PEP Professional Members

PEP’s Professional members embrace and support PEP’s mission—to teach parents ways to build strong, healthy family relationships. Any individual, professional group or firm providing aligned services to families or individuals is encouraged to join. You can join by contacting the PEP office.

Professional membership benefits include:

Please note, while this list indicates current membership only and does not imply endorsement, we do value our Professional Members.

Kate Alcamo, LCMFT

Family Therapy Center of Bethesda, LLC

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist
As a couple and family therapist, I am committed to helping you strengthen, reconnect, and rebuild important relationships in your life. While I commonly work with couples and individuals, I specialize in working with children and adolescents as well as their families. In my work with children and teens, I work to provide a safe space which allows for them to explore themselves and their decisions without fear of judgement or criticism. I work to help them build a sense of self-worth and esteem, manage anxiety and/or depressive symptoms, negotiate peer relationships, develop skills that will assist them in reaching future goals, and learn healthy decision-making skills. With the family unit, I strive to rebuild and strengthen communication; negotiate rules, expectations, and consequences; explore healthy boundaries and how they might change as the teen gets older; and help the family move through this developmental phase in a way that promotes a balance between dependence and the teen’s growing autonomy. We are located in downtown Bethesda. To find out how you can make positive changes in your life and relationships, call 240-600-0968 or email info@familytherapyllc.com today. familytherapyllc.com

Emory Luce Baldwin, LCMFT

Family Therapy and Parent Education, Coauthor of Parenting With Courage and Uncommon Sense

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist
As a family therapist, a senior PEP leader for over 23 years and co-author of Parenting with Courage and Uncommon Sense, I am uniquely qualified to help you, your children and your teens become more calm, cheerful, cooperative and successful. You can see me at work with PEP’s Open Forum Counseling demonstrations as well as the PEP talks and classes I lead. I meet with adults, kids and teens at the PEP office on Thursdays and Fridays and at my home office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. My groups for Parents of Extra-Challenging Children are just right for parents who are looking for more personal support than provided in PEP classes and a more affordable alternative to private coaching or counseling. Email emory@emorylucebaldwin.com. emorylucebaldwin.com

Hetty Barnett, LCSW-C

Four Corners Counseling, LLC

Psychotherapist and Director

I believe that a core component of living is about learning and growing and expanding as our journeys unfold. And, I am passionately sympathetic about how hard this process can be, and how difficult it often is to be human! Adding parenting into the mix can bring these challenges to the fore.

Using the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of therapy – the fastest growing therapy modality today – my associates and I can help you identify and confidently respond to the challenges of your personal journey, and live the best version of yourself every day. Our style is non-judgmental, compassionate and warm — but also practical. Our therapists have expertise in mood disorders; interpersonal trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); stressful life transitions and major life events; addiction recovery; and couples therapy.

I especially enjoy working with professional women as “The Thinking Woman’s Therapist,” and with other therapists and healing professionals. I have developed a particular expertise in helping women discern and navigate separation and divorce. My background and master’s degree in theology, in addition to my master’s in social work, is appealing to many clients who appreciate spirituality and are attracted to the integration of spirituality and psychology.

Two Convenient Locations: MD: Easy Beltway On/Off, 10000 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20901. DC: Takoma Metro, 6230 3rd Street NW, Washington, DC 20011-1312

Call 301-960-8960 Email hetty@fourcornerswellbeing.com  fourcornerswellbeing.com

Sarah Berger

Capital Psychological Services, LLC

I use a warm, genuine, collaborative, and solution-focused approach to helping parents navigate the challenges of parenting. I always tell parents that I became a better psychologist when I became a parent. Through my extensive training and years of experience, I have gained expertise in how to navigate common parenting struggles (sleep, eating, behavior, homework, parent-child relationships), but you are the expert on your own kid. Together, we navigate what would best work for your child and family. In addition to working with parents, I provide cognitive-behavioral therapy to children, teens, and adults experiencing anxiety and/or medical conditions and I conduct brief assessments for independent school admissions. My practice is located in Chevy Chase, MD.  Contact me at 301-501-0130 or sberger@cappsychology.com

Caroline Bernhardt-Lanier

The Imago Center

Imago Therapy, individuals, couples and groups. Locations in Chevy Chase, Takoma Park, Foggy Bottom. Call 301-461-5591. Email caroline.bernhardt.lanier@imagocenterdc.com. imagocenterdc.com

Better Together Family Therapy

Robin Brannan, LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist, Founder and Director
We are a team of family therapists offering playful, positive psychotherapy for parents, children, and families. Whether guiding parents or children, we teach new skills through activities designed to engage each child’s natural curiosity and drive for mastery. We are especially skilled at helping families who are struggling with ADHD, Autism Level 1, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, executive function, family conflict, learning differences, and life transitions. We collaborate frequently with schools to minimize stress and maximize success in the classroom and can also provide individual and group therapy on site at several local schools. Low cost services are available via our Family Therapy Interns, and our Parenting Book Club is free!  Contact us in our Kensington office at 240-242-5185 or visit betterfamilytherapy.com to learn more.

Kamakshi (Kami) Sankar Boyle, LCSW-C

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Certified in Mindfulness for Clinical Practice with 14 years of experience providing culturally competent, trauma-informed counseling to individuals, families, and groups from diverse backgrounds. I specialize in helping adolescents, adults, parents, and families heal from trauma, grief, stress, anxiety, depression, cultural adjustment, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and family/relationship conflict. I offer Wellness Workshops to provide education, tools, and support in developing healthy coping skills. I accept some insurance plans for individual, family, and group sessions. kamisankarboyle.com

Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church Nursery School

Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church Nursery School provides an early childhood education which nurtures the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social growth of each child according to his or her needs. We believe young children learn best through play. Our programs incorporate stories, music, physical movement, indoor and outdoor play, as well as creative and sensory activities to foster a life-long love of learning. BHPCNS is a loving and caring community where children are encouraged to develop their own talents, uniqueness and self-esteem as they PLAY, GROW and LEARN.

Pascale Brady

The Challenge Coach

Life and Business Coach/Senior Parent Educator
Life coaching enables people to find self understanding and inner clarity, thus enabling the definition and attainment of any goals within the structure of accountability. As an Adlerian professional Life Coach, I empower individuals, couples, and groups to overcome challenges in life or at work, specializing in those related to transitions and relationships. I also coach parents to build and strengthen healthy, harmonious adult-child relationships in the home, and guide international expatriates and their families toward successful integration with their new culture and surroundings. As a Business Coach and Consultant, I guide executives and managers individually or as part of groups or teams to successfully master their challenges and effectively resolve problems. Serving clients everywhere and in three languages! Call 301-910-0765 for a free sample session, Email: Pascale.Brady@TheChallengeCoach.com, or book a session online at TheChallengeCoach.com

Eric Brooks

Long and Foster Realtors

I work with both buyers and sellers and I am very active in the local Montgomery County and Washington, DC, markets. I have been a licensed agent in DC, Maryland and Virginia with Long and Foster for the past six years and pride myself on “being there” for my clients. My office is located in Bethesda, and I believe in working in the community and being a part of the community. I strive to balance a full work life and hectic family life with a 3-year-old girl and a 1-year-old boy. I became a member of PEP because I believe it is a vital parenting organization. Located at 7700 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814. Call 703-622-2001. Email ewbrooks@gmail.com. ewbrooks.com

Hala Buck

Art Therapist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
A former PEP class leader, Hala integrates Adlerian theory, body/mind and Energy Medicine as well as sand play therapy. Through the creative process she guides adults and families facing life challenges to find their own inner wisdom, resources and solutions. She is a cross-cultural educator who teaches internationally and in the U.S. She specializes in multicultural and globally mobile families. No art skills required. Hala also is a certified Reiki Master. Email bridge989@gmail.com.

Anthony Carducci, Esq.

Carducci and Braggs, PLLC

As one of eight children who suddenly lost their mom, I realized that traditional estate plans, created by the typical estate attorney that had not experienced the tragedy that my family endured, did not ensure kids would be raised as their parents envisioned. Typical estate plans would not prevent kids from being taken by the authorities if their parents passed away or were incapacitated due to disease, illness or accident. After becoming the first attorney in my family, I founded Carducci & Braggs to serve families who do not want my story to become theirs. Locations in Chevy Chase, Northwest Washington, Arlington and Northern Virginia. Call 240-235-5070. Email anthony@carducciandbraggs.com. Carducciandbraggs.com

Marie Caterini Choppin, LCSW-C, LICSW

Lotus Point Wellness, Inc,

Owner and Director
Lotus Point Wellness is a comprehensive counseling and wellness practice devoted to helping our clients find more contentment in their lives. It is the culmination of a vision to help people develop inner resiliency, contentment, security in their relationships and a well-balanced lifestyle. At Lotus Point Wellness we believe in taking an approach that is collaborative, integrative and empowering, using proven approaches to relationship wellness and integrative healing. Our integrative approach includes counseling, yoga, nutrition and well-being workshops to help clients manage stress, anxiety and other elements that may be preventing living a happy, balanced life. We work with our clients to help them find their own pathway towards contentment. Lotus Point Wellness offers a full range of psychotherapy services including individual, family, couples and group therapy for all ages from early childhood through late adulthood with a special emphasis on helping create strong, loving and secure bonds within families and couples. Located in Silver Spring and Bethesda, Maryland. Call 301-960-1198. Email mchoppin@lotuspointwellnesscom. LotusPointWellness.com


Beth Ciangiulli

Stepping Stones Therapy

Stepping Stones Therapy is a pediatric speech-language and occupational therapy practice in Bethesda, Maryland that provides comprehensive evaluations, treatment and social skills groups to children of all ages. We are able to address a wide range of communication issues including, articulations disorders, motor speech disorders, expressive/receptive language disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning and Reading Disabilities and pragmatic/social language disorders. We also provide occupational therapy evaluations and treatment to children of all ages. We treat children who have difficulties with gross and fine motor development, motor planning, handwriting, posture, muscle tone, balance, body movement, visual-spatial skills, sensory integration (to improve over-sensitivity or under-reaction to touch, sounds, etc.) and attention and arousal (to improve movement/activity levels). Call 301-652-7800 or email info@steppingstonestherapy.com

Maya Coleman, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist
I provide support for young children (birth-6) and their families who are dealing with a range of issues including aggression and dysregulation in preschool settings; fears and anxieties; sleep challenges; conflict with siblings; and difficulties in attachment. I frequently work with families who are in the process of clarifying the impact of health challenges (including diet and gut health) and developmental issues on their child’s emotional experience and behavioral functioning. I provide comprehensive trauma evaluations for children with a history of episodic or complex developmental trauma, and I offer a structured trauma treatment program to teach parents concrete but powerful tools to help their child heal while strengthening the parent-child connection. Please feel free to get in touch with me to talk about how I might be helpful to your family. Located at 1867 Ingleside Terrace, NW, Washington, DC 20010. Call 202-413-6853. Email contact@mayacolemanphd.com. mayacolemanphd.com


Jen Dryer

Jen Dryer is a mother and parent advocate, supporting parents of children ages 0-5 who may have developmental delays navigate the complex and emotionally challenging process of getting their child the services and therapies they need in order to overcome their greatest challenges and close the gap with their age level peers. The mother of a son with mild Autism, she has and continues to navigate this process herself, and wants to share the expertise she has gained with parents on the early intervention journey. She stands alongside and guides parents through this logistically and emotionally overwhelming process, empowering parents to advocate as effectively as possible for their child as they navigate the early intervention process. She works with parents who have not yet had their child evaluated, those who have recently completed an evaluation and are starting to receive services, and those who are transitioning from at home to school-based services. For more information about Jen and her services, visit her website at jendryer.com or her facebook page at facebook.com/jendryerparentadvocate, or email her at jendryerparentadvocate@gmail.com.

Karen Esposito

Renaissance Art Center

I work with my husband, Sam, at our art center that holds instructional classes in art to people of all ages. We offer drawing/painting, pottery and digital arts, and after-school classes and summer camps are our specialty. By incorporating the Adlerian methods I’ve learned from PEP, I teach our instructors how to manage children of all ages. Students are guided through an educational art process in creativity, self-expression and problem solving that builds confidence and self-esteem. Please call 301-987-0377 or visit our website for more details about classes and camps. rcarts.com

Barbara Fairfield, LCMFT

Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist Private Practice
I specialize in working with couples and adult individuals in relationship therapy and/or group therapy. Currently, I conduct two all-female and one all-male therapy groups. I have office hours at PEP on Wednesdays from 10 am until 2 pm and office hours in Lanham on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. My therapeutic approach is based on Adlerian psychology and systemic therapy. Located at 8403 Margo Rd, Lanham, MD 20706. Call 301-552-1018.

Robbye Fox

The College Lady

Independent Educational Consultant
After shepherding her own 3 kids through the college selection and application process, which included navigating the athletic recruiting process and seeking accommodations for learning differences, Robbye saw firsthand just how complicated and overwhelming the process can be. She then became certified in the field of educational consulting to help ease the process for other families and help them avoid costly mistakes. Through her work as a Certified Parent Educator with PEP, Robbye has found a passion in helping parents with teenagers learn to not just survive those years, but to thrive by establishing stronger relationships. She brings this passion to the practice of guiding high schoolers through the process of finding the college that fits their academic interests and strengths, extracurricular activities and family resources. For information on how working with Robbye can save you time, energy and money, contact her by phone at 301-466-9712 or by email at Robbye@TheCollegeLady.com or visit TheCollegeLady.com.

Risa Garon, LCSW-C, BCD, CFLE

National Family Resiliency Center, Inc.

Executive Director and Co-Founder
The National Family Resiliency Center, Inc., provides individual, family and group therapy, KidsConnex, co-parent seminars and co-parent consultation and collaborative divorce services for families who are experiencing marital problems, separation, divorce and remarriage. NFRC has offices in Rockville and Columbia and has served families for the past 26 years. Columbia office located at 10632 Little Patuxent Pkwy. – 121, Columbia, MD 21044. Call 410-740-9553 x208. Rockville office located at 451 Hungerford Dr. – 225, Rockville, MD 20850. Call 301-384-0079 x208. Email risa.garon@verizon.net. nfrchelp.org

Lora Griff, LCSW-C, BCD

Clinical Social Worker, Child, Adolescent and Family Therapist
I am a seasoned clinical social worker in private practice providing individual and family therapy to children, adolescents and adults. Over the years, I have helped many people cope with a range of difficulties including loss of self-esteem, depression, anxiety, behavior problems, mood disorders, attention deficit disorder and life transitions. Therapy will help you or your child gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve family communication and better manage behavior and relationships. Located at 6288 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852. Call 301-230-9113. Email loramsw@yahoo.com. loragriff.com

Rob Guttenberg, L-CPC

Rob is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor-Supervisor, and works as a Mental Health Therapist at the Jewish Social Services Agency (JSSA) Falls Grove location. He holds a Diplomate through the
North American Society of Adlerian Psychology, and is the author of The Parent As Cheerleader and ‘Funtastic Adlerian Techniques for Change’. His areas of expertise are child guidance, adolescents and families, couples counseling, traumatic brain injury and disability. Rob will be seeing clients on Thursday mornings and Thursday evenings at Willow Oak Psychotherapy Center. Call (301) 545-5660. Email robjob2@verizon.net.

Monica Hammock, LICSW, LCSW-C

Psychotherapist and Certified Neurofeedback Provider
I foster a caring and nurturing approach, utilizing Adlerian psychology and a strengths-based perspective. Incorporating neurofeedback with psychotherapy allows for interruption of emotionally based patterns of reactivity in the brain faster than we are consciously aware of them. With this combination, most clients see results faster than with psychotherapy alone. Whether it’s individual, group, family or supervision my clinical services are designed to provide further insight into challenges, provide learning opportunities and to encourage commitment to making life improvements. For more information about the services I offer, please call or email me to schedule an initial consultation. Located at 4545 42nd St., NW, Washington, DC.  Call (202) 378-0327. Email MLHammockLICSW@gmail.com. monicahammock.com 

Joanne Hurt

Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day

Child Care
Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day believes children develop and learn through guided play in a nurturing and diverse community. We are a nonprofit provider of accredited early childhood education, before/after school and summer camp with flexible programs, for children ages two months through sixth grade, with nine locations in Washington, DC, and Maryland. Our mission is to create and advance high quality, diverse educational communities that teach children the foundations of life-long learning and social responsibility. Call 301-654-5339. Email hurt@wonderslearning.org. wonderschildcare.org

Tory Joseph, MEd, LCPC

The Imago Center of DC

Psychotherapist and Relationship Counselor
Tory Joseph is a licensed clinical counselor and Imago couples therapist. She works with couples, parents and individuals to address problems with anxiety, grief, depression and loss of connection, including infidelity. Tory has over 20 years of experience in teaching, counseling, parenting education and parent coaching. Tory is also a certified parent educator, and mom of three grown children, who were raised in the DC area. She has counseled and coached hundreds of parents and families. She helps parents find balance and peace in their life by teaching positive parenting skills that help children become responsible.  She helps parents reduce conflict, tension and disrespect and create a more loving and respectful family life, even when different parenting styles cause friction. She continues to lecture and teach parenting classes for the Parent Encouragement Program. Call 301-759-2007. Email tory.joseph@gmail.com. imagocenterdc.com and washingtondcparenting.com

Jennifer Kogan, LICSW

Individual and Couple Counseling for Parents
We all need a little help sometimes. I offer Parent Consultation, Support and Counseling to parents, adult children and families in my NW DC private practice. As a family therapist, I offer tools and strategies to help you better understand, communicate, and connect with your child, teen or adult family member. Whatever the issue at hand, we can identify and work on solving it together in a supportive, compassionate and encouraging manner. 

Some of the ways that I can help support and counsel you as a parent:

  • Increase your ability to identify and process emotions effectively
  • Provide a safe space for you to express and handle conflict comfortably
  • Improve communication skills between parents so you feel more like a team
  • Learn to become your child or teen’s emotional coach
  • Support you as you discuss and problem-solve major life events or changes, including illness and divorce with your kids
  • Develop a plan to tackle behavioral concerns/challenges you may have about your child or teen
  • Offer counseling, support and resources for parents and families and their transgender/gender questioning children and teens
  • Co-parenting and blended family support
  • Forge stronger and healthier family relationships
  • Explore and create meaningful family rituals

Located at 4000 Albemarle Street, NW, #200A, Washington, DC 20016. Call/text me at 202-215-2790 or email me at JKogan@JenniferKogan.com for your 15 minute complimentary brief phone consultation. JenniferKogan.com

Amy Kossoff Smith

The Momtini Lounge

Amy Kossoff Smith is a nationally recognized source on parenting and has appeared on The Today Show, FOX, NBC, CBS and ABC News. A national wire columnist, Amy reports on parenting topics for newspapers nationwide and loves to speak to parenting groups. Email amy@momtinilounge.com. momtinilounge.com

Kathleen Landers, MSW, LCSW-C

Sequence Counseling and Consulting Services

Mental Health, Wellness and Career Services
Sequence is a multidisciplinary group, private practice, offering individual, couple and group therapy services for the challenges and opportunities adolescents and adults face. Sequence includes a wellness component to all services through strengths assessments, stress management, mindfulness and emotional regulation techniques. Sequence also offers career coaching for adults in transition. Sequence supports parents through a range of services offered through our Parenting From The Heart series, offering special parent workshops including a couple’s relationship enhancement retreat for new and expecting parents, video-based support for new stay-at-home moms, a group for parents coping with their own depression and anxiety, mindfulness training for routine parent stress, and career coaching for parents returning to the workforce. Located at 3204 Tower Oaks Blvd., Suite 250, Rockville, MD 20852. Call 240-200-5401, ext. 4. Email info@sequenceservices.com. sequenceservices.com.

Meghan Leahy

Meghan Leahy Parent Coach, LLC

Parent Coach
One-on-one coaching and group talks for parents of children age 10 years and younger. Call 202-431-0626.  Email: meghan@positivelyparenting.com

Liz Goll Lerner, LPC, ATR-BC

EGL's Inspired Choices, LLC

Psychotherapist, Art Therapist and Life Coach
Liz’s specialty is counseling the whole person—mind, body and spirit. Working with Liz is a collaborative process focused on making change a reality. Explore what isn’t working in your life. Heal relationship concerns, family dynamics, life transitions or the experience of a difficult childhood/adolescence. Find the keys to healthy separation and divorce, or navigate the experience of a serious medical illness. In her 30 years as a clinician Liz has mastered many therapeutic techniques and methods with which she designs an individualized therapeutic approach for her clients. Utilizing a multi-dimensional approach establishes the foundation for deep healing and lasting change. She serves adolescents, adults and couples. Counseling, psychotherapy, art therapy, workshops, classes and retreats. Located at 4545 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 306, Washington, DC 20008. Call 202-827-3448. Email liz@yourinspiredchoices.com. yourinspiredchoices.com

Wendie Lubic, MA, Professional Member IECA, NACAC

The College Lady

Independent Educational Consultant
Wendie Lubic brings a wealth of experience to her educational consulting. She has worked with parents and students since 1996, as a certified Parent Educator at the PEP, and as a Professor of Graphic Design at American University. She became interested in educational consulting as she assisted her own children chart their courses into the world of college and beyond. Wendie is a professional member of HECA and NACAC and has taken classes in Independent Educational Consulting at UC Irvine. Wendie’s emphasis is on reducing the stress and anxiety that has become a part of the college application process. She believes that the student should be in charge of the application process, and consultants and parents can play an important role by supporting students’ efforts and broadening their horizons. For information on working with Wendie, call 202-246-6920 or 202-244-6920, or email wendie@thecollegelady.com. You can also visit TheCollegeLady.com for more information about The College Lady, and our college consulting practice. 

Lisa Martin, PhD

Empower Assessments, LLC

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Lisa A. Martin is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been in practice since 1996. Dr. Martin is currently the director of Empower Assessments, a private practice that specializes in the neuropsychological evaluation of children and young adults with learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and other developmental and emotional concerns. She has worked extensively with children of all ages in both evaluation and treatment capacities. Dr. Martin also has broad experience in the assessment of emotional functioning. Dr. Martin is particularly interested in the identification and treatment of anxiety disorders. She has been a Cogmed provider since 2008. Located at 11140 Rockville Pike, Ste. 400, North Bethesda, MD 20852. Call (301) 200-9980. Email lisamartin@empowerassessments.com. empowerassessments.com

Mark Matulef, PhD, JD, ACC

Life, Executive, Parenting, and Family Coaching – a partnership to achieve your goals based on your values. You set the agenda. The process is professional and confidential. I provide exercises for exploration and tools for organization. The topics are serious, the conversation is matched to your style, and there are opportunities for creativity and fun.

Services for parents and families – make decisions together and build trust, appreciation, and respect. Parents and children are encouraged to confide in one another and enjoy spending time together. Families are not perfect, but they can be resilient, solve problems, brainstorm, share responsibilities, and learn from mistakes. I have 10 years of parenting training experience – for families with kids of all ages, different configurations, and diverse cultures. I focus on connections, staying connected no matter what. I will work with you, multiple parents, or the whole family – even come to your home to facilitate a family meeting.

Services for individuals – on a wide range of objectives – from hobbies to new careers. You will identify barriers to success and strategize to overcome them. You will expand your support network, identify training needs and resources, and measure your results. 

Services for groups – for established organizations or those just starting out. Group coaching and team building focus on individual strengths and shared values. Activities encourage commitment to mission, participation, and high morale.

I would be honored to work with you. Call or text me for a free introduction. Email mmatulef@gmail.com. Phone: (240) 460-2038.

Maureen McElroy, LGMFT

Maureen McElroy Counseling, LLC

Licensed Graduate Marriage and Family Therapist
As a therapist and as a senior PEP Leader for over 15 years, Maureen supports clients as they solve parenting challenges. She helps them as they work to improve relationships not only with their children, but also with their spouse, parents, in-laws, or siblings. Maureen offers individual or couple counseling, parent coaching, and family therapy. Her clients learn to recognize and celebrate their strengths. They heal, get unstuck, move forward. In addition to focusing on family relationships, clients also feel comfortable exploring grief and loss with Maureen. She also has a passion for working with parents as their children become young adults and their role in life changes. Maureen’s office is in downtown Bethesda, and she offers daytime and evening hours. Call (301) 633-8950. Email maureen@maureenmcelroy.com. maureenmcelroy.com

Kathleen M. McNulty, LCSW-C, LICSW, Mind Health Solutions LLC

Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Over 20 years I have specialized in helping clients rebuild their lives and have taught them how to “tune in” to themselves in order to use their words and ask for what they really wanted in life. I have helped clients weld and repair the relationships that were damaged by their depression and anxiety. I work with clients in Maryland,  Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia. Located at 4405 East West Highway, Suite 411, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. Call (301) 717-1155. mcnultytherapy.com

Britt Rathbone

Britt Rathbone & Associates

Therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker
High quality mental health services for adolescents and their families. Located at 4701 Sangamore Rd., #210N, Bethesda, MD 20816. Call 301-229-9490. Email britt@rathboneandassociates.net. Rathbone.info

Suzanne Ritter


A small business owner, a certified leadership and parenting coach, and a senior PEP Leader
My life’s work is dedicated to supporting moms and dads who seek harmony, fulfillment and joy at home. Parenting is hard work and we often feel isolated and overwhelmed, rather than connected and supported. As we raise our children and create the encouraging family life we desire, we all need support, feedback, new ideas and approaches. 

My business, The360Parent is a certified woman-owned small business with a GSA Professional Services Schedule contractwith the federal government. The360Parent partners with PEP to provide customized training, coaching, and programs for families, businesses and government agencies. Our clients have experienced better family cooperation and bonding, improved confidence in both parenting and professional roles, and an overall sense of courage and resiliency in themselves and their children. 

For more information on private or group coaching, customized parent programs, and speaking engagements, please email sritter@the360parent.com , call 202.306.2741, or visit https://squareup.com/ store/suzanne-ritter. 

Connie Rhind Robey

SpeedPro Imaging Silver Spring


Great. Big. Graphics. can make the difference in standing out from the crowd. Our clients get personalized attention–from graphic designers and marketing firms working with their clients, and small businesses working to break into a market, and national corporations rebranding a fleet of vehicles. We delight in assisting our clients in solving their unique challenges and believe in fostering an ongoing, collaborative relationship that goes beyond printing signs. Our clients love the peace of mind our quality, attention to detail, and turn-around times provide.

We can provide

  • Event and trade show graphics
  • Wall murals and window graphics
  • Vehicle graphics

When you’re looking for effective graphics to promote your business or event, SpeedPro has you covered. We serve the entire DC Metro Area and beyond. I look forward to working with you. Please contact me at crobey@speedpro.com or 301-588-7733SpeedProSilverSpring.com

The Siena School

The Siena School is a 4th-12th grade school in Silver Spring, MD, serving bright, college-bound students with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia. Our program is designed for students with mild to moderate needs who experience a discrepancy between their intellectual abilities and academic achievement in one or more areas such as reading, writing, oral expression or math. Through individualized, multisensory instruction, students develop critical thinking skills and acquire the tools and strategies needed to become successful and independent learners. Tours are held Wednesdays at 9:30 am. Contact info@thesienaschool.org to schedule a visit. thesienaschool.org 

William R. Stixrud, Ph.D.

The Stixrud Group

William R. Stixrud, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist and director of The Stixrud Group. He is a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the Children’s National Medical Center, and he holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Stixrud is also a frequent lecturer on topics related to neuropsychological assessment, learning and executive disorders, brain development, motivation, and the effects of stress, sleep deprivation, and technology overload on the brain. He is the author, along with Ned Johnson, of the forthcoming book, Wired for Control (Viking Books), and he is a rock and roll musician who plays in the band, Larry 2.0. The Stixrud Group is located at 8720 Georgia Ave., Ste. 606, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Call (301) 565-0534. Email starr@stixrud.com. stixrud.com

Kristen Waksberg

Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.

Kristen Waksberg is passionate about real estate. A 30-year resident of the Washington metropolitan area, she guides clients through DC’s competitive and complex real estate market with intelligence, competence, and boundless energy. Kristen has lived around the Beltway – in downtown DC, the Virginia suburbs, and Potomac, Maryland — and draws from her knowledge of the metro area in advising buyers and sellers.An enthusiastic advocate, she is relentless in working to meet her clients’ needs, with quick wit and humor to ease the most stressful moments.

Prior to becoming a Realtor Kristen held management positions in business-to-business marketing, fundraising, and consumer marketing at The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The League of Women Voters, and America Online.

Kristen is also active in a variety of community causes.  She lives in Potomac, Maryland with her husband, Mark, and their children, Ben and Gaby. She enjoys spending time with her family — biking along the C & O Canal or hiking the trails of her neighborhood.  Always on the go, Kristen lives life with passion. She looks forward to sharing it with you when you are ready to sell or buy your next home. Phone: 301-461-4676. Email:  kristenwaksberg@LNF.com  Website.

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