One of the biggest strengths of our practice is our team. We are a dedicated team of professionals who are passionate about helping our clients, community and each other!
03.25.2022- Some of us had never even met yet we had been working together at Peak for the past two years since the Pandemic. Each of us were given a "piece of the puzzle" to paint and once completed, we had to put it all together. What we realized during this activity is that we each bring a unique piece to the puzzle, a perspective and way of dosing things and we all fit together!
Laurie Nnicholson, LCMHCA
I am passionate about working with others to learn more about themselves, face their issues such as anxiety, depression, anxiety, PTSD, or whatever it might be and to then learn how to heal and live their best lives. I am easy going and a good listener.
Antonia Verhine, LCSW
Antonia Verhine, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Specialist who takes an integrative approach to psychotherapy and who understands the power of taking action in life!
Sarah Thomas Mariano, LCSW
Sarah Thomas Mariano, LCSW offers each person she works with an opportunity to challenge current ways of thinking while providing a warm and inviting place to work through identified areas of need.
Douglas Mariano- (Pending/Onboarding)
Masters of Social Work Intern (Pending LCSWA approval)
Doug loves to work with kids, families, couples and adults as he continues to grow as an emerging clinician.
Alicia Blankenship, LCSW
Alicia’s life passion is helping those who have experienced trauma become empowered and not allow the trauma to define the rest of their life – to see them thrive and not just survive!
Achievements in life begin with your decision to take that first step, and that first step can be scary sometimes. As your counselor, I aspire to walk alongside you in your journey towards accomplishing your most sought after goals. Regardless of where you might be in your journey, I believe counseling can guide you towards a deeper understanding of what circumstances have led you to where you are today.
Maxwell Kirn, LCSW, CCTP-II
Max is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in trauma treatment (both single incident and complex) and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level II (CCPT-II).
Kennedy Pagliari, LCSWA
Kennedy works closely with her clients, using a variety of therapeutic modalities and believes that each person has the ability to make significant changes in their lives, no matter the age.
Pendy Payne, LCSW
Clinical Supervisor & Outpatient Therapist
We all have a special talent in life. "Pendy" has been blessed with the patience of a saint and the demeanor to match it! Pendy's passion is working with kids and adults to help them feel better about themselves and their lives!
Laurie MacDonald, LCSW
School-based Therapy Program (SBTP) Director & Outpatient Therapist
Laurie Macdonald, LCSW specializes in working with adolescents and children, creating a supportive and empowering environment for those that she serves.
Elena Rael, LCSW
Elena is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who is intentional about creating a safe space for her clients to processing their thoughts, feelings and stress in life.
Julianne Evans, LCMHC
Julie is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)! Have you felt like you could use a non-judgmental person to talk to who can be objective and help you sort through things without making you feel bad? Julie empowers men and women to seek their truth and trust themselves- all while empowering them and helping them take time to care for themselves.
Cindy Hickman, LCMHC
Cindy specializes in working with adults, adolescents and children, supporting a safe space for recovery from life's problems and challenges in a warm and inviting way.
Samantha Mahon, LCMHCS
Practice Owner & Outpatient Therapist
Sam works primarily with adults who have are looking to make some major shifts in their lives. Trained in Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) & Hypnosis, clients experience rapid and lasting changes from the inside out.