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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

At Oasis, we are doing our part to increase the awareness and importance of improving one’s mental health .. we hope you will take the time to focus some attention on your mental health wellbeing not only during the month of May but always!

Marianne Hatle, PhD
Marianne Hatle, PhD Psychiatrist
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 Joseph’s 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. Dr Hatle has also written numerous articles and a book chapter within the field of eating disorders.

Dr. Hatle is excited to be back in Maryland and working as a general psychiatrist at Oasis.

Gina Pennington, LCPC
Gina Pennington, LCPCLicensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Gina Pennington, LCPC, has over 20 years of experience working in the mental health field with various populations. She work with individuals, couples and more recently children on issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress management and poor self-image.

“My approach is warm and collaborative using various evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Play Therapy to provide a safe space for growth and change.”

Gina 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.She enjoys Dancing West Coast Swing, swimming, spending time in nature and with her pets.

James Perritt, CRNP
James Perritt, CRNPCertified Registered Nurse Practitioner
James Perritt, is a CRNP with a focus on Psychiatric Mental Health. He is licensed and board certified in the state of Marlyand. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Maryland and Master of Science Degree in nursing from the University of South Alabama. James has worked in the medical field for almost fifteen years, starting with a position at the esteemed Johns Hopkins Hospital. His specialty is providing psychiatric care for children over eight, youths, adults, and families.

James prides himself on his ability to listen, knowing this is the key to getting to the root of the problem. It his sense of dedication to his patients that sets him apart from his peers. His experiences, first at Johns Hopkins and now at Oasis, have given him a unique insight into his patients and how best to help them.

Jenny Wilson, PhD, LCPC
Jenny Wilson, PhD, LCPC
Dr Wilson earned her PhD from the University of Florida. She is a Certified Trainer to Anne Arundel Medical Center in crisis prevention/intervention through CPI. Prior to Oasis, she worked as an outpatient psychotherapist at University of MD, Midtown, (previously Maryland General Hospital) and was a psychiatric clinician in the ER at AAMC (Annapolis)

“I work in a warm and collaborative way with individuals, couples and families. I endeavor to help clients find solutions to their concerns while challenging people to take risks to improve their lives and relationships. I am inclusive and affirming of all in my worldview, and I pride myself on my ability to connect with others. ”

Dr. Wilson is passionate about supporting The National Brain Tumor Society, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, NPR, and The Environmental Defense Fund.

Brian Richards, PsyD
Brian Richards, PsyDClinical Psychologist
Dr. Richards completed a Master’s degree in Existential-Phenomenological Psychology at Duquesne University, a Psy.D. at the University of Denver, and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit, where he contributed to some of the original research administering psilocybin with cancer patients.

Dr. Richards was formerly a Clinical Director with MedOptions, the largest behavioral health provider in the United States. He also provides diagnostic psychological testing at Oasis, an acute outpatient center in Maryland. Dr. Richards is now working on clinical research protocols administering psilocybin for Treatment Resistant Depression at Sheppard Pratt Hospital (with COMPASS Pathways), and Cancer patients at the Aquilino Cancer Center in Rockville, Maryland. This cutting-edge psychedelic medicine clinic—located in a busy outpatient oncology center, will be the first of its kind in the world, and may serve as a prototype for future clinics nationwide.

Jocelin Bailey, LCSW
Jocelin Bailey, LCSWLicensed Clinical Social Worker
Jocelin Bailey is an experienced Clinical Social Worker with a demonstrated history of working within the education management industry as well as outpatient mental health treatment. She earned her Master’s of Social Work from the University of Michigan and has expertise in treating anxiety, depression, behavioral disorders, and trauma. She also has experience working with nonprofit organizations, individual and group therapy, parent training, workshop facilitation, and youth development.

“I have a passion for supporting a person’s desired growth. I enjoy the opportunity to work with children, adolescents, and adults. I have additional training in working with young children and their caregivers, so I also enjoy working with families with young children together.”

Vivian Umeugo
Vivian UmeugoPsychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Vivian started her nursing career in 2000 and has completed advanced degrees in Nursing Leadership and Management, as well as in Family Psychiatry and Mental Health. She 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.

“I work in a warm and collaborative way with individuals, couples and families. I endeavor to help clients find solutions to their concerns while challenging people to take risks to improve their lives and relationships. I am inclusive and affirming of all in my worldview, and I pride myself on my ability to connect with others. ”

Lauren Pantoulis, LCPC
Lauren Pantoulis, LCPCLicensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Bio coming Soon
Sandra O'Neill, LCPC
Sandra O'Neill, LCPCLicensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Sandra O’Neill, LCPC, has been with Oasis since 2006. She has been an approved Drug and Alcohol Supervisor in the State of Maryland since 2011. She has also been an approved Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor Supervisor in the State of Maryland since 2015.

In addition to treating patients at Oasis, Sandra has authored several articles on Anne Arundel County Department of Health website on topics such as: Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Events, Back to School Preparation, Children and Holiday Stress, and Mental Health Advice During Times of Stress.

She lives on the Eastern Shore and enjoys Gardening, geo-caching, genealogy, and walking with her dog.

Our Team

Oasis is equipped with a team of more than a dozen leading board-certified, licensed psychiatric professionals. We invite you to utilize our services to get critical support for a variety of mental health afflictions that could include: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger and stress management, grief and loss, substance abuse and addiction counseling, bipolar disorder, behavioral problems, ADHD, mood disorders and much more.

Senior Staff

Kathy Miller, MA, LCPC, Owner

Sandy Eisel, Operations Manager   seisel@oasismentalhealth.net

Providers (Bios coming soon!)

Grace Akinpetide, CRNP

Cary Lukens, LCSW

Miranda Nance, PhD, LCSW