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"...My husband and I noticed a very large gap in the health care system when we journeyed through a difficult diagnosis, miscarriages, and infertility. This lonely path inspired my passion to help women, parents, couples, and families during the darkest days, and help to provide hope and healing in a safe, compassionate space."

                                                                       -Heather Silver


Heather is a clinical psychotherapist specializing in women's health and perinatal health. After graduating from Towson State University in 2000 and subsequently received her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland. She has dedicated her career as a counselor and perinatal specialist helping families journey through difficult pregnancies, making difficult choices during pregnancy, perinatal mood disorders, traumatic losses and infertility.


Heather opened the first free-standing Perinatal Hospice and Counseling practice in Maryland in 2014. Heather has created several hospital bereavement programs and also works as a contractor to assist hospitals in either creating new programs or re-vitalizing their existing bereavement programs. Heather has been on the exam development and writing committee for the CPLC exam - Certified in Perinatal Loss Care-since its inception.


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Heather is also a national and international speaker to educate health care professionals on how to assess, create, and provide compassionate bereavement care to families. She has been active in the Anne Arundel County Fetal Infant Mortality Committee since 2009. In 2019 Heather started The Bill Sweeney Perinatal Care Fund, INC., a 501(c)3 non-profit to help provide perinatal bereavement and perinatal palliative care to families who are unable to afford it. The charity also focuses on education around perinatal death for families, health care providers, and the community.

Heather and her family live in Gambrills, MD.


They are watched over every day by their babies in Heaven. 


Maggie Jarboe, 

Maggie is a clinical social worker specializing in maternal mental health.  She is licensed to see clients in Maryland and Washington, D.C.  She is a Maryland native and received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work.  Maggie began her work in the pediatric hospital setting at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.  Her clinical work took her next to the level IV neonatal intensive care unit at Children’s National Hospital where she supported families in navigating the emotional complexities of the NICU, as well as the dynamics of the interdisciplinary medical teams.  Maggie has experience in and a passion for working with families affected by NICU admissions and NICU loss, pregnancy loss, palliative care planning, grief and bereavement, medically complex children, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. 


Maggie is licensed as an LCSW-C and LICSW.  She holds a certificate in perinatal mental health (PMH-C) from Postpartum Support International.  Maggie and her husband live in Annapolis with their son and dog. 

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Lauren Burke,

Lauren provides a safe space to navigate thoughts, feelings and emotions while maximizing time each session we spend together.  I take a holistic approach to understand all dynamics that impacts your day to day function with a goal of maximizing your overall well-being. I work with clients to identify strengths to help navigate behaviors for change. Everyone deserves a safe space where they are seen, heard, and understood. Everyone deserves to feel valid, feel worthy, and I am here to help you identify who you truly are so you may heal and grow.
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Lauren has a Master's in Social Work, certified in clinical practice. Lauren has practiced throughout inpatient settings in both medical and behavioral health units within the Johns Hopkins Health System with an additional degree in Health Care Administration.

Specialties: adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, crisis intervention, perinatal and postpartum mood disorders, conflict resolution, family dynamics, self-esteem, divorce, trauma, chronic illness, grief and loss.

Angela Tanner-Dean


Her clinical experience has focused mostly on working with individuals who are experiencing issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, family conflict, and grief.  Angela draws on a variety of techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and mindfulness to address each client’s unique needs. Her approach is non-judgmental, and she is committed to creating a space where clients feel understood, accepted, and emotionally safe to explore and navigate challenges.

Angela currently works full time for the U.S. Department of Education where she is a Supervisory Education Program Specialist with federal oversight responsibility of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. She lives in Crofton, Maryland with her husband, three children, and two dogs.

Angela received her BS in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her MEd in Counseling from the University of Virginia. As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LCPC), Angela spent the first 15 years of her career providing therapy services to children and teens with emotional and behavioral disabilities and has practiced in schools, residential treatment centers, outpatient mental health clinics, and inpatient hospital settings. 

Lauren Reider



Lauren is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-C). She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from High Point University in 2012 and received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland in 2014. She has focused her career to work with families who have experienced trauma; including perinatal loss, loss of a loved one, difficult pregnancies, perinatal mood disorders, anxiety and depression.

Lauren also works for the Department of Social Services providing family preservation services to families in need. She practices human behavior and family systems approaches, utilizing cognitive behavioral, narrative, and motivational interviewing techniques to help individuals process traumatic experiences and facilitate the healing process. Lauren joined Silverleaf Counseling in 2019. She sees couples as well as individuals.

Lauren, her husband, their one living daughter and dog reside in Edgewater, Maryland. They are watched over everyday by their angel baby, Mikayla Catherine, in Heaven. 

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