Jesse Kessinger
Counselor, MS, LGPC Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
My ideal client is someone who has struggles with attention difficulties, trauma, anxiety, mood and depression. I also assist clients with career counseling for those looking for help with career change. Far too often people struggle and suffer for too long, whether emotionally or in a unsatisfying career. It is my firm belief change for the better is possible.
(410) 680-2061
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
My ideal client is someone who has struggles with attention difficulties, trauma, anxiety, mood and depression. I also assist clients with career counseling for those looking for help with career change. Far too often people struggle and suffer for too long, whether emotionally or in a unsatisfying career. It is my firm belief change for the better is possible.
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Lauren Douville
Counselor, LGPC, NCC Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
Now accepting new clients. Do you feel stuck, stressed out, anxious or sad? Are you struggling with your relationship and need the help of a professional? Are you having challenges with your child or teenager with depression or anxiety or struggling with parenting issues? I can help and bring change to your life. Little steps can lead to big changes and sometimes getting started is the hardest part. I am ready to help and have powerful tools to support you through this time.
(443) 201-7759
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
Now accepting new clients. Do you feel stuck, stressed out, anxious or sad? Are you struggling with your relationship and need the help of a professional? Are you having challenges with your child or teenager with depression or anxiety or struggling with parenting issues? I can help and bring change to your life. Little steps can lead to big changes and sometimes getting started is the hardest part. I am ready to help and have powerful tools to support you through this time.
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Tracy Brenton
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, LCMHC Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Not accepting new clients
CURRENTLY NOT TAKING NEW PATIENTS. EMAIL IF YOU'D LIKE TO BE ADDED TO WAIT LIST. You are a victim of narcissistic abuse. You are struggling with Acute Stress/PTSD, anxiety or depression. You don't sleep. Your mind is constantly racing. I can help. I specialize in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), which is a brain based approach to psychotherapy. EMDR helps you to process traumatic/distressing events so that they are no longer traumatizing to you. I tend to blend EMDR along with psychodynamic therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
(443) 713-3153
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
Not accepting new clients
CURRENTLY NOT TAKING NEW PATIENTS. EMAIL IF YOU'D LIKE TO BE ADDED TO WAIT LIST. You are a victim of narcissistic abuse. You are struggling with Acute Stress/PTSD, anxiety or depression. You don't sleep. Your mind is constantly racing. I can help. I specialize in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), which is a brain based approach to psychotherapy. EMDR helps you to process traumatic/distressing events so that they are no longer traumatizing to you. I tend to blend EMDR along with psychodynamic therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
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Chuck McGeiver
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LCMFT, CCTP Verified
Office is near:
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Not accepting new clients
UNFORTUNATELY, I AM CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. So much of our daily life involves interactions and relationships with others. Often these relationships are affecting us more than we realize and may cause difficulties in the home, at work or socially. I am here to help families, couples, and individuals understand how to better manage their challenges such as depression, anxiety, personal loss, infidelity, substance abuse, and self-esteem issues. As a couples and family therapist, I am experienced and trained to focus on relational issues as well as the everyday struggles of the individual.
(410) 849-6666
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Office is near:
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Not accepting new clients
UNFORTUNATELY, I AM CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. So much of our daily life involves interactions and relationships with others. Often these relationships are affecting us more than we realize and may cause difficulties in the home, at work or socially. I am here to help families, couples, and individuals understand how to better manage their challenges such as depression, anxiety, personal loss, infidelity, substance abuse, and self-esteem issues. As a couples and family therapist, I am experienced and trained to focus on relational issues as well as the everyday struggles of the individual.
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Ronni F Emden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Office is near:
Ellicott City, MD 21041
Not accepting new clients
Life can be very stressful as you try to navigate through numerous challenges and struggles. I have worked extensively with clients who have experienced anxiety, depression, family discord, marital/relationship issues, chronic health issues and life transitions. As your therapist, I will provide a nurturing, empathic and insightful therapeutic experience. I will communicate with your psychiatrist and other medical providers to optimize treatment.
(410) 397-7858
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Office is near:
Ellicott City, MD 21041
Not accepting new clients
Life can be very stressful as you try to navigate through numerous challenges and struggles. I have worked extensively with clients who have experienced anxiety, depression, family discord, marital/relationship issues, chronic health issues and life transitions. As your therapist, I will provide a nurturing, empathic and insightful therapeutic experience. I will communicate with your psychiatrist and other medical providers to optimize treatment.
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Stefani Comer
Counselor, LGPC Verified
Office is near:
Ellicott City, MD 21029
I have experience working with varying levels of anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, grief and loss.
I believe there is a unique potential in every human interaction and I believe in therapy as an experience of self-understanding. Whether you are looking for exploration and transformation or to change the way you think and behave, I am committed to providing sound clinical advice and guidance. I earned my undergraduate degree from Rider University, and my Master of Science degree in mental health counseling from McDaniel College. I have clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples.
(410) 618-1023
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Office is near:
Ellicott City, MD 21029
I have experience working with varying levels of anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, grief and loss.
I believe there is a unique potential in every human interaction and I believe in therapy as an experience of self-understanding. Whether you are looking for exploration and transformation or to change the way you think and behave, I am committed to providing sound clinical advice and guidance. I earned my undergraduate degree from Rider University, and my Master of Science degree in mental health counseling from McDaniel College. I have clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples.
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Sarah S Montgomery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Office is near:
Ellicott City, MD 21029
Not accepting new clients
I work with individuals-- adults, young adults, teens and children (10 and up)-- experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and trauma as well as issues related to life transitions (including impact of corona virus) , adapting to college life, relationships, school and work difficulties and self esteem. I have particular expertise in helping individuals navigate grief and traumatic loss, including supporting individuals and families after suicide and overdose loss. I also work with families and groups.
(410) 973-6605
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Office is near:
Ellicott City, MD 21029
Not accepting new clients
I work with individuals-- adults, young adults, teens and children (10 and up)-- experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and trauma as well as issues related to life transitions (including impact of corona virus) , adapting to college life, relationships, school and work difficulties and self esteem. I have particular expertise in helping individuals navigate grief and traumatic loss, including supporting individuals and families after suicide and overdose loss. I also work with families and groups.
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Brianna Leonard
Counselor, LGPC, NCC Verified
Office is near:
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in helping clients work through issues of depression, anxiety, low self esteem and confidence, relational challenges, poor communication, and challenging life transitions.
Let’s be honest, life can be tough. Constant changes, daily stressors, relationship woes, anxiety issues, low self esteem and insecurities. Need a safe space and a supportive listening ear to help guide you through the challenges in life? My mission as a counselor is to provide you with a judgement free, down to earth, safe space where you feel comfortable to have the open conversations that makes you think, allows you to feel, aids you to process your thoughts and feelings, promotes awareness and inspires you to grow, heal and move forward. I have experience working with clients from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
(443) 233-0879
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Office is near:
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in helping clients work through issues of depression, anxiety, low self esteem and confidence, relational challenges, poor communication, and challenging life transitions.
Let’s be honest, life can be tough. Constant changes, daily stressors, relationship woes, anxiety issues, low self esteem and insecurities. Need a safe space and a supportive listening ear to help guide you through the challenges in life? My mission as a counselor is to provide you with a judgement free, down to earth, safe space where you feel comfortable to have the open conversations that makes you think, allows you to feel, aids you to process your thoughts and feelings, promotes awareness and inspires you to grow, heal and move forward. I have experience working with clients from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
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HEALthier Minds
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC Verified
Office is near:
Ellicott City, MD 21029
Not accepting new clients
Hi! I am a clinical professional counselor licensed in Maryland. I earned my bachelors degree in Psychology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. I earned my masters degree in Clinical Psychology at Barry University in Miami, Florida. I completed my clinical experience in Baltimore, Maryland. I have experience working as a psychotherapist and clinical diagnostician. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, parenting problems, career challenges, postpartum challenges, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have struggled to cope with mood and personality disorders.
(443) 241-6993
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Office is near:
Ellicott City, MD 21029
Not accepting new clients
Hi! I am a clinical professional counselor licensed in Maryland. I earned my bachelors degree in Psychology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. I earned my masters degree in Clinical Psychology at Barry University in Miami, Florida. I completed my clinical experience in Baltimore, Maryland. I have experience working as a psychotherapist and clinical diagnostician. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, parenting problems, career challenges, postpartum challenges, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have struggled to cope with mood and personality disorders.
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Norma Mancini Stevens
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
Psychotherapy is a unique and wonderful opportunity to explore one's difficulties, relationships, experiences, and more with a safe, non-judgmental presence to resolve issues, repair relationships and heal pain. Our work together can help you move forward, deal effectively with life's challenges, and achieve your goals. This is a collaborative process where we address your emotional, psychological, and spiritual concerns at your pace. I recognize the courage it takes to make that first step and seek help. It would be a privilege for me to accompany you on your journey.
(410) 927-6166
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
Psychotherapy is a unique and wonderful opportunity to explore one's difficulties, relationships, experiences, and more with a safe, non-judgmental presence to resolve issues, repair relationships and heal pain. Our work together can help you move forward, deal effectively with life's challenges, and achieve your goals. This is a collaborative process where we address your emotional, psychological, and spiritual concerns at your pace. I recognize the courage it takes to make that first step and seek help. It would be a privilege for me to accompany you on your journey.
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Virginia E Voigt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
I believe that anyone who wants to make a change in their life can do it. My style is laid back, with an emphasis on listening and getting to know the client on their own terms, and assisting them with self expression when needed. My orientation is self psychological and relational. For some issues, I find that a more structured, directed approach is helpful. I have recently incorporated DBT skills groups into my practice.
(410) 941-8984
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
I believe that anyone who wants to make a change in their life can do it. My style is laid back, with an emphasis on listening and getting to know the client on their own terms, and assisting them with self expression when needed. My orientation is self psychological and relational. For some issues, I find that a more structured, directed approach is helpful. I have recently incorporated DBT skills groups into my practice.
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Dan Scott Eisner
Occupational Therapist, OTR/L, CC Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
If you're tired of traditional approaches that aren't getting you anywhere, you're in the right place. I'll be the first to admit, I've had more than my fair share of "issues" that I continue to work on each and every day. Every one of my clients knows that I'm my #1 guinea pig and I only teach from experience. I spent the better part of the last 15 years discovering what was keeping me stuck, and what it takes to truly break the vicious cycle. I now share a simple but profound approach that I promise will support you in creating change you didn’t think was possible.
(410) 390-0471
Verified
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
If you're tired of traditional approaches that aren't getting you anywhere, you're in the right place. I'll be the first to admit, I've had more than my fair share of "issues" that I continue to work on each and every day. Every one of my clients knows that I'm my #1 guinea pig and I only teach from experience. I spent the better part of the last 15 years discovering what was keeping me stuck, and what it takes to truly break the vicious cycle. I now share a simple but profound approach that I promise will support you in creating change you didn’t think was possible.
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Michael R Midgley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
My focus is helping clients to achieve their goals in life. Whether it's improving interpersonal relationships, managing overwhelming anxiety or enhancing coping skills caused by daily stress, I can help you live your life to the fullest. I have worked in the mental health field for over 14 years and have been a practicing clinical social worker for the past 7 years. In addition to private practice work, I have significant experience working in emergency medical and crisis intervention settings. I've counseled thousands of clients ranging in all types of mental health issues throughout my career.
(240) 334-6940
Verified
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
My focus is helping clients to achieve their goals in life. Whether it's improving interpersonal relationships, managing overwhelming anxiety or enhancing coping skills caused by daily stress, I can help you live your life to the fullest. I have worked in the mental health field for over 14 years and have been a practicing clinical social worker for the past 7 years. In addition to private practice work, I have significant experience working in emergency medical and crisis intervention settings. I've counseled thousands of clients ranging in all types of mental health issues throughout my career.
Michael Leo Boyle
Psychologist Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
I continue to derive immense satisfaction from becoming a psychologist and exploring many paths and points of view about the nature of "reality", personally in my own work on myself and with others in psychotherapy (from physical/behavioral/external levels to non-physical/subjective/internal levels). People who have participated in psychotherapy with me often describe deriving value from increased awareness, insight and understanding about their past and present circumstances, both internal and external. These results have led to resolving external behavioral issues and increasing their level of internal satisfaction about their life experiences.
(410) 317-8092
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
I continue to derive immense satisfaction from becoming a psychologist and exploring many paths and points of view about the nature of "reality", personally in my own work on myself and with others in psychotherapy (from physical/behavioral/external levels to non-physical/subjective/internal levels). People who have participated in psychotherapy with me often describe deriving value from increased awareness, insight and understanding about their past and present circumstances, both internal and external. These results have led to resolving external behavioral issues and increasing their level of internal satisfaction about their life experiences.
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Jenn Fredette
Counselor, LPC, MA, MDiv Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
You, my friend, have your shit together. You don’t need therapy. You love your life. Every microwaved dinner eaten alone. Every 3 am “to do list” you make in bed until you pass out. Every fleeting wish that life felt less like a performance and more like happiness. After all, therapy isn’t for people who are curious about the meaning of things. People, like you, who long to feel deeply, profoundly alive, but are too busy earning that good life to actually live the good life. You have to be really sick or crazy to go to therapy, don’t you?
(703) 721-4693
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
You, my friend, have your shit together. You don’t need therapy. You love your life. Every microwaved dinner eaten alone. Every 3 am “to do list” you make in bed until you pass out. Every fleeting wish that life felt less like a performance and more like happiness. After all, therapy isn’t for people who are curious about the meaning of things. People, like you, who long to feel deeply, profoundly alive, but are too busy earning that good life to actually live the good life. You have to be really sick or crazy to go to therapy, don’t you?
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Jan Carey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LCSW, CST Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21041
Offers online therapy
*Start via a free 20-min. consult* You want a deeper connection with your partner but it feels so awkward to have the conversations that need to happen so that you might be better known by them. It seems they don't care about you. How to begin to change your relationship quality is overwhelming and it feels like you are stuck with a person who just doesn't get it. Your relationship lacks good energy and it feels like you are just problem solving together but not enjoying the best parts of life together - romance, sex, and closeness. Something's got to change you can't zombie through life together anymore!
(215) 253-6226
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Ellicott City, MD 21041
Offers online therapy
*Start via a free 20-min. consult* You want a deeper connection with your partner but it feels so awkward to have the conversations that need to happen so that you might be better known by them. It seems they don't care about you. How to begin to change your relationship quality is overwhelming and it feels like you are stuck with a person who just doesn't get it. Your relationship lacks good energy and it feels like you are just problem solving together but not enjoying the best parts of life together - romance, sex, and closeness. Something's got to change you can't zombie through life together anymore!
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Nancy Narrett
Counselor, LCPC, MEd, CAS Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
Nancy Narrett, LCPC brings a wealth of experience to her counseling practice, having worked extensively with youth, adults and families. She understands that the stream of life can be challenging to navigate. Nancy collaborates closely and creatively with her clients utilizing an insight-oriented, psychodynamic approach to strengthen one's inner resources and skill sets, providing an opportunity to build a foundation for change. She believes deeply in the resiliency and strength of the human spirit and has faith in the unending potential for personal transformation and change.
(410) 680-3789
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
Nancy Narrett, LCPC brings a wealth of experience to her counseling practice, having worked extensively with youth, adults and families. She understands that the stream of life can be challenging to navigate. Nancy collaborates closely and creatively with her clients utilizing an insight-oriented, psychodynamic approach to strengthen one's inner resources and skill sets, providing an opportunity to build a foundation for change. She believes deeply in the resiliency and strength of the human spirit and has faith in the unending potential for personal transformation and change.
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Laura R Brooks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
Please see my website, laurarbrooks.com for more information. My office setting and theoretical approach offer a calming environment to support your clearest thinking about the problem and possibilities for addressing it. I believe that thinking about the problem in the context of the relationship system contributes to more objectivity for deciding on a course of action that is sustainable.
(410) 417-6273
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
Please see my website, laurarbrooks.com for more information. My office setting and theoretical approach offer a calming environment to support your clearest thinking about the problem and possibilities for addressing it. I believe that thinking about the problem in the context of the relationship system contributes to more objectivity for deciding on a course of action that is sustainable.
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Martin Counseling and Associates, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, ADS, CMFSW Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Martin Counseling and Associates, LLC was build on the belief that "treatment needs to be as individualized as the client" and we strive to provide a safe, warm, and nuturing environment, whereby clients can not only grow, but thrive. When I established this practice in 2009, I sought to provide comprehensive and collaborative programming that could meet the basic needs of any client suffering from addiction and/or mental illness and support the client through all the facets of the treatment process. From evaluation and assessment to education and treatment, we can help.
(443) 551-4903
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
Martin Counseling and Associates, LLC was build on the belief that "treatment needs to be as individualized as the client" and we strive to provide a safe, warm, and nuturing environment, whereby clients can not only grow, but thrive. When I established this practice in 2009, I sought to provide comprehensive and collaborative programming that could meet the basic needs of any client suffering from addiction and/or mental illness and support the client through all the facets of the treatment process. From evaluation and assessment to education and treatment, we can help.
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Sarah Vayda
Counselor, MS, LCPC, DBT-C Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Are you overwhelmed, feeling unrelenting worry or sadness? Or is life not meeting your expectations? These feelings can be paralyzing and affect all areas of our lives. Allow me to help you navigate through this difficult time and find peace of mind to live a more fulfilling life. I combine an individual approach that focuses on living in the present and helping you manage these disruptions. This new perspective is helpful for many people to view their lives differently with more compassion for themselves and an increased ability to live the life they choose.
(410) 216-5949
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
Are you overwhelmed, feeling unrelenting worry or sadness? Or is life not meeting your expectations? These feelings can be paralyzing and affect all areas of our lives. Allow me to help you navigate through this difficult time and find peace of mind to live a more fulfilling life. I combine an individual approach that focuses on living in the present and helping you manage these disruptions. This new perspective is helpful for many people to view their lives differently with more compassion for themselves and an increased ability to live the life they choose.

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Depression Therapists
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression therapists in Ellicott City. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.