Meet Our Staff



elizabeth headshotElizabeth A. Traynor, M.A., Director
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Beth has 25 years of training and experience in the addictions and mental health fields. In addition to training with Maureen Traynor at Choices, Beth has worked with Sharon Wegscheider Cruse, and participated in workshops at the Caron Foundation, Onsite Training. Beth has over ten years of psychodrama training. Her extensive experience includes marriage and familly therapy, eating disorders, sex addiction, depression and anxiety. 

Prior to assuming the Director's role, Beth was a senior therapist at Choices. She conducts Weekend and Five Day Intensive Programs and the Extended Care Program. Beth also runs Weeknd and Five Day Programs in Baltimore and Philadelphia.


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Mariana Williams, M.A.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Extended Care Coordinator

For over forty years, Mariana has been a psychotherapist in Illinois and Florida. She has extensive experience in addiction, individual and family therapy, and has treated veterans and others suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. In addition, Mariana is experienced in crisis intervention and Critical Incident (CISD) Counseling. At Choices, Mariana conducts planning groups and daily structured activities.





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Vanessa Roeser, M.S.
Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern

Vanessa's career in mental health began as a Research Assistant for a Social Psychologist at the University of Central Florida and later as a Doctor’s Assistant at Advanced Psychiatric Group.  Vanessa has experience working with individuals suffering from mental illness, incuding depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders, suicidal ideation, trauma, ADHD, PTSD, and phobias. She is experienced in individual sessions, group therapy, intensive outpatient treatment, family therapy and meditation groups.  Vanessa works with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples.  




jackie headshotJackie Allen, B.A.
Officer Manager

Jackie comes to Choices with wide ranging experience in human resources administration, billing and medical records management. She has also worked as a certified HIV/AIDS counselor and provided Spanish translation for clients.