About Harford Counseling

Jennifer Redding, LCSW-C

Executive Director

Jennifer Redding, LCSW-C has been working in the fields of mental health and addiction for 20+ years. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia and her Master of Social Work Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

Ms. Redding has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including inpatient, residential, a non-public school setting, non-profit, and private practice. Ms. Redding has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families in each of these settings. While Ms. Redding has a broad clinical experience base, she specializes in working with those who are coping with addiction, dual diagnosis and/or trauma issues.

Ms. Redding is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidenced based practice found extremely effective in providing relief and healing for those suffering with addiction and trauma, as well as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). TF-CBT, an evidence-based practice used in treating children impacted by trauma.

Ms. Redding created Harford Counseling in July 2009 as a way to provide quality, evidence-based treatment to those dealing with addiction, mental health issues or a combination of both.

 

Nancy Piccicuto, LCSW-C

Clinical Director

Nancy approaches therapy from the perspective that the alliance between therapist and client is the key to success, offering a respectful, collaborative, warm and comfortable environment in which clients may discover their personal path toward growth and healing. Though therapy is serious work, she incorporates creativity and humor into each session.

Nancy earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Towson University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Salisbury University.

Nancy is an approved supervisor by the Board of Social Work Examiners for social workers needing supervision for licensure as well as consultation for clinical cases.

At Harford Counseling, Nancy sees families, couples, groups, and individual clients around diverse issues including anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, communication issues and effective management of anger. She is also well-versed in mental health needs of clients coping with cancer diagnoses and treatment.

 

Yvonne Taylor, NP

Yvonne has been a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for over 12 years and has been in the field of Nursing for more than 27  years.

She is a graduate of The State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Yvonne has experience working with clients across the lifespan and currently welcomes patients ages 10 and up for medication assessment and management at Harford Counseling.

 

 

 

 

 

Ashley Spittel, LCSW-C

Ashley Spittel, LCSW-C, has worked in the field of social work for over 10 years. Ashley received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work from Frostburg State University and her Master of Social Work Degree from University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Throughout her career in social work, Ashley has worked in a variety of settings including treatment foster care, Level 5 Non-Public education, outpatient mental health and in-home therapy. The majority of Ashley’s experience consists of working with culturally diverse families, adolescents and adults, as well as children. She has experience working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, anger issues and communication.

Ashley has training in Functional Family Therapy (FFT), a strength based model of therapy for families with adolescents based on the foundation of respect and acceptance. Ashley is also trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). TF-CBT is an evidence-based practice used in treating children impacted by trauma.

Ashley is dedicated to helping her clients reach their personal goals and improve their well-being in a warm and supportive environment.

 

Jill Latteri, LCSW-C

Jill Latteri, LCSW-C, has been working in the field of mental health for over fifteen years. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Siena College in Albany, New York and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University in New York, New York.

Jill has worked in a variety of settings with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She has extensive experience in working with children and adolescents who have experience significant trauma. She also works with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and grief and loss. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT.) Jill believes in empowering clients, helping them improve their mental well-being and guiding them toward the changes they wish to make.

Jill has also been providing clinical supervision to new social workers for ten years. She helps to provide guidance and develop their skills to provide the best, most effective and appropriate services for clients. She helps social workers learn from their experiences and apply learning into their practice.

 

Melanie Barnes, LCSW-C

Melanie received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Salisbury University and Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work.

Melanie has been working in the field of social work for over seven years providing clinical services to adolescents and families as well as couples and individuals.
It is Melanie’s belief that successful therapy begins with developing a therapeutic alliance with each client through the building of trust and rapport.
Melanie works to meet the client where they are. To understand what they are feeling, where they are coming from,  and what they are going through. With this, Melanie helps the client to reflect, gain wisdom and insight into themselves, and work through life’s challenges and towards achieving their desired goals.

Melanie utilizes different modalities including aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), strengths based treatment, and mindfulness.

 

Karey Skinner-Steiner, LCSW-C

Karey believes the cornerstone of therapy is building a positive relationship together. She works with children ages 4 years and older. Karey is skilled in family therapy, and also sees adult patients. In her work, Karey draws from over 10 years of experience, during which she has developed a strong knowledge of child development and sensitivity to the needs of families with children. She works with patients who have: ADHD symptoms, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and anger management concerns. Her experience has also included working with people who identify as being on the Autism Spectrum utilizing empirically supported approaches.
Within the past couple years, she has been working more with adults and adolescents who identify as transgender or LGB.
Karey has a Masters of School Social Work from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, and is trained in Trauma Focused CBT. She believe that her patients find her to be an empathetic therapist, who tries to be both sensitive and affirming of others and their personal backgrounds, and uses this knowledge of identity intersectionality to work towards growth and healing

 

 

Laura Tarte, LCSW-C

Laura is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-C) who strives to use humor, compassion and warmth to provide each individual, couple or family with a safe place to begin their personal journey in therapy. Laura believes that a strong therapeutic relationship is key to personal change, and is continuously honored when a client allows her to be part of their journey.

With a theoretical background rooted in Cognitive Behavioral and Strengths Based therapy,
Laura is skilled at enhancing therapy with a wide variety of methodologies to best meet clients needs. She excels at providing trauma informed care to those struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD and co-occurring issues.

Laura received her Bachelor of Social Work from Ramapo College of NJ and her Master of Social Work from Rutgers University. With over 18 years experience providing psychotherapy, Laura is also a Certified Supervisor for social workers and an Approved Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Supervisor and is a member of the Harford County Trauma Institute.

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