Meet us

Dr. Brad Piergrossi
& Associates

Meet Us

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. 

 
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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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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About Dr. James Finkelstein

Dr. James Finkelstein is a clinical psychologist who has been treating adolescents and adults in the Baltimore area for the past 15 years. 

Dr. Finkelstein specializes in the treatment of anxiety, addictions, and trauma-related problems. 

Dr. Finkelstein has extensive training in evidence-based treatments such as cognitive-behavioral therapy & mindfulness-based interventions. Dr. Finkelstein continues to teach at Loyola University and University of Maryland.

My Approach to Therapy

While I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and addictions issues, the basis for any successful therapeutic work is a safe and authentic relationship. I place strong emphasis on developing a strong working alliance with clients. This allows us to best identify core obstacles to living fully and
being able to best move past uncomfortable thoughts and emotions. 

I rely heavily on research-based cognitive behavioral & mindfulness techniques, as a means to creating healthy behavior changes.  Additionally, I focus on identifying clients' personal values and goals to help determine what will contribute to the most fulfilling and meaningful life and relationships. 

I look forward to speaking with you more about how I can help

Specialty Areas (Adolescents over 16 and Adults)

Anxiety                   Depression                   Addiction                Relationship            

License

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 
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About Krista Dhruv, LCSW

Krista Dhruv, LCSW, 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 mindulness 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

License

Licensed LCSW-C

 
 

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 social, 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, particularly hands-on approaches which allow children as well as families to engage in hands-on, concrete approaches to be generalized from 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 both children as well as their parents in a team approach is at 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, navigate and manage unwanted emotions, such as anxiety or depression, in order to help clients maximize their full potential across settings. I also strongly believe that every child inherently possesses many strengths. Tapping into and fostering opportunities for growth in those strength areas is paramount to successful therapeutic work as well as confidence building for children. 

I look forward to meeting you

Specialty Areas (Kids under 12)

ADHD                 Coping Skills                         Anxiety
Depression          Behavior Management         Social Skills

License

Licensed LCSW-C

 
 

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)

Anxiety                         Coping Skills               Anger
Depression                    Identity                        Trauma

License

Licensed LCSW-C

 

 

About Courtney Brouse, LCSW-C

Courtney Brouse, LCSW-C, is a clinical social worker who has expertise with children and adolescents encountering social and emotional challenges. Courtney's specialty areas are anxiety, depression, life stress, grief, and trauma.  Courtney playfully incorporates research supported mindfulness & cognitive-behavioral therapy skills into her work with kids. She has recently completed additional certification from The Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education, Inc.

My Approach to Therapy:

My practice meets you where you are in the moment. My approach is collaborative whether I am treating you as an individual or working with you and your child as a family. I believe therapy is built on a foundation of trust and safety. I focus on one’s strength and approach treatment collaboratively with you. I incorporate approaches from Cognitive Behavioral based treatment and mindfulness. In addition, I work with you in enhancing relationship building, social skills, and communication.

I am looking forward to meeting you.

Specialty Areas (Teens & Adults)

Anxiety                         Coping Skills               Grief
Depression                    ADHD                         Trauma

License

Licensed LCSW-C