Lenny Smith, MS, LCPC
Lenny grew up outside of Annapolis, Maryland, where he played competitive baseball and loved playing his guitar. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Psychology. During college, he volunteered with Young Life, a non-profit ministry to youth from various backgrounds. There he witnessed first hand the need for mental health professionals with a heart for helping teenagers develop the skills to overcome the challenges of adolescence as well as the need for helping families strengthen their relationships. After college, he joined the staff of Young Life in the Germantown and Gaithersburg area. He studied Clinical Community Counseling at The Johns Hopkins University and completed his clinical internship at St. Luke’s House (now Cornerstone Montgomery) assisting teens with mental health diagnoses. After graduation, Lenny joined the therapeutic staff at The Frost School in Rockville, MD where he led groups of students and families and became proficient in the Therapeutic Community Model. Since working at The Frost School Lenny has specialized in outpatient mental health counseling, serving a wide range of ages and diagnoses. Lenny has experience in facilitating therapy in-home, in-office and in recreational settings, including at the farm utilizing Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP). He is a board-approved supervisor for Licensed Graduate Professional Counselors and graduate-level interns. His passions include playing guitar, riding 4-wheelers, throwing frisbees, and above all, spending time with his family.
Sarah Giacalone, LCSW-C
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Sarah grew up in Kansas but found her way to Maryland as a summer camp counselor in 2010. She enjoyed Maryland so much she decided to move here a year later. Through her own personal experience of seeking therapy, Sarah was introduced to the field of clinical social work and found that it matched her lifelong passion of helping others. She started her journey to becoming a therapist as an intern serving children and adults effected by domestic violence. Sarah continued on to complete her masters at University of Maryland, Baltimore, where she interned as a therapist in a local outpatient mental health clinic. There she was able to provide therapy to children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of different needs and concerns. Prior to joining the team at Ten Ten Counseling, Sarah served as a therapist in a group home setting where she worked with adolescents and transitional aged youth. Sarah’s social work experience has further bolstered her passion for supporting others in their journey to find healing and growth. In her free time, Sarah enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with her family. Contact Sarah at [email protected].
Leah Chiaverini, LCSW-C
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Leah Chiaverini is a native Washingtonian, growing up just outside of D.C. in Bethesda, Maryland. She received her degree in Psychology with a minor in Leadership from Christopher Newport University and Masters in Social Work with summa cum laude honors from the University of Maryland Baltimore. Leah has worked previously at the National Institutes of Health, Hebrew Home of Greater Washington and Infant and Toddler Family Day Care. Passionate about horses since she was a toddler, she obtained her certification in equine-assisted psychotherapy through the EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) program and has particular interest in this model as it relates to grief and loss. In her free time, Leah continues to ride and care for horses, including her own geriatric Thoroughbred gelding, Joker. She is devoted to the arts and theatre and is an auditioned singer in a semi-professional choir and is a featured soloist. Contact Leah at [email protected].
Katie Streett, LGPC
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Katie grew up outside of Annapolis, Maryland, where she loved riding and caring for horses and enjoyed singing and drawing. She graduated from Dickinson College with a degree in Psychology and Religion and went on to pursue a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University of Maryland. She also completed a graduate certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at The Johns Hopkins University. Katie completed her clinical internship with Upper Bay Counseling, providing school-based counseling to elementary and middle school students. In addition to her work at Ten Ten Counseling, she works at a private school in Annapolis as the Counseling and Wellness Specialist, where she specializes in supporting students, teachers and parents with developing individualized instructional strategy plans for students with learning disabilities, ADHD and other mental health diagnoses. Working in schools has provided Katie with the unique perspective and ability to partner with the myriad of individuals who impact a student’s daily life. She focuses on goal setting, communication and social skills, relationship and team building, conflict resolution, parenting skills, resiliency and coping skills. Katie is also a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) Advanced Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and utilizes Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) with a wide range of ages and diagnoses. She is passionate about utilizing the healing power of horses to bring about change, insight, fun and joy in the lives of her clients. Katie enjoys spending time with her family, horses, singing and dancing, laughter, meditation and yoga. Contact Katie at [email protected].
Cyrus Davani, LCPC
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Cyrus was born and raised in Iran, eventually moving to the States in 1997. Cyrus has lived in various cities in Montgomery County, MD since then. Cyrus’ interest of mental health started when he attended Montgomery College, where a psychology professor showed him the value of humor, even in difficult circumstances. Cyrus went on to receive his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the John’s Hopkins University (JHU). Cyrus completed his clinical internship at Cornerstone Montgomery where he served the Transition Age Youth (TAY) population with severe and persistent mental health challenges. Afterwards, Cyrus worked at Maryland Treatment Centers, serving young adults with a primary diagnosis of substance use disorders and later supervised a crisis intervention team that provided rapid response and linkage to treatment. Cyrus' therapeutic approach is based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with a specific interest in TEAM-CBT. Cyrus’ passions outside of work, include: basketball, sports debate shows, and especially spending time with his wife, son, and daughter. Contact Cyrus at [email protected].
Tori Fayard, LGPC
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Tori was born in Washington State, but moved to Montgomery County with her family at a young age. Her great love for the outdoors, while still having access to the city, has made the DC metro area a good fit for her active lifestyle. She completed her BA in Psychology at UMBC. After discovering her passion for connecting with others while offering compassion and support, she then went on to complete her MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Johns Hopkins University. Tori completed her clinical internship here at Ten Ten and is thrilled to stay on as part of the team, continuing her work in the mental health field. Tori has a special interest in working with adolescent girls struggling with anxiety and depression. She encourages them to realize their full potential while fostering a state of self-efficacy/self-confidence. She also enjoys working with clients of any age to overcome difficult life struggles, including grief, trauma, anxiety, and finding purpose in life. Tori’s approach to counseling is eclectic, incorporating different techniques to meet the unique needs of each client. She emphasizes a Cognitive Behavioral perspective and finds value in working from a strengths based approach, accentuating resilience and past success. In her spare time, Tori enjoys horseback riding, reading mystery/thriller novels, Zumba, spending time with close friends and family, and catching up on her favorite TV shows with her cat, Hamilton. Contact Tori at [email protected]
Katie Smith, LGPC
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Katie grew up in Gaithersburg. She knew early on she wanted to help others and loved being with children and animals. By the time she was in high school, she often spent as much time babysitting as she did in school. Katie’s passion to support and empower others led her to volunteer at an agency for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. She worked there for several years and also completed the practicum for her graduate program there. Through this experience Katie learned to help others navigate the emotional, medical, legal and practical challenges of experiencing crisis and trauma. Katie completed her clinical internship at Ten Ten Counseling, where she worked with children, adolescents, and adults both at the office and at local schools. She graduated from McDaniel College with a master’s in counseling in December 2018. Katie likes to incorporate mind-body techniques into her work, and has received training in Brainspotting, a technique that can help provide faster relief than talk therapy alone. Katie loves to be outdoors hiking and biking, attempting to grow her own food, and spending time with her family. Contact Katie at [email protected].
. Shannon Jones, LGPC
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Shannon grew up in Washington, DC. She moved to Montgomery County in hopes of providing a better opportunity for her children. She became interested in the mental health field after volunteering at her daughter’s school and later working with students exhibiting severe behaviors in the school system. This yearning to want to help others be their best selves prompted her to go back to school to receive a degree in counseling. She received her master’s degree in counseling from The George Washington University. Shannon works part-time as a school counselor for MCPS and specializes in working with children/adolescents exhibiting trauma, abuse, grief, anxiety, etc. Her positive energy and upbeat personality will make the process of counseling less intimidating and more enjoyable. Shannon’s goal for all clients is to develop a better sense of self. In her spare time, Shannon enjoys baking, being outdoors, teaching dance classes, and spending time with her family. Contact Shannon at [email protected].