John Pelletier is a graduate of University of Maryland, College Park with a BA in English. He has a long history of management and administration in companies both large and small in various industries including big box retail, local grocery and veterinary medicine. A former veterinary assistant, John continues to spend time volunteering with animals and enjoys gardening, meditating and reading.
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Brooke Senior, LMSW
Brooke Senior, LMSW has a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Maryland and is a licensed social worker in the state of Maryland. While in graduate school, Brooke was introduced to Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and became fascinated with the benefits of learning and applying skills in the areas of mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness to both emotional and behavioral difficulties, as well as the benefits of using the skills in life, in general! Brooke has also done significant research on experiential interventions, such as wilderness therapy, and was fortunate enough to study in Southern India, which emphasized her strong belief in the mind-body connection, and the benefits of “thinking outside the box (or, in this case, the therapy office).” Brooke has worked with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings, including outpatient mental health clinics, residential and day treatment programs, the school system, wilderness education and correctional facilities. Brooke stands by the maxim, “There is no health without mental health.” In her spare time, Brooke enjoys hiking, camping and being outdoors, live music, spending time with friends and family, and reminding people that 'The Eagles' are the greatest American rock band to ever be.
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Emerson Birrell is currently getting their Associate’s Degree from Northern Virginia Community College, as well as earning their title to become a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. Their plan is to graduate from George Mason University in 2021 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, and go on to earn their Master’s in Social Work. They are a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community and look forward to being able to be a therapist with a diverse clientele. They use their past experience of being in a DBT group to help co-facilitate sessions at Potomac Pathways; they also manage organizational and administrative tasks in the office. They spend their free time practicing yoga, writing poetry, learning about astrology and tarot, and creating their own healthy recipes. Emerson is passionate about inclusivity, advocacy, mindfulness, and being a perpetual student.
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Call Trevenen is in their final year at Johns Hopkins receiving their master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Call has worked closely with adolescents and young adults who are experiencing crisis, behavioral difficulties, trauma, suicide, and self-injurious behavior through their time as an on-call crisis worker. Call has experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy via their work at Mclean Psychiatric Hospital in Boston, MA. Additionally, Call specialized in LGBTQ+ issues and spoke on affirmative mental health care for the LGBTQ+ population at Maryland’s Counseling Conference last year. Call loves video games, namely Assassin’s Creed and Fortnite; books, with Slaughterhouse-Five and Harry Potter being favorites; and being outdoors, via longboarding and walking.
Benjamin ZeoliBenjamin Zeoli has many years of facilities management in primarily holistic settings. He has also worked very closely, as a technician, alongside doctors in the fields of human holistic health care and holistic veterinary care. Seeing to a clean, safe, healthy and properly functioning work environment will be Benjamin's focal points at Potomac Pathways. For the past 33 years, Benjamin has been a practicing Buddhist. He enjoys gardening, decorating, music, cooking, spending time with family and friends and has a tremendous love of animals.
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Kelly Alpert is currently in her final year of graduate school at the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work with a focus on clinical behavioral health. She has experience working with adolescents with learning differences and emotional disorders both as a social work intern at the Lab School of Washington High School and private tutor. After being introduced to DBT a few years ago, Kelly became an avid proponent of DBT. She is thrilled to continue her training at Potomac Pathways. Outside of work, Kelly enjoys hiking with her dogs, traveling, and reading.
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Brianna Wilson is currently in her final year of graduate school at Johns Hopkins University with a focus in clinical mental health counseling. She has experience working with adolescents with emotional disorders, PTSD, and Borderline Personality Disorder as a clinical intern at RICA. She was introduced to DBT last year and was amazed by the progress that could be made by incorporating mindfulness into the therapeutic process. She is thrilled to continue her training at Potomac Pathways and eager to continue working within the DBT framework. Outside of work, Brianna enjoys weekends camping and watching her Steelers beat the Ravens (and Redskins).
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Bradley Brown is a recent graduate of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and a focus in Clinical Psychology. While attending George Mason University, Bradley conducted research in a variety of topics including psychological flexibility, personality strengths, suicidality, emotion regulation, and substance use while presenting multiple independent research projects at psychological conferences across the United States. In his down time, Bradley enjoys reading, fishing, and spending time with his family, friends and beloved dog.
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