Meet Our Staff

Sharron Hill

M.S., L.P.C., C.A.A.D.C.

Site Supervisor

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Sharron Hill, M.S., L.P.C., C.A.A.D.C.

Site Supervisor

Sharron is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Pennsylvania. She has worked in the mental health field for 10 years and has experience treating a variety of conditions including trauma, PTSD, grief, interpersonal violence, Borderline Personality Disorder, relational issues, mood disorders,  substance use, and co-occurring disorders. She has received abundant training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and is certified in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Restructuring (EMDR). 

Sharron believes that everyone deserves to live their best life. She  strives to provide a safe space for healing from earlier wounds, and exploring the truths that lead to living authentically.

Sharron is also the site supervisor for the Pennsylvania office and is an LGBTQIA affirming therapist.

Contact Information:

301-304-7108 x 850

Sharron@traumaspecialistsofpa.com

Amanda Covalt

M.S.W., L.C.S.W

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Amanda Covalt, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.

Amanda received her Bachelor's in Psychology from Penn State University in 2011 and her Master's of Social Work at Widener University in 2020 with a Trauma Certification. She has worked in mental health since 2011 in group homes and then as a group activities therapist at a Partial Hospitalization Program. She is trained to provide Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). She has an interest in working with those who have a history of trauma, PTSD, DID, anxiety and depression.

When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family or just relaxing at home.

Contact Information:

301-304-7108 x 851

amandac@traumaspecialistsofpa.com

Melanie Bentzel

M.A.

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Melanie Bentzel, M.A.

Melanie received her Bachelors in Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2018 and her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Towson University in 2021. She has worked in the mental health field since 2018 at a domestic violence shelter and then as an Outpatient Therapist. She has interest in working with those that have a history of trauma and with members of the LGBTQIA+ community. 

In her free time Melanie enjoys hiking and taking her dogs to the dog park.

Contact Information:

301-304-7108 x 852

melanie@traumaspecialistsofpa.com

Meet Our
Administrative Team

Sarah Martin, LCPC, NCC

Sarah Martin

LCPC, NCC


Clinical Director

Sarah Martin, LCPC, NCC

Sarah Martin, LCPC, NCC

Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Maryland and a Board Certified Counselor (through NBCC). Sarah has over 8 years of experience working in the mental health field. Sarah has extensive experience working with diverse individuals of all ages and families who have experienced trauma. She is passionate about helping individuals cope with medical trauma as well as helping families navigate adoption and the foster care system. Sarah is trained in EMDR, Neurofeedback, and offers Alpha-Stim treatment. 

Contact Information:

Sarah can be reached at 301-304-7108 x 805 or sarahm@traumaspecialistsofmd.com.

Tiffany Darrenkamp

Intake and Billing Specialist

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Tiffany Darrenkamp

Tiffany has been working in the medical field in various roles for the past 20 years. She strives to provide superior customer service to everyone she meets. She has extensive knowledge of all phases of medical insurance and enjoys helping people understand their medical benefits and working with insurance companies to resolve any issues. 

Tiffany actively volunteers with her church, within her community, and co-runs several PTO committees at the school.

 In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family. She is a coffee enthusiast, enjoys cooking, and loves the beach.

Please Contact Tiffany either by email at Tiffany@traumaspecialistsofpa.com or by phone 301-304-7108 Ext. 849

 

Lindsey Meekins

Practice Manager

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Lindsey Meekins

Lindsey comes to Trauma Specialists of Maryland after more than fifteen years of working in the community with children and families. She is a graduate of Mount St. Mary’s University and the University of Bridgeport. She specializes in community connections and resources and seeks to provide all clients with exceptional customer service as they navigate meeting their mental health needs.

Lindsey manages the administrative team at Trauma Specialists and is the lead for hiring new clinicians into the practice. She works closely with the Clinical team to promote our values and she hopes that all who come to Trauma Specialists feel welcomed as they begin or continue their journey of wellness. Lindsey welcomes the opportunity to speak with clients or clinicians who want to learn more about the practice and encourages anyone who may have questions or concerns to reach out. She looks forward to working with you.

Contact Information:

To reach Lindsey, email lindsey@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call 301-304-7108 x 816.

Carlei O’Neal

Billing Manager

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Carlei O’Neal

Carlei has been with Trauma Specialists of Maryland since 2017 and, during that time, she has watched it grow by leaps and bounds. Carlei has over seven years of mental health billing experience. She takes great pride in working for an organization that is constantly striving to better the mental health of the community where she grew up. 

Contact Information:

To reach Carlei for any billing or insurance questions, email carlei@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call  (301)-304-7108 x801

Kiya Harrison

Medical Records

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Kiya Harrison

In the words of Mr. Robert Van Winkle, “if there’s a problem, yo, I’ll solve it.”

Meet Kiya (She/her/they/them), Admin-Extraordinaire, Jack of all trades, master of some. Kiya has joined the TSMD team to support the needs of the clinicians that support YOU! Driven by the belief that sometimes the wounds you can’t see are the most painful, she champions community care, wellness, and healing.

Kiya comes from a background of childrearing and has three children; thus, her hands, heart, and coffee mug are always full.

But never too full to add light to someone’s day.

Very Respectfully,

Nakiya Harrison

Maria Tryfiates-Dalton

Training Manager

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Maria Tryfiates-Dalton

 

Maria is the administrative coordinator to TSMD. In this position, she works closely with the practice owner, manager and site supervisors providing administrative assistance. Maria serves as the primary contact for Trauma Specialists Training Institute. She holds bachelors degrees from West Virginia University in Business Administration and Fashion Merchandising.

Maria actively volunteers at her church, school, and is a Girl Scout Troop Leader.

Contact Information:

To reach Maria, email maria@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call (301) 304-7108 ext 832