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About Us

Pasadena Center for Counseling has been providing behavioral health therapy and psychological services since 1992. We are keenly interested in having our clients enjoy movement toward health and wellness. Our focus is always centered on what is your focus and priority. Our therapists are licensed specialists trained in providing therapy for well-being and mental health. They are trained to provide individual therapy, marital therapy, family therapy, parenting, and family consultations. The practice’s specialty strongly utilizes cognitive behavioral approaches to getting and staying well.

Meet Our Team


Dr. George Andrews, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW-C

Is it a possibility that you or your child are having difficulty in life with relationships, day to day emotional challenges, or feeling a lack of connection with others. You have made the effort to start looking for a therapist, I applaud you for making it this far. Often times this step is the most difficult!

I specialize in helping children, teens, and adults in making positive changes, feel in control, and discovering meaning in their everyday lives and relationships. I find it helpful to focus on reality-based solutions to managing life’s transitions and milestones. I constantly find myself in awe of children, adolescents, and adults who display amazing courage, openness, and strength as they become more balanced and complete.

I have been helping individuals face and adjust to life’s challenges for over 25 years. Various intervention strategies are tapped including cognitive behavioral therapy, parent skills training, assisting children who are having difficulty in their school setting, anger management counseling, substance abuse therapy, person-centered and animal-assisted therapy. I welcome the opportunity to help YOU meet YOUR goals.

Dorinda Schultz, MSW, LCSW-C

I have enjoyed the opportunity working with people in this community since 1995. Getting to work with a wide range of age groups from children to adults keeps me energized in therapy to assist people to move beyond depression, anxiety, and the difficulties brought on by the stress and struggles life brings our way. Having special skills working with people and families who have experienced trauma across their lives keeps my focus on helping my clients improve their health, well being and relationships. The direction and goals of all interactions are directed by the people I am working with. Therapy inherently has a goal of movement and change at a healthy pace.

Leona Tartasky, MS, MSW, LCSW-C

Each one of us brings various life experiences into the counseling room. I am a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Social Work, but prior to entering social work I had a career as a human resources professional in manufacturing, government and school system work settings.  My passion as a therapist for children and adults reflects my belief that collaboration with clients to discover their goals and find solutions is the focal point for any helping relationship. Being a therapist is work that I take very seriously. So, when I’m away from work I try to enjoy myself as much as I can:  Exploring the Eastern Shore, hiking, reading, listening to music, spending time with family and friends...and rooting for the Ravens.

Dr. Kimberly Mills, LCPC

For the past 15 years I have provided therapeutic counseling services within inpatient, residential, governmental, and outpatient settings. In each of these experiences my greatest joy is that I have been able to work with diverse clients who all have unique needs. My ultimate goal is to help guide individuals in achieving their life goals by developing a relationship of trust, support, challenge, and encouragement, while facilitating the adoption of new skills/behaviors. I enjoy working with various age groups across all formats, including individuals, families, and couples. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, exercising, learning new languages, and trying out new recipes.

Donna Jurney, MSW, LCSW-C

One can feel scared and overwhelmed when dealing with painful issues alone. I work with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, PTSD, and loss and grief, and believe that coping and healing begins with empathy, self-compassion, and connection. Emotional pain can often prompt us to reassess our relationships with ourselves and others and can be the catalyst to self-reflection and more authentic and purposeful living.

I utilize mindfulness-based strategies and Cognitive Behavior Therapy that is
strength-based and client-centered. I am a Certified Daring Way Facilitator and provide experiential groups/presentations/intensives based on the research and methodology
of Dr. Brene Brown and her best selling books, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong and
The Gifts of Imperfection.

Positive change and personal growth involve the courage to be vulnerable. Let's walk this journey together!

Barbara Shavatt

“Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

I became a behavioral health therapist 27 years ago after having a positive experience with a therapist myself. My practice has always been guided by hope, kindness and optimism. Relationships are the focus of my work with clients. Whether you need an improved relationship with yourself or any of the many people with whom you interact, knowing how to maximize the quality of those interactions from a place of authenticity is essential. Stress and drama are everywhere. Finding your authentic self and learning to feel comfortable with who you are and your life circumstances are key to being able to move forward in a healthy life affirming manner. I am here to support you and/or your partner so you can take an honest look at your relationship and together we will move forward in new and loving ways!

Marilyn Yunk, LCSW-C

Over the past thirty years, my experience has spanned multiple settings, from hospital emergency rooms to the therapy office.  My work with children, adolescents, couples, and adults of all ages has honed my ability to connect with clients and helpfully relate to them across a broad range of issues. My experience is informed by the deep respect I hold for people and acceptance of where they are on their life’s journey. My willingness to join with clients who have experienced suffering and pain, as well as her warm and welcoming demeanor, has helped many clients discover their courage and reclaim their power to move where they want and need to go.  

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