Ari Jacobson, LCPC
I began working as a mental health worker for preschool children with behavioral and developmental delays while attending college and I found that I really enjoyed that type of work. As a result, I pursued a master's degree in applied psychology with a concentration in counseling from the University of Baltimore. I have been working in the substance abuse field for over three years, and I have specialized in working with adult abusers of domestic violence, as well as abusers in same sex relationships. I also have extensive experience as an "in house" drug and alcohol counselor for two Baltimore city public schools. In my free time, I go to as many concerts/comedy shows as I can, I never miss a Ravens or Orioles game, and I play lacrosse and basketball.
Erin Meyer, LGPC
I am a Baltimore native and started my education journey at CCBC. I then went on to pursue my bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in professional studies with a concentration in psychology from Towson University. After that, I studied at John’s Hopkins University to earn an additional master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. My passions include treating addiction, co-occurring disorders, and trauma. I am always exploring new and different ways to incorporate the mind and body into my life and the lives of my clients and I am an onsite and offsite therapist at Aspire!
Amanda Honan, LCPC Executive Director
I relocated to Maryland from Buffalo, New York in 2008 and subsequently completed my master's degree in psychology at the University of Baltimore. I have over 10 years of experience in the human services field, 7 years of which are as a substance abuse and mental health counselor. I am in charge of managing the daily operations of Aspire’s outpatient clinic. In addition, I provide individual therapy as well as lead the women’s “survivor of trauma” group. Some hobbies of mine include making jewelry, refinishing (and more recently building) furniture, antiquing, and gardening. I love a good joke, cheesy or not, so feel free to drop in and tell me a few!
Elizabeth McIntosh, LCPC
I earned both my undergraduate and graduate degrees from Towson University with a concentration in counseling psychology. I have experience in family counseling and leading social skills groups for neuro-atypical children, as well as those on the autism spectrum. I absolutely love working with kids and found that I have a passion for special needs children and their families. In my free time, I love to cook, do yoga, and spend quality time with my husband, family, and friends.
Christa Morton, LGPC
Assistant Program Director
My clinical experience centers around working with adolescents dealing with a variety of mental illnesses including: anxiety, trauma, depression, and self-harming behaviors. In graduate school, I completed a yearlong internship where I conducted individual, group, and family therapy in a Partial Rehabilitation Program in Harford County. I also have experience working with adults in a hospital setting and I completed research on ADHD and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). I specifically enjoy incorporating art therapy, mindfulness, and exercise into therapy. I am an onsite and offsite therapist at Aspire. In my free time, I enjoy running, hiking, and hanging out with my friends and family. I just relocated to the Baltimore area and am excited to explore the
Louis Blasetti, LCPC Compliance Officer
I have been at Aspire Wellness Center for two years. I have experience working with clients who have anxiety, substance use, and anger management issues. I enjoy leading the relapse prevention and anger management groups here at Aspire. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, gardening, and listening to music.
David Ehrlich, LCPC
After earning my undergraduate degree in psychology and philosophy at UMBC, I began working as a service coordinator for a psychiatric rehabilitation program in Baltimore city. I helped people achieve their goals and make progress in their lives, which I found extremely rewarding. Therefore, I decided to continue my education at the University of Baltimore, earning my graduate degree in applied psychology with a specialization in counseling. After earning my degree, I spent three years running an intensive outpatient program for adults with substance abuse problems. In 2013, I started my own private practice where I specialized in helping people with anxiety, grief/loss, and depression. I am an onsite and offsite therapist at Aspire. In my spare time, I play football in a social sports league and bike ride on the beautiful trails in the Baltimore area.
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