Oasis is pleased to announce that Dr. Marianne Hatle has joined our team. Dr. Hatle hails from Norway where she graduated summa cum laud in the top 10% of her class from the University there. She subsequently worked in family practice there until she was accepted to the psychiatric residency program at The University of Baltimore in Maryland. After completing her residency in 2001, Dr. Hatle worked at St Josephs Medical Center for 2 years, where her main focus included Eating Disorders; and, then started her own clinic in Columbia, Maryland that she later sold to return to Norway where she practiced psychiatry for 14 years. She was appointed as an expert witness at the supreme court of Norway regarding a case dealing with psychiatry and eating disorders; and, has written numerous articles and a book chapter within the field of eating disorders.
Dr. Hatle has now returned to Maryland and will be working as a general psychiatrist at Oasis the center for Mental Health.
One of Oasis’ newest therapists is Gina Pennington. Gina is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who obtained her Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Community Counseling from Johns Hopkins University and her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Georgia. Gina has over fifteen years’ experience in the mental health field providing counseling services to adolescents and adults alike in a wide variety of contexts. For example, Gina has begun treating young children this year using play therapy techniques. Gina specializes in treating individuals to cope with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and low self-esteem.
With a compassionate, down to earth, and practical approach, Gina helps patients develop coping skills through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and acceptance strategies. Her goal is for you to have a safe place to share your concerns while also learning coping strategies to use outside of therapy.
Vivian started her nursing career in 2000, continuing her studies in nursing, completing advanced degrees in Nursing Leadership and Management, as well as in Family Psychiatry and Mental Health. Vivian is a Board-Certified Family Psychiatry Nurse Practitioner and is licensed in Maryland and Washington D.C. Her previous experience includes work in hospice care, medical surgery, community health, in-patient hospital, out-patient clinics, pediatrics, as well as mental health settings.
At Oasis, Vivian is involved in the entire continuum of care, qualified to diagnose and treat a wide array of mental health conditions across the entire lifespan. Vivian believes in forging relationships with people to not only understand their mental and health needs and goals, but also work collaboratively with patients to develop a plan to achieve their best possible state of health.