Melvyn P Heyes

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C

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(410) 970-4917

Melvyn P Heyes

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C


Location

Offers online therapy

Edgewater Psychotherapy
Edgewater, MD 21037
(410) 970-4917

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Announcement icon I am pleased to off tele-therapy through Skype, WhatsApp Zoom, Facetime and/or phone. I'm a provider for Carefirst/BlueCross.
I work with career-oriented individuals to resolve relationship issues, stress at home and work, as well as help parents with challenging adolescents and children. Too much responsibility and stress at home, school or workplace often leads to strained relationships, isolation, loss of motivation or debilitating fears. I help people and families who are affected by anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavior challenges at school, defiance and anger, divorce or trauma. I've worked with children, teens and young adults with emotional disturbances, behavior problems, substance abuse, self-harm, or personality development issues, and helped couples and parents sort through relationship challenges.
My non-judgmental approach balances the need to listen and validate your experiences with the urgency to address and resolve your challenges. We will develop your sense of autonomy so you feel better, quickly, through changing how you interpret and respond to stressors from an emotional, cognitive and behavioral standpoint.
As a solution-focused clinician, I am trained and experienced in a broad spectrum evidence-based therapies, including DBT-based mindfulness and ACT approaches. I can teach you simple, effective stress-relieving techniques that complement therapy. My goal is to help create the peaceful and fulfilling life that you envision.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $95 - $125
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BCBS | BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CareFirst
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 11 Years
  • License: Maryland / 16373
  • School: Columbia University, New York City
  • Year Graduated: 2010

Melvyn P Heyes's Groups

Parenting Strategies for Behavioral Problems

All too often, kids (5-15 yo) with behavioral issues at home or school (impulsivity, inattention, rule breaking, homework difficulties, aggression) are simply diagnosed with ADHD and medicated into submission - with poor outcomes or troublesome side-effects. Alternatively, kids demand constant monitoring or discipline enforcement, leaving parents and families disrupted, angry and stressed. Prognostically, kids can grow up to have conduct disorders, personality malformations, substance abuse problems, mood disorders and adult ADHD. Not good. This weekly, 10-session program is an alternative approach: directed at empowering parents with positive incentive and reinforcement strategies, smart and effective discipline and punishment techniques.

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Substance Recovery (Adult and Adolescent Groups)

Frequently, people use drugs and alcohol to address the effects of traumatic experiences, stress, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, peer relationship issues - or to simply just feel good. While substance abuse treatment often primarily focuses on trigger identification and refusal skills, the underlying emotional and social drives to use are minimally addressed and so remain. Consequently, relapse rates remain notoriously high. I have run substance abuse groups at Second Genesis and understand the critical need to develop emotion regulation and distress tolerance skills. These two separate peer groups address the underlying drives that create continued dangers for relapse.

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Adult Process Groups

The power of group: 'Through Connection With Others - Validation, Change and Empowerment'. I run several adult groups. Two are men only or women only with open-ended formats focused on whatever and wherever the group dynamic takes us. Another mixed gender solution-focused group is based on skill acquisition with a DBT-mindfulness oriented approach (emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal relationships) to address depression, anxiety, trauma and self-harm. I also run support groups for divorce/separation, adults with 'difficult' parents, skills balancing career, self and family, adolescent personality development and a group focused on the emotion of film.

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Location

Edgewater Psychotherapy
Edgewater, MD 21037
(410) 970-4917
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addiction
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Development
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Children (6 to 10)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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Professional Connections

Compassionate and thoughtful, Melvyn is an expert at helping clients create positive change in their lives. Clients say he is kind, thoughtful and non-judgemental. I have seen him help many people through romantic and career life difficulties. I highly recommend him !

Last Modified: 3 Mar 2021
Melvyn P Heyes, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Edgewater

Melvyn P Heyes

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C