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.

Raisa A. Manejwala, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
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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 conducted cognitive and personality assessments for adults with learning, attention, and/or emotional concerns. Dr. Manejwala provided biofeedback therapy and relaxation training for adults at Jefferson Headache Center. 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 at Central State Hospital in Petersburg, Virginia, where she conducted Competency to Stand Trial and Sanity at the Time of the Offense pre-trial evaluations. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Manejwala enjoys attending conferences on tailoring psychological treatment for different cultural and religious groups.

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.

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

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.