Meet Our Team Members

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Teresa Combs, PhD, APRN, BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Owner & Founder

I am the founder of Living and Growing, LLC a community mental health wellness center in Silver Spring MD and offer a calm and peaceful space to fully explore, process and work towards living in an emotionally healthy state.

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Katherine Chirnside, LMSW

Therapist

Warm and compassionate Licensed Master Social Worker providing counseling services to children and adults. Areas of competence include: Trauma informed care to survivors of child sexual abuse, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, Substance Use Disorder, gender and sexuality identity, mood issues, anxiety and depression, and self-esteem, and overall health and wellness.

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Liza Harbison, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, which means I am trained to work with individuals, couples, and families from a systemic perspective. I believe that our relationships with loved ones, community, and society have a strong influence on our mental health and should be considered in treatment. These systems shape our world and working on how to change toxic family dynamics or navigate prejudice in the workplace, for example, will have a big impact on your wellbeing.

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Caitlin Tromiczak, LICSW-C, LCSWC (she/her)

Clinical Social Worker & Mental Health Therapist

I am here to create a healing, supportive space for you to reach your goals. Whatever life stressors you are experiencing in this moment is the perfect place to start. Personal transformation is a journey that begins within and effects change in our immediate environment. Supportive processing and practical skill building give you the tools you need to live the most fulfilling life possible; the life you truly deserve.

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Ashley Aker, LCPC

Licensed Mental Health Therapist

Warm, welcoming Licensed Professional Counselor providing individual counseling services to adults looking to address a wide range of concerns. I aim to impart a sense of safety, support, and feeling truly heard, while assisting clients with identifying and reaching personal goals around change and growth.

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Weberlyn Dossen, LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker

Therapy is about investing in yourself and trying to achieve your authentic self. My aim is to end the stigma of mental and emotional health and make it a priority. We are not just treating “mental health” we are treating trauma responses, coping mechanisms, and subconscious programming. I want you to feel heard, understood, loved, and accepted.

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Jordan K. Lyle, LGPC

Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor

Intuitive, creative Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor and Metaphysician providing individual and group services for adults and adolescents. I am here to support individuals who are inspired to overcome limiting beliefs so that they may access their highest potential.

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Junko Araki, LCPC, LPC, BC-DMT

Therapist

I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (Maryland), licensed professional counselor (Washington DC), and board-certified dance/movement therapist with a background in dance and somatic counseling psychology.

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Svetlana (Lana) Goldberg, PMHNP/CS-BC

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

My Name is Lana Goldberg and I have been an advance practice psychiatric nurse for 25 years and have worked in many different psychiatric settings throughout my career. I have extensive experience working with clients from different backgrounds including veterans and forensic populations.

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Piumi Rajasekera, LGPC, LPA

Therapist

I am a Licensed Psychology Associate (DC) and Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (MD) specializing in working with children and families, primarily in the school setting. My preferred theoretical orientation is person-centered or child-centered, which means that I believe that each child and each family is unique, and that therapy should be tailored as such.