Kevin Narby
Counselor, LGPC Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Accepting new clients. You feel misunderstood. Maybe therapy hasn’t worked for you in the past. You are figuring out who you are and where you fit in the world. I hear this every day from my clients and I am here to help. My primary goal is to use the therapeutic relationship as a vehicle for change. I bring my real self to every session and offer a space that is funny, warm and connecting with a splash of nerdy pop culture references. I focus on depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, the autism spectrum, and head injuries. My clients' explorations include relationship issues, life transitions, and work and academic stress.
(757) 280-4616
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
Accepting new clients. You feel misunderstood. Maybe therapy hasn’t worked for you in the past. You are figuring out who you are and where you fit in the world. I hear this every day from my clients and I am here to help. My primary goal is to use the therapeutic relationship as a vehicle for change. I bring my real self to every session and offer a space that is funny, warm and connecting with a splash of nerdy pop culture references. I focus on depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, the autism spectrum, and head injuries. My clients' explorations include relationship issues, life transitions, and work and academic stress.
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Nina Boyd
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
I offer counseling tailored to the unique needs of the individuals I serve. My specialty areas include trauma healing, anxiety, depression, life stressors, transitions, increasing mindfulness, and self-esteem. I also support clients with relationship and communication difficulties. Alongside traditional therapy methods, I offer Expressive Arts Therapy which involves using a mix of media such as music, writing, film, books/stories, art, dance/movement, games, play, and other media to conduct therapy and connect with clients.
(410) 618-4516
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
I offer counseling tailored to the unique needs of the individuals I serve. My specialty areas include trauma healing, anxiety, depression, life stressors, transitions, increasing mindfulness, and self-esteem. I also support clients with relationship and communication difficulties. Alongside traditional therapy methods, I offer Expressive Arts Therapy which involves using a mix of media such as music, writing, film, books/stories, art, dance/movement, games, play, and other media to conduct therapy and connect with clients.
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Jennifer Lynn Schoo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
I am an individual and family therapist. I have experience working with adolescents and adults whose needs include depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, family conflict, physical/sexual/emotional abuse and substance abuse. I use cognitive behavioral, mindfulness and solution focused techniques in treatment to help identify client strengths, obstacles to recovery and short term and long term goals for treatment.
(410) 777-8054
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
I am an individual and family therapist. I have experience working with adolescents and adults whose needs include depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, family conflict, physical/sexual/emotional abuse and substance abuse. I use cognitive behavioral, mindfulness and solution focused techniques in treatment to help identify client strengths, obstacles to recovery and short term and long term goals for treatment.
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Tracy Jordan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
My areas of interest: * Depression * Post-partum issues * Anxiety * Behavior management for children; skills for parents * Young-adulthood transition issues * Separation / Divorce issues * Separation / Divorce support groups * Support groups for children / adolescents experiencing their parents' divorce * Exploration of being bi/multi-racial, and sorting out the question of, "Who am I?".
I am a Masters level Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C), and I work with children, adolescents, and adults. I also enjoy running support groups. I believe that everyone has strengths that can support and guide them through hard times. However, during especially difficult experiences, we often forget our strengths. And it is at this point when it becomes important to have someone to confide in. Together we can identify goals that will lead you toward healthier ways of coping. Hopefully after practicing more positive and constructive coping skills, you will find yourself with a greater sense of emotional satisfaction in life.
(410) 774-6662
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
My areas of interest: * Depression * Post-partum issues * Anxiety * Behavior management for children; skills for parents * Young-adulthood transition issues * Separation / Divorce issues * Separation / Divorce support groups * Support groups for children / adolescents experiencing their parents' divorce * Exploration of being bi/multi-racial, and sorting out the question of, "Who am I?".
I am a Masters level Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C), and I work with children, adolescents, and adults. I also enjoy running support groups. I believe that everyone has strengths that can support and guide them through hard times. However, during especially difficult experiences, we often forget our strengths. And it is at this point when it becomes important to have someone to confide in. Together we can identify goals that will lead you toward healthier ways of coping. Hopefully after practicing more positive and constructive coping skills, you will find yourself with a greater sense of emotional satisfaction in life.
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Tracey Lynne Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LCSW Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
I specialize in treating clients enduring the following symptoms: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, body image issues, financial stress, career transitions, social injustice, relationship trauma, family transitions, family conflict, and parenting issues.
(443) 218-9727
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
I specialize in treating clients enduring the following symptoms: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, body image issues, financial stress, career transitions, social injustice, relationship trauma, family transitions, family conflict, and parenting issues.
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Mary Sidhwani
RN, PsyD Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043
My practice specializes in utilizing and teaching hypnosis to help women, adolescents and children overcome habit and emotional issues, especially anxiety,depression, fears and phobias.
Welcome- I am a therapist who specializes in hypnotherapy. I have been in private practice since 2000 and have had the privilege of helping many clients overcome longstanding habit issues and dysfunctional patterns. Therapy is provided in a safe,comfortable and private settting. Each client is supported and respected within the framework of compassionate understanding. I feel honored to work with each client, helping and guiding them towards their goals and dreams.
(410) 657-8206
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
My practice specializes in utilizing and teaching hypnosis to help women, adolescents and children overcome habit and emotional issues, especially anxiety,depression, fears and phobias.
Welcome- I am a therapist who specializes in hypnotherapy. I have been in private practice since 2000 and have had the privilege of helping many clients overcome longstanding habit issues and dysfunctional patterns. Therapy is provided in a safe,comfortable and private settting. Each client is supported and respected within the framework of compassionate understanding. I feel honored to work with each client, helping and guiding them towards their goals and dreams.
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Jacqueline Lynne Ritz
Counselor, MA , LCPC, CA-CAD Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
Has Anxiety, Depression, Addiction taken over your life and you are finding it more difficult to function daily? I am here to help you navigate through these and many other social,emotional and mental health disorders. I am an Independent Licensed Psychotherapist with extensive experience in addiction,depression, anxiety,PTSD and many other mental and emotional health disorders.I believe that everyone can become their whole self when shown compassion and empathy .
(410) 886-6598
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
Has Anxiety, Depression, Addiction taken over your life and you are finding it more difficult to function daily? I am here to help you navigate through these and many other social,emotional and mental health disorders. I am an Independent Licensed Psychotherapist with extensive experience in addiction,depression, anxiety,PTSD and many other mental and emotional health disorders.I believe that everyone can become their whole self when shown compassion and empathy .
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Trina L Bennett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWC, MSW Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
I believe that each person is born with incredible strengths that are sometimes buried through their interpretation of life events and personal struggles. We can become anxious, depressed, angry or overwhelmed, while dreaming of the way we really want to live and express ourselves. I can honestly say that each of you has the potential to uncover your true self; to find contentment, self-worth and self-growth. The journey can be rough, at times, but I would like to walk alongside the path with you as you re-discover your dynamic self and achieve your personal goals.
(410) 305-7324
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
I believe that each person is born with incredible strengths that are sometimes buried through their interpretation of life events and personal struggles. We can become anxious, depressed, angry or overwhelmed, while dreaming of the way we really want to live and express ourselves. I can honestly say that each of you has the potential to uncover your true self; to find contentment, self-worth and self-growth. The journey can be rough, at times, but I would like to walk alongside the path with you as you re-discover your dynamic self and achieve your personal goals.
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Marianne S. Becker, LCSW-C
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, CAI Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
For more than 20 years I have specialized in addressing anxiety, depression, early trauma and other mental health challenges by using neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback) and psychotherapy.
My ideal client is the teen or adult that has had significant distress from emotional trauma, anxiety, mood and attentional disorders. Most clients have previously tried many types of therapies, including drug therapies, but continue to struggle. By addressing brain function with neurofeedback in addition to therapy, I have had over 90% success helping my clients to overcome or manage their emotional/mental health challenges.
(410) 988-3763
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
For more than 20 years I have specialized in addressing anxiety, depression, early trauma and other mental health challenges by using neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback) and psychotherapy.
My ideal client is the teen or adult that has had significant distress from emotional trauma, anxiety, mood and attentional disorders. Most clients have previously tried many types of therapies, including drug therapies, but continue to struggle. By addressing brain function with neurofeedback in addition to therapy, I have had over 90% success helping my clients to overcome or manage their emotional/mental health challenges.
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Anne Sullivan Hynes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043
In addition to my work with children and teens, I work with adults experiencing issues related to anxiety, depression, social and behavioral difficulties, parent-child problems, loss, women’s issues and other life challenges.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years experience practicing individual, group and family therapy as well as extensive experience within the school system as a school social worker. My practice style is goal oriented and strength based with a focus on the whole person and the family system. I provide services to children from 11 years of age, teens and adults.
(410) 514-5426
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
In addition to my work with children and teens, I work with adults experiencing issues related to anxiety, depression, social and behavioral difficulties, parent-child problems, loss, women’s issues and other life challenges.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years experience practicing individual, group and family therapy as well as extensive experience within the school system as a school social worker. My practice style is goal oriented and strength based with a focus on the whole person and the family system. I provide services to children from 11 years of age, teens and adults.
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Accepting New Clients! Book a Free Session Today!
Counselor Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
Do you find yourself struggling with anxious thoughts? Are the trials of everyday life trapping you in a cycle of depression? Maybe you are having a hard time processing a traumatic event that has happened to you? You are not alone, and you do not have to continue struggling. We are a diverse group of therapists from a variety of different backgrounds that are here to help you. We provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive atmosphere that allows you to express yourself openly and freely. As a client of ours, we will help you work through whatever it is you are currently experiencing and help you work towards a happier tomorrow.
(410) 639-3483
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
Do you find yourself struggling with anxious thoughts? Are the trials of everyday life trapping you in a cycle of depression? Maybe you are having a hard time processing a traumatic event that has happened to you? You are not alone, and you do not have to continue struggling. We are a diverse group of therapists from a variety of different backgrounds that are here to help you. We provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive atmosphere that allows you to express yourself openly and freely. As a client of ours, we will help you work through whatever it is you are currently experiencing and help you work towards a happier tomorrow.
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John J Michalczyk
Counselor, MA, MDiv Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Identity issues, anxiety, depression, couple communications, family dynamics, parent/child issues, spirituality, loss and complicated bereavement.
"It is my goal as a therapist to provide a safe and supportive environment for others so they may achieve personal well-being and productive relationships on the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual levels. I believe that through the healing of psychological and emotional wounds, each person has the potential and freedom to maintain positive self-acceptance and self-definition. I rejoice in helping individuals, couples and families bring greater meaning and satisfaction to their lives."
(410) 415-1484 x115
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
Identity issues, anxiety, depression, couple communications, family dynamics, parent/child issues, spirituality, loss and complicated bereavement.
"It is my goal as a therapist to provide a safe and supportive environment for others so they may achieve personal well-being and productive relationships on the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual levels. I believe that through the healing of psychological and emotional wounds, each person has the potential and freedom to maintain positive self-acceptance and self-definition. I rejoice in helping individuals, couples and families bring greater meaning and satisfaction to their lives."
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Tara H Simpson
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Ellicott City, MD 21043
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a collaboration and I am an engaging, candid, and empathetic participant. Therapy is a framework in which you can address and resolve current distress by promoting self-awareness and generating useful strategies for positive change. In addition, therapy helps you to identify and modify self-defeating attitudes, thoughts, and beliefs, as well as ineffective behavior patterns. I provide psychotherapy for adults dealing with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, low self-esteem, and relationship issues. My specific areas of expertise is providing counseling for issues surrounding, and unique to, infertility and assisted reproduction.
(410) 657-8755
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Office is near:
Ellicott City, MD 21043
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a collaboration and I am an engaging, candid, and empathetic participant. Therapy is a framework in which you can address and resolve current distress by promoting self-awareness and generating useful strategies for positive change. In addition, therapy helps you to identify and modify self-defeating attitudes, thoughts, and beliefs, as well as ineffective behavior patterns. I provide psychotherapy for adults dealing with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, low self-esteem, and relationship issues. My specific areas of expertise is providing counseling for issues surrounding, and unique to, infertility and assisted reproduction.
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Kiara Hartwell
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC, NCC Verified
Office is near:
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
Starting therapy can be scary, yet exciting and I commend you for taking this huge step to begin your healing journey! Have you found yourself stuck, anxious, irritable, moody, depressed, or grieving an older version of yourself? Are you wanting to awaken from conditioned patterns and relearn healthy ways of living so that you can elevate to the next level in your life? With 11 years of clinical counseling experience, I help new therapists and young adult and adult women get unstuck from faulty thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors to thoughtfully elevate their life.
(434) 535-4390
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Office is near:
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
Starting therapy can be scary, yet exciting and I commend you for taking this huge step to begin your healing journey! Have you found yourself stuck, anxious, irritable, moody, depressed, or grieving an older version of yourself? Are you wanting to awaken from conditioned patterns and relearn healthy ways of living so that you can elevate to the next level in your life? With 11 years of clinical counseling experience, I help new therapists and young adult and adult women get unstuck from faulty thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors to thoughtfully elevate their life.
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Stephanie Ojeda
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Ellicott City, MD 21041
Offers online therapy
Ojeda is a licensed psychologist specializing in helping children, adolescents and adults with ADHD and other conditions, including depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder.
Dr. Ojeda treats all ages for ADHD support and treatment. She offers parent coaching, teacher consultations for children with ADHD, learning differences, or emotional distress, and in implementing accommodations. Dr. Ojeda assists in the transition to college, guiding students in selecting courses, college majors, developing effective study skills and accessing accommodations. Dr. Ojeda provides support for young adults, who are unable to move forward in college or the workplace, as well as for their parents. For adults, Dr. Ojeda presents a solution-focused approach to help adults find or create more functional home and work environments in which they can function at their best.
(301) 658-2439
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Office is near:
Ellicott City, MD 21041
Offers online therapy
Ojeda is a licensed psychologist specializing in helping children, adolescents and adults with ADHD and other conditions, including depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder.
Dr. Ojeda treats all ages for ADHD support and treatment. She offers parent coaching, teacher consultations for children with ADHD, learning differences, or emotional distress, and in implementing accommodations. Dr. Ojeda assists in the transition to college, guiding students in selecting courses, college majors, developing effective study skills and accessing accommodations. Dr. Ojeda provides support for young adults, who are unable to move forward in college or the workplace, as well as for their parents. For adults, Dr. Ojeda presents a solution-focused approach to help adults find or create more functional home and work environments in which they can function at their best.
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Jacqueline Segue-Wilkins
Counselor, LCPC, NCC Verified
Office is near:
Ellicott City, MD 21041
I work collaboratively with individuals struggling with emotional difficulties due to depression, loss, and the crippling effects of addiction.
Do you struggle with negative feelings about yourself? Do you frequently compare yourself to others? Are you experiencing feelings of hopelessness and helplessness? Do you find yourself in chronic cycles of addictive behavior (overeating, binging & purging, alcohol or drug abuse, overspending. etc.) ? Are these addictive behaviors followed by feelings of guilt and depression? Are you easily overwhelmed? Are you feeling tired and discouraged? Are you suffering in silence with anxiety or visions of abuse? You no longer have to suffer. Emotional pain is an invitation to change!
(410) 489-1986
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Office is near:
Ellicott City, MD 21041
I work collaboratively with individuals struggling with emotional difficulties due to depression, loss, and the crippling effects of addiction.
Do you struggle with negative feelings about yourself? Do you frequently compare yourself to others? Are you experiencing feelings of hopelessness and helplessness? Do you find yourself in chronic cycles of addictive behavior (overeating, binging & purging, alcohol or drug abuse, overspending. etc.) ? Are these addictive behaviors followed by feelings of guilt and depression? Are you easily overwhelmed? Are you feeling tired and discouraged? Are you suffering in silence with anxiety or visions of abuse? You no longer have to suffer. Emotional pain is an invitation to change!
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Anchor Counseling Centers
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Verified
Office is near:
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
We treat a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, social skills, defiance, and decision-making skills through individual, family and couples counseling.
Our professional, experienced counselors work with children, adolescents and adults in individual sessions as well as family or couples counseling. The counselors have a variety of backgrounds ranging from substance abuse, foster care, case management, Employee Assistance Programs, and school counseling. We are happy to discuss your needs and match you with the most appropriate counselor in the practice. We have locations in Columbia, Cumberland, Eldersburg, Sykesville & Westminster.
(410) 983-6585
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Office is near:
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
We treat a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, social skills, defiance, and decision-making skills through individual, family and couples counseling.
Our professional, experienced counselors work with children, adolescents and adults in individual sessions as well as family or couples counseling. The counselors have a variety of backgrounds ranging from substance abuse, foster care, case management, Employee Assistance Programs, and school counseling. We are happy to discuss your needs and match you with the most appropriate counselor in the practice. We have locations in Columbia, Cumberland, Eldersburg, Sykesville & Westminster.
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Scott A Holzman
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Selecting a therapist is an important decision. I believe that creating an environment where the client feels that the therapist has listened, shown empathy, and has genuine concern are some of the core conditions for a therapeutic relationship. Providing a client with helpful feedback in this safe, empathic environment promotes change and growth. A client that I work with may have a variety of concerns including having a relationship issue, going through a separation, having parenting concerns, experiencing depression, anxiety, or problems related to alcohol or drug misuse or abuse. Please visit my website www.scottholzmanphd.com.
(410) 205-9962
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Office is near:
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Selecting a therapist is an important decision. I believe that creating an environment where the client feels that the therapist has listened, shown empathy, and has genuine concern are some of the core conditions for a therapeutic relationship. Providing a client with helpful feedback in this safe, empathic environment promotes change and growth. A client that I work with may have a variety of concerns including having a relationship issue, going through a separation, having parenting concerns, experiencing depression, anxiety, or problems related to alcohol or drug misuse or abuse. Please visit my website www.scottholzmanphd.com.
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April Moreno
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Office is near:
Ellicott City, MD 21043
April Moreno is a Psychotherapist and owner of Moreno Counseling and Consulting, LLC, which provides counseling services, mental health workshops and consulting. She is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners as a certified clinical supervisor. She provides clinical supervision for social workers and mentoring for mental health professionals. April provides therapy for children, teenagers and adults. She helps clients address a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem and life stressors. She has advanced certification in trauma and has experience treating clients diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
(443) 578-3558
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Office is near:
Ellicott City, MD 21043
April Moreno is a Psychotherapist and owner of Moreno Counseling and Consulting, LLC, which provides counseling services, mental health workshops and consulting. She is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners as a certified clinical supervisor. She provides clinical supervision for social workers and mentoring for mental health professionals. April provides therapy for children, teenagers and adults. She helps clients address a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem and life stressors. She has advanced certification in trauma and has experience treating clients diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Dayli Natasha Marrero
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
Although I have expertise in working with the effects of trauma, I also work with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, poor self esteem, grief, and cross cultural issues.
I am a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience. I work with adolescents and adults in individual and family therapy. My approach to therapy is eclectic with a focus on developing a strong therapeutic relationship in which the client feels listened to and understood on a deep level with genuine interest and acceptance. I often use relaxation and mindfulness practices of awareness and acceptance, as well as cognitive behavioral techniques when appropriate for symptom relief. I focus on a person's strengths and resiliency to help them achieve the changes they are looking for.
(410) 927-5502
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Office is near:
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
Although I have expertise in working with the effects of trauma, I also work with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, poor self esteem, grief, and cross cultural issues.
I am a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience. I work with adolescents and adults in individual and family therapy. My approach to therapy is eclectic with a focus on developing a strong therapeutic relationship in which the client feels listened to and understood on a deep level with genuine interest and acceptance. I often use relaxation and mindfulness practices of awareness and acceptance, as well as cognitive behavioral techniques when appropriate for symptom relief. I focus on a person's strengths and resiliency to help them achieve the changes they are looking for.

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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.