Shobhit Negi, M.D.
Board Certified in Child and Adolescent, Adult, and Forensic Psychiatry/Mt. Airy
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.
James S. Choi, M.D.
Board Certified Psychiatrist/Eldersburg
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.
Judith Milliken, M.D.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist/Eldersburg
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.
Anna Alban, DNP, CRNP-PMH
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/ Eldersburg and Mt. Airy
Dr. Alban received her BSN from Johns Hopkins, MSN from University of Maryland and DNP from Carlow University. Her work experience includes inpatient at Johns Hopkins Hospital and outpatient at the Carroll County Youth Service Bureau, Jewish Family Services and MedOptions. Dr. Alban has been performing psychiatric evaluations and medication management in an outpatient setting since 2010. She sees patients starting at age 4 and into late adulthood. However, she specializes in child-adolescent psychiatry.
William Hopkins, Ph.D.
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.
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.
Licensed Psychologist/Mt. Airy Office
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.
Licensed Psychologist/Mt. Airy Office
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.
Sarah Reusing, Ph.D.
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).
Anne M. Shapiro, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist/Mt. Airy Office
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 achieved her doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University and then maintained a private practice in Florida prior to her move to Maryland. She specializes in assessment and treatment of affective disorders, anxiety disorders, ADHD, learning disorders, maladaptive behavior, stress-management issues, mood disorders, and relationship problems with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
Connie Blizzard, Psy.D.
Dr. Blizzard specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families with a wide-range of concerns, including but not limited to life changes, trauma, ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism, and behavioral difficulties. Dr. Blizzard can assist with school-based concerns such as navigating the special education system or school refusal behaviors. She also works with adults who have been through traumatic experiences, have depression or anxiety, or need assistance with parenting issues. Dr. Blizzard is an LGBT-affirming psychologist. She has received certificates in trauma treatment through the Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education, Inc., as well as through the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. She earned an M.S. and Psy.D. from Antioch University New England.
Jennifer Heidler-Gary, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist/Mt. Airy and Eldersburg
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.
Difficult feelings can be a doorway for personal growth. Living in modern society with its many stressors, it is easy to lose connection with what gives us fulfillment. Although taking the first step to enter therapy can be anxiety provoking, the inner rewards of the experience can be well worth it.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years’ experience working with adults with various life issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship problems, betrayal, and grief. My approach to therapy is down to earth and compassionate. Although we cannot change the past, together we will identify old thoughts and feelings that may keep you from experiencing the life you want.
I completed my graduate training in California where I earned clinical hours at The University of San Francisco doing therapy with a diverse student body. I then trained at the Jung Institute of San Francisco where I did long term, depth-oriented therapy with young adults to older adults struggling with a broad array of clinical issues. My dissertation was on the impact of grief on empathy, and I later became part of a UCSF research study examining the impact of mindfulness training on staff in an inpatient psychiatric unit.
Beverly Ornberg, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Mt. Airy office
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 was 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 children, ranging from elementary-aged to college, and will see patients up to age 25.
She lists her primary areas of interest as Achievement Testing, ADHD/ADD testing, Adoption/Foster Care, Attachment Disorder, Child Development, Developmental Delays, Educational Testing, Gifted and Talented Assessment/Issues, Impulse Control Disorder, Learning Disabilities (testing), 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, 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.
Dr. Paul Short, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist/Mt. Airy Office
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..
Luke Erichsen, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist/Mt. Airy Office
Dr. Erichsen provides therapeutic services primarily to children, adolescents, and their families. He addresses a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, ADHD, oppositional/disruptive behaviors, managing life transitions, and school-related issues. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness/acceptance strategies play roles in his work depending on the needs of the client. He is also knowledgeable about consultation with schools and the IEP/504 process.
Dr. Erichsen earned his masters and doctoral degrees from Indiana University’s School Psychology program, with a doctoral minor in Counseling Psychology. He previously studied religion and psychology at Whitman College. Dr. Erichsen has experience in schools, community mental health, and residential treatment settings. His internship at the Integrated Behavioral Health Consortium of Indiana included additional experience treating clients of all ages in a medical setting. Dr. Erichsen holds both psychologist licensure in Maryland and national certification in school psychology.
Heather Lasslett, PH.D.
Licensed Psychologist / Mt Airy Office
Dr. Lasslett completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of North Texas, with practicum experiences in a community outpatient clinic, private practice, a federal women’s prison, and the Maryland VA Health Care System in Baltimore. She completed her doctoral internship at the Federal Medical Center in Devens, Massachusetts, a federal men’s prison.
Dr. Lasslett has experience with individual therapy and assessment for adolescents and adults. She works from a psychodynamic framework, and incorporates psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and acceptance and commitment therapy techniques into her practice. Her areas of specialty include personality disorders, interpersonal problems, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, panic, behavioral problems, life transitions, grief and loss, stress and coping, self-esteem, self-harm, trauma, and severe mental illness.