Welcome to my practice. We are a collection of therapists each with unique areas of expertise. We work as a team to provide the most innovative and comprehensive care for the community.
About Dr. Brad Piergrossi
Dr. Piergrossi is a licensed psychologist who currently has a private practice in Towson, MD. He works with individuals, couples, and families, and facilitates Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) classes.
Dr. Piergrossi is an affiliate professor in the Psychology Departments of both Loyola College of MD and Towson University. He enjoys teaching therapeutic skills to graduate-level clinicians as well as providing advanced seminars for professionals continuing with their education. The classes he teaches include Couples & Family Therapy, Group Counseling, Mindfulness & Psychotherapy, and Internship Supervision Practicum. He provides advanced seminars to other professionals in settings such as Johns Hopkins Counseling Center and The Maryland Psychological Association Annual Conference.
Dr. Piergrossi is the founder and director of Mind-Body Health Associates, who have consulted with several organizations on stress management including the National Institute for Health (NIH). He has developed and facilitated on-going mindfulness stress management programs for the City of Alexandria Community Resilience Project, Towson University Counseling Center, and George Mason University Psychological Clinic. He has created mindfulness programs for children in schools such as The Odyssey School.
Dr Piergrossi has completed the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) residential training under the direction of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He has recently completed a 2-year program in Princeton, NJ, called Hakomi, which explores ways to integrate mindfulness into psychotherapy.
He is the founder and director of the Center for Full Spectrum Living, a bi-annual retreat experience for the past 15 years in which health care practitioners explore various approaches for self-care and life enhancement.
Dr. Piergrossi's areas of interest include couples & families, mood and anxiety disorders, adolescent issues, depth psychology, and mindfulness-informed psychotherapy.
About Dr. John Mojzisek
Dr John Mojzisek is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LCPC) with an MA in School Counseling from Loyola University and a PhD in Pastoral Counseling. At Loyola, he has served as an affiliate professor of counseling for graduate counseling students. “Dr Mo,” as he is often known, has spent the past 30 years working in schools, including the Institute of Notre Dame, Calvert Hall College High School, the University of Notre Dame, and the Gilman School with middle school, high school and college aged students. School Counseling has given him experience with a diverse range of adolescent issues such as identity exploration, social and emotional development, ADHD and learning differences, substance and technology abuse and addiction, anxiety, stress, depression, grief and loss as well as school and family transition and conflict.
My Approach to Therapy
I believe that successful therapy is built on a strong relationship with empathy and trust between therapist and client. This leads clients to a deeper understanding and awareness of what they are doing and why and to more effectively get what they really want out of life. Therapy involves exploring feelings, thoughts, and actions in the safety of a therapeutic relationship in order to learn new ways of thinking and acting that lead to more functional outcomes. Growth and healing take work and may involve letting go of ineffective defense mechanisms and negatives ways of thinking, learning new skills, coping techniques and mindfulness, or building on strengths and successes more effectively.
Specialty Areas (Adolescence)
Anxiety Depression ADHD Grief Addiction
Licensed Professional Counselor
About Krista Dhruv, LCSW-C
Krista Dhruv, LCSW-C, has 20 years of experience as a clinician working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families. She frequently serves clients who are struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, self-injury, identity issues, and grief & loss. Krista approaches all her clients issues with a combination of heart and science. Drawing from the most up-to-date research, she often uses cognitive behavioral and mindfulness strategies in her work. Krista has been a school counselor at an independent day school for 15 years which influences her appreciation for the role that schools and parents play in the healthy development of young people.
My Approach to Therapy
My therapy practice is built on the foundational belief in each individual's truth and that the individual's experience is where the focus of treatment begins. I also believe the individual is part of a greater system that includes one's family, school and more. Therefore, my practice is highly collaborative and I value partnership as part of the treatment process. My approach to treatment is strengths based and empowerment focused. I incorporate strategies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) into my practice. I serve a wide range of issues including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, self-injury, gender and sexuality, family conflict, divorce, grief and loss.
Specialty Areas (Kids 7+, Teens, + Adults)
Anxiety Depression Self-Injury
Family conflict Divorce Grief and Loss
Gender and Sexuality
About Briana Quinlan, LCSW-C
Briana Quinlan, LCSW-C, is a clinical social worker who has been treating children and adolescents in the Baltimore area for the past 8 years. Briana specializes in the treatment of underlying emotional, behavioral, and social interaction skill deficits commonly found in children struggling with issues related to executive functioning and/or sensory processing.
Briana utilizes a variety of approaches in working with clients. She is particularly adept with concrete, hands-on approaches that allow children as well as families to generalize from the therapy session to other settings. Briana has training in and utilizes evidenced-based treatments such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based interventions. Additionally, Briana often incorporates approaches from Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking curriculum. Briana continues to work at the Baltimore Lab School in the Charles Village neighborhood of Baltimore.
My Approach to Therapy
In working with children with various backgrounds and presentations, I believe establishing and building on relationships with children, as well as with their parents, in a team approach is the cornerstone for any child's success in therapy. I believe in using a wide variety of therapeutic approaches to promote self awareness, self-compassion, confidence, social skill development, and coping with unwanted emotion such as anxiety and depression in order to help clients maximize their full potential across settings. I also strongly believe that every child inherently possesses many strengths. Fostering opportunities for growth in those strength areas builds children's confidence and is paramount to successful therapeutic work.
I look forward to meeting you
ADHD Coping Skills Anxiety
Depression Behavior Management Social Skills
About Nicole Kennedy, LCSW-C
Nicole Kennedy, LCSW-C, has been treating teenagers and adults in the Baltimore area for the past 15 years. She has extensive experience with people struggling with stress management, anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, & identity. She also helps individuals navigate through various life transitions and relationship stress. She draws on several theoretical orientations including: Acceptance & Commitment therapy, Cognitive-behavioral therapy, skill building, Imago Couples Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and the Stages of Change.
My Approach to Therapy
I will partner with you to move towards a place of clarity and healing. Together we can explore what thoughts, feelings, sensations, and experiences are getting in the way of living the life you want to live. We will work together to learn coping strategies for better managing what you are dealing with.
I help clients identify 1) where they are 2) skills to help them cope 3) where they want to go and 4) a plan on how to get there. You are the expert in your own experience. I help you connect with that wise part of yourself to have the life you aspire to live.
I am excited to begin our work together.
Specialty Areas (Teens, Adults, Couples)
Anxiety Coping Skills Anger
Depression Identity Trauma
About Courtney Brouse, LCSW-C
Lindsay Harloe, LCSW-C, has been treating children, adolescents, and families for the last 14 years. The majority of Lindsay’s experience has been in New York City where she was a senior psychotherapist at a children’s outpatient mental health clinic and worked with children ages 0 to 21. Since relocating to Maryland Lindsay has worked as the school social worker providing individual, group, and family therapy in Elementary, Middle and High Schools. Currently Lindsay continues to work as the School Counselor at a Baltimore Independent Boarding School. She has extensive experience with mood disorders, ADHD, trauma, family conflict, anxiety, gender and sexual identity, and oppositional behaviors.
My Approach to Therapy:
I strongly believe that the therapeutic relationship developed between therapist and family is the foundation in exploring the underlying causes/reasons of the presenting problems as well as the tool for change to occur. Having worked with families and schools I understand the importance and necessity for a collaborative approach with parents and teachers. Using Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Supportive Psychoanalytic Therapy the child and I explore current stressors, significant life events, or other emotional/social difficulties. I strive to create a safe and supportive environment to identify and build existing strengths while learning new skills and coping mechanisms.
Specialty Areas (Children, Teens, & Adults)
Anxiety Coping Skills Oppositional behavior
Depression ADHD Trauma
About Michael Green, LCSW-C
Michael Green, LCSW-C, has provided direct mental health care to students and families in the Baltimore area for the last 15 years.
Michael has training in evidence-based treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Coping Powers, Botvin Life Skills, and Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), to name a few. Michael continues his work as the Program Director of Expanded School Mental Health (ESMH) with the University of Maryland, Department of Psychiatry.
Michael’s clinical skill set is geared towards the application of CBT interventions to assist patients with understanding and reducing unwanted symptoms of anxiety, depression, and disruptive thoughts and behaviors. These techniques are designed to stabilize patients and prepare them to change internalized emotional distortions while improving social and academic functioning.
My Approach to Therapy
Life can be difficult! However, the degree of difficulty is often impacted by decisions we make in response to situations we encounter. It is my goal to partner with clients and their families to learn, discuss, and apply helpful skills to reduce negative symptoms. Fostering these skills enables us to work together to focus on relationship dynamics in order to improve both decision making and overall quality of life, school, and home experiences. I firmly believe that each moment of our existence presents us with an opportunity for growth and change. By engaging in the therapeutic process, you have placed yourself or your loved one on the path of self-exploration which has the potential to lead you towards social health and mental wellness. Therapy works when you work it!
Specialty Areas (Children, Teen, Young Adult)
Anxiety Depression Mindfulness ADHD
Relationships Anger Trauma Coping Skills