Talk Therapists

Dr. Akash Kumar

Dr. Akash Kumar has lectured and taught at UM, the forensic center, and across the prison system. He has particular interests in ADHD, anxiety, depression, and personality. When needed, he will go beyond the usual 20 medications and utilize psychotherapy, labs to assess nutritional status, genetic testing, medical workups, neurological exams, and lifestyle modifications to help patients achieve their stated goals. Dr. Kumar does not see those under the age of 18.

He is in-network (and a preferred provider) with most BCBS and BCN plans. He is out-of-network with Aetna, UHC, HAP/ASR, Cigna, Beacon Health Value Options, and Magellan.

Deborah Howell, LMSW

Deborah Howell, LMSW has experience working with adolescents and adults. She specializes in crisis counseling, adult ADHD, anxiety, PTSD, depression, and bipolar. She has a client-centered approach that is done with the whole person in mind. This process can often involve recognizing patterns that are no longer helpful and uncovering beliefs that interfere with well-being. Common techniques used are Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy. She does not see those under the age of 6.

She is in-network (and a preferred provider) with most BCBS and BCN plans.

Dr. Frederick Sulier

 

Dr. Rick Sulier was in private practice for 35 years and provides individual counseling for adolescents, adults, and marital counseling. He has worked extensively with people struggling with anxiety and depression. His counseling is strongly influenced by cognitive behavioral methodology and the defining of interpersonal “style”. He does not see those under the age 14.

He is in-network (and a preferred provider) for most BCBS and BCN plans, and Priority Health.

Annen Weber, LPC

 

As a therapist Annen Weber, LPC employs many techniques and tailors them to meet clients’ needs. She will work with clients to help them identify patterns in their lives that contribute to underlying issues of anxiety, low self-esteem and depression and help them brainstorm ways to tackle those patterns to reduce them and thrive. She employs common techniques such as CBT, DBT, Mindfulness based practices and Hypnosis. She does not see those under the age of 12.

She is in-network, and a preferred provider, with most BCBS and BCN plans. She is also in-network with Aetna.

Erin Egan, LMSW

As an LMSW and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor with a specialty in school social work, Erin Egan, LMSW can address a broad spectrum of reasons for seeking therapy in both teenagers and adults. She has extensive experience helping clients facing end of life issues, substance abuse issues, relationship conflicts, difficulties with life transitions such as job loss and retirement, and school-related issues including bullying. She does not see those under the age of 18.

She is in-network, and a preferred provider, for most BCBS and BCN plans. She is also in-network with Aetna and Priority Health.

Sarah J. Kruger, LCSW

Sarah Kruger, LCSW utilizes a Client-Centered approach that integrates several evidence-based therapies including; CBT, DBT, Family Systems Theory, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy.  She has experience treating adjustment issues, anger management, anxiety disorders, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, behavioral problems, bipolar disorders, crisis intervention, depression, divorce & co-parenting problems, domestic violence, grief & loss, parenting challenges, relational problems, substance abuse recovery & relapse prevention, and stress management. She does not see those under the age of 7.

She is in-network, and a preferred provider, with most BCBS and BCN Plans.

Wendy Svatora, LMSW

Wendy Svatora, LMSW has experience treating patients with a wide array of mental health struggles, from mild/moderate depression and anxiety to ADD/ADHD, Bipolar and Eating Disorders. She has worked in medical social work, behavioral health, community mental health, care management, discharge planning, emergency social work, geriatrics, and private practice. After finishing a masters in social work and becoming a licensed therapist, she acquired extensive additional training and certifications in a multitude of areas. She does not see those under the age of 18.

She is in-network, and a preferred provider, with most BCBS and BCN plans.

Dr. Heather Devaraj

Dr. Heather Devaraj is passionate about working with clients with addictions including eating disorders. She has done extensive postgraduate training in counseling and addictions. She has become an advocate for maternal mental health and hopes to help people better understand postpartum depression. Although Dr. Devaraj uses an eclectic and holistic approach to therapy she has specifically been trained in DBT, ACT, EMDR, and the Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model. She does not see those under the age of 6.

She is in-network, and a preferred provider, with most BCBS and BCN plans.

Claire McGinn, LMSW

Claire McGinn, LMSW s specializes in working with those with chronic mental illness. She enjoys working with individuals who are struggling to cope with major life changes including recent mental health diagnoses, relationship status or job change, adjusting to parenting, loss of autonomy due to aging or physical ailments, caregiver fatigue, transitioning, and prisoner re-entry. She employs a humanistic and strengths-based approach and utilizes an eclectic modality which includes aspects from CBT, DBT, Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy. She does not see those under the age of 18.

She is in-network, and a preferred provider, for most BCBS and BCN plans.