Inpatient Acute Services

Waffa TraoreWaffa Traore, LPC

      • Therapist
      • Waffa has worked in the field of mental health counseling for the past 10 years, in different settings varying from the home, school, residential and short-term crisis stabilization settings. She received her Bachelor Degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice in 2009 from Shenandoah University and her Master Degree in Forensic Psychology in 2011 from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Waffa enjoys working with children, teenagers, and their families. She often utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strength based, and a Client-centered intervention in her work with children and adolescents as well as utilizes a Family System approach with families. Waffa professional interests include utilizing Play Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Mode De-activation modality in her work with at risk youths and their families.

darrenDarren Meyers

      • Milieu Supervisor
      • Darren Meyers has been working in the mental health field since 1987. He has worked in all levels of care with residents starting at Western State Hospital in Tacoma, Washington to Sheppard Pratt Hospital in Towson, MD. Darren has currently been an employee with the company since 2002 and plans on remaining here to help provide a high level of care to the families and residents we serve at North Spring’s Inpatient Acute Hospital.

ashleyAshley Logue

      • Milieu Supervisor
      • Ashley Logue has worked in the mental health field for nine years and has been employed by North Spring for over four years. Ashley graduated from Frostburg State University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Social Work. At North Spring she has worked with the older adolescent males and females, as well as the younger adolescent males. She was the Lead Mental Health Specialist on the Delta Unit and is currently the milieu supervisor at the inpatient acute hospital.

christy-nsChristy Contreras

    • Community Liaison
    • Christy Contreras received her Associates of Science in Business Administration in 2010. She then continued her education and graduated with Bachelor’s in Organizational Communication Studies from James Madison University. Christy joined the team in 2015 and is eager to utilize her communication skills to foster strong relationships that provide the quality resources that children and adolescents in the community need.

Ashlyn Gray

    • Admissions Coordinator
    • Ashlyn Gray received her Bachelor’s of Social Work Degree from Salisbury University and went on to receive her Master’s of Social Work Degree at Salisbury University. During this time, Ashlyn worked in multiple outpatient and school-based therapeutic settings where she counseled adults, children, and adolescents with a variety of mental health diagnoses. In addition, Ashlyn volunteered at a therapeutic horse riding farm for children and adults with developmental disabilities. She is very passionate about the mental health field and helping youth achieve a higher level of social, emotional, and cognitive functioning.

Brooke Peters

    • Brooke PicAdmissions Coordinator
    • Brooke received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Pittsburgh with an emphasis in psychology and a minor in biology. She went on to earn her Master of Arts Degree from the Pennsylvania State University in Applied Clinical Psychology. Brooke has been providing mental health services to children, teens, and their families for four years. This includes acute hospitalization, intensive in-home therapy services, and school-based behavioral management. Brooke’s professional interests include providing psychological assessments and the treatment of anxiety, PTSD, depression, and other mood disorders using cognitive behavioral interventions.