Meet Our Team

Courtney N. Compagnone, M.A., Psy.D., CGCS
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.  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
Ph: 443.274.5133
RaisaManejwalaPsyD@clearviewcounselingcenter.com
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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
Certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker
AliceSixbeyLCSWC@clearviewcounselingcenter.com

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
SabrinaLWalker@clearviewcounselingcenter.com

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
LisaEarlyLCPC@clearviewcounselingcenter.com

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, LGPC
National Certified Counselor and Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor
Psychotherapist
MeredithBradenLGPC@clearviewcounselingcenter.com

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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.

Hannah Manyara, LGPC, CGCS
Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor
Psychotherapist
HannahManyaraLGPC@clearviewcounselingcenter.com

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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.

Shannon Selwyn, LMSW, CGCS
Licensed Master Social Worker
Psychotherapist
ShannonSelwynLMSW@clearviewcounselingcenter.com

Shannon HeadshotShannon Selwyn is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) 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.