Meet Our Compassionate, Experienced Therapists
Our therapists will make it easy for you or your loved one to take the first important step to recognize and getting help for an eating disorder, mental health issue, or self-harm behavior. Our diverse staff are renowned for providing therapeutic approaches that work for everybody.
Claire Coker – Mental Health Technician, Frederick Location
Claire is excited to be back in her hometown of Frederick, MD to join The Body Image Therapy Center as Program Staff. Prior to returning to her Maryland roots, Claire lived in Washington, DC where she earned her Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary. While specializing in Public Theology, Claire discovered a passion for the intersection of mental health and theology, specifically how core beliefs can inspire the embodiment of self-love rather than shame. Claire comes to the residential treatment center with experience in eating disorder recovery as a group therapy assistant in addition to her work as a youth minister, event coordinator, and qualitative researcher.
Fiona Griffin, LGPC – IOP Therapist, D.C. Location
Fiona holds a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University and has experience working with a diverse array of clients using a humanistic, insight-oriented approach and trauma-informed lens. She enjoys helping clients tap into their unique strengths and inner resources on the path to healing and recovery. Fiona also has a background in yoga and mindfulness and in her free time enjoys playing music and taking long walks with her dog, Dolly.
Jessi Hawk – Intake Specialist
Jessi completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology and minor in theatre at Towson University. She then went on to complete her Masters of Education in school counseling at Loyola University. Jessi has found her passion in working with individuals in the residential setting in order to walk through life with them. Her spare time is spent reading, playing with her puppy, and refurbishing furniture.
Ben Hurlburt – Mental Health Technician, Frederick Location
Ben, a Maryland-native, graduated from Clarks Summit University with a Bachelor of Science in Counseling and is currently working on his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University. Advocating for social justice is one of his top priorities in the helping field, along with his desire to break the stigma surrounding mental illness treatment. Experience in law enforcement, crisis intervention, and community outreach have allowed Ben to fulfill his purpose of loving God and serving others. Ben enjoys spending time with his family, playing music, and baseball in every aspect.
Hillary Hollander, LMSW – Outpatient Therapist, Baltimore Location
A native Marylander, Hillary graduated from the Bryn Mawr School, earned her BA from Franklin and Marshall, and her Master of Social Work degree from Hunter College In New York City. In New York, she put her training into action, working in an outpatient facility with young adults experiencing a variety of mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Since returning to Maryland in 2012, Hillary was involved in a grant-based program helping women reenter the work force, and more recently providing mental health counseling to people with a wide range of issues including substance abuse and eating disorders. Hillary also serves on the State Council For Child Abuse and Neglect by appointment of the Governor. In her spare time, Hillary enjoys spending time with her children, family, and friends. She is also an avid runner who has completed several marathons.
Francis Iacobucci, LMSW – Intake Specialist, Outpatient Telehealth Therapist for Maryland Clients
Prior to joining the ranks of licensed social workers, Francis worked in the United States Department of the Interior and the United States Department of Energy as a political appointee in the Office of the Secretary. Upon departing Washington, D.C. in 2016, Francis — a Philadelphia native — enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice where he received a Masters in Social Work focusing on working with individuals diagnosed with a range of mental illnesses, including substance use disorders, eating disorders, mood disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. He continues his clinical work as a psychotherapist focusing on treating and advocating for individuals struggling with disordered eating and body image, eating and feeding disorders, and associated mental health challenges. Francis enjoys traveling, being with his family, and all things Philadelphia sports-related.
Diamond Keyes – Mental Health Technician, Frederick Location
Diamond graduated from Ferrum College with a Bachelors in Psychology and is currently pursuing a Masters of Counseling Psychology at Bowie State University. Her hobbies include nature walks, cooking, and dancing. Diamond loves to be near the ocean and one day hopes to build a house on the water in Costa Rica. She is also a dog mom.
Marianne Kirchgessner, LCSW-C – Primary Therapist, Frederick Location
Marianne earned her Bachelor’s in Social Work from University of Maryland Baltimore County, and went on to complete her Master’s in Social Work at New York University. Throughout her education and training, Marianne worked with students in elementary and high school settings providing therapy services to address a wide range of issues, with a focus on trauma-informed care. Prior to joining The Body Image Therapy Center, Marianne worked in a hospital setting providing eating disorder treatment to individuals in the inpatient and partial hospitalization levels of care. When not working, Marianne can be found spending time with family and friends, going to concerts, and playing with her dog, Violet.
Emily Koogle – Mental Health Technician, Frederick Location
Emily was born and raised in Frederick, Maryland. She graduated with an Associate’s Degree from Frederick Community College and continued on to receive her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hood College. She worked in retail and human services for over six years before finding a place at TBITC. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants in the Frederick-area, and finding new books. Her favorite hobby is playing fetch with her two Shetland Sheepdogs, Penny Lane and Eleanor Rigby.
Chris Metz, LCPC – Clinical Program Manager, Primary Therapist, Frederick Location
Christopher Metz is a licensed therapist that received his Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University and his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to joining the team at The Body Image Therapy Center, Christopher provided individual, group, and family therapies at the inpatient, partial-hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels of care at other eating disorder programs in Maryland. When not at The Body Image Therapy Center, Christopher is likely performing, writing, and recording music with his band, spending time in nature, or rock climbing.
Kathie Rogers – Mental Health Technician, Frederick Location
Katherine received her Master of Arts in Psychology from Catholic University and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Susquehanna University. Her work throughout school has centered on encouraging mindfulness and resilience in children, as well as focusing on gender inclusive and holistic approaches to mental health. When not working, Katherine can most likely be found performing onstage or helping backstage for community theater, and teaching dance in Rockville.
Megan Rubino, LGSW – Primary Therapist, Columbia Location
Megan graduated from Salisbury University with a BSW, and then from the University of Southern California with MSW. She has worked with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings including addictions, detention, and healthcare as a case manager and social worker. She developed a passion for overall holistic wellness, a core part of her approach with all clients. When not working, she enjoys spending quality time with family, friends, her boxer named Roxy, as well as cycling, drinking lavender lattes, and traveling as much as possible.
Kelsie Weaver – Mental Health Technician, Frederick Location
Kelsie received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration from Shepherd University in West Virginia. She is currently working on her Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Messiah University in Pennsylvania. Prior to joining TBITC, Kelsie worked as an outpatient therapist with a focus on substance use disorders in individual, group, family, and juvenile probation settings. She finds great passion in empowering, motivating, and assisting others in unlocking their highest potential for self-love and acceptance through holistic treatment approaches. In her free time, Kelsie enjoys all activities related to the outdoors, playing and coaching softball, and attending live concerts.
Lexi Windsor – Mental Health Technician, Frederick Location
A Frederick-native, Lexi received her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience with a minor in Psychology from Lebanon Valley College. She is currently working towards her Master of Counseling at Loyola University of Maryland. Lexi has experience leading groups and holding office hours for students on campus as well as individuals struggling with substance abuse. When she’s not working or attending classes, Lexi enjoys spending time outdoors, dancing, and attending live music shows.
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