Arundel Psychological Associates has professional staff with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences that permit us to best meet your needs. When you contact our practice, an initial interview helps us select one of our therapists with the knowledge, experience, and skills to address your concerns.
Steve is an award-winning School Psychologist and Psychology Associate at Arundel Psychological Associates. Steve was Maryland’s School Psychologist of the Year in 2007 and he was nominated for National School Psychologist of the Year in 2008. He was selected as the 2013 Maryland Gazette’s Reader’s Choice Award in the field of psychology. As a school psychologist Steve contributed greatly to program development and he was recognized for creating peer counseling programs at the middle and high school levels. Respected as an expert, he presented workshops and training videos on how to run effective group counseling programs. Steve is the Executive Director of Arundel Psychological Associates. He works directly with children, teens and adults in psychotherapy. Steve’s talents in psychotherapy include working with anxiety, depression, family relationships and he is excellent in helping children with challenging social/emotional behaviors. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the main orientation of his therapy. He is knowledgeable in Dialectical Behavior Therapy; Relaxation Training; Trauma; and Grief/Loss. Many therapists are capable of helping clients identify the source of their irrational thinking and how to modify these perceptions, but Steve takes that further and helps clients identify the origins of these issues. Once understood the client is much more self-aware and understanding of why irrational thoughts and beliefs continue in the present. Steve is knowledgeable of Mindfulness practices and techniques. Work with Steve as a teammate and begin to achieve your dreams and goals.
Laura specializes in working with children, adolescents, and their families to facilitate positive change and growth. She has much experience working with children who struggle to regulate their emotions and behaviors and are seen as oppositional, explosive, or defiant, causing difficulties at home and school. Laura has worked extensively with children and adolescents with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, trauma and grief/loss experiences, depression, anxiety, and other social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Through patience, dedication, and skill, Laura collaborates with families and individuals to effect change and growth with the goal of improving relationships, as well as home and school functioning. Laura’s families appreciate her genuine empathy for what they are experiencing, strengths-based approach, and easy-going, approachable manner.
When working with clients, Laura considers each family’s and individual’s needs and draws from research-based approaches using a cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) framework. Depending on the individual’s needs, Laura also incorporates components of play therapy, parent-child interaction therapy, and positive psychology, such as mindfulness.
Laura earned her doctorate degree from the University of Maryland (UMD) and has worked in public school systems in Maryland and Virginia since 2012. She has co-authored articles and chapters in peer-reviewed journals and academic texts, and has worked as an adjunct instructor at UMD teaching and supervising advanced doctoral-level students in counseling. She is also specially trained to administer the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) and has extensive experience assessing young children.
Reading this is the first step to reaching out for support. Laura looks forward to working with you as a team to help make the changes you’re looking for and deserve.
Dr. Dolan earned a BA from Boston College, an MA in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University, and an Ed. D in Counseling Research from the University of Rochester. Additional certification was earned in School Psychology from Alfred University, Educational Administration from Goucher College. Dr. Dolan is a Psychology Associate.
Dr. Dolan brings a wealth of experience in school psychology, mental health and psychotherapy. She is a former educator/Special Educator and School Psychologist. Currently she is the Coordinator of Behavioral Interventions and Supports for Anne Arundel County Schools. She also serves on the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports’ (PBIS) Maryland State Leadership Team. Finally, Dr. Dolan was the Acting Coordinator of Psychological Services and former president of the Maryland School Psychology Association. She was twice nominated as the Maryland School Psychologist of the Year.
Dr. Dolan has been in private practice for fifteen years specializing in anxiety, depression, and mood disorders with children, adolescents and adults. She has been extremely effective in working with relationship therapy and couples counseling. Dr. Dolan is excellent helping graduating high school students become successful transitioning to college. She incorporates Mindfulness strategies, along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in her practice. Her clients express great satisfaction with their progress, often referring their family and friends to her practice. Dr. Dolan’s understanding of national and state policies of student behaviors, their social/emotional functioning, along with school discipline give her a broad perspective for working with students.
Corinne earned her Master of Education (EdM) and Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling Psychology (Mental Health Counseling Specialization) from Teachers College, Columbia University. Corinne graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology (Clinical Area of Focus) from Towson University. Corinne’s clinical experience combined with her vigorous educational programs make her an ideal clinician.
Corinne has worked with clients struggling with various emotional challenges, mental illnesses, and physical/intellectual disabilities. She provided psychotherapy to clients with chronic illnesses, making her uniquely qualified in helping individuals navigate grief and loss. Additionally, Corinne facilitated group psychotherapy on topics of Mindfulness, Emotional Regulation, Mental Wellness, and Coping Skills. She taught Positive Psychology at Columbia University as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Corinne mentored the college students as they navigated the challenges of emerging adulthood and social/academic pressure. Her background in Positive Psychology has given Corinne tools to help her clients not only decrease symptoms, but to reach their full potential. Corinne specializes in the treatment of adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, self-esteem concerns, grief/loss, and emotional challenges.
Corinne’s genuine empathy and warmth helps to foster a strong connection with clients which allows space for individuals to reach their optimal potential. Corinne incorporates various therapeutic approaches into her practice including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Buddhist Psychology, and Positive Psychotherapy. Corinne tailors her treatment interventions to meet the needs of each unique client. She helps her clients explore how life experiences have affected their thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Through emotional exploration and application of evidenced-based treatment, Corinne helps each client heal psychological wounds, gain resilience, and attain the fulfilling life that they deserve.
Richard earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina in Education. A Master’s degree in counseling was then obtained from Wake Forest University. Finally, Richard completed his Ed.S. in School Psychology from James Madison University. He began his career working with children and their families as a guidance counselor in the Virginia public school system. Richard has been an adjunct professor at Towson University. Most recently he received his Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor status. Specialty areas include working with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Richard has expertise working with children/adolescents experiencing difficulties with oppositional and challenging behavior patterns. Richard is skilled in psychological assessment, therapy and consultation with professionals in the community. His caring, gentle personality allows him to form bonds with his clients that promote growth and success.
Colleen is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Supervisor in the state of Maryland. She received her Master's Degree in Community Mental Health from McDaniel College. Prior to coming to Arundel Psychological Associates, Colleen worked as a therapist in The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt Health System and a College Counselor at The Maryland Institute College of Art. She has provided therapy in inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient settings. Colleen specializes in treating children and adolescents. She practices clinical work from an integrative framework grounded in psychodynamic, CBT, and interpersonal approaches. Special interests include the treatment of Eating Disorders, LGBT issues, Identity Development and Positive Psychology.
Heidi Taylor is a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years experience serving families, children and adolescents in Anne Arundel County and the Baltimore metro area. She has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient/community-based mental health, inpatient and residential treatment, social service agencies and community centers. Since 2006, Heidi has been a school social worker with Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) and has experience with all age groups as well as in alternative education and special education settings. She currently serves as the Resource Social Worker for AACPS. Heidi enjoys providing individual and family therapy for children and adults. She brings experience in a variety of clinical modalities including trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), solution-focused brief therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction and attachment-based treatment, to name a few. With her insightful clinical skills and caring approach, Heidi will partner with you along your journey to healing.