April Rectanus, LCPC
April Rectanus, our clinical director, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and has her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. She has worked at the Care Clinic since 2007. She previously worked at St. Vincent’s Center with severely emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children and their families. Her work there consisted of providing individual, group, and family therapy as well as case management services, crisis intervention, and some direct care experience. Ms. Rectanus has several years of experience working with maltreated children and their families and has obtained extensive training on trauma and related topics. Ms. Rectanus incorporates play therapy and cognitive-behavioral approaches in her work. Also she has provided training and supervision to other clinicians.
Randy Chang, PsyD
Dr. Randy Chang is a licensed psychologist and has been providing mental health services to children and families for the bulk of his clinical career and has been with the Care Clinic since 2008. He specializes in delivering trauma-based therapeutic and assessment services to children and families affected by child maltreatment (i.e., physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, exposure to domestic violence). Dr. Chang earned his doctorate in clinical psychology at Pacific University. His graduate education and training was geared towards specialized work with children and families. This included an internship at Monterey County Children’s Behavioral Health (in Salinas, CA) and a postdoctoral psychology residency at the University of Maryland Care Clinic. Dr. Chang’s clinical training and practice has included sites spanning the United States, including sites in Oregon, California, Georgia, and Maryland.
Jacqueline Blair, LCMFT
Jacqueline Blair is a licensed marriage and family therapist and has been a counselor at the Care Clinic since 2013. Her experience includes over five years of providing psychotherapy for those affected by trauma, loss, and attachment issues to enhance child and family well-being. After earning a Masters degree in Human Development and Family Studies, she went on to complete six years of postgraduate counseling coursework, certification and training. This included a practicum at The Center for Adoption Support and Education where she provided assessment and therapy services for children, teens, and families. She also has experience in private practice helping couples and families with a broad range of mental health issues and relational concerns. Her collaborative approach is influenced by cognitive-behavioral, strengths-based, and systems theories. She is honored to be a Pre-Clinical Fellow with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Gary Klein, M.D.
Dr. Gary Klein is a licensed child and adult psychiatrist and has been providing psychiatric services for 30 years. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Maryland Medical School. He has completed his postgraduate education at University of Maryland Hospital Child Psychiatry. He worked as a psychiatrist in Sinai Hospital. Dr. Klein worked as the director of training at the Center for Infant Study, University of Maryland Hospital where he supervised fellows, child fellows, pediatricians, and social workers. Currently he works as a consultant for counseling centers and institutions such as McDaniel College Counseling Center, Second Home Foster Care Agency, and Care Clinic. He sees his clients at the Care Clinic every Friday.
Sarah Brehm is the clinic’s community outreach worker II/intake therapist. Sarah’s primary responsibilities include conducting intake evaluations to determine client needs and running psychoeducational groups. Sarah previously interned at the Care Clinic as a student therapist, providing individual trauma-focused counseling to both children and adults. Sarah completed her Masters in Psychology at Loyola University Maryland and is LGPC license-eligible.
Lenice Price is the community outreach worker at the Care Clinic and provides additional support to staff and clients. Lenice provides child care for our clients as needed when attending appointments. In addition to overseeing the waiting area she helps to establish contact with other agencies, screen referrals, maintain clinic databases, and help clients find resources in the community. Lenice has her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education, and she soon will complete her Bachelor’s degree in General Psychology.
In addition to our main clinical staff, we also have graduate student interns who provide clinical services.