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New business - transitions LLC

June 12, 2005

Name of business: transitions LLC

Owner: Donna Stevenson Swope, LCSW-C

Address: 22 Broadway 1st Floor W, Hagerstown

Opening date: May 1

Products and services: Psychotherapy for adults and young adults

Market area: Hagerstown, Frederick Md., Waynesboro, Pa., Chambersburg, Pa., Martinsburg and Shepherdstown, W.Va., areas.

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "I was in private practice for 16 years and then worked at Brook Lane Health Services for the last five years in order to update my clinical skills within a managed-care environment. Since 1998, I realized that most patients enter psychotherapy at a low point in their lives, usually in the process of a major life transition. Given my extensive expierience in the field of mental health, I felt that I could provide a humanistic approach in psychotherapy for young adults and adults who are undergoing significant and meaningful life transitions."

Previous business experience: "As a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist, I have spent over 30 years practicing, supervising and teaching individual, family and group psychotherapy. I've conducted psychotherapy for adults and young adults in both outpatient and inpatient treatment settings. My areas of special interest include trauma, depression, anxiety and addictions."

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Number of employees: None at this time

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons and evenings and Saturday by arrangement

Web site: www.transitionsllc.com

Telephone: 301-739-6630

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