Our Team

The Experience to support your family

We provide in-person and telehealth psychotherapy for children, teens, adults and families who are experiencing difficulty with stress, life transitions such as divorce, depression, anxiety, ADHD, parenting, and trauma.

Each therapist and client work collaboratively to create a treatment plan based on the needs and goals of each person. With that plan, your therapist will tailor their skill base to fit your needs so you can experience deep healing that goes much further than traditional talk therapy alone.

We are trained in Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapies, Solution Focused Therapy, Parenting Support, Cognitive Processing, EMDR, and Brainspotting.

Meghan Murphy, LCSW-C (she/her)
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Meghan Murphy, LCSW-C

Psychotherapist (she/her)
Founder

A native of Baltimore, Meghan received her B.A. in Psychology from Washington College and her Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland.

A licensed psychotherapist with over 12 years of experience, Meghan uses an eclectic approach of somatic therapies and traditional talk therapy to create a unique treatment plan for adults, families, and children using a combination of CBT, play therapy, expressive arts, and somatic therapies (such as EMDR and brainspotting).

Prior to working in private practice, she received extensive training at the Kennedy Krieger Institute helping children and their families navigate developmental delays and familial stress. She continued to build her experience with families in crisis during her time at Sheppard Pratt where she supported at-risk youth in elementary, middle, and high school settings by providing mental health counseling and family support.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, interior decorating, as well as hiking, and gardening.

Kirsten Holste, LCSW-C, RPT

Registered Play Therapist (she/her)

As a Frederick County native, Kirsten is so excited to be able to serve the community that raised her.

As a Registered Play Therapist, she has completed extensive training and credentialing to specialize in working with children ages 3-12 with a variety of emotional and behavioral needs. Kirsten utilizes a dynamic approach in using a blend of play therapy, expressive arts, talk therapy, EMDR, and brainspotting techniques to develop a treatment plan that is custom tailored to each individual clients needs and goals.

Kirsten obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh (Hail to Pitt!) in 2014. In 2015, she earned her Master of Social Work with a clinical mental health concentration from the University of Maryland Baltimore. Prior to working in private practice, Kirsten’s 9 years of experience includes working as a school-based therapist and in community mental health providing therapy to high risk children, adolescents, and adults. 

When she's not in the therapy room, you can find Kirsten hosting her family and friends, planning a trip to a new location, or enjoying live music!

Kirsten Kleczek, LCSW-C, RPT (she/her)
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MEGAN BLEIL, RDT

Drama Therapist (she/her)

Since graduating in 2011, Megan has worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health, and schools as well as helped manage the Education department of a professional children's theatre, devising and facilitating in-school residencies to support mental health. Most recently, Megan worked at Roots to Wings Therapy in Mount Airy.

Megan works with children, adolescents, and women using drama therapy, expressive arts, CBT, and somatic processing. Megan specializes in anxiety, depression, life transitions, assertiveness and communication, and confidence and self-esteem. Megan has completed Levels 1 and 2 of the Gottman Method and is working on Level 1 Brainspotting training.

Before settling in Maryland four years ago, Megan lived across the United States (and even lived abroad growing up!). She received her B.A. in Theatre from Butler University and earned her Master's in Drama Therapy from Kansas State University. Megan is a member of the North American Drama Therapy Association. She has experience working with individuals across the lifespan.

She lives in Mount Airy with her family and two dogs. In her free time, she loves reading, writing, attending live theatre, and working on challenging jigsaw puzzles.

Kelly ARrington, LMSW

Psychotherapist / Certified Parent Coach (she/her)

Kelly was born and raised in the Frederick area and is excited to help others in this area thrive.

Kelly loves to absorb all the knowledge she can get and specializes in highly sensitive children/people, trauma, parenting, maternal mental health, and chronic pain. Kelly strives to provide a holistic approach to therapy through trauma-informed and internal family systems-informed practices, somatics/mind-body practices, polyvagal approaches, TF-CBT, and play.

Kelly received her B.A. in Psychology from Shepherd University and her M.A. in Social Work from Walden University. She has been working with individuals and their families to improve their mental health and wellness since 2021 as a clinical intern. Additionally, she was certified as a parent coach by the Jai Institute for Parenting in 2022.

In her spare time, she enjoys crafting, hatchet throwing, spending time with her family, and watching football.

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Our downtown Frederick Office

Parking is located directly behind Frederick Coffee Company in the gravel parking lot