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HANNAH SMITH

Therapist, LGPC: LGP12440

All graduate level B'well clinicians are under the supervision of Katherine Cashin, MS, LCPC, Board Approved Supervisor

Hannah provides her clients with a warm, genuine space that is free of judgment. She encourages her clients through a person-centered lens to be the authors of their own stories and strives to empower her clients in their exploration of self through transparency and empathy. Hannah uses various modalities to ensure her clients are finding their best-fit approach to reach their goals. She includes mind-body awareness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and elements of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to guide her clients to their inner strengths.

 

You may find working with Hannah helpful if you are…

  • Navigating stressful life transitions

  • Looking to recognize and make sense of complicated emotions and thoughts

  • Looking for a non-judgemental space to indulge in honesty about your inner self, your core values, and the alignment of the two

  • Having difficulty tolerating distress and using your own strengths to best serve you


Hannah earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Syracuse University in New York and her Bachelor of Arts in South Carolina from the College of Charleston. Her experience includes working with children and adults with varying sociocultural backgrounds and neurodiversity in a community mental health outpatient setting. She has worked with individuals and groups navigating the stress that can come with the intersections of personal and societal trauma. She is skilled in helping individuals find their strength and motivation for change. Hannah is committed to guiding her clients to a greater understanding of self so they can nurture a mindset of growth and healing.

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alex persons

Therapist, LCSW-C: 23906

A strengths-based approach is the foundation of Alex’s work with clients. Through this approach, he allows the momentum of self-insight plus motivation for change to drive the therapeutic work. Alex recognizes how a person’s place in their environment can have profound effects on how they experience life. In his work with clients, he opens up space for people to explore areas of ambivalence and to experiment with profound, sometimes radical, acceptance of life’s experiences. Alex uses a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness in his work. Through these approaches, he helps his clients build the skills needed to regulate emotions, navigate crises, and communicate more effectively in relationships.  

 

Alex is a true believer in the power of therapy to help clients reconnect with their inner truth. He understands every person is a combination of parts and that sometimes these parts appear to be in opposition with one another. Alex is particularly interested in helping people get to know, celebrate, and integrate all their unique parts. You may find working with Alex useful if you:

 

  • Are looking to clarify life’s goals

  • Want to build skills to cope with anxiety

  • Are ready to start shifting from shame to self-love and forgiveness 

  • Need help “letting go” of that which does not serve you

  • Feel overwhelmed by life’s struggles

  • Have trauma that keeps you from being your true self

 

Alex earned a dual-Masters in Social Work and Public Health from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. His clinical work experiences include the Maryland Public Defender’s Office, Kennedy Krieger High School, Johns Hopkins Community Mental Health at Bayview, and Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers. In addition to working with individuals, Alex is interested in the social and environmental determinants of health, and how they affect mental health and substance use.

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JACKIE ALTEBRANDO

Therapist, LGPC: LGP12023

All graduate level B'well clinicians are under the supervision of Katherine Cashin, MS, LCPC, Board Approved Supervisor

Jackie approaches therapy with a person-centered lens, bringing warmth and empathy to help each individual client to come as they are, have a space to be heard without judgment, and collaboratively explore ways to live out their most authentic self. Jackie honors what a courageous step it is to find support and grounds her work in establishing and maintaining a strong therapeutic relationship. She provides a confidential, warm, and validating space to help clients feel supported on their journey to mental wellness. Jackie builds relationships with clients through a human-centered approach and utilizes techniques that might include humor, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and multicultural counseling.

You may find working with Jackie helpful if you are…

  • Looking for short-term work

  • Questioning your career and want to figure out what’s next

  • Feeling stressed and want to learn techniques to manage

  • Attempting to create stronger boundaries for yourself

  • Looking for support in finding more clarity and direction in life

Jackie earned her Master of Education in School Counseling from Loyola University Maryland, and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers University. Jackie has experience working in schools and higher education settings. Jackie has a background in working with young adults navigating transitions, including career and understanding self. She also volunteered for the HelpLine at NAMI, where she provided resources to families to instill hope that healing is possible.

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CAITLIN Cordial

Therapist, LGPC: LGP11258

All graduate level B'well clinicians are under the supervision of Katherine Cashin, MS, LCPC, Board Approved Supervisor

Caitlin provides a nonjudgmental space for clients to share their experiences and discover their inner resources. She understands that each client’s story is impacted by systemic inequality, individual beliefs, and relationships with others. Caitlin guides her clients as they unpack relationship patterns, clarify their values, and create the life they want to live. Her work is LGBT and disability affirming, and utilizes aspects of the expressive arts (visual/dance/musical), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS). 

​You may find working with Caitlin helpful if you...

  • Want to utilize creative arts in your healing journey

  • Are fed up with worrying, anxiety, or panic attacks that hold you back 

  • Want to develop a good relationship with your emotions

  • Wish you could live according to your values, instead of reacting to life circumstances 

  • Want to better understand or change your relationships 

Caitlin obtained her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Towson University. Her clinical experience includes anxiety research and work in community mental health. Caitlin is currently being trained in expressive arts therapy, and she cherishes the inherent creativity within each person. Caitlin has also completed Phase 1 of Brainspotting training. She uses brainspotting as an augmentation to integrative talk therapy when clients desire a deeper exploration of specific issues.

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NIA Jones

Therapist, LGPC: LGP10697

All graduate level B'well clinicians are under the supervision of Katherine Cashin, MS, LCPC, Board Approved Supervisor

Nia views therapeutic work from a humanistic and empowering lens. Attuning to identity, culture, beliefs, and systems, she believes in inviting the whole person into each therapy session.  Clients have described Nia as kind, respectful, down-to-earth, and communicative, especially in her use of more embodied language. By collaborating with clients, she assists them in exploring different parts of themselves and understanding the messages they have carried from different life experiences.  Nia is most energized when helping clients practice self-aligned boundaries, build true confidence, and feel grounded in their present.  

 

You may find working with Nia helpful if… 

  • You are looking to identify & unlearn what no longer serves you, while defining what does

  • You want to understand, navigate, use your anxiety; and thrive

  • You’ve arrived at the threshold of a new, difficult door in your life 

  • You are looking for greater connection in your intra- and interpersonal relationships

 

Nia earned a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Towson University.  Her experience includes studying in different countries, working in various mental health settings and nonprofit organizations, and working with neurodiverse children and adults.  She is involved in research surrounding the influence and role of gendered-racial ethnic socialization in Black women's lives.  Nia is also a dancer and dance instructor who finds trauma-conscious inclusion of connection to the body as a powerful tool.

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Jake Jackson-Wolf

Therapist, LCPC: LC11952

ONBOARDING LEAD THERAPIST

Jake has a profound respect for the autonomy of each person he comes into contact with and views the therapy relationship to be a collaboration between two people in search of meaning. As a therapist, he holds space for his clients to search and explore in a safe and thoughtful environment. Jake approaches this work from an integrationist framework pulling from existential, feminist-multicultural, and relational theories, while also believing that humor and irreverence are uniquely useful tools for healing and growth.

 

Jake finds that he is particularly helpful working with folks ages 16 to 116 from a variety of backgrounds and lived experiences. Jake is particularly interested in helping people learn about themselves and let go of that which no longer serves them. Jake’s primary clinical interests are sexual health and wellness, romantic and family relationships, meaning in life issues, and the process of “unlearning” toxic ideologies. You may find working with Jake useful if: 

 

  • You want to uncover your true self

  • You want to shift from “getting by” to thriving in your relationships 

  • You have lost someone or something dear to you

  • You want to move from guilt and shame to acceptance and self-compassion

  • You want to clarify your values and live in alignment with them

  • You are fired up about the status quo and want to change it

 

Jake earned his Master of Education in Counseling and Human Services from Lehigh University and a post-master’s certificate in Professional Counseling from the University of Baltimore. Jake’s clinical experiences include work in a college counseling center, with victims/survivors and perpetrators of interpersonal and sexual violence, and community mental health. In addition to his clinical experience, Jake is also engaged in ongoing research projects and has presented and published this work for local, national, and international audiences.

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Katie Cashin

Therapist, LCPC: LC5759

OWNER, OPERATOR, CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Katie holds a deep appreciation for people’s honesty, resiliency and willingness to keep growing, even when it's uncomfortable. Her work allows clients to challenge the messages that doubt is bad, depression is weak, and worry is wasted energy. With these mental myths out of the way, her clients stop tripping over self judgments and start working toward what really matters to them: deeper understanding, real growth, honest connection. 

 

You and Katie may work well together if you...

  • feel fed up with diet culture

  • want to operate a small business and experience life outside of work

  • need to create mental space from your F.O.O. (Family of Origin)

  • realize you've outgrown the box of your religion

  • feel like you're navigating your sexuality without a map

Katie is a national and state certified professional counselor and a graduate of Loyola University's Pastoral Counseling Program. She is a graduate of The Ferentz Institute's Levels 1 & 2 Advanced Trauma Treatment Certificate program and a Certified Brainspotting Practitioner, studying under Dr. Pie Frey & Christine Ranck, PhD. Katie is also a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and trained for certification with Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD and is a graduate of The University of Michigan's Sexual Health Certificate Program (Sex Therapy Track.) 

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Margaree nadler

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR

Margaree embraces the significance of therapy as a component for a fulfilling life. With a passion for patient advocacy, she strives to foster a warm and affirming administrative environment for both clients and therapists. She is solution-minded and always open to questions and concerns. Margaree aims to balance her days with professionalism, creativity, and compassion, and values the personal and societal education required to forge a future that is inclusive, anti-racist, and supportive of mental health.

 

After she studied English and Media Arts at the University of New Mexico, Margaree worked in education, entertainment, and healthcare fields. She loves supporting her community and currently volunteers for Baltimore’s Healthy Harbor Initiative.