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Meet the Team

 
Kate Tedeschi

Kate Tedeschi
MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Founder & Clinical Director

Kate is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Registered, Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC). She received her M.A. in Art Therapy from The George Washington University. Her specialties include chronic medical illness, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions and relationship challenges. Kate is also a mother and understands the unique challenges of raising a family and parenthood. She specializes in supporting women (and their partners) through experiences around motherhood, including pregnancy, postpartum, grief and loss.

Prior to founding Sage House Therapy, Kate spent several years providing care to pediatric hematology-oncology patients and their families at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington DC and New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell in New York City. She understands deeply the experience of living with chronic life-threatening illness and the impact it has on individuals and families. Kate has presented at numerous local and national conferences on her work with adults and children. Throughout her professional career, she has served on numerous boards including as the President of the Washington DC Art Therapy Association (PATA). Kate's holistic approach combines art, play, sand tray, Internal Family Systems (IFS) and mindfulness with counseling. Clients describe Kate’s approach to therapy as genuine and warm while providing opportunities for reflection and growth.
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Interview with a queer affirming therapist

Lauren Campbell
MA, ATR-BC, LPC

Lauren is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Registered, Board Certified Art Therapist (ART-BC). She is currently offering tele-health therapy sessions and is considered an Out of Network provider by most insurance companies, including Tricare. She has extensive experience working with adolescents and young adults, utilizing evidence-based approaches in her work, including art therapy, sand tray therapy and CBT. Her expertise includes working with individuals with depression, anxiety and those experiencing difficult life transitions.

She has specialized experience and training in supporting LGBTQ+ individuals, specifically transgender clients or those questioning their gender identity. She also provide perinatal and post-natal support. Additionally, Lauren provides therapy to clients experiencing impulse control, anger management, recent losses or trauma and PTSD. Lauren brings a creative and nurturing atmosphere to each therapy sessions and has a way of helping each client craft their own unique therapeutic experience that will best fit their needs and personality. Clients have described Lauren as authentic, welcoming and creative. Lauren has presented at national conferences about her therapeutic work.
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Kelley Kuchinov
MA, ATR-BC

Kelley is a Registered, Board Certified Art Therapist (ART-BC) who specializes in adults, children, and adolescents. She currently offers therapy sessions in-person as well as online via tele-health. Kelley earned her M.A. in Art Therapy from Drexel University in Philadelphia and has worked for 15 years in behavioral and mental health, providing care to adults and children of all ages. Throughout her art therapy career, she has acquired training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Psychodrama and has presented at National Conferences on topics of Art Therapy and Mindfulness.

She is passionate about women’s issues and and specializes in Prenatal/Perinatal/Postnatal Anxiety and Depression, Traumatic Labor Experiences, Infertility, and Miscarriage/Infant Loss. Clients describe Kelley as warm, creative, and loyal. Kelley offers tele-health and limited in- person therapy appointments at this time.
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Alanna Betts, MA, LPC, ATR-BC

Alanna Betts
MA, LPC, ATR

Alanna is Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Registered Art Therapist (ART) who enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Alanna currently offers therapy sessions in-person as well as online via tele-health. She earned her M.A in Art Therapy and Mental Health Counseling from The George Washington University. Alanna's areas of specialization and professional focus include eating disorders, body image struggles, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, grief and loss, adjustment disorders, LGBTQ+, life transitions, and family therapy.

She uses a person-centered, trauma informed, and somatically integrative approach to art therapy and counseling. She also incorporates the use of metaphor, psychodynamic theories, play, and mind-body connection to deepen the work. Alanna brings a warmth and flexibility into therapy that allows plenty of space for connection and self- expression. Alanna believes in allowing space in therapy to collaborate with other treatment providers, loved ones, and parents to ensure her clients have the support, structure, and understanding they need to sustain the work done in therapy. Alanna's clinical experience includes providing care in inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and outpatient settings in the treatment of trauma, eating disorders, and other psychiatric concerns. This experience brings a grounded sense to Alanna’s work. She is an In-Network provider for Anthem BCBS and an Out of Network provider with other insurance companies.
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Emily Liberto, MA

Emily Liberto
MA

Emily earned her MA in Art Therapy with an emphasis in Counseling from Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College. She also holds an MA in art education from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BA from the University of Virginia in Studio Art and Art History. Emily taught art for nine years in Baltimore City and in Arlington County before pursuing a career in art therapy. Through her time working with students ages 2-19 from all backgrounds and ability levels, Emily's interest shifted from education to the need for additional mental health services to help children and adolescents struggling with a variety of issues.

She found art therapy offers a unique approach to therapy through the use of art media to encourage expression. As a result, Emily believes art therapy can be a catalyst for emotional healing for people of all ages. She also has experience working with children, teens and families through Project Create in Silver Spring MD, and with pediatric oncology patients at Johns Hopkins Children's Center University in Baltimore, MD. Emily's specialties include life transitions, anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief and loss, trauma and autism spectrum disorders. Emily currently offers therapy in- person as well as online via tele-health. She currently offers reduced rates on a sliding scale for qualifying clients.
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Mary
MA, ATR-P, Resident in Counseling

Mary is currently a Resident in Counseling, working towards her license in professional counseling (LPC) and a Registered Provisional Art Therapist (ATR-P). She earned her M.A. in Art Therapy from The George Washington University and has previous experience working in acute mental health settings with adolescents, children, and families.

Mary uses an integrative approach in therapy, and draws from art therapy, psychodynamic theories, CBT, and DBT to provide therapy which combines self-exploration, empowerment, and skill building. Her goal is to support individuals and families in gaining a deeper awareness, resilience, and emotional regulation skills to aid in navigating life’s challenges. Mary’s specialties include life transitions, anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviors, trauma, and PTSD.
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Jessica Hutcherson
Administrative Assistant & Office Manager

Jessica Hutcherson is a seasoned Administrative Assistant with over 16 years in the field. She has extensive experience with all administrative tasks, including scheduling and correspondence in the medical field. Jessica graduated from ACT allied college as a certified Medical Assistant and is now pursing a BA in Medical Office Management.

In her own time, Jessica is a mom of two kids who keep her busy with basketball and dance on the weekends! She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
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Our Values

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Advocacy

We care deeply about the needs of our community and strive to advocate for those needs through our services, resources, and partnerships.

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Authenticity

We’re not perfect. And neither are you. And that’s okay. We celebrate what your version of wellbeing looks like instead of fitting you into a predetermined box.

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Joy

Therapy doesn’t always have to be heavy and serious. It can be light and playful and funny, and we take pride in cultivating an atmosphere of joy amidst transformative healing.