Our Staff

Sonia Hinds, APRN-BC, RPT

Founder and Executive Director of Chesapeake Beach Professional Seminars. Founder and Director of Barstow Acres Children’s Center, a non-profit organization that provides children’s mental health services.  Trained in Gestalt play therapy with Violet Oaklander, PhD, RPT-S. Authored chapter, Play Therapy with African-American Children in text, Cultural Issues in Play Therapy  by Eliana Gil, PhD, RPT-S and Athena Drewes, PsyD, RPT-S.

Lashann Freeman

a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist committed to helping children, adolescents, adults and families build their inner confidence and

resilience in a safe environment. Mrs. Freeman provides individual, group and

family therapy to all ages for a wide range of social difficulties including but not limited to the effects of divorce, low self-esteem, tantrums, aggression, depression, anxiety, ADHD, past trauma, adjustments/transitions and family conflict. She also provides guidance to parents as part of healing the family system. Mrs. Freeman specializes in Child Centered Play Therapy, Person Centered, Solution Focused, and Parental Consultation as well as an integrative approach to assist clients develop confidence, discover their unique strengths

and build healthy relationships. Mrs. Freeman has over 7 years’ experience in working with children, adolescents and families in an educational setting as a Special education Teacher, in a residential facility as a counselor and in a therapeutic environment as a child psychotherapist.  She is available to provide individual, group, and family therapy to all ages.

Carrie Kochel 

is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). As a graduate from Gallaudet University’s Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, she is fluent in American Sign Language. Carrie uses an eclectic and expression-based approach to psychotherapy using a variety of expressive therapeutic approaches including art, music, bibliotherapy, movement, and play to engage children, youth, and their families in treatment. Carrie provides individual, family, and group therapy to address a variety of presenting concerns including trauma, attention/focus, anxiety, depression, social skills, self-esteem, and attachment

PRP Staff

Camille Tarr 
Susy Layer-Whelan

Office Consultants

Director of Special Programs

Susy Layer-Whelan

Administrative Assistant

Chessa Reid

Office Manager & Billing Specialist 

Parker Reid

Administrative Assistant

Mary-Kendra Gleason