Meet Our Team
Apex Counseling Center, LLC only uses licensed professionals to perform clinical treatment.
Agneta Mitchell, Ph.D.
Harvey J.D. (Dick) Brown, Ph.D.
Michael Horan, MD
Dr. Michael Horan has been practicing psychiatry for over 40 years. He graduated from Creighton School of Medicine in 1973 and then completed his internship at Albany Medical Center and residency at Georgetown University Hospital.
Joyce Briscoe-Neale, LCSW-C
Joyce Briscoe-Neale has forty years of experience as a social worker counseling children, adolescents, and adults in individual, couples, group and family counseling. Ms. Neale began her career providing psychiatric social work to inpatient adults and discharge planning services to state inpatient adults transitioning into the community. She also provided primary clinical and administrative services to adolescents and their families. Ms. Neale has provided psychotherapy services for clients at Apex for seven years and continues to enjoy working with adults and families in the community. In addition to working at Apex, Ms. Neale is a school social worker with Baltimore City Schools.
Rachel Muniz, LCSW-C, CSAC
Rachel Muniz received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1997 at the University of Tennessee and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Radford University in Virginia in 2001. Rachel is a clinical social worker licensed to practice in Maryland and in Virginia and has her certification in substance abuse counseling. She has over 18 years of experience and training working with issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, thought disorders, substance abuse and personality disorders. Rachel works primarily with adults, adolescents, families and couples with a focus on creating a strong therapeutic alliance and working in a collaborative manner with individuals to achieve their goals.
Elizabeth Foss Delaney, LCSW-C
Betsy Delaney joined Apex in July 2014. She earned her MSW from The University of Pennsylvania, and has spent many years working in medical and outpatient mental health settings. She works with adults who are challenged by Anxiety, Depression, Grief/Loss, Adjustment Disorders, and Life Transitions. She uses both psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy to help people recognize, understand, and then change destructive thought and behavior patterns. She believes that every person has unique strengths and abilities, and that a safe, nonjudgmental team approach is the best way to promote healing, growth, insight, and lasting change.
Louisa Footman, LCSW-C, Ph.D.
Before joining Apex in 2011, Louisa Footman worked as a field based therapist, a school-based mental health specialist, a family intervention specialist, and a substance abuse counselor.
Jeffrey Aviles, LCSW-C
Jeffrey Aviles graduated from Rutgers University in 2013 where he earned his Masters of Social Work. He became one of the first students to complete their addiction certificate program. Jeffrey has also completed courses at the Beck Institute of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has worked in both private practice and traditional agency settings, where he has honed the necessary skills in order to treat children, adults and couples. His specialties include: couples therapy, anxiety, depression, stress management, PTSD, self-sabotaging behavior, and family conflict and life transitions.
Carmen DeMatteo Jr., LCSW-C, CAC-AD
Carmen DeMatteo Jr. is a graduate of UMBC and holds a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. He is licensed in clinical social work as well as substance abuse and is certified in trauma work. His specialties include dual diagnosis and solution-focused therapy. He incorporates pet therapy in his practice to facilitate the healing process and is a firm believer in the holistic approach, self actualization and that no one is beyond help.
Emnet Kflu, NCC, LCPC
Emnet Kflu enjoys working with patients who suffer from depression and anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder. She believes therapy is a step-by-step process, and wants to help clients through that process so they can learn the skills to work through their mental health issues. She received her Masters of Science in Counseling from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut in 1999. Before joining Apex, she conducted individual, family, and group therapy with children in foster care and persons recently released from prison, and has extensive experience in the fields of addiction and trauma.
Jessica Alexy, LGCP
Jessica Alexy earned her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Maryland in 2018 and went on to earn her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University in 2019. She helps people providing a safe, nonjudgmental space where they can unpack their past and current life circumstances while providing tools and empowerment for the future. She works with her clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and environment and the role each play in shaping one's current circumstances as well as where changes can be made to the life they want to live.
Nadia Maghsadi, LCPC
Nadia Maghsadi holds a degree in mental health counseling from Johns Hopkins University and is currently pursuing a doctorate in clinical psychology. She has experience working in detention centers, substance abuse programs, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, outpatient telehealth and family therapy clinics. She holds additional certifications in treating trauma and problematic sexual behaviors, and is also a yoga teacher. Nadia comes from a Middle Eastern background and loves to support her BIPOC clients. She is warm, nonjudgmental and skilled at highlighting dysfunctional thoughts that get in the way of clients reaching their goals.
Jason Schiren, LGPC
Anyone that wishes to work with Jason Schiren can expect a safe space to reflect and challenge oneself along their personal path of life. Jason has an eclectic and person-centered approach, using Existential and Spiritual principles integrated with Cognitive Behavioral, Reality-based, and Expressive Arts Therapies. Jason has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a myriad of presenting concerns, such as Substance Use, Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Bipolar, and trauma. Jason earned his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. He is a published poet and nonfiction writer, yet his visual art skills leave him plenty of room for growth. He’s a dog-person and mixes-up how he takes his coffee depending on the day.
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