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Meet our professionals

Amy Ginnavan, MSW, LCSW-C, LCADC

Amy is Co-Owner of Seaside Counseling & Wellness Center.  Amy graduated from Salisbury University in 2004 with a Masters in Social Work.  She returned to school in 2010 to study Addictions Counseling & received her Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor (LCADC) License in September 2011.  Amy is a MD Board of SOWK approved Supervisor. She has also taught part-time at Wor-Wic Community College in their Human Services Department.  Amy has worked with adults, families, and children for over 12 years using individual, group, couples, family, & co-occurring therapies.  She works with a wide range of Mental Health & Substance Abuse disorders and is currently working on her Trauma Focused—CBT certification.

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Mary Kaul-Black, MSW, LCSW-C

Mary earned a Masters Degree in Social Work in 1998. She currently works as a mental health counselor at Seaside Counseling and Wellness Center, an adjunct faculty member in the Social Work Department at Salisbury University, and a Yoga Instructor at the YMCA in Salisbury .  Mary is a MD Board of SOWK approved Supervisor. She has worked in the areas of trauma, domestic violence, depression, anxiety and with first responders. In 2012 she earned a 200- hour certificate to teach yoga and a 40 hour certification to teach stand up paddle board yoga.

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Debra Dotson, MSW, LCSW-C

Debra is Co-Owner of Seaside Counseling & Wellness Center.   Debra graduated from Salisbury University in 2004 with a Masters in Social Work, and in June 2004, she became a Certified Forensic Interviewer.  Debra has been working with children and families for over 12 years & currently serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Social Work Department at Salisbury University.  Debra specializes in anxiety, depression, effective parenting and secondary trauma for the helping professionals.  Treatment modalities utilized by Debra are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy,  Play Therapy and Strength Based Therapies.

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Jessica M. Hagy, LCSW-C, RYT200

Jessica is a Maryland Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, a Registered 200-hour Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance, and a level-1 trained teacher in the delivery of iRest® Yoga Nidra. She teaches therapeutic yoga and meditation techniques to help others connect with the resources they have within and around them to enhance their own wellness and quality of life. By fostering an atmosphere of empathy, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard, she strives to help others feel more empowered, content, and purposeful in their daily lives. Jessica specializes in helping people restore from the effects of anxiety, stress-related conditions, trauma, grief, chronic pain, life transitions, and compassion fatigue.

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Wendy Kraus, MA –Psych, LCPC

Wendy earned her Master’s Degree in Psychology in 1998. She has worked in a variety of areas including partial hospital programs for youth, school-based therapy, psychiatric rehabilitative services for youth & adults, as well as behavior management & therapy for those with developmental & intellectual disabilities.  Wendy earned her CPRP (Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner) in 2014. Wendy specializes in activity-based therapy with youth, providing physical & craft oriented activities to assist them with navigating their challenges & creating solutions.  Wendy also has extensive experience with group therapy, focusing on building social, communication & coping skills.

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Tara Webster, LCSW-C

Tara earned her Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from Salisbury University.  She has over 10 years of experience offering behavioral health counseling.  She enjoys working with adolescents, adults & families.  Tara has clinical experience working with individuals who have anxiety, mood disorders, & trauma.  She strives to provide an environment of compassion & empathy, while helping indivuals and families in need to improve their quality of life and overall well-being.

Jaime Coates, LCPC

Jaime is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and recognized as National Certified Counselor with over 8 years experience in the Behavioral health field. Jaime’s education is earned from Liberty University and Penn State University. Jaime’s experience includes working with adolescents, young adults & adults; parents & families. Jaime is trained in Perinatal Mood Disorders and works with women and families struggling with prenatal or postpartum symptoms. Jaime utilizes CBT, client centered, solution focused therapy and Christian counseling to help with symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, self harm, anger, self esteem, communication skills as well as family dynamic conflicts, parenting skills or support. Jaime is a Say it Straight Master Trainer, an evidenced based group model focused on building effective communication skills.

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