Ellen Carol Singer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
Ellen Singer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has specialized in helping couples and families for 35+ years. She trained with Dr. Richard Schwartz in the evidence-based Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapeutic model. She’s also studied and incorporates tools from highly reputable Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Therapy, and Imago Therapy. She sees all couples and specializes in high conflict, infidelity/affairs, intimacy/sexual relationships, ADHD impact, and coping with parent-related concerns. She also specializes in couples coping with infertiity, connected to adoption, blended families, and LGBTQ families.
(240) 702-2188
Verified
Offers online therapy
Ellen Singer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has specialized in helping couples and families for 35+ years. She trained with Dr. Richard Schwartz in the evidence-based Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapeutic model. She’s also studied and incorporates tools from highly reputable Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Therapy, and Imago Therapy. She sees all couples and specializes in high conflict, infidelity/affairs, intimacy/sexual relationships, ADHD impact, and coping with parent-related concerns. She also specializes in couples coping with infertiity, connected to adoption, blended families, and LGBTQ families.
Sabra Starnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, RPT-S, MEd Verified
Offers online therapy
***WE ARE TAKING REFERRALS AT THIS TIME AND OFFERING TELETHERAPY AND IN PERSON SESSSIONS. We see clients 3-16 years old and their families. I specialize in adoption, and work with adoptees, adoptive and foster families. I am trained in using play-based activities and interventions with families, sand tray, and attachment-based therapies. Please visit my website sabrastarnes.com to learn more about me and the work that I do.
(301) 383-9551
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Offers online therapy
***WE ARE TAKING REFERRALS AT THIS TIME AND OFFERING TELETHERAPY AND IN PERSON SESSSIONS. We see clients 3-16 years old and their families. I specialize in adoption, and work with adoptees, adoptive and foster families. I am trained in using play-based activities and interventions with families, sand tray, and attachment-based therapies. Please visit my website sabrastarnes.com to learn more about me and the work that I do.
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Brenda L Yuen
Counselor, LGPC, NCC Verified
Offers online therapy
Are you a teenager (or young adult) who struggles with cultural and racial identity due to immigration, parental or familial immigration, or international/inter-racial adoption? Or are you a teen or adult with anxiety, and depression, self-esteem, anger, and life adjustments? Because education is power, you will receive psycho-educational information and other resources to help bolster your personal understanding and ways to change what you do not like or accept.
(301) 329-6090
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Offers online therapy
Are you a teenager (or young adult) who struggles with cultural and racial identity due to immigration, parental or familial immigration, or international/inter-racial adoption? Or are you a teen or adult with anxiety, and depression, self-esteem, anger, and life adjustments? Because education is power, you will receive psycho-educational information and other resources to help bolster your personal understanding and ways to change what you do not like or accept.
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Diane M Ochalek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Offers online therapy
I also have a great deal of experience working with children that have learning disabilities, behavioral issues, and issues around adoption and attachment.
Are you looking for better communication with your partner? Are you hoping for a more harmonious family life? You may have a child with special needs, or a blended family. Every family has it's own unique issues and struggles.
(240) 716-6819
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Offers online therapy
I also have a great deal of experience working with children that have learning disabilities, behavioral issues, and issues around adoption and attachment.
Are you looking for better communication with your partner? Are you hoping for a more harmonious family life? You may have a child with special needs, or a blended family. Every family has it's own unique issues and struggles.
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Reena Bernards
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT, MS Verified
Offers online therapy
Close and warm relationships are key to a successful family life, individual health, and to a happy life as a couple. I work collaboratively with families to improve communication between parent and child, deal with underlying emotions, and to address problems together. I help couples find their way back to the initial strong bond that brought them together. I assist parents in finding successful strategies to deal with emotional outbursts, school difficulties, and sibling conflicts. Together we address specific challenges that children face such as learning differences and mood swings. I specialize in working with adoption and multicultural families.
(301) 433-7659
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Offers online therapy
Close and warm relationships are key to a successful family life, individual health, and to a happy life as a couple. I work collaboratively with families to improve communication between parent and child, deal with underlying emotions, and to address problems together. I help couples find their way back to the initial strong bond that brought them together. I assist parents in finding successful strategies to deal with emotional outbursts, school difficulties, and sibling conflicts. Together we address specific challenges that children face such as learning differences and mood swings. I specialize in working with adoption and multicultural families.
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Rachel Harrison
Counselor, LCPC, NCC Verified
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in working with those who have been touched by the circle of adoption, including individuals who have been adopted, adoptive families, and birth families.
*While I am not currently taking new clients, I have trained several excellent clinicians in my practice who might be a good fit for you. If you contact me, you will be connected with the intake person at Trauma Specialists.* Many people are facing difficult challenges in life, both past and present. If this is you, I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and work together to create a plan for therapy that will lead to feeling better and to the resolution of your past difficulties. I specialize in EMDR Therapy, the integration of spirituality and psychology, and those touched by the circle of adoption.
(301) 804-2787
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Not accepting new clients
I specialize in working with those who have been touched by the circle of adoption, including individuals who have been adopted, adoptive families, and birth families.
*While I am not currently taking new clients, I have trained several excellent clinicians in my practice who might be a good fit for you. If you contact me, you will be connected with the intake person at Trauma Specialists.* Many people are facing difficult challenges in life, both past and present. If this is you, I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and work together to create a plan for therapy that will lead to feeling better and to the resolution of your past difficulties. I specialize in EMDR Therapy, the integration of spirituality and psychology, and those touched by the circle of adoption.
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Varda Makovsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW Verified
Offers online therapy
For adoptive parents counseling may focus on: evaluating if a child's challenges are adoption-related, developing strategies for talking to children about adoption, exploring issues surrounding race (in transracial adoptions), navigating the complexities of open adoption, enhancing family relationships, and the role adoption has played in their lives.
I specialize in working with individuals who have been touched by adoption. Every adopted person has his/her own unique feelings about being adopted. For some, these may be "back burner" yet for others they may be more complex. I counsel adoptees - at various life stages - as they explore how adoption may affect their identity, feelings surrounding grief and loss, intimacy issues and relationships with family and friends. I have extensive experience working with adoptees (and birth parents) as they navigate the complexities of the search and reunion process and reconnection.
(301) 701-5238
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Offers online therapy
For adoptive parents counseling may focus on: evaluating if a child's challenges are adoption-related, developing strategies for talking to children about adoption, exploring issues surrounding race (in transracial adoptions), navigating the complexities of open adoption, enhancing family relationships, and the role adoption has played in their lives.
I specialize in working with individuals who have been touched by adoption. Every adopted person has his/her own unique feelings about being adopted. For some, these may be "back burner" yet for others they may be more complex. I counsel adoptees - at various life stages - as they explore how adoption may affect their identity, feelings surrounding grief and loss, intimacy issues and relationships with family and friends. I have extensive experience working with adoptees (and birth parents) as they navigate the complexities of the search and reunion process and reconnection.
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Lisa Bridges
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW Verified
Offers online therapy
I specialize in issues affecting members of the adoption community but love working with people from all family backgrounds and situations.
Are you feeling stuck -- whether it's due to anxiety, a change in life circumstances, or relationship issues -- because you've reached the limits of what you can figure out on your own? If you’re willing to show up, I’m here to help.
(443) 775-2241
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I specialize in issues affecting members of the adoption community but love working with people from all family backgrounds and situations.
Are you feeling stuck -- whether it's due to anxiety, a change in life circumstances, or relationship issues -- because you've reached the limits of what you can figure out on your own? If you’re willing to show up, I’m here to help.
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Sara Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSW Verified
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Elise Celli has virtual Tues open for Carefirst clients before 4pm. Olivia Reyes, grad level resident and previous special educator (MCPS) for kids & teens w/ special needs. She uses story-telling, art, role play, dance and movement for those who would struggle with regular talk therapy. Olivia believes everyone has a story to tell, with various ways of sharing it! Olivia is Spanish-speaking. ** Our practice specializes in working with CHILDREN, TEENS AND ADULTS for the treatment of: * anxiety & depression * behavior * trauma & abuse *adoption issues (TBRI/theraplay) * alternative treatment of ADHD (neurofeedback) *grief and loss.
(301) 636-5182
Verified
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Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Elise Celli has virtual Tues open for Carefirst clients before 4pm. Olivia Reyes, grad level resident and previous special educator (MCPS) for kids & teens w/ special needs. She uses story-telling, art, role play, dance and movement for those who would struggle with regular talk therapy. Olivia believes everyone has a story to tell, with various ways of sharing it! Olivia is Spanish-speaking. ** Our practice specializes in working with CHILDREN, TEENS AND ADULTS for the treatment of: * anxiety & depression * behavior * trauma & abuse *adoption issues (TBRI/theraplay) * alternative treatment of ADHD (neurofeedback) *grief and loss.
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Susan Lavigna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
As an experienced therapist, I have worked with clients dealing with adoption and attachment issues, ADHD, depression, anxiety and phobias. One of my goals is to help adults and teens achieve a more positive and satisfying life by working together to identify and clarify issues that are having a negative impact. This allows them to move forward and formulate practical and effective solutions. In addition, I use play therapy to help children express feelings that can be difficult to verbalize.
(301) 685-0657
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As an experienced therapist, I have worked with clients dealing with adoption and attachment issues, ADHD, depression, anxiety and phobias. One of my goals is to help adults and teens achieve a more positive and satisfying life by working together to identify and clarify issues that are having a negative impact. This allows them to move forward and formulate practical and effective solutions. In addition, I use play therapy to help children express feelings that can be difficult to verbalize.
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Beth Wheeler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C Verified
Not accepting new clients
I believe in the human spirit and the potential in humans to learn, grow and change to better our lives and the lives around us. My ideal client is someone who finds themselves in patterns they want to become free from in order to be whether they are patterns that are deeply personal, relational, or familial. There may be issues of the past that include trauma, loss, adoption, family issues; it could be more recent issues around those same things or also gender identity, sexuality, race, being LGBTQ and wanting to create a family. You may be at a turning point in your life and want to find your own voice and knowing.
(240) 839-6591
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I believe in the human spirit and the potential in humans to learn, grow and change to better our lives and the lives around us. My ideal client is someone who finds themselves in patterns they want to become free from in order to be whether they are patterns that are deeply personal, relational, or familial. There may be issues of the past that include trauma, loss, adoption, family issues; it could be more recent issues around those same things or also gender identity, sexuality, race, being LGBTQ and wanting to create a family. You may be at a turning point in your life and want to find your own voice and knowing.
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Nicole Maus-Chaudhury
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I'm also an adoptive parent, so I'm personally and professionally well-versed in the questions, concerns, and problems related to adoption.
I believe that you have the capability to help yourself, but perhaps you need my knowledge and support to do so. My purpose is to help you tap into your strengths and what you already know about yourself, and help you to change your thoughts in order to change how you feel. My goal is to empower you and guide you toward your goals, whether they involve improving your family relationships, managing anxiety or depression, or dealing with work or school stressors.
(410) 517-7533
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Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I'm also an adoptive parent, so I'm personally and professionally well-versed in the questions, concerns, and problems related to adoption.
I believe that you have the capability to help yourself, but perhaps you need my knowledge and support to do so. My purpose is to help you tap into your strengths and what you already know about yourself, and help you to change your thoughts in order to change how you feel. My goal is to empower you and guide you toward your goals, whether they involve improving your family relationships, managing anxiety or depression, or dealing with work or school stressors.
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Roberta F Rinker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
Welcome to Connected IV Life! I am a Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with adolescents, young adults and their families. In addition, I am an attachment and adoption competent therapist, specializing in adolescents, young adults and their families who have been adopted internationally and domestically, whether through the foster care system or private agency adoption. I partner with teens, young adults and their families to support their journey to adulthood by helping them to better connect to themselves, their family, and their community. We recognize connection is a basic human need!
(202) 491-8385
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Welcome to Connected IV Life! I am a Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with adolescents, young adults and their families. In addition, I am an attachment and adoption competent therapist, specializing in adolescents, young adults and their families who have been adopted internationally and domestically, whether through the foster care system or private agency adoption. I partner with teens, young adults and their families to support their journey to adulthood by helping them to better connect to themselves, their family, and their community. We recognize connection is a basic human need!
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Carmen Rickman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Offers online therapy
I specialize in connecting childhood and other life experiences like trauma, grief, adoption, foster care, life transitions, neglect, abuse, and conflict to your current state of functioning to develop introspective solutions that inspire, create, and achieve the change you want and deserve.
**Not accepting new clients.** Warm welcomes to you. How have you been feeling lately? Confused? Anxious? Angry? Overwhelmed? Unsure? Allow me to help you explore your innermost thoughts and feelings so that you can begin to find meaning and purpose in life again.
(410) 632-6896
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Offers online therapy
I specialize in connecting childhood and other life experiences like trauma, grief, adoption, foster care, life transitions, neglect, abuse, and conflict to your current state of functioning to develop introspective solutions that inspire, create, and achieve the change you want and deserve.
**Not accepting new clients.** Warm welcomes to you. How have you been feeling lately? Confused? Anxious? Angry? Overwhelmed? Unsure? Allow me to help you explore your innermost thoughts and feelings so that you can begin to find meaning and purpose in life again.
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Penny Zimmerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C, ACC Verified
Offers online therapy
I’m an adoption-competent therapist with the Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.). Children, teens and families face unique emotional and behavioral challenges that stem from pre- and post-adoption experiences. With early intervention, they can address and overcome these challenges. As an adoption-competent therapist, I have the skills and experience needed to address these issues and understand the many facets that shape the life-long journey of adoption.
(240) 219-5769
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I’m an adoption-competent therapist with the Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.). Children, teens and families face unique emotional and behavioral challenges that stem from pre- and post-adoption experiences. With early intervention, they can address and overcome these challenges. As an adoption-competent therapist, I have the skills and experience needed to address these issues and understand the many facets that shape the life-long journey of adoption.
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Jodi Cobb
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LCMFT Verified
Offers online therapy
My professional interests include psychotherapy with parent-child dyads, children, teens, families, and individual adults using an attachment-focused approach. I have experience and interest in working with families impacted by attachment disruption, adoption, foster care, trauma, and LGBTQ issues. With over 30 years of experience, I bring compassion, humor, and creativity to my work with families. I have worked as a School Psychologist for the Howard County Public School System, provided parent consultation for families, and facilitated workshops for families throughout the United States, Canada, and in South Africa.
(443) 400-7310
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My professional interests include psychotherapy with parent-child dyads, children, teens, families, and individual adults using an attachment-focused approach. I have experience and interest in working with families impacted by attachment disruption, adoption, foster care, trauma, and LGBTQ issues. With over 30 years of experience, I bring compassion, humor, and creativity to my work with families. I have worked as a School Psychologist for the Howard County Public School System, provided parent consultation for families, and facilitated workshops for families throughout the United States, Canada, and in South Africa.
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LaGail Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT, RPT Verified
Offers online therapy
I’m an adoption-competent therapist with the Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.). Children, teens and families face unique emotional and behavioral challenges that stem from pre- and post-adoption experiences. With early intervention, they can address and overcome these challenges. As an adoption-competent therapist, I have the skills and experience needed to address these issues and understand the many facets that shape the life-long journey of adoption.
(240) 635-9410
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Offers online therapy
I’m an adoption-competent therapist with the Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.). Children, teens and families face unique emotional and behavioral challenges that stem from pre- and post-adoption experiences. With early intervention, they can address and overcome these challenges. As an adoption-competent therapist, I have the skills and experience needed to address these issues and understand the many facets that shape the life-long journey of adoption.
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Joanne Wolf Small
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C Verified
Offers online therapy
Forty years personal and professional experience uniquely qualifies me to understand the particular issues affecting individuals touched by adoption, infertility, kinship, attachment, and DNA search.
I believe we are all finally recognizing that a more holistic approach to treatment is needed. With over 40+ years of experience working in community mental health and private practice, I know the importance on our assessing and understanding all of the ways society impacts every individual. Everything around us matters, even beyond our personal relationships with our families, colleagues and friends. Speaking as a proud social worker, I know to effectively diagnose and treat a human problem needs a fully inclusive, psycho-social model of evaluation. I am here, tailored to help for your specific and unique needs.
(301) 298-3135
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Forty years personal and professional experience uniquely qualifies me to understand the particular issues affecting individuals touched by adoption, infertility, kinship, attachment, and DNA search.
I believe we are all finally recognizing that a more holistic approach to treatment is needed. With over 40+ years of experience working in community mental health and private practice, I know the importance on our assessing and understanding all of the ways society impacts every individual. Everything around us matters, even beyond our personal relationships with our families, colleagues and friends. Speaking as a proud social worker, I know to effectively diagnose and treat a human problem needs a fully inclusive, psycho-social model of evaluation. I am here, tailored to help for your specific and unique needs.
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Linda L. Bloch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW-C, RN Verified
Offers online therapy
My practice includes issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, adoption, domestic violence, grief.
TELETHERAPY AVAILABLE. As both a Clinical Social Worker and Registered Nurse, I have a broad perspective on mental health issues and treatment options. I have over 25 years of experience helping adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
(301) 684-5357
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My practice includes issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, adoption, domestic violence, grief.
TELETHERAPY AVAILABLE. As both a Clinical Social Worker and Registered Nurse, I have a broad perspective on mental health issues and treatment options. I have over 25 years of experience helping adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
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Ann E Haman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSW, MA Verified
Not accepting new clients
My areas of special interest are attachment and adoption issues; social-emotional challenges of giftedness; LGBT / questioning youth, and the adult legacy of difficult childhoods.
You have decided that something in your life needs to change: perhaps chronic stress or emotional pain, confusing behaviors or needs in your child, or your way of dealing with ongoing family issues. Therapy is a collaborative process in which I facilitate these changes. I have significant experience with issues around giftedness and its social-emotional challenges, anxiety, trauma, attachment, and adoption. I treat all clients with respect, interest, and openness. I am a relaxed, approachable person who feels privileged to work at a job I love with children and adults who teach and inspire me with their courage.
(301) 852-7631
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My areas of special interest are attachment and adoption issues; social-emotional challenges of giftedness; LGBT / questioning youth, and the adult legacy of difficult childhoods.
You have decided that something in your life needs to change: perhaps chronic stress or emotional pain, confusing behaviors or needs in your child, or your way of dealing with ongoing family issues. Therapy is a collaborative process in which I facilitate these changes. I have significant experience with issues around giftedness and its social-emotional challenges, anxiety, trauma, attachment, and adoption. I treat all clients with respect, interest, and openness. I am a relaxed, approachable person who feels privileged to work at a job I love with children and adults who teach and inspire me with their courage.

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If you're looking for adoption counseling in Maryland or help with an adoption in Maryland or for a Maryland adoption therapist, these professionals provide adoption support and adoption counseling. They include adoption therapists, adoption psychologists and adoption counselors in Maryland. They can help you coping with adoption in Maryland, they can support adopting families and provide child counseling for the adopted child (or adopted children) or foster child (or foster children).

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