We at Linganore Counseling and Wellness, LLC are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our clients and staff as a top priority. We are closely monitoring the status of COVID-19 and are following the latest guidance from leading government and health agencies. In order to best prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep the community as safe as possible, we will be incorporating some new office procedures in order to adapt to the situation.
· We are now conducting all counseling sessions through Telehealth. We currently have the capability to offer HIPAA compatible video conferencing or can conduct appointments over the phone. Please coordinate with your therapist the details of how it works.
Thank you in advance for understanding the need to adjust our current procedures in order to keep the community safe. We will continue to monitor the situation and will inform you to additional changes as needed.
Linganore Counseling and Wellness, LLC, is a team of skilled mental health professionals dedicated to helping families, individuals, couples and children through some of life's biggest challenges. We treat individuals and families suffering from depression, anxiety, marital discord, addictions, and the behavioral or learning challenges of childhood and adolescence. Our target areas of service include New Market, Lake Linganore, Frederick, Urbana, Mt. Airy, and Walkersville, Maryland. Our practitioners provide marriage counseling, individual counseling, family counseling and group counseling. We offer a wide range of expertise and modalities. We provide our services in an attractive relaxed setting and we strive to offer appointments quickly.
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It is our mission to continually assess the mental health needs of our community and to provide quality service tailored to those needs. Our goal is to provide clients appointments quickly with the therapist best matched to the client's needs. We strive to provide our services in a setting that is comfortable and relaxing
We do accept some insurance for these services, please contact us to learn more .
301-865-2226 ext 300
Mary is a seasoned clinician who works with couples, individuals, families. She has been the owner of Linganore Counseling and Wellness, LLC since its inception in 2006 and has practiced in New Market since 2002. Mary has over twenty-five years’ experience in the mental health profession.
Mary has a strong background in, and is a proponent of solution focused and strategic therapy, but utilizes a variety of approaches in her work. Mary believes in tailoring her approach to the client’s individual situation and personality. She strongly believes in utilizing client strengths and unique abilities to resolve issues.
Mary has solid experience with a large variety of issues but her major strength is relationship building and conflict resolution. Couples and families create their own dynamics which can be beneficial or problematic. Understanding these dynamics can be a powerful healing and strengthening tool. Mary also welcomes individuals who come to therapy. She has learned that individuals suffering from anxiety and depression are often on the brink of discovering information about themselves and taking needed steps that could positively transform their lives.
Prior to establishing her private practice, Mary worked six years as an Employee Assistance Professional, serving firefighters, police officers, government and private industry employees. During this period she also conducted critical incident debriefings, employee trainings and substance abuse assessments. Past experience also includes six years of case management and advocacy for the seriously mentally ill population and five years’ experience in child protective services.
Mary became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Virginia in 1997. She became a nationally Certified Employee Assistance Professional in 1999 and was licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in the State of Maryland in 2000. She received her Master of Social Work Degree in 1990 from Virginia Commonwealth University and her Bachelor of Social Work Degree in 1976 from East Tennessee State University
Phone: 301-865-2226 ext 308
Eve provides empathetic and supportive treatment with the goal of improving clients’ self-concept and social functioning using a strengths-based perspective and a cognitive behavioral approach
Eve experience includes working with children and adolescents and in addressing impediments to self-esteem such as shame and guilt, addictions, abuse and relationship issues. Her experience also includes counseling for individuals and couples facing separation or divorce, addictions counseling, working with victims of child abuse and neglect, and family therapy.
She has a strong background in facilitating group therapy and teaching didactic group classes for specific concerns. She provides culturally sensitive support to help clients' identify and resolve areas of conflict, advocate on their own behalf if necessary, and refer for continuing community support. Eve admires her clients’ willingness to explore their concerns with a counselor and she focuses that time together taking the necessary steps toward a positive outcome.
Eve graduated with a Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland in 2005. She has her License Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C), license as well as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor license CSC-A/D.
Phone: 301-865-2226 x314
An eclectic, integrative therapist, Donna believes the journey surrounding mental health is uniquely individual and deeply personal. She brings empathy, trust, understanding and humor to each experience. Donna works with children, adolescents and adults. Areas of expertise include grief and loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, mood disorders, and family/system conflict.
Donna is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). She is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Board Certified-Telemental Health Provider (BC-TMH) through the National Board for Certified Counselors. She is certified as a Clinically Trained Trauma Professional: Level II C-PTSD (CCTP-II) through the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP). She is also a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS) through IATP. She holds a certificate in Animal Assisted Therapy Training through the University of North Texas Consortium for Animal Assisted Therapy. Areas of special study while pursuing her graduate degree include history and methodology of animals in the therapeutic setting, and integrative applications of various animal assistive therapeutic techniques as adjunctive therapies.
She has lectured as well as designed coursework to further the education, capability, and awareness of the use of animal assisted techniques in both the therapeutic and non-therapeutic environments.
She received her Master’s degree in Counseling from McDaniel College (2015).
Phone: 301-865-2226 x312
Linda Beckman is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 30 years of experience with adolescent and adult clients with various mental health and substance abuse issues. Since 2015, she has worked extensively with client’s with grief and loss issues to include counseling adults and children who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Linda’s expertise includes: grief, loss, substance abuse issues, dual
diagnosis, as well as self- esteem and anger management. Linda works with adults, couples, families, teens, and children. She specializes in gay/lesbian issues, relapse from addiction prevention, and grief counseling.
Linda has a master’s degree in mental health counselling from McDaniel College in Westminster Maryland and a Master’s degree in Thanatology (study of death, dying, and bereavement) from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. She also has Bachelors in Psychology from Hood College, and worked for over six years in Southern Arizona with abused and neglected children to include children crossing the border from Mexico and South America who needed sheltered. Linda has also worked at several inpatient addiction centers and helped start a daytime treatment program for older adults suffering from depression because of aging and grief issues in Sierra Vista Arizona.
Linda has presented to both professionals and laypeople alike on the following topics: mental health and self-care basics for law enforcement and school professionals, trauma awareness, mental health issues in the elderly, anger management, self-esteem building, and grief/ terminal illness management.
Phone: 301-865-2226 x303
Laura is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who works with children, adolescents, adults and families by providing a compassionate and non-judgmental space to explore life’s challenges. To support change, Laura uses an eclectic therapeutic style to ensure that her approach is consistent with the goals and preferences of each individual client. She believes a strong therapeutic relationship is an integral part of helping her clients to achieve personal growth, improve awareness and gain insight into patterns of emotional issues.
Laura’s areas of experience include anxiety, ADHD, trauma and mood disorders. She is also skilled in parent education, crisis intervention and relationship conflict. Laura graduated with her Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Maryland in 2007. Professionally, Laura has experience working in a psychiatric hospital, a residential mental health facility, a program for at risk youth, and most recently at an outpatient mental health clinic.
Phone: 301-865-2226 x 310
Kory has experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Reactive Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Person Centered Therapy, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Character Disorders, Addictions, and Severely Mentally Ill.
Kory specializes in working with adolescents and adults in groups, as couples, or individually.
Kory strives to provide a kind, caring, and warm atmosphere where his clients can feel comfortable being themselves. His goal is to provide an optimum environment for personal growth, where clients feel heard, understood, and accepted.
Kory received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Social Work and Masters of Science Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies from the State University of New York College at Buffalo, and doctorate in Educational Psychology from Capella University and is a veteran and served as a noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.
Phone: 301-865-2226 x301
Mollie works with children, adolescents, and adults, to include facilitating group, family, and individual therapy. Mollie specializes in addressing anxiety, life transitions, behavioral concerns, parenting, interpersonal relationships, and self-esteem concerns. Mollie utilizes a client-center approach where the therapist and client work collaboratively to identify treatment goals and the necessary actions to achieve the goals. Mollie believes clients have inherent strength and self-determination to create change in their own lives through resiliency and resourcefulness. In addition, Mollie utilizes an eclectic blend of treatment modalities to meet the client’s specific needs. Mollie has training in Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma Systems Therapy, Systems Theory, and Social Learning Theory.
Mollie’s experiences in social work include residencies with multiple Departments of Social Services and public schools. Currently, Mollie is providing parent education and visit coaching to families involved with child welfare to establish appropriate boundaries, to learn appropriate discipline techniques, and to address child welfare concerns.
Mollie Widdowson, LCSW-C, received her MSW in Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work with a clinical focus on children and families in July 2013. Mollie obtained her License Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) license in November 2015. Mollie graduated from Hood College in Frederick, MD, in May 2012 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology and Social Work.
Phone: 301-865-2226 x309
Rachel Hansberger, LCSW-C, is a mental health therapist providing individual therapy, family therapy, and couples counseling. Rachel enjoys working with a variety of populations, including children, adolescents, and adults. She uses a variety of therapeutic techniques tailored to each client’s needs, recognizing that each person requires a unique set of skills in treatment. Rachel strives to create a warm, open, and welcoming environment where individuals can feel safe, heard, and at ease while addressing stressors that impact their daily lives. Rachel has experience addressing anxiety, ADHD, depression, anger, relationship issues, trauma, parenting stressors, self-esteem, spiritual growth, and healthy daily living routines. Her experience comes from working with families and children in an early childhood education center as well as with children, adolescents, and adults in two outpatient behavioral health agencies. Rachel Hansberger, received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Shepherd University in 2010 and her master’s degree in Social Work from Salisbury University in 2013. Rachel became a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C) in April 2017.
Phone 301-865-2226 x305
Elizabeth is a Licensed Professional counselor with a diverse background in both mental health and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Elizabeth uses an integrative eclectic approach that brings empathetic understanding and warmth to the therapy process. She uses a trauma informed individualized approach recognizing the present concerns are often result of past events. Elizabeth incorporates mindfulness and meditation with a focus on the here and now combined with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is comfortable and has experience with a diverse population of people including LGBTQ, Spiritual/Natured based paths, faith based religious, and non-religious. Elizabeth works with children, adolescents, and adults. She offers therapy for PTSD, sexual trauma, depression, anxiety, substance use, divorce care, and conflicted relationships.
Elizabeth was a special education teacher for six years specializing in early childhood education. She moved to case management with children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities for six years. In 2011, she changed paths to severe and persistent mental illness working with societies most vulnerable populations, which includes homelessness and severe poverty. Elizabeth has over 20 years’ experience working with children, adolescents, and adults.
When not working, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family and friends attending local events, hiking, camping, and connecting with the world around her.
Phone 301-865-2226 x304
Allison uses an integrative, strengths-based, and mindful approach in which clients can enhance self-awareness and resolve individual challenges. Initiating life change through therapy takes courage and Allison believes in honoring the innate wisdom that each client brings with them into the therapeutic process. Her therapeutic style is warm, open and supportive. She incorporates interventions from multiple therapies to meet the unique needs of each client, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), Motivational Interviewing, Solutions-Focused Therapy, creative and somatic techniques, and mindfulness. Allison has experience in addressing anxiety and depression, relationship challenges, grief, life transitions, role strain, trauma, spirituality, parenting, and stress-management. She enjoys working with adults, transition-aged youth, and adolescents. Allison received her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in 2016 and became a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C) in 2019. She has worked with children, adults, and families in school settings, homes, and in an outpatient behavioral health clinic setting. In addition to her clinical background, Allison has over 13 years’ experience as a yoga instructor teaching meditation, body-awareness and mindfulness.
Phone 301-865-2226 x306
Above all, Chris believes in the value of a client centered approach to therapy as well as the value of the therapeutic partnership between the client and therapist. In working with others, Chris believes in the essential “goodness” of people and utilizes an evidence and strengths based approach in working with the client towards growth and change. Chris believes in using an eclectic style to best meet the needs of the client and has training in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, trauma informed therapy, and Internal System Therapy. Chris has experience working with trauma, complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), mood disorders, substance use disorders, personality disorders, self-esteem, and anger.
Chris received his undergraduate degree from Old Dominion University in 2010 and completed his graduate degree at Towson University in 2015. Previously, Chris gained experience working in an inpatient hospital, in the community, and an outpoint mental health clinic. Chris has worked with individuals, adolescents, children, and groups.
Phone: 301-865-2226 x332
David is a Licensed Masters Social Worker providing therapy for individuals, adolescents, couples, and families. David brings many years of experience working with adults and children in various community settings. He feels that working with and supporting families is a dynamic part of building strong communities. David practices a strength-based approach that utilizes Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioral therapy. David is an empathetic listener and provides a relaxing environment to share.
David works diligently with individuals, couples, and families to realize self-awareness, awareness of others, and awareness of their individual environments. He values the importance of building awareness and strengthening communication that holds relationships together. David holds certification to lead parenting classes and support groups. He enjoys maximizing potential that others find within themselves and provides support as they develop throughout their individual journeys. David received his MSW from Salisbury University.
Phone: 301-865-2226 x330
Laura is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor at Linganore Counseling and Wellness. Laura specializes in areas of ADHD, anxiety, body-image, depression, eating disorders, family stress, life transitions, relationship issues, and supporting families coping with a loved one’s addiction. Laura works from a strengths-based perspective and helps her clients recognize and apply their strengths. By providing a warm, caring, and non-judgmental environment, Laura helps her clients to become more comfortable in exploring the challenges they face. Laura recognizes the uniqueness of each client and utilizes various therapy approaches including acceptance and commitment, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, person-centered and psychodynamic theories.
In 2018, Laura received her Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through McDaniel College and in 2011 received her Bachelors Degree in Health Science from Towson University. Having taught in elementary, middle and high-school settings, as well as having coached adults for many years as a fitness instructor, Laura is comfortable working with individuals throughout all stages of life and looks forward to helping others along their journey.
Phone: 301-865-2226 x337
Due to return in the Fall
Bekah is a therapist intern at Linganore Counseling and Wellness, where she is pleased to work with children, adolescents, and adults. She takes an empathetic, non-judgmental, and eclectic therapeutic approach tailored to the individual. Bekah aims to provide a collaborative, supportive,
Phone: 301-865-2226 x337
Due to return in the Fall
Bekah is a therapist intern at Linganore Counseling and Wellness, where she is pleased to work with children, adolescents, and adults. She takes an empathetic, non-judgmental, and eclectic therapeutic approach tailored to the individual. Bekah aims to provide a collaborative, supportive, and empowering environment for self-growth and healing.
In 2018, Bekah graduated
eastern University, St Davids, PA with her Bachelor’s Degree in
Youth Ministry; Minor Biblical Studies & Psychology. She is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at McDaniel College.
Phone: 301-865-2226 x331
Starting in the Fall
Christine is a therapist intern at Linganore Counseling and Wellness, completing her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, at University of the Cumberlands. Christine uses a person-centered, integrative approach to therapy, creating a warm, caring, and authentic relationship wi
Phone: 301-865-2226 x331
Starting in the Fall
Christine is a therapist intern at Linganore Counseling and Wellness, completing her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, at University of the Cumberlands. Christine uses a person-centered, integrative approach to therapy, creating a warm, caring, and authentic relationship with clients of all ages. She works together, with the client, to help them discover and explore areas in their life, so that they can reach their full potential. Christine has worked as a middle school teacher, and has an extensive background in clinical sleep disorders, as a Registered Polysomnographic Technician. Her interests in therapy include insomnia and sleep hygiene, anxiety, life transitions, career choices, health and wellness, and ADHD. Christine enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking her dog, spending time outdoors, and playing soccer, volleyball, and golf.
Phone: 301-865-2226 x333
Starting in the Fall
Kristian is a therapist intern at Linganore, working on completing his Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling at McDaniel College. Kristian enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults, placing emphasis on creating a safe, non-judgmental, and open-minded environment for the indiv
Phone: 301-865-2226 x333
Starting in the Fall
Kristian is a therapist intern at Linganore, working on completing his Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling at McDaniel College. Kristian enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults, placing emphasis on creating a safe, non-judgmental, and open-minded environment for the individual to explore whatever they are looking to work on. Kristian's therapeutic style is based on a mix of Existential, Solution Brief Focused, and Person Centered therapy. His goal is to help clients by providing them with support and empowerment, in addition to tailoring the sessions to the client's needs.
Kristian graduated from McDaniel College with Bachelors' degrees in Psychology and Sociology. He is an avid musician, playing several instruments and singing, and is looking to Music Therapy in the future as well. In his free time, Kristian enjoys hiking, reading Stephen King books, and writing music for his band.
301-865-2226 ext x302
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We do offer more secure and HIPAA compliant ways to communicate and transmit private health information. Our phone and fax system is by landline. Therefore phone messages and faxes to our staff are HIPAA compliant and are considered to be very secure.
We have a client scheduler through a company called Yellow Scheduler that sends appointment reminder texts. This is a secure and HIPAA compliant way to send brief text messages as needed.
If you are running late for an appointment or need to talk to someone in person, an office staff member can be reached at 301-865-2226 (302) Monday through Friday, 11am to 5pm.