Michele D Santos-Launay
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Not everyone likes to talk about their thoughts, feelings and past traumas. Luckily, there’s a type of therapy that uses calming eye movements to bring healing and reduces uncomfortable feelings in a natural and out of the box manner. Accelerated Resolution Therapy can help reduce negative images, sensations, and symptoms. It is an evidence-based therapy that has been proven with research on veterans. ART therapy is designed to bring about big changes in a short period of time. Traditional therapy is also available for those who want to work at the slower place.
(410) 220-6545
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
Not everyone likes to talk about their thoughts, feelings and past traumas. Luckily, there’s a type of therapy that uses calming eye movements to bring healing and reduces uncomfortable feelings in a natural and out of the box manner. Accelerated Resolution Therapy can help reduce negative images, sensations, and symptoms. It is an evidence-based therapy that has been proven with research on veterans. ART therapy is designed to bring about big changes in a short period of time. Traditional therapy is also available for those who want to work at the slower place.
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Daniel Heckman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
Daniel believes that humans are highly social, and thus many of our dilemmas stem from early attachments and relationships with others. Yet, perhaps even deeper than relationships lies a question about identity, about who we are, and what our purpose is. Daniel has found that our questions about identity are deeply connected to many of the issues we face both within and without ourselves.
(410) 673-4742
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
Daniel believes that humans are highly social, and thus many of our dilemmas stem from early attachments and relationships with others. Yet, perhaps even deeper than relationships lies a question about identity, about who we are, and what our purpose is. Daniel has found that our questions about identity are deeply connected to many of the issues we face both within and without ourselves.
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Mary K. Durning
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Welcome to your village! You do not have to do this alone. Whether you are feeling overwhelmed by your child's behavior problems, or fearful of your own life transition, you can count on my expertise to help guide you through your challenges. We will work together in a supportive, accepting environment to help you achieve your goals. You can learn new ways of managing stress and have hope for a more meaningful future. You can learn to conquer your fears and have a life that is not defined by your suffering.
(410) 415-1166
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
Welcome to your village! You do not have to do this alone. Whether you are feeling overwhelmed by your child's behavior problems, or fearful of your own life transition, you can count on my expertise to help guide you through your challenges. We will work together in a supportive, accepting environment to help you achieve your goals. You can learn new ways of managing stress and have hope for a more meaningful future. You can learn to conquer your fears and have a life that is not defined by your suffering.
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Jodi Cobb
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LCMFT Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043
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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Ellicott City, MD 21043
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.
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Jane Fisher
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals, children and families dealing with emotional pain, school or work related problems, developmental challenges, relationship issues, traumatic experiences, grief and loss. In my work I strive to create a safe, understanding, and non-judging space to help people faced with difficult life challenges empower themselves.
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals, children and families dealing with emotional pain, school or work related problems, developmental challenges, relationship issues, traumatic experiences, grief and loss. In my work I strive to create a safe, understanding, and non-judging space to help people faced with difficult life challenges empower themselves.
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Michael Alexander Lockman
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
To me, the ideal client is someone who is willing to learn about himself: to come to realize his assets and to confront and transcend his limitations. The ideal client has the courage necessary to make the difficult decisions that it often takes to move forward in life. The ideal client sees a sense of purpose in what he goes through, and has the drive necessary to find a commensurate sense of meaning with respect to his circumstances.
(410) 941-6995
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
To me, the ideal client is someone who is willing to learn about himself: to come to realize his assets and to confront and transcend his limitations. The ideal client has the courage necessary to make the difficult decisions that it often takes to move forward in life. The ideal client sees a sense of purpose in what he goes through, and has the drive necessary to find a commensurate sense of meaning with respect to his circumstances.
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Carmen DAVIS
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
I am a Certified EMDR Therapist specializing in trauma. My goal is to create a safe, nonjudgmental environment where we can discuss and resolve your concerns. I am exceptionally well-trained and experienced in treating people who have difficulties stemming from traumatic events such as childhood maltreatment, sexual abuse, accidents, assaults, and more. Treatment methods are individualized and vary depending on the particular issues. My ideal client is interested in learning, growing, motivated, and prepared to engage in the challenging work of psychotherapy. I also love helping couples strengthen their relationship.
(301) 605-9124
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
I am a Certified EMDR Therapist specializing in trauma. My goal is to create a safe, nonjudgmental environment where we can discuss and resolve your concerns. I am exceptionally well-trained and experienced in treating people who have difficulties stemming from traumatic events such as childhood maltreatment, sexual abuse, accidents, assaults, and more. Treatment methods are individualized and vary depending on the particular issues. My ideal client is interested in learning, growing, motivated, and prepared to engage in the challenging work of psychotherapy. I also love helping couples strengthen their relationship.
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Suzanne Bierer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
We're living through such a stressful time, how can you possibly be feeling or functioning at your best? As your coping skills are stretched thin, struggles once successfully managed may be stronger than you can keep up with. Relationship issues can intensify as tending to your own discomfort takes more energy, leaving less to offer your partner. On top of all this, navigating the mental health world to find a therapist who "gets you" is a chore unto itself! I'm happy to help, if you feel we might be a good fit.
(410) 261-4192
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
We're living through such a stressful time, how can you possibly be feeling or functioning at your best? As your coping skills are stretched thin, struggles once successfully managed may be stronger than you can keep up with. Relationship issues can intensify as tending to your own discomfort takes more energy, leaving less to offer your partner. On top of all this, navigating the mental health world to find a therapist who "gets you" is a chore unto itself! I'm happy to help, if you feel we might be a good fit.
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Kara Bolling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
I am an intuitive and compassionate therapist who believes that each of us can create a more peaceful and fulfilling life. We all have basic needs: closeness, safety, stability, autonomy, self-worth, identity, well-being, and meaning. In order to experience the satisfaction and happiness that is possible in life, these basic needs must be met to some extent and we must each learn how to get them met. We can do this by expanding our awareness of how our mind and body works together and by learning new methods for engaging with other people and with our environment.
(240) 377-0753
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
I am an intuitive and compassionate therapist who believes that each of us can create a more peaceful and fulfilling life. We all have basic needs: closeness, safety, stability, autonomy, self-worth, identity, well-being, and meaning. In order to experience the satisfaction and happiness that is possible in life, these basic needs must be met to some extent and we must each learn how to get them met. We can do this by expanding our awareness of how our mind and body works together and by learning new methods for engaging with other people and with our environment.
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Carol A McKissick
Counselor, MBA, MS, LCPC, NCC Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
Let's untie your emotional knots by discovering new ideas and solutions. We can lessen your burden and reveal new ways forward. Having a trusted, non-judgmental professional in whom to confide can make a big difference. We all have "baggage" and this can lead to feeling uptight, overwhelmed, frustrated or just confused. Spending time talking with an objective, caring professional in a safe space can help. Allow me to offer support as you strive to be happier in your life journey.
(410) 401-8132
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
Let's untie your emotional knots by discovering new ideas and solutions. We can lessen your burden and reveal new ways forward. Having a trusted, non-judgmental professional in whom to confide can make a big difference. We all have "baggage" and this can lead to feeling uptight, overwhelmed, frustrated or just confused. Spending time talking with an objective, caring professional in a safe space can help. Allow me to offer support as you strive to be happier in your life journey.
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Santoro Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Santoro Psychological Services has been providing psychological services to the community since 2008. We have a dedicated staff with a number of different specializations. Our staff provides a variety of therapeutic and forensic services including individual therapy to children, adolescents, and adults; parent training; Gottman-trained couples' counseling; court-ordered psychological evaluations; custody evaluations; psychological and educational testing for school-aged students; and expert-witness testimony.
(410) 988-5943
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
Santoro Psychological Services has been providing psychological services to the community since 2008. We have a dedicated staff with a number of different specializations. Our staff provides a variety of therapeutic and forensic services including individual therapy to children, adolescents, and adults; parent training; Gottman-trained couples' counseling; court-ordered psychological evaluations; custody evaluations; psychological and educational testing for school-aged students; and expert-witness testimony.
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Nazie Spurrier
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
You feel like your life is out of control. No matter what you do, you just can't keep up. You are tired all the time and don't understand why you have such a hard time getting everything done. You feel like everyone else has their life together except for you. And if they REALLY knew how much of a mess you are they would never want to spend time with you. No matter what you do, nothing changes.
(410) 807-3856
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
You feel like your life is out of control. No matter what you do, you just can't keep up. You are tired all the time and don't understand why you have such a hard time getting everything done. You feel like everyone else has their life together except for you. And if they REALLY knew how much of a mess you are they would never want to spend time with you. No matter what you do, nothing changes.
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Anya Hain
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
Anya Hain is a LCPC who has a passion for promoting healing, recovery, and wellness. Using trauma-informed cognitive behavioral therapy and positive psychology techniques, Anya approaches problems with positivity and a solution-focused outlook. Clients can expect to feel unconditionally supported in an inviting and warm therapeutic environment. Anya has years of experience working with kids, families, groups, and couples. Anya offers an eclectic approach tailored to meet each individual’s unique needs. It would be her pleasure to walk with you on your journey toward recovery and fulfillment.
(410) 680-3703
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
Anya Hain is a LCPC who has a passion for promoting healing, recovery, and wellness. Using trauma-informed cognitive behavioral therapy and positive psychology techniques, Anya approaches problems with positivity and a solution-focused outlook. Clients can expect to feel unconditionally supported in an inviting and warm therapeutic environment. Anya has years of experience working with kids, families, groups, and couples. Anya offers an eclectic approach tailored to meet each individual’s unique needs. It would be her pleasure to walk with you on your journey toward recovery and fulfillment.
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Erin Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
Flow is seen as easy movement through life, but flow is found within our challenges too. Discomfort can be a catalyst to neuroplasticity & growth. Traumatic stress from past & present can overwhelm our natural rhythms & balance. Connecting to body and intuitive experience leads us along the path of healing. I help clients navigate their routes to wellness & authentic embodiment with a well exercised sense of humor, grace for self/others & common sense tools. I work to co-create & hold space for clients to understand & release trauma, from ancestral to individual, grounded in systems perspectives for de-pathologizing mental health.
(240) 312-3365
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
Flow is seen as easy movement through life, but flow is found within our challenges too. Discomfort can be a catalyst to neuroplasticity & growth. Traumatic stress from past & present can overwhelm our natural rhythms & balance. Connecting to body and intuitive experience leads us along the path of healing. I help clients navigate their routes to wellness & authentic embodiment with a well exercised sense of humor, grace for self/others & common sense tools. I work to co-create & hold space for clients to understand & release trauma, from ancestral to individual, grounded in systems perspectives for de-pathologizing mental health.
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Paul H Kelner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CSAT, CAMS-II Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
Are you preoccupied with sexual thoughts? Do you spend too much time on porn websites or chatrooms? Are you engaging in high-risk sex? Are you putting your loved ones at risk? Are you ready to stop the craziness? If you've answered "yes" to any of these questions, read on. I am specially trained to help you get into recovery from compulsive and out-of-control sexual behaviors, including compulsive porn watching, chronic masturbation, risky sex, intimacy issues and multiple affairs. I am a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist and a Certified Anger Management Specialist.
(301) 825-8844
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
Are you preoccupied with sexual thoughts? Do you spend too much time on porn websites or chatrooms? Are you engaging in high-risk sex? Are you putting your loved ones at risk? Are you ready to stop the craziness? If you've answered "yes" to any of these questions, read on. I am specially trained to help you get into recovery from compulsive and out-of-control sexual behaviors, including compulsive porn watching, chronic masturbation, risky sex, intimacy issues and multiple affairs. I am a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist and a Certified Anger Management Specialist.
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Kathleen Ferrara Lombardo Counseling Service
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with extensive experiencing diagnosing and providing mental health treatment using an evidenced based trauma informed approach. I work with a wide range of concerns with a focus on treating problems from trauma and distress. Using a holistic approach to treatment, I am Certified EMDR provider with EMDRIA and also use many other processing interventions. I have witnessed relief from trauma-related burdens stemming from a collection of root causes or incidents.
(443) 295-4210
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with extensive experiencing diagnosing and providing mental health treatment using an evidenced based trauma informed approach. I work with a wide range of concerns with a focus on treating problems from trauma and distress. Using a holistic approach to treatment, I am Certified EMDR provider with EMDRIA and also use many other processing interventions. I have witnessed relief from trauma-related burdens stemming from a collection of root causes or incidents.
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Laurie Anne Booth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
At some point in most of our lives, we will need mental health support, often at times of change or transition. From a wellness perspective, I do not see a client as a diagnosis or as defined by their llness, but rather as an individual with their own story, which has shaped their overall quality of life. I believe in the need for a radical paradigm shift, that healing and recovery are possible and that individuals often need to tell themselves a different story about living with illness, which can easily become a limiting center of their life. I strive to create a caring relationship grounded in humor, warmth and compassion.
(410) 648-2555
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
At some point in most of our lives, we will need mental health support, often at times of change or transition. From a wellness perspective, I do not see a client as a diagnosis or as defined by their llness, but rather as an individual with their own story, which has shaped their overall quality of life. I believe in the need for a radical paradigm shift, that healing and recovery are possible and that individuals often need to tell themselves a different story about living with illness, which can easily become a limiting center of their life. I strive to create a caring relationship grounded in humor, warmth and compassion.
Tracy Pryce
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
Therapy can be a revelatory process and can bring us back to who we are at our core. I'm a therapist specializing in womanhood throughout the lifespan-- managing work and burnout; the adjustment to motherhood; mid-life changes (including adjustment to LGBT+ emergence in the family or chronic illness); and the mature woman navigating mind-body, marital, and relationship changes. I'm adept at working with you towards the best version of you, leaving behind what's no longer working and helping you build strategies for growth. Change is never easy, but it's doable with grace, humor, and the use of real tools that we'll develop together.
(410) 673-4774
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
Offers online therapy
Therapy can be a revelatory process and can bring us back to who we are at our core. I'm a therapist specializing in womanhood throughout the lifespan-- managing work and burnout; the adjustment to motherhood; mid-life changes (including adjustment to LGBT+ emergence in the family or chronic illness); and the mature woman navigating mind-body, marital, and relationship changes. I'm adept at working with you towards the best version of you, leaving behind what's no longer working and helping you build strategies for growth. Change is never easy, but it's doable with grace, humor, and the use of real tools that we'll develop together.
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Yi Chen
LMSW Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
I believe that your personal and ancestral pasts inform your present, but you also have the power to functionally rewrite and close the chapters that are rooted in powerlessness, guilt, fear, and shame, while freeing up the space and energy to curate the meaningful and meaning-filled future you deserve. As a queer, Chinese, eldest daughter of immigrants, I believe that it is important to hold space for all parts of you, no matter how much hate those parts have internalized, and no matter have much love those parts have been denied. An integrative, systemic, and humanistic framework guides my approach to healing.
(410) 673-4807
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
I believe that your personal and ancestral pasts inform your present, but you also have the power to functionally rewrite and close the chapters that are rooted in powerlessness, guilt, fear, and shame, while freeing up the space and energy to curate the meaningful and meaning-filled future you deserve. As a queer, Chinese, eldest daughter of immigrants, I believe that it is important to hold space for all parts of you, no matter how much hate those parts have internalized, and no matter have much love those parts have been denied. An integrative, systemic, and humanistic framework guides my approach to healing.
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Courtnay Kopec
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
You’re stressed, on edge and maybe you’re even having trouble sleeping. Your mind is racing and you’re overwhelmed. You just want things to get better -- and now. Maybe you've even tried therapy before, but never with any lasting changes. Could this time be any different? Are you ready to find a new way? What would it be like if you could leave all that stress and anxiety behind? What would it be like to feel peace and contentment - on a regular basis?
(443) 457-3086
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
Offers online therapy
You’re stressed, on edge and maybe you’re even having trouble sleeping. Your mind is racing and you’re overwhelmed. You just want things to get better -- and now. Maybe you've even tried therapy before, but never with any lasting changes. Could this time be any different? Are you ready to find a new way? What would it be like if you could leave all that stress and anxiety behind? What would it be like to feel peace and contentment - on a regular basis?

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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.