Mr. Taylor began his career working for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. As staff for the National Estuary Program, he was responsible for developing environmental enhancement plans to protect fisheries, preserve natural areas, improve surface water quality and ensure development projects protect sensitive natural habitats. Six years later, he transferred to the MD Department of Natural Resources to manage the Coastal Bays Program, and was charged with developing a similar environmental enhancement plan. During that time, Mr. Taylor also founded the Maryland Coastal Bays Foundation to serve as the non-profit entity responsible for implementing the plan. Shortly, thereafter he moved to New Jersey to create a similar non-profit responsible for protection and enhancement efforts for the Manasquan River. Projects included an award winning Clean Marina Program designed to reduce environmental impacts from marinas, geospatial tools designed to identify degraded wetlands located in sensitive riparian areas and in need of restoration, and a dredged material management plan focused on beneficial uses for the removed material. While in New Jersey, Mr. Taylor also served as the administrator for a county open space acquisition and park improvement program and taught environmental policy and science as an adjunct professor at Monmouth University and Brookdale Community College. In 2010, he and his wife returned to Berlin and opened Ayers Creek Adventures, a kayak eco-tour company that provides interpretive wildlife paddles.
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Tony Kirtsos Jr. is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker having earned his Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland / Baltimore. Tony has twelve years of clinical experience – having worked in foster care, residential treatment centers, outpatient clinics, and inpatient facilities on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with adults and children. One of Tony’s specializations is having worked with clients at Warwick Manor Behavioral Health and Peninsula Addictions with Co – Occurring Issues – (Substance Abuse and Mental Health) – via conduction and utilization of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in individual and group dynamics while addressing clinical issues such as depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder.
Caryn Horn, LCMFT
Caryn Horn has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Masters of Arts in Clinical, Counseling Psychology, specifically with a concentration/specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy. For over six years, Caryn has provided individual, couples and family based therapy with much of her training in Philadelphia, the “home” of family therapy. She functions in an eclectic manner within her therapy sessions, finding it most important to meet each client where they are. Although Caryn works with most populations, her specialty is in couples and families, promoting healthy relationships and attachments.
Erin Sullivan, LCSW-C
Erin Sullivan has been a practicing clinical social worker for 14 years. Her past job experiences include working at Johns Hopkins Hospital Children’s Center and Coastal Hospice on the Eastern Shore. She has extensive experience working with adults, children and families. Her specialties include grief counseling, anxiety disorders, ADHD, behavioral and mood disorders.
Dr. Jennifer Leggour, Psy. D
Dr. Jen Leggour obtained her degree from Loyola College in Baltimore, accredited by the American Psychological Association. Her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship were at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Kennedy Krieger Institute. Over the past 18 years, Dr. Jen has treated all age groups, however she specializes in child and family therapy. She is currently the Clinical Director at WYFCS where she manages a team of 7 therapists. She chose her profession because of her belief that everyone deserves a chance to be healthy and happy.
Wilson Sawyer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s in Social Work degree from The University of Maryland – Baltimore. Wilson practiced school social work for eight years in Washington, DC prior to joining Worcester Youth and Family Counseling. He currently works with clients of all ages, though specializes in group and individual therapy for children, adolescents, and young adults. Wilson has experience working with clients who have Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and conduct disorders.
Jill Benson, LCSW-C
Jill Benson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker- Certified and earned her Master’s Degree from Salisbury University. She has worked in state, clinic, and private practice settings with over 19 years of experience. However, her passion for helping people hasn’t stopped. Jill has recently completed her certification and is applying for National Accreditation to be a Play Therapist. She has specialized experience working with trauma, grief, anxiety, depression in all ages. She is open to working with individuals, families, children, teens, and adults.
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