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Our Counselors and Coaches

Anna Altieri
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Carefirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Anna Altieri, LCPC

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland and have recently become a credentialed Board Approved Supervisor.

For the last several years, I have been advocating for and with people struggling with mental health concerns. As a strength based, person-centered clinician, meeting an individual’s needs in crisis, mental illness, substance abuse, trauma, and other similar stressors, I am well prepared to work side-by-side with my clients and help guide them through the often confusing processes leading toward success.

I have provided therapeutic services to a diverse array of individuals of all ages (6-65), providing individual therapy, family therapy, and couples counseling. Some of my areas of practice include mood disturbances, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief and loss, trauma, adjustment disorders, and relationship conflicts. I use a variety of clinical modalities so that treatment is tailored specifically for the individual that I am serving.

I strongly believe that change can happen in one's life at any point if they are willing and able. Engaging with them where they are at is the very first step. My goal is to provide a safe space for clients to feel accepted, understood, and heard so that that work can be done. I look forward to starting this journey with you.

Caitlyn Flores
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Caitlyn Flores, LCPC

I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland, with special interest and experience in working with those who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic mental illness and substance use disorders. 

Over the last several years, I have found myself in both large community mental health care and smaller group practice. Working from a person-centered and client-driven therapy approach, I utilize various treatment modalities to assist individuals in becoming the best versions of themselves while learning how to manage their unique symptoms and moving towards their personal values and goals. I work diligently to provide a safe and comfortable space for diverse client abilities, experiences, and needs.

David Lubega
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • IBC
  • Key Stone
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $65

David Lubega, LCSW-C

David K. Lubega is a licensed clinical social worker and Maryland Board Approved Supervisor for social workers. He earned his Master’s degree from Indiana University. David worked with dialysis patients (age 20 to 70) for 12 years who were suffering from grief, loss, anxiety, depression and family challenges. Treating the whole body, seeing the journey of discovery and hope realized as the patient’s quality of life improves and empowered is a sign of love.

David is a firm believer in cognitive behavioral therapy, centered -play therapy and SBIRT to deal with relationship, addiction, major illnesses and gay community problems. David works with individuals, couples and families.

Helene Diop
In network with:
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $105

Helene Diop, LCPC, LCDAC Board-App Supervisor

Hello, I am Mrs. Helene S Diop, Licensed therapist in the state of Maryland. I have experienced practicing on three continents (Europe, North and South America), as well as three states in the US. My experience helping various types of clientele let me to understand that one’s challenges in life are often resolved by effectively negotiating, cultural and spiritual values, along with physical, emotional, and mental state. 

In addition, one’s worldview impacts every domain of functioning in positive or negative ways.

I have experienced working with teen, young adults, couples, and families. I also treated and supported clients with substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, serious mental health disorders, and legal issues.

If you are encountering relationship difficulties due to Mental Health and /or Legal Issues, I can help you, your spouse, and your family develop healthy communication skills, and coping mechanisms to improve your daily life and establish a sense of hope.

John Beyer
In network with:
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Compsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $65

John Beyer, LCSW

John Beyer has spent the last 32 years working as a licensed clinical social worker throughout the state of Maryland.  He served as Director of Social Work at Integrace Fairhaven in Sykesville, Maryland for the past three years.  Prior to joining Integrace, John spent 29 years in the clinical social work field, working primarily with seniors and vulnerable adults.  John has worked as a social worker in a skilled nursing facility, served as Director of Adult Evaluation and Review Services (AERS), a government agency in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and was Director of Social Work at a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Silver Spring, Maryland.  He has also worked as a mental health therapist and case manager for a private orthopedic and rehabilitation company in Baltimore, Maryland and worked with a private psychiatrist in Columbia, Maryland.

John holds Bachelor’s Degrees in social work and psychology from University of Maryland Baltimore County and received his Master’s Degree in clinical social work from University of Maryland School of Social Work.

Through career and personal experiences, John has displayed deep compassion for those in need.  As the father of a physically and cognitively challenged son, he has firsthand experience of the struggles that accompany the role of caregiver.  This has served him well in maintaining a unique perspective of the professional and personal components of the health care industry.

John resides in Ellicott City, Maryland with his wife Judi and their three children, Sammy, Abby, and Emmy.  He is a fan of both baseball and football, and particularly enjoys attending Orioles and Ravens games with his daughters.

Paul McClellan
In network with:
  • ComPsych
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $65

Paul McClellan, LCSW-C

Paul McClellan, LCSW-C is a therapist practicing in Columbia, MD, and a Child and Family therapist practicing in Silver Spring, MD. His primary focus is providing honest and authentic communication with clients, and being a resource for active listening and problem solving. He completed his Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Chicago in 2015, and he has over 4 years of clinical experience.

Paul serves children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups in the following areas:

  • Childhood Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Teen Issues; Peer Pressure, Self Esteem
  • Parent/Child or Partner Relational Problems
  • Non-Suicidal Self-Harm Behavior
  • Obsessions and Compulsions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Conduct and Oppositional Defiant Disorders
  • Anger and Stress Management

Paul uses an eclectic blend of therapy styles, including Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, Reality Based, and psycho-education to individuals age eight and up. Paul uses a holistic approach, exploring with and educating clients about how mind, spirit and body are interconnected. His theory is that a person-centered, nonjudgmental approach best serves the client and that together, we can help a client explore and experience change.

Sandra Anderson
In network with:
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $65

Sandra Anderson, LICSW

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia & the State of Maryland.

For the last decade, I have been advocating for children and families struggling with mental health concerns. I have provided therapeutic services to a diverse array of individuals of all ages, primarily working with children and families. Through my work, I am committed to helping people overcome eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma, and other similar stressors that affect all of us at some time in our lives. 

I believe that healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires honest caring without judgment, and I cooperatively assist my clients in clarifying their goals for treatment. Rather than adopting one methodology for all individuals and issues, I draw from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation. As a therapist, I am warm, open, encouraging, and direct. I consider myself an active therapist, combining experience, education, creativity, and sense of humor with a down-to-earth, realistic approach to counseling. I strongly believe that change can happen in one's life at any point if they are willing and able. My goal is to provide a safe space for clients to feel accepted, understood, and valued. I look forward to starting this journey with you.

Stephanie Bowen
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Stephanie Bowen, LCSW

Stephanie Bowen is a Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical who earned a Masters of Social Work with a specialization in Families & Children from University of Maryland, Baltimore. She uses her education and years of experience to meet every client where they are and assist them in moving to where they would like to be. Her passion in life is to help individuals find purpose, succeed, and live their happiest lives.  

Before joining Thriveworks, Stephanie worked as a therapist at different community and hospital settings assisting individuals, couples, and families experiencing issues with life transition, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, chronic mental illness, anger, maladaptive thinking and behavior patterns, intimate partner violence, child abuse/neglect, co-occurring disorders, substance use, among others. 

Stephanie tailors her theoretic approach to the individual needs of each client. Her services are person-centered and strength-based. Stephanie has worked with clients of all ages and at all stages of life. 

Specialties include: 

  • Individual, Couples & Families
  • Depression, Anxiety & Mood Disorders
  • Abandonment, Trauma & PTSD
  • Life Transitions & Personal Growth
  • Physical, Sexual & Emotional Abuse
  • Adolescent Issues & Women's Issues 
  • Substance Use & Co-Occurring Disorders 
Tori-Lyn Mills
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
In process of being in network with:
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tori-Lyn Mills, LCPC

Have you been in search of discovering the “new you” where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being? Ever been frustrated trying to find the right person to talk to without feeling rushed or judged? 

With over 20 years of experience in mental health, my goal is to provide a safe, calm and compassionate opportunity to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. 

Hi, my name is Tori Mills, LCPC and I invite you to book an appointment with me to begin your journey of self discovery. During our initial meeting, we will identify your personal needs and goals so that I can be your GPS as we work together to explore different routes to your own self-empowerment and personal growth. 

Tori partners with clients to increase self-awareness, cultivate empowerment, encourage positive change, and most importantly to work toward achieving the goals that clients set forth for themselves. The framework of her approach is developed from cognitive behavioral therapy and infused with components of rational emotive behavior therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. She is experienced with diverse cultures and populations in a wide variety of life situations, which includes experience working with individuals with dual diagnosis and dual sensory impairments. 

Tori enjoys spending time with loved ones, reading, kickboxing, attending sporting events and crafting. 

Tori works as a clinical therapist providing a variety of mental health services to adolescents, adults and couples. Some of her experience includes Needs Assessment, School Therapy, Partial Hospitalization, and Care Coordination. Her specialties include: 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 
  • Individual Therapy 
  • Family Therapy 
  • Depression & Anxiety 
  • Grief & Loss 
  • Parenting Issues 
  • Codependency 
  • Self-Esteem / Awareness 

Tori has a B.A. in Psychology from Hampton University and a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Coppin State University. 

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I highly recommend for therapy

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Anna is such an amazing therapist. She's well-informed, patient and truly shows that she cares about the needs...Read more

of her clients! She uses her clinical skills so well, and clients leave her office feeling ready to conquer the rest of the day! Thanks Anna for all that you do. I'd highly recommend her to anyone for therapy.

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Excellent!

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Had such a great experience speaking with Mrs. Flores. She was very kind. It really felt like she was truly li...Read more

stening to what I had to say, and gave great insight into what I am going through.

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Pleasure to work with.

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I found Mrs Flores easy to talk too. Made me very comfortable.

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