James Roembke, Psy.D. – Senior Partner
Jim is a licensed psychologist. He is a long-term resident of the greater Washington area and over the last decade and a half, he and his family have made the Frederick community their home. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Biola University at the Rosemead School of Psychology. Jim believes that his life work is to walk with people through the losses and challenges of their lives. He primarily works with adults, both couples and individuals, who are seeking to effect significant, life-changing growth. With his extensive course work in theology, his clinical passion is melding these disciplines in an integrated approach to growth and healing. This enables those he works with to bring the richness and strength of their faith to impact their healing. He also enjoys life and career coaching and related assessments to help people align themselves with their life work. (Read more about Jim)
Margie Brubaker, M.A., L.C.P.C. – Associate Partner
Margie is a licensed clinical professional counselor with undergraduate degrees in Bible and social work and a master’s degree in counseling from Rider University. She brings experience, compassion, and clarity to the lives of her clients, many of whom are women facing overwhelming demands and needing guidance in adjustment to change. Empowering people who face depression, anxiety, abuse, trauma, and poor self-understanding are her particular concerns. Along with integrating a personal faith component as clients may desire, Margie’s life calling and passion is to assist individuals, couples, and families in relational growth and meaningful life pursuits. As well, she conducts group therapy here at Vital Sources. (Read more about Margie)
Mary-Eileen Hahn, M.S., L.C.P.C. – Associate Partner
Mary-Eileen is a licensed clinical professional counselor who works with individuals and couples across the life span. She received her clinical education at Loyola College in Maryland. Your history and life story is unique. Mary-Eileen invests time in getting to know yours in order to help you make sense of your present, while collaborating with you on the way forward into your future. Mary-Eileen integrates a Christian-based spiritual compassion with sound clinical psychology to inform her work. She values emotional understanding and trust, creating a safe place for therapy. M.E. welcomes individuals (men and women) struggling with life transition issues, anxiety and depression, grief work, emotion regulation, work/life satisfaction issues and relational concerns. (Read more about Mary-Eileen)
Pamela J. Richardson, M.S., L.G.P.C.
Pam is a licensed graduate professional counselor and a psychology associate. She received her master’s degree in pastoral counseling from Loyola University of Maryland. The integration of strong clinical skills in psychology along with the understanding of each person’s spiritual dimension gives rise to Pam’s holistic and integrative approach to counseling. At the heart of Pam’s work is her desire to walk side-by-side with those who are in hurting places, assisting them in gaining insight and finding new direction through the healing process. Pam serves individuals, couples, families, and children who are seeking to work through transitions, loss, challenges, and relationship issues. She welcomes those who need support, who have a need to be heard, and who are longing to make changes to improve their quality of life. Building on the strengths of the family, couple, or individual creates a new balance of joy, meaning, and purpose, even amidst suffering. (Read More about Pam)
Aaron Heaton, Psy.D. – Licensed Psychologist
Aaron is a licensed psychologist. He graduated with degrees in both Psychology and Biblical Literature from Azusa Pacific University, earned advanced degrees in psychology and clinical psychology from Marymount University and the American School of Professional Psychology, and has pursued advanced training in applied behavioral analysis, a modality well-suited to the treatment of children and adolescents. For over fifteen years, he has worked to develop a broad range of competence across the spectrum of clients and client concerns, strongly believes in a collaborative approach to treatment, and tends to rely on effective research-based methods of change. Though practiced in the use of cognitive-behavioral and behavioral technologies, which show great promise in the treatment of disorders of anxiety and depressed mood, he also believes the relationship itself to be an essential ingredient to and catalyst for change. He has demonstrated successes with and warmly welcomes couples, families, blended families, single parents, and individuals across the lifespan. (Read more about Aaron)
Bethany Nagel, M.S., L.G.P.C.
Bethany is a psychology associate with an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in counseling from Loyola University. Bethany focuses her counseling on individuals and couples struggling with depression and anxiety including postpartum, grief work, loss, and relational dynamics. She has a particular passion for healthy marriages where spouses feel valued, heard, understood and known by each other in their marriages. In her practice, Bethany combines clinical insight with Christian compassion, leading towards a more integrated spiritual, personal, and relational life. As a pastor’s wife, Bethany has had the opportunity to walk alongside many people in their spiritual journeys. She is currently raising young children and is pursuing an international adoption of a child with special needs. (Read more about Bethany)
Michael Wagner, Psy.D. – Licensed Psychologist
Michael is a licensed psychologist. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, where his research and doctoral dissertation focused on facilitating adaptive identity formation. He is particularly interested in working with individuals of all ages experiencing difficulties related to life transitions including: attending school, changing homes, employment opportunities, developing or maintaining interpersonal relationships, raising children, establishing group identities and aging. Psychological symptoms commonly treated within this context are anxiety, anger, depression, trauma reactions, relational problems and addictions. He believes that the most efficient treatment requires accurately matching specific interventions to each person’s unique concerns and goals. (Read more about Michael)
Margaret Laracy, Psy.D. – Licensed Psychologist
Margaret is a licensed psychologist with an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and a doctorate in clinical psychology from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences (IPS). She works with a broad range of clients and she recognizes that while our common humanity allows us to walk together, each person is unique and unrepeatable. Thus, she believes that treatment interventions must be carefully matched to each individual, couple or family. Working from an interpersonal paradigm, she focuses on developing a strong and collaborative relationship. She is interested in psychological trauma and the ways in which traumatic events across the life span affect one’s sense of self, relationships, and the world. Difficulties that she commonly treats include depression, anxiety, and relational concerns. Margaret generally works with adults and adolescents in psychotherapy, and provides psychological assessment to both children and adults. In all of her clinical work, she takes a strengths-based approach, identifying and drawing on the goodness and gifts already present in clients. (Read more about Margaret)
Joe Tatro, M.Div., M.S., Psy.D Candidate – Intern 2013-2014
Fr. Joe received his undergraduate degree from Benedictine College in Atchison, KS, his Masters of Divinity from Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD and his M.S. from The Institute for the Psychological Sciences (IPS) in Arlington, VA. He is currently a doctoral student at the IPS. Fr. Joe has been a Catholic priest of the diocese of Wichita since 2000 and has served as an Associate Pastor, Pastor, Associate Vocations Director, Diocesan Master of Ceremonies, and University Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry. Fr. Joe is interested in developing strong therapeutic relationships to enhance his work in psychological assessment, couple and family work, and individual work with adults and adolescents. (Read more about Fr. Joe)
Jill Bohacik, M.S., Psy.D Candidate – Intern 2013-2014
Jill is qualified with a Master’s degree in clinical psychology, and is currently working toward her doctorate at The Institute for the Psychological Sciences (IPS) in Arlington, VA. Clinical experience to date includes emergency shelter for adolescents (Girls and Boys Town) and outpatient facility for those with addictions and mental illness. Jill’s approach to therapy is integrative. She seeks to care for the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – through her methods of treatment. Jill sees individual adults and adolescents, as well as couples. Among the struggles she has assisted people with are depression, anxiety, addictions, self-esteem, relationship issues, and grief; she also provides psychological evaluations for children and adults. (Read more about Jill)
Holly Thompson – Business Manager | Associate Partner
Holly is our business manager providing oversight to the overall functioning of the innerworkings of Vital Sources. You may or may not have the need to talk with Holly. She expertly handles the intricacies of insurance billing and patient account management. She is thorough, detailed and experienced in this area of service. If you have questions regarding your account or insurance, she’s the one who can lead you through the maze of third party reimbursement (insurance!). We often kid her that she teaches the insurance companies about their own policies, which, as you can guess, requires sensitivity, patience and diplomacy. She is a long-time Frederick county resident, mother of three adult men and one daughter-in-law and is wife to one very contented husband.
Barbara Scott – Office Manager
Barb is our office manager and intake coordinator. She keeps the office functional and organized and most importantly, she professionally handles your initial calls of inquiry. She will lead you through the process leading to your first appointment with a therapist here at Vital Sources. You will experience her as kind, calm and exceptionally helpful as you navigate your way through these most important decisions. She is a Frederick County resident, a mother of two adult children and is happily married to Tom.