Now hiring rockstar licensed therapists!
Our Dunkirk location is looking for sparkly, awesome clinicians! Flexible schedules, excellent pay, admin support, and free mentoring are just some of the perks of being part of the EC team.
Interested? We’d love to connect with you!
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EMPOWERED CONNECTIONS – LEONARDTOWN COUNSELORS
Seeing teen girls 13 – 17 and adult women 18-40
Jeanette was born and raised in St. Mary’s County, though she has a passion for traveling and is always planning her next trip. Jeanette earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland which afforded opportunities for travel, including a semester in Australia. She later earned her Master’s in Social Work from Salisbury University which included practical experience with addiction treatment, work with homeless and at-risk populations. She’s passionate about working closely with teen girls, our LGBTQ+ community members and also adult women up to age 40. Her infectious personality lends to her ability to build connections with her clients which is so vital to their ability to learn and grow!
Jeanette’s academic career included research on resilience, and she is excited to help her teen (and women too!) clients build resilience and meet all of life’s challenges with grace.
When she’s not working Jeanette enjoys being active outdoors and can often be found hiking with her dog, Penny, helping out around her family’s farm, spending time with her horses, or beaching it with her boyfriend and 7-year-old stepson.
They tried to bury us, but they didn’t know we were seeds. – Dinos Christianopoulos
Seeings girls and teen girls ages 5 to 18 years old
Sarah is a Southern Maryland native who has recently returned to St. Mary’s County after several years in St. Louis, Missouri. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Art Therapy Counseling from Southern Illinois University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Loyola University in Baltimore.
Sarah has worked in inpatient, residential, and community-based settings supporting children, adolescents, adults, and families. She has experience treating girls and teen girls (ages 8 to 18) through art therapy experiencing a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, eating disorders, ADHD, and PTSD and is very passionate about helping them heal through creativity!
Sarah utilizes a person-centered approach and art therapy to help facilitate creative expression, growth, and healing. Her style is empathic and supportive, as well as honest and open-minded.
When not working, Sarah enjoys spending time with family, making art while listening to music, exploring with her kids, watching comedy with her husband, and working toward her new goal of becoming a Great British Bake Off–worthy amateur baker. To schedule an appointment with Sarah, you may click here, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-690-0779, ext. 712.
Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind. – Henry James
Seeing girls, teen girls and young women ages 18 to 30
Elizabeth is originally from Northern Virginia, and as a Navy spouse and avid traveler, she has moved around to various states over the years gaining appreciation for so many different places that have become home. She obtained her B.S. from Virginia Tech (go Hokies!) and her Master of Social Work (MSW) from Boston College. Elizabeth has experience in supporting girls in addressing boundaries, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, anger, stress, and trauma. She is particularly excited about working with teen girls who are high achievers in academics and/or athletics as she remembers how challenging these times were for her and she hopes to help them figure it all out!
Elizabeth has experience in working with girls and teen girls in various settings including elementary schools, at a community-based therapy program for Teens, and a regional Veterans hospital. Elizabeth believes in the importance of self-care both inside and outside of work, so you’ll often find her reading a new book, mindfully exploring outside on her many walks/hikes, and trying new recipes or local restaurants. Elizabeth enjoys tapping into her creative side, whether she’s decorating her new home or bringing art supplies to a session.
Elizabeth is committed to creating safe spaces for girls and is honored to be a part of their healing journey. Elizabeth has a compassionate and gentle nature and focuses on a collaborative approach with each and every client to reach their goals. She values each person’s story and holds space for all of it. You are more than enough, and you are worthy to begin on this path to self-healing.
Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do. – Brené Brown
Seeing girls and teen girls ages 8 to 18 years old
Mindy was born and raised in Southern Maryland, but lived in both Towson and High Point, North Carolina while completing her bachelor’s degree. She now resides in St. Mary’s County with her husband, newborn daughter, and 8-year-old beagle. Mindy earned her Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University in 2019 and her Bachelor’s Degree from Towson University in 2008.
Having worked for the local school system, Mindy is passionate about helping girls and teen girls (ages 8 to 18) with their social and emotional learning and processing. This background in education combined with her internship at a local hospital’s behavioral health unit has given Mindy a unique ability to connect with girls and teen girls from all walks of life dealing with a variety of concerns. Mindy believes in providing her clients with the support, kindness, and respect that they deserve.
Mindy enjoys spending time with her family whether it is at home or on an adventure some place new. She believes that nature is therapeutic and healing, so if she’s not working you’ll probably find her out exploring a local park, combing the beach for sea glass or going for a jog. Mindy also loves to travel, watch college basketball, play softball during the warmer months and hang out with her best girl, her beagle named Harper.
Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. – Lou Holtz
Seeing adult women ages 19 and up
Amanda has lived in Southern MD for the past 11 years, and recently became a resident of St. Mary’s county. She received her master’s degree from Bowie State University specializing in School Counseling. Amanda is licensed in the state of Maryland as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor and has over 7 years of experience working with a diverse population. Amanda has worked with women to help them work through a variety of struggles including addiction, teenage pregnancy, domestic violence, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Amanda’s genuine and positive therapeutic style helps her clients feel heard during their counseling journey which helps empower them to continue building their strengths and goals. Amanda believes counseling is an individualized process and loves to help others grow and achieve self-awareness. Her specialized training in counseling with women has prepared her to work with adult women struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, postpartum depression and fertility issues. She’s excited to begin helping you live the best life you can, right now!
Amanda has two children, ages 8 and 2, and is married to her high school sweetheart. She enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs, being out in nature, and reading. She often participates in local family friendly events and has a sincere passion to help others with their growth. Amanda is excited to work with adult women of all ages and our LGBTQ+ community.
For appointments or questions, you can contact Amanda directly at email@example.com or call 301-690-0779 ext. 711. Or, you can always self-schedule online anytime at our Client Portal page.
You are always one decision away from a totally different life. – Mark Batterson
Seeing adult women ages 19 and up
Jen is originally from Charles County, but has lived in St. Mary’s County for the last 16 years with her husband of 20 years and 4 children ranging in ages from 14-19. She received her bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1997 and her Masters of Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 2000. She has been a social worker for 21years. Her professional experiences range from the mental health arena, medical social work and school social work.
Jen believes in making a positive difference in the lives of others each and every day and empowering women is essential in the therapeutic process. Jen works with women who face challenges such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, sexual assault, domestic violence and other trauma. She is trained in CPT for PTSD and other trauma as well as CBT.
She is a strong advocate for those who have been victimized through dating violence and bullying.
Jen enjoys spending time with her family, looking for shark teeth on the local beaches, reading mystery/thriller books and anything outdoors! She has a very special dog that she will be bringing with her to sessions.
She will be working with women 19 and older as well as the LGBTQ+ community and is excited to walk this road with you: the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.
Promise me you’ll always remember you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. – A.A. Milne
Rochelle was born in Ohio but grew up in the Maryland suburbs of Prince George’s county until she moved to Charles county in 2004 with her family.
It is her love for people and her passion for customer service that drives her desire to serve others in a way that ensures that each and every client is well taken care of.
As a former Cosmetologist turned business owner and manager of more than 5 Salons and spas over the past 19 years, Rochelle feels compelled to BE the difference in the lives of those she meets and she is committed to elevating the customer experience for every client, every time!
Her daily goal is to leave our clients better than she found them by giving them More than what they expected!
Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain. – Vivian Green
Our mascot and therapy dog Bailee is a 6 year old Welsh Pembroke Corgi.
She loves lounging, car rides, pettings and Starburst but she hates brushing, baths and bananas (weird).
Bailee also loves to accompany Deborah to the office providing love and affection if needed by clients.
She is from an Amish family in Pennsylvania but enjoys living in the Atlanta area with her family and 7 year old Corgi brother Toby.
“She was unstoppable. Not because she didn’t have a painful past, doubts or failures, but because she lifted herself up despite them.”
― Leslie Cassidy