Annette Levesque-Nieman, LCSW-C, co-founder of Ascendant Counseling Services, brings more than sixteen, 16, years experience as a Therapist and Social Worker.  As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, she has clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families regarding issues that impact daily living.  She can address clients issues from a Christian or secular perspective in relation to the clients personal spiritual beliefs.  She earned her Master of Social Work from Catholic University of America and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, UMBC.
David Nieman, LCPC, co-founder of Ascendant Counseling Services, brings more than six, 6, years experience as a Counselor and Pastoral Counselor.  As a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor, he has clinical experience with youth, families, couples and individuals, particularly with substance abuse counseling, and where applicable utilizing the tools of the client's spirituality.  He earned his Master of Science in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University and his Bachelors from the University of Maryland.
Susan Harvey, LGPC, brings three years experience as a licensed Counselor and Pastoral Counselor.  She brings over ten years experience as a bereavement seminar facilitator and counselor.  She has clinical experience with loss and bereavement, crisis intervention, individuals, couples and families, and grief counseling.  In addition, she has worked with military personnel and couples preparing for marriage.  Previously, she worked for several years in the Anne Arundel Public school system working in special education and advocating for those with TBI and developmental and intellectual disabilities. She earned her Master of Science in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University and her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Baltimore.
Sara Dudek and Jennifer Glantzberg are Ascendant Counseling Services Administrative Assistants.  Sara handles practice development, while Jennifer's primary role is patient services, appointments and initial client intake.