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Our Mission

Core Wellness was founded in 2018 with the mission of providing holistic, evidence based support, therapy and training. We are staffed by dedicated, highly trained and professional therapists whose skills, compassion, commitment and effectiveness are readily apparent to all those who interact with them.

Our Vision

To create a community of healthy and engaged members working to enhance their lives, bonds and personal and professional satisfaction, one person at a time.

Our Values

Core Wellness strives to treat each person with compassion and respect. We believe in maintaining the highest quality professional services catered to each person’s individual needs with a focus on respect, understanding and measurable outcomes. We celebrate multicultural awareness and value each individual’s contribution to society. We believe in giving back to the community. We donate 10% of all company revenue to support local and national causes which promote social justice, fight poverty, enhance education and lend support to those in need. From the moment you contact us you will see how our caring and respectful staff handles your questions with sensitivity, confidentiality and professionalism.

Approved Sponsor
Maryland

Core Wellness LLC is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs (for LMSW, LCSW, LCSW-Cs) and maintains full responsibility for all programs. The trainings qualify for Category 1 continuing education units (whether taken in person or via live interactive webinar). Our credits are also accepted by the Board of Professional Counselors of Maryland (LGPC, LCPC and MFTs) and Board of Psychologists of Maryland.

New York

Core Wellness, LLC is also recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0569. We are approved for all deliveries: Live in-person, live online and self-study.

Other States

For other states, please visit corewellceu.com/CE and contact your board. Let us know if we can help!

Our Values

Our Professional Staff

Dr. Michael Freedman
Dr. Michael Freedman
MSW, PHD, LCSW-C
MINDFULNESS GURU
Founder & Clinical Director

Dr. Michael Freedman is a licensed clinical social worker and supervisor with 40 years of experience. He earned Bachelors and Masters degrees in Edu... Show More

Dr. Joseph Tropper
Dr. Joseph Tropper
PsyD, MS, LCPC
Senior Presenter
CE Director & Clinical Supervisor

Joseph Tropper, PsyD, MS, LCPC holds a Doctorate in Psychology, a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and is a highly sought-after trau... Show More

Dr. Sue Futeral
Dr. Sue Futeral
PhD, LCSW-C, C-EAT
Expressive Arts & Education Expert
Program Supervisor

Dr. Sue Futeral, PhD, LCSW-C, C-EAT, is a two-time graduate of the University of Maryland, School of Social work, earning both her Masters and PhD deg... Show More

Liana Lowenstein
Liana Lowenstein
MSW, RSW, CPT-S
Celebrated Play Therapist
Certified TF-CBT Therapist

Liana Lowenstein is a Registered Clinical Social Worker, Certified Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified TF-CBT Therapist who has been working with... Show More

Connie Meyerowitz
Connie Meyerowitz
MSW, LCSW-C
INSPIRING LISTENER & PRESENTER
ACT & Trauma-Informed Practitioner

Connie Meyerowitz, MSW, LCSW-C is a licensed clinical social worker who integrates a strengths-based and client-centered perspective throughout her wo... Show More

Nina Kaweblum
Nina Kaweblum
MA, MEd, LCSW, DBT-LBC
DBT-Linehan Certified
DBT Expert Trainer

Nina Kaweblum, MA, MEd., LCSW, DBT-LBC is a DBT-Linehan Certified Clinician who maintains a private practice for adults, adolescents and (ex... Show More

Shai Meyerowitz
Shai Meyerowitz
MSW, LMSW
CHILD & ADOLESCENT EXPERT
Clinical Therapist

Shai Meyerowitz, MSW, LMSW is a Licensed Social Worker at the Master’s level. He attended Long Island University and majored in child and family... Show More

Dr. Ronnie Solan
Dr. Ronnie Solan
PhD
PSYCHODYNAMIC EXPERT
Clinical Psychologist & Psychoanalyst

Dr. Ronnie Solan, PhD, was a senior training Psychoanalyst, was educated in Switzerland by the foremost psychologists and psychoanalysts, including Pr... Show More

Tiffani Dilworth
Tiffani Dilworth
MA, LCPC
Grief Specialist
Clinical Therapist

Tiffani Dilworth, MA, LCPC is a successful psychotherapist, author, and sought -after speaker who addresses topics related to grief, PTSD, and se... Show More

Ina Schwob
Ina Schwob
MSW, LCSW-C
SENSITIVE GROWTH
CLINICAL THERAPIST

Ina Schwob, MSW, LCSW-C is a licensed clinical social worker who graduated with a masters of social work from Wurtzweiler School of Social Work at Yes... Show More

Lori (Leah Malka) Pasch
Lori (Leah Malka) Pasch
LCSW-C
CHILD EXPERT
THERAPIST & CHILD EXPERT

Lori (Leah Malka) Pasch, MSW, LCSW-C, is a licensed clinical social worker who graduated from Florida State University and University of Maryland Scho... Show More

Dr. Tara Deliberto
Dr. Tara Deliberto
PhD, Licensed Psychologist
Eating Disorder Expert
Past Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medicine

Tara Deliberto, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and author of the treatment manual, Treating Eating Disorders in Adolescents, published by New Harbi... Show More

Jacqueline Stilling
Jacqueline Stilling
MS, LCPC
Addiction Specialist
Clinical Therapist & Presenter

Jacqueline Stilling is a licensed clinical professional counselor with a private practice in Towson, Maryland.  Jacqueline works as a family ther... Show More

Dr. Jonice Webb
Dr. Jonice Webb
PhD
CEN Treatment Expert
Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Jonice Webb, PhD. is a licensed psychologist, speaker, blogger, and the author of two best-selling books, Running On Empty: Overcome Your Childhoo... Show More

Kadesha Adelakun
Kadesha Adelakun
MSW, LCSW, RPT-S
Multicultural Expert
Play Therapist Trainer

Kadesha Adelakun is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor with experience of entrepreneurship, workshop and train... Show More

Beth (Batsheva) Hartstein
Beth (Batsheva) Hartstein
MSW, LCSW-C, RPT-S
Play Therapy Expert
Clinical Therapist & Presenter

Beth (Batsheva) Hartstein, MSW, LCSW-C, RPT-S is a licensed clinical social worker and Certified Play Therapist and Supervisor who graduated from Univ... Show More

Raffi Bilek
Raffi Bilek
MSW, LCSW-C
Couples Expert
Relationships Matter

Raffi Bilek specializes in couples counseling. He has successfully helped couples facing infidelity and other complex relationship challenges to recla... Show More

Avi Landa
Avi Landa
MS, LCPC
Adolescent Sexuality Expert
Clinical Therapist & Teen Guide

Avi Landa, MS, LCPC is currently the pastoral counselor (mashgiach) at Talmudical Academy (TA) of Baltimore Middle School and High School. He obtained... Show More

Dr. Jessica Stone
Dr. Jessica Stone
PhD, RPT-S
Play Therapy Trainer
Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Jessica Stone, Ph.D., RPT-S is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, author, innovator, and speaker specializing... Show More

Dr. Lillian S. Gibson
Dr. Lillian S. Gibson
MS, PhD
Mood Make-Over Expert
Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Lillian Gibson, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist often referred to as a “mood make-over” expert. She is a highly recommended c... Show More

Sabra Starnes
Sabra Starnes
MSW, M.Ed, LICSW, LCSW, LCSW-C, RPT-S
Adoption Expert
Child & Adoption Advocate, Presenter

Sabra and her twin were adopted as infants in a closed adoption. Growing up in a transracial family in the Midwest had many joys and challenges. Sabra... Show More

Hedy Schleifer
Hedy Schleifer
MA, Imago Expert
MASTER RELATIONSHIP BUILDER
Encounter-Centered Therapy Originator

Psychotherapist Hedy Schleifer is an internationally renowned relationship builder and motivational speaker who guides, counsels and teaches couples, ... Show More

Dr. Rachel Altvater
Dr. Rachel Altvater
PsyD, RPT-S
Play Therapy Trainer
Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Rachel Altvater is a Licensed Psychologist in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, Registered Play Therapist–Supervisor, and Certified ... Show More

Jennifer L. FitzPatrick
Jennifer L. FitzPatrick
MSW, LCSW-C, CSP
Elder Care Expert
Author, Intructor, Media Contributor

Jennifer L. FitzPatrick, MSW, LCSW-C, CSP is the author of Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing The Stress of Caring For Your Loved One, the founder ... Show More

Sheri Van Dijk
Sheri Van Dijk
MSW, RSW
DBT Expert
Noted Author & Presenter

Sheri is a Social Worker, who has been providing DBT-informed therapy since 2004. She has authored several books that focus on helping readers learn D... Show More

Dr. Eli Shapiro
Dr. Eli Shapiro
Ed.D, MSW, LCSW
International Digital Expert
Educational/Digital Consultant

Dr. Eli Shapiro is a licensed clinical social worker with a doctorate in education and specialist certificate in Jewish educational leadership. He is ... Show More

Christina M. Scott
Christina M. Scott
MEd, LPCC-S, RPT, NCC
Creative Crisis Specialist
Client Support Expert

Christina Scott is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Registered Play Therapist living in Ohio. She provides teletherapy services to clien... Show More

Elizabeth Faas Hughes
Elizabeth Faas Hughes
CRNP, PMH-BC, RN, BFA
Compassionate Psychiatric Advocate
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Elizabeth Faas Hughes is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, who has been caring for children and adults for over 15 years... Show More

Lisa Dion
Lisa Dion
LPC, RPT-S
Synergetic Play Therapy © Creator
International Trainer, Author, Child & Family Expert

Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S, is an international teacher, creator of Synergetic Play Therapy, founder and President of the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute... Show More

Juliet Fortino
Juliet Fortino
MS, LPC, RPT-S
Trauma & Abuse Expert
Child Attachment Play Therapist

Juliet Fortino, MC, LPC, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor works with Children and Families involved with CPS and the various child mental health a... Show More

Dr. Neil Weissman
Dr. Neil Weissman
PsyD
Motivational Interview Expert
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Neil Weissman, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist, a VA national consultant for Motivational Interviewing (MI), and a certified supervisor... Show More

Pamela Krause
Pamela Krause
MSW, LCSW
IFS Child & Adult Expert
Senior Lead IFS Trainer

Pamela Krause, LCSW, a Senior Lead Trainer of the Internal Family Systems model of therapy, is renowned for her engaging and creative presentations, a... Show More

Lynn Louise Wonders
Lynn Louise Wonders
LPC, RPT-S, CPCS
Child & Family Resource
Noted Play Therapist/Trainer

Lynn Louise Wonders is a licensed professional counselor and certified professional counselor supervisor in the state of Georgia and a registered... Show More

Eileen Prendiville
Eileen Prendiville
MIAPTP, MIAHIP, RNMH
Ireland
Therapist, Trainer & Author

Eileen Prendiville is the Director of Academic Affairs at the Children’s Therapy Centre (CTC) in Westmeath, Ireland. She founded this centre and... Show More

Tammi Van Hollander
Tammi Van Hollander
MSW, LCSW, RPT-S
USA
International Speaker & Play Advocate

Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S, is a licensed clinical social worker, registered play therapist supervisor and owner of Main Line Play Therapy in Br... Show More

Ann Meehan
Ann Meehan
MS, LPCC, RPT-S
Child & Family Trauma Expert
Play Therapy Supervisor & EMDR Consultant

Ann Meehan is a mental health therapist who specializes in helping young people and their families heal, grow and move forward from life’s most ... Show More

Susan Stutzman
Susan Stutzman
LCPC, RPT-S
Certified Synergetic Play Therapist™
Certified Theraplay® & Transforming Touch ® Practitioner

Susan Stutzman is a licensed clinical professional counselor, a registered play therapist-supervisor, an early childhood development educator, and the... Show More

Sueann Kenney-Noziska
Sueann Kenney-Noziska
MSW, LCSW, RPT-S
USA
Trauma Play Therapist

Sueann Kenney-Noziska, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S, specializes in using play therapy in clinical practice with abused & traumatized children and adolescents... Show More

Simon Kerr-Edwards
Simon Kerr-Edwards
MA, Play Therapist
UK
Trauma & Attachment Expert

Simon Kerr-Edwards MA is an independent play therapist and clinical supervisor in the UK, working with children and families for over 30 years. He pre... Show More

Akiko J. Ohnogi
Akiko J. Ohnogi
PsyD
Japan
Multiculture & Trauma Expert

Dr. Ohnogi utilizes play therapy with all clients, including very young children, adolescents and adults, and specializes in treatment of children, tr... Show More

Lucé Pretorius
Lucé Pretorius
BSW, MSW
South Africa
Author, Psychotherapist & Trainer

Lucé Pretorius is a registered Social Worker who has been rendering therapeutic and assessment services to children and their families in South... Show More

Rinda Blom
Rinda Blom
PhD
South Africa
Author and Presenter

Dr Rinda Blom, is director of the Red Shoe Play Therapy Training Centre in Bloemfontein, South-Africa and a registered social worker. She has 24 years... Show More

Dr. Camilo Ortiz
Dr. Camilo Ortiz
Clinical Psychologist
Encopresis Expert
Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Camilo Ortiz is Co-director of Clinical Training and Associate Professor of psychology at Long Island University.  He specializes in eliminat... Show More

Scott Riviere
Scott Riviere
MS, LPC, RPT-S
USA
Therapist, Lecturer & Innovator

Scott Riviere, MS, LPC, RPT-S, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Director of K.I.D.Z., Inc. During his 25+ years of practice, he has worked in ... Show More

Dr. Robert Jason Grant
Dr. Robert Jason Grant
EdD, LPC, NCC, RPT-S
Innovator, Trainer & Author
Registered Play Therapist Supervisor

Dr. Robert Jason Grant is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor and the creator of AutPlay Therapy – an integrative family play therapy approac... Show More

Jamie Lynn Langley
Jamie Lynn Langley
MSW, LCSW, RPT-S
Child & Family Therapist
Play Therapist Supervisor

Jamie Lynn Langley, LCSW, RPT-S is a child and family therapist in Smyrna, TN. She currently serves as the president of the Tennessee Association for ... Show More

Jackie Flynn
Jackie Flynn
EdS, LMHC-S, RPT
Play Therapist, Consultant & Trainer
EMDRIA Approved Consultant

Jackie Flynn, EdS, LMHC-S, RPT is a Licensed Psychotherapist, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, and a Registered Play Therapist who works with child therapi... Show More

Elisa Gambill
Elisa Gambill
M.Ed., LPC
Meme Queen
Crisis Specialist

Elisa Gambill is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Ohio and is currently a doctoral student at Lindsey Wilson College. She is an author, adjunct pr... Show More

Canace Yee
Canace Yee
M.A. (Psych.), RPT (APPTA)
Hong Kong
Child Emotion & Social Expert

Canace is the author of “Play with your Child”. She won the Excellence Award of Therapeutic Games for ADHD 2017 awarded by the Associ... Show More

Dr Sue Jennings
Dr Sue Jennings
Professor of Play
UK
Innovator, Writer & Speaker

Dr Sue is the creator of Neuro-Dramatic-Play, and the Embodiment-Projection-Role paradigm. She was the pioneer of Dramatherapy in the UK, Greece and R... Show More

Jacki Short
Jacki Short
M.Ed, B.Sc Psych (Hons), FCCOUNP, MAPS
Australia
Registered Counselling Psychologist, Supervisor & RPT-S (APPTA)

Jacki Short is a Registered Counselling Psychologist and Supervisor, and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor in Sydney, Australia. She has been couns... Show More

Dr. Shlomo Ariel
Dr. Shlomo Ariel
MA, PhD
Israel
Supervisor & Family Therapist

Dr. Shlomo Ariel (MA, Clinical Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Ph.D, Linguistics, London University) is a senior clinical psychologist and family&nbs... Show More

Susan Perrow
Susan Perrow
M.Ed
Australia
Author, Keynote, Therapeutic Storyteller

Susan is an Australian author who works with story medicine. She writes, collects and documents stories that offer a therapeutic journey &ndash... Show More

Dr Karen Treisman
Dr Karen Treisman
Clinical Psychologist
UK
Trainer, Organizational Consultant & Author

Dr Karen Treisman, a London based Clinical Psychologist specialises in the areas of trauma and attachment. She has many years working in the UK and ab... Show More

Sophia Ansari
Sophia Ansari
LPCC, RPT
Diversity Expert
Author, Podcast Co-host

Sophia Ansari, LPCC, RPT, is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and Registered Play Therapist. She is an author, educator, and co-founder of ... Show More

Theresa Fraser
Theresa Fraser
CYC-P, CPT-S, RP, MA, RCT
Canada
Trauma & Loss Clinical Specialist

Theresa Fraser is a Canadian Play Therapist supervisor/trainer who has been providing teleplay therapy since 2015 specializing in work with adoptive f... Show More

Edel Lawlor
Edel Lawlor
MA, Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy & Play Therapy
Ireland
Expressive Play Therapist & Trainer

Edel holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care, Master of Arts in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy, Diploma ... Show More

Josué Cardona
Josué Cardona
MS
Media Usage Expert
Author & Researcher

Josué Cardona, MS, is a mental health professional, educator, author, and researcher. He is co-founder of the Let’s Play Therapy Institut... Show More

April Duncan
April Duncan
MSW, LCSW, RPT-S
Racial Trauma Expert
Play Therapist Supervisor

April Duncan (LCSW, RPT-S) obtained her Master of Social Work from Saint Louis University (2012) and is a doctoral candidate in the DSW program at the... Show More

Dr. Janine Shelby
Dr. Janine Shelby
PhD, RPT-S
Play & Trauma Expert - USA
President, California APT Branch

Dr. Janine Shelby, PhD, is an Associate Clinical Professor at UCLA and a Forensic Expert at Park Dietz & Associates. She is the retired former Dir... Show More

Paris Goodyear-Brown
Paris Goodyear-Brown
LCSW, RPT-S
TraumaPlay™ Creator - USA
Speaker, Writer & Master Clinician

Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S, is the creator of TraumaPlay™, a flexibly sequential play therapy model for treating trauma. She is the found... Show More

Lauren Stockly
Lauren Stockly
LCSW, RPT-S, ECMHS, PPSC
Therapist, Author, Blogger
Child & Family Therapist

Lauren Stockly, LCSW, RPT-S, ECMHS, PPSC is a child and adolescent mental health therapist who specializes in using Play Therapy to treat trauma and s... Show More

Clair Mellenthin
Clair Mellenthin
MSW, LCSW, RPT-S
Child & Family Expert
Past President, Utah APT

Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S is the author of the bestselling books Attachment Centered Play Therapy; Play Therapy: Engaging & Powerful... Show More

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