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Joseph C. Dagenhart, LCPC, CGT
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor​​​​​​​
Certified Gottman Therapist
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Couples Program Educator
Bringing Baby Home Program Educator
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, Liberty University and the Gottman Institute in Seattle.  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 and Sensate Focus in his work. Mr. Dagenhart has been trained by Drs. Julie and John Gottman and is a Certified Gottman Therapist. As well as a Gottman Leader of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Couples Program and Bringing Baby Home Workshops to help pregnant & parenting families prepare for the transition to parenthood.​​​​​​​
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. 


Molly K. Aitken, DNP, PMHNP-BC
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. 

Brigit Beals, LCPC
​​​​​​​Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Ms. Beals 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. Beals also enjoys incorporating therapeutic games and activities into her practice.

Ellie Bentz, LCSW-C
Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)

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.


Carrie Cheston, LMSW
Licensed Master Social Worker

​​​​​​​Ms. Cheston received her Master’s degree in Social Work with a clinical track from University of Maryland. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and ADHD. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoeducation, mindfulness and play therapy techniques to guide her practice. Ms. Cheston believes everyone has a unique experience and strives to meet her clients where they are to create a safe, empathetic, caring, and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. She approaches treatment from a client centered approach to help overcome challenges, build upon strengths, and enhance growth.  

Matthew Donahue, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Mr. Donahue is a graduate of Hood College where he received his Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialty in Thanatology, death and dying, and trauma therapy. Mr. Donahue utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy while working from a Reality Therapy perspective that our past decisions do not dictate our future. Mr. Donahue has experience working with individuals between 4-71 and sees all ages. His areas of expertise include, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Mood Disorders, Substance Use/Addiction, Depression, and Trauma.

Mr. Donahue treats ages 4+.

Priya Hellstrom, LMSW
Licensed Master Social Worker

Ms. Hellstrom received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University in New York. She has worked with teenagers and adults, using a strength-based approach that incorporates psychoeducation, motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and mindfulness. Ms. Hellstrom has extensive experience with trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, health anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. She also has a vast knowledge of substance use disorders and working with individuals with dual diagnoses. Ms. Hellstrom is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others and believes that working to improve mental health is one of the best paths to accomplish this. 

Ms. Hellstrom treats 18+.

Alayne Holland, LCSW-C
Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical

Ms. Holland received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Gettysburg College and her Master’s Degree in Social Work with a clinical track from The Catholic University of America. She believes in providing a safe, empathic, and authentic space so that each individual feels open to the process and can develop a strong therapeutic alliance. She strongly prescribes to meeting the client where they are and understanding that each individual requires an individual approach tailored to fit their needs. Ms. Holland utilizes a Humanistic approach and applies methods of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Behavioral Therapy. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and families in the clinical setting and adults in the social work setting.

Martine Jean-Baptiste, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified

Ms. Jean-Baptiste provides excellent care by evaluating and treating clients, who present with various mental health illnesses, substance abuse, and developmental disorders, using patient-centered, holistic and collaborative approaches.

Ms. Jean-Baptiste treats patients accross the lifespan and creates your plan of care to meet your unique needs.  Her knowledge of medications helps her serve as an integral member of the Dagenhart Health and Wellness multi-disciplinary treatment team.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Samuel Lee, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

We often become lost and confused when life smacks us in the face without any warning. Life can be challenging, but we can make decisions on our terms. Often, it is not the experience that dictates our actions, but it is our responses. Sometimes, it’s not easy to manage our emotions due to the visceral experiences that impact our lives.  Mr. Lee will work with you to not only understand your emotional experiences, but to assist you in harnessing your emotional state so you can interact more effectively with your environment. Using warmth, understanding, sympathy, empathy, reflections, understanding your “language” to help model appropriate and effective means of being, with a good laugh.  Openness, flexibility, and curiosity will be your new guiding principles when you are face-to-face with the unknown.
Mr. Lee works with adolescents (14+) and adults in areas of Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Mood Disorders, Spirituality, Life Transitions, Emotional Recognition, and Coping Skills.
“You can either be a bystander in your circumstances or a warrior in your choices”.  -Samuel Lee, LCPC ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Nicole Logan, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Level 2 Gottman Therapy Trained 

Ms. Logan received her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Hood College, with a certification in Thanatology/Death & Dying. Ms. Logan utilizes a psychodynamic approach and believes that working through our past experiences and attachments is essential to the healing process. Using a wide range of techniques and skills, Ms. Logan provides a safe and empathic space for you to use as you need.

Ms. Logan has experience working with older adolescents and adults with a variety of presenting problems such as grief and loss, mood disorders, personality disorders, anxiety, psychosis, substance use, and trauma.     Ms. Logan believes that mental health is a lifelong journey and she is looking forward to being a part of yours. Ms. Logan has a special interest in couples and relationship therapy and has completed Levels 1 & 2 of the Gottman Method Therapy Training.

Taylor Masotta, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)

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.

Ashly Pruitt, LGPC
Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor

Ashly Pruitt, LGPC is a licensed therapist who provides counseling services to adolescents and adults. Ms. Pruitt earned her Master of Science (M.S.) degree from the University of West Alabama and her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree at Mississippi University for Women.
Ms. Pruitt has experience working with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings, including juvenile detention center, outpatient clinics, and private practices. She has worked with a variety of presenting problems such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, psychosis, gender dysphoria, and ADHD.
Ms. Pruitt is a compassionate, person-centered therapist who encourages her clients to flourish in the environment in which they live. She applies methods of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
"You are the pilot of your life, and I, as a therapist, am merely a passenger to assist you through life turbulences." -Ashly Pruitt, LGPC


Elizabeth Smith, LMSW
Licensed Master Social Worker

Elizabeth received her master’s degree in clinical social work from University of Maryland, Baltimore. Elizabeth's clinical approach is one of warmth, trust & collaboration. She utilizes components of cognitive - behavioral, solution-focused, psychodynamic and mindfulness to assist clients in creating skills that will allow them to increase positive behavioral changes and overcome barriers to improving their well-being. Elizabeth has experience providing therapy between ages 8 - 62 with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, trauma and substance use. Elizabeth is dedicated to creating an individual approach with each client as everyone’s story is unique. ​​​​​​​

Kristene Smith, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified

Kristene Smith has over 15 years of healthcare experience in various roles and settings including mental health. Prior to becoming a psychiatric nurse practitioner, Kristene worked as an RN in telemetry/cardiac, IMCU and medical surgical nursing. Kristene’s extensive experience and background makes her a well-rounded psychiatric nurse practitioner. Her experience lends to her whole person approach in the treatment and management of mental health disorders. Kristene understands that everyone has unique needs. She believes in supporting her patients through compassionate and non-judgmental care. Each patient is treated with respect and viewed as an integral part of their care team. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Marie Sheila Tate, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified

Ms. Tate is a graduate of Chamberlain University in Virginia where she received Masters degree in Nursing; and Regis College in Massachusettes where she received her Masters degree in Advanced Practice Nursing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).  
Ms. Tate has experience working with all age groups and a wide range of mental health issues.

Taylor Wright, LMSW
​​​​​​​Licensed Master Social Worker

Ms. Wright is a Master’s of Social Work Candidate at University of Maryland and working as an intern under two of our fully licensed therapists. She is a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship and has extensive experience working with neurodiverse individuals and veterans. She previously provided Equine Assisted Psychotherapy to children and adolescents. As a provider, Ms. Wright uses a client-centered approach to help you make a path forward. She also provides psychoeducation and uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques as adjunct therapies. Ms. Wright has experience working with individuals with a history of trauma, depression, anxiety, and ADHD. 



Chris Dagenhart
Master's of Social Work Intern

Chris is a Masters of Social Work student at Salisbury University and working as an intern under two of our fully licensed therapists.  Chris has prior experience working with mental and behavioral health management in residential settings as well as community case management.  Chris works from a client-centered and ecological approach that places the client at the helm of the therapeutic process.  Chris works with clients of all ages and has experience working with trauma, depression, anxiety, and behavioral problems.     

Katie Miller
Master's of Social Work Intern

Katie is a Master’s of Social Work Candidate at the University of Maryland and working as an intern under two of our fully licensed therapists. She is on a clinical track, set to graduate in May 2024. Katie was driven to work in the mental health field after spending time learning about the benefits of horticultural therapy. She currently utilizes multiple therapeutic modalities, depending on the needs of her client. She works with all ages and is able to provide a warm, safe, and collaborative experience. Katie believes that with the right support, we can all tap into our most resilient selves and take the steps necessary to lead a full, safe, and happy life.


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.