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Counseling Services

Couples & Family
Relationship Issues
Grief and Loss
Anxiety and Fears
Personal Growth
Parenting Support
Stress Management
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Clinical Staff

Owen Gardner, MPH

As Director of MCCS, Mr. Gardner is responsible for review and modification of the policies and procedures of the center.  He has over 10 years experiences as an administrator for various healthcare facilities across the State of Maryland.

LaVonne A. Browne, Ph.D. 
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. LaVonne A. Browne is an experienced Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Virginia and Maryland.  With over 16 years of experience as a therapist and clinical supervisor, she has worked in an array of settings including university counseling centers, community agencies, and private practice settings. 

In her work, Dr. Browne utilizes a variety of approaches and focuses on interpersonal, relational, and cognitive-behavioral interventions. It is her goal to provide clients with support and practical feedback as they face their life’s challenges. With compassion and understanding, she works with each client to help identify their growth areas and build on their strengths as they reach their personal goals.

Heather Norden, Psy.D
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Director of Clinical Training

Dr. Norden is an experienced Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Maryland and Virginia.  As Director of Training, she is responsible for program development and implementation, and clinical training and supervision. Additionally, she provides direct clinical services such as individual, couples, and family therapy.


Jennene Daniels, MSW LCSW-C
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Ms. Daniels received her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Chicago in 1976 and has 27 years of clinical experience as a psychotherapist.  She is licensed in Maryland and Massachusetts.  Maryland's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene honored Ms. Daniels in 1993 for distinguished mental health services to the community.  She began working at The Pinnacle Center in 1996 where she provides individual, group, and family therapist to children and adults of the surrounding community.


Although experienced in treating a variety of disorders, Ms. Daniels' special interests are in the field of couples' therapy and the effects of trauma on mental health.  Her theoretical orientation is primarily psychodynamic in nature; however, she also uses cognitive behavioral techniques as well.

Ms. Daniels enjoys a blend of the arts and nature and she tries to maintain a good balance between work and her friends and family.


Colin M. Browne, PhD, LCPC                                                                                                                                                    Counselor

Dr. Browne specializes in the assessment and treatment of adolescents and adults with challenges associated with emotional regulation and a wide range of personal, social, and developmental issues. He practices psychotherapy using an integrative theoretical framework that combines elements of interpersonal process psychotherapy with cognitive behavioral therapy.