Focused Solutions therapists and consultants possess a minimum of sixteen years’ experience in clinical practice with a diverse range of clients and are licensed at the highest level in the State of Maryland, Virginia, or Tennessee. For your convenience, we offer both in-person and video visits. Collectively, they represent a wealth of expertise in the treatment of mental health problems, substance abuse, trauma, and abuse, as well as expertise in workplace, parenting, and other daily living challenges.
Janet Hosford-Lamb, MSW, LCSW-C, LCSW, SAP
Janet has been in the field of Social Work since 1997. She specializes in providing Employee Assistance Services, substance abuse assessments/treatment, counseling individuals with mood, depression, and anxiety disorders, phase of life issues, grief, work/life balance, and trauma. She has a strong history in working with nationally known organizations, individuals, and families to aid individuals in achieving change through a strengths-based treatment perspective, cognitive behavioral therapy, and other evidence-based techniques. She works with management and with service men and women.
In addition to providing workplace consultation to major national organizations, other professional affiliations include: Masi Research Consultants, University of Maryland School of Social Work, Towson University Family Studies Program, the Maryland University of Integrated Health, and Social Work Today Magazine. Janet also serves as an Adjunct Faculty member and Faculty Field Liaison for the University of Maryland School of Social Work Masters Program.
Jenny McCormick, MSW, LCSW-C
Jenny has been in the counseling field since 1995. She has worked with clients coping with post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety and life adjustment issues. She specializes in providing Employee Assistance Program services, as well as, counseling for grief and loss issues, mediation and conflict resolution. Her interventions stem from a background in cognitive behavioral, as well as supportive and solution-focused therapy.
Marcie A. Lovell, MSW, LCSW-C
Marcie has been in the social worker field since 1996 working with adults, children and families. She has worked in the foster and adoption field for over 18 years and specializes in attachment related issues and early childhood trauma. Marcie specializes in working with people experiencing anxiety, mood disorders and adjustment related issues as well as phase of life issues, grief and work/life balance. In working with her clients, Marcie uses a direct, supportive, and interactive approach. In addition to Marcie’s work as a social worker, she is also a fitness instructor and promotes an overall sense of well-being, both physically and mentally
Lev Grotel, LCSW-C
Lev holds a Masters degree in Social Work with a Clinical focus in Mental Health from The University of Maryland, School of Social Work. Lev has a strong ability to relate well to many types of clients and form an alliance with them. His passion is working with couples as well as individuals with relationship issues. Lev has advanced training in couples counseling and sex therapy and has helped many couples improve their relationships. Lev helps his clients in dealing with interpersonal connections and sexual issues, male and female sexual dysfunctions, anxiety and stress, panic attacks, depression, low self-esteem, grief, life transitions and family struggles along with short-term interventions and Employee Assistance services. He customizes his approach to each person or couple using a variety of theories and techniques; including cognitive, behavioral and psychodynamic interventions.
Alissa Murray, LCSW-C
Alissa’s approach emphasizes honesty, empathy, and collaboration between client and therapist to identify and achieve personal goals in a nonjudgmental setting. She integrates this philosophy with evidence-based techniques. Practicing since 2009, much of her work has focused on treating individuals with trauma and addiction issues. She also has extensive experience working with those who suffer from mood disorders like anxiety and depression, adolescents with behavioral issues, and individuals coping with grief, loss, life changes, and interpersonal conflicts.
Alissa is licensed to practice in Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey. She holds a Bachelor’s from Wheelock College in Boston and a Master’s in clinical social work from Columbia University in NYC.
Sandy Rappeport, LCSW-C
Sandy has over 25 years of experience working with individuals and couples. In addition to her therapeutic practice, she has also been in “middle management” positions throughout her career. Sandy specializes in working with people who have experienced domestic violence, childhood trauma, substance abuse, work-related management problems, adoption/foster care, and gay/lesbian issues. Sandy also helps people who are dealing with anxiety, depression, and challenging life changes. She uses traditional “talk therapy” as well as mind/body centered approaches in her practice. Sandy finds that it is a privilege to walk with someone on his/her “life path”.
Ericka Lee, MSW, LCSW-C
Ericka Lee is a licensed clinical social worker. Ericka believes in the intrinsic right of individuals and families to live up to their truest potential. Individuals and families are unique and require therapeutic supports tailored to meet their specific experiences with grief, loss, separation, and adjustments to difficult life events. Drawing from principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), theories on grief, loss, and attachment Ericka partners with her clients to build their skills and capacity to change thought patterns and/or behaviors that may be keeping them from meeting their potential as individuals and as families.
Megan Khalil, LCPC
Megan has been a behavioral mental health provider since 2013. She has a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She has worked with clients coping with anxiety, depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, trauma, life transitions and stress disorders. Megan works with children, adolescents, and adults. Her interventions stem from a background in cognitive behavioral as well as supportive counseling. She has a strong ability to connect with many types of people and focuses on helping her clients build the skills they need to make progress in their lives.
Marissa Josiah, LCPC
Licensed Professional Counselor. I obtained a post-Masters Trauma Certification from the University of West Virginia, and a Critical Incident Stress Management Certification from the University of Baltimore.
The therapeutic approach I utilize is collaborative and explorative. I find it most effective to engage my client as an equal partner in the therapeutic process. My theoretical orientation is psychoanalytic in the way in which I understand my clients. I examine motivations, patterns of behavior and histories in order to offer an educated assessment. However, I provide concrete, solution-focused interventions that can be implemented into one’s daily routine.
My specialty areas include:
- Grief and Loss
- Crisis Intervention
- Workplace Development & Intervention
- EAP Consultation
I also have experience with:
- Stress Management
Louis Straker, MSW, LCSW-C
Louis Straker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, providing psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The College of New Jersey and earned his Master’s in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. Louis has experience working in a variety of treatment settings, including community outpatient mental health centers, home-based treatment program, and private practice. He has also worked in a school for children with special needs. Louis completed a fellowship program at the Baltimore Washington Center for Psychoanalysis in 2013-2014. He is also a member of the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work, where he serves on the advisory board as Co-Chair of the Social Media Committee. Louis has a strong interest in psychodynamic therapy approaches and is particularly interested in working with individuals who have trauma, anxiety, and relationship issues. Louis believes in providing a safe environment, so that a strong therapeutic relationship can develop, thereby setting the stage for change.
Rosemary Anderson, LCSW-C
Rosemary has 23 years of clinical experience working with adults, teens, children and families in schools and outpatient settings. She utilizes practical, strength-based problem-solving approaches to address a clients’ presenting concerns. Her sessions employ coaching and other evidence-based techniques to assist clients in meeting their maximum potential. Rosemary specializes in women experiencing phase of life issues, teens with attention, depression, and anxiety disorders, and individuals with work/life balance, grief and trauma concerns.
Additionally, Rosemary provides parent consultations for students with disabilities; Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services including counseling teachers, health professionals, federal government employees, mangers and corporate executives; and Teen Coach to improve social/peer interactions and social/emotional learning competencies (SEL). Rosemary is a business consultant, clinical supervisor, trainer, facilitator, and Adjunct Faculty member and Faculty Field Liaison for the Morgan State University School of Social Work Master’s Program.
Rosemary’s clinical practice aims to work collaboratively with clients to restore, renew and begin the journey towards healing oneself.
Jeffrey Huber, D.O.M., LA.c.
Jeff received his Doctorate of Oriental Medicine from the Maryland University of Integrative Health and is a trained Chinese Herbalist and Acupuncturist. He has spent years working with patients and seeing their lives improve as they experience relief from chronic conditions such as depression, pain, anxiety disorders, and diabetes. Jeff has a particular interest in helping survivors of trauma to gain tools to become empowered in their adult lives.
As a licensed practitioner, Jeff uses his skills to help patients transform their lives. His treatment philosophy is that Chinese medicine not only heals physical symptoms and pain, but also allows individuals to transcend the emotional, spiritual, and psychological frustrations that often accompany contemporary life. Jeff works to support patient’s greatest gifts and greatest potential.
Olivia Myers, ACSW, LCSW-C, CSC AD
Olivia Myers has recently served as the Director for the Addictions, Co-occurring, Trauma Recovery Services for Springfield Hospital Center. In addition to developing policy and providing training, her passion was the provision of addiction and trauma services to the patients. Prior to coming to Springfield, she was the Executive Director of Junction, Inc., a private non-profit addictions center. In this capacity, she created an integrated approach to treating clients who had both substance and mental health use disorders. Ms. Myers teaches Diversity and Supervision for the State of Maryland and has taught social work at McDaniel’s College. Her primary concern has always been the client and their family.
Siri Shaw, LCPC
Siri has been working as a behavioral health professional since 1983. She graduated with a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola College of Maryland and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor as well as a Licensed Clinical Supervisor in the State of Maryland. She is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Having worked for many years treating stress-related issues, she has developed skills in the use of a variety of mind/body, mindfulness/meditative and cognitive behavioral techniques in the context of a supportive therapeutic relationship. She easily connects with people and specializes in helping those with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, emotional dysregulation and adjustment to major life changes.
Erin Mannion, LCSW-C
The purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life. Therapy can help provide some much needed support and help with skills to get you through difficult periods. Therapy can give you the opportunity to learn more about yourself and be more effective with your goals in life. Erin approaches therapy with an openness to the process and a conviction that change is possible. Erin works with people struggling with a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, and general life stressors. Erin has experience with clients diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, and Psychotic Disorders, including Schizophrenia. Erin works with survivors of trauma, including survivors of child abuse and neglect and survivors or witnesses of intimate partner violence. Erin also works with members of the LGBTQ community as well as people in non-traditional romantic relationships. Erin uses an eclectic approach including different therapeutic models. Erin uses some elements from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Techniques, as well as Solution-Focused Treatment.
Erin is open-minded and non-judgmental with her clients. Erin loves Baltimore, knitting, music, and delicious cheese.
Tarrah Bonaparte, LCSW-C, LCSW
Tarrah is the Practice Manager for Brentwood, TN. She has been called to the field of social work since 2003. Since that time she has assisted those who have difficulty managing life stressors and life transitions. Particularly of interest to Tarrah are relationship issues, marital health, and those in need of intervention to allow them to cope with depression. Tarrah utilizes cognitive-behavioral and task-oriented approaches to facilitate growth and change.
Don Winkler, MSW, LCSW
Mr. Winkler recently joined the Focused Solutions practice in Brentwood. Since graduating from the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Social Work and being licensed as a clinical social worker in 2005 Don served as a substance abuse counselor at Army installations in Germany, South Korea and Virginia, and a Military and Family Life Counselor. Don has an extensive background working with the active duty and retired military population.
Don’s focus is on addictions, EAP services, individual and couples counseling, grief, stress and anger management, and navigating through transitions in life. Don’s clinical approach is eclectic in nature while utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and positive psychology”. Don’s presence is calming and optimistic while providing warmth, empathy and genuineness to each individual served.
Don’s goal as a clinician is to assist to empower everyone served to discover and utilize their inner strengths to experience healing and growth.
Kandie Hansen, MS, LPC-MHSP
Ms. Hansen is one of our therapists who works at our Brentwood, TN office. In 2007 she graduated with a Master’s degree in Mental Health Professional Counseling and began working as a Crisis Response Counselor later transitioning to Outpatient Therapy setting. She has worked as a school based counselor, intake clinician and military and family life counselor.
Kandie enjoys working with people from all walks of life. Her main objective is to provide a safe, judgment free zone where clients can discuss and work through the struggles in their life. Her goal is not to give advice but to provide a different perspective and to walk the therapeutic journey with you.
Ms. Hansen minored in Intercultural Studies because she wanted to work with people from around the world. Every person, couple, family is different and does not fit into a cookie cutter mold. In her practice Se helps clients realize what works for them in relation to their culture, beliefs, values, morals, etc.
Trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and working towards certification. TF-CBT is appropriate for ages 3-18 that have experienced a form of trauma such as physical/sexual abuse, neglect, emotional. Skilled in topics such as anger mgt, affect regulation, anxiety, depression, grief, behavior modification, self-harm behavior, communication and parenting. She has an eclectic approach to therapeutic interventions but draw primarily from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Reality Therapy.