Our Therapists

Jacqueline Grantland, LCPC

The therapeutic relationship is essential in facilitating change and as a client it is important to choose the right therapist for you. I truly enjoy working with my clients and have over 15 years experience in the mental health field working with a diverse population. Previous work experience include working with children and adolescents in therapeutic foster care and group homes, as well as with victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. I enjoy working with the military community and as a Veteran of the United States Air Force and a military spouse, I personally understand the unique challenges of the military community. Speciality areas include trauma, eating disorders, and I have extensive training in the treatment of PTSD.

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of MD License Number LC4189 Board approved supervisor in Maryland
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC) 86515
  • Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • EMDR Level I and II
  • American Counseling Association
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors of Maryland
  • International Association of Eating Disordered Professionals
  • Prepare/Enrich Facilitator
  • Chi Sigma Iota (Counseling Honor Society)

Julie Devine, LCPC

Julie Devine is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (Maryland LC 5662) graduated from Prescott College in 2009 with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Equine Assisted Mental Health. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Biology from Kenyon College in 2005.

Ms. Devine is available on Tues and Wed afternoons and evenings. She also provides Equine Therapy on Monday and Thursday evenings.

She currently accepts BCBS and Self-pay clients. Please contact her directly to schedule an appointment at 240-298-6680 or devinej05@gmail.com

Jackie Biscoe, LGPC

Jackie Biscoe, LGPC has a passion for helping adults get relief from anxiety, panic attacks, OCD and other fear-related issues. She is a genuine therapist that uses a combination of conscious and unconscious approaches to provide lasting change. Jackie is also knowledgeable about the highly sensitive personality trait.

Jackie Biscoe graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2013 with a Masters in Psychology and completed post-graduate education at Bowie State in psychotherapy. Much of Jackie’s experience is working in crisis situations and threat assessment.

Accepting Blue Cross, Blue Shield and Carefirst insurances.

Kumi Pledger, LGPC

Hi! My name is Kumi Pledger. I am a LGPC and graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2017. I have over 4 years’ experience working in the mental health field with a diverse clientele. As a therapist, I strive to help you sleep better, worry less and enjoy life more! With the help of Reiki, Guided Imagery, Mindfulness, Trauma with Internal Family Systems (IFS) and other related modalities, I use personal insight and professional experience to provide clients with a safe place to be heard, free fears, reduce anxieties, eliminate unwanted behaviors, grow, improve and conquer insomnia. I love empowering others to achieve their goals and dreams and help people better understand themselves and the world we live in so that they can experience more of the joy life has to offer.

My approach as a therapist is compassionate and respectful, honoring each client’s unique strengths and resources to move forward in a process toward positive change and growth. I see children (as young as 3), adolescents, couples, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Clients, families and adults for various issues including, relationship challenges, supporting new and expectant mothers, eating disorders, adjustment problems, trauma, grief and loss. I believe everyone is capable of living a more meaningful, fulfilling life.

Joann Averill, LCSW

Crises or life stressors are often what initially bring people to therapy. Others come to work on old issues that continue to re-surface, causing problems for the individuals themselves or in their relationships with family, or at work. Many people find therapy to be a place where they can work on increasing personal insight and self-awareness in order to live more fulfilling lives, and work toward achieving their highest potential. Whatever brings you here, therapy can be a place to help you restore balance in your life and live life to the fullest. In therapy, we work together to bring about lasting change.

Much of the success of therapy depends on a comfortable fit between the individual and the therapist. I work with individuals, couples, and families. My approach is interactive, utilizing evidence-based psychology including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and meditation, and holistic and spiritual approaches according to client interest.

I have been in private practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2003. My past experiences include completing psychiatric evaluations in an emergency department, working in a psychiatric hospital, a residential treatment for children and adolescents, a halfway house for adults with substance abuse issues, and at a nursing home/rehabilitation center.

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