ANN MARIE BROWN, LCSW-C
After 30 years of working at a public agency in foster care and adoption, my knowledge base is strong in child development, family dynamics, addiction, trauma and loss and working with diverse backgrounds.
In my clinical practice, I work with children, older teens, parents and adults on issues related to parenting, anxiety, depression, personal crisis, adoption challenges and Perinatal Mood Disorders.
If you are experiencing sadness, anxiety, overwhelm or discontent, I can help you with moving forward. While working together, I will take the time to understand and assess your situation. This may include problems that may simply require some guidance and support to overcome, as well as long standing patterns of thinking that are hindering your relationship with others.
My approach is very honest, solution focused and strength based. I will work to empower you to gain new perspectives that will offer you opportunity for growth and increased happiness.
EDUCATION: Catholic University of America Washington, D.C.
Master of Social Work May 1988
University of Maryland College Park, Md.
Bachelor of Special Education December 1984
SOCIAL WORK EXPERIENCE:
1990-present Baltimore County Department of Social Services
Foster/Adoptive Parent Services- Social Worker
Conduct home studies/licensing of prospective foster/adoptive parents adhering to COMAR standards
Complete home visits to assess strengths/weaknesses and family dynamics to determine their capacity to meet the needs of foster children
Provide support to families through counseling, education and community resources
Plan activities/workshops for families
PRIDE trainer for foster families
Provide foster care services to children and parents
Darius Sanders, MSW, LCSW-C
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY- New York, NY
Masters of Social Work, 2015 –2016
MCDANIEL COLLEGE- Westminster, MD
Bachelor of Arts, 2011-2015
Baccalaureate Social Work Program
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School- Baltimore, MD
High School Diploma, 2007-2011
College/University Preparatory Program
KENNEDY KRIEGER INSTITUE-OUTPATIENT PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM, Baltimore, MD
Clinical Social Worker I, 07/25/16- Present
Client Population: Children, adolescents, adults, and families who are seeking mental health services
· Provide clinical care to children, adolescents, adults and families such as psychotherapeutic services, mental health and medically-focused psychosocial evaluations, therapeutic interventions, and coordination of care.
· Participate in patient & family centered interdisciplinary teams that reflect strengths and needs of our patients.
INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNITY LIVING- PERSONALIZED RECOVERY ORIENTED SERVICES PROGRAM (PROS), Brooklyn, NY
Social Work Intern, 2015- 2016
Client Population: Adults ages 18-80, who live with severe and persistent mental health diagnoses (e.g- Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder etc.)
· Provided psychosocial services to clients (Facilitated group and individual outpatient therapy to adult clients utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing)
· Facilitated 8-10 groups per week (Areas of content included clinical counseling, basic living skills training, financial management, goal acquisition, intensive relapse prevention, wellness-self management, and wellness recovery action planning)
· Dialectical Behavior Therapy
o DBT for Adolescents- 33hr Foundational Training
o DBT-12hour Training, 2018
· Wellness Self-Management (WSM) Training, 2016
· ACT: Peer Specialists: ACT and Beyond Training, 2016
· Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) by Center for Practice Innovations Training, 2016
· ACT: Promoting Recovery through a Mobile, Team-based Approach by ACT Institute Training, 2016
· ACT: Person-Centered Treatment Planning in Assertive Community Treatment by ACT Institute Training, 2016
Licenses and Certifications
· Maryland State Social Worker License- Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LCSW-C): #21896
· Red Cross Adult/Child CPR/AED Certification,
· Red Cross First Aid Certification
ARLENE S. KLEINMAN, LCSW-C
Johns Hopkins University School of Professional Studies in Business and Education, Baltimore, MD
The Odyssey Certificate on Aging: July 2006
Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, New York, New York
M.S.W.: Clinical Social Work, June 1974
Dual Major: Working with Individuals and Families, and Working with Groups
The City College of New York, New York, New York
B.A. Cum Laude: Psychology, June 1972
Secretary of Sigma Alpha Honor Service Society
Private Practice, July 2017 to present.
Clinical Social Work/Psychotherapist
Individual and couples counseling and psychotherapy. Utilization of cognitive behavioral therapy focusing on non-chemical coping strategies, mindfulness, healthy nutrition and smoking cessation.
Rosen-Hoffberg Rehabilitation and Pain Management Associates, P.A., Towson, MD: May 2015 to March 2018.
Clinical Social Work/Psychotherapist
For a pain management facility, duties include individual and couples counseling and psychotherapy. Utilization of cognitive behavioral therapy focusing on non-chemical coping strategies, mindfulness, healthy nutrition and smoking cessation.
Glen Meadows Retirement Community, Glen Arm, MD: May 2013 to April 2015.
Social Work Manager
For a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), duties include: manages Advance Directive/MOLST and code status process, psychosocial assessments, changing level of care/discharge planning, completes resident MDS/CAA forms, care planning, and organizing, implementing, evaluating the social work services of the facility, oversees Healthcare Center admissions, conducts Grief Support Group, and Alzheimer's Support Group.
Forest Haven Nursing Home, Catonsville, MD: May 2011 to May 2013.
Director of Social Work
For a nursing/skilled rehabilitation center, duties include: supervises social work staff, manages Advance Directive and code status process, psychosocial assessments, discharge planning, completes resident MDS/CAA forms, care planning, and organizing, implementing, evaluating and directing the social work services of the facility.
Saint Joseph Hospital, Towson, Md: September 2007 to June 2010.
Medical Social Worker
For an inpatient medical-surgical population, duties included: psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention, family and individual counseling, and discharge planning.
The Wesley, Baltimore, Md: November 2000 to January 2005
Director of Social Services
For a nursing home and assisted living facility, duties included: planning, organizing, implementing, evaluating and directing the social work services of the facility.
Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, Md: April 1993 to February 1999
Psychiatric Social Worker - Dept. of Psychiatry
For an inpatient psychiatric population, duties included: psychosocial assessment, individual counseling, family counseling, multi-disciplinary team treatment, discharge planning, and precertification and concurrent reviews of patients with their insurance companies.
Glass Mental Health, Pikesville, MD: March 1991 to March 1996
Clinical Social Worker, part time
For outpatient clients, duties included: family, marital, and individual counseling.
Jewish Family Services, Randallstown, MD: April 1985 May 1989
Clinical Social Worker
For outpatient clients, duties included: individual, family, marital counseling and group psychotherapy.
University of Maryland School of Social Work and Community Planning, Baltimore, MD: Sept. 1986 to May 1989
Duties included: Supervision and evaluation of graduate social work students.
Spring Grove Hospital Center, Catonsville, MD: July 1978 to July 1983
Psychiatric Social Worker
For an inpatient psychiatric population, duties included: crisis intervention, individual, group, and family counseling.
Member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
Member, Aging Committee of the National Association of Social Workers
Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager: C-ASWCM
Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work: BCD
Certified Clinical Social Worker, Maryland: LCSW-C License # 378
Certified Social Worker, New York: CSW
LOUISE B. HECK, LCSW-C
1992-3 Family Therapy Practice Center Externship Program, Washington DC
1989 Hunter College School of Social Work, New York, NY MSW One-Year Residency Program specializing in clinical social work
1983 Trinity College, Hartford CT. BA in Psychology and Theater
Senior Clinical Social Worker: Kennedy Krieger Institute Neurobehavioral Unit, Baltimore, MD 8/98-Present; Provided clinical social work services to the families of children with developmental disabilities and severe behavior problems on a 16-bed inpatient Neurobehavioral Unit. Perform social work services including psychosocial evaluation; assistance in adjustments to disability, and the hospitalization through psychosocial support.
Clinical Social Worker: Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Social Work Mental Health Clinic. Baltimore 1993-1998.:Provided mental health evaluations and psychotherapy to variety of patients: ADHD children, adolescents with behavioral issues, couples struggling with how to co-parent after a divorce as well as adults with mood disorders and/developmental disabilities.
Clinical Social Worker: UMMS; Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Baltimore 1991-1993:Assess family psychosocial functioning in relation to medical need and plan appropriate interventions. Provided counseling to families of children that are in a 40-bed unit.
Caseworker/Supervisor: Foster care and Adoption Agency NYC 1983-91. Maintained a 20 plus caseload. Monitored the children’s progress and care while in foster care. Provided counseling to the children and their foster and biological families. Upon receiving my Master’s Degree in Social Work, provided supervision for a foster care unit handling 105 cases. Directed the overall case planning for five caseworkers.
Offering psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families.
“Strength-focused” toward “skill-building” orientation.
Emphasis on intervening in family dynamics to enhance family functioning.
Experience with families dealing with issues surrounding disabilities
January 2015-present Sibling Leadership Network: back-up representative from MD.
April 2014- present Maryland Sibling Network: founding member
1992-Present, Maryland State LCSW-C #07505
1993-Present, member of NASW
1989 Certification: New York State CSW #04304-1