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


Our therapists

"The tiny seed knew that in order to grow, it needed to be dropped in dirt, covered with darkness, and struggle to reach the light"

-Sandra Kring


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

Owner, Clinical Director

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, 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.  

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 


Katrina Cutshall Clark

Master of Clinical Social Work
University of Maryland

Licensed Master Social Worker 




 I believe the therapeutic relationship can be a life changing healing tool and I am honored to be apart of each clients journey.  I am passionate about creating a calm, open- minded, and safe space for each unique client, as they venture onto their path of optimum well-being. I enjoy working with both children and adults that are seeking recovery from anxiety, depression, and trauma. Along with everyone else at Kindred Tree, I provide lgbtq+ affirming care.


I have ten years of experience in the human services industry starting with  working in recreational therapy within the gerontology population. For the past five years I have dedicated my career by working with varied and diverse populations.  I first began my mental health career working as a mental health case manager serving adults in Frederick County.  I then transitioned into a role of therapist at a community mental health agency serving children and adults. Most recently I have worked as an emergency room social worker providing therapeutic support and resources to patients and families. 


I  received my Bachelor of Social Work from Hood College and my Master of Social Work from University of Maryland, Baltimore with a specialization in clinical behavioral health. 


I am an intuitive, empathetic, client centered therapist who pulls from a variety of eclectic holistic and evidenced based practices to best meet my clients needs.


As a Frederick native I find great

joy and honor in helping community members navigate life challenges and finding their paths of healing and happiness. 


In my free time you can find me outdoors either hiking, being in and around water kayaking, swimming or paddle-boarding. I also am an athlete and stay active with playing softball, riding my peloton, and running. 


I have specialized training in:

  • Neurofeedback

  • Brainspotting 

  • Trauma Informed Therapy

  • Play therapy

  • Expressive Arts Therapy

  • Recreational Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral therapy 

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Client centered therapies

Brittany DelVecchio

Master of Clinical Social Work
Virginia Commonwealth University

Licensed Clinical Social Worker 



I have worked directly in the mental health field as a clinician since 2010, and specialize in working with children, teens and adults recovering from trauma, anxiety, and depression. I also specialize in providing affirming therapy to the LGBTQ+ community.


I have specialized training in:

  • ADHD treatment

  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy 

  • Play Therapy 

  • Trauma based therapy 

  • Neuroscience based therapies

  • Mindfulness

  • Expressive arts

  • Client Centered Therapies

Silvina Etchegoyen

Master of Clinical Social Work
University of Connecticut

Licensed Master Social Worker 


I'm  bilingual and bicultural and take great joy in helping others access healing. In the therapeutic relationship, I help my clients to feel seen and heard and empowered to grow past difficult experiences.  I enjoy working with both children and adults by utilizing developmentally appropriate interventions that support a client to feel secure.  I particularly enjoy engaging in depth work and using a combination of eclectic and effective interventions.


I have worked directly in the mental health field as a clinician since 1994. I began my career in my native Argentina as a program manager and therapist at various organizations in Argentina. Additionally, I have worked in many settings including top institutions like Yale, Hellen Keller International, and the National Resource Center on ADHD. Most recently I was a therapist at Sheppard Pratt.


I  received my Bachelor of Social Work in Argentina from Universidad Nacional de Mar de Plata.  I then received my Master in Social Work from University of Connecticut.


I am caring, warm, and hardworking. I enjoy using a mix of holistic and best practice therapies to support my clients. I am a native Spanish speaker and love serving the local latino community in Frederick. 


In my free time you can find me volunteering as a scout master, a past time I have enjoyed for more than two decades. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, hiking  and camping.


I have specialized training in:

  • ADHD treatment

  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy 

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Neuro-linguistic Therapies

  • EFT-Energy Psycholgy

  • Past Life Regression Therapy

  • Shiatsu Zen and Do In

  • Expressive arts

  • Play Therapy 

  • Client Centered Therapies


Daisy Lopez-Duke

Master of Counseling, Human Development, and Education

The George Washington University

Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor  (Maryland)


 I am passionate about encouraging others to find their strengths on their path to healing and wellness. I view each one of my clients with complete positive regard for their life’s journey and honor their uniqueness.  For me, it is an honor to be a therapist and to build a collaborative relationship built on trust, in order to walk alongside you on your journey to reach your therapeutic goals. I work with children, adolescents and adults. 


My clinical experience in the counseling field began in 1996 when I worked at The Women’s Center in Vienna, Virginia.  I have a special interest in trauma, anxiety and depression as well as the psychosocial aspect of medical illness. I am fully bilingual in English and Spanish and am a first generation American. This gave me the unique perspective of seeing how culture influences our upbringing and values; as such, I have a special interest in working with clients from various ethnic backgrounds, similar or different from my own.

I have worked in medical settings, military based centers, private and public schools.  Before obtaining my professional counseling license in Maryland, I worked at Frederick County Public Schools as well as with Frederick Community College teaching English As A Second Language.  Most recently I worked as a therapist at a mental health clinic.


When I am not working, I love to try new recipes, travel, read, practice yoga and spend time with my family and friends.

I have advanced clinical training in:

  • Attachment based play therapy

  • Sandtray therapy

  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Children's Yoga in the School Settings

  • Client Centered Therapies

  • Myer-Briggs Type Inventory Certified Professional


Professional Memberships and Affiliations:


  • American Counseling Association


Meghan Murphy

Master of Clinical Social Work, University of Maryland

Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical 

(Maryland & West Virginia)


I believe that ongoing growth is important. I have expertise in helping families navigate the difficult dynamics that arise with children during the divorce and separation process. Additionally, I enjoy supporting children that are struggling with trauma, anxiety, or life changes. 

I am a licensed psychotherapist with over 9 years of experience.  I specialize in helping children find their voice to effectively communicate. I work to assist parents in strengthening their relationship with their child. 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:


  • Play Therapy

  • Brainspotting

  • 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

Master of Clinical Social Work,

Salisbury University

Licensed Master Social Workerl (Maryland)


I am a compassionate advocate for healing. I have nine 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: 

  • Play Therapy

  • Circle of Security Parenting

  • Brainspotting

  • Trauma Focused 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 

Our Administrative Support 

Meet Kim, our administrative and billing support extraordinaire. As Vanessa's assistant she helps to ensure that all our administrative and billing support processes run smoothy. Her authentic presence and keen attention to detail make her an excellent addition to our team and those we serve.  Kim's prior administrative experience includes being an adminstrative director at Sullivan Learning Centers. Kim holds a Bachelor of Art in Psychology and Education from Potsdam University. 


As a mother of three, when she is not working you can find her spending time with her family and friends, gardening, and enjoying time outdoors. 

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