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Nancy Lincoln Reynolds

Nancy Lincoln Reynolds, M.Div., LCMFT

Providing Individual, Couples & Family Counseling

M. Lou Applebaum

Lou Applebaum is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received his Master’s in Social Work from the University of Maryland-Baltimore in 2013. He has received certificates in both Trauma Therapy as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. His approach to clinical work ranges from conventional talk therapy to expressive therapies that include art, psychodrama, and sand tray. Lou has worked in hospitals, prisons, and in outpatient facilities and now enjoys working with motivated clients seeking to change their lives and learn more about themselves. Lou has worked with clients of all ages but specializes in working with adolescents. Though he most commonly treats clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation, Lou is comfortable working with clients on any issue. Lou is married and has a daughter.

M. Lou Applebaum, LCSW-C

Providing Individual and Adolescent Counseling, Depression, Anxiety, & Suicidal Ideation Counseling

John Gibbons

Dr. Gibbons received his Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 1986, and was licensed as a psychologist in Maryland the following year.  He has a wide range of experience in counseling older children, adolescents, and adults in both public and private settings.  He was employed at the county mental health clinic in Annapolis from 1984 until 1997.  As a school psychologist from 1997 until 2013, Dr. Gibbons gained additional experience in testing and assessment.  He has had a private practice in Severna Park and Arnold since 1988.  He is married with two grown children. 

John Gibbons, Ph.D, Psychologist

Providing Individual and Adolescent Counseling

Tanise Stevens

Tanise Stevens, LCPC

Providing Individual and Couples Counseling, Trauma, Substance Abuse, and Depression Counseling
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Tanise is an interactive, solution-focused therapist whose approach is aimed at providing practical skills, utilizing strengths and helping clients gain insights. She individualizes treatment interventions in collaborative effort to meet the needs of clients. She has experience in treating a variety of mental health and co-occurring disorders using evidenced based practices (mindfulness, CBT, MI) and specializes in trauma, addictions, military and relationship issues.

Tanise works with military families during transitions and to heal from PTSD, adjustment disorder, anxiety, depression and reintegration of a deployed family member. With couples she helps to refine communication, heal resentments, and improve intimacy. She provides addiction treatment and consultation for family members who have addicted loved ones.

Her practice provides an environment that helps you to explore emotions, attitudes, behaviors and beliefs that may have hindered your past attempts to grow. Tanise has experience working with persons of various ages, sexual orientations, religious backgrounds, socioeconomic status’ and cultures. Call for a free consultation. Accepting individuals and couples.

G. Scott Jakovics

G. Scott Jakovics, MA-CAGS, LCPC

Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families
Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Addictions and Relationship Challenges

Scott Jakovics completed his M.A. in Clinical Psychology in 1995 from Towson University and his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Clinical/Community Counseling from Johns Hopkins University in 2000.  His Clinical training has been in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with a focus in Rational Emotive Therapy.  In the last decade, Scott has been both interested in and implementing mindfulness-based practices into his therapy.

As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, he has been in private practice since 2000.  


In Addition to private practice, Scott has worked as the program manager of a 24-hour residential mental health crisis center and as a primary therapist in a long-term residential drug and alcohol treatment center.  Scott also designed and oversaw a family therapy program in a correctional center and worked county-wide in the public school system identifying and intervening with at-risk youth.

In his private practice, Scott has worked extensively with adolescents and adults with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, behavioral problems, relationship challenges and addiction problems.  He works with individuals, couples and families.  

Scott grew up in Severna Park and currently resides in Severna Park.  He has been married for 20 years and he and his wife are the parents of two adopted Ethiopian children.  He enjoys cultivating native plants and collecting vinyl records.

Richard Pehle

Richard Pehle M.S.W., LCSW-C

Stress, Trauma, Communication Issues, Depression, Addiction

I believe at some time in our lives all of us face significant challenges and problems. It is natural to seek support when you are faced with stress, trauma, communication issues, depression, addiction, coping with illness or being a caregiver. It is my hope to work with you to define the problems you face, determine your goals and work with you to make your life better. As a licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maryland I have been providing counseling to adults, couples, children and families for over 20 years.

For me an important part of counseling is forming a partnership with the people I see and to address their concerns in a way that they feel listened to, understood and supported. While I have been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and Mindfulness Meditation techniques, I work to find the best approaches and resources for each person.

As well as being a counselor I have enjoyed working in a wide variety of helping professions. My work has included time as a medical corpsman, special education teacher, and certified outdoor adventure therapist. I have worked in a variety of settings including working in community mental health centers, addiction treatment centers, military hospitals, public schools and at the University of Maryland. I have also enjoyed work in radio and television broadcasting. Within all of these careers my central focus was helping others to solve problems, find resources and improve their lives.

I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you.

Mark Chaplin

Mark Chaplin, PhD LCSW-C 

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), US Army.  Principal, Chapin Consulting LLC 


My counseling areas of expertise are in trauma (PTSD), substance abuse, and marital counseling. I have extensive experience working with active duty military, retired military, veterans, and their families. I retired from the VA in 2018 and then worked at Cornerstone Counseling Center from 2019 until 2022. I now have a part-time private practice where I see only veterans through the VA's Community Care Network

I served as a Social Work Officer for 28 years on active duty in the Army, retiring in 2007. I then worked as an Army civilian social worker at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, specializing in work with families of the severely injured from 2007-2009.  

In 2009, I stood up and staffed a new Vet Center in Annapolis. That’s a small VA counseling center where I built a program for combat veterans and survivors of military sexual trauma. We based our counseling on both traditional evidence based therapies, but also integrated other stress management and mind-body medicine strategies. We included yoga, art, music therapy, meditation, and therapeutic horseback riding.

I have also worked with the Wounded Warrior Project on Odyssey retreats for combat veterans, and currently serve on the advisory board of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention and Education at Case Western Reserve University.   I also serve on the board of the Fairfield Outreach and Sponsors Association, which provides financial and program support for a Methodist children's home in Zimbabwe.

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