Our Team

Aspire Wellness Center has a multidisciplinary approach to treatment and our staff is comprised of an eclectic group of skill-centered professionals. While each person brings something unique to Aspire, it is our work as a team that helps us best help you.

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Aspire Wellness Center has a multidisciplinary approach to treatment and our staff is comprised of an eclectic group of skill-centered professionals. While each person brings something unique to Aspire, it is our work as a team that helps us best help you.

Co-founder of Aspire Wellness Center, I received a Bachelor of Science degree in the field of psychology, and a Master of Social Work degree at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Co-founder of Aspire Wellness Center, I have been providing psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, and adults for more than 10 years with proven success.

Executive Director

I have an undergraduate degree in psychology from University of Vermont and a master's degree in social work from University of Maryland. I worked at Catholic Charities for 18 years in their school and residential programs. I have over 25 years of experience working with children and families with a focus on trauma.

I grew up in Delaware and attended the University of Delaware for my undergraduate degree majoring in psychology and interpersonal communication.


Director of Compliance and Quality Assurance

I earned my undergraduate degree in psychology and criminology from the University of Maryland, College Park. After graduating, I started working at Sheppard Pratt Hospital as a mental health worker on the inpatient psychotic disorders unit.

Medical Director

I graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with my bachelor's degree in psychology and criminal justice.

Assistant Medical Director

I began working as a psychiatric RN in 2005 and throughout my career have worked primarily with children/adolescents and their families.


PRP Director/Specialist

I earned a master’s degree in Social Work from Louisiana State and obtained my LMSW shortly after.  

Human Resource Director

I bring over 10 years of administrative experience and customer services to Aspire.

HR & Payroll Supervisor

I have a Bachelor’s degree from Belmont University in Nashville, TN.

Billing Manager

I have worked in the medical field for over two decades now and I have been at Aspire since they opened in 2010.

Billing Supervisor

I have over 15 years of medical billing experience with providers of different specialties.

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

My specialty in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

I obtained my bachelor's degree in nursing from Coppin State University in Baltimore, masters from Walden University, and post-masters from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia.

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with 25 years of registered nurse experience.


Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

My name is Sylvianne Akum, I am a Board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I went to college at Marymount University, where I studied Nursing and earned my Diploma degree.

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

I graduated with my Master's from Virginia Commonwealth University.

I am a California native where I first began my journey into becoming a therapist with a bachelor’s degree in theatre and double minors in psychology and musical theatre at the University of Southern California, followed by a master's degree in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara.

After several years of working in various nonprofit organizations with children, adolescents, and adults, I received a Master of Science degree in counseling psychology from Loyola University and became a therapist.

I have an undergraduate degree and a master's in psychology from Towson University.

As a therapist, I strive to create a safe counseling environment where individuals feel comfortable sharing their experiences, expressing their feelings, and developing a deeper connection with themselves.

I am a Maryland native, born and raised in East Baltimore County.

I am a compassionate person-centered therapist with a degree in Clinical Counseling from Johns Hopkins University.

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work, both from University of Maryland.

After graduating Cum Laude with a degree in Psychology from Gettysburg College, I obtained my Masters Degree from Loyola University Maryland.

I earned an undergraduate degree in social work with a minor in psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a master’s in social work from the University of Maryland.


I was born and raised in North Carolina and relocated to Maryland, where I earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from UMBC and a master’s degree in social work from UMB.

I earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from UMBC before receiving my Master's in Social Work from University of Maryland, Baltimore. I have experience working in a variety of settings with a diverse population base from working at the Sheppard Pratt health system for several years.

As a therapist, I aspire to create a warm and compassionate environment where clients can feel safe exploring and expressing themselves.

I am a proud Naval Veteran and am glad to continue to serve my community by working with children and adolescents and their families. 


In our work together, I can support you in navigating the uncertainty that you experience within yourself and within your environment.


I am a clinical social worker who is passionate about centering clients as the experts in their own lives.


I am a Maryland native and received my MSW from UC Berkeley. I have been in the behavioral health field since earning my bachelor’s at Colorado College, working with individuals struggling with mental health, substance use, and other life and social issues.


I grew up in Washington D.C, which I feel has inspired my passion for music, mental health awareness and psychology.

I am a therapist with a focus on anxiety, OCD, depression, family dynamics and trauma.

I earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, as well as a Master’s of Social Work from the same school!

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science in Applied Psychology with a concentration in Counseling from The University of Baltimore.

I am primarily focused on work around trauma, sex, gender, and relationships with women (cis & trans), nonbinary and trans folks, and members of the LGBTQ communities I see therapy as a place of great hope.

As a therapist, I hope to empower and support clients while they face unique challenges in their lives.

I am a therapist with a master's degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

My name is Miki and I received my Social Work degree from the University of Maryland.

I completed my bachelor's degree in social work from Salisbury University and attained my master's degree in social work from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work.

Therapist

I attended McDaniel College for Clinical counseling.

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

My name is Amy O’Neill, and I was born and raised in Maryland. I started my nursing career at a vocational high school where I graduated as a licensed Practical nurse (LPN).

My name is Jazmin Lawrence and I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in clinical social work and advocacy. I have a breadth of experience in outpatient mental health and a passion for therapy.

I have been a licensed clinical social worker for 14 years and have experience in a variety of settings working with children and families for over 20 years now.

I am a down-to-earth therapist who is passionate about helping my clients to break free from the issues that keep them in a state of distress, or not feeling their best. My goal is to help my clients to tap into their power to find a renewed sense of self that is full of potential.

I practice from a person-centered space utilizing a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness approaches. I see my clients as the experts on their lives and aim to support them in reaching the goals they set for themselves. We are partners working together in pursuit of growth, balance, and resilience.

My name is Kirsten, I’m from Meriden, Connecticut but I’ve lived in PG County, Maryland for the last few years now.

I earned my master's degree from University of Maryland, School of Social Work.

Fatima Zia is a Pakistani-Afghan American who was born in NYC and raised in Maryland. She is passionate about increasing access for marginalized groups via holistic and interdisciplinary care models including Trauma-focused, IFS, Attachment-based, Mindfulness-based, and Person-centered.

I continued at Towson University to obtain my master of arts in clinical psychology.

I earned a Master’s degree in Applied Psychology, Counseling Psychology concentration, from the University of Baltimore in 2023. Prior to this, I worked for four years in an inpatient psychiatric hospital setting with diverse populations, though primarily with young adults. I earned my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, in Spanish Language, Literature, & Culture.

PRP Worker

I am a full-Time Graduate Student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore studying to obtain my Masters in Social Work (MSW) to be a Licensed Mental Health Therapist.

I have a bachelor’s degree in Social work from Morgan State University.

Administrative Assistant

I possess multiple years of experience in different medical settings and found that working in the healthcare field is a great fit for me.

Office Manager

I have a degree in business administration from Sweden.

Administrative Assistant

I earned my bachelor’s degree from Towson University and have held several positions including insurance sales, veterinary technician, nursing assistant, and scheduling coordinator.

Administrative Assistant

With 17 plus years of administrative and secretarial expertise in healthcare services, mostly in mental health, I’ve acquired many skills that has prepared me to thrive in the most challenging situations. 



Administrative Assistant

I come with numerous years of administration and management expertise under my belt. I have been labeled as being very ‘resourceful’ and will get the job done. 


Administrative Assistant

I studied environmental science and geography at UMBC.

Administrative Assistant

I am originally from Pennsylvania and earned my bachelor’s degree from Penn State University.

Administrative Assistant

I Graduated with a bachelor's degree in communication and journalism from NJ. 

Administrative Assistant

I bring 30+ years’ experience ranging from hands on patient care to management of clinical services.

Administrative Assistant

I have worked in customer service for over 10 years, and find joy in helping others.

Administrative Assistant

Hello, I am Stacey Steiner.

Administrative Assistant

I have close to 20 years of customer years of customer service experience in both front line customer facing roles and as a leader of those in those roles.


Administrative Assistant

I hold a BA in Women's Studies from UMD College Park and an MFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design.

Administrative Assistant

I Graduated from UMBC in 2019 with a degree in geography and environmental science.

Administrative Assistant

I love being a mom and taking care of my kiddos!

Administrative Assistant

I am most passionate about my work, and family.

HR Administrative Assistant

I am a hard worker. I don't like being late I prefer to always show up early.

Administrative Assistant

I have over three years of customer service experience.

Administrative Assistant

Originally from Maryland but lived in Pennsylvania for a little bit.

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