Eileen Dewey, LCSW-C, Program Administrator and Clinical Supervisor | View Resume (PDF)
Eileen founded the Columbia Treatment Center in 1988. She is the Director of CAC and has over 30 years of professional counseling and therapy experience.
Eileen earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland and her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Shepherd College in West Virginia. She is licensed by the Board of Social Work Examiners as a Supervisor of Candidates for Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW & LCSW-C) and by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) as an Approved Alcohol and Drug Supervisor. As a certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), she is qualified to make clinical recommendations for those who are in safety-sensitive positions and have committed a work-related drug or alcohol infraction. She has advanced training in this field, which enables her to work with this special DOT (Department of Transportation) clientele.
Eileen has served on several state and federal advisory boards and chaired the continuing education program of the Maryland Society for Clinical Social Work for eight years. She lectures and trains in many areas related to substance abuse, including serving as a field instructor for several universities and colleges. Ms. Dewey is also trained in collaborative law.
Eileen is proud of Columbia Treatment Center and its staff: “We have helped thousands of people and their families. We have a fabulous staff; many services have been added over the years and we constantly try to improve. But, the one thing that will never change is our dedication to helping people while treating them with dignity and respect.”
Mandy Smith, LCPC, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselor
Mandy is one of our “Operation Breakthrough” facilitators.
Mandy obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and started her career as Community Organizer, coordinating and implementing programs focused on mentoring, emergency assistance and prevention for youths and adults. Winding her way between work, travel, and school, she eventually earned her Master’s Degree in Psychology/Counseling with a focus on how mindfulness and the mind/body connection can enhance all aspects of life.
Mandy has been licensed as a Professional Counselor since 2004 and is a board approved supervisor for LGPC’s as well as a Certified Addictions and Drug Supervisor. When she is not working at the Columbia Treatment Center, she is at her private practice in Towson, Maryland working with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions.
Mandy believes that having a multi-faceted approach with adults and adolescents who suffer from addictions and mental health issues, is the only way to address the complexities of the human experience. Her goal is to help individuals and families learn and heal in a holistic way to lead fulfilled balanced and meaningful lives.
Outside of work, Mandy enjoys either spending time outdoors or hiding in dark movie theaters… depending on the weather.
Cindy Garvin, Director of Operations
Cindy serves as the Office Manager for the Columbia Treatment Center and brings over 20 years of office administration experience from her prior work with large US Government projects. She joined the Columbia Treatment Center in August of 2015 and oversees the broad spectrum of administrative functions in the front office by ensuring smooth and efficient operations. She also does case management for our clientele, ensuring that they get the support and follow-through they need to complete our program successfully.
Cindy is passionate about making clients feel welcome and her goal is to create a warm and comfortable environment upon their first arrival and throughout the course of their program. She is thrilled to be supporting the entire team at CAC.
Litsa Williams, LCSW-C, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselor| View Resume (PDF)
Litsa took a long and winding road to end up in the field of social work. She holds two BA degrees, in Philosophy and Religious Studies from St. Mary’s College, and an MA in Philosophy from the University of Warwick (England).
After realizing that the life of an academic philosopher was not for her, Litsa found a deep passion for helping others. She then earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. Litsa spent five years working with individuals experiencing homelessness, and developed a specific interest in grief and trauma. She works part-time at CAC, while in her full-time work she works with individuals and families grieving the loss of a loved one. Additionally, she runs a grief support blog, What’s Your Grief (www.whatsyourgrief.com), which provides online grief and bereavement resources.
In her free time, she reads, hones her skills as a photographer, and spends time with her pit bull, Amos.
Janine Byrnes, LCSW-C, CCDC, SAP
Janine is one of our newest counselors here at Columbia Treatment Center. Specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy, she provides counseling to individual clients and helps facilitate our treatment groups and our adult education group. Janine also performs client intake evaluations, including SAP evaluations.
Janine also works as a volunteer Therapy Dog Team with her rescue chocolate lab, Billie Holiday for Fidos for Freedom.
Janine earned her Master’s in Social Work from Rutgers University in 1988 and has been licensed in Maryland since 2005. In 2001, she became a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the International Committee of the Red Cross and has been a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) with the Department of Transportation since 2006. Janine has been certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) since 2008. She utilizes methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and brief solution-focused therapy in her treatment.
Outside of work, Janine enjoys hiking and spending time outside, playing with her dog, and being with family. Janine also enjoys quilting, and is an active member of the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild.
Elana Bouldin, LCSW-C
Elana has been a part-time employee of the CAC team since February 2014, conducting assessments and facilitating groups. She works full-time at Sheppard Pratt as a Quality & Evaluation Services Coordinator, coordinating patient advocacy and education, reviewing clinical documentation to ensure Joint Commission compliance and analyzing data for areas of performance improvement.
Previously, Elana worked as an advocate for survivors of domestic violence, providing case management and short-term counseling services. Through the use of empowerment and psychoeducation, she helped survivors to identify community resources and create plans for a safer future.
Elena graduated from Howard University with a Bachelors’ of Science in Psychology and went on to earn her Masters of Social Work at the University of Maryland. She specializes in substance abuse and co-occurring disorders with a clinical focus on motivational interviewing techniques. She approaches her practice from a holistic center, with a focus on life skills, self-awareness, and emotional wellness. She understands the importance of humor in her mental health practice and group work.
Elana is a proud dance mom, and when not working, is either spending time with her daughter or traveling around, attending concerts and music festivals.
Megan Hartman, LMSW
Megan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services & Community Development with a concentration in Child & Family Services from Towson University. She began her career at Johns Hopkins Hospital working in the Child & Adolescent Inpatient Unit and the Pediatric Psychiatric Emergency Department. During this time, she also volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in the foster care system. After two years working in the mental health field, Megan returned to school to pursue her master’s degree. She received her Master’s in Clinical Social Work from the University of Maryland where she continued her work with adolescents and gained experience in the field of addictions counseling. Upon completing her MSW, Megan worked as a school psychotherapist with children who struggled with severe emotional disabilities, counseling both the children and their families. She then transitioned into the substance abuse field at Columbia Treatment Center.
As a psychotherapist, Megan believes that healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires honest caring without judgment. She cooperatively assists her clients in clarifying their goals for treatment, and draws from a variety of methods to create a tailored plan for each individual and situation. Megan considers herself an active therapist focusing on warm, open, encouraging, and direct communication. She combines experience, education, creativity, and a sense of humor with a down-to-earth, realistic approach to therapy.
When Megan is not working, she is spending time with her family and pets, traveling, or playing volleyball.
Emily Livelsberger, LGPC
No one has it all together, and everyone has something to offer. Emily’s direct, results oriented approach brings out her client’s strengths, helping them build confidence, improve relationships, and overcome obstacles. When traditional talk therapy becomes stale, Emily isn’t afraid to break convention, and has been known to bring in a guitar to make things more interesting.
Emily’s counseling career began after earning her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the State University of New York at Potsdam. As an addictions counseling associate, she honed her skills as a group facilitator, encouraging her clients to connect with, and learn from each other. She found that relationships formed in group counseling provide clients with a safe place to take
risks, share, help others, find support, and grow.
In 2013, Emily earned a certification in professional coaching, and started Communication that Clicks, an executive coaching business. As a certified coach, she supported engineering managers through the process of resolving conflicts and building high performing teams. She taught tools and techniques for improving communication, and building healthy relationships.
In May 2019, Emily earned her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Loyola University Maryland. While this accomplishment made her eligible for licensure, Emily feels that textbook knowledge is far less important than practical skills. As a professional counselor, she coaches her clients to implement real life strategies outside of sessions, so that they are able to experience a difference.
In her spare time, Emily enjoys writing music, swimming, shopping, and spending time with her husband and kids. Although she likes to cook, she is not a rule follower, and rarely follows the recipe. She finds trial and error much more interesting.
Jacqueline Garoz, Spanish Program Coordinator
English version — Jacqueline recently joined the Columbia Treatment Center team to coordinate and deliver our Spanish-speaking services. Jacqueline‘s personal mission is to provide culturally sensitive and language appropriate services to this often underserved and misunderstood population. She understands her client’s language and is able to build rapport and trust with each and every one.
Jacquline earned a Bachelors of Arts in psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Master’s of Science in clinical mental health counseling from Loyola University.
Jacqueline is bi-lingual, fluent in Spanish and English. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She loves to travel and bakes delicious pastries.
Jacqueline Garoz, es la coordinadora del programa de español
Spanish version — Jacqueline se unió recientemente al equipo del centro de tratamiento de Columbia para coordinar y brindar nuestros servicios de habla hispana. La misión personal de Jacqueline es proporcionar servicios culturalmente sensibles y apropiados para el idioma a esta población a menudo desatendida e incomprendida. Ella entiende el idioma de sus clientes y es capaz de construir una buena relación y confianza con todos y cada uno de sus clientes.
Jacqueline obtuvo su bachillerato en psicología de la Universidad de Maryland, Baltimore County y una maestría en ciencias en consejería clínica de salud mental de la Universidad de Loyola.
Jacqueline es bilingüe, habla español e inglés con fluidez. En su tiempo libre, disfruta pasar tiempo con su familia y amigos. Le encanta viajar y cocinar deliciosos pasteles.