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Supervisors

All clinical services are provided by graduate student therapists and supervised by senior clinical faculty of the Department of Family Science. Supervisors are experienced Couple & Family Therapists who bring a variety of theoretical approaches and a broad experiential base to the students.

Clinical Faculty Supervisors

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Mariana K. Falconier, Ph.D. is a clinical fellow and approved supervisor in AAMFT and Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in the states of Maryland and Virginia. She is a clinical fellow in AAMFT. Her special interests include diversity issues, stress and couples, immigration and financial stressors, emotion regulation, psycho-education programs. She is the developer of TOGETHER, a couples' program that integrates relationship and financial education. To learn more about Dr. Falconier visit the University of Maryland website.

Mariana K. Falconier Ph.D

Couple and Family Therapy Faculty

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Mona Mittal, Ph.D., is a clinical fellow and approved supervisor in AAMFT, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in NY. Her special interests include psychological trauma, intimate partner violence, and systemic interventions. To learn more about Dr. Mittal visit the University of Maryland website.

Mona Mittal, Ph.D

Couple and Family Therapy Faculty

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Amy A. Morgan, Ph.D., is a clinical fellow and approved supervisor in AAMFT and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the states of Washington, Maryland, and Virginia. Amy’s clinical interests include couples, parent-child relationships, trauma, family resilience, and family experiences with the criminal justice system. She is trained in a variety of evidence-based practices including EMDR, parent-child interaction therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy, among others. She strives to be trauma-informed in both her clinical practice, as well as interactions with students, trainees, and colleagues. To learn more about Dr. Morgan visit the University of Maryland website.

Amy A. Morgan, Ph.D

Interim Director of Center for Healthy Families

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Tiara Fennell, M.S. MFT, is a professional member and approved supervisor candidate in AAMFT and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the states of North Carolina and Maryland. Tiara's clinical interests include couples and families managing life transitions, anxiety, behavioral concerns, stress and general relationship issues. Tiara has been trained to use integrative therapeutic approaches, which include Narrative Therapy, Emotion-focused therapy, Solution-focused therapy, as well as many others. She strives to be trauma-informed and community centered in both her clinical practice, as well as interactions with students, trainees, and colleagues. To learn more about Ms. Fennell visit the University of Maryland website.

Tiara Fennell, M.S.

Couple and Family Therapy Faculty

Clinical Supervisors

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Zachary Berman MS, LGMFT is a Licensed Graduate Marriage and Family Therapist and AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate who sees clients in Bethesda, MD as a member of Harmony Holistic LLC, a private group practice. After working for five years as a rehabilitation counselor supporting clients with severe mental illness diagnoses in a community mental health setting, Zack graduated from the University of Maryland's Couple and Family Therapy program and is currently completing his Ph.D. in the Department of Family Science. His clinical interests center on couple and sex therapy and he has extensive experience working with clientele in LGBTQ+, consensually non-monogamous, and kink communities. Zack's preferred models are Bowen Family Systems, DBT, and EFT. He often collaborates with clients on impromptu experiential exercises, utilizing a strengths-based stance to empower them to reach their goals.

Zachary Berman

M.S., LGMFT

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Christie is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist (LCMFT) who has 10 years experience working with individuals, children, and families in English and in Spanish. She is a Clinical Fellow, an AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate, and Board Approved Supervisor. She is also certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Christie has extensive experience providing community-based mental health services and has recently transitioned into private practice. She is the former Director of the State's first Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program to be offered to clients with Medical Assistance. Christie is especially interested in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a means of incorporating values into one's everyday life. Christie strives for a genuine relationship with Colleagues, and Supervisees through the use of direct communication and transparency. Christie hopes to assist Supervisees in seeing the growth within themselves, feeling confident in their clinical skills, and promoting culturally sensitive treatment to clients.

Christie Chorbajian 

M.S., LCMFT, DBT-C

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Ashley Copeland is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate. Ashley sees clients in Kensington MD as a member of Jonah Green and Associates, LLC, a private group practice. Previously Ashley worked at Women’s Resource Center–a crisis center for women and children in Radford Virginia. She then graduated from University of Maryland’s Couple and Family Therapy program and currently serves primarily children, teens, and families. Her clinical interests include parent-child relationships, emotion regulation, family life cycle disruptions, parent support/education, and attachment within families. Ashley’s preferred models are attachment-based, Narrative, and DBT, but she uses a collaborative and strengths-based approach in all of her work with clients.

Ashley Copeland

M.S., LCMFT

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Diana Mayer is an AAMFT Clinical Fellow and supervisor candidate with over twenty years of experience working with children and families. Diana owns a private practice in Bethesda, MD where she specializes in childhood and adolescence anxiety and depression, parenting, and acculturation. She also works for the World Bank Counseling Unit. Diana’s preferred models are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative, and Structural Family Therapy. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology in Venezuela, and her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy by the University of Rochester, NY.

Diana Mayer

M.S., LCMFT

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Cara Nazareth is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate and a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in Maryland. After graduating from Northwestern University in 2013, Cara started her career in community mental health, working with individuals with co-occurring severe mental illness and substance use disorders. Since opening her private practice in 2018, Cara has worked extensively with couples and individuals at all stages of life. Cara uses an integrative, systemic framework to conceptualize cases, and she values solution-focused, evidence-based interventions. 

Cara Nazareth 

M.S., LCMFT

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Sabrina Roc is a Licensed Marriage and family Therapist in Washington DC who currently works with emerging adults at a university counseling center in DC, and has a small private practice caseload in Bethesda, MD. Sabrina has also worked at a community mental health agency focused on trauma-informed counseling to support survivors of sexual violence.  Sabrina received her bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Sciences at Florida State University and is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Couple and Family Therapy Program. Sabrina’s clinical interests include working with young adults through identity development and transition to adulthood, couples' communication, and trauma. Sabrina is an AAMFT Clinical Fellow and Minority Fellow (2019/2020). Sabrina preferred models lean towards Narrative and EFT, to collaborate with her clients to support and empower them to reach their goals. 

Sabrina Roc

M.S., LMFT

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Liann Seiter, MS, LCMFT, is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Maryland and District of Columbia who works with clients in private practice. She is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and an AAMFT supervisor candidate. Ms. Seiter received a bachelor’s degree in marriage, family, and human development from Brigham Young University (BYU) a master’s degree in Sociology from BYU, and a master’s degree in couples and family therapy from the University of Maryland at College Park. Ms. Seiter is also trained as a massage therapist, yoga teacher, and birth doula. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and emerging adults struggling with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, and grief. 

Liann Seiter

M.S., LCMFT

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