Meet Our Staff
Renée Smucker, Ph.D.
Renée is the founder of the Maryland Parent Child Clinic (MPCC), LLC and a licensed psychologist in Maryland and New York. Prior to founding MPCC in 2020, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD from 2018 to 2020 where she worked with children aged 2 to 12 in the Behavior Management Clinic, providing outpatient therapeutic services to children and their families. Renée graduated with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Hofstra University in Long Island, NY in 2018, focusing on therapies for children and adolescents. She has worked with children and families in various outpatient clinics, an inpatient unit, and a residential treatment facility during her career. Renée has been providing Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) since 2013 and is a certified PCIT therapist and PCIT Within Agency Trainer. She specializes in complex behavior and anxiety problems, Selective Mutism, toileting difficulties and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Renée is currently full and her waitlist is closed at this time.
Sydney graduated with her Master’s in Social Work with a clinical concentration from the University of Maryland Baltimore. As a dedicated therapist, Sydney’s goal is to come alongside families to help them make positive steps toward healing and growth. She provides a hopeful, collaborative approach to therapy based on your family’s personal goals, needs, and strengths.
Sydney incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, provides useful coping skills, and reflects on attachment patterns. However, she is sure to cater sessions based on the individuals’ needs and what they hope to gain from therapy. She has received specialty training in Grief Recovery, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction therapy (PCIT). Though her past experience includes providing individual mental health services in an outpatient setting to individuals at a range of life stages, she is particularly passionate about working with children, adolescents, and young adults. Sydney is officially PCIT-certified! She also completed the official training for Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE).
Working with Sydney, you can expect a safe, nonjudgmental environment full of empathy and warmth. Sydney is currently full and accepting clients for her waitlist at this time.
Kasie Boehm, LMSW
Sydney Ramsing, LCSW-C
Kasie completed the Clinical Social Work Master’s program at Saint Leo University. Kasie takes a strengths-based approach to therapy. She particularly enjoys working with clients in adolescence through adulthood. Kasie listens, provides support, and helps them work toward their goals.
Kasie utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy to guide sessions. She is passionate about working together with clients to help them gain effective skills that facilitate growth and change in their own lives. Kasie recently completed her training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and is currently receiving supervision in this modality to become certified. She has immediate daytime openings for EMDR clients.
Prior to completion of her masters’ degree, Kasie had 10 years of experience working with children, families, and adults in outpatient and inpatient settings. She is also proficient in Spanish from her time in the Peace Corps in Ecuador. Since joining MPCC, Kasie has received training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), behavioral parent training, and exposure therapy. She has experience treating depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, and behavioral concerns. She is under supervision by a social work supervisor until she receives her LCSW-C very soon. Kasie is officially PCIT-certified!
Kasie has a waitlist for most clients but immediate daytime openings for clients seeking EMDR.
Andrea Kim, LMSW
Andrea graduated in 2021 with her Master’s in Social Work with a clinical concentration from the University of Maryland Baltimore. Andrea feels passionate about working alongside children, adolescents and their families to help them achieve lasting change.
Andrea incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy as well as motivational interviewing and works collaboratively to help clients to achieve their goals. She has received training in Functional Family Therapy (FFT) and Trauma focused-CBT (TF-CBT). Prior to joining MPCC, Andrea has worked in inpatient residential substance abuse treatment facilities and in community mental health. Prior to her masters, Andrea also worked with immigrant communities as an AmeriCorps volunteer. Andrea is under the supervision of an LCSW-C outside of MPCC until she receives her independent license to practice. She is also receiving supervision from Dr. Renee Smucker to work toward her PCIT certification.
You can expect a safe and empathetic space when working with Andrea. She will soon be scheduling new client intakes for April.