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Everyone’s counseling journey looks different. We’re here to lead you through the process and help you find hope. We are passionate about providing professional services to our diverse families, and it starts with us! Our team comes from a wide variety of educational, ethnic, and family backgrounds and is ready to support you in your mental health journey.

Read through our bios to get to know us better. When you schedule a consultation call, we’ll ask if you have a preference for your counselor or help you find one that fits you and your family’s needs. If you decide later that this team member just isn’t a good fit for you, we can help you make a switch.

Counselors Serving Maryland Residents

Jacqueline Rodriguez, LCSW-C

Jacqueline Rodriguez

LCSW-C
Virtual Therapist
Spanish Speaking

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Jacqueline (aka Jackie) Rodriguez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 16 years of experience. Jackie received her Masters' Degree in Social Work from the University of Connecticut in 2005 and a Bachelor's degree in History with minors in Theology and Social Work from St. John's University. She is currently licensed in the states of Maryland, Connecticut, and California. Throughout Jackie's career, she has worked in community mental health clinics, residential treatment facilities, and various public-school settings.

 She has significant experience working with adults and teens dealing with issues including (but not limited to): depression, anxiety, ADHD, Adolescent/Child executive functioning, PTSD, trauma, and multi-cultural issues. She uses elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy specific to her clients' needs.

 Jackie believes getting to the root of what is going on in a client’s life is the key to helping people flourish.  She is committed to supporting clients through self-exploration and creating change by utilizing the strengths and supports that each client already has.  

Bilingual (Spanish and English) Therapist;  Accepting clients living in Maryland; accepting the following insurances: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, Federal Blue Cross Blue Shield, CIGNA, and United Healthcare

Cheryl Torpey, LCSW-C

Cheryl Torpey

LCSW-C
Virtual Therapist

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Cheryl Torpey is licensed in Clinical Social Work in Maryland and has over 25 years of experience in counseling in a wide range of issues. She graduated from Salisbury State University with her Bachelors in Social Work with minors in Psychology and Art. She earned her Master's degree was from the University of Maryland Professional School of Social Work in Baltimore in 1997.

Cheryl has extensive experience working with adults from various backgrounds dealing with many issues. These issues include (but are not limited to) end-of-life care, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, and PTSD. She uses cognitive behavior techniques (CBT) and pulls from various other modalities in working with clients.

Cheryl is a kind and compassionate therapist who works collaboratively with her clients on accomplishing their own goals for personal growth. Cheryl works with people holistically, body, mind, and spirit, recognizing that each part plays a role in optimal functioning in life. She desires each person to find their purpose and make their unique mark on their world and relationships.

Accepting clients living in Maryland; accepting the following insurances: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Federal Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and Optum/United Healthcare.

Nephetia Whittaker, LPC

Holly Hartson, PhD

Clinical Psychologist
Virtual Therapist

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Holly Hartson has been a licensed clinical psychologist for 20 years, with training in interpersonal therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy, with a trauma-informed approach. She received her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Louisville, and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Holly practices a therapeutic approach that is centered on the needs and strengths of each client as an individual. She has experience working with adults, teens, and children who are experiencing a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress, anger, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, and family conflict. Holly’s goal is to help clients cope with daily stress and obstacles and find healthy strategies to become the best version of themselves they envision.

Accepting clients living in Maryland, DC, and Virginia; accepting the following insurances: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Anthem Healthkeepers Plus, Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, Federal Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Cigna