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 collaborative, warm and comfortable environment in which clients may discover their path toward growth and healing. Though therapy is serious work, she incorporates creativity and humor into each session.

Principles of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness are used to help clients gain wisdom from the past, stay centered in the present, and look with hope toward the future.

Nancy’s education and social work experience have provided her with a deep understanding of the ways mental health, addictions, and trauma can impact individuals, relationships, and families.

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

At Harford Counseling, Nancy sees families, couples, groups, and individual clients.


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 Focusd-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.


Lauren Joeckel, MA, LCPC, CRC, CCDC, ICADC

Lauren holds a Master of Arts degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling with an area of specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of South Florida.

She holds a professional licensure as both a mental health clinician and a certified addictions counselor in the state of Maryland, providing co-occurring psychotherapy.

As a trauma-informed therapist, Lauren is also trained in crisis intervention and stress management working directly with our military and first responders, as well as the public.

She believes in the power of humor and service work to bring individuals and their community together to promote healing. Lauren enjoys physical fitness and the great outdoors, but is most passionate about the Orioles. She is also fluent in American Sign Language and provides psychotherapy to the Deaf community.



Darlene Suznavick

Office Administrator

Darlene is an enthusiastic, hardworking administrative professional.

With nearly 10 years of experience in customer service, she values the relationships she’s able to form within the community. She has spent the past 3 and a half years working in administrative roles with non-profit mental health and substance abuse agencies in Maryland.

Darlene understands the significance of accessible mental health and substance abuse treatment as well as how much courage it takes to take the first steps in reaching out for help. Darlene strives to be a supportive and respectful first point of contact for those seeking services.

Schedule an appointment with us!