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Dagenhart and Associates
is pleased to offer
GeneSight testing
Joseph C. Dagenhart, LCPC, CGT
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
​​​​​​​Certified Gottman Therapist
State of Maryland Approved Supervisor

Mr. Dagenhart is a graduate of Towson University where he received his Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology and Counseling.  He has also completed post-graduate education at Shippensburg University and Liberty University.  Mr. Dagenhart has a special interest in couples counseling and sex therapy and utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques including the Gottman Method Couples Therapy in his work.  Mr. Dagenhart has been trained by Drs. Julie and John Gottman and is a Certified Gottman Therapist.

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Julie A. Dagenhart, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified

Ms. Dagenhart is a graduate of Shenandoah University in Virginia where she received Masters degrees in Nursing for Health Systems Management and Advanced Practice Nursing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).  Ms. Dagenhart has experience working with all age groups and a wide range of mental health issues.  She provides quality patient care through advanced assessment, diagnosis, collaborative planning and education, medication management, and ongoing evaluation of individual goals and treatment effectiveness. 

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Molly K. Aitken, DNP, PMHNP
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified

Dr. Aitken is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore where she received her Doctor in Nursing and Advanced Practice Nursing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).  She believes that everyone deserves the ability to live their best life, regardless of their history or current situation.  During her first 20 years of nursing she worked with mental health clients in both the emergency room setting and the state correctional institution setting.  She enjoys working with clients of all ages, genders and ethnicities and has a special interest working with adolescents, LGBTQ+ youth and adults, and clients with trauma histories. 



Ellie Bentz, LCSW-C
Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical

Ms. Bentz uses a client centered approach to provide a safe and empathetic environment. She views therapy as a process of teamwork between the therapist and the individual, couple, or family. Drawing from cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, family and play therapy techniques, Ms. Bentz works with her clients to find their unique path to stronger emotional health. 

She has experience working with ages 2 to 75 with a variety of concerns including anxiety, mood disorders, grief, and trauma. She is trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and child parent psychotherapy. She tailors therapy to help you identify your goals, build on your strengths to reach them, and challenge what gets in the way.


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Julie K. Davisson, FNP-BC/PMHNP-BC 
Family Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner- Board Certified

Ms. Davisson received her Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Marymount University in Virginia with a concentration as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and her Advanced Practice Nursing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) from Shenandoah University in Virginia.  Ms. Davisson believes in learning about you as a whole person, and considers all of your past and present symptoms, as well as your medical history, in finding the best treatment for you.  She also believes in non-pharmacological activities and methods (yoga, mindfulness, recreational activities, special hobbies/interests) as these are all important ways to bring balance to life and to reduce anxiety and depression. 

Brigit Foley, LGPC
Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor

Ms. Foley received her Master’s degree in counseling from McDaniel College where she made the unique decision to complete both tracks of the graduate program; her specializations include clinical mental health counseling and school counseling.  She provides a safe, comfortable, and nonjudgmental environment and believes that empathy and authenticity are essential to the therapeutic process. She practices from a humanistic approach of person-centered counseling, while utilizing methods of solution-focused brief therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Inspired by play therapy techniques, Ms. Foley also enjoys incorporating therapeutic games and activities into her practice.


Samuel Lee, LGPC
Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor












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Taylor Masotta, LGPC
Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor

As an undergraduate, Mr. Masotta received a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences from Andrew’s University. During his studies, he became particularly interested in the strong connection between exercise and mental health. After his time at Andrew’s, Taylor received two Master’s Degrees from Washington Adventist University in both Counseling Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  Mr. Masotta's approach to counseling is to treat each individual with the utmost respect while providing a safe-space for each client to realize and fulfill their potential to thrive. Each individual has their own unique story; therefore, treatment is uniquely molded to fit the needs of each client.


Gabrielle Shirdon, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Ms. Shirdon is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional specializing in trauma, anxiety, addiction, grief and relationship issues in adults, adolescents and couples. She is a graduate of McDaniel College with a Masters in Counselor Education and Community Mental Health. She also has her basic training certificate in EMDR therapy and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She practices from a Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) and holistic approach and views each individual from a mind-body-spirit perspective.  Ms. Shirdon provides a nonjudgmental, calm, supportive atmosphere for you to talk about what you are going through. She can help you process through recent or past traumatic experiences.


Kathleen Sisti, LCSW
Licensed Certified Social Worker

Ms. Sisti is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who receivved her Masters degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work with a clinical focus in health as well as children and families. Ms. Sisti holds an undergraduate degree in Social Work, with a clinical concentration in Grief and Loss from Salisbury University.  She is a certified sand tray therapist that uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and integrates the use of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in her treatment approach. Ms. Sisti specializes in working with children, adolescents, and younger adults, but does see adult clients as well.   Her areas of expertise include, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Mood Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactive DIsorder, Depression, and LGBTQ+IA. 


Diana Stewart, LCSW-C
Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical

Ms. Stewart is a trauma certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  She earned her Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Hood College and her Masters in Social Work from Shippensburg Univeristy.  Change is all around us; seasons change, relationships change, and day-to-day life can change.  Ms. Stewart views everyone is unique and tailors therapy based on the individual, while focusing on each person’s strengths.  Ms. Stewart utilizes CBT, Person-Centered and Play Therapy techniques.

"I have seen many clients over the years and each one has been a unique individual with their own story to tell.  Just as no two snowflakes are alike, no two people are alike.  Allow me to help you find your own path and solutions through empowerment.  People come to me for many reasons:  Trauma, Grief, Anxiety, ADHD, Depression, OCD, Divorce and other life changes.  Whatever your reason, therapy can be the first step."


Jessica Williams, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor​​​​​​​

Ms. Williams is a graduate of Bowie State University where she received her Masters degree in Counseling Psychology.  She received her Bachelors degree from Frostyburg State University with a double major in Psychology and Sociology.  Ms. Williams utilizes techniques from various theoretical perspectives but focuses primarily on using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address negative thinking and maladaptive behaviors that are interfering with someone living their best life. She specializes in adults struggling with anxiety and depression disorders, history of trauma, as well as women struggling with pregnancy loss and infertility. Ms. Williams also works with couples struggling with communication, infidelity, and other concerns pertaining to marriage. She works to ensure every client feels safe and comfortable sharing their concerns in an environment designed to encourage clients to open and discuss anything they wish at a pace that makes them the happiest.​​​​​​​




If you would like to schedule an appointment with any of our providers please call the office at 240-575-9688 and someone will return your call within 1 business day. 

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