Vivian Levi, LCPC, Trained EMDR Therapist, Mediator

Vivian Levi, LCPC, Trained EMDR Therapist, Owner

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LCPC) and an EMDR trained therapist.  Through my work in family violence, I have gained a great understanding of trauma and the needs of the family and I use evidence-based techniques such as Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR) to treat trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as anxiety and depression.

In my search for healing childhood wounds, I have learned that partners can become instrumental in healing old wounds and bringing love and joy in each other’s lives. I treat couples using “Imago” principles, helping them experience trust and safety in the relationship.

I have worked closely with the legal system and have become a trained mediator focusing on helping couples to effectively continue to co-parent their children, after separation and divorce.

Member of the International Association for Counseling; my extensive traveling and personal diverse background, as well as my in-depth experience working with a multitude of cultures, have helped me gain a deep understanding of the cross section between culture and treatment approaches.

Marina Tudor, LCPC, Trained EMDR Therapist

Marina Tudor, LCPC, Trained EMDR Therapist

Marina’s career started in 2001. She has worked in the U.S., Canada, Romania, and Puerto Rico. She has experience with clients with a variety of issues: ASD’s, TBI, Down, depression, anxiety, bipolar, OCD, dementia, addiction, substance abuse, aging and relationships.

Marina was recently trained in EMDR therapy as part of her new focus and interest in clients who are suffering from trauma. Marina speaks English, French, Spanish and Romanian.

Leon Suskin, LCSW-C

Leon Suskin, LCSW-C

Leon is a Clinical Social Worker and has been in the field for 24 years. He is a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and is a Certified Group Therapist. In his work with clients he uses empirical research and structural self-management to help them improve their communication skills and relationships with others. He has extensive experience working with clients who struggle with emotional regulation anger management, substance abuse, anxiety and depression.

Leon is Gottman informed and uses a variety of techniques when working with couples to improve understanding and communication. He is a registered social work supervisor and provides individual and group supervision for licensure.

Marja Booker, LCPC

Marja Booker, LCPC

Marja has been in clinical practice over 40 years. She has developed a strong commitment to helping those who suffer. She provides supportive counseling, psycho-education and empowerment to help clients take steps towards healing and positive growth. Marja also has expertise in child counseling and parent consultation.

Marja has devoted her career in helping clients heal from trauma and victimization. She uses art therapy techniques to help her clients heal from depression, anxiety and unhealthy relationships. Marja is fluent in Spanish and her studies in Latin American studies provide her with unique expertise and understanding of Latin cultures.

Sophia Pressley, LGPC

Sophia Pressley, LGPC

Sophia Pressley is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland.  She is an experienced mental health counselor with an extensive history of service to others.  Over the course of diverse work history and various travels, she has established a keen set of interpersonal skills and life experiences that she utilizes in her quest to help others. Her graduate education was completed at Eastern New Mexico University where she earned a Master’s of Art in Counseling.  In her spare time, she enjoys exploring history, viewing art, listening to music, contemplating life, learning a new skill, and connecting, spiritually with others.

Amihan Kernan, LGPC

Amihan Kernan, LGSW, LMSW

Are you trying to manage difficult feelings, relationships, trauma, grief or loss, or simply facing the daily challenges of life? Sometimes a relationship with a skilled therapist can be the best place to explore these challenges and figure out positive coping skills that can improve the quality of your life.

I work with children, adolescents, and young adults who face small and big struggles. Whether you’re looking for a therapist for yourself or for your child, I will be able to tailor my work to fit your needs. I have worked with students from elementary school to college-age, and I have experience working in school settings as well as in private practice. I specialize in treating trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, and relationship and identity issues. Children and young adults face many challenges stemming from their family of origin, questioning their identity, figuring out “their way” of becoming adults and much more. My work centers around helping clients to better understand their feelings, the way they think about the world, and how this impacts their everyday choices.

My therapeutic approach is based in trauma-informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with aspects of relational therapy and mindfulness. I also include play and art therapy techniques to keep the sessions engaging and give clients another outlet through which they can express themselves.

My success in treating clients lies in my ability to build trusting relationships with my clients by creating a warm, accepting and encouraging therapeutic environment. I incorporate creativity and fun into my sessions while balancing the hard work that it takes to make life changes.

Liat Ben-Lev, Part-time Office Administrator

Liat Ben-Lev, Part-time Office Administrator

Liat is a student at Montgomery College, studying General Studies with an interest in psychology. She works behind the scenes to ensure the smooth operation of the agency. She takes care of daily tasks, including bookkeeping, insurance claim filing, and much other administrative support.