meet our team
Ann Aspnes, PhD, ABPP
Dr. Ann Aspnes completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Duke University in 2008. Before bringing her practice to the community, she worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs for over 10 years as a therapist, national Therapy Consultant/Trainer, and Subject Matter Expert in Evidence-Based Psychotherapies. In her final years with the VA, she served as the Program Coordinator and Lead Trainer of the Problem-Solving Training Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Dissemination Initiative.
She is an expert in Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies, certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology. She happily considers herself a brain nerd who has trained hundreds of other VA therapists and counselors across the country. She lives with her family in Howard County and thrives with her own mindfulness practice, a steady flow of coffee, and copious cat snuggles.
Tiffany Bruder, PhD
Dr. Tiffany Bruder completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Hofstra University in 2018. She has also completed advanced training in evidence-based approaches for the treatment of trauma-related disorders and emotion dysregulation within the Department of Veteran Affairs. She brings to the practice expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapies for a wide variety of anxiety disorders as well as a team certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Dr. Bruder values a collaborative approach to therapy and believes there are always two experts in her therapy room – herself as the treatment expert, and the client as the expert of their own lives. She prides herself in clever metaphors, believing laughter is an important form of medicine, and using every possible opportunity to hear about client’s pets. Dr. Bruder is more than happy to tell you about her cat named McGonagall and her dog named Padfoot.
Leah Taylor, PsyD
Dr. Leah Taylor completed her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University. She has had advanced training in evidence-based treatment for trauma-related disorders, anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders through the Department of Veterans Affairs. She also currently serves as Adjunct Faculty in the Professional Counseling program at Loyola University of Maryland. Dr. Taylor’s passion is making Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies personal to each individual’s experience, considering many different aspects of a person’s culture and identity. She has expertise in Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, CBT for Depression and Anxiety, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Dr. Taylor will tell you that she values the opportunity to learn from her clients to help build a collaborative approach. Treatment works best when it is a team effort. She also has a special interest and expertise in working with individuals who identify as sexual and gender minorities. Dr. Taylor is Baltimore native who enjoys trying new food in the city, taking her dog Brody on hikes, and playing team sports.