Tamia Musgrave, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-B, CARN-AP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, has over 27 years of clinical experience in the healthcare industry. As a dual-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C), she utilizes a patient-centered approach in treating individuals and families. Her mission is to motivate and empower people to reach their optimal health and wellness through an individualized, holistic plan; addressing both the behavioral and physical health needs of her patients.
As a certified addiction specialist, Tamia is dedicated to helping people recover from substance abuse by utilizing medication assisted therapy, like Suboxone and similar medications, in combination with counseling.
Tamia believes that good mental health strengthens the ability of our clients to cope with daily life circumstances or issues. Tamia is committed to helping our clients with their behavioral health concerns so they may create a new path to the life they desire.
Lauren Joeckel, MA, LCPC, Clinical Director, has worked in the field of mental health and substance abuse for over 16 years. During this time, she has worked in both the private and public sectors including corrections and hospital-based treatment at both the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Additionally, she participated in research through the Florida Mental Health Institute, co-authoring publications on gender specific trauma-informed care. She has also led numerous professional presentations and conferences in the field of behavioral health treatment.
Lauren holds a Master of Arts degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling with an area of specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of South Florida. In addition to her role as Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, she is also a Maryland Board approved Clinical Supervisor, Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. As a trauma-informed psychotherapist, Lauren is also trained in Crisis Intervention and Stress Management, specializing in psychotherapy to our Military and First Responders. She is also fluent in American Sign Language and able to provide culturally appropriate treatment to the Deaf Community.
She trusts in the power of humor and service work to bring individuals and their community together to promote healing. Lauren fully believes in the ability to change and embraces those with the courage to ask for help. Lauren enjoys physical fitness and the great outdoors but is most passionate about the Orioles.
Seamus Nash, CSC-AD, Counselor, has more than seven years of experience working with clients with substance use disorder. He is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSC-AD) in the State of Maryland. Seamus’s desire to help prevent substance abuse began when he was working in Facilities Management at American University. He became active with a substance abuse prevention program and contributed both time and money to the cause. After several years, he decided to add a psychology degree to his education with a specialization in substance abuse counseling. Seamus states that changing careers has been one of the most rewarding things of his life. Seamus has worked primarily at inpatient treatment centers. He completed an internship at Shephard Pratt, and has worked with Medicaid and private insurance. Seamus uses his skills to assist clients with co-occurring disorders, family issues, and gambling addictions.
Steve Brown BA, CAC-AD Primary Therapist, has over 25 years of experience in working with clients with substance use disorder. Steve is a state certified clinical supervisor and a Johnson Institute trained interventionist. Steve is a strong advocate for involvement in socially supportive, community-based programs and is fond of the saying, “Be a part of or a part from.” Steve has a special interest in mindfulness and its effects on recovery, as well as the neurobiological aspects of addiction. Steve is a father of two, and enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and fossil collecting.
Terry Wood, MA, CAC-AD, Counselor, has been in the addiction counseling field “since the previous century.” She is a graduate of the University of Maryland and of Bowie State University, where she earned a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. She began her career with Prince George’s County Health Department in College Park and joined the staff at Avenues in 1992. She has worked in many capacities in this program, but she has an ongoing devotion to the family education and outpatient components of treatment.
Terry has been married since 1990. She and her husband, Allen, have many children and grandchildren that they claim as their own since she is a mother to two adult daughters, step mother to three and honorary (foster) mother and grandmother to many much-loved family members.
In addition to her counseling experience, Terry is also a licensed mortician at funeral home in Calvert County, which gives her special insight into the dynamics between grief, loss and addiction.
Pete Cucinotta, MA, CAC-AD, CCFC, OP Counselor, has spent forty-five years as a professional in the addiction treatment and criminal justice arenas. He specializes in working with those in the criminal justice population who also have substance use and mental health disorders. He is a Maryland state certified alcohol and drug counselor and is approved by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists to supervise other counselors, along with being a Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor. His expertise led to invitations as a guest presenter at the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) national conference, the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA) national conference and the Maryland Office of Problem Solving Courts (OPSC) training for drug court professionals.
Pete has received specific training and certifications in Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), Gorski Relapse, and in 2018, was certified by SAMHSA to deliver Trauma informed Care to other professionals. In the last 15 years he has been the primary writer for awarded federal and state grants to support treatment and criminal justice initiatives totaling more than 3 million dollars. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Bowie State University in criminal justice and counseling-psychology respectively. For leisure Pete is an avid golfer.
Michelle Asmussen, ADT, Counselor, began her recovery career as a Certified Drug and Alcohol Collection Professional, and through continuing education, became a Certified Peer Specialist and Recovery Coach, and eventually a Drug and Alcohol Counselor. As a person in long term recovery, Michelle’s passion lies in helping others to thrive in sobriety, and she specializes in assisting individuals through their transition out of incarceration. Through an organization called KAIROS, Michelle is a volunteer mentor at the Maryland Correctional Institution at Jessup.
Emilie Spencer, ADT, Counselor, focuses on alternative therapeutic methodologies such as music, art, and exercise therapy, while assisting individuals in all aspects of their recovery. Emilie has a personal interest in the arts and engages in a regular exercise regimen.
Travis Roberts, MSN, FNP-C, Nurse Practitioner, is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). He graduated with an Associate of Science in nursing in 2013 from the College of Southern Maryland and a Master of Science in nursing with a specialty of Family Nurse Practitioner from Chamberlain School of Nursing and is currently enrolled at Regis Catholic University to pursue dual certification in psychiatric mental health.
Travis works tirelessly in our community to help those wishing for a lifestyle of recovery. His holistic approach coupled with medication assisted therapy teaches patients the importance of self-advocacy for their continued health during recovery from substance abuse.
Joe Bryan, ADT, Counselor, graduated from Salisbury University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution and is currently completing addictions counseling classes at Anne Arundel Community College in pursuit of his CAC-AD.
Joe has worked in the residential drug and alcohol abuse treatment field for two and a half years ensuring that clients are well-acclimated and oriented to the program and that they have what they need to get the most out of their time in treatment.
Joe has a passion for helping addicts and alcoholics experience a better way of life in recovery. He also enjoys playing music and raising his son.
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