As Licensed Clinicians, we are always sure to move at a comfortable pace throughout this new but important process. We are a multi-specialty counseling practice with offices in Millersville & Catonsville. Our Licensed Therapists specialize in Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Trauma, Life Coaching, Stress & Anger Management, School Issues, and Social Skills Training Groups. Due to our relatable treatment style, our team is most known for building strong rapport with children, teens and young adults. We are proud to have received patient referrals from: community school personnel, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Sheppard Pratt Health System, as well as a variety of Community Physicians.
Sal Schittino earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology at Washington College and was employed at Sheppard Pratt Psychiatric Hospital for 5 years. Sal provided mental health services on the acute dual diagnosis unit which consisted of patients suffering from a psychiatric disorder paired with a substance abuse. Upon leaving Sheppard, Sal did extensive traveling through Europe and Southeast Asia. After returning from his international travels, Sal earned a Master’s Degree from McDaniel College in Community Mental Health. He was then employed at Millersville Psychological Services under the supervision and guidance of Larry Iacarino, NCSP and Leslie Naimaster, LCPC, counseling children and teens with adjustment, spectrum and learning disorders. Currently, Sal is an individual and group psychotherapist at Community Mental Health Associates. Sal treats adolescents and young adults ranging from 10-25 years of age, and specializes in trauma and adjustment disorders. Sals’ therapeutic groups consist of social skills building, assertiveness training, and emotional regulation.
Brianna Garrold is a Board Certified and Licensed Clinical Professional Art Therapist, as well as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Brianna’s person-centered and strength-based approach to treatment provides space for collaboration to meet each client’s individual needs. Using a unique blend of art therapy and counseling, Brianna incorporates cognitive-behavioral therapy with mindfulness and studio-based approaches to encourage art-making to increase effective daily coping, build strong personal resilience, aid in the expression of difficult emotions, and better manage anxiety and trauma symptoms. Brianna works with clients of all ages and backgrounds, with special interests in helping children, adolescents, and the military community. She specializes in trauma, grief and loss, identity development, and emotion regulation/stress management skills. Brianna earned her Masters in Art Therapy and Counseling from George Washington University. Her previous work experiences include working with the following organizations: The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt Health Systems, Arundel Lodge, Inc., and the Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (RICA-Baltimore).
Mike is a native Baltimorean and a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor collaborating under the supervision of Adam Iacarino. His practice focuses on anxiety, depression, interpersonal challenges, and self-esteem. Mike draws from a wide breadth of evidence-based cognitive-behavioral interventions combined with solution-focused approaches, drawing from mindfulness and other orientations when appropriate to help clients achieve their mental wellness goals. His work is always strengths-based and client-centered. Mike earned Bachelor degrees in Education and Music, a Master’s in School Counseling and a Master’s in Clinical Psychological Science all from the University of Maryland. He completed his counseling practicum and internships working with students in Prince George’s County Public Schools and Montgomery County Public Schools. Mike also served as an Accessibility & Disability Counselor at the University of Maryland for 3 years where he helped undergrad and graduate students with medical and psychological disabilities develop and implement accommodation plans as well as mediate concerns between students and professors. Mike currents serves as a Professional School Counselor at Herbert Hoover Middle School in Potomac, MD meeting the academic, career/college, and social/emotional needs of his students.
Adam earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Stevenson University, was inducted into the Psychological Honor Society (Psi Chi), and holds a Master’s Degree in Community Mental Health from McDaniel College. After achieving National Counselor Certification (NCC) status, Adam is now a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LC#5778) in the state of Maryland and a Board Certified Supervisor with expertise in such areas as Depression, Anxiety, Spectrum Disorders, ADHD and Psychoeducational Testing for all ages. Adam founded Community Mental Health Associates in 2010 and provides regular consultation to various psychiatric hospitals as well as Anne Arundel County, Howard County and Baltimore County public and private schools.
Andrea Ellis earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from St. Mary's College of Maryland. Upon graduation, she worked at Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (RICA) as a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Associate for 4 years. She earned her Masters Degree from McDaniel College in Community Mental Health. Under the supervision of Adam Iacarino, LCPC-S, Andrea works with children and adults who have anxiety, depression, stress management, have been abused or who have experienced loss.
Melanie LeBrun received her Bachelor of Science degree from Frostburg State University in 2013 and her Master of Science degree from McDaniel College in 2020. She believes in creating a comfortable therapeutic environment to help clients build the confidence that will allow them to meet their goals. She blends a person-centered approach with creative problem-solving to help clients discover what works for them. Under the supervision of Adam Iacarino LCPC-S, Melanie works with teenagers and young adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, and adjustment issues.
Colleen Wilcox is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LC#7834) and Board Certified Supervisor in the state of Maryland. She received her Master’s Degree in Community Mental Health from McDaniel College. Prior to joining Community Mental Health Associates, she worked as a therapist at The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt Health System and a College Counselor at The Maryland Institute College of Art. She has provided inpatient therapy, partial hospitalization, and outpatient settings, and enjoys working with clients throughout the lifespan. Colleen practices clinical work from an integrative framework grounded in psychodynamic, CBT, and interpersonal approaches. Her special interests include the treatment of Eating Disorders, LGBT issues, Identity Development and Positive Psychology.
Dr. Judi Grunwald is a Parent Communication Specialist, focusing on the interactions and dynamics of parent-child relationships. She earned a PhD in Human Development from the University of Maryland, and a Certificate in Integrative Health & Wellness from the University of Arizona. Dr. Judi has worked to support and educate parents in New York, Arizona and Maryland. Her specialty is strengthening the connection between parents to their son or daughter regardless of their age or unique history.
"Communication is to relationships what breathing is to living." ~Virginia Satir
Community Mental Health Associates, LLC
1110 Benfield Blvd, Suite H., Millersville, MD 21108 / 1701 Edmonson Ave., Suite 202, Catonsville, MD, 21228
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