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

With over 10 years of experience in the field, Nancy sees couples, families, groups, and individual clients around diverse issues including anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, communication issues, and effective management of anger. Nancy also offers Couples Communication Rescue: therapy for couples looking to strengthen, repair, and grow in their relationship.

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. People are sometimes surprised to find that therapy can be just as much about laughter as it can be about tears.

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.

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.


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.


Heather McQuay, LCSW-C

Heather has worked in a variety of settings including treatment foster care, Outpatient Mental Health, Residential Treatment Center for Children and Adolescents, in-home therapeutic supports and as a medical social worker.  Heather’s experience consists of working with children, adolescents, adults and families within in each of her work settings.

She also has experience working with addictions and providing counseling and support to patients with serious or chronic illnesses.

Heather is certified in trauma treatment for children and adolescents from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.  She is also trained by Kennedy Krieger Institute in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).Heather has experience working with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma and anger management.Heather is committed to assisting her clients in achieving their own personal goals and improving their lives.