Dr. Melanie Ricaurte is a Licensed Psychologist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. She is the Director of Harmony Holistic. To learn more about her, please visit the About page.
Daniel Fleshner is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor with a passion for exploring relationships and helping individuals and couples process conflict and engage in healthy communication. He graduated with an M. Ed in Rehabilitation Counseling from The George Washington University and a B.A. in Psychology and Political Science from The University of Michigan. Within counseling sessions, he is particularly interested in individualizing treatment on the context surrounding anxiety and life stressors. By designing treatments tailored to client strengths, Daniel helps individuals and couples build stronger relationships and feel more fulfilled in their lives. Daniel offers individual counseling, couples counseling, and sex therapy.
His approach is highly collaborative and integrates aspects of mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral therapy and person-centered modalities. In his practice, Daniel makes a point to provide a warm and welcoming environment to foster a strong therapeutic alliance with the client. This bond is used to help the client access deeper emotions and to examine thought patterns underlying those emotions. Although Daniel’s style is relatively non-directive, he is good at guiding the client throughout the therapy process to ensure time spent in each session is meaningful.
Daniel is excited to serve as the Government Affairs Committee Chair due to his passion for policy, desire to increase access to counseling for underserved populations, and hope for the development of the counseling field as a whole. He first became involved with AADA as a co-presenter at the 2018 conference in Arlington, VA on One Size Does Not Fit All: Making Sense of Individual Differences in Counseling. He has worked with clients of diverse backgrounds, and social justice advocacy is very important to him. To further this passion, he is a member of the Maryland Counselors for Social Justice task force.
Kyle Collins is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker with a passion for creating an affirming space in which to work with a diverse array of clientele. Kyle has his Masters of Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work with a focus in Behavioral Health and the integration of behavioral health in overall wellness. In meeting the needs of a wide range of clients, Kyle uses a range of therapeutic modalities and theories including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), sex therapy, mindfulness and adult attachment theory. Kyle has worked with clients experiencing difficulties as diverse as the clients themselves, including clients dealing with acute and chronic illness, trauma, depression, addictive behaviors, individual and relational sexual concerns, anxiety and more. Kyle enjoys working with clients from varied backgrounds, believing that the therapeutic space should be safe, affirming and healing no matter of your race, ethnicity, gender identity, class or sexual identity. Kyle has a strong background in working with LGBTQ+ clients and their partners. Whether individuals, intimate partners or families, Kyle welcomes the chance to work with you to find balance and work through the issues that are causing stress in your life.
Dr. Irini Gouzos received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, along with a Master’s of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University in 2017. Dr. Gouzos has worked with diverse individuals of different races, ethnicities, religions, age, and sexual orientations in a variety of settings including inpatient hospitals, and outpatient practices. Dr. Gouzos completed one of her internships at the exclusive Keystone Extended Care Unit, in Chester, PA where she worked with individuals struggling with sexual compulsivity and trauma; this placement fostered her interest in working with individuals that struggle in relationships, and adult attachments. Dr. Gouzos has also conducted research on men’s emotional responses to experiencing infidelity by their partner in a relationship, and the coping skills that were used in order to overcome this relational betrayal. In addition, Dr. Gouzos has experience working with couples, families, anxiety/depression/adjustment issues, substance use, LGBTQ clients, personality disorders, and psychiatric disorders. Dr. Gouzos approaches clients from a relational and insight oriented standpoint, believing that both the relationship the client has with the self, along with the relationship established between therapist and client, are integral aspects of treatment and progress. She uses a variety of techniques and methods (including but not limited to cognitive behavioral strategies, dialectic behavioral therapy, and mindfulness) and will tailor the therapeutic treatment to match a client’s strengths and desired goals. Dr. Gouzos grew up in Orchomenos, Greece and thus is fluent in Greek, both written and spoken, and welcomes the chance to work with Greek speaking clients.