The Carroll Counseling Center team of professionals includes:
David J. Raznick, Ph.D.
Dr. Raznick earned his Doctoral degree in Psychology at Southern Illinois University. Upon completion of his academic studies he chose to complete his APA-approved internship at Springfield Hospital Center and Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital. His areas of training included working with adolescents and adults diagnosed with a broad spectrum of mental health issues. Dr. Raznick worked in an inpatient setting for 11 years in both clinical and administrative positions.
Following his hospital service, Dr. Raznick moved into the private sector where he continued to treat adolescents and adults providing psychological testing services, and individual, couples and family therapy. With over 30 years of experience to his credit his clinical interests now focus on helping adults with mental health issues. This includes treatment for depression, anxiety, mood and bi-polar disorders, adult ADHD, along with relationship and other personal and transitional issues.
Dr. Raznick provides community outreach through professional speaking engagements and serving as a professional expert for the media. He works closely with physicians and consults with community and professional agencies and the Department of Defense.
As Founder and Clinical Director of Carroll Counseling Centers, Dr. Raznick still maintains an intense passion for his work and pride in helping others find resolution to their problems.
James S. Choi, M.D.
Board Certified Psychiatrist
Dr. Choi brings over thirty years experience to the practice. He treats adult patients with chronic severe mental disorder such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and refractory depression and provides psychotropic medication management. He also provides psychiatric evaluation and treatment of patients suffering from Alzheimer's dementia. Dr. Choi did his residency at Connecticut Valley Hospital and Yale University Hospital. Formerly on staff with Springfield Hospital Center and Carroll Hospital Center, and consultant for various facilities in the area, Dr. Choi is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry.
Dr. Hopkins provides individual and family therapy for adults and adolescents suffering from a range of emotional and behavioral problems. He employs strategic, psychodynamic, behavioral and hypnotherapeutic principles and techniques in this work.
Pamela Hain, Ph.D.
Dr. Hain completed her undergraduate studies in psychology at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY and received her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology and the University of Maryland. She has done extensive research in weight reduction and the perceived family relationships as it correlates to eating attitudes, behaviors, depression, and body satisfaction. She specializes in children's programs, parenting and counseling.
In addition to her extensive knowledge of eating disorders, she also has experience working with personality disorders, depression, anxiety and stress in groups of all ages.
She has worked in both school-based and clinical settings treating children with various issues including: ADHD, Asperger's syndrome, mood and anxiety disorders using social-skills training, techniques for improving self-control, and behavioral strategies for addressing anger management. She works with parents in providing specific skills to more successfully negotiate parenting challenges and coordinated programs to address specific issues, such as bullying.
Krista Beyer, Psy.D.
A graduate of Argosy University in Honolulu, Dr. Beyer, received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Her Masters was earned at the American School of Professional Psychology in Hawaii and her Bachelors in psychology is from the University of California.
She was a therapist in Honolulu for geriatric patients before taking a position as staff psychologist with the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill's Counseling and Psychological Service.
Her areas of service include anxiety/phobia; career counseling/decision making; cognitive-behavioral therapy; crisis intervention; co-dependency issues; communication problems; cross cultural/ethnic identity issues; depression; dream interpretation; general problems/daily life; generalized anxiety disorders; inner child; interpersonal problems; life transitions; loneliness; mid-life crisis/issues; relationship issues; self-esteem/self-concept; stress; women's issues.
Robert Lea, Ed. D.
Dr. Lea received his Masters and Doctor of Education degrees from The Harvard Graduate School of Education. He taught Psychology and Religion at Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts, was Instructor of Psychology and Social Relations at Harvard University and Director of Career Development at Washington College. He completed his internship in psychological counseling at The Cambridge Guidance Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, attained certification in Hypnotherapy from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and certification in mind/body Psychomotor Therapy from the Psychomotor Institute.
He is a licensed psychologist since 1984 treating individuals (adults, older children and adolescents), couples and families for depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral and relationship issues.
Laura Malcy, Psy.D.
Dr. Malcy provides a variety of assessment and intervention services to children with autism spectrum disorders. She also provides school consultations, social skills groups for children/adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, and individual treatment services. Other assessments include testing for learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), and emotional disturbance.
She conducts individual and family psychotherapy sessions using therapeutic interventions including cognitive-behavioral, play therapy, and parent training. Dr. Malcy also provides treatment for adult patients with anxiety and/or depression.
Dr. Reusing provides assessment and treatment for children age 6 through adulthood. She conducts intellectual and personality assessments and individual and family psychotherapy. Her work was published by the American Academy of Neurology, American Epilepsy Society, and magazine features in McCall’s and GQ (Gentleman’s Quarterly).
M. Shapiro, Ph.D.
Dr. Shapiro specializes in neurocognitive assessment and management of patients with Attention Deficit Disorder and/or Learning Disabilities, dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders, traumatic brain injury, cerebovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and HIV. She also provides assessment and treatment of patients with neurotoxic exposure, pediatric neurological disorder, psychiatric illnesses, including depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Sherri B. Abraham, Psy.D.
Dr. Abraham recently moved to Maryland from Florida where she maintained a private practice specializing in assessment and treatment of affective disorders, anxiety disorders, ADHD, learning disorders, maladaptive behavior, stress-management issues and relationship problems with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
Connie Blizzard, Psy.D.
Beginning May 6, 2013, Dr. Blizzard will see patients at the Eldersburg office. Dr. Blizzard is currently affiliated with Forbush School at Glyndon (part of Sheppard Pratt Health System) where she provides individual and group therapy for children/adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral disabilities. She will be seeing pre-school age up to age 25.
Her specialties include: Teen violence, Adoption/Foster Care, Attachment Disorders, Child abuse, Child development, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Domestic Abuse/Violence Offenders/Victims; Family Conflict/Problems, Infant and preschool Issues, Oppositional Defiance Disorders, Parenting Issues, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Play Therapy, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Rape: Victims, School Problems, Self-Esteem/Self-Concept, Sexual Abuse: Adult Survivors and Children, Suicide: Crisis Intervention, Verbal Abuse. She will also see patients with General Problems/Daily Life; Generalized Anxiety Disorders; Interpersonal Problems; Life Transitions; Obsessive/Compulsive Disorders; Passive/Aggressive Behaviors; Psychosis; Relationship Issues; Step Families; Stress; Test Anxiety and Thinking Disorders. Contact the Eldersburg office to schedule patients with Dr. Blizzard.
Beverly Ornberg, Ph.D.
Dr. Ornberg received her PhD at Palo Alto University in California and is licensed in both Maryland and the District of Columbia. She did her post-doctoral, internship and practicum experience at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Center for Learning and Its Disorders/Developmental Pediatrics; Santa Clara Valley Medical Center; in addition to a number of other clinics in California.
Dr. Ornberg has extensive experience working with children, including infants, toddlers, preschoolers and primary school-aged children. She has been affiliated with the Montgomery County Infants and Toddler Program for about 12 years, The Lab School of Washington, as well as her own private practice.
She enjoys performing psychological and psychoeducational assessments across the age spectrum. In terms of therapy she has primarily worked with elementary school-aged children and middle school-age and will see patients up to age 23.She lists her primary areas of specialties as Achievement Testing, ADHD/ADD Testing and treatment, Adoption/Foster Care, Attachment Disorder, Child Development, Developmental Delays, Educational Testing, Gifted and Talented Assessment/Issues, Impulse Control Disorder, Learning Disabilities (Testing/Treatment), Parenting Issues, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Psychological Testing, and School Problems. She also provides treatment in the following areas: Self-Mutilation-Harm, Self-Esteem/Self Concept, Step Families, Stuttering, Test Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorders, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorders (OCD), Interpersonal Problems, Impulse Control Disorder, Grief/Loss Counseling, Generalized Anxiety Disorders, General Problems/Daily Life, Family Conflict/Problems, Depression, Attachment Disorder and Anxiety/Phobia.
Jennifer Heidler-Gary, Psy.D.
Dr. Heidler-Gary earned her Psy.D. from George Washington University, her M.S. from Loyola University, and her B.A. from Boston College. She completed practica at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and St. Elizabeth's Hospital, and her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Riverview Psychiatric Center, a state hospital in Maine. She is currently pursuing specialization in the field of clinical neuropsychology, and her interests include assessment of attention and learning disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, traumatic brain injury, and dementia.
She also provides tailored therapeutic interventions addressing early/chronic trauma, dissociation, personality disorder, severe mental illness, anxiety, depression, and parent training interventions. Dr. Heidler-Gary conducts psychological and neuropsychological assessments for clients ages 6 to 90 and provides psychotherapy for clients ages 11 and older.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Dr. Milliken received her education and training at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has spent the last 20 years with the Carroll County Youth Service Bureau as Psychiatric Consultant and Medical Director. She has also been a psychiatric consultant at The Johns Hopkins Hospital's Adolescent Clinic, Pediatric Primary Care Clinic, and Center for Teenage Parents. In addition, she was the supervisor of the Department of Child Psychiatry at The John's Hopkins Hospital and supervisor and psychotherapist at The Johns Hopkins University's Counseling and Psychiatric Services Department. Dr. Milliken sees children and adolescents for evaluation and medication management.
Shobhit Negi, M.D.
Board Certified in Child and Adolescent, Adult, and Forensic Psychiatry
Dr. Negi has been working in the field of psychiatry since 2005. His postdoctoral training consisted of two years residency in psychiatry at Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Agra, India. From 2001-2005 he was a resident in psychiatry at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC and received his Board Certification in Psychiatry in 2006. His fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry was at the University of Maryland School of Medicine/Sheppard Pratt Health System followed by receiving his Board Certification in 2013 in the Subspecialty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. At the Perelman School of Medicine his fellowship was in forensic psychiatry achieving Board Certification in the Subspecialty of Forensic Psychiatry in 2015. Dr. Negi is available to see patients starting at age six on up.
Dr. Paul Short, Ph.D.
Dr. Short specializes in assessment of cognitive changes occurring with neurological conditions like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and fronto-temporal disease, as well as multiple sclerosis and stroke. By translating the biology of any cognitive change into behavioral terms, he is able to help both the patient and family gain a better understanding of how best to thrive. Additionally, Dr Short provides individual psychotherapy for depression, anxiety disorders, the challenges of aging and other changes in life. Although he relies primarily on a cognitive-behavioral style of therapy, his work is guided by research from positive psychology, particularly emotional intelligence.
Dr. Short received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Texas A&M University, where he conducted research in affiliation patterns that increase risk for problem drinking. He completed his pre-doctoral training in neuropsychology at the Baltimore VA Hospital and conducted post-doctoral research in cognitive assessment of Parkinson's disease at the University of Maryland Medical School. Dr. Short has published articles, presented speeches and conducted workshops for non-profit Parkinson's organizations nationwide..
David Clinton, Ph.D.
Dr. Clinton received his Ph.D. from the Palo Alto University in California, and is currently licensed to practice in Maryland. Prior to coming to live in Maryland, Dr. Clinton took on a position in the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom working as a licensed Senior Clinical Psychologist with children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Clinton also took on the role of Clinical Director for the Rekindle Project, a mental health charity promoting positive and preventative mental health for adolescents in Mid-Wales, and served as the Clinical Lead for the Child and Adolescent Primary Health Team in Mid-Wales, ensuring that children in rural communities had access to appropriate mental health care.
Upon moving back to the United States, Dr. Clinton further expanded his practice into Pediatric Psychology through a Fellowship at the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital. Through both the Pediatric Weight Management and Outpatient Psychology programs, Dr. Clinton has expanded his practice to include interventions designed to help obese and overweight children live healthier lives, and worked with children and adolescents suffering from significant medial illnesses, chronic pain, and life-limiting conditions.
Dr. Clinton's current practice focuses on the mental health needs of children, adolescents, and young adults, working with individuals up to their 30s on a range of psychological concerns. This may include, but not necessarily limited to, behavioral problems, mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, bereavement and complicated grief, early childhood attachment and how attachment disruptions can influence a person over their lifetime, life transitions, and most other mental health needs of this population. Additionally, Dr. Clinton has sought specialist training in treating trauma, emotional dysregulation, suicidal thoughts and attempts, self-harming behaviors, Pediatric Psychology, and many other critical problems that our clients face.
M. Raznick, M.A.
Ms. Raznick received her graduate degree in Business Management from Notre Dame University of Maryland. Her undergraduate degree in Marketing was obtained at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Shortly after her move from Louisiana to Maryland she accepted the position of Executive Director of the Frederick Builders Association. Prior to joining Carroll Counseling, Ms. Raznick worked in marketing for Hospice of Baltimore and in business management for Carroll Hospice.
As Executive Director of Carroll Counseling she is responsible for the day to day financial and physical operation of the practice, managing staff, marketing and public relations with patients. Active in the community she served as President of the South Carroll Business Association and Chairperson of St. Joseph Catholic Community Parish Council. She enjoys escorting her dog, Shadeaux, a certified therapy pet who likes to visit nursing homes, hospitals, hospice and children at the park.
Pam joins Carroll Counseling Centers after spending 26 years with Verizon.
Pam is responsible for maintaining the activities of the Mt. Airy office and coordinating patient and insurance benefits.
Part-time Administrative Assistant
Erin is responsible for Medical Records.
Tammy joins Carroll Counseling with experience in Billing/Coding and Medical Receptionist from her former positions in the medical field. At CCC she rotates between front desk, intakes and patient assistance in our main office in Eldersburg. You will find Tammy to be very personable, friendly and helpful in scheduling your first appointment, greeting you at your appointments and assisting in many other areas including accounts receivable.
Pearl Fisher is responsible for credentialing and recredentialing. General office duties including intakes, front desk and billing assistance.