Patrick J. Baker – Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work
A native of Long Island, New York, Patrick Baker graduated from Providence College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and completed his Masters in Social Work at Adelphi University. He was selected for the U.S. Navy Health Services Collegiate Program for Clinical Social Work and completed his clinical fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital working in the Department of Oncology.
For the last eight years, Patrick has worked as an embedded/operational mental health provider with the U.S. Marine Corps between 1st Marine Division and III Marine Expeditionary Force. He currently serves as the Deputy Chief for the Naval Center of Combat Operational Stress Control for the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.
Patrick has developed clinical expertise in treating the spectrum of trauma disorders, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and complex bereavement. He has designed multiple third location decompression trainings for units returning from deployment and led the psychological responses for several training accidents resulting in significant casualties and loss of life. He believes in a pragmatic approach to mental health and works to leverage patient’s strengths as a means to develop resiliency.
Lindsey O'Donnell - Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor/Therapist
Hi! I’m Lindsey, a Licensed Professional Counselor providing mental health counseling services in Maryland. Making my clients feel accepted and supported is essential to me. My therapeutic environment is one where you will be truly seen and heard. I feel a warm empathetic space is necessary to foster the trust that is essential for therapeutic work to be done and for clients to thrive. I come to sessions without judgment or expectations so we can work as a team to determine what will help and how that looks.
I specialize in trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, maternal issues, and perfectionism especially when working with women and teens. I have additional counseling experience in adjustment disorders, ADHD, executive functioning issues, and military family life issues. I have experience working with all genders and ages. I believe in a mindful approach and love to incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) into my therapeutic work so we can quiet the negative inner dialogue that impacts how we see ourselves and the decisions we make. I am a LGBTQ+ ally.
Originally from New England, I earned my master of science in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and my bachelors degree in Psychology from Salve Regina University. In the last 18 years I’ve lived in every corner of the United States, from Massachusetts to Florida and Alaska to California. I currently live in Maryland near the shore of the Chesapeake Bay with my family and 2 dogs.
I’m here and ready to work together to make things better.
Amanda Peterson – Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor
Amanda Peterson is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor offering mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults. Amanda has always been drawn to the helping profession and has truly found her niche working as a child therapist.
Amanda earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Phoenix and her Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy from Liberty University. Amanda was able to work with the community at the Calvert County Health Department, where she gained experience working with clients ranging in age from 4-60 years old. Amanda has a passion for helping people find their way through difficult times. Amanda utilizes a variety of therapeutic strategies in sessions, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, Play Therapy, and is SYMBIIS certified. Amanda strongly believes that therapy should be tailored to the needs of each client and strives to create a welcoming, safe space for everyone she has the pleasure to work with.
Amanda has lived in Calvert County since 2005 with her husband and children.
Hannah Kamsheh - Clinical Intern, Northwestern University Mental Health Counseling Graduate Program
Hello! I specialize in individuals and couples experiencing disconnection, miscommunication, betrayal, trauma, and/or grief and loss. We will clarify needs, address boundaries, and engage with one another.
I provide strength-based, solution-focused therapy. My approach is realistic and pragmatic. Clients describe me as compassionate, collaborative, and insightful. A supportive, proactive approach that welcomes laughter, real talk, all honesty, no judgement.
I became a therapist because after surviving compound traumas, I vowed to help others live the lives they deserve. After working as a prison addictions counselor, then a US Navy intelligence officer, I bring a lot of life experience with me.
Credentials: Gottman Method Level 1 & 2
Trainings: Immigration Evaluations, RVAA MD Victim Advocate, Trevor Project ALLY, Trevor Project CARE, Compassion Fatigue, Trauma Practitioner, Grief and Loss
Education: University of Maryland, College Park; University of Baltimore; Northwestern University