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
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
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
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
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
Our therapists apply and integrate the latest research, theories, and methods in individual, couples, and family therapy. The therapy provided is supervised by multiple licensed Marriage and Family Therapists listed here on this page. Click below to learn more about our services:
Diana Mayer, M.S., LCMFT 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.
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.
Laura Golojuch is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who practices near Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Laura graduated from the University of Maryland's Couple and Family Therapy program and is currently completing her Ph.D. in the Department of Family Science. Her clinical interests include working with young adults through family of origin issues and life transitions, premarital therapy, and trauma. Laura's preferred models are Narrative and Solution Focused, and DBT. Laura likes to incorporate mindfulness into her clinical practice and her supervising.
Jasmine Ferrill, PhD is a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor in AAMFT and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the states of Virginia, Maryland, Georgia, and Illinois. Dr. Ferrill owns a virtual private practice called Shades of Therapy where she provides culturally attuned services to couples and individuals employing evidence-based, systemic, and integrative approaches. She is a graduate of Hampton University, Northwestern University, and Florida State University.
Phd, M.S., LCMFT
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.
Asia Ewell, LCMFT, is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Maryland. Ms. Ewell is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and an AAMFT supervisor candidate. Ms. Ewell graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelors's degree in Psychology and a minor in African-American Students. Ms. Ewell is a former graduate of the CFT program. Currently, she works as a therapist for a government agency providing counseling services to children and families in the Child Welfare System. Her clinical interests include working with children and families who have experienced trauma, traumatic separation, attachment disruptions, and children in the foster care system.
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.
Torrie Blackwell, LCMFT, is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Maryland as well as the state of New York. She currently is a Doctoral student at North Central University, obtaining a DMFT and has earned her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University. Ms. Blackwell is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and an AAMFT supervisor candidate. Currently, she works in private practice with a small caseload of clients and supervising limited permit therapists. Her clinical interests include working with adult individuals and couples, assisting them through life transitions.