Elizabeth Ashman-Landry, LCSW-C
Elizabeth Landry, LCSW-C has been a practicing therapist since 1993. She works with middle school aged children, adolescents, families and adults. Elizabeth has extensive experience in the treatment of adolescents with mood and anxiety disorders. She has worked extensively with adolescent girls struggling with disruptive life circumstances (divorce/trauma), self-injurious behavior, school difficulties and eating disorders. In addition to her work with adolescents and families, Elizabeth also collaborates with the Eating Disorder Program at Blue Ridge Behavior Health.
Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park (1991) and her Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore (1993). She received her advanced clinical license (LCSW-C) in 1995 and completed post-graduate studies in family therapy from the Family Therapy Practice Center, Washington, DC, (1998) where she also served as a faculty member from 1998 to 2001. Elizabeth has taught as a Field Supervisor for the University of Maryland School of Social Work and has provided various training and in-service seminars for the Frederick County Public School system and Hood College. She also has extensive experience in the coordination of care with various legal, educational and medical service systems in the Frederick County area.
phone: 301-695-8390 ext. 204
Jennifer Atwell, LCSW-C
Jenn received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina, Asheville in 2003 and her Masters in Social Work specializing in Mental Health from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2009. She provided therapy at Villa Maria Behavioral Health Clinic for nearly six years. Her position with Villa Maria allowed her to become knowledgeable of the resources for at-risk families in the Frederick County area. In addition, her previous experience afforded her the opportunity to work collaboratively with Frederick County Public School staff and improve her skills in working with a treatment team of providers.
phone: 301-695-8390 ext. 211
Casey Blaser, LCSW-C
Casey provides individual, group and family therapy services specializing in relationships, attachment, self-harm, anxiety issues, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder. Her experience includes working at Frederick County Department of Social Services, Boys and Girls Homes of Montgomery County, Heartly House, Associated Family Counseling, Brooklane, and The Jefferson School.
She is a board approved supervisor for LGPCs and LGSWs, is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and has been a trainer of RAP (Response Ability Pathways / Circle of Courage) for the past 6 years and NMT (Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics) for the past 4 years. She is currently in the process of completing the requirements for being a DHMH approved trainer for CEUs.
phone: 301-695-8390 ext. 470
Mary Beth Curry, LCPC ACC
She earned a BA in psychology from West Virginia University (1990), a MS in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University (2003) and is currently in dissertation phase towards a doctorate in educational leadership at University of Pennsylvania.
phone: 301-695-8390 ext. 212
William Derbyshire, MSSA, LCSW-C
Areas of experience as a therapist include adolescents and their families, couples and individual therapy working in the framework of competency based and cognitive therapies. Bill works with people who experience difficulties in the areas of parent-child relationships, adolescent struggles, behavior problems in school and home, anxiety and depression and couples conflict. Bill also provides clinical services for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
phone: 301-695-8390 ext. 408
Kevin Graditor, LCSW-C
He also works with difficulties surfacing from various life transitions and treats individuals suffering from insomnia. Kevin works within the therapeutic framework of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and the Family Systems treatment model.
Kevin received his Bachelors degree in 1997 from Goucher College and his Masters degree from the University of Chicago in 2003. He received his advanced clinical degree in 2007. Kevin has extensive experience working within the Frederick County Public Schools at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, where he has presented to teachers and other faculty members on various topics such as behavior management within the classroom and deescalating the angry student. Kevin has been in private practice for over six years, and provides therapy in both English and Spanish.
phone: 301-695-8390 ext. 460
Mr. Graditor recommends these links:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
David Hudak, LCSW-C
As a member of the Blue Ridge Behavioral Health Services Developmental Team, Mr. Hudak works with children with high functioning autistism. He runs social skills groups for this population and children with ADHD.
phone: 301-695-8390 ext. 206
Elizabeth Pollack, LCSW-C
phone: 301-695-8390 ext. 207
Sue A. Shaffer, LCSW-C
Sue Shaffer, LCSW-C has been in practice in Frederick for over twenty years. She graduated from Goucher College, earned a Master's degree from Johns Hopkins University, and then a Master's degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Her post-graduate clinical training and experience developed into a specialty working with survivors of chronic trauma and loss, including family disruptions, abuse and neglect, divorce, and adoption issues.
Sue also works with people who have difficulties with parent-child relationships, family conflict, and with people who are experiencing life transitions such as adolescence into adulthood, mid-life and aging.
Sue provides therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. In addition to providing individual therapy, she works with families and couples. As a therapist working with families of divorce, Sue also serves in the roles of Parent Coordinator and as a coach in the Collaborative Divorce process.
phone: 301-695-8390 ext. 216
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