Mindful Healing Works Wellness Center's Team
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, MBA
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 finance 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.
Dr. Monica Cotelingam
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. In her free time, Dr. Cotelingam enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Kristen Nagl is a graduate of Maryvale University and Notre Dame of Maryland University. She completed one of the first fellowship programs at the University of Maryland Medical Center for psychiatric nurse practitioners. Kristen Nagl enjoys treating children, adolescents, and adults. She has a passion for helping people to achieve their best selves. In my free time, I love spending time with family, friends, and many dogs. I love to hike with my family.
Psychiatric Physician Assistant
Jason Brody grew up in Queens, NY and completed his BA in Religious Studies at Yale University and his MDiv at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He became interested in medicine while working as a Medical Scribe and graduated from Chatham University’s Physician Assistant Program in Pittsburgh. As a Psychiatric PA, he enjoys getting to know his patients and hearing their stories. He believes in collaborative decision making when prescribing medications and caring for people. He is also involved in Clinical Trial Research for new psychiatric and neurological medications. In his free time, Jason enjoys viewing art and movies, eating out with friends, and tutoring SAT and College Essay.
Darrin Gooding is a dual certified Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry and Family Practice. He graduated from The George Washington University and Liberty University. He is an advocate for expanding mental healthcare to patients in need by leveraging technology, expanding awareness, and outreach to increase access to care. As a Veteran he understands and is equipped to treat Veterans and others with trauma compassionately. He enjoys treating patients of all ages to help them live their best life, and achieve their mental health goals. In his free time, he enjoys the beach, fishing, family time, and his dogs.
Katie Arend, LCSW-C, is a Mental Health Therapist. Katie, originally from the Midwest, graduated with her master’s degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University in 2015. She enjoys working with all people and acknowledges that hearing another person’s story is a privilege. She recognizes that all people are unique and thus her therapy style is warm and individualized for her clients. Katie is an avid advocate of self-care and personally enjoys trying new coffee places. A quote that inspires Katie is, “although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller
Director Of Internship Program
Pam Stein, LCSW-C, believes that healing is open-ended and endless as the path to discovery weaves through the past to the present. Using expressive arts, nature, trauma informed practice and mindfulness techniques we will work to open up your life in ways neither of us has yet envisioned.
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
Medical Billing Administrator
Chelsi is a professional in the medical insurance and billing industry specializing in mental health benefits and billing. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature (2017) and a certificate in professional communications. She is from a small town of 700 people in Central Pennsylvania (with NO traffic lights!). Currently, she lives in southern Prince George's County Maryland. She is a wife and mother to two beautiful children. In her free time, she loves to go out to eat and spend time at the local arcade. Chelsi also enjoys interior design and online shopping for the best deals!
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.”
Front Office Support Staff
A current dog mom who enjoys hiking, yoga, the gym, and spending time with my family and my boyfriend. I’ve lived in Germany where I enjoyed eating all the wonderful food and Colorado where I enjoyed spending my days hiking in the mountains. I’ve previously worked as a child care provider, operations EVS manager, shift leader with CFA, and recently came from a credit union where I worked as a loan specialist. I love working to help others in every aspect of life. To make their day a little lighter and brighter. I’m excited to start my new journey with MHWWC as mental health holds a special place in my heart. We as humans are constantly facing trials and tribulations, and there’s nothing more special than having support and people that love you. I hope to do that and more for the clients at MHWWC.
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.
Social Media and Marketing Director
Alex Mason is a graduate of Stevenson University where he studied in both fields of digital and traditional Marketing. Being a recent graduate he strives to put his best foot forward in any industry he works in and works to help grow the MHWWC brand name. When he has free time, he spends his time either going out to take photos to add to his digital gallery, or just sitting back and relaxing with friends & family. Alex strives to put the skills & knowledge he has learned to good use, while also striving to learn more along the way.
Mental Health Therapists
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.
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 optimize 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 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.
Lydia Moore is a graduate student of Johns Hopkins’ Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and was an intern at MHWWC for the 2021-2022 academic year. She has completed her work and now has joined MHWWC team. 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
Amanda Lowery, or Mandi, is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC). Mandi recently obtained her Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Forensic Counseling specialization from Walden University. Prior to counseling, Mandi worked in a skilled nursing facility for 10 years and has a soft spot for working with elderly clients. Mandi enjoys working with clients from various backgrounds with a variety of diagnoses. She has also volunteered as a victim advocate with sexual assault and domestic violence survivors in the past and has a continued interest in working with that population. Mandi is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and enjoys using this technique to treat trauma and a variety of other mental health concerns. A quote that inspires Mandi is: "The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change." Carl Rogers
Asma Qaiyumi is a Licensed Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of Maryland. She obtained her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from New York University. She was born in Pakistan, and came to the United States at the age of 5. She has lived most of her life in Columbia, MD. Asma is passionate about providing person-centered therapy that allows for unique approaches for all individuals. Asma has experience working with individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship challenges. She prides herself in building strong therapeutic relationships with each one of her clients so that she can assist in their journey to feel healed, empowered, and motivated to meet their goals. During her personal time, she loves spending time with her two cats, Jack and Lilah, and trying new restaurants/food/places with her friends and family.
Mental Health Interns
Mental Health Intern
Laura Williamson is a second-year graduate student at the University of Baltimore pursuing a Master of Science degree in applied psychology. Previously, she has worked in multiple research labs focusing on veterans’ mental health and their relationships. As a MHWWC intern, Laura is excited to gain more experience working with survivors of trauma, and she hopes she can help her people live valued and meaningful lives. In her free time, Laura enjoys hiking, woodworking, and spending time with her pets.
Mental Health Intern
Sergio Zannino is a graduate student at the University of Baltimore. He is a native of Baltimore and is passionate about working with people around his community. His goal is to help people to achieve their dreams and live their best life. He understands, "when individuals are healthy,then we have healthy communities".
Mental Health Intern
Megan Bowman is a graduate student at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and her bachelor’s degree in Family Studies is from Towson University . She is excited to work with people from all backgrounds! Her focus is to provide a safe and non judgmental place for people to begin the healing process. A person has a wealth of strengths that may need to be rediscovered, and I welcome each person to "come as they are". My passion is to specialize in trauma and grief counseling. When she is not working or in class, she finds joy in spending time with her young daughter, reading, or traveling.
Mental Health Intern
Brittany Buck is a graduate student at the University of Baltimore, pursuing a master’s degree in applied psychology, with a counseling psychology concentration. She also has a bachelor’s degree in English literature from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She is looking forward to meeting clients where they are, providing a supportive space to understand their unique experiences, and working with them to explore their goals, obstacles, and values for living a meaningful life. In her free time, Brittany enjoys reading, baking/cooking, exercising, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family.
Mental Health Intern
Neeko Vanzant is an enrolled graduate student in the Clinical Professional Counseling Program at Loyola University Maryland. Prior to enrollment at Loyola, Neeko worked with clients suffering from substance abuse and other medical and mental issues in Baltimore. He is looking forward to working with people from all backgrounds . In the therapy room, Neeko hopes to facilitate a genuine, caring, and therapeutic environment to put people at ease. "I am an advocate and supporter of each and every person. My passion is helping." Neeko's interests include spending time with loved ones, exercising, meditating, and expressing gratitude.
Justin Tyler Donadio
Mental Health Intern
Justin comes to us from Bowie State University as he is entering his second year in the Mental Health Counseling program. Justin's entry into counseling started with counseling at local substance abuse facilities doing work/ interning at residential, inpatient and outpatient facilities where people struggled with both mental health and substance abuse. He spent the last two years working first at the state level for the Maryland Army National Guard as the Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator and most recently at the national level as the Suicide Prevention Program Analyst for the National Guard Bureau. He uses a client-centered approach focusing on collaboration, harm reduction, narration, and CBT-oriented principles.When Justin is not working, you will find him bouldering, doing yoga, hiking or going to concerts.
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP)
Maggie Kirkpatrick graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with degrees in Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies: Life Span Developmental Science. Maggie joined our PRP team with valuable clinical experience, as she has worked on Sheppard Pratt’s Crisis Stabilization Inpatient Units since June 2021. Maggie’s training and direct experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma and complex mental health struggles allows her to help clients prevent crises and grow to their full potential. Maggie’s passion is to build genuine connections with clients, in order to foster a mental health journey that is defined by openness and support. Maggie’s career goals include returning to graduate school to pursue her dream of becoming a licensed clinician over the next few years.
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 approach 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 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 has a passion for helping struggling individuals and families. Having experienced the effects of addiction and 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 an 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 has an educational background in Human Services Counseling. She has a strong passion for motivating individuals to reach their maximum potential. 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."
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