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PsyD Advisory Board

Brad Brenner, Ph.D.

Brad Brenner, Ph.D., is a psychologist and the Founder and Clinical Director of Therapy Group of DC, a private practice in Washington, DC that employs Loyola University Maryland PsyD alum. Invested in making therapy more widely accessible, he co-founded The Capital Therapy Project, a community-based, lower-fee psychotherapy training institute and also With Therapy, a therapist finder that prioritizes therapist-patient fit. Recently, he launched Therapy Group of NYC. He’s the past Internet Editor for the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy of the American Psychological Association, and the recipient of The John D. Black Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Practice of Counseling Psychology.

Kirk Griffith, Ph.D.

B.A. (Psychology) Stetson University
M.A. (Clinical Psychology) University of South Florida
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology) University of South Florida
MBA (Health Management) Duke University
Predoctoral Internship, Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan
Postdoctoral, Clinical Neuropsychology, Fielding Graduate University

Dr. Griffith is listed on the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. He has been a licensed psychologist since 1987 and has over thirty years of combined clinical and national healthcare management experience. He previously served as a qualified forensic examiner and consultant for the Maryland Department of Health Developmental Disabilities Administration. He practices as a neuropsychologist in Columbia, Maryland with interests in individuals with neurodevelopmental differences and brain injuries. He has served on the Loyola PsyD Advisory Board since 1996.

Shivangi Moghe, Psy.D.

Headshot of Shivangi MogheDr. Shivangi Moghe is a licensed psychologist in the state of Maryland. She provides individual and group psychotherapy and psychological assessment. She earned her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree from Loyola University Maryland and completed her internship at Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville, Maryland. Following her internship, she spent over seven years working in the Maryland correctional system, at the Patuxent Institution. She now works at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center, Maryland's maximum security forensic hospital, and in private practice at Snow Psychology Group in Rockville, MD.

Kara O'Grady, Ph.D.


Dr. Kari O'Grady is an associate professor of psychology and pastoral counseling at Loyola University Maryland. Dr. O'Grady is the director of Loyola's Center for Trauma Studies and Resilience Leadership. She has served as the Multicultural and Diversity Issues chair of the department for five years. She teaches Diversity Issues in Counseling to master's students and Advanced Diversity Issues seminars to doctoral students. She has taught CEU's in issues of cultural diversity in Maryland, including for the Maryland Psychological Association. She has written several articles and book chapters and presented at professional conferences on the topic of diversity. Dr. O'Grady and her doctoral students in the Center have researched the psychological, social, and spiritual processes involved in resilience following extreme trauma throughout the world including DR Congo, Haiti, Liberia, Afghanistan, and China. She and her doctoral students recently interviewed protestors, police, educators, media, and community leaders in Ferguson Missouri at two points in time regarding racial unrest following the shooting of Michael Brown. The study is being replicated in Baltimore Maryland this fall. Dr. O'Grady is a Council Representative for Division 36 (The Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality). She hopes to help bridge the historical gap between religion and spirituality and other issues of diversity.

Steve Sobelman, Ph.D.

steveDr. Steve Sobelman, a licensed psychologist, maintains a private clinical psychotherapy practice in Baltimore, Maryland. He currently serves on the consulting staff at Kennedy Krieger Institute, International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI). And, he is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Loyola University, Baltimore, Maryland, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses as well as conducted psychotherapy research which resulted in books, book chapters, and professional articles (current co-editor, Journal of Unified Psychotherapy and Clinical Science). At Loyola, he served as Chair, Graduate Programs in Psychology for almost 2 decades and was responsible for major changes and growth in the graduate programs of study, to include complete changes in M.A. and M.S. programs of study and the creation of the doctoral program in clinical psychology. In 2008, he was appointed by the Governor of Maryland to serve two, 4-year terms on the Board of Examiners of Psychologists in Maryland and was the Chair of the Board for 5 years. He also served on the Board of Directors of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. Additionally, he served two 3-year terms as Treasurer of APA Division 29 (Psychotherapy) and also served as the President of APA Division 49 (Group Psychotherapy). He is the current Treasurer of the international organization SEPI (Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration). Dr. Sobelman was also the President of the Maryland Psychological Association and continues to be actively involved in local and national legislative activities as they relate to the practice of psychology. In 2005, he received an award for “Outstanding Contributions to Psychology” by the Maryland Psychological Association.