Founders

Jennifer Walker Gerhart, LCPC

Co-founder of Aspire Wellness Center, I have been providing psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, and adults for more than 10 years with proven success. I attended Johns Hopkins University where I earned a Master of Science degree in counseling as well as completed an advanced program of study in clinical psychology with an emphasis on anxiety disorders. I am a board-certified Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and am also an active member of the American Counseling Association. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, listening to music, taking pictures, and being with my family.

Laurel Balanda, LCSW-C

Co-founder of Aspire Wellness Center, I received a Bachelor of Science degree in the field of psychology, and a Master of Social Work degree at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. I have over 10 years of experience in the field, including discharge planning in a hospital setting, director of a psychiatric rehabilitation facility, and psychotherapy. I have also received my certifications as a board-certified Professional Christian Counselor and a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C). In my free time, I enjoy gardening, traveling, and horseback riding.

6918 Ridge Road • Rosedale, MD 21237    P: 443-442-1568    F: 443-442-1569  aspirewellness@yahoo.com