11670 Old National Pike, Suite 103 New Market, MD 21774  301-865-2226

Linganore Counseling and Wellness, LLC

Welcome to our practice!

 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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  We're proud to employ counselors from all walks of life and expertise.  Come see who you want to work with...

Our Mission:

  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  

Services

 

Our experienced team of psychotherapists provide individual, couples, family and group counseling on a variety of topics.  Our staff has expertise in the following areas:


 

  • Grief
  • Trauma
  • Marriage
  • Pre-Marital
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sex Therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Stress Management 
  • Relationship problems
  • Life changes
  • Problem solving
  • Building self-esteem
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Conflict resolution
  • Shame, guilt and addictions
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Parenting support
  • Divorce/Separation 
  • Relationship problems
  • Art & Play therapy
  • Other mood disorders
  • Life balance
  • Personality Disorder
  • Panic Attacks
  • Behavior problems
  • and more.


 We do accept some insurance for these services, please contact us to learn more .






Our Team:

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Mary Holzinger, LCSW-C, CEAP, Owner

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 

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Eve Tanglang, LCSW-C, CSC-A/D

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.

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Donna Clarke, LCPC, NCC, CCTP

Phone: 301-865-2226 x314


An eclectic, integrative therapist, Donna believes the journey surrounding mental health is uniquely individual and personal. She brings empathy, trust, understanding and humor to each experience. Donna works with children, adolescents and adults. Areas of experience include grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, system conflict, and mood disorders.  

 

Donna is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She holds a certificate in Animal Assisted Therapy. Areas of special study include history and methodology of animals in the therapeutic setting, and integrative applications of various animal assistive therapeutic techniques as adjunctive therapies. She has 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 is certified as a Clinically Trained Trauma Professional with ITTI [formerly IATP]. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor through the NBCC.  She received her Master’s degree in Counseling from McDaniel College 

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Linda Beckman, LCPC

                                           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.


  • Linda believes in a holistic approach to therapy where both therapist and client foster a relationship based on empathy and trust. She helps her clients explore change by discovering possible past stumbling blocks and finding realistic solutions in the present through goal setting, self-awareness, and self-discovery. Linda enjoys hiking, yoga, gardening, reading, and working on her own daily journey of change and growth.

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Laura Fantacci, LCPC

                          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.

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Kory Banks, LCPC, PhD

                       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.

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Mollie Widdowson, LCSW-C

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. 

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Rachel Hansberger, LCSW-C

 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.  


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David Dodson, LMSW

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. 

 

 

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Laura Przybylek, LGPC

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. 


Our Interns:

Maggie Miller, Counseling Intern

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Phone: 301-865-2226 x337 

 

Maggie is a therapist intern at Linganore Counseling and Wellness, where she is pleased to work with children, adolescents, and adults. She takes an empathic, non-judgmental, and eclectic therapeutic approach tailored to the individual. Maggie aims to provide a collaborative, supportive, and empowering environment for self-growth and healing.  

 

In 2017, Maggie graduated Stevenson University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling at McDaniel College. 

Mackenzie Fritz, Counseling Intern

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Phone: 301-865-2226 x333

 

 Mackenzie has experience working with children and young adults, many having intellectual and developmental disabilities.  She helps these individuals find personal growth in their homes and outside their comfort zones to become more active in their communities.  She creates a welcoming and non-judgmental space for children and young adults to feel more comfortable in a counseling setting. 

 

In 2016, Mackenzie graduated from Hood College in Frederick Maryland.  She completed a Bachelor in Social Work degree and is currently seeking her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Hood College. 

Front Office Staff

Linda Prescott: Office Director

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301-865-2226  ext x302

Mary Schreder: Office Assistant

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Linda Diamond-Brudner: Office Assistant

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Client Forms:

Statement of Understanding (pdf)

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Patient History (pdf)

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Child History (pdf)

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Patient Information Form (pdf)

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Additional Forms:

Agreement for Parents (pdf)

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Authorization for Release (pdf)

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Resources

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National, State and Local Resources and Hotlines

Suicide Prevention Hotline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Nationwide network of local crisis centers committed to suicide prevention and intervention.

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/


2-1-1 (1-866-411-6803)

Available FREE, 24/7 for information and referrals on health and human services

such as basic human needs, physical and mental health, employment support, 

support for seniors, children, youth and families, mobile crisis services, and suicide

prevention and intervention services.

Crisis Line
301.662.2255 (local)
800.422.0009

Alcohol Hotline – 1-800-Alcohol (1-800-252-6465)

Helpline for alcohol and drug abusers.

Americans with Disabilities Act Hotline – 1-800-514-0301

Provides information on Americans with Disabilities Act, technical information and referral.


Child Help USA Hotline – 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

Crisis counseling for abused youth and for abused parents. Referrals to local

programs, legal assistance, and information on prevention.

Covenant House Nineline – 1-800-999-9999 

National 24-hour, toll-free crisis hotline which provides crisis intervention, referral and

information services to the homeless, runaways, troubled teens and families.


Epilepsy Foundation of America Hotline – 1-800-332-1000

Assist individuals with Epilepsy and other neurological disabilities. Vocational and

residential support services are provided to adults and youth.


Frederick County Hotline – 301-662-2255

Crisis intervention, support, information and referrals for all types of issues and situations to anyone in need.


National Poison Center – 1-800-222-1222

Routes to closest poison control center. Emergency information.

Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline – 1-800-422-0009

Crisis intervention, support, and referrals serving the western Maryland region.


National AIDS Spanish Hotline Sponsored by the CDC

1-800-344-7432

Focusing on AIDS, HIV, and related issues in Spanish language.


National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 

1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)

Clearinghouse for information regarding missing and exploited children.


Operation Runaway – 1-800-204-8600

Hotline and 24 hour local crisis walk-in center for runaways, at-risk youth, and their caregivers.  Free crisis counseling/evaluation offered.


Parent Information/Stress Line – 301-662-2255

Telephone support line for parents. Provides listening support, information and referral, and crisis intervention.


Phone Friend – 301-694-8255

Telephone support and assistance hotline for children at home alone.


Rape Crisis Hotline – 301-662-8800

Crisis intervention for victims of rape, assault, or family violence; emergency shelter available.


Veteran's Crisis Line - 1-800-273-8255

TTY: 1-800-799-4889
Website: www.veteranscrisisline.net

Connects veterans in crisis (and their families and friends) with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, or
text.


Buprenorphine Physician & Treatment Program Locator

Find information on locating physicians and treatment programs authorized to treat opioids, such as heroin or prescription pain relievers, at buprenorphine.samhsa.gov/bwns_locator/.


Opioid Treatment Program Directory

Find treatment programs in your state that treat addiction and dependence on opioids, such as heroin or prescription pain relievers, at dpt2.samhsa.gov/treatment/

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