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Psychotherapy

Our therapists are available for individual, couples/family and group sessions. They offer a variety of styles of therapy to best address an individual patients needs. They are able to help patients with almost any psychiatric issue ranging from (but not limited to): abuse, addiction, anxiety, depression, insomnia, martial issues, stress reduction, caregiver support, coping with medical illness and obesity.

Colleen Allen, LCSW-C

Glen Burnie Office

Colleen Allen is a clinical social worker who earned her Masters degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work. Colleen joined the My Mental Health Team in May of 2015 after 5 years in the Emergency Department at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She has skills in crisis intervention, stress management, and cognitive behavioral techniques. Colleen currently works with clients who are experiencing, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addiction, and adjustment difficulties. Colleen also encourages individuals to take part in group therapy and is a believer of the social support that it can offer its participants.

Sondra Davis, LGSW

Glen Burnie Office

Sondra joined MMH in November of 2016. She has been working in the mental health field for over 20 years and most of those years have been spent working as a member of GBMCs emergency department behavioral health team. Sondra has worked with diverse populations and enjoys working with young adults through the elderly population. Her areas of interest include work-life balance, cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness techniques, and she believes in utilizing a strength- based approach to therapy.

Brittany Goff, LGSW

Columbia Office

Do you or somebody you know struggle with the emotional difficulties from a chronic illness? Youre not alone. Not only can chronic illnesses be physically debilitating, but it impacts our emotional well-being as well. It can have profound effects on a persons ability to maintain relationships, work, and ability to resume life after physical or health changes have occurred. Feelings of anger or depression may also affect those experiencing chronic illnesses, as some people may find it difficult to understand why they have been affected. ​
I want to be a part in your path to recovery. You no longer have to feel trapped or isolated from those who do not understand the complexity of this disease.
I provide you with a safe place with support; together we will find solutions to help you get to a better functioning. I am passionate about the work that I do; I want you to leave my office feeling a sense of tranquility and motivation.

Katja Thomas, LCPC

Columbia Office

Katja Thomas is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who earned her Masters
Degree from Loyola University in Maryland in 2005. Katja has provided individual and group
therapy in a variety of settings (inpatient, community mental health, and crisis services/ mobile
treatment) for 13 years and has experience working with diverse populations.
Katja utilizes an integrative, strength-based approach to counseling that incorporates cognitivebehavioral
and person-centered therapy. Areas of expertise include depression, bipolar disorder,
anxiety, panic disorder, PTSD, anger management, adjustment disorders, relationship issues,
personality disorders, ADHD, parenting and family issues, as well as communciation skills and
assertiveness training.

Sharon Light, LCSW-C Glen Burnie

Sharon Light, LCSW-C is a clinical social worker and certified Reiki Practitioner. Sharon earned her Masters of Social Work at The Catholic University of America in 2014, and her Reiki Practitioner certificate in New York City in 2008. After a 13-year career in TV media, Sharon transitioned from working in the corporate world to doing the work she was meant to do helping and healing. Sharon brings warmth, empathy and a holistic perspective to her practice. She is skilled in mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral and solutions-focused models, and works with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, stress, relationship issues and life transitions. Sharon is passionate about whole-body wellness, and aims to help her clients identify areas in which they can focus on making the changes they desire.

Lonny Samuels, LCSW-C

Glen Burnie Office

Lonny Samuels, LCSW-C has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Maryland since 2001 and an Approved Supervisor for the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners since 2004. Lonny has years of experience working as a child, adult, family and substance abuse therapist, as well as educating providers on providing clinically appropriate services in the midst of the current opioid epidemic. He also has extensive experience as a case manager and developing care programs. Lonnys therapeutic style starts with Humanism, which means working to understand the client as a whole person. Humanism overlies all the other techniques he uses to help the client achieve their goals. These techniques include Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive techniques, Behaviorism, Motivational Interviewing, and the Changes of Stage model.

Jolyce O'Neill, LCPC

Glen Burnie Office

Jolyce ONeill is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, in both Maryland and Virginia, and a Licensed Clinical Counseling supervisor in the State of Maryland. Her educational background includes a masters in Clinical Counseling from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Her undergraduate degree is in Human Development with Elementary Education Certification from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. Following a teaching career in in Baltimore City Public Schools, Jolyce made the transition into clinical counseling, after seeing the community need for mental health support. Jolyce has worked as a clinician in multiple outpatient settings, providing both individual and group counseling, using strategies connected with cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, and family systems therapy. She is experienced in working with populations needing support with managing symptoms related to ADHD, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and life and relationship stressors. Jolyce was born and raised in Maryland, and has lived here all her life. She is familiar with the area and local supports, and enjoys being on the water, spending time with friends and family, and reading. Being married with a family, Jolyce also understands the joys and stressors of daily life, and uses life experiences to assist with relating to clients and connecting on a personal level. Her belief is that using a person-centered approach combined with evidenced based practices, promotes a clear understanding of others needs with the desired goal of providing a healthy and rounded outcome for each individual.

Alana Shein

Alana is a licensed social work who earned her masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. She has worked in the mental health field for five years in residential and in-home care, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and outpatient mental health clinics. Alana specializes in working with clients relationally in order to develop deeper insights into their thought and behavior patterns and to improve interpersonal relationships. Her passion lies in assisting patients in resolving difficulties related to depression, anxiety, trauma, and personality disorders. Alana works with patients to emphasize their resiliency and empower them to lead their fullest lives.