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Q&A Regarding Your Appointments During COVID-19

As the need to practice social distancing continues during this new coronavirus pandemic (and COVID-19, the disease it causes), our healthcare guidelines are continually changing and protocols being updated.

Here are some questions and answers about appointments with our therapists while social distancing orders are in effect:

  1. Are the Chesapeake Health Care Mental Health offices open?
    Yes.
  2. Are you taking new clients?
    Yes.
  3. How can I make an appointment using telehealth or an in-office appointment?
    You can call one of the mental health sites listed on the Locations tab that is closest to your home and ask to make an appointment.
  4. What about school-based appointments? Are you still seeing those clients?
    Your therapist should have already reached out to you to discuss using telehealth appointments as an alternative to school-based appointments. If you have not been in touch with the therapist, please call the office where you would normally take your child to appointments.
  5. Can I still get my prescription medications?
    Yes, your doctor or nurse practitioner will continue to schedule appointments and prescribe your medication. Your appointments can be via telemedicine or an in-office visit.
  6. Will I still see the same therapist or prescriber I have always seen?
    YES!
  7. Will my child still receive PRP services?
    Yes. PRP services will also be provided via telehealth or an alternative method during social distancing requirements. Please call your office of care for more information.

Please make sure your providers have your up-to-date contact information, so they can easily notify you of any changes.

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 nearly 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)
  • 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.

Mental Health Providers

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Madalyne Adams, LGPC

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.

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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.

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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.

Dr. Niraj T. Chapla

Monica S. Christopher, LMSW

Monica Christopher received her B.S. in Psychology from Capella University, and her M.S. in Social Work from Salisbury University.

Michelle B. Corbin, LMSW

Lisa Dixon, LGSW

Lisa Dixon, LCSW-C

Lisa Dixon received her B.A. in Psychology, and Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution from Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD. She also received her Master’s of Social Work from Salisbury University.

Roberto E. Donati, LGPC

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.

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.

Rani George

Rani M. George, CRNP-PMH

Rani George is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Rani received her Master of Science in nursing from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. She is also a graduate student in the Psychiatric Family Nurse Practitioner program from the University of South Alabama.

Kristen Gordy, CRNP-PMH

Kristen L. Gordy, CRNP-PMH

Kristen Gordy is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Nursing from Wilmington University in Wilmington, Delaware. She also received her Post Masters Certificate as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Celeste M. Grudzien, LCSW-C

Kristin Hearne, LCSW-C

Kristin Hearne received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work from Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland.

Before joining Chesapeake Health Care, Kristin was a school social worker at Prince Street Elementary where she worked with families to promote positive change.

Stephanie L. Hewitt, LCSW-C

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.

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.

Katelyn E. Jones, LMSW

Katelyn E. Jones, LMSW

Katelyn Jones received her B.S. in Psychology and her Master’s of Social Work from Salisbury University.

Before joining the team at Chesapeake Health Care, Katelyn was a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker for the Worcester County Health Department in Maryland where she helped those with a mental health diagnosis make positive life choices.

Nicole R. Krasner, LCSW-C

Melissa Kubacki, LCSW-C

Crystal L. Lambert, LCSW-C

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Kerri Lambert, LCSW-C

Kerri E. Lambert, LCSW-C

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.

Svetlana “Lana” McLaughlin LGSW

Kimberly M. Meilhammer, LCSW-C

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.

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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.

Daria Parsells, LCSW-C

James A. Porter, CRNP-PMH

James Porter is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. He graduated from the University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Masters program, and earned a long-term certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing from Bevill State Community College.

Before joining Chesapeake Health Care, James was a registered nurse at the University of Alabama in Birmingham Hospital where he provided quality care to patients of all ages.

Sarah B. Pryor, LCSW-C

Justin D. Pusey, LMSW

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, LMSW

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

Melissa Rivera-Smith, LGPC

Melissa Rivera-Smith received her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from South University in Savannah, Georgia, and her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Wilmington University.

Before joining the team at Chesapeake Health Care, Melissa completed a CMHC Internship at Salisbury University, where she conducted individual and group counseling sessions with students.

Stephanie Saylor

Stephanie J. Saylor, LCSW-C

Amy E. Searcey, LCSW-C

Amy Searcey received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Social Work from Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland.

Before joining Chesapeake Health Care, Amy was a therapist with Eastern Shore Psychological Services where she provided individual, group, and family therapy.

Karen R. Shipman, LCSW-C

Alyssa L. Shores LMSW

Davis T. Short, LCSW-C

Davis T. Short, LCSW-C obtained a Master’s Degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work & Community Planning.

Before joining Chesapeake Health Care, Davis was in private practice of clinical social work as a therapist providing individual, couples’ and family therapy.

Colleen Snitzer, LMSW

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.

Rachel Thomas, LMSW

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.

Kandyce Tolbert, LGPC

Chelsea N. Tyler, LCSW-C

Kimberly D. Valentine, LCPC

Alaina Van Gelder, M.S., NCC, LCPC

Alaina Van Gelder is a Mental Health Therapist. She obtained her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Mary Washington. She then received her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wilmington University. She is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC).

Cheryl Wakeman, LMSW

Cheryl Wakeman, LMSW received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Virginia, and her Master of Social Work from Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland.

Cheryl was a Behavioral Health Integration in Pediatric Care (BHIPP) intern with Chesapeake Health Care where she evaluated and coordinated care for clients.

Karen A. Walls, LMSW

Karen Walls received a B.A. and M.A in Social Work from Salisbury University. She has experience providing mental health services to children and adolescents in a variety of settings including school-based therapy.

Dawn West, LCPC

Dawn West is a Mental Health Therapist. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Eastern University and her master’s degree in community counseling from Wilmington College.

Before joining the team at Chesapeake Health Care, Dawn was a Clinic Coordinator for Eastern Shore Psychological Services in Princess Anne, Maryland.

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.

Jennifer L. Youdom, LCSW-C

Ada M. Zant, LCPC