Our Therapists

 

"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed." -Carl Jung

 

Vanessa Durrant, MSW, LCSW-C, LCSW, RMT, RYT

Master of Clinical Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University

Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (Maryland)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Virginia)
Reiki Master/Teacher

Registered Yoga Teacher

Welcome to Kindred Tree Healing Center! I am honored that you are considering us to stand alongside you in your healing journey.  I believe we are all wired for connection, healing, and growth.  I love working with children who are struggling to feel heard and understood-at home, school, or with their peers; because of trauma and anxiety resulting from adoption, foster care, grief, and other painful life experiences. Additionally, I specialize in parenthood/motherhood. I absolutely love working with invested parents who are looking to delve further into attachment informed, positive, and conscious parenting. Because above all things I am a healer, I love working with all populations across the lifespan that are yearning for growth and deeper consciousness.  

I'm a licensed psychotherapist, reiki master, yoga teacher, public speaker, graduate level adjunct professor, and owner of Kindred Tree Healing Center. I have extensive training in play therapy, and other expressive therapies like art, music, and sand-tray. I bring forth over a decade of expertise in the areas of child development, parenting, trauma, and attachment issues.  

My style is a mix of modern science and ancient wisdom. I deeply love connecting with others on a profound level and staying up to date on the latest brain-based ways of healing. I am an avid researcher and truly love blending evidence-based western therapies with eastern ancient healing modalities like Ayurveda, Yoga, and Reiki. I also strongly believe in walking my talk, and personally engaging with all the healing work I also provide my patients. I felt the urge to be a healer since I can remember.  By the time I was 3 years old I felt a deep calling to help others and do my part to make the world a better place.  I've dedicated my whole life to developing myself as a person capable of this.    

 

Prior to opening Kindred Tree Healing Center, I worked at various non-profits as a therapist, and consider myself a child and anti-violence advocate.  I've been in director level positions within organizations including operating a clinical counseling  and court advocacy program for child and adult survivors of violence and human trafficking.  I also enjoy speaking at conferences all over the nation, and providing supervision and consultation to organizations, and therapists regarding attachment, trauma, and expressive play/art therapies. 

Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, and engaging in art, and professional photography.  For self care, I love running, yoga and the outdoors; hiking, kayaking, canoing, fishing, you name it!

I have thousands of hours of training from top professionals in the field of mental health and developmental psychology:

 

  • Trauma Focused and Integrative Play Therapy

  • Sandtray and Expressive Art therapies

  • Music Psychotherapy-The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, advanced level 3 therapist

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Infant and Maternal Mental Health

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Energy Psychology

  • Circle of Security Intervention and Attachment Classification and Coding

  • Circle of Security Parenting Group Intervention

  • Circles of the Self Projective Psychological Assessment 

  • Positive Parenting and Concsious Parenting

  • Mindfulness, Relational health and client centered therapies

  • Advanced Restorative Reiki and Reiki Master/Teacher in the Usui Method of Reiki

  • Shamanic Healing

  • Trauma Informed Yoga and Ashtanga, Children's, and Restorative Yoga

  • Ayurveda

  • Plant spirit medicine, herbalism, and clinical aromatherapy

 

Professional Memberships and Affiliations:

 

  • National Association of Social Workers

  • Association for Play Therapy

  • Association for Music and Imagery

  • The Foundation for Shamanic Studies

  • International Association of Reiki Professionals

  • Yoga Alliance

  • EMDR International Association 

  • Rotary Club 

Meghan Murphy, MSW, LCSW-C

Master of Clinical Social Work, University of Maryland

Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical 

I believe that we are constantly growing and evolving as people. I enjoy working with children who are struggling in their various environments due to trauma, anxiety, or other stressors. I have expertise in helping families navigate the difficult dynamics that arise with children during the separation/ divorce process or big life changes.

I am a licensed psychotherapist with over 8 years of experience.  I specialize in helping children find their voice to effectively communicate and assisting parents in strengthening their relationship with their child. I enjoy working with parents who feel overwhelmed by the demands of being a parent in today’s world and would like additional support. I also enjoy working with women who are struggling with the changes of pregnancy and postpartum; including the challenges that arise when trying to conceive.

 

I utilize play therapy and other expressive approaches when working with children.  In my work with adults, I use an integrative approach in thinking about the mind body connection and the impact that both parts contribute to our overall health and healing.

Prior to joining Kindred Tree Healing Center, I worked at various out-patient settings as a clinician.  I first began my experience in mental health by providing counseling and group therapy to at-risk youth in middle schools. Since then, I have continued to serve vulnerable populations in various other programs, including hospitals like Kennedy Krieger and Shepherd Pratt.

 

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family. My hobbies include interior decorating/design, yoga, and gardening.

 

Meghan has specialized training in:

 

  • Trauma Focused and Integrative Play Therapy

  • EMDR

  • Sandtray  therapy  

  • Circle of Security Parenting Group Intervention  

  • Prenatal Yoga

  • Maternal and Post-Partum Mental Health

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Client Centered Therapies

  • Strengths based therapy

  • Mindfulness

  • Positive Parenting

  • Circles of the Self Psychological Assessment

  • Reiki

 

Professional Memberships and Affiliations:

 

  • National Association of Social Workers

Anna See-Jachowski, MSW, LMSW

Master of Clinical Social Work,

Salisbury University

Licensed Master Social Workerl (Maryland)

Welcome! I’m Anna See-Jachowski, licensed master social worker, and compassionate advocate for healing. I have seven years of experience working directly with others in the mental health and hospice arenas. I specialize in working with individuals across the lifespan who have experienced trauma, anxiety, as well as those working through grief and loss, Another area of my expertise and passion is working with LGBTQQIAP+ community.  I provide affirmative therapy to children, teens and adults who are struggling with their gender identity or sexual orientation.

 

My focus throughout my career has been to just be with those experiencing the complex difficulties of navigating the world while feeling ‘other.’ My core values center around empathy and compassion, not as things we do, but as part of who we are and how we relate to those around us.

 

I utilize an integrative approach of talk therapy and creative expression to support others in reclaiming their stories. I utilize methods and techniques that include use of archetypes, pop culture, story-telling, affirmations, and more. While at Kindred, I am gaining additional supervision and expertise in play therapy and other expressive art therapies. I have found that helping others who are open to the change process to reclaim their experiences allows healing to take root and grow. 

Prior to joining the team at Kindred Tree Healing, I worked in various roles as a mental health provider with individuals and groups. Later, I was called to work as a part of a hospice care team, where I provided support to patients and their families coping with imminent grief and loss. I have a long history of working within the Frederick and Washington County communities to connect others with much needed resources for their well-being. 

When I’m not at work, I am often spending time with my family, engaged in various music and theater projects, practicing yoga, and writing poetry. 

 

I have specialized training in: 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

  • Client-Centered Therapies

  • Motivational Interviewing 

  • Grief and Loss 

  • LGBTQQIAP+ community 

  • Mindfulness

  • Trauma Informed Care

  • Reiki Level 2

  • Tarot reading 

 

Professional associations: 

  • International Center for Reiki Training

  • National Association of Social Workers 

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-Sandra Kring

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