Meet Our Staff

Lewes Counseling Office Location

See our team. Click on the names below, to learn more about each therapist.

Rachel Harrison, LCPC, NCC

Rachel Harrison

LCPC, NCC

Owner & Clinical Director

Rachel Harrison

LCPC, NCC

Founder & Clinical Director

I talk to people everyday who are facing difficult challenges in life, both past and present. If this is you, I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and work together to create a plan for therapy that will lead to feeling better and to the resolution of your past difficulties. I offer individual and family therapy to address issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and relational issues. I specialize in EMDR Therapy, the integration of spirituality and psychology, and those touched by the circle of adoption. In addition, I am a Neurofeedback practitioner.

Treating trauma is my specialty both for children and adults. I often use EMDR therapy, which I have found to work very well for many clients and it is a research based therapy. Currently, I am an approved consultant and trainer in EMDR Therapy. I also offer Alpha-Stim treatment.

I specialize in working with those who have been touched by the circle of adoption, including individuals who have been adopted, adoptive families, and birth families. Each of these groups require specific knowledge and treatment to obtain effective results. In addition, I periodically offer groups for adoptive moms.

Sarah Martin, LCPC, NCC

Sarah Martin

LCPC, NCC

Clinical Director

Sarah Martin, LCPC, NCC

Sarah Martin, LCPC, NCC

Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Maryland and a Board Certified Counselor (through NBCC). Sarah has over 8 years of experience working in the mental health field. Sarah has extensive experience working with diverse individuals of all ages and families who have experienced trauma. She is passionate about helping individuals cope with medical trauma as well as helping families navigate adoption and the foster care system. Sarah is trained in EMDR, Neurofeedback, and offers Alpha-Stim treatment. 

Contact Information:

Sarah can be reached at 301-304-7108 x 805 or sarahm@traumaspecialistsofmd.com.

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Katie Honeywell

LPCMH, NCC

Site Supervisor

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Katie Honeywell, LPCMH, NCC

 

Katie has worked as a licensed counselor for over 10 years. She is an EMDRIA certified therapist and a consultant-in-training for EMDR. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages. Katie specializes in trauma. She supports parents and families in finding more connected relationships. Katie has a special interest in complex trauma, attachment, dissociation, perinatal trauma, supporting mother’s pregnancy and postpartum needs and LGBTQ populations. She incorporates a strength based lens, partnership, creativity and humor into her work. At TSDE, Katie is primarily a site supervisor.

To reach Katie, contact at katie@traumaspecialistsofmd.com orcall 301-304-7108 ext 811.

Michele Munday

LPCMH

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Michele Munday, LPCMH

Michele is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPCMH) and National Board-Certified Counselor (NCC). She has over 7 years of experience working in various mental health settings including mobile crisis for children and teens, community based mental health, and outpatient therapy. Michele enjoys working with all ages, including teens and adults, but specializes in working with children who have experienced trauma utilizing both EMDR and Play Therapy. As a client centered clinician, she emphasizes the therapeutic relationship, while also utilizing evidence-based treatment modalities to treat a variety of issues, including depression and anxiety, problematic and risky behaviors, attachment wounds, and difficult life transitions. Michele is trained in EMDR, and TF-CBT certified, and is in the process of completing her Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credential. Michele also enjoys utilizing expressive interventions, such as sand tray and art.

"I would love to partner with you on your healing journey".

Contact Information:

To reach Michele, email michele@traumaspecialistsofde.com or call 301-304-7108 ext 813.

Melissa Rivera-Smith

LPCMH

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Melissa Rivera-Smith, LPCMH

Melissa is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPCMH) and National Board-Certified Counselor (NCC). Melissa has almost 4 years of experience working with adults in community mental health, and as a college-based therapist. Melissa enjoys working with adults, teens, and couples. Melissa’s style of therapy is client-centered, empathic, and compassionate. As a client-centered therapist Melissa works to establish a trusting and dynamic relationship with clients to assist them with exploring current and past issues that impact their functioning. Melissa is experienced in working with a variety of mental health diagnoses, including anxiety, depression, anger management difficulties, interpersonal difficulties, personality disorders, and trauma. Melissa employs a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities to assist clients in exploring areas of concern, identifying root causes, and working towards putting down survival skills that no longer work. Melissa has had training in CBT, couples work, and is in the process of training in EMDR.

Melissa is bilingual and speaks fluently in Spanish!

Favorite quote: “There is no greater agony than holding an untold story inside of you.” -Maya Angelou

Contact information:

To reach Melissa, email melissa@traumaspecialistsofde.com or call 301-304-7108 x817 

Maris Allen

LMSW

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Maris Allen, LMSW

Maris is a Licensed Masters Social Worker. She has almost 3 years of experience working in mental health settings including two different schools and in a private practice setting. She prefers the age range between 3 years old to 23 years old. Maris preferences include OCD, anxiety, depression, holistic health, behavioral issues, trauma, abuse, peer relationships and life transitions. She incorporates a client centered approach into psychotherapy, as well as CBT therapy, somatic interventions, art interventions, healthy lifestyle counseling, social skills and DBT skills. Maris is an authentic and approachable therapist who loves to motivate others to manifest into their best self. I strive to help people get back in touch with themselves and to enjoy the simplicity of life. I would love to work together with you to help you work towards a life that feels balanced, happy and whole.

Contact Information:

Maris@traumaspecialistsofde.com / 301-304-7108 Ext. 846

Shea Wise

LGPC

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Shea Wise, LGPC

Shea is a Licensed Associate Counselor of Mental Health and has over 4 years working with survivors of trauma. Shea loves working with individuals ranging from 10 years old to the older adult population. Shea works from a person-centered approach to creative a supportive and safe space for every person she works with. Additionally, Shea works in a partnership with each client to help with the development of skills and tools to combat depression and anxiety to help clients reach their therapeutic goals.

Contact Information:

To reach Shea by Phone: 301-304-7108 Ext 860 or Email: shea@traumaspecialistsofde.com

Milton Counseling Office Location

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Margo Elsayd

LPCMH

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Margo Elsayd LPCMH

Margo, LPCMH (she/her) is a trained Art Therapist and Counselor who believes therapy is a radical act of self love and bravery. Processing one’s feelings, life events, problems and mental health symptoms can feel overwhelming. Margo’s approach is genuine and compassion driven, and she believes oftentimes we just need some guidance and curiosity to get to the core of what we are experiencing. 

As an Art Therapist, Margo’s mission is to make expressive art accessible for children and adults of different ages, abilities, and identities. Further, she understands there are not always words to describe how we feel. Art therapy is rooted in the process and finding different ways to explore and be curious about ourselves and whatever issues we are facing.

Margo works with all people! Margo has worked in private practice, community non-profits, detention centers, addiction treatment settings, in behavioral health, and in schools. 

Meet Our
Administrative Team

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Katie Honeywell

LPCMH, NCC

Site Supervisor

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Katie Honeywell, LPCMH, NCC

 

Katie has worked as a licensed counselor for over 10 years. She is an EMDRIA certified therapist and a consultant-in-training for EMDR. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages. Katie specializes in trauma. She supports parents and families in finding more connected relationships. Katie has a special interest in complex trauma, attachment, dissociation, perinatal trauma, supporting mother’s pregnancy and postpartum needs and LGBTQ populations. She incorporates a strength based lens, partnership, creativity and humor into her work. At TSDE, Katie is primarily a site supervisor.

To reach Katie, contact at katie@traumaspecialistsofmd.com orcall 301-304-7108 ext 811.

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Emily O'Neal

Client Care Specialist

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Emily O'Neal, Client Care Specialist

I am Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. My passion is to help people. I love doing crafts and showing my work at craft shows. I love camping and going to the local beaches. I am always hanging out with my fiancé, family and friends. I own a sweet ferret and an Indian ringneck parakeet. My favorite Quote is "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." -Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Contact Information:

To reach Emily, contact her by email at emily@traumaspecialistsofde.com , info@traumaspecialistsofde.com or call 301-304-7108 Ext. 810 or 826 (info box) 

If none of those provided numbers above work please call 302-393-5730 

Lindsey Meekins

Practice Manager

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Lindsey Meekins

Lindsey comes to Trauma Specialists of Maryland after more than fifteen years of working in the community with children and families. She is a graduate of Mount St. Mary’s University and the University of Bridgeport. She specializes in community connections and resources and seeks to provide all clients with exceptional customer service as they navigate meeting their mental health needs.

Lindsey manages the administrative team at Trauma Specialists and is the lead for hiring new clinicians into the practice. She works closely with the Clinical team to promote our values and she hopes that all who come to Trauma Specialists feel welcomed as they begin or continue their journey of wellness. Lindsey welcomes the opportunity to speak with clients or clinicians who want to learn more about the practice and encourages anyone who may have questions or concerns to reach out. She looks forward to working with you.

Contact Information:

To reach Lindsey, email lindsey@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call 301-304-7108 x 816.

Carlei O'Neal

Billing Manager

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Carlei O'Neal

 

Carlei has been with Trauma Specialists of Maryland since 2017 and, during that time, she has watched it grow by leaps and bounds. Carlei has over seven years of mental health billing experience. She takes great pride in working for an organization that is constantly striving to better the mental health of the community where she grew up. 

Contact Information:

To reach Carlei for any billing or insurance questions, email carlei@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call  (301)-304-7108 x801

Tiara Tymczyszyn

Billing Specialist

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Tiara Tymczyszyn

 

Tiara has 4 years of office management experience in the medical field handling all aspects of insurance such as billing, authorizations, appeals, and verification of benefits and eligibility, as well as communicating directly with patients regarding their care. In her free time, she loves to go bowling, and enjoys relaxing at local breweries, wineries, and restaurants with friends. She listens to a wide variety of music, and she also has 4 cats!

Contact information :

Please Contact Tiara at Tiara@traumaspecialistsofmd.com  301-304-7108 Ext. 824

Kiya Harrison

Medical Records

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Kiya Harrison

In the words of Mr. Robert Van Winkle, “if there’s a problem, yo, I’ll solve it.”

Meet Kiya (She/her/they/them), Admin-Extraordinaire, Jack of all trades, master of some. Kiya has joined the TSMD team to support the needs of the clinicians that support YOU! Driven by the belief that sometimes the wounds you can’t see are the most painful, she champions community care, wellness, and healing.

Kiya comes from a background of childrearing and has three children; thus, her hands, heart, and coffee mug are always full.

But never too full to add light to someone’s day.

Very Respectfully,

Nakiya Harrison

Maria Tryfiates-Dalton

Training Manager

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Maria Tryfiates-Dalton

 

Maria is the administrative coordinator to TSMD. In this position, she works closely with the practice owner, manager and site supervisors providing administrative assistance. Maria serves as the primary contact for Trauma Specialists Training Institute. She holds bachelors degrees from West Virginia University in Business Administration and Fashion Merchandising.

Maria actively volunteers at her church, school, and is a Girl Scout Troop Leader.

Contact Information:

To reach Maria, email maria@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call (301) 304-7108 ext 832