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Therapy for Individuals, Couples, & Families
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Meet Us

 

Amy Shives, LCSW-C

Amy is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in individual, couples, family and group therapy. She has 8 years of clinical experience. Amy graduated from Salisbury`s advanced standing program with her Bachelor`s Degree in Social Work in 2010 and Master`s degree in Social Work in 2011.

She is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are grief and adjustment to illness. She has advanced training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She is also trained in Trauma and how it effects the brain, Narrative Therapy and Emotion Regulation Therapy Interventions for Dysregulated Clients.  

Amy is an interactive, person centered therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support, teach skills and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Humanistic Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, and other therapies to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Amy`s journey in this field began in 2010. Since that time she has worked with a variety of clients across all treatment settings. She started at Union Hospital Emergency Department as a Crisis Counselor. Amy also worked in the Cancer program and Palliative care program as well as the Behavioral Health Unit at Union Hospital providing counseling services to patients and families. Amy also spent 3 years providing counseling services to Hospice patients and families.

Amy has also been a college level educator, teaching as an adjunct instructor at Salisbury University and Delaware Technical college. The courses she focused on included: Dynamic’s of group therapy, Interviewing skills, and Social Work practice. 

Client Focus

Age

Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)

Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

Adults

Treatment Approach

• Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

• Dialectical (DBT)

• Person centered

• Humanistic Psychology

• Specialties- Grief and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

 

Licensed Certified Clinical Social Work

 

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Christine Chenitz, LCSW-C

Christine is an LCSW-C, who works with individuals, couples and families. Christine received her Bachelors degree in Psychology through the University of Maryland and went on to obtain a Masters in Social Work at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

Prior work experience includes work at The Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents and Family Connections in West Baltimore. In addition to experience working in psychotherapy, Christine worked for Family Preservation within Child Protective Services and with special needs children and adolescents.

Christine currently serves as a private practitioner at Pathways4MentalHealth in North East, MD where she sees a wide range of clients. Among her areas of expertise are working with adolescents, adults, those struggling with co-occurring issues, trauma, and individualized support for those feeling conflicted in areas of life such as religion, spirituality, and values. Among other populations, Christine has experience working with those in the LGBTQ community and those struggling with substance abuse or in recovery. 

Christine's therapeutic approach starts with building meaningful rapport with clients and includes a basis in attachment theory. Among other methodologies and techniques, Christine incorporates CBT, Mindfulness, supportive listening, and practical feedback and problem solving to offer a custom fit for each client. Homework, art or writing are also components often incorporated in therapy. 

Education:  Associates Degree in Piano from Frederick Community College; Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland College Park; Masters Degree in Social Work from University of Maryland School of Social Work. 

Licensure and Training: Christine is an LCSW-C (Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical). Christine is certified in CBT and has specialized training in the area of Child Welfare.

 

Autumn Rufener, LCSW-C

Autumn Rufener is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Elkton, Maryland.

With over 3 years experience as a individual, marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of Salisbury University specializing in Cognitive behavioral Therapy, and having a person centered approach, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are Anxiety, Depression, Bi-polar Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, Personality Disorders, ADHD, LGBTQIA and family issues including divorce, infidelity, and growing families.

Autumn is an interactive, Person Centered therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support, trust and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Masters of Social Work Degree from Salisbury University , Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Licensed with the Maryland Board of Social Workers

 

Cynthia Reagle, LCSW-C

Cynthia Reagle is Clinical Therapist specializing in Individual, Couples and Family Therapy practicing in Cecil County Maryland. 

With over 10 years of experience as a Child and Family Therapist she has worked in the school system and has a working knowledge of policies and procedures. She has assisted children and their families deal with change in family dynamics utilizing Sandtray techniques, Play Therapy, CBT and Motivational Interviewing. She is a graduate of Salisbury School of Social work and holds a certificate in Advanced Trauma Treatment.  She enjoys both the younger and older clients and looks for the strengths that will move them forward.

She continually advances her knowledge and skill base through trainings in order to utilize the newest research based interventions. 

 

Christopher Kronner, LCSW-C

Hi!  My name is Christopher Kronner.  I go by Chris.  I am a Therapist here at Pathways 4 Mental Health and I specialize in Individual Therapy for both adults and children, Couples/Marriage Counseling and Family Therapy.  I work in our North East, MD location.

I have been working as a Therapist for 6 years and have been here at Pathways for over a year.  In my role as a Therapist, I have worked with a broad spectrum of clients.  Typically, my caseload consists of clients coping with Anxiety, Depression, Grief, ADHD, Mood Regulation, Relationship, Self-Esteem and Anger.

I hold an Associate Degree in Psychology from Harford Community College, Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Frostburg State University and a Master’s Degree from Salisbury University.  I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker –Clinical (LCSW-C) in the State of Maryland.

I consider my therapy style to be solution-focused, working from a strength’s perspective.  It is my goal to provide support and practical feedback to clients in an effort to address personal life challenges.  By employing compassion, empathy and understanding, it is my goal to help each client realize the goals they have for themselves and develop the personal growth they desire.