Meet Our Team

Courtney N. Compagnone, Psy.D.
Founder of Clear View Counseling Center
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Certified Grief Counseling Specialist

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.  In addition, Dr. Compagnone has advanced training in the provision of mental health services for patients struggling with grief and loss and has earned certification as a Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS).

At the Clear View Counseling Center, Dr. Compagnone provides psychotherapy to a small caseload of adolescents and adults presenting with symptoms related to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Eating Disorders, gender and sexuality issues, anxiety disorders, and depression.  Dr. Compagnone no longer accepts referrals for new patients.  Instead she focuses her professional interests in growing the practice, mentorship, supervision of early career clinicians, professional consultation, and community engagement.

Raisa A. Manejwala, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Certified Grief Counseling Specialist
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Dr. Manejwala is a licensed psychologist in the State of Maryland. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland. She also earned a Doctor of Psychology degree from La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she was trained in the cognitive-behavioral approach to treatment.

During her doctoral training, Dr. Manejwala worked in a variety of clinical settings providing individual and group psychotherapy for juvenile offenders, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for child survivors of sexual abuse, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for university students. She also provided biofeedback therapy and relaxation training for adults with headache and migraine pain. During her pre-doctoral internship, she provided psychological services for adult sexual offenders. After earning her doctoral degree, Dr. Manejwala received formal training at University of Virginia’s Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy in adult forensic evaluation. She then went on to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in forensic psychology where she conducted Competency to Stand Trial and Sanity at the Time of the Offense pre-trial evaluations. Dr. Manejwala is a certified grief counseling specialist as well as a certified child and adolescent trauma professional.

At the Clear View Counseling Center, Dr. Manejwala provides individual therapy for adolescents and adults presenting with symptoms related to generalized anxiety, social anxiety, depression, anger issues, grief and loss, adjustment disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other life issues. Dr. Manejwala also values providing culturally-sensitive treatment for those who wish to discuss their cultural background and/or religious/spiritual beliefs in therapy.

Heather Knox, LCSW-C
Certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Knox PhotoHeather Knox is a Maryland licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-C). In 1992, Ms. Knox earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland.  Immediately thereafter, she enrolled in Florida State University where she earned a Masters in Clinical Social Work in 1994.  While in graduate school, Ms. Knox trained at Brehon Family Services in Tallahassee, Florida, where she worked with pregnant teenagers, providing psychoeducation to help her patients gain the skills necessary to parent their babies effectively.

Ms. Knox has amassed over 20 years of clinical experience and training working with individuals and families.  She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings.  She is skilled in the treatment of a variety of diagnoses and presenting issues including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, relationship issues, grief, and parenting issues.  Moreover, Ms. Knox worked at the America World Adoption Association, where she gained extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of international adoption.  In her professional capacity there, Ms. Knox worked with families to help prepare them for their adoption.  She also assisted in working through difficulties that sometimes arose post-adoption, an occurrence that was particularly common among children who had been institutionalized prior to adoption.

When working with patients, Ms. Knox likes to start where they are, and where they feel they need the most help. She combines her empathic listening skills with her ability to help her patients create solutions to the issues that may be blocking their ability to enjoy life to their fullest potential.

At the Clear View Counseling Center, Heather provides individual psychotherapy to adults presenting with an array of issues including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, women’s issues, adjustment disorders, grief and loss, family conflict and relationship issues.  She is passionate about working with trauma and specializes in the treatment of PTSD and domestic violence.  Ms. Knox lives in Annapolis, Maryland.  In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, reading, watching movies, and playing with her dogs and cats.

Alice Sixbey, LCSW-C
Certified 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.

Sabrina Lueth Walker, LCSW-C
Certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Certified Grief Recovery Specialist

SLW PhotoSabrina Lueth Walker is a Clinical Social Worker licensed in both Maryland and New Jersey. She obtained her Master’s in Social Work from Rutgers University in 2008. Her undergraduate degree, also from Rutgers, is in Exercise Science and Sports Studies.  She began her career in healthcare and health promotion. Influenced by her fitness background, Mrs. Lueth Walker believes in treating the whole person by addressing issues of the heart, mind, body and soul. She treats from a strengths-based, insight-oriented, in-your-corner perspective.

Mrs. Lueth Walker has worked with individuals across the lifespan, couples, families and groups. Much of her clinical experience has centered on individuals recuperating from traumatic injuries, those learning to manage chronic medical conditions and those healing from loss. After graduate school, she worked with adults recovering from brain injuries and managing neurological illnesses. Following this, she worked at a children’s hospital specializing in children and adolescents with chronic pain conditions. Since relocating to Maryland, she has worked for a community-based behavioral health organization and, most recently, had the privilege of working Walter Reed National Military Medical Center with children and adolescents of our active and retired military men and women.

Mrs. Lueth Walker is passionate about promoting resilience and personal and spiritual growth. She is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist® and finds great satisfaction in helping clients move beyond pain caused by loss of any kind. With a warm, collaborative and motivational approach, she partners with her clients to identify obstacles serving as barriers to reaching goals, managing difficult circumstances, experiencing satisfying relationships and living a fulfilling life. What may seem insurmountable at the time can become attainable as one heals from past hurts, gains knowledge and insight, and learns new skills in a supportive and encouraging environment.

Mrs. Lueth Walker draws from a variety of evidence-based psychotherapeutic approaches and interventions including but not limited to Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Brain-based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Play and Art Therapy. She has received advanced training in CBT, DBT, Trauma-Informed Care, MI, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Cognitive Remediation Techniques (to improve self-regulation).

Whether you’re struggling to manage symptoms of depression and anxiety, grieving a lost relationship, frustrated and confused by how life is playing out or seeking fulfillment, Mrs. Lueth Walker would love to meet with you.  She offers faith-based counseling upon request.

Lisa A. Early, M.A., M.A., LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Certified Trauma Specialist (Level 1)

Lisa Metro (3)Lisa A. Early is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland.  She obtained her Master’s in Counseling Psychology in 2011 from Towson University.  She went on to enroll in a joint degree Psy.D./MBA program at Widener University.  There, Lisa completed another 5 years of education, earning a Master’s in Clinical Psychology in 2015, an MBA and becoming certified in Biofeedback.  Her undergraduate degree was also in Psychology, earned at the University of Maryland.  Lisa completed the Level I Trauma Certification at the Lisa Ferentz Institute in 2018.

Lisa has extensive experience with children, adolescents, young adults, adults and geriatric clients.  She has worked in inpatient hospitals, outpatient mental health clinics, as part of a mobile treatment team, in the juvenile justice system, on a neuropsychological team and in private practice.  Lisa has worked with clients with a wide range of disorders including PTSD (and other trauma related disorders), substance abuse/addiction, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety disorders, agoraphobia, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, traumatic brain injuries and others.

Throughout her experience, Lisa has learned the impact of earlier life experiences on current functioning, state of mind and over-all well-being.  In order to better understand a client’s current concerns, she believes in acknowledging the past including how skills and coping strategies or behaviors may have been adaptive then but may not be any longer.  Then using a strengths based, Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral approach, works deliberately with the client to modify current thoughts, feelings and behaviors in order to achieve an improved state of wellness.  She customizes her approach to each client using evidenced- based strategies including Mindfulness, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, creative modalities and body movement.

Lisa believes in the power of a collaborative, supportive, person-centered therapeutic relationship fostering the client’s ability to define their own idea of wellness.  While providing new skills and insight, she encourages clients to recognize and access their own existing internal resources to find the personal agency needed to make desired changes in their lives.  She provides compassion, empathy and a safe, non-judgmental environment where difficult issues can be addressed in an honest supportive way.  She is highly skilled at meeting client’s right where they are, working at the client’s pace to help ensure maintenance of long-term change.  Lisa strongly believes that therapy is a team effort as the client is the expert on their own lives and welcomes feedback about what feels most helpful or not, being willing to adjust to meet those needs.

Meredith H. Braden, NCC, LCPC
National Certified Counselor and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Certified Trauma Specialist (Level 1)
Certified Theraplay Specialist (Level 1)

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Meredith 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.

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, couples, 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.

Amanda Siebold, LMSW
Licensed Master Social Worker

AS PhotoAmanda Siebold is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who is passionate about helping individuals and families gain healing in their lives and in their relationships. She attended Mount St. Mary’s University for her Bachelor’s degree in English with Secondary Education Certification and taught high school English before studying to become a therapist. Her career as a teacher provided unique insight into working with adolescents and the need for mental health support to help young people thrive in their families, in their relationships, and in their academics.

Ms. Siebold then earned her Master’s in Social Work from Catholic University. During her graduate studies, she gained training and experience in working with the effects of childhood trauma in the field of Treatment Foster Care. In this experience, she acquired formal training in the trauma-informed, attachment-based model TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention) which focuses on the importance of connection to heal the effects of complex trauma. She has worked with children, adolescents, families, and adults in a community-based mental health setting to support clients with a variety of mental health and relationship issues.

Ms. Siebold uses a strengths-based perspective when working with clients, recognizing that each person comes with a unique set of abilities, supports, and resiliency. Using an attachment lens, she recognizes that connection is a fundamental aspect of human experience and is a pathway to facilitating healing. Being trauma-informed, she prioritizes patients’ felt-safety within sessions and helps them to develop healthy coping skills from a compassionate, nonjudgmental stance. She believes in providing clients with concrete tools in order to recognize unhelpful scripts they have acquired through relationships and life experiences in order to rewrite their stories to promote restoration, growth, and empowerment. Ms. Siebold focuses on a person-centered approach, acknowledging that the therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in determining the success of a client’s treatment. She believes that warmth and empathy are of utmost importance for clients to feel seen and heard.

Ms. Siebold provides psychotherapy to adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She also provides faith-based counseling upon request.

Shannon Selwyn, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Certified Grief Counseling Specialist

Shannon HeadshotShannon Selwyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Maryland. She graduated with her Master of Social Work degree in 2015 from The Catholic University of America in Washington DC. Shannon has advanced training in the provision of mental health services for patients struggling with grief and loss and has earned certification as a Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS). Shannon provides psychotherapy for individuals throughout the lifespan.  She is experienced with children and adolescents struggling with mood disorders, trauma, bullying, and social issues; adults battling depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar and personality disorders. Shannon also specializes in treatment of older adults, individuals with chronic physical conditions, and families addressing end-of-life issues and grief.

Shannon has a background in settings such as an outpatient mental health clinic, therapeutic alternative school for children with emotional challenges and autism, and assisted living facilities with older adults diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

In addition to a strong Cognitive Behavioral approach to therapy, Shannon is passionate about mindfulness and enjoys incorporating that into therapy. She strives to help individuals, couples and families reach their most healthy potential through a variety of change-based and strengths-based models of therapy as well as a supportive therapeutic alliance.

DeLicia Boyd, LGPC
Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor

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DeLicia Boyd is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) in the state of Maryland and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). DeLicia received her Masters of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to this, Ms. Boyd earned her Bachelors of Science in psychology, sociology and anthropology from Towson University.

Ms. Boyd assists patients in creating a more productive, stress-free life by means of counseling. She helps clients to identify cognitive distortions and restructure them in effective ways. She also helps develop boundaries and coping mechanisms. Ms. Boyd has worked with a variety of populations who presented with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety and relationship concerns.

When working with patients, Ms. Boyd utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and person- centered therapy in order to empower clients to confront their challenges. She provides an authentic experience that challenges her patients to push past the feeling of being “stuck”. By building genuine relationships, Ms. Boyd is able to create a safe place for clients to create and effectively implement counseling goals.

Mike Herc, LGPC
Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor


mherc photoMichael Herc is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) in the state of Maryland, as well as a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) in the state of New Jersey. Mr. Herc earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgian Court University in Lakewood, New Jersey. 

Mr. Herc has several years clinical experience treating individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. He has worked extensively with clients struggling with opioid use disorder who seek Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing techniques (MI), Mr. Herc enjoys working together with patients to help resolve unwanted habits, and unhealthy patterns, as well as to identify strengths and resources so that clients can attain their life goals.

Hannah Manyara, LGPC
Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor
Certified Grief Counseling Specialist

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Hannah Manyara is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor, providing outpatient individual psychotherapy to adolescents, adults, and older adults struggling with anxiety, depression, work related stress, relationship issues, trauma, and life transitions.  In addition to individual therapy, Mrs. Manyara also provides couples’ counseling and family therapy.

Mrs. Manyara has several years of education and experience in the mental health field.  She attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago where she studied Bible Studies.  After college, Mrs. Manyara’s educational focus shifted to psychology and applied therapeutic practice.  She then continued her education at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, where she earned her master’s degree in counseling.  Mrs. Manyara has advanced training in the provision of mental health services for patients struggling with grief and loss and has earned certification as a Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS).

During her graduate studies, Mrs. Manyara obtained intensive therapeutic training working for multiple organizations where she honed her counseling skills in a variety of clinical environments. Chief among these experiences was Mrs. Manyara’s work with Hospice, where she provided individual and group therapy for families who were experiencing grief after the loss of a loved one.  In addition to her Hospice work, Mrs. Manyara has extensive experience in the field of relationship abuse and intimate partner violence, working with individuals who have experienced sexual trauma and sexual dysfunction in their relationships with partners and spouses. While working for this organization, Mrs. Manyara gained a deep appreciation for the incorporation of trauma-informed practices into her own therapy techniques.

Mrs. Manyara draws from person-centered therapy, appreciating that the relationship between the patient and counselor is of the utmost importance.  She utilizes a collaborative approach with her patients, understanding that the patient is the expert on his or her own life rather than the counselor. Mrs. Manyara takes great care to listen to the needs of each patient and prioritizes the creation of space in the therapeutic dynamic for each patient to feel safe and heard while they interact with difficult topics and experiences.

Brittany Lambert
Practicum Student, Capella University
Masters in Mental Health Counseling Program

Brittant Lambert PhotoBrittany Lambert was born and raised in Maryland. In 2016, Ms. Lambert graduated from Stevenson University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.  After college, Ms. Lambert enrolled in the Master of Clinical Mental Health Psychology at Capella University.  In addition to her studies, Ms. Lambert has clinical experience working with anxiety and mood disorders in her formal internship training.  Moreover, she has experience working with children in educational settings.  Her professional interests include working with adolescents and young adults.  Ms. Lambert draws from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in her treatment planning.  At the Clear View Counseling Center, Ms. Lambert works with children, adolescents, and adults presenting with various backgrounds and life experiences.  In her free time, Ms. Lambert enjoys hiking and spending quality time with friends and family.