Meet Megan HAMMER, OFFICE MANAGER 

Megan runs the entire Turning Leaf Organization. She has done so with grace under pressure for the past six years! She is a jack of all trades and juggles multiple tasks at any given minute seamlessly.  She makes juggling calls, emails, website inquiries, patients, and insurance companies simultaneously look easy.  How she does it, that's  her secret.  Meanwhile, here are a few, not so secret, fun facts about Megan:

Auntie Em or Emmie to her nieces and nephews

Has the gift of gab

Can make anyone feel welcome in an instant

While she likes dogs, she secretly love cats (Low maintenance)

Adores Theatre

Jesus is Needed- Minute to Minute

Fast Food is her frenemy

Root Beer is her fave

She adores the color blue

She's a Phantom of the Opera fanatic

She digs Alternative Rock, Country & Christian Music 

Dolphins are Tigers are her favorite animals

Is the epitome of grace under pressure.

Makes ADHD look easy at work!

 

Megan loves people and enjoys meeting and greeting new ones.  This position is perfectly suited for her generous, bubbly, outgoing and friendly spirit.  She makes everyone who walks through the doors of Turning Leaf feel welcome and at home.  We feel privileged to have her on staff.  You will see all of this when you get to meet Megan

Meet Linda TURNER, MS, LCPC, LMHC

Are you suffering with grief, anxiety or depression? For 15 years, Linda has helped adults and children struggling with grief,loss, anxiety, depression, relationship issues and personal growth. Losses from death, break-ups, trauma, illness, unemployment, and even moving can create feelings of grief, stress, depression and anxiety.

 

While these feelings are normal, they are painful and disruptive. "Counseling will teach you that healing is possible!" says Linda. You and your children, can feel better, find joy and peace, find meaning in your loss and possibly create something positive from it.

As a pastoral counselor, Linda's philosophy is healing the whole self; mind, body and soul. Healing from a loss is not just emotional, it's a spiritual healing as well.  She became a grief counselor because of her experience losing her husband  tragically at a very young age.  She has dedicated her career to helping others get through their darkest days and be a guiding presence so that they can survive this too. She has extensive experience working with children and adolescents as well struggling with grief, anxiety and depression.

MEET DAWN CHAMBERLAIN, PSY.D.,LCPC

Dawn Chamberlain, Psy.D., LCPC has a doctorate in Psychology and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland. She has over 15 years’ experience as a mental health therapist and has provided services to children, adolescents and adults primarily in outpatient mental health settings. She has provided individual, couples, family and group therapy to diverse groups of clients throughout her career.

 

 

She has used a variety of clinical approaches, including Client-centered, existential and mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Her main areas of expertise are helping others deal with grief/loss, depression, anxiety, life transitions and trauma. Her approach emphasizes helping clients to identify and utilize their strengths to overcome present difficulties. She approaches the therapeutic process as a collaboration between therapist and client, and she aims to help clients become their highest versions of themselves.

 

She received her Doctorate (Psy.D.) from The California University for Professional Studies, a Masters in Counseling from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has a special interest in integrating spirituality into the therapeutic process when the client is seeking this approach.

MEET LeaSia Brooks, mA, LGPC

Leasia received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management at the University of Maryland University College and Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling. As a professional, She is a certified Prepare-Enrich Marriage Mentor who assists couples in learning and implementing healthy skills to keep the love alive and so that couples can continue to thrive both individually and collectively as they grow in love. Leasia is also a certified national Anger Management Specialist, specializing in providing strategies to deal with stress/anxiety; teaching assertive communication, conflict resolution; and calming techniques for couples and individuals.

Leasia's mission is to teach strategies to help individuals and families learn how to create an environment so that they can live in peace; experience spiritual growth and have healthier relationships through combining biblical principles and evidence-based strategies. Leasia has a heart for married couples and seeing individuals live the fruitful and joy-filled life that they were meant to have. She has worked in ministry with individuals and families for over 20 years and enjoys helping others succeed.

Leasia currently resides in Prince George’s County, Maryland with her husband Jose´ and their children

 

MEET MICHELLE HAMMER, MS, LCPC, FOUNDER

Michelle R. Hammer, MS, LCPC, Pastoral Counselor & Psychotherapist, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Certified Clinical Supervisor, Certified Pastoral Counselor, Author & Motivational Speaker. During her time in college, Michelle was nominated and joined several honor societies including Psy Chi, the National Honor Society for Psychology students and Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society while completing a 2 year internship at Lighthouse Youth and Family Services graduating Magna Cum Laude.

 


Michelle then founded a mental health outreach program in Baltimore City for adults with chronic mental health concerns including an Intensive Outpatient After Care Drop In Center. Subsequently, she established a number of community based mental health case management/psychiatric rehabilitation programs from the ground floor up for children, adolescents, transitional age youth, and adults in Anne Arundel County serving the Baltimore Metropolitan Area while simultaneously ensuring continued expansion of her clinical skills in a variety of outpatient counseling settings.

 


Michelle, currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Turning Leaf Counseling & Consultation, LLC and hopes to expand the vision by incorporating additional community based health programs.
Turning Leaf's mission is to help every person who walks through the door unlock and realize their fullest potential by "nurturing the balance of mind, body and spirit". Services include Pastoral & Substance Abuse Counseling, Psychotherapy for Children, Adults, Couples, Families & Groups, Clinical Supervision, Peer & Business Consultation, Critical Incident Debriefings, Crisis Intervention Services, Motivational & Educational Speaking Engagements, Workshops, Seminars, & Trainings. Michelle credits her former experiences in a variety of management levels and health settings to her current commitment to mental health in all forms and she credits her husband & children's support for her current success. Above all else, Michelle realizes all she is, has and will ever be is because of God who is her everything

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Monday to Friday 7am-8pm

Saturday 7am-5pm

Turning Leaf Counseling & Consultation, 71 Amos Garrett Boulevard, Suite A,  Annapolis, Maryland, United States

(410) 360-4242   

turningleafcounselandconsult@gmail.com