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Trauma Recovery Center (TRC)

Our mission is to provide person-centered care to individuals who have suffered trauma as a result of experiencing abuse, violence, and/or loss. Our staff, who specialize in the treatment of trauma, are dedicated to providing compassionate and caring services to facilitate hope, resiliency, and recovery.

Specialized Programs

  • Traumatic Grief/Loss
  • Adult Trauma Survivors
  • Generational Trauma

List of Clinicians

Mika Uematsu

LCSW-C, Program Director

Mika Uematsu serves as the Program Director of the Trauma Recovery Center which is dedicated to providing clinical services to those individuals who have been impacted by traumatic life experiences. She received her Masters in Social Work from UMAB in 1997 and has been a practicing psychotherapist for the last 25 years. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional who is fluent in American Sign Language. During her career, Ms. Uematsu has provided mental health services for those individuals who have been diagnosed with chronic mental illness and survivors of complex trauma. In 2001, Ms. Uematsu provided crisis intervention and ongoing clinical support to the students, parents and staff at Winterstown Elementary School after 11 kindergarteners and several school personnel were attacked by an intruder wielding a machete. Two years later, she would assist those same students, who were now enrolled at Red Lion Middle School, after they were again re-traumatized when a fellow classmate shot the Principal and then himself in the student-packed cafeteria. Mika Uematsu works with an incredibly talented team of trauma professionals who are dedicated to assisting individuals heal and recover by utilizing evidence-based practices along with a focus on self-resiliency, respect, empowerment, and hope.

Angela Clinician

Angela Fischbach

LGPC, Clinical Lead Coordinator-TRC Program

Angela Fischbach received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Salisbury University in 2014. Angela then went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychological with a track in Clinical Counseling from Capella University in 2022.
Angela is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) who specializes in trauma recovery for adults. Specifically, Angela has clinical experience working with adults who have anxiety, depression, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Angela believes a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation for clients to be successful in meeting their treatment goals.
Angela focuses on meeting the client where they are at and creates a safe space for healing. Angela enjoys trying new restaurants, relaxing on the beach, and playing with her dog.

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Helen Ding

LMSW

Helen Ding, LMSW, received her Masters of Social Work from University of Maryland Baltimore in 2020. Helen works with adults with trauma and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Her background as an immigrant and her personal experience with neurodiversity inform her cultural humility. Helen's theoretical model is Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), which believes that it's more helpful to understand difficult emotions and beliefs rather than feeling ashamed and suppressing them. Her methods include exploring the reasons behind behaviors, sharing mindfulness skills to sit with difficult emotions, identifying goals and values, and encouraging commitment to behave in ways that support clients' values.

Jomar McFarlane

LCPC

Jomar McFarlane is a compassionate and experienced Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). He earned his Bachelor of Science in Counseling Psychology from Washington Adventist University in 2017. He continued his education and received his Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the same university in 2020. Jomar is certified in C-DBT (Dialectical Behavior Counseling) and NCC (National Counseling Certified). Furthermore, he has undergone specialized training in Trauma-Informed care, enabling him to provide his clients with the best possible support.
Jomar is not only dedicated to his work but also to his personal life. He has a variety of hobbies that keep him grounded and refreshed. He has a deep love for hiking, which allows him to appreciate the natural beauty of the world around him. Jomar is an avid cook and finds joy in creating delicious meals, which he believes can be incredibly therapeutic. In his leisure time, Jomar loves playing the bass guitar and photographing the world around him. He is a passionate traveler and seizes any opportunity to explore new places and learn about different cultures.

Josh Tassler

LMSW

Joshua is a licensed social worker who specializes in working with adolescents and adults. He has been with MPB Group since 2013. He received his Bachelor's of Science Degree in Social Work from Morgan State University and his Master of Social Work Degree from Stony Brook University. Prior to joining MPB Group, he worked in the foster care system for 13 years as a case manager and clinical coordinator. Joshua also has provided group therapy services to at risk youth in the community and juvenile justice system for the past 20 years.

Rachel Feldman

LMSW

Rachel received her Masters of Social Work from Wurzweiler School of Social Work in 2022 with a certification in trauma-informed practice. Rachel believes that relational trauma can be healed within the context of the therapeutic relationship. Rachel has a background in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, which utilizes the belief that two opposites can be simultaneously true- such as the balance between acceptance and change- to help individuals suffering from personality disorders, PTSD, and suicidality. Rachel also takes a strength based approach with her client’s, helping them to find their own power in the midst of pain and confusion. Rachel is passionate about treating individuals from underserved communities and helping clients be the “cycle breakers” of intergenerational trauma. Rachel understands the long lasting impact of early adverse childhood experiences, and aims to help individuals find their own unique path toward healing.

Rivka Clinician

Rivka Fleischman

LGPC

Rivka Fleischman received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology and philosophy from UMBC and then received her Master’s degree in early childhood special education from Towson University. Rivka then received her Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Northwestern University.
Rivka is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) who specializes in working with adults who have experienced trauma. Rivka often relies on a combination of psychodynamic, person-centered therapy, and internal family systems therapy to help clients process and heal from their trauma. Rivka believes that it is incredibly important for the therapist to understand the client’s world and find a way to reach them in that world.
When not at work, Rivka enjoys reading and playing video games.

LeviBack Clinician

Levi Back

Levi Back graduated from Liberty University in 2018 with a B.S. in Religion: Biblical and Theological Studies. He is now pursuing his M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through the same university.
While not at work Levi spends his time connecting with his family and close friends by pouring into those relationships and helping them grow and mature. Levi is also passionate about being a guitarist and loves all sorts of music with great guitar parts.

Taylor Clinician

Taylor William

Taylor William’s graduated from Trinity Washington University in 2020 with a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently pursuing her M. A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Taylor’s theoretical approaches to therapy consist of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Humanistic concepts.
In her spare time, Taylor enjoys spending time with family, friends, and all of her animals. Taylor enjoys prayer and meditation in her spare time. Taylor also enjoys exercising, swimming, and drinking a variety of teas.

Gaby Clinician

Gaby Balbuena

Gaby Balbuena is a dedicated, empathetic, and compassionate intern committed to supporting individuals on their journey to mental and emotional well-being. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is enthusiastic about applying her knowledge and skills to make a positive impact on the lives of others. Her main focus is trauma and tailors her approach to meet the unique needs of each client. Gaby’s goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals can explore their thoughts and feelings, develop coping strategies, and work toward positive change. Her therapeutic approach is integrative where she uses different modalities to empower clients in their personal growth and healing journey. She believes in fostering a collaborative and client-centered therapeutic relationship. Gaby is a Spanish speaking Latina who is passionate about destigmatizing mental health and promoting holistic well-being within all cultures. Gaby believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to lead a fulfilling and meaningful life, and is committed to providing support and guidance to those seeking positive change. Gaby enjoys traveling, learning about different cultures, and spending time with her two pitties Marley and Lola.

Claire Ehr

Claire Ehr

Claire Ehr graduated from Valparaiso University in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in English and Humanities, and minors in Psychology and TESOL. After teaching English in South Korea, Claire began pursuing a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the Johns Hopkins University. Claire is in the final year of the program and is looking forward to working with a wide variety of clients alongside a team of experienced clinicians.
With academic grounding in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Spiritual/ Mindfulness based practices, Claire has developed a keen interest in integrating evidence-based practices with creative perspectives informed by the unique therapeutic relationship with each client.
In their spare time, Claire enjoys playing games (tennis, Dungeons and Dragons, the New York Times games app, chess, and whatever board games they can get their hands on), spending time gardening and in nature, and singing in an acapella group.

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