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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.

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, 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, 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.


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 private practice, 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 also works with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and stress caused by everyday life. 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.

Cameron Cluster, MSW, LCSW-C

Cameron is a Berlin native and graduated from Salisbury University with her Masters in Social Work in 2014. She has experience working with individuals across the lifespan, with a primary focus on working with children, adolescents, and young adults dealing with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral concerns, adjustment disorders, life changes and transitions, and trauma. Additionally, Cameron has specialized training in Child Centered Play Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy. She utilizes these approaches combined with other expressive methods in order to help Clients to direct the focus of their own treatment while creating an environment that makes therapy not only beneficial, but enjoyable.

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Kimberly Poole-Sykes, LCPC, RhD.


Kimberly Poole-Sykes is a Maryland Licensed Professional Counselor. She has more than twenty years of counseling experience and specializes in grief, trauma, depression and stress management. Some of her prior counseling experiences include working with youthful offenders, those with substance use disorders and those experiencing loss as a result of disabilities.  She believes through self-acceptance people can retrain their brains to embrace a meaningful quality of life.  The use of cognitive behavioral therapy and existentialism are frequently used as a way of understanding worldview.