Meet the Practitioners

The role of the Argo practitioner is to facilitate a client’s journey to greater fulfillment through person-centered collaboration. By honoring a client’s goals, strengths, and choices each practitioner at Argo supports a client in identifying what approaches to treatment are right for them. In order to ensure greatness of fit, a client’s needs are considered from the moment they begin the intake process to identify what practitioners are best equipped to partner in their change process.

Jennifer Hart DeBoy, LCSW-C
Jennifer Hart DeBoy, LCSW-C
Jennifer’s career as a social worker began in 2009 when she started on her path to obtaining her masters in social work degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore. Starting with her masters level internship in the Anne Arundel County Public School System, Jennifer knew that working with young people would become a cornerstone of her career.

W. Cary Lukens, LCSW-C
W. Cary Lukens, LCSW-C
Cary brings a wealth of experience to the Argo Counseling team beginning with his B.A. in Psychology from John’s Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Cary graduated from John’s Hopkins in 1998 and went directly into a Masters in Social Work program at the University of Maryland. At the time of his graduation from the University of Maryland Cary was a member of the Honor Society with a 4.0 grade point average.

Emma Rogers, EGC, LCSW-C
Emma Rogers, EGC, LCSW-C
Emma Rogers work as a mental health practitioner began during her undergraduate studies at Goddard College in Plainfield, VT. Emma was drawn to the study of the human horse relationship and discovered the vital link between the development of horsemanship skills and interpersonal health. Emma completed her degree at Goddard and began her training in the realm of Equine Therapy. Emma became a student in psychotherapist Melisa Pearce’s Equine Gestalt Coaching Program and graduated from the certification course in 2012.

Lisa Taylor, LCPC, CAC-AD
Lisa Taylor, LCPC, CAC-AD
Lisa Taylor is a licensed clinical therapist and certified addictions counselor providing
cognitive-behavioral, reality, and mindfulness-based therapy. Lisa has a background in co-occurring disorders, substance use, mental health, behavioral issues, and specializes in addiction with adolescents and young adults, although has worked with all ages. Lisa’s experience in inpatient, outpatient, intensive-outpatient, school-based, group, family, and mobile-treatment services, provides her with the insight and skills to help individuals in any stage of their recovery.

Amber Schmidt, LCSW-C
Amber Schmidt, LCSW-C
Amber offers an eclectic approach to therapy that addresses the whole person. Amber’s passion lies in helping people derive personal, differentiated meaning in their lives, and to actualize their fullest potential. As there is no one size fits all therapy, your sessions will be collaborative and individualized based on your personal needs. Amber’s goal is to provide a safe healing space to explore personal acceptance and positive change. Amber’s areas of practice include personality disorders, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, relationship conflict, psychotic disorders, and grief issues.

Wendy Caldwell, LCPC, NCC
Wendy Caldwell, LCPC, NCC
Wendy is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of MD, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of AK, and a Nationally Certified Counselor offering mental health services and healing arts workshops. She is Certified in Expressive Arts through the Person-Centered Expressive Arts Institute in CA. Her experience includes working within various school systems delivering SEL programming, providing social skills training for differently-abled populations, and responsive services for crisis events.

Luke DeBoy, LGSW, CAC-AD
Luke DeBoy, LGSW, CAC-AD
Luke DeBoy’s career as a counselor is deeply rooted in a passion for addictions medicine. From his own experiences to his impressive career in the treatment of co-occurring disorders, Luke is dedicated to a mission of recovery. In addition to offering the Tuesday evening Addictions Recovery Group for Argo Counseling and Wellness, Luke is the Director of Addictions Services at Tranquility Woods Premier Treatment Center in Pasadena, MD.

Stephanie Fuchs, LCSW-C, Reiki II
Stephanie Fuchs, LCSW-C, Reiki II
Stephanie is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-C) and a Reiki II certified healer who has a passion for empowering and motivating others. Stephanie has 9 years of experience working with adults, families, children and adolescents in outpatient, community and school settings on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Using a strength based approach, Stephanie strives to help other’s see how truly amazing they are while collaborating with clients to develop realistic and achievable goals.

Amanda Rosado, MMT, MT-BC
Amanda Rosado, MMT, MT-BC
Amanda is a board-certified music therapist with a passion and focus in serving the mental health community. Amanda received her Bachelor’s Degree at Shenandoah University in 2009, and her Master’s Degree of Music Therapy in 2018. Amanda has been a board certified music therapists for almost ten years, predominately providing trauma-informed music therapy services for individuals with emotional needs.

Jessica Heckwolf, LCMFT, LCPAT
Jessica Heckwolf, LCMFT, LCPAT
Jessica is a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist (LCMFT) and board certified, licensed clinical professional art therapist (LCPAT). She earned a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with Specialization in Clinical Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University, graduating with honors. Prior to her graduate training, Jessica studied fine arts at Towson University.

Lisa Manning, CST, CHt
Lisa Manning, CST, CHt
Lisa brings a wealth of experience, expertise, warmth and compassion to her work with clients from all walks of life.  For the past ten years, she has specialized in working with clients confronting chronic pain and anxiety, as well as chronic disease conditions.  Her practice has been focused on using hands-on healing and movement techniques to relieve excess strain on the nervous system and to restore proper function and movement to the maximum extent possible.

Lisa Bartlett-Kliever, LCSW-C
Lisa Bartlett-Kliever, LCSW-C
Lisa L. Kliever is a licensed clinical social worker with over 18 years of
experience in the field of mental health and over 9 years of experience as a
practicing clinician. She specializes in identifying and healing the impact of chronic complex trauma and single-incident trauma. In addition to helping clients heal from their traumatic experiences, she also provides treatment for individuals with co-occurring substance abuse disorders, anxiety disorders, mood and depressive disorders.
Stevie Fruehling, ERYT, CAC-AD
Stevie Fruehling, ERYT, CAC-AD
Stevie is a Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT) and Continuing Education Provider (YACEP) with over 1000 hours of training to include a 500-Hour certification with yoga master, Sri Dharma Mittra. In addition to classical hatha yoga, Stevie specializes in Yoga Nidra, and has received advanced certification in the Integrated Amrit Method under the personal direction of Kamini Desai, Ph.D. She is also a Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC-AD), licensed by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors.

Shirl Herbert, LCSW-C
Shirl Herbert, LCSW-C
Shirl Herbert is a licensed clinical social worker who has a background in working with families and children as well as individuals. She specializes in mood disorders, career issues, grief, life stages, child/adolescent and parenting issues. Shirl began her career in social work after graduating in 1998 from the University of Maryland with a Master’s in Social Work. She originally majored in sociology, with an interest in research related to human behavior and society. However, after graduating with a degree in Sociology, she realized that she really wanted to work directly with individuals and families.

Erin Wical, LGPC
Erin Wical, LGPC
Erin is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) with her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Cleveland State University. She went on to receive her Level I Trauma Certificate from the Ferentz Institute in 2019. Erin has experience working within private practice, as well as community agency settings. She has treated individuals with various mental health diagnoses including anxiety, depression, Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. She also has experience working with individuals dealing with relationship issues, self-esteem concerns, life transitions and trauma.

Irene Christin, LGPC
Irene Christin, LGPC
Irene has a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and is licensed as a Graduate Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. She works with individual clients of all ages, families, and couples. She offers to help with managing high levels of stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions. In her practice, she uses an integrative approach that includes several evidence-based techniques. The foundation of her method is empathic understanding and unconditional positive regard.

Kelsey Homonai, LCSW-C
Kelsey Homonai, LCSW-C
Kelsey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with specialization in child and adolescent treatment. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at Salisbury University, Kelsey went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh. While in her Master’s program, she pursued an additional certificate in Child, Adolescent and Family Services. She believes in teaching tangible skills to the individuals she serves, so that they may continue to grow and heal.

Catherine Proa, LCSW-C
Catherine Proa, LCSW-C
Catherine Proa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who obtained her Master’s of Social Work from the University of Maryland in 1996. She has been working with children, adults, families, and couples for the past 24 years. Catherine has extensive experience working with various therapeutic methodologies to provide individualized approaches for her clients. She also specializes in grief and bereavement issues and has a true understanding of loss.

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