.D.
Lysa primarily works from the Person-Centered philosophy, which is focused on empowering and motivating people in the therapeutic process. This therapy is based on the views of Carl Rodgers: every human being strives for and has the capacity to fulfill his or her own potential. She wholeheartedly believes that the vessel of change in therapy is the client's drive to reach his or her own place of joy. Lysa specializes in family trauma, abuse, relationship challenges, and issues facing children.
Lysa received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland at College Park and her Masters of Education degree from Bowie State University. She is the mother of a high spirited little boy. She spends most of her spare time participating in play dates and attending little league games. Aside from being a mom, she enjoys cooking, baking, and hikes.
Rebecca Marvin, M.A.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Rebecca Marvin is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with years of clinical experience, allowing her to support individuals experiencing trauma, specifically childhood abuse and domestic violence, disenfranchised youth, individuals with developmental challenges, addictions, and first responders. Rebecca works with various clients, including children, adolescents/teens, and adults.
Rebecca graduated from Kutztown University with her Bachelor’s in Clinical Counseling Psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice. She obtained her master’s degree at Arcadia University in Counseling with concentrations in Child and Family Therapy and Applied Behavior Analysis. Rebecca began working with Philadelphia Children’s Alliance as a counseling intern in their Child Advocacy Center. She went on to provide multisystemic therapy for disenfranchised youth and their families in Washington, DC. Rebecca continued to provide therapeutic support to individuals who experienced domestic violence and sexual trauma at a non-profit agency in Charles County. She has also provided crisis intervention to domestic violence and sexual assault victims in the local ER, as well as facilitating Abuser Intervention Program groups in connection with the local non-profit agency. Rebecca has worked in an outpatient setting focused on recovery from addictions, assessing and providing individual and group therapy.
Rebecca has been trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy (TF-CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). She utilizes a person-centered holistic approach to provide a client-centered experience. Rebecca aims to collaborate with clients and provide individualized treatment that focuses on the client’s needs. She offers a safe space to explore and process the challenges experienced by stressors, trauma, family dynamics, and behavior patterns.
Tara McManaway, M.Div.
Ms. McManaway is a seasoned therapist providing mental health services since the early 1980s. An advocate for early intervention for mental health symptoms and the reduction of stigma about receiving mental health care, she incorporates a holistic, evidence-informed approach to mental health care.
Her practice approach can be best described as an integrative practice which strives to address the needs of the whole person. "I welcome and respect all individuals and families on their mental health journey regardless of who you are, where you live, who you love, or where you call home. As a therapist, I strive to provide a safe space to explore issues that support your wellbeing. I believe that therapy is transformative and everyone deserves a safe and healthy therapy experience. My goal is simple: I want all clients to feel confident, supported, and powerful as they ask questions, make decisions, and navigate their individual path toward good mental health."
"Counseling is a partnership where the clients and the therapist work together to improve quality of life. Early intervention is important, as good health depends on good mental health. I encourage people to seek out therapy without stigma. Just as one would see a physical health provider for the flu or an injury, one should seek early mental health care for the commonsymptoms of psychological health like depression and anxiety which often begin in childhood and adolescence."
Over the decades, Ms McManaway has gained experience and training in many areas including, but not limited to: child and adolescent issues, military family life, pain management, sexual trauma or other traumatic life events, body-oriented therapies, couples, blended families, relationship issues, higher education, homeschooling families, and individual therapies across the lifespan.
Her office is upstairs without access to elevators. Alternate meeting spaces or teletherapy are available for those for whom stairs would create a barrier to accessing care. Sunday appointments are available for intakes and consultations. Appointments are provided through Pinnacle Mental Health.
Ms. Navarra has a vast amount of experience in treating ADHD, grief, bipolar, attachment disorder and depression, as well as a background in counseling patients who have been diagnosed with HIV and other serious health problems. She enjoys counseling young children, adolescents, couples, and families. She has given seminars on compassion fatigue, internet safety, cyber-bullying, school individual learning plans, and mentoring programs for peer counselors.
Her school system experience has also provided her with the necessary tools to be an advocate for parents who are trying to negotiate goals and treatment plans for their children with attention deficits and learning disabilities, as well as children with emotional disturbances.
Currently, Ms. Navarra has appointments available during the week and on weekends.
Dr. Tyne Orí is a trained counseling psychologist and registered Psychology Associate with the state of Maryland. She is a two-time Bison, graduating with her Bachelor's degree and Ph.D. from Howard University. Her therapy work with clients is grounded in being open to see the world through the client's lens of culture and their individuality. She has worked with diverse clients, in various phases of life, including college students, veterans, children and families, juveniles in the legal system, persons in psychiatric care, and persons with diverse immigration and international statuses.
Dr. Orí's approach to therapy is integrative of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and NTU psychotherapy. By integrating these approaches, she feels equipped to work with the inner world of the client while simultaneously seeing the client as a meaningful contributor to their cultural groups. The goal of therapy is to facilitate growth in the client that:
- promotes harmony and balance between their needs and the demands of their environments,
- fosters interconnected relationships with their community, and
- empowers clients to exist in their authenticity.
Dr. Ruby's psychotherapy work is exclusively with adult clients. His approach is described as humanistic and existential. In other words, he approaches emotional and behavioral problems as natural human reactions in life, rather than as dysfunction or disease. He helps people use their inherent abilities in reorganizing and reconstructing their lives in order to help them find a sense of contentment. He rejects the idea of "mental illness" as it is a misleading metaphor that creates diseases and disabilities out of basic human struggles and feelings. He likewise disagrees with, and strongly cautions against, the use of psychiatric drugs as they do not correct any so-called chemical imbalances of the brain, and they have many harmful effects. Dr. Ruby recognizes that as humans we all share the difficult challenges of finding meaning, accepting our limitations, connecting with others, and taking responsibility for the ultimate direction of our lives.
Dr. Ruby is the author of
Smoke and Mirrors: How You Are Being Fooled About Mental Illness - An Insider's Warning to Consumers
Dr. Ruby is currently the Director and General Manager of The Pinnacle Center.
Dr. Arvin Sanders is a Registered Psychology Associate in Maryland and Washington, D.C. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from North Carolina Central University. Additionally, Dr. Sanders received his Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Clinical Psychology from Howard University. He completed a predoctoral residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. During his training, Dr. Sanders has served as an adjunct faculty at Howard University, North Carolina Central University, and Northern Virginia Community College. Additionally, he has experience working in residence life.
Dr. Sanders is interested in working with male clients who are People of Color and/or are a part of the LGBTQIA+ community. However, he has had experience working with clients of every background and gender identity. In addition, he is deeply invested in working with clients who have experienced discrimination due to their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and sexual/gender identity. While trained to conceptualize from a psychodynamic and biopsychosocial lens, Dr. Sanders is an integrative therapist who uses varied techniques to best support the needs of his clients on their journey of self-discovery and healing.
Dr. Sanders has a research interest in HIV transmission, substance use, internalized racism, internalized heterosexism/homophobia, and mental health in African American men who have sex with men.
Pat Simpson is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), licensed through the Maryland Board of Counselors and Therapists (#LC1445, 2000) and the Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure Board (325-MH-CC-TEMP). She has over twenty years of experiences as a mental health professional. Pat is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT, 2015) integrating her skills as a mental health counselor with Mental Health Yoga Therapy. Pat is a graduate of the University of Baltimore, Maryland; Applied Psychology Counseling Program, Post Master’s Program. She is a Certified Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist trained through the American Viniyoga Institute ( viniyoga.com) and is Certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (iayt.org). Pat is a Certified iRest Yoga Nidra Practitioner through the Integrative Restoration Institute (Richard Miller, PhD; irest.org). Additionally, Pat is skilled in the knowledge of the Cakra energy systems for balancing the mind, body, and spirit (Anodea Judith, Ph.D., Sacredcenters.com; Mind-Body Health). Pat is trained through the Warriors at Ease Program to work with active and non-active, injured, and veteran members of the military. Pat is experienced with police, emergency services personnel, and Federal Employees with security clearances.
Pat Simpson practices through the Pinnacle Center as a Tele-Therapist. She integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT; traditional talk therapy), Mindfulness, and Mental Health Yoga Therapy to address mind, body and spirit. Pat teaches the individual to use his/her own breath and guided meditation to calm and self-soothe to address the physical (somatic) symptoms and constant negative thoughts that are related to the stress environment. Pat has observed some clients reducing or stopping the use of psychotropic medications (with medical supervision) when they practice with the Yogic practices of breath and meditation, taught in this modality of counseling. Pat has extensive training and experience regarding deep emotional exploration of an individual’s life awareness and best intentions for his/her life.
Ms. Thorn is a founding member of The Pinnacle Center, where she conducts our Parent Workshop each week. See the link to the left.
Ms. Thorn received her Master's Degree in Counseling from Bowie State University and her undergraduate degree from Knox College, with a double major in French and Education. Ms. Thorn has been in private practice since 1993. Her past work experience includes teaching, school counseling, adult education, and parent education.
Ms. Thorn has been a presenter for numerous community groups, PTA's, local and state professional groups, and national professional associations on a wide range of mental health topics, including parent-child relationships, marriage and family counseling, parent education, conflict resolution, and peer mediation. Ms. Thorn is a member of the American Mental Health Counselors' Association, the Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors of Maryland, and holds a leadership position in the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology.
Dr. Thorn received his Doctorate in Counseling and Human Development from George Washington University in 1981, his Master's Degree in Counseling from Bowie State University in 1975, and his undergraduate degree in anthropology from Yale University in 1970. Dr. Thorn has been in private practice on a full time basis since 1991. He brings to his counseling practice prior experience as a teacher, school counselor, school principal, director of human resources, and an assistant state superintendent of schools.
Dr. Thorn has been a presenter for numerous community groups, PTA's, local and state professional groups, and national professional associations on a wide range of mental health topics, including parent-child relationships, marriage and family counseling, conflict resolution, anger management, and human development. Dr. Thorn is a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, the Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors of Maryland, and the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology.
Tatiana holds dual licenses in Maryland as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and as a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She provides counseling and psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. When working with clients, Tatiana uses the Analytical approach, Alderian approach, and Person-Centered Therapy.
Tatiana has been practicing for over twenty years. She has vast experience in treating patients with dual diagnosis, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, substance abuse disorders, eating disorders, self-destructive behaviors, domestic violence victims, and bipolar disorders.
In the field of substance abuse, she uses both a Cognitive Behavioral Approach and Rational Emotive Therapy techniques to change maladaptive behaviors and self-destructive behaviors. Tatiana also runs therapy groups to include: substance abuse, relapse prevention, eating disorders, bereavement, and depression/anxiety.
In her spare time, Tatiana enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering in the community with the Greater Waldorf Jaycee’s.