Laura First, LCSW-C

Expressive Therapist

Laura First MSW, LCSW-C is an experienced psychotherapist with over 25 years’ experience in group, individual and family therapy. She comes to ClearView Communities most recently from Sagebrush in Virginia, bringing years of knowledge in addiction/substance use treatment as well as supporting clients through trauma and loss. She worked with The Jefferson School, part of the Sheppard Pratt Health System for almost 20 years in individual, family and group therapy as well as coordinating the expressive therapies program for the school. Laura who is extensively trained in DBT, CBT, and EMDR is also experienced in specialized modalities such as Playback Psychodrama, Meditation, Music Therapy and Visual art as therapy.
Laura’s philosophy is to encourage clients to try something new, awaken their inner light and open the door to a story that’s waiting to be told; believing it is the sheer integration of the mind, body, and spirit that are on the cutting edge of healing and insight work. Laura grew up in the colorful tropics of Hawaii and now resides on a working farm in rural Maryland with her therapy dog, Collie.


Residential Psychiatric Health Treatment in Maryland

Dr. Eric A. Levine

Executive Director

Residential Psychiatric Health Treatment in Maryland

Caroline D. Cantrell, LCSW-C

Clinical Director

Aaron Vander Meer, LMSW

Program Manager
ILS Supervisor

Residential Psychiatric Health Treatment in Maryland

Jennifer Heimbuch, M.A.

Operations Manager

Jason Moehringer, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Lauren Hirsch, LMSW

Admission Counselor

Residential Mental Health in Maryland- Holistic Treatment

Courtney Woltz-Spano

Receptionist

John Colby

Porter

Laura First, LCSW-C

Expressive Therapist

Eileen Boyle, PH.D.

Clinical Psychologist / Family Therapist

Victoria Holniker

Senior House Manager