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Associated Staff List


Angele Buslik, MSW
Has worked at the Treatment Center since the year 2000, treating younger and older adults dealing with anxiety and depression, problems in various areas of functioning.
McKenzie Casad
Mary Eccles, PhD, MSW
Has served as the Acting Clinical Director of the Treatment Center since 2014. Her doctorate is in Public Policy. She was Assistant Director of the Meyer Treatment Center from 2007-2013 and has been on the clinical staff since 2005.
Nora Gabbert
Intake coordinator
Linda Gordon-Kuzmack
Tom Gray
Beth Griffith
Kara Gruszewski, MA, LPPC
Has been on the clinical staff since 2015. Ms. Gruszewski holds an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Washington University. She is currently completing two years of additional training in the practice of psychodynamic psychotherapy as a student in the Washington School of Psychiatry’s Clinical Program on Psychotherapy Practice.
Carol Hindle, LICSW
A member of the clinical staff at the Treatment Center for over twenty five years and a graduate of the APTP and Supervision programs.  Currently Faculty and Co-chair of the Fundamentals program.
Rachel Hoffman
Since 2011 Rachel has been treating individuals at the Meyer Treatment Center using her skills obtained from the Clinical Program on Psychotherapy Practice (2013) and Somatic Experiencing (2015). She is the Student Liaison for all the training programs and has a private practice in downtown Silver Spring.
Eva Kaplan
Gwendolyn Pla
Emily Rowan, , LGPC, NCC
As a member of the clinical staff at the Treatment Center, Ms. Rowan treats individuals who are struggling with a wide range of mental health concerns, including mood disorders, trauma, loss, and issues centering around relationships, sexual identity and the aging process.
Stacey Lenkin Saltzman, LICSW
Stacey has been on the clinical staff since October 2008.  She has masters degrees in Social Work (MSW) and Jewish Studies (MA). She holds certificates in Infant Observation (May 2007) and in Clinical Psychotherapy (May 2012). 
Lenore Shapiro
Anne Starbird
Daniel St. Rose
Mary Welker


Prital Desai
Neha Gupta
Asim Haracic
is a psychiatrist with more than 20 years experience. He heads the Department of at Providence Hospital in DC. He has worked at the Treatment Center since 2003.
Zina Hussain
Mahrokh Shayanpour
Shavari Shivanekar
Benedetto Vitiello
is a psychiatrist with expertise in psychopharmacology and treatment research.  He has been part of many research projects at the National Institute of Mental Health testing the effects of interventions in children and adolescents. He is an adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.  He has worked at the Treatment Center since 2012.
Xian Zhang


For further information or to schedule an appointment, contact the office during regular business hours, 9:30AM through 5PM, Monday through Friday, at 202-537-6050.


Therapists are available Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 8 PM.

Location – (more detail)

We are conveniently located within walking distance of the Friendship Heights Metro (Jenifer St. exit). The building is handicapped accessible. Two hour street parking is available.