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  • Clinical Team

    Stephany Ponciano, LCPC

    Stephany Ponciano, LCPC

    Hi, I’m Stephany! I know sometimes it is hard to be a young adult trying to fulfill all the expectations we face.  Many times it’s been difficult to function when your feelings are weighing you down. Those dreaded thoughts, the knot in your stomach, the everlasting doubt you have about yourself.  Constantly worrying about others judging […]
    Jacqueline Garoz, LGPC

    Jacqueline Garoz, LGPC

    Hi, I am Jacqueline Garoz, in our society, many individuals fear seeking mental health treatment due to stigma. The fear of being judged or misunderstood. The lack of information about what therapy is or how it works. In addition, many clients also have a language barrier that prevents them from obtaining the services they need. […]
    Suzanne Lafauce, LGPC

    Suzanne Lafauce, LGPC

    Suzanne LaFauce is a licensed graduate professional counselor in the state of Maryland.  She completed her undergraduate work at Northern Illinois University, where she obtained her undergraduate degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.  Suzanne obtained her Master of Science degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling at Texas Tech University.   While earning her degree, Suzanne continued to work in […]
    Brianna Shuman, LGMFT

    Brianna Shuman, LGMFT

    Brianna Shuman is a Marriage and Family Therapist. She obtained her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy at Capella University. Brianna has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Shepherd University, where she worked closely with the LGBTQ+ community and discovered a passion for helping others help themselves. In 2015, Ms. Shuman worked at the […]
    Kelli Dixon, LGMFT

    Kelli Dixon, LGMFT

    Hi! I’m Kelli Dixon, and I graduated with my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University.  I earned my bachelor’s degree from Utah State University in psychology with a minor in sociology in 2017. During my undergrad, I had the opportunity to work alongside professionals at a clinic for children with a […]
    Amanda Cornaglia LGPC-Intern

    Amanda Cornaglia LGPC-Intern

    Hello! I’m Amanda Cornaglia and I am a clinical intern, completing my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Hodges University, graduating at the end of 2022. I earned my B.A. in Asian Studies, with a focus on Japanese and Chinese language and culture, from Hamilton College in 2001. Since then, I have worked […]
    Lisa Isenman, LGPC – Intern

    Lisa Isenman, LGPC – Intern

    Hello, and welcome to Ponciano Counseling & Wellness. I am completing my Master’s in Counseling at Northwestern University and am thrilled to be part of this dynamic practice. With a BA from Washington University in St. Louis and an MA from Columbia University, I have lived across the country and around the world and have […]

    Administrative Team

    Melanie Alvarado, intake coordinator

    Melanie Alvarado, intake coordinator

    Hello and welcome!  I am Melanie the intake coordinator for the practice. I am the front line at Ponciano Counseling. A little bit about me, I have a BA in Business Administration from the University of Baltimore.  I am currently working on my MBA at University o Baltimore Professional. I enjoy the challenge of problem-solving […]
    Ingrid Ponciano, LCMFT

    Ingrid Ponciano, LCMFT

    (Not accepting new clients at the moment) Ingrid Ponciano is the Director of Ponciano counseling and Wellness. She is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in Maryland. She obtained her Master’s degree in Couples and Family Therapy from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University […]