Meet Our Team

Courtney N. Compagnone, M.A., Psy.D.
Founder of Clear View Counseling Center
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

10.12.18 Clear View Counsling Center80737Dr. Compagnone is a Maryland Licensed psychologist.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida, a Master of Arts Degree in Professional Psychology and a Doctor of Psychology from William James College.  She received formal training at McLean Hospital Women’s Treatment Program and Klarman Eating Disorders Center, both Harvard teaching facilities.  She was affiliated with the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children providing services for children, adolescents, and their families. In addition, she has clinical experience in a variety of settings including residential treatment programs hospital emergency departments, and inpatient units.  She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Sheppard Pratt Health System in the Trauma Disorders Program offering individual and group therapy, psychological assessment, and consultation services for inpatient and outpatient settings, with specialty training in adults with complex trauma.

At the Clear View Counseling Center, Dr. Compagnone provides psychotherapy to adolescents and adults presenting with symptoms related to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Eating Disorders, gender and sexuality issues, anxiety disorders, Bipolar Disorder and depression.

Lisa L. Kliever, LCSW-C
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Senior Trauma Specialist

LBK PhotoLisa L. Kliever is a licensed clinical social worker with over 18 years of experience in the field of mental health and over 9 years of experience as a practicing clinician.  Ms. Kliever has an impressive educational background including two Master’s degrees: a Masters of Social Work from Salisbury University and a Masters of Science in Leisure Studies from Penn State.  In addition to her graduate studies, Ms. Kliever has earned several advanced trauma certifications, including a year-long collaborative with Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk and the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute (JRI).  She is an Advanced Certified Trauma Professional (Levels I & II) with the Ferentz Institute and she is also a Certified Anger Management Specialist.

At the Clear View Counseling Center, Ms. Kliever provides individual and group therapy for children, adolescents, and adults.  She specializes in identifying and healing the impact of chronic complex trauma and single-incident trauma.  In addition helping clients heal from their traumatic experiences, she also provides treatment for individuals with co-occurring substance abuse disorders, anxiety disorders, mood and depressive disorders, and works with youth-at-risk.

During her summers, Ms. Kliever works in collaboration with the Equine Discovery Center and therapeutic barn on the Eastern Shore, offering Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning for both youths-at-risk and adjudicated youths. As a Certified EAGALA Mental Health Professional, this equine psychotherapy model pairs nicely with traditional mental health practice making sessions both clinically powerful and experiential in nature. Her latest venture is pairing Dr. Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly™ and Rising Strong™ models with the EAGLA Model Equine Assisted Learning experience.

Alice Sixbey, LCSW-C
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

alice headshot 2018Alice Sixbey is a Maryland licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-C) specializing in the treatment of anxiety, phobias, marital issues, depression, and other mood disorders. Alice obtained her Bachelor of Social Work from Concord University and further graduated with a Master of Social Work from West Virginia University.  She has completed a certificate in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy from Behavioral Tech and practices using evidence based therapies.

Alice has worked with a variety of clients in mental health settings including veterans experiencing combat related trauma with the Veterans Health Administration and active duty service men/women with the Naval Family Advocacy Program.  She has had additional work experience at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and community outpatient mental health clinics.  In these settings, she has had experience working with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, stress/anger management, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, domestic violence, grief and loss, and end of life issues with geriatric clients.

Alice’s therapeutic approach is one that provides a supportive environment to facilitate a decrease in symptoms of stress and anxiety with an increase in emotional self regulation, resiliency, mindfulness, to reach a goal of positive health behaviors.  This approach assists clients with action oriented plans to develop strategies and techniques to help them attain their therapeutic goals.

At the Clear View Counseling Center, Alice provides psychotherapy to older adolescents and adults who are experiencing anxiety, phobias, depression, PTSD, grief, and marital issues.

Miya Williams, Psy.D.
Psychological Associate

Miya Headshot 3 (1)Dr. Miya Williams is a Psy.D. graduate from George Washington University (GWU). She received a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling at Johns Hopkins University, as well as her master’s in Clinical Psychology from GWU. Dr. Williams has trained at various sites and has worked with very diverse populations. She began her clinical work as a master’s level intern treating substance abuse patients at Harding Consulting, a private practice in Baltimore. Dr. Williams then worked with victims and offenders of domestic violence at The Abused Persons’ Program at The Department of Health and Human Services in Rockville, MD. On a doctoral level, Dr. Williams trained as an extern in GWU’s Center Clinic treating adults in an outpatient setting, followed by two years of externship training and subsequent work as a psychological associate at Expressive Therapy Center in Rockville. Dr. Williams conducted individual, family and group psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults, and provided psychological assessment. Dr. Williams completed an additional externship at the Washington D.C. VA Medical Center working with veterans in the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center providing group and individual therapy, and program evaluation. She completed her doctoral internship training at GWU’s Counseling Center, (also known as Mental Health Services), working with undergraduate and graduate students, providing group and individual therapy, program evaluation and outreach services. Dr. Williams began her post-doctoral work caring for students at the Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center as a Staff Psychologist, and most recently in the inpatient residential treatment center at Saint Luke Institute. She acquired extensive clinical skills working with religious with personality disorders and maladaptive characterological traits, sexual, identity, developmental and interpersonal issues, and addictions.

Dr. Williams’s clinical interests include trauma, identity development, attachment, relationships, psychodynamic/psychanalytic theory, assessment and understanding clients’ life challenges from a multicultural and developmental perspective. Although she considers herself to be an integrative therapist, her focus is grounded primarily in insight-oriented interventions including psychodynamic, existential and interpersonal therapy. Dr. Williams also incorporates Reality Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to address more immediate and symptomatic needs.

Brett Kirkpatrick, M.S., Ed.S.
Ph.D. Candidate Counseling Psychology
Psychological Associate

BK profile photo_0004 croppedBrett Kirkpatrick is Psychology Associate in Counseling Psychology at the doctoral level.  Though originally from Brooklyn, New York, Brett completed his undergraduate degree in psychology from Davidson College in North Carolina in 2001.  After graduating from Davidson, he returned to NYC, where he worked in the finance and insurance industries for 11 years at three Fortune 200 companies.  However, Brett felt a calling for helping others and his desire was to always work in the field of mental health.  Although it was not his passion, Brett does not lament his time in corporate America as he has been described as having “an insider’s and outsider’s view of psychology.”  In 2012, Brett moved to Baltimore to pursue a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Maryland.  Upon graduating from Loyola in 2014, Brett moved to Lexington, Kentucky to pursue his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Kentucky.  In 2018, he moved back to Maryland to complete his training at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s Counseling Center.  In addition to his time working in college counseling, Brett extensive experience working in a wide array of mental health settings including state psychiatric hospital and state prison settings, community mental health, and the Baltimore Crisis Center.   Brett’s experience working in such vastly different counseling environments with a broad array of patients and presenting problems has fostered within him an ability to expertly and skillfully provide treatment for complex clinical cases and a variety of mental health issues.

Brett works primarily in the area of adult individual psychotherapy.  He specializes in working with patients who experience symptoms related to anger management, relationship issues, men’s issues, depression, anxiety, career change, post-traumatic stress, and self-injurious behavior.  In his work, Brett strives to create genuine relationships with his patients by working collaboratively to try to understand how their life experiences inform their beliefs.  Brett believes that all of psychology should recognize, appreciate, and celebrate diversity.  He endeavors to use an integrated treatment modality, which combines elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Interpersonal Process in Therapy.

Meredith H. Braden, NCC, LGPC
National Certified Counselor and Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor
Psychotherapist

Highest Res Meredith Final 1.1 (1 of 1).jpgMeredith H. Braden is a national certified counselor and licensed graduate professional counselor with more than five years of education and experience in the mental health field.  She attended Virginia Tech where she earned her bachelor’s degree in International Studies.  After college, she went on to earn her first Master’s degree in Public Policy from George Mason University and worked internationally. She later followed her dream of working in a helping-profession by returning to school to study counseling.  Ms. Braden attended Wake Forest University where she earned her Master of Arts in Counseling with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

In addition to her graduate education, Ms. Braden has specialized training in the areas of trauma and play therapy.  She has completed Level 1 Trauma training at the Ferentz institute and has completed training with Maryland’s Trauma, Addictions, Mental Health, and recovery program.  She has also completed Level 1 TheraPlay training for mental health treatment with children and is in the process of earning full Theraplay certification.

Ms. Braden has experience providing counseling and psychotherapy in various settings including outpatient mental health clinics and school-based programs.  She has experience treating issues including anxiety, depression, family challenges and transitions and behavior issues.

Ms. Braden enjoys working with clients of all ages to explore the challenges they are facing, determine their social and emotional needs, and create a plan for growth and achieving their personal goals. She also has a passion for working with children, families, women’s issues across the lifespan, and grief and loss issues.

Meredith’s approach is Person-Centered with an emphasis on establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship, exploring family of origin issues and client resources, and equipping clients with the coping skills they need to address problems and live life more fully. She also incorporates Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Wellness Model, and Mindfulness exercises in her work.