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!

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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! 

Team Members

Laurie Nicholson, LCMHCA

Laurie Nicholson, LCMHCA

Outpatient Therapist

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.

D'Nise Williams Braswell, LCSWA

D'Nise Williams Braswell, LCSWA

Outpatient Therapist

Supportive, collaborative, and focused on you, D'nise offers a compassionate space to just 'be' and focus on you!

Antonia Verhine, LCSW

Antonia Verhine, LCSW

Outpatient Therapist

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!

Beverly Brosnick, LCSWA

Beverly Brosnick, LCSWA

Outpatient Therapist

Beverly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate who is passionate about helping make important changes in their lives.

Sarah Thomas Mariano, LCSW

Sarah Thomas Mariano, LCSW

Outpatient Therapist

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)

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 Blankenship, LCSW

Outpatient Therapist

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!

Melodye Ranyak, LCMHCA

Melodye Ranyak, LCMHCA

Outpatient Therapist

Warm & inviting, Melodye offers a gentle and authentic approach to therapy.

Mikayla Rush

Mikayla Rush

Clinical Intern

Achievements in life begin with your decision to take that first step, and that first step can be scary sometimes.

Kristen Glees, LCMHCA

Kristen Glees, LCMHCA

Outpatient Therapist

Today is not too late to make a lasting change in life!

Maxwell Kirn, LCSW, CCTP-II

Maxwell Kirn, LCSW, CCTP-II

Outpatient Therapist

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).

Erika Hoeckberg, LCSWA

Erika Hoeckberg, LCSWA

Outpatient Therapist

Erika loves working with teens and adults who are ready to take a step in the right direction!

Kennedy Pagliari, LCSWA

Kennedy Pagliari, LCSWA

Outpatient Therapist

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

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

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 Rael, LCSW

Outpatient Therapist

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.

Don Sanders, LCMHC

Don Sanders, LCMHC

Outpatient Therapist

Don works with teens, adults and couples offering a wealth of real life experience and knowledge when working with clients.

Patty Lytwyn, LCMHCA

Patty Lytwyn, LCMHCA

Outpatient Therapist

Patty is an expressive and artistic therapist who brings her authenticity and warm connectedness to her counseling sessions.

Julianne Evans, LCMHC

Julianne Evans, LCMHC

Outpatient Therapist

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.

Joanne Lisa, LCMHC

Joanne Lisa, LCMHC

Outpatient Therapist

Joanne specializes in helping people learn and set healthy boundaries in many different areas of life through a compassionate, heart-felt lens.

Matt Morano, PhD., LCMHC

Matt Morano, PhD., LCMHC

Outpatient Therapist

Matt Morano, PhD. is a Educational Psychologist who specializes in working with a wide variety of clients from age 18 and up.

Cindy Hickman, LCMHC

Cindy Hickman, LCMHC

Outpatient Therapist

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

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.