About the therapists...

Licensed. Experienced. Supportive.

Matt Frasca, LGPC

Phone: (240) 452-0872

Matt graduated from Johns Hopkins University with honors, a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is currently a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor, (LGPC). He completed two internships during his time at Johns Hopkins, one at Ten Ten Counseling where he worked with clients ranging from children to adults.  The second internship was at Harbor of Grace Recovery Center where he counseled  individuals suffering from substance abuse disorders. Both internships offered a unique learning experience allowing him to obtain the skills necessary to address a wide variety of issues. Matt has also received specialized training in child-centered play therapy, art interventions, self-regulation for children with aggressive behaviors, Gestalt, traumatic grief, sexual trauma, which are all approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT).

In addition, Matt has worked stressful, high demand jobs and understands what kind of pressure can be placed on individuals in these types of careers. As a family man, first responder, elected board member in multiple professional organizations, licensed therapist (LGPC) and business owner.  His years of experience have afforded him a unique skill set that few others can claim. Due to his diverse background, he has developed a world-view full of empathy, compassion and understanding. Subsequently, Matt has helped his clients break through the obstacles that seem to be holding them back in life.

Let First Line Counseling help you learn and develop better ways to handle the issues that are standing in the way of your goals.

Leisurely, Matt enjoys time spent with his family, traveling, gardening, carpentry, fishing and reading.

 

Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor - License Number: LGP8818

Daniel Seger, LGPC

Phone: (240) 599-5989

Daniel earned a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Phoenix  and he is currently a candidate for a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree at California Southern University. He is a licensed graduate professional counselor (LGPC) with over seven years of experience in the mental health field. He thrives on helping individuals work through their issues and helping them heal. He provides therapeutic services to adult and adolescent clients with a wide range of emotional and behavioral disorders, including the following:

 

  • Autism

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Adjustment disorders

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Attention-deficit disorders (ADD and ADHD)

 

 

His skills and expertise are ideally suited for anyone struggling with these conditions, but also extend to people with similar issues such as unstable moods, sadness and loss, elevated stress levels, relationship conflicts, communication problems, and challenging life transitions to name a few.

 

Developing a safe, trusting environment in which clients feel heard is his priority. He uses a holistic, person-centered, and solution-focused therapeutic approach tailored to each client's unique needs. He has studied and uses techniques from a wide range of clinical disciplines, including the following:

  • Biofeedback

  • Neurofeedback

  • Existential therapy

  • Humanistic therapy

  • Mindfulness-based therapy

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)

  • Rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT)

 

With his personalized approach, Daniel empowers his clients with the knowledge, insight, and skills they need to gain control, balance, and fulfillment in their lives. He looks forward to meeting and working with you.

Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor - License Number: LGP9777

Saskia Inwood, LCSW-C

Phone: (240) 801-5805

Saskia graduated from Towson University with an undergraduate degree in Psychology, and from the University of Maryland School of Social Work (UMSSW) with her Masters in Social Work. While at Towson, she worked summers at the Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (RICA) in Rockville, MD where she began learning skills in working with youth with a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, and ADHD. During her time at the University of Maryland, Saskia had two internships; the first was at University of Maryland Medical Center working with adults with substance abuse and mental health disorders on an outpatient basis and the second was working at Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health, an inpatient mental health hospital. There Saskia gained experience working with both adolescents and adults with various degrees of mental health concerns from mood disorders to personality disorders. Saskia also earned experience with group therapy.

In 2002, Saskia began a 17-year career with Montgomery County Child Welfare Services. She increased her expertise in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with everything from minor life stressors to serious substance abuse and mental health diagnoses. During her career she has learned to build strong relationships even with the most resistant clients which has helped them begin the healing process. In addition, her experience as a social worker has also given her knowledge of appropriate resources and referrals for individuals and families in need.

Saskia uses an eclectic style of counseling to fit each client based on their needs and personality, utilizing CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) art therapy, and person-centered therapy to include a few. Her sense of humor and friendly accepting personality helps clients feel safe to share the most sensitive parts of their lives. While she likes to keep things light and relaxed she is also skilled at handling difficult topics. Because of her diverse background and personal/professional experiences, she is able to relate to a wide range of individuals from young adolescents to adults. Working with Saskia is like talking to a trusted friend who is able to guide you through difficult times.

Saskia has been a Licensed Certified Social Worker- Clinical (LCSW-C) since 2005.

Saskia loves animals as well as children. She has a dog, a cat, and two children of her own. She loves music, coffee, puzzles, working out, and being with her friends and family.