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Maryland

Baltimore


Alyson Privitera, LPCC

Websitewww.believecounseling.com

Email[email protected]

Alyson LCPC, NCC, CCTP holds a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Bowie State University. Alyson is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with the International Association of Trauma Professionals. She is also a certified EMDR provider, a certified provider of the Instinctual Trauma Response Method and soon to be Level 1 trained in the Internal Family Systems. Her approach combines evidence-based, bottom-up approaches in her therapy in addition to trauma-informed yoga. Alyson believes in meeting each client where they are in life and working collaboratively to help them realize and reach their goals, no matter how big or small. It is Alyson’s aim to not only help her clients heal from the past, but to empower them with the knowledge and understanding of what trauma is and its many effects on the brain and body.

  • Age Group: Ages 18+
  • Insurances Accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield/CareFirst, Cigna and Hopkins EHP
  • LGBTQIA+ Friendly / Affirming 
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) – Part 1 & 2

Reisterstown


Krista Verrastro, MA, RDT, (Creative Arts Therapist)

Websitewww.kristaverrastro.com

Phone(443) 885-0970

Email[email protected]

Address: 301 Main St, Suite 2D, Reisterstown, MD 21136

Krista Verrastro, MA, RDT (she/her) is a Registered Drama Therapist who blends drama therapy, talk therapy, and EMDR therapy. She specializes in helping teens and adults who feel used, abused, neglected, or rejected transform from surviving to thriving. This includes people who have experienced abuse, LGBTQ+, or other issues that cause people to feel disconnected from themselves and others. She has worked in a variety of settings, such as outpatient mental health clinics, schools, and nursing homes. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from New York University. She presents nationally and internationally about drama therapy, trauma, and mental health issues.

  • Age Group: Ages 12+
  • Insurances Accepted: Private Pay Only
  • Language(s) spoken: English
  • LGBTQIA+ Friendly / Affirming 
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) – Part 1 & 2
  • Drama Therapy

Silver Spring


Elissa Levine, LCSW-C, LICSW

Websitewww.asecurebase.com

Phone(240) 462-7659

Email[email protected]

Address: 17003 Barn Ridge Drive, Silver Spring, MD

Elissa Levine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maryland and the District of Columbia, and a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Social Work. In her work, she uses EMDR, Brainspotting, Emotional Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT), Gestalt Psychotherapy, Bonding Psychotherapy, Awareness meditation, Hellinger Family Constellations, Therapeutic Use of Art in therapy, and other experiential based work. Elissa is also certified as a Supervisor for advanced social work licensure in the State of Maryland and District of Columbia.

Elissa has worked successfully with clients with PTSD, OCD, depression, anxiety, and other disorders that often begin as a result of childhood trauma including sexual abuse and family violence. In her work as the Program Manager for Counseling at House of Ruth Maryland’s Prince Georges County office, she gained expertise in working with victims of domestic violence including helping them to heal from abuse, become empowered, and develop healthy relationships.

In her previous career, Elissa worked as an Earth Scientist at NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center which was an inspiration for her work as a Psychotherapist today.

  • Brainspotting
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Hypnosis
  • Age Group: Ages 18+
  • Insurances Accepted: Out of Network

Towson


Julia Knach, LCPC

Website: www.mycrossingpaths.com

Phone: (443) 470-9226

Email: [email protected]

Julia Knach is currently the owner and founder of My Crossing Paths Counseling Center. Julia was previously the Manager of Clinical Services at Baltimore Child Abuse Center (BCAC) and before that she was the Clinical Supervisor with Family and Children’s Services (FCS), supervising both Baltimore City and County. She works with all populations dealing with trauma and abuse. Prior to joining FCS, she worked at Hope Health Systems satellite office. Here she worked with families throughout Baltimore City that were dealing with both trauma and addictions. She is currently an adjunct professor at CCBC, teaching in the human service counseling department

  • Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Cigna, UnitedHealth Care, Medical Assistance
  • Sliding Scale
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) – Part 1 & 2
  • Supplemental Care: Expressive Arts Therapy & Art Therapy
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
  • Certified Family Trauma Professional
  • Certified Grief Counseling Specialist
  • Certified Instinctual Trauma Response (ITR) Specialist

Please mention that you were referred by Healing TREE when / if you reach out to anyone in our Approved Care Network. Special rates and scheduling arrangements may be possible with some of our providers.


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