Mindful Healing Works Wellness Center's Team

Executive Team

Erin Meyer

President, CEO, and Mental Health Therapist

Erin Meyer LCPC is the CEO and President of Mindful Healing Works Wellness Center. Erin obtained her Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology from Johns Hopkins University in 2016. Erin specializes in working with clients that have trauma and creating a safe space for them to heal. She loves growing a relationship of trust with her clients. In her spare time, she loves spending quality time with friends and family. Erin enjoys treating herself to a self-care spa day and doing activities that bring her daily joy in life. A quote that inspires Erin is, "You deserve to live a life you love."

Amir Davarparast

Vice President

Amir has experience in both public and private sectors, He has a diverse background with excellent skills in leadership, strategy, and collaboration. His interpersonal skills and education in management and finace allow him to communicate with individuals at all levels of industry and government. He has experience representing entities of all types and sizes, providing policy advice to companies and organizations. He also has a history of advising elected leaders in policy and has advocated for constituents, clients, and policymakers for more than a decade.

Psychiatry Team

Dr. Monica Cotelingam

Medical Director 

Dr. Cotelingam is the medical director and head psychiatrist at MHWWC. Dr. Cotelingam is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed a General Psychiatry Residency and Community Psychiatry Fellowship from the University of Maryland in 2005. Dr. Cotelingam works with children, adolescents and adults.  She has a passion for helping people and truly takes time to listen and understand the needs and complex situations that each individual client brings to her.  If you are in need of medication management, Dr. Cotelingam is the person to talk to for her knowledge and compassionate care.  On her free time, Dr. Cotelingam enjoys spending time with her family and friends. 

Kamala D. Via

Nurse Practitioner

Kamala D. Via provides mental health services for adults experiencing life challenges. She is a licensed, board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She has practiced in a variety of settings to include, inpatient, consultation and liaison, emergency department and outpatient treatment. She is adjunct faculty at Howard Community College. Dr. Via has a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from The University of Alabama. She earned both her master’s in nursing and post master’s certificate in Teaching Nursing and Health Professions at University of Maryland, Baltimore. She also holds a master’s in administration from Central Michigan University. Her work on stimulant use, clinician burnout and nurse practitioner legislation has been published. She currently works as a psychiatric nurse practitioner providing mental health services to adults in the emergency department, inpatient and outpatient settings in Baltimore. Dr. Via retired as Lieutenant Colonel from the Maryland Army National Guard in 2007 after 22 years of military service.

Administrative Team

Rosemarie Lynch

Medical Billing and Human Resources Manager

Rosemarie Lynch is the Medical Billing Director for Mindful Healing Works Wellness Center. She is an accomplished medical biller and coder with 8 years of experience in the mental health field. Rosemarie is responsible for educating employees on using progressive systems and applications, including utilizing scheduling software and proper mental health billing procedures. During her spare time, Rosemarie enjoys spending the day at the beach and taking walks with her fur baby, Hunter. Her favorite quote is: "Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." -Winston S. Churchill

Jennifer Ramos

Front Office Support Staff

Jennifer obtained her Associates Degree in Social Work from Baltimore City Community College. She has over 25 years’ experience in counseling and medical office supervision and support. Jennifer loves to help people & she is eager to assist others in the community in realizing their full potential. In her free time Jennifer loves to spend time gardening and with her family and friends. A quote that inspires Jennifer is “be the best you that you can be.”

Educational Consultant

Charles Meyer

Educational Consultant

Charles C. Meyer is an Education Services Consultant for Mindful Healing Works Wellness Center who obtained his Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Towson State University, Towson, MD in 1973, Masters of Education in Elementary Education from Towson State University, Towson, MD in 1976, and his Certificate of Advanced Study in Special Education, Administration and Supervision from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD in 1978. Since 1973, Charles has been a leader in the Special Education field. Charles enjoys spending time with family and enjoying his retirement .

Mental Health Therapists 

Pam Stein
Clinical Director 

Pam Stein is a wife, mother to 3 rowdy boys, trauma certified social worker, self taught artist, and passionate social justice advocate in Baltimore. She spent twenty years working with people experiencing homelessness, then the last 6 building a vision into a non profit in Sandtown, Winchester that serves families who lost a loved one to violence. Pam has been driven by a deep desire to bring critical trauma support services to Baltimore’s most disenfranchised people who are often offered meager services. Her model for care transcends that of traditional therapy. Through a unique mix of individual therapy, mindfulness, group counseling, art therapy, guided meditations, and deep spiritual work, she is committed to provide healing to those in Baltimore who need it most. As a trauma certified social worker, she knows that healing requires a whole body experience, with intuitive care and resources to, not only survive trauma, but find a way back to living a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Errin McLendon

Errin McLendon is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland. She is a native Baltimorean and has a heart for helping others. Errin is passionate about helping adolescents, adults, couples, and families find their inner strengths to bring about the change they want in their lives through a wide variety of evidence-based theories. Errin works with people from all walks of life with concerns ranging from adjustment and self-discovery to severe trauma and depression and everything in between. Errin takes pride in providing a safe, nonjudgmental space for others to process, reflect and heal. In Errin’s spare time she enjoys time with her family/friends, reading, traveling, and watching ESPN. One of Errin’s favorite quotes is “Don’t allow your wounds to transform you into someone you are not” -Paulo Coelho 

Christina Blackwell

Christina is a native of Baltimore Maryland.  In 2009, she started her professional career in banking where she currently provides financial counseling.  In 2010 Christina earned her bachelor of Science degree with honors in applied psychology and minored in psychological services at Coppin State University.  In 2015, Christina continued to pursue her passion for providing clinical counseling to diverse populations by enrolling at Liberty University in Lynchburg Virginia.  She graduated with a masters degree in professional counseling in 2018.  After working with us as a licensed graduate professional counselor, she is officially a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor! Christina specializes in grief, trauma and crisis counseling.  She has a passion for people and works with diverse populations to help with their mental health needs. She feels that her purpose is being fulfilled working in the counseling field and looks forward to making a positive impact on the lives of others.

Katherine Arend

Katie Arend LCSW-C is a Mental Health Therapist.  Since 2015, Katie has specialized in supervision, trauma, adolescent care, families care, and people with dual diagnoses. Katie likes to watch sports, spend time with her friends, running, and playing board games. A quote that inspires Katie is, "A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because its trust is not on the branch, but on its wings. Always believe in yourself."

Christina Beilenson

Chris is the joyful mom of two quirky, curious teenage boys. She has a background in strengths based therapy and has worked as a mobile treatment therapist, an urgent care evaluator and a therapist case manager. Chris has also worked with art therapy groups and thoroughly enjoys the art of storytelling. Chris strives to create a space where people of all ages feel cared for, heard and seen. During a few years away from her career as a therapist, as a long term substitute teacher in the Baltimore City Public Schools and a preschool teacher, she realized the importance of affordable and accessible mental health treatment for therapeutic interventions for kids of all ages and their families. Chris is beginning her journey, at Mindful Healing Works Wellness Center, excited to be providing services to families, children and individuals who want to become their healthiest, truest selves.

Nasim Ameri

Nasim Ameri is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) in the state of Maryland. She obtained her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. Nasim is passionate about guiding individuals to find the motivation to change their lives for the better. She is here to help individuals maneuver personal challenges, relieve emotional burdens, and motivate and empower her clients to achieve a healthier state of mind. Nasim has experience working with individuals who struggle with addiction, anxiety, depression, grief, and issues pertaining to behavior modification for all ages. Alongside her career as a mental health therapist, Nasim is highly experienced and passionate about working with individuals on the autism spectrum. She finds joy in providing individuals with autism the means and support to optimise their personal growth, self-esteem, and independence. She also finds joy in educating and helping families navigate the challenges and difficulties of living with a family member with autism.

Corrine Wilkinson

Corrine Wilkinson is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC). She obtained her Master’s degree from Loyola University in 2022. Corrine is passionate about working with clients of all backgrounds, focusing on supporting those who have experienced sexual trauma and domestic violence. Corrine has previous experience working with survivors of trauma in Baltimore city, where she provided crisis counseling, group counseling, individual counseling, and psychoeducation sessions. She prioritizes creating a safe and nonjudgmental space for healing, and using a strengths-based, person-centered approach.

Mental Health Interns

Lydia Moore

Mental Health Intern  

Lydia Moore is a graduate student in Johns Hopkins’ Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and is interning at MHWWC for the 2021-2022 academic year. With a background in teaching both middle and high school, her interests pivoted to mental health as she encountered the traumas to which youth and adolescents are exposed. She is enthusiastic about working with clients of all ages and backgrounds, as she seeks to meet clients where they are and tailor treatment to their personal strengths, needs, and goals. Lydia is a certified practitioner of Levels 1 and 2 Reiki Healing and also holds a certificate in Psychological First Aid for crisis response. She finds inspiration in the following quote: “Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise so I am changing myself.” -Rumi

Elena Harnish

Mental Health Intern

Elena Harnish is a second-year graduate student at Towson University pursuing a Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology. Elena obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Towson University in 2020. Elena is looking forward to a diverse clinical experience while interning at MHWWC. She has an interest in working with the psychological effects of chronic medical conditions, especially in youth populations. Following the completion of her master’s degree, Elena hopes to pursue licensure and continue to work in the mental health field. In her free time, Elena enjoys reading, practicing yoga, and spending time outside. A quote that inspires Elena is “Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time,” - Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Thomas Visalli

Mental Health Intern

Thomas Visalli is a second year graduate student studying clinical psychology at Towson University. Upon graduation, he will have earned a Masters of Arts degree in clinical psychology. He completed his Bachelors of Science in Psychology at Towson University in May 2020. His current focus as an intern at MHWWC is to provide therapy that aims to reduce stress and anxiety. In his free time, Tom enjoys reading, listening to music, and visiting family and friends.

Amanda Lowery

Mental Health Intern

Amanda Lowery (or Mandi) is currently pursuing her master’s so that she can become and LCPC. Currently, Amanda works as an Admissions Director for a skilled nursing facility in Baltimore city. She is excited to gain experience working with clients from various backgrounds with a variety of diagnoses. Amanda has volunteered with sexual assault and domestic violence survivors in the past and has a continued interest in working with that population. In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her 7-year-old son. 

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP)

Dani Milan

PRP Director

Dani graduated with a B.A. in applied psychology from the University of Baltimore. They are an advocate for mental health awareness, improving mental healthcare accessibility, and the various facets of life that affect it. Coming from an immigrant background and identifying as non-binary, Dani aspires to help to provide mental healthcare to communities that are often overlooked and underserved. A quote that inspires Dani is "Self-knowledge is no guarantee of happiness but it is on the side of happiness and can supply the courage to fight for it." -Simone De Beauvoir

Stephanie Finney

PRP Specialist

Stephanie is aPRP Specialist at Mindful Healing Works. Stephanie Finney, LGPC, obtained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Roanoke College and a Master’s in Education in School Counseling from Loyola University in Maryland in 2006. Since 2006, Stephanie has worked with adolescents in an alternative education setting with a focus on students with anxiety, depression, and behavioral concerns. In 2020, Stephanie began working with Mindful Healing Works where she treats all ages. In treating all clients, Stephanie follows a person centered approached focused on finding solutions and helping the client to grow and become their best selves. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, going to concerts, and taking the occasional trip to the beach.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Coordinators

Laura Inskeep

Laura Inskeep is a PRP Direct Care Worker who obtained her Associates in Mental Health and Human Services at the Community College of Baltimore County in 2004. Laura has worked in residential care since 2010 and PRP community outreach since 2015. Laura enjoys helping people and seeing how far they have come. Laura spends her spare time with her husband and beautiful daughter.

Stacey Rohr

Stacey has a passion for helping struggling individuals and families.  Having experienced the effects of addiction mental health issues in her own family, she has a deep compassion for those impacted by the pain and chaos of mental health issues and substance use.  She holds her AA degree and is an ICF and BALM certified family recovery life coach.  Prior to working at MHWWC, Stacey spent 16 years as the office administrator of a privately owned healthcare business.  In her spare time, she enjoys traveling to new places.  Stacey is both a entrepreneur and certified coach.  "I love my work and enjoy helping people be successful and getting to where they want to be.  I hold a safe space for you to come to awareness and develop solutions to everyday problems". 

Aries Williams

Aries has an educational background in Human Services Counseling. She has a strong passion for motivating individuals to reach their maximum protentional.  Aries enjoys helping her clients reach their goals and graduate to the next level. A quote she favors is "the same boiling water that softens the potato, hardens the egg. It's about what you're made of, not your circumstances."  

Tiarra Plato 

Tiarra has a passion for being of service and with over fifteen years of experience in the service industry as a stylist, she has been able to make people look their best. She realized that when people look good, they feel good despite whatever obstacles they may be facing. After learning about some of the challenges her clients had endured, she realized that she wants to help people from the inside out. Her empathic nature led her to begin working in mental health as a Mental Health Worker where she has worked one on one with people from all walks of life, providing care and support. Tiarra enjoys all things nature and playing chess. Her favorite quote is, “I note the obvious differences between each sort and type, but we are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.” -Maya Angelou

Khristina Smith

Khristina Smith has a passion for helping individuals reach their full potential. She has worked in the medical field for over ten years and has experience in PRP and Medical Case Management. Khristina has overcome her own personal struggles and enjoys encouraging others to do the same. A quote that has helped her, “Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace”. – Jonathan Lockwood Hule