At First Line Counseling, we understand the difficulty in not only finding a good counselor but just taking that first step to ask for help.
Our practice offers a welcoming, comfortable and supportive environment for those seeking therapy services in a individualized person-centered practice. We use an eclectic style of counseling and each session is structured to fit the unique needs of every client. We strive to make every session productive and meaningful while helping you achieve your goals.
Please see our Services above to learn more about counseling for individuals, couples, children's play therapy, adolescents and our specialty, working with first responders and military/veterans.
Trust ~ Confidentiality ~ Support
First Line Counseling specializes in counseling for individuals, couples, children, teens, First Responders and individuals in high stress professions. Specializing in a wide range of issues like anxiety, depression and trauma is our forte. Using evidence based interventions, we can help you and your loved one work through difficult times. Above all, getting to a place of peace and happiness is well within your reach. We can help you get there!
Meet Our Therapists
Matt Frasca, Founder of First Line & LCPC
Matt, the Founder of First Line Counseling and a full-time First Responder, graduated from Johns Hopkins University with honors, holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is currently a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, (LCPC). Matt specializes in working with First Responders and children, teens and adolescents.
Daniel Seger, LGPC
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. Daniel helps to empower adults and teens/young adults using a wide variety clinical disciplines in order to help them gain control, balance and life fulfillment.
Britt Bailey, LMSW
Britt is a Licensed Master Social Worker with over 7 years of experience working with youth, adults and families in a variety of therapeutic environments. He graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore with his master's degree in Social Work and is currently a LMSW. He specializes in addressing behavior, depression, anxiety, and adjustment issues with youth and adults.
Natalie Gwin, Psy.D.
Dr. Gwin is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who obtained her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Washington, D.C.. She is also a full-time First Responder. Dr. Gwin specialies in treating PTSD, anxiety, depression, marital/family conflict, sleep difficulties and anger management.
Natalie Bowers, LMSW
Natalie received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hood College, her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland and is currently a clinical psychology PhD student. She works with children, adolescents, families and adults with a focus on trauma, stress related disorders, anxiety, depression and substance abuse.
Jennifer Marquez – LMSW
Jennifer earned her BA. University of Maryland Baltimore County, and her MSW from University of Maryland, Baltimore. She has experience working with adolescents, families and adults. Jennifer utilizes strength-based approach and person-focused therapy to empower her clients as they work on developing and accomplishing treatment goals. She is also bi-lingual.
Talia Gimeno, Clinical Director & LCSW-C
Talia is a bilingual Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical (LCSW-C) practicing since 2004. Talia earned a Bachelor’s of Social Work Degree from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and a Masters of Social Work Degree in Clinical Social Work from Fordham University in New York. Talia specializes in trauma, domestic violence, immigrant population, medical social work and seniors.
Lisa Castillo, LMSW
Lisa graduated from The University of Maryland, Baltimore with a master of social work (MSW) degree with a concentration in child, adolescent and family health. Lisa’s passion is to support children, adolescents and their families by providing guidance, empathy and empowering individuals through chaotic and or challenging phases. Lisa is fluent in Spanish.
Mariah Covington – LGPC
Mariah earned a master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She attended Howard University for her undergraduate studies. Mariah works with adults and with youth and adolescence with varying mental health concerns for over 8 years. She has published two peer reviewed journal articles on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and adolescence.