Meet Our Staff

 
Renée Smucker, Ph.D.

Dr. Smucker is the founder of the Maryland Parent Child Clinic (MPCC), LLC and a licensed psychologist in Maryland and New York. Prior to founding MPCC is 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. Dr. Smucker 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. Dr. Smucker has been providing Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) since 2013 and is currently a certified PCIT therapist and working to become a PCIT trainer. She specializes in complex behavior problems, toileting difficulties and Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Dr. Smucker currently has at least a 6-month wait for services. 

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Sydney Ramsing, LMSW

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 and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). 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 and adolescents.

 

Working with Sydney, you can expect a safe, nonjudgmental environment full of empathy and warmth. Sydney has a short waiting list for services. 

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Kasie Boehm, LMSW

Kasie graduated with a Bachelors in Sociology and minor in Community Health from Hofstra University in 2010. Following graduation, she joined the Peace Corps where she served for two years in Ecuador providing services with youth groups, women’s empowerment groups, health promotion and environmental justice. Upon her return to the United States, Kasie began her journey working with children and families in Florida.

 

Kasie has worked in parent-child education for children 0-5, child abuse prevention, child welfare, foster care and trauma related services as well as targeted case management for children and families with mental health concerns. After 10 years of field experience in social work, Kasie completed the Clinical Social Work Master’s program at Saint Leo University in 2021. Kasie was able to build on her knowledge and clinical skills during this program. She gained experience working with families facing homelessness, veterans, the geriatric population, and those in inpatient settings. 

 

Kasie enjoys working with children of all ages but connects best with teenagers and young adults. She understands and empathizes with them during this time and enjoys helping them find their path to happiness. As the newest member of our team, Kasie has immediate openings for telehealth services. 

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