Raffi has been rated Baltimore’s best marriage & family counselor many times over!
Michelle Hoffmann is a proud native of Baltimore. She began her professional career as an operations manager with the second largest coffee company in the United States. Michelle was very active in her local community and was involved in non-profit volunteer work helping the poor and disenfranchised populations of Baltimore. After 20 years in the business world, Michelle realized her true calling was to focus on serving others in need. She returned to school to obtain her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Baltimore and her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work.
Michelle has been serving in a clinical mental health setting over the past 15 years. Her background includes working with at-risk youth, children, adults, and families. She has served in a variety of settings including schools and outpatient mental health programs. Her areas of specialization include victims of trauma, domestic violence, forensic mental health, elder care and couples counseling.
In her personal time, Michelle loves nature and enjoys camping, hiking, and being outdoors. She values spending quality time with friends and her family. She continues to work in her local community serving others in need.
Ann is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling. She is experienced in working with couples and families of various backgrounds and is passionate about encouraging family and couple units to strengthen communication and build connectedness. Ann believes that although there are struggles, each couple and family has positive attributes, and therefore approaches counseling from a strengths-based method. She draws interventions from structural family therapy and other treatment modalities, which helps guide couples and families into communicating more effectively and understanding each other’s roles within the family/couple unit. Ann is also experienced in working with individuals dealing with trauma, stress, emotional anger, depression, and an overall feeling of being disconnected from others. Ann enjoys attending conferences centered on counseling and traveling to warm countries.
Lisa’s purpose and mission are to assist individuals and couples to reach the fullest potential that lies with the inner self. She believes that body, soul, and spirit desire to work in harmony. The process of therapeutic interventions can help. Together with clients she aims to explore their life challenges and unique situations.
Lisa earned her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. She holds a Master’s degree in Education-Counseling from Coppin State University, a Master of Divinity from Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, and a Master of Social Work from Morgan State University. She has extensive experience in working with individuals with disabilities, marriage, and bereavement counseling along with hospice care.
Married for 18 years, Lisa and her spouse enjoy family, friends, and travel, along with hard work.
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