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About Our Mental Health Team at CHC

We have been providing mental health treatment for clients in Wicomico, Somerset, and Worcester counties since 1994. Our services include psychiatric evaluations, medication management, individual, group, couples and family therapy, and school-based treatments.

We now offer telemedicine appointments. Skip the trip and securely connect with your CHC providers from the comfort of your home. Call your office of care to make an appointment.

Our staff of more than 60 Mental Health providers includes:

  • Adult Psychiatrist
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
  • Nurse Practitioners, LMSW, LCSW-C, and LCPC

Our clinical interventions include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye-Movement-Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) 
  • Trauma-informed Care Therapy
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Non-Directive Play Therapy
  • Supportive Therapy
  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) Services

We provide individualized treatment plans.  Our site addresses and phone numbers are listed on our Locations tab.

At our Berlin Behavioral Health & Crisis Center, a team of behavioral health care providers will focus on addressing immediate crisis symptoms, providing observation, determining appropriate levels of care, and diverting unnecessary hospital admissions. Through triaging, individuals will be connected with peer and community services support, offered crisis counseling, medication management services (including psychiatric and substance abuse treatment when necessary), care navigation, and coordination of their overall health needs.

Behavioral Health Providers

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Madalyne Adams, LCPC

Madalyne Adams received her bachelor’s degree in art and psychology from Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD. She received her master’s degree in art therapy and counseling from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT.

Before joining the team at Chesapeake Health Care, she was a Mental Health Clinician at the Resources for Human Development in Seaford, DE.

Patricia R. Allen-Dark, LGPC

Patricia R. Allen-Dark is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC). She received her B.A. in Economic History from the University of the West Indies. She also received an M.S. in Criminal Justice, and an M.S. in Secondary School Counseling from Wilmington University. Before joining CHC, Patricia was a Behavioral Health Clinician with TidalHealth Peninsula.

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Deborah L. Anderson, CRNP-PMH

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner – Psychiatric Mental Health
MSN at Wilmington University

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Mary C. Bailey, LCSW-C

Mary Bailey received her B.S. in Social Work and her Master’s of Social Work from Salisbury University.

Jaedyn Ballengee, LMSW

Jaedyn Ballengee, LMSW graduated from Salisbury University with both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. 

Recently, she was doing her field placement at Parkside High School, where she provided invaluable student therapy and skillfully mediated urgent conflicts between peers.

Dawn Biester, LCPC

Bryce E. Blanton, M.D.

Dr. Blanton received his M.D. from the Ross University School of Medicine, Roseau, Dominica. He was a Resident Physician, Psychiatry, and Behavioral Sciences in the Adult Psychiatry Residency Program at the Tulane University School of Medicine, in New Orleans, LA.

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Emily Bloodsworth, LCSW-C

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George F. Bowden, Jr., LMSW

George “Frank” Bowden received a Bachelor’s degree in social work and a Master’s degree in advanced standing social work from Salisbury University. Before joining Chesapeake Health Care, he worked for Maple Shade Youth and Family Services where he was a school-based counselor in Somerset County.

Brianna Charles, LGPC

Brianna Charles, LGPC is a Mental Health Therapist. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Rehabilitation Counseling.

Before joining our team, Brianna was a Care Coordinator for Wraparound Maryland where she collaboratively facilitated the development of a Plan of Care to help families understand and access public mental health services.

Ellen Cook, LCPC

Ellen Cook is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). She is licensed as an LCPC with Maryland and a CADC-11 for addiction counseling.

Jami Cook, LMSW

Jami Cook, LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker), received a B.S. in Social Work from Shippensburg Univeristy in Shippensburg, PA, and an M.S. in Social Work from Salisbury University.

Before joining CHC, Jami was a Senior Social Worker/Case Worker for the State of Delaware, Division of Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities where she provided case management to connect elderly clients with physical disabilities to in-home and community resources.

Michelle B. Corbin, LMSW

Roberto E. Donati, LCPC

Roberto Donati received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Universidad Argentina J.F. Kennedy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and his master’s degree as a clinical mental health counselor from Wilmington University in Wilmington, Delaware.

Before joining the team at Chesapeake Health Care, Roberto was in private practice for 11 years as a licensed psychologist before moving to the U.S.

Daneé Erb, LMSW

Daneé Erb, LMSW is a Mental Health Therapist. Daneé received her Bachelor’s and her Master’s degrees from Salisbury University.

Most recently, Daneé was a Case Manager for the Worcester County Health Department where she provided individual case management services in the community, behavioral health treatment, housing assistance, recovery services, and health insurance assistance.

Lori Feather, LCSW-C

Lori Feather, LSCW-C is a Certified Mental Health Therapist.

Lori obtained her Master of Social Work from Salisbury University. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Social Work from the University of Southern California.

Before joining the team at Chesapeake Health Care, Lori was a PRP Specialist at Arrow Child & Family Ministries where she provided therapeutic services to children and adolescents.

Megan Fulton, LMSW

Megan Fulton received a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A in Social Work from Salisbury University. She has experience in providing therapy and crisis intervention for children and adolescents and their parents.

Morgan Gamble, LCPC

Morgan Gamble, LCPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Morgan received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Connecticut, and an M.S.ed. in Counseling from Fordham University in New York.

Most recently, Morgan was in private practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Forty Fort, Pennsylvania, where she provided mental health treatment to children, adolescents, and adults in an outpatient setting.

Amy Garlington, LGPC

Amy Garlington, LGPC is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor.

Amy received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Salisbury University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Towson University. Before joining CHC, Amy was a Testing Coordinator and LGPC Therapist in a local private practice in Salisbury, where she completed comprehensive biopsychosocial intake evaluations and administered age-appropriate testing batteries for various mental health diagnoses. She also has previous experiences in the neuropsychology department of a children’s hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and providing therapy in a community mental health facility in Columbia, Maryland

John Gilligan, LMSW

John Gilligan, LMSW is Behavioral Health Therapist. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. He received a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in Baltimore, Maryland.

Most recently, John was a Social Worker at Transform Health MD at UMMS in Linthicum, MD where he provided therapy, support, and coordination of community resources via telehealth to Medicare patients as part of an integrated healthcare team.

Phillip Goldsborough, CRNP-PMH

Phillip is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Phillip is an ANCC Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a recent  Walden University PMHNP graduate with more than 12 years of clinical experience as an RN.

Celeste M. Grudzien, LCSW-C

Emily A. V. Hagy, CRNP-PMH

Emily Hagy is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD, and a Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Frontier Nursing University in Versailles, KY.

Jason N. Hawkins, LMSW

Jason Hawkins obtained his Master of Social Work from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

Before joining the team at Chesapeake Health Care, Jason was a Mobile Crisis Specialist at Affiliated Sante Group where he worked closely with law enforcement and community resource agencies to help individuals in crisis situations transition to a higher level of care.

Shawnata Haywood, LGPC

Shawnata Haywood, LGPC is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC). She obtained her M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Before joining the team at Chesapeake Health Care, Shawnata was the Associate Athletic Director for Compliance/Mental Health Liaison at UMES.

Stephanie L. Hewitt, LCSW-C

Chelsea Hobson, LCSW-C

Chelsea Hobson, LCSW-C is a Mental Health Therapist.

Chelsea received her Master of Arts in Social Work from Salisbury University. She did her Master’s Program Field Placement at Community Behavioral Health where she provided individual therapy using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children and adults.

Most recently, she worked with Coastal Hospice, providing emotional support to patients and their families surrounding grief and death/dying.

Kelley Holloway

Kelley A. Holloway, LCSW-C

Bryant J. Howard, LCSW-C

Bryant Howard received a bachelor’s in psychology and a master’s in social work from Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland.

He comes to Chesapeake Health Care from Eastern Shore Psychological Services, where he worked as a Mental Health Therapist.

Justin R. Howard, LMSW

Justin obtained a B.A. and a Master’s in Social Work from Salisbury University. He also obtained a Master of Education in School Counseling from Wilmington University.

Sharon L. Janssen, LCSW-C

Sharon Janssen obtained a B.A. and a Master’s in Social Work from Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland.

Before joining CHC, Sharon was a Medical Social Worker for Coastal Hospice & Palliative Care in Salisbury where she provided emotional support and education to patients and their families.

Shaneka Jews, LMSW

Shaneka received her Bachelor of Social Work from Salisbury University, and her Master of Social Work from Walden University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Before joining Chesapeake Health Care, Shaneka was an intern with Community Behavioral Health Clinic where she provided therapeutic intervention and individual and family therapy.

Kaitlyn Jones, LMSW

Kaitlyn Jones, LMSW received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Salisbury University. Recently, Kaitlyn was a School Social Work Intern at Buckingham Elementary School for Worcester County Public Schools where she assisted with behavior interventions, and worked with students Pre K-3 through fourth grade.

Sydney Keating, LMSW

Sydney Keating, LMSW received her Bachelor’s and her Master’s degrees from Salisbury University. 

Since her graduation from Salisbury University, Sydney has been a Mental Health Clinical Assistant at Chesapeake Health Care, helping the staff provide a positive experience to the children enrolled in our Summer Mental Health Therapeutic Program.

Julie A. Kinhart, CRNP-PMH

Julie A. Kinhart, CRNP-PMH, is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She received a Master of Science in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Herzing University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Wilmington University in New Castle, Delaware.

Ms. Kinhart has 15 years of nursing experience providing education and treatment of chronic illnesses to patients and their families, most recently at TidalHealth Medical Center. She strives to provide patient-centered behavioral health care in a stigma-free environment.

Nicole R. Krasner, LCSW-C

Paige Kreppel-Harrington, LMSW

Paige received a B.S. and an M.S. in Social Work from Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland. Before joining the Chesapeake Health Care team, Paige served as an outpatient mental health therapist with Atlantic General Behavioral Health. Paige is also a licensed Certified Associate Counselor – Alcohol and Drug (CAC-AD) and trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).

Karen D. Layton, LCPC

Karen is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). She received her B.S. in Deaf Studies from Towson  University in Towson, Maryland, and her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling with a specialty in counseling deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.

Before joining Chesapeake Health Care, Karen was the Associate Director at Balance Point Wellness, a community-based holistic mental health and wellness center in Salisbury, Maryland.

Mia S. LePage, LMSW

Mia is a Licensed Master Social Worker. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology of Early Childhood Education from Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. She received a Master’s in Social Work from Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland.

Sara Linton, LMSW

Sara Linton received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland.

Before joining the team at Chesapeake Health Care, Sara was a Crisis Counselor at Go-Getters, Inc., where she provided individual and group crisis stabilization counseling services in a residential treatment environment.

Mallory Lloyd, LMSW

Mallory Lloyd, LMSW received her Bachelor of Social Work and her Master of Social Work from Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland.

Before joining Chesapeake Health Care, Mallory was a counselor at the Salisbury University Counseling Center where she held therapeutic individual sessions and crisis intervention with clients.

Katie L. Lukehart, LCPC

Katie Lukehart received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Stevenson University in Baltimore, Maryland, and her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pennsylvania.

Before joining the team at Chesapeake Health Care, Katie was a Behavioral Health Consultant at Chase Brexton Health Care Mt. Vernon in Baltimore. Maryland.

Katie Maldonado, LMSW

Katie is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). She received her master’s in social work from Salisbury University.

Before joining Chesapeake Health Care, Katie was a Homeless Outreach Intern with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs in Salisbury, MD. 

Anna Malone, LMSW

Anna Malone, LMSW is a Behavioral Health Therapist. Anna received her Bachelor’s and her Master’s degrees in Social Work from Salisbury University.

Before joining the team at Chesapeake Health Care, Anna worked with the Worcester County Health Department as a Social Work Intern where she provided case management services to people who are incarcerated. She was also involved with the Crisis Response Team.

Monserrat Matos, LMSW

Monserrat Matos received a B.S. in Behavioral Science from Wilmington University and an M.S. in Social Work from Delaware State University.

Before joining Chesapeake Health Care, Monserrat was a Patient Care Management LMSW at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional where she conducted patient discharge assessments to provide for home health, rehabilitation facilities, and outpatient referrals. She worked with multiple agencies to coordinate services for discharged clients.

Svetlana “Lana” McLaughlin LCSW-C

Kimberly M. Meilhammer, LCSW-C

Amanda R. Menzel, LCSW-C

Amanda R. Menzel, LCSW-C, is a Mental Health Therapist.

She received her Bachelor’s and her Master’s degrees from Salisbury University. Before joining our team, she was a Child & Adolescent Social Worker at Tidal Health.

Ellen Meshileya, CRNP-PMH

Ellen Meshileya is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelors of Science, Nursing (BSN) from Chamberlin College of Nursing in Downer Groves, Illinois. She received her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) – Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Specialization from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Karyn R. Mierau, LMSW

Karyn received her B.A. in Social Development Studies, Social Work focus, from the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario, and her Master of Social Work from Salisbury University. 

Before joining the team at Chesapeake Health Care, Karyn was a Day Program Coordinator at GoGetters/Lower Shore Clinic.

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Victoria E. Miller, LMSW

Victoria Miller received a Bachelor’s degree in social work, and a Master’s degree in advanced standing social work from Salisbury University.

Before joining Chesapeake Health Care, she worked as a school-based counselor in Worcester County for the Worcester County Health Department.

Elizabeth Morton, MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Elizabeth is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from the Saint Louis University School of Nursing with a Post Masters Certificate in Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

During her clinical rotations at Saint Louis University, Elizabeth conducted individual and group psychotherapy and medication management. She is bilingual in Spanish.

Ashley Nicholson, LMSW

Ashley obtained her Master of Social Work from Salisbury University.

Before joining the team at Chesapeake Health Care, Ashley was a Comprehensive Case Manager with First State Community Action Agency in Georgetown, Delaware, where she worked with clients to help them advance to a more self-sufficient lifestyle by obtaining housing, employment, and education.

Catherine O’Leary, LGPC

Catherine O’Leary, LGPC received her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Waynesburg University, in Waynesburg, PA.

Daria Parsells, LCSW-C

Kristy R. Peck Hill, CRNP-PMH

Kristy is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Kristy received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University in Minneapolis, MS.

Carrie L. Price, LMSW

Carrie L. Price, LMSW, is a Mental Health Therapist. Carrie received her Bachelor’s and her Master’s degrees from Salisbury University.

Before joining Chesapeake Health Care, she was a School Social Worker at Glen Avenue Elementary in Salisbury.

Sarah B. Pryor, LCSW-C

Justin D. Pusey, LCSW-C

Justin received his Bachelor of Social Work and his Master of Social Work from Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland.

Before joining Chesapeake Health Care, Justin was a clinical social work intern at Salisbury University’s Counseling Center where he led individual and group therapy sessions for students.

Lisa Rekos, LGSW

Lisa Rekos, LCSW-C

Lisa Rekos earned both her bachelor’s and master’s in social work from Salisbury University, in Salisbury, Maryland.

Mark A. Shaffer, PhD, LCSW-C

Mark Shaffer received his Master of Social Work from Marywood University, where he also received his Ph.D. in Human Development, with a concentration in Social Work.

Mark has worked in a variety of clinical settings and currently specializes in work focused on anxiety, depression, trauma, and developing a healthy sense of self. Mark uses a variety of techniques but overall takes a trauma-informed, person-centered approach to clients. He has significant training in trauma, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), and other clinical areas.

Karen R. Shipman, LCSW-C

Alyssa L. Shores LCSW-C

Alexa Lynn Y. Shoultes, LMSW

Alexa Lynn Y. Shoultes, LMSW received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Salisbury University. She also received her Master of Social Work from Salisbury University.

Most recently, Alexa worked in Chesapeake Health Care’s pediatrics department as a Behavioral Health Integration Specialist where she developed individual goals and treatment plans for children.

Mark S. Simulis, LCSW-C

Mark obtained his B.A. in Psychology from North Park University in Chicago, IL. He then received his Master of Social Work from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY.

Before joining the team at Chesapeake Health Care, Mark was a Treatment Foster Care Supervisor at Arrow Child & Family Ministries where he was in charge of training new foster parents and facilitating the placement of foster children into the homes of suitable foster parents.

Diane E. Skolka, CRNP-PMH

Diane is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Diane received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Wilmington University and a Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Eastern Kentucky University.

Tasia Smith, LMSW

Tasia received a B.A. in Psychology from the State University of New York at Purchase, and her M.S. in Social Work from Salisbury University.

Before joining CHC full-time, Tasia was a School-based Mental Health Intern in our Princess Anne office where she visited area elementary schools and participated in therapy sessions.

Colleen Snitzer, LCSW-C

Colleen Snitzer received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland College Park, and an M.A in Social Work from Salisbury University. She has experience in providing therapy for children and adolescents, including school-based therapy for intermediate, middle, and high school students.

Jessica Stephenson, LCSW-C

Jessica Stephenson, LCSW-C is a Mental Health Therapist. She received her Bachelor of Psychology with a focus in Counseling from Liberty University and a Masters in Social Work from Salisbury University. She has worked in a variety of settings including nursing homes, rehousing programs, hospitals, mobile crisis, and school settings. Jessica has a passion for working with adolescents and adults to help them cope with anxiety, depression, life transitions, family/peer conflict, and low self-esteem.

Rachel Thomas, LCSW-C

Rachel Thomas received her B.A. in Psychology and her Master’s of Social Work and LMSW license from Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland.

Before joining us full time, Rachel completed an internship with Chesapeake Health Care as a Mental Health Counselor. She also worked with elementary and high school students in an after-school and summer therapeutic program.

Chelsea N. Tyler, LCSW-C

Kimberly D. Valentine, LCPC

Kyle J. Ward, DO, MS

Dr. Kyle Ward is a Psychiatrist. He received his B.S. in Biology and his M.S. in Applied Biology from Salisbury University. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.

Before joining Chesapeake Health Care, Dr. Ward was the Attending Psychiatrist at Einstein Healthcare Network where he provided psychiatric consultations and crisis intervention for patients.

Sandra J. Welsh, LMSW

Sandra received her B.A. in Psychology and her Master’s in Social Work from Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland.

Before joining CHC, she was a Treatment Level Foster Care Case Manager at Arrow Child and Family Ministries in Baltimore, MD.

Tammy Witzke, LCPC, M.S., NCC

Tammy Witzke is a Certified Clinical Mental Health Therapist. She obtained a bachelor’s in psychology, and a master’s in clinical mental health counseling from Wilmington University in Delaware.

Tammy comes to Chesapeake Health Care from Salisbury University, where she worked in the Counseling Center.

Bennett Young, LCSW-C

Bennett received his Bachelor’s of Social Work from Salisbury University, and his Master’s of Social Work from the University of Maryland Baltimore Campus.

Most recently, Bennett was with the Salisbury Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Salisbury where he was the Director of Social Services since 2002.