Crystal Taylor-Dietz, Psy.D., director, is a licensed psychologist in Maryland and the District of Columbia. She also is an assistant clinical professor of clinical psychology at The George Washington University Professional Psychology Program. She completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at Chestnut Hill College and went on to complete her pre-doctoral internship at the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology at Boston Medical Center and a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at The George Washington University Professional Psychology Program. Dr. Taylor-Dietz previously served as a psychologist in Saint Luke Institute’s residential program. She has a psychodynamic and family systems background, with years of experience working in community mental health and multidisciplinary settings, domestically and abroad. She has a passion for issues related to multicultural diversity, the intersection of spirituality and psychology, social justice and the promotion of wellness.
Philip Gloninger, Psy.D., is on the residential staff at Saint Luke Institute, but co-leads time-limited groups for Caritas Counseling Center. He earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed an internship at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital. He has worked as an outpatient drug and alcohol therapist and worked in the behavioral medicine field with individuals with chronic pain. He has training in motivational interviewing, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy.
Sheila M. Harron, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in Maryland. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Duquesne University and completed a two-year internship at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, DC. She worked in community mental health before joining the clinical staff of Saint Luke Institute, where she has been a therapist in the men’s and women’s residential programs, director of Caritas Counseling Center and CEO.
Cara Iadarola, LGPC, LCPAT, is a licensed graduate professional counselor and a licensed clinical professional art therapist in the state of Maryland. She earned her master’s degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC. Prior to joining Saint Luke Institute, Cara worked at the Children’s National Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center. For the past five years she has worked with residential, Halfway House and Caritas Counseling Center clients, providing individual and group therapy, biofeedback and art therapy.
Martha Keys Barker, MSW, LCSW-C, is a licensed clinical social worker and the coordinator of Caritas’ Towson office. She earned her masters in social work at The Catholic University of America and interned at Bethesda Naval Hospital and in a community-based program for adults with chronic mental illness. For 13 years, she was an individual and group therapist in the residential Talitha-Life Program for women at Saint Luke Institute. She joined the Caritas Counseling Center staff in 2014. Martha is an experienced EMDR therapist and leads psycho-educational groups based on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) with emphasis on mindfulness, developing relationship skills and building emotional resilience.
Margaret M. Pakulski, M.A., LCSW-C, is an individual and group therapist with Caritas Counseling Center. She earned her MSW at The Catholic University of America and has extensive training from the Washington School of Psychiatry in adult psychodynamic psychotherapy and group psychotherapy. Prior to coming to Caritas Counseling Center, she was a therapist in the residential program at Saint Luke Institute. Her background includes training in family therapy and spiritual direction. She is also a trained and experienced EMDR therapist.
Monsignor Michael Schleupner, a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, is joining Caritas Counseling Center’s Towson office, where he will provide spiritual integration for clients, working closely with the therapists. He also will offer spiritual direction. He has served many years as a pastor and as archdiocesan chancellor and director of finances. Ordained in 1972, he later earned a master’s degree in church administration from The Catholic University of America in Washington and a licentiate in canon law.
Learn more about him in the Catholic Review.
Maja K. Triantafilou, M.A., LCPC, is a licensed clinical professional counselor and an approved supervisor for clinical counseling in Maryland. She earned her master’s degree from Towson University. Maja has extensive training from Sheppard Pratt in behavioral management, crisis intervention and psychotherapy. She has worked with at-risk youth and adults in community-based psychiatric, school and correctional programs. Through her work with Glass Mental Health Programs as an in-school counselor, she collaborated with Department of Juvenile Services and Maryland State Department of Education before joining Caritas Counseling Center. She is based in our Towson-Baltimore office.
Lenore (Lori) Turner, MA, MS, LCPC, is a licensed clinical professional counselor. She earned graduate degrees in pastoral counseling from Loyola University and in theology from St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute. She also has post graduate training from the Washington School of Psychiatry in intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy, an integrative approach melding recent findings in attachment, neuroscience and mindfulness. Prior to joining the Caritas team, she worked in clinical, residential and outpatient settings in general mental health, addictions and pastoral counseling. She speaks Mandarin Chinese and has worked for the federal government as a linguist, analyst and supervisor.