Amber Frazier, LMSW


301.712.9015 ext. 1038


Amber believes in developing a trusting relationship where identified strengths are encouraged to foster confidence and positive growth. Amber uses creative devices to encourage children and adolescents to explore their emotions, social skills, and strengths in a safe environment. She also believes in discovering the function of behaviors and the underlying emotions behind them to work toward solutions and healthy alternatives. Amber celebrates diversity and understands that each client has unique gifts to contribute to their environments and the world.

Amber meets her clients where they are and when beneficial, includes families in the development of treatment plans, understanding that each client is unique. She provides a safe and nurturing space with individualized attention to your goals.


Amber obtained her Bachelor´s Degree in Social Work from Hood College. She graduated with her Master ́s Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work specializing in work with children and families. Amber has most recently worked as a Registered Behavioral Technician completing Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy with children and adolescents diagnosed with neurodevelopmental and social/emotional disabilities. She has experience working with children and adolescents ages 2 to 21 and most recently worked as an early intervention provider in behavioral modification, carrying out developmentally appropriate and client-specific treatment plans that promote one´s personal strengths while encouraging social, emotional and behavioral growth. Amber has also worked in school settings with children and adolescents diagnosed with varying disabilities, providing individual therapy while serving as a team member in their Individual Education Plans. Further, Amber serves as a Client Service Specialist in the forensic social work field, where she is skilled in connecting and advocating for children and families to obtain additional community supports and resources.


  • Developmental, Learning and Social/Emotional Disabilities

  • Advocating

  • Parent training

  • Behavioral modification

  • School setting

  • Social/emotional issues

  • Early intervention

  • Anxiety

Ethel Sayles, LMSW


301.712.9015 ext. 1030


Ethel offers licensed teletherapy to children, teens, and parents.  She believes in the power of empathy as a therapeutic tool and works had to create a safe, warm, and playful environment.  Ethel has a special affinity for helping kids navigate anxiety, trauma, and life transitions.


Ethel holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Delaware State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish from Salisbury University.  She is a Maryland Licensed Master Social Worker and currently offers telehealth services throughout the state.


  • Anxiety/Chronic Stress

  • Behavior Concerns

  • Trauma

  • Adjustment/Life Transitions

  • Parent Work


Iwona Gerner, LGPC


301.712.9015 ext. 1028

Iwona provides individual, couples and group therapy for adults who are seeking personal growth, experiencing grief and loss, or managing transitions in their lives. Her specific area of interest and experience are women and men who are struggling with fertility issues, pregnancy losses, living childless and more… Her passion in fertility and other reproductive issues is enhanced by both her personal and professional experiences with the challenges of family building and issues of loss. Iwona believes that life challenges have the potential of taking people down a path of self-reflection and healing. Iwona works from a holistic approach inviting clients in various mind-body-spirit experiences. She brings a mix of hope, professionalism and compassion that invites clients to feel safe and understood.

Iwona brings variety of professional and personal experiences with people of different cultures, ages and lifestyles. She has been kindergarten teacher, director of non-profit organization, development worker and pastoral assistant. Throughout her life and work she felt passionate about people and their uniqueness, assuring they felt heard and understood above all else.

Iwona offers therapy in following languages: English, German, Polish


Iwona holds a Master’s of Science in Clinical Community Counseling from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work in Cologne, Germany. There she worked for many years in settings that include inpatient psychiatric care, crisis intervention, addiction counseling and child/parent services. Iwona returned back to school to become a therapist. She is Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) and a Fertile Body Certified Therapist. She got additional trainings in loss and grief therapy, meditation, psychodrama, sand tray therapy and relaxation techniques.

She is a member of professional organizations: American Counseling Association, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and Resolve- The National Infertility Association.


  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Life Transitions

  • Stress Management

  • Grief and Loss

  • Addiction

  • Self Esteem and Personal Growth

  • Spirituality

  • Aging

  • Fertility Issues

  • Pregnancy Loss

  • Trying to Conceive After a Loss

  • Pregnancy After InFertility

  • Parenting Support



Elise G. Abromson, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist

301.712.9015 ext. 1018

Dr. Abromson is a Licensed Psychologist who works with children, adolescents, and teens. Dr. Abromson also works with parents and schools to develop behavior management plans and to mange other difficulties. Her goal is to pass on her knowledge and skills so that parents and children can apply them successfully to improve their everyday lives. Working with children, adolescents, teens, families, and parents is Dr. Abromson’s passion. This passion is reflected in the personal attention she gives to each and every one of her clients.

Dr. Abromson will be running various groups for children and parents. Please check her website for details. She is also available for speaking engagements and can be contacted through the information below.


Dr. Abromson earned her Doctorate and Masters degrees from the American School of Professional Psychology, where she had a Child and Family Focus. She was trained through such well known institutions as Children’s National Medical Center and The Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Abromson completed her Internship at the Children’s Medical Center of Dayton and the Ellis Human Development Center in Ohio. She completed her post-doctoral training at William Stixrud, Ph.D. & Associates in Silver Spring, Maryland. She has experience in hospital and community mental health settings as well as in private practice.


  • Attention and Behavior Difficulties

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Adjustment

  • Issues Related to Divorce

  • School Problems

  • Social Skills Development

  • Parenting Skills

Claire Wilhide, MS, NCC, LGPC


301.712.9015 ext. 1020


Claire provides psychotherapy for adults and older adolescents. Essential to her approach to therapy is creating a comfortable, safe, and trusting therapeutic relationship in which one can feel heard and understood. She helps individuals identify issues and patterns of coping that may no longer be useful and explore new positive approaches that support growth, insight, and change. She emphasizes developing a curious, compassionate stance toward oneself that allows for greater clarity and deeper meaning to emerge from life’s complexities.

Claire believes that “from the wound comes the gift” and so it is when we transform our woundedness and challenges into the gifts of growth and healing. The process invites us toward a greater sense of self integrity, resiliency and resourcefulness in engaging with life.


Claire holds a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola College in Maryland. She is licensed by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists and is also a National Certified Counselor. She obtained her Certification in Thanatology for Grief, Death and Dying. Claire is a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors and the Frederick County Mental Health Association.


  • Life transition counseling

  • Relationship Concerns

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Spirituality

  • Adult ADHD/ADD

  • Parents of ADHD/ADD children

  • Life Coaching

  • Grief and Loss including peri-natal loss

  • Parenting

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Stress Reduction and Guided Imagery

Zoë Worrell, LCSW-C


301.712.9015 ext. 1301


Zoë provides individual, couple, and group psychotherapy for adults. Her work and art as a therapist involves creating a safe, supportive, confidential setting that allows an individual to explore areas of concerns and promotes the opportunity for healing, change, and growth.

Zoë believes that the relationship between client and therapist is fundamental to the process of change. Through this relationship, an individual can engage in a journey of discovery that opens one’s life up to new possibilities in areas such as relationships, health, work, and creativity.


Zoë holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and has worked in settings that include inpatient psychiatric care, domestic violence, crisis intervention, and addiction counseling. She has also completed post-graduate training in the treatment of trauma at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.


  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Relationship Concerns

  • Addictions

  • Trauma

  • Group Psychotherapy

  • Supportive therapy through times of transition

  • Couple’s Counseling

  • Clinical supervision for licensed therapists and for LGSW’s seeking licensure