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 Hart DeBoy is a licensed clinical social worker providing individual therapy with a balanced holistic approach. Jennifer has experience in behavioral health, addictions, and co-occurring issues, and specializes in adult counseling.

W. Cary Lukens, LCSW-C
W. Cary Lukens, LCSW-C
Clinical social worker Cary Lukens has been practicing for 20+ years as an individual, group, and family therapist. He holds a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Maryland and a BA in Psychology from John’s Hopkins University.

William Kaufman, Ph.D., LCPC, CCHT
William Kaufman, Ph.D., LCPC, CCHT
William Kaufman has a master’s degree in counseling from West Virginia University. He is a Board Certified Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Maryland. In addition, he has a master’s degree and doctorate in comparative education from the University of Chicago.

http://www.williammkaufman.com/

Emma Rogers, EGC, LCSW-C
Emma Rogers, EGC, LCSW-C
Founder of Argo Counseling, Emma Rogers is a licensed clinical social worker providing experiential and mindfulness-based therapy. Emma has a background in trauma, addictions, behavioral health and co-occurring issues, and specializes in family therapy.

Amber Schmidt, LCSW-C
Amber Schmidt, LCSW-C
Amber has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Anthropology from the University of Colorado at Denver; as well as a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a Mental Health Specialization from the University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Social Work.

Kathy Peters, LCPC
Kathy Peters, LCPC
Kathleen Peters is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the State of Maryland, practicing as a therapist in the Annapolis area. Kathleen received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Towson University and then attended Argosy University in obtaining her Masters Degree in Professional Counseling, while graduating with honors.

Deb Ament, LCPC, MS, MEd, NCC, Certified Life Coach
Deb Ament, LCPC, MS, MEd, NCC, Certified Life Coach
Deb is a psychotherapist and certified life coach providing a holistic and person-centered approach to counseling. Deb provides individual and group therapy in the areas of addictions, co-occurring issues, family systems, and marriage. Deb has a MS in Counseling for Addictions and an MEd in Counseling both from Loyola University Maryland. Deb is also a certified Transformational Life Coach.

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.

Elle Keller, LCPC
Elle Keller, LCPC
Elle Keller is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of MD with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. Elle specializes in trauma focused therapy, cognitive behavioral interventions, and chronic mental illness. Elle believes in the importance of utilizing interventions to support the mind and the body in her work with clients.

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.

Christine Anderson, Certified Holistic Health Coach
Christine Anderson, Certified Holistic Health Coach
Christine is passionate about supporting her clients towards a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle through clean eating. She believes that the fundamentals of how we nurture our bodies impacts how we feel, think, and “show up” in our daily lives. A Certified Holistic Health Coach, with specialties in sustainable wellness initiatives and journey’s surrounding fertility, Christine’s approach is individually tailored and accessible.

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.

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.

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.
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.
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.

Joia Felton, Graduate Intern
Joia Felton, Graduate Intern
Joia Felton is currently pursuing training in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Johns Hopkins University to become a mental health therapist at Johns Hopkins. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Kenyon College. Joia began interning at Argo in June 2019, and she has co-lead groups, participated in workshops, and shadowed sessions. She also has experience counseling in higher education and at crisis centers.

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