Who We Are


Shelly Ishii, LCSW-C is the new director of the Ellicott City practice following the retirement of Doris Morgan, Ph.D. who founded Metro Maryland Counseling Center in 1979. All of our clinicians recognize the spiritual aspect of people. While each of us is a follower of Jesus, this is not a requisite to our working with clients without such a faith practice.

Shelly is in search of two additional fully licensed clinicians, particularly to serve the needs of pre-married and married couples and families, and adolescents. Email or fax your vita to her.

Sheila (Shelly) M. Ishii, BSN, MSW,

LCSW-C Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical Maryland License #10659
Clinical Director at Metro Maryland Counseling Center, LLC
Board-Approved (LCSW-C) Supervisor

w. 410-750-3330, ext. 701
f. 410-750-3332

Shelly is the new Clinical Director at Metro Maryland Counseling Center, LLC and a psychotherapist. While each of us are followers of Jesus, this is not a requisite to our working with clients without such a faith practice. She holds an MSW degree from the U. of Maryland, and has been a psychotherapist for 22 years. She completed two-years of post graduate training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at The Washington School of Psychiatry to hone her listening ear and approach to helping clients. To gain practical knowledge and skills in treating highly traumatized individuals she completed 126 post-graduate hours of training at the U. of MD and The Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training & Education. She also completed Basic and Intermediate Certificates (40 hours) in Clinical Hypnosis Training from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (A.S.C. H.).

Robert N. Kittle, M.A. M.Div. LLC

LCPC Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
CCMHC Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor
NCC National Certified Counselor

w. 410-800-0464 (phone, voice mail & fax)

Bob provides professional counseling building a therapeutic relationship with individuals 18 years and older. He has been in private practice at Metro Maryland Counseling Center since 1982. Bob and his wife have been married for over forty years, have three grown children, and four (soon to be five!) grandchildren.

Madalene Strumbeck, M.S.W.

LCSW-C. Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical

w. 410-575-3992

With 20 years in private practice, as well as hospital and outpatient settings, Madalene has gained a variety of skills and abilities that enable her to customize treatment approaches to the unique needs of each client.

Metro Maryland Counseling Center, LLC

3300 N. Ridge Road, Suite 230, Ellicott City, MD 21043

The Executive Center office building is on the corner of N. Ridge Rd. and Rt. 40, just off Rt. 29. Our offices are handicapped accessible.
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