Counselors

Our counselors are compassionate and highly skilled licensed psychotherapists who are committed to providing exceptional counseling care.

Pamela Llewellyn

Pamela J. Llewellyn, LCSW-C, MBA

Clinical Social Work/Therapist

Qualifications

Licensed by State of Maryland #17769
Master of Social Work from University of Maryland 2004
Member of American Association of Christian Counselors #251368

Top Specialties

Christian Counseling
Depression
Anxiety

Expertise

Bipolar Disorder
Career Counseling
Codependency
Coping Skills
Emotional Disturbance
Family Conflict

Grief
Life Transitions
Mood Disorders
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
Parenting
Peer Relationships

Relationship Issues
Self Esteem
Spirituality
Stress
Trauma and PTSD
Women’s Issues

More About Pam

I approach treatment from a worldview that believes individuals are unique and gifted, created with meaning and purpose, and made to have a relationship with God and others. Because of brokenness in ourselves and in the world, we experience conflict and struggle, often severe enough to impact our ability to function each day and to find joy in living. When we can understand our experiences in context of what is true, then healing begins.

It’s my privilege to help others see their unique abilities, strengths, and potential. I believe each of us are invaluable and purposed to live during this time. Pulling from a trauma-informed approach, I infuse a variety of techniques and tools to help individuals heal, thrive, and truly live. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, life changes, grief/loss, or general mental health concerns, there is hope! You can experience life to the fullest and learn how to move through difficulties with new insight and capabilities. Life can be difficult, and we were not meant to go through it alone.

Pamela Llewellyn

Michelle Penka, LMSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist

Qualifications

Licensed by State of Maryland #30339
Master of Social Work from University of Maryland 2023

Top Specialties

Christian Counseling
Depression
Anxiety

Expertise

Anxiety
Codependency
Depression
Racial Identity
School Issues
Self Esteem
Spirituality

More About Michelle

I’d be honored to serve you and to encourage you, someone made in the image of God with inconceivable value.

My therapeutic approach is grounded in the Biblical principles that can provide hope, redemption, grace, and strength to everyone who believes in them. The truth is, God has loved us from all from the beginning of creation, but due to sin (that is, going against God’s good and moral character in our actions and choices), all of mankind became separated from God, our Creator, who is the ultimate good and strength for our lives. However, through believing Jesus’s loving and sufficient sacrifice for our lives, we can be reconciled to God and rest in His inseparable love without fear. When we are able to consider this reality, we are able to find a strength outside of ourselves, a hope that won’t put us to shame, and experience divine healing and transformation over time. I aspire to ground my clinical training with Biblical truth, so that you can experience what God wants for you and be who God made you to be.

Jesus: “The thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”

Pamela Llewellyn

Erika Lloyd, LGMFT

Licensed Graduated Marriage & Family Therapist

Qualifications

Licensed by State of Maryland #LGM992
Master of Science in Marriage & Family Counseling/Therapy from Capella University


Top Specialties

Christian Counseling
Family/Marital
Depression

Expertise

Addiction
Codependency
Grief
Psychosis

Alcohol/Substance Depression
Infidelity
Self-esteem
Family/Marital

Anxiety
Eating Disorders
OCD
Self-harm/Self-injury

More About Erika

Whether you have endured a life-altering experience that you are looking to process, are hoping to develop skills to successfully resolve conflicts, or find yourself weighed down by the stress each day brings – therapy can provide effective tools to assist in navigating life’s challenges when you feel “stuck”. I desire to walk alongside clients in this process—validating their experiences and prompting them to identify unhealthy thoughts and behaviors – while encouraging them to utilize the strengths and resources they already possess—so that they may be equipped to live a life that honors their personal values. As a Christian therapist, I view spirituality as an aspect of wellness, and I am happy to implement faith into the client’s treatment (upon request). As a marriage and family therapist, I understand that we are relational beings, and our experiences are significantly impacted by both current and past relationships (and even those relationships that we have been denied). I have worked with a diverse clientele, including but not limited to individuals, couples, families, and groups impacted by substance abuse, eating disorders, trauma, grief, and other mental health challenges. I continue to be awe-inspired by the resilience of the clients that I am privileged to work with, and I look forward to empowering more to pursue healing.

Pamela Llewellyn

Alana Amballa, LMSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist

Qualifications

Licensed by State of Maryland #30019
Master of Social Work from University of Baltimore 2023

Top Specialties

Christian Counseling
Depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Expertise

Anxiety
Life Coaching
Spirituality

Depression
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Internet Addiction
Self-esteem

More About Alana

My foundation as a therapist is rooted in Biblical principles of hope, grace, and renewal. I believe that each individual is created on purpose and for a purpose by a personal and loving God. Due to the separation from God, we all experience brokenness and suffering in various ways in this world. In and through Jesus, we all can have a relationship with the God of the universe. By incorporating various therapeutic techniques, I strive to help people find healing and meaning in their lives. You were made for an abundant life full of joy, love, and peace, and God invites you into that.