Baltimore Annapolis Center for Integrative Healing
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Meet the Team at BA Healing
Edwin Hernandez-Martinez, LMSW (he/him):
Edwin uses a relational psychodynamic approach informed by his fellowship at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy + Psychoanalysis (ICP+P). Edwin enjoys helping with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and loss and eating disorders. He also has a special interest in working with adults who want to do deep exploration of the family of origin patterns affecting their relationships with self and others.
He particularly enjoys helping individuals whose caregivers were detached and unavailable to grieve those unmet needs and build trusting, safe relationships with their partners, children and families. Edwin believes that by embracing all parts of who we are, we can thrive as whole, integrated relational beings and he loves walking alongside adults on their journeys of personal growth and healing.
He loves working with People of Color, especially First Generation cycle-breakers who are learning to parent differently from the way they were raised. Edwin earned his masters degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He is currently training in Embodied Recovery for Eating Disorders. He has worked with teens and adults in inpatient eating disorder programs, the Veteran’s Administration and outpatient community clinics and is supervised by practice owner Laura Reagan, LCSW-C.
Edwin is currently accepting new older teen and adult clients for virtual and in person sessions.
Ilana Posner, MSW, LMSW & Certified Health Coach (she/her):
Ilana loves helping kind, compassionate teens and young adults express themselves more confidently and effectively so they can feel more productive with their personal and professional goals, and more satisfied with their friendships, family and romantic relationships. She also enjoys helping young adults who struggle with negative body image or other self-worth issues, health concerns and/or OCD-related behaviors to feel better and change the way they relate to themselves and others. She also specializes in supporting caregivers (parents/adult children) who set their needs aside to support a loved one. Caregiving responsibilities & relationships are complicated & can bring up feelings of stress, guilt, exhaustion, & grief while navigating the role changes within the family.
If you struggle with an inner critic that tells you you’re not good enough, or you find yourself second (and third, and fourth) guessing your decisions to the point that you sometimes feel paralyzed and don’t take any action, she would love to help. She can also help you develop routines and habits that make it easier to get started when you’re stuck, and learn to identify what you need out of life.
She uses a holistic, client-centered approach and incorporates skills from CBT, Mindfulness, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and practices from a trauma and attachment lens.
Before earning her MSW from the University of Maryland, she became a Certified Health and Life Coach in 2018. She offers coaching as well as therapy at BA Healing, depending on your needs.
Ilana is supervised by practice owner Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, and is currently accepting new clients aged 14 and up for virtual and in person sessions.
Tanory Ateek, MSW, LMSW (she/they):
Are you looking for more ease, well-being, and positive transformation in your life? Do you wish you could get out of your head and feel more awake and alive to your present day experience? Do you want to feel more freedom, pleasure and joy in your life and relationships? Let’s talk.
Do you have past traumas, and want to work with a therapist who uses techniques that do not retraumatize or require extensive talking about the trauma?
Are you caught in work, family, relational, or societal dynamics that you’d like to be free from?
Are you looking for a therapist who considers the multiple layers of your life - community, cultural and systemic factors affecting health and well-being?
Tanory's approach to therapy is a mix of the most solid evidence based practices in Western Psychology, as well as practices learned during ten years as a yoga/meditation teacher and body worker. As a therapist, she comes alongside you, with a non-judgmental and curious presence, to help YOU discern your OWN unique way of healing and growth into the person you already are, and works together to set goals that work for you, to create the life you want.
Tanory is LGBTQ+ and Polyamory Friendly. She values and works to embody an anti-racist and liberatory framework using harm reduction approaches.
Tanory earned a masters degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland. She has worked with children, adolescents and adults in community outpatient settings and has been a yoga instructor for 10 years. She’s currently training in Somatic Experiencing, a Three Year training program for healing trauma held in the body which was founded by Peter Levine.
Tanory is supervised by practice owner Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, and is currently accepting new adult clients for virtual and in person sessions.
Emily Francis, MS, LCPC (she/her)
Attachment Focused-EMDR, DBT Therapist & Parent Coach:
Do you struggle with intense emotions including anger, sadness, or shame? Feelings of chronic emptiness, numbness, or existential dread? Do you struggle with impulses or destructive behavior? Feeling out of sync with others or the world?
Trauma from childhood attachment wounds, abuse and neglect, chronic invalidation, and loss can become stored in our bodies and encoded in our way of viewing the world and ourselves. This can then manifest in difficult to understand intense emotional states, numbness, or destructive behaviors. We can carry shame around these experiences, yet often any of our present struggles can best be understood as adaptations to trauma or loss that helped us survive.
In working with trauma, Emily relies on Attachment-Focused EMDR, parts work, attachment theory, and relational psychotherapy to help clients access, reprocess, and integrate trauma memories and states as well as develop and increase their access to inner resources and adaptive information.
Emily has a particular interest in working with adults and teens with attachment wounds, those who have suffered from religious, spiritual, or narcissistic abuse and survivors of cults or high demand groups.
She helps parents of kids of all ages on accepting themselves and their kids as they are and building a life that works, using Ross Greene's Collaborative and Proactive Solutions Model and integrate attachment theory, DBT mindfulness, and radical acceptance skills as well as EMDR as needed.
Emily earned her masters degree in Pastoral Counseling (spiritually-integrative Clinical Mental Health Counseling) from Loyola University in Maryland. She has worked with teens and adults in psychiatric in-patient settings, military installations, community mental health, and private practice. She has experience providing comprehensive DBT as well as Attachment-Focused EMDR to support adults and teens struggling with self-harm and behavioral addictions. She is currently completing requirements for EMDRIA EMDR Certification (expected November 2023).
Emily is currently accepting new teen and adult clients for virtual and in person sessions.
Victoria Marinzel, Graduate Intern (she/her):
Victoria is a graduate student at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and she is supervised by practice owner Laura Reagan, LCSW-C.
Victoria offers services in both Spanish and English to help with anxiety and depressive symptoms. She is training in TF-CBT and other trauma-focused approaches to healing.
Victoria can offer reduced fee therapy services both virtually and in person in our Arnold, Maryland office.
Dominique Mann, LCSW-C, RYT-200 (she/her):
Dominique Mann, LCSW-C is a clinical social worker who has years of experience working with children, adolescents, families, and single mothers. Also a yoga teacher, she has a Certificate in Advanced Trauma Treatment and utilizes a strength-based approach rooted in mindfulness, trauma treatment, motivational interviewing, and CBT. Dominique believes that you hold everything you need in order to be the best version of yourself, and it's her job to help you bring those things to the surface.
She is passionate about working with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, or low self worth. She loves working with children who demonstrate challenging behaviors, have attention difficulties, and/or have been adopted or involved in foster care. Dominique holds a Master of Social Work degree (MSW) from the University of Maryland School of Social Work.
Dominique Mann, LCSW-C is not currently accepting new clients.
Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, Practice Owner:
Practice Owner Laura Reagan, LCSW-C has been working with survivors of childhood trauma and sexual violence, for 21 years. She offers clinical consultation on using a neuroscience-informed bottom-up psychotherapy approach to developmental trauma to therapists around the world. Laura is trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, The Daring Way™, expressive arts, IFS, Mindful Self Compassion, Embodied Recovery, LifeForce Yoga and holds an Advanced Certificate in Trauma from the Ferentz Institute. Laura hosts a podcast called Therapy Chat and founded Trauma Therapist Network, a platform for learning about trauma and finding a trauma therapist.