Meet The SPCC Counseling Staff

Elaine M. Bain, Ph.D.; LCPC
People seek out therapists for many reasons emotional, psychological, intellectual, creative and spiritual. Being a psychotherapist is a great privilege - to meet people at critical times, to come to know them deeply, and to help them sort out bewildering, sometimes frightening, often painful thoughts and feelings. Therapy is about relationships, past and present, and especially our relationship to our own interior. For it is a vocation to help people know themselves and make better decisions about their lives. I'm happy to see anyone, with the will, integrity, and courage to open up and work on themselves in depth. I am also open to integrating spirituality with psychotherapy always respecting the individuals beliefs, and philosophies.

Marie. E. Cournoyer, RN
As a nurse psychotherapist with thirty years experience working with patients with a variety of diagnoses and conditions, I believe in the interrelationship between the mind, body, and spirit. My background is family systems, and I use other tools, such as cognitive therapy strategies. I work with adults, age 18, and over, assisting them in understanding themselves, their conditions, their family relationships, and in dealing with the stressors in their lives and developing attainable goals.

Deidre Everist, MS; LCPC
Deidre Everist is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with special interest in helping others adjust to personal and professional transitions. Deidre earned her Master of Science degree at Johns Hopkins University in Organizational and Clinical Community Counseling. Deidre’s professional experience includes working with issues such as co-occurring mental health and addictions, employee assistance counseling, counseling military families, staff and leadership development, group dynamics, career counseling, spirituality and gender-based group counseling. Deidre enjoys helping others access their inner resources and strengths to grow and develop themselves toward their full potentials.


Shannon Fritz; MS; LGPC

Approaching each client with reverence, I create a safe and sacred space for examining issues and developing clarity, increasing self awareness and leading to personal growth.  I help clients to address issues such as emotional distress, life transitions, family dynamics, low self esteem, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, anger management, and interpersonal problems.  I utilize an integrative approach, including cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and attachment theories in a collaborative journey with the client toward healing, healthy relationships, and resilience.  I have a degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Maryland.  I am a licensed counselor in the state of Maryland (LGPC), and I am certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NCC).


Donna Kilmore, MSW; LCSW-C
I have ten years of experience working with clients on a wide range of issues, using a variety of philosophical and clinical approaches. I believe that my work is helping people listen to themselves to gain insight into why their lives aren’t the way they want, and to then determine what direction they need to go to get there.

Romauld Meogrossi, PH.D; LCPC
I believe that clients have within themselves a drive toward health and wholeness which is freed up when they are treated with genuineness, acceptance and understanding.

Denise M. O'Connor; MS; LCPC
I believe that you are the expert on your own life. My role as your therapist is to guide you to see and bring forth the strengths within yourself in a safe and compassionate setting. I am an eclectic model therapist with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy for people seeking help with depression, anxiety, couple problems, loss and grief, domestic violence, and other life transitions.