Family Therapy in Annapolis, MD

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Keith T Foster
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I serve on the faculty of a Family Medicine Residency Program where I teach physicians the importance of establishing an empathic relationship with their patients; the value of effective communication; and the need to include the patient in the decision-making involved in their medical care.
My years of experience and training have taught me the importance of good listening. By learning who you are and what you want in your life, I am best able to help you restore or enhance the quality of life you seek. I limit my practice to adults in individual therapy or relationship counseling. While there is no magic in therapy, there is an opportunity to feel better now, avoid future emotional pitfalls and be better able to deal with those that cannot be avoided. As a compassionate and experienced professional, I look forward to assisting you.
(410) 415-1431
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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Dr. Teresa M. Hunt
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Welcome! Specializing in Individual and Couples Psychotherapy for over 30 years. Trained at Columbia, Harvard, and University of Michigan, with Post-Doc. Trainings in Psychoanalysis, Sensorimotor PT, Imago, EFT, and PACT Couples Therapy. These Models are powerful, brain based approaches which achieve the following goals: increased safety between couples or family members, interruption of destructive cycles of relating, improved emotional regulation and less reactivity. Used also for Individuals! Secure attachment bonds are created with interpersonal psycho education, Imago Dialogue, and shared agreements for caring and safety.
(410) 600-1060 x1
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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Bridgitte Renae Hammaker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My practice is built on teaching and supporting people who want to; reduce and manage their stress-worry-anxiety, improve their mood to move toward their authentically happier selves, improve their relationships with family -friends-co-workers, are going through life transitions and want to use it to be better aligned with where they want to be in their life, manage the flood of events in the world that are impacting their thoughts and feelings, people who are hard workers and care for others but then find it difficult to have time left over for their own self-care on a regular basis.
(443) 282-1380
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Annapolis, MD 21409
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Ruth Berlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
I bring my experience as a therapist of 45 years - integrating traditional, spiritual and energetic therapeutic approaches to my work with individuals, couples and families I specialize in Voice Dialogue and the Psychology of Selves as I have found it to be the most effective, clear and profound tool for real and long-standing growth and change.Voice Dialogue is a method for learning about, and working with our 'inner family of selves' that make up who we are. This work results in a transformative relationship with our "inner selves' and with our significant others.
(410) 941-0981
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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Emery Jefferies
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
The ideal client may be struggling with depression and anxiety issues. He/she may suffer from panic attacks or PTSD. He/she may be dealing with unresolved issues from a past traumatic event, or dealing with difficult relationships within their family , or suffering from the loss of a loved one. He/she may struggle in establishing and/or maintaining relationships. The perspective client may be feeling alone and simply in need of a neutral ear or voice in a safe space. This individual may be a father dealing with coparenting issues or a woman seeking a male perspective. He/she may be dealing with issues related to race and culture.
(410) 604-8283
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Annapolis, MD 21409
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Leasia L Brooks
Counselor, MA, LGPC, NCC, CAMS-I
Verified
Verified
Now Accepting Couples. Between the restrictions, grieving loved ones, telework and homeschooling, while trying to nuture and maintain relationships, I can understand that keeping your peace hasn't been the easiest. Why go at it alone? Let me walk with you to help you navigate your way back to the peace zone. I want to see you with the tools and strategies that you need to thrive personally and as a family to move forward in this season of life.
(301) 205-5469
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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The Collective Healing Center
Counselor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The Collective Healing Center is an evidence-based private practice that provides trauma-informed mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults. Our clinical staff is especially trained to work in individual, couples, or family therapy formats. We specialize in the areas of children and families, trauma, attachment disruptions, perinatal and postpartum mental health, life transitions, gender diversity, and sexual orientation. Our clinicians have ample familiarity with trauma-related issues and symptoms such as self-injury, dissociation, eating concerns, grief and sexual behaviors.
(410) 632-6097
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Annapolis, MD 21409
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Theresa Shank
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a fellow parent, I understand that there is no greater pleasure than to see your child happy and healthy. But excessive worrying, relentlessly demanding OCD rituals, the fear of vomiting, social anxiety, and self-harming behaviors like hair pulling and skin picking can rip away the joy of childhood and bring anguish to the family . I am a warm, compassionate, and very active cognitive-behavioral therapist with many years of success in helping children and teens recover from these challenges. I work as a team with parents, including them in at least part of every session.
(410) 753-4421
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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Chelsea M Haverly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I utilize evidence supported treatments in therapy and believe that tailoring treatment to fit the needs of each individual, child and family is important.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) and co-founder of Anchored Hope Therapy, LLC. I work with individuals of all ages who are experiencing ongoing stress, have experienced a tragedy or trauma in their life and are looking to make changes they identify as important to them. I believe that a strong therapeutic alliance can be supportive and helpful in the healing process. I work with children, adults and families who are in conflict, struggling to communicate their needs and desires, and are looking for support within personal and professional relationships.
(410) 849-6530 x100
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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Dr. Maureen Vernon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Life can be challenging and at times we can all use a little extra help. If you are experiencing increased feelings of stress & anxiety, relationship problems with your spouse, child, other family members, friends, or coworkers I will listen and offer new coping tools. You will grow and develop the confidence to create the happy and healthy life you want and deserve.
(410) 376-8663
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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Kate Kelley
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, RN, LPC, ImagoEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The investment you make in learning couples dialogue will also carry over into family and work relationships.
I bring a wide range of life experiences as well as a significant depth of education in Imago Relationship theory to the couples I counsel. I promote and respect each partner's individual worldview. My hope is that my couples celebrate the differences that each partner brings to their union. I facilitate a dialogue process that can be incorporated into the couple's relationship toolbox. In trusting the process of dialogue, I find that the couple shifts from distance to connection when they learn the "real story" as to why their partner's behavior or reactive energy occurs.
(410) 995-9391
Annapolis, MD 21401
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John Persampiere
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
9 Endorsed
Verified
9 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and founder of the Annapolis Child and Family Therapy Center. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples with a wide range of mental health and family relationship concerns. Problems I treat include depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, tics, Tourette's, adjustment problems, noncompliance, anger/aggression, trauma, disruptive behavior, and family and couple relationship difficulties. My approach is collaborative and I view all of my clients as equal partners in the treatment process.
(443) 775-2046
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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Tim L Mewmaw
Counselor, LGPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
In addition to individual psychotherapy, small group process, and couples/ family counseling, I also offer professional workshops and staff training.
Exhausted, sad, angry or overwhelmed? When in the throes of negative feelings, it’s often easy to forget that they serve as signposts for boundary violations or unmet needs. Just as hunger, cold and other uncomfortable sensations shift to a sense of comfort or satisfaction when the need is met, emotional distress likewise transitions to a sense of fullness, wholeness or connectedness whenever the needs which underlie it are met.
(410) 267-4324
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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Maryann Boyle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CCTP
Verified
Verified
My areas of focus include anxiety and depression, family and relationship issues, and ptsd and trauma.
It's not easy to take these first steps in your healing journey (or to start again if this isn't the first time you've done this). I look forward to helping you discover your own strength and inner resources as we work together toward your healing and overall wellness.
(410) 873-7838
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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Tim Holt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have worked in the field of substance abuse and mental health since 2014; extensive experience working with athletes, adolescents, college students, and young professionals. Most recently I've worked with parents, families, and couples to help manage the emotional struggles of the family system. I'm wrapping up my credentialing as a Certified Arise Interventionist so I can share my passion with families coping with a loved one's addiction. Ideal client's might be teenagers who are feeling stuck, college aged males who are unsatisfied in life or family members needing support with boundaries and detachment.
(443) 494-6114
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Annapolis, MD 21409
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Lorraine Mcdermott
Psychologist, PhD, CAGS, MA
Verified
Verified
My specialties are couples' issues; family dysfunction including adult children of alcoholics; addictions; depression; anxiety; geriatric issues; adult ADD; and stress.
I have practiced psychology in the Annapolis area for almost 29 years. Currently I have offices in Annapolis and Kent Island. The slogan you will see in my telephone directory ads is: "Life's too Short to be Unhappy.'' I live by this slogan and encourage patients to do the same. I do my best work with patients who are motivated to make changes and who are open to a direct approach. I always provide input to patients and encourage interaction with the goal of solving problems. I work with adults of all ages and adolescents. I have enjoyed many successful treatment outcomes.
(410) 263-5300
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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Eryn Kruger
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Functional Family Therapy (FFT).
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who is dedicated to helping others have the life of their choosing. As a part of my training, I completed a doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital. Currently, at the Annapolis Child and Family Therapy Center, I work with children, adolescents, and their families to navigate a range of problems. Problems that I treat and evaluate include depression, anxiety, ADHD, adjustment problems, anger/aggression, trauma, and family difficulties. I take a collaborative and individualized approach in the treatment process and value input from all members.
(410) 267-4936
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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Meghan Holmes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
These modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Family -Based Therapy.
I understand that life does not always go as planned and though it can bring great happiness, it can also bring trials that make it difficult to fully enjoy what life has to offer. With therapy, my main goal is to compassionately and nonjudgmentally guide individuals on how to cope more effectively with the stressors of life in order to improve daily functioning and overall quality of living. I have experience working with adults and adolescents suffering from eating disorders and co-occurring diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, personality disorders, and other related mood/anxiety disorders.
(667) 220-7129
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Annapolis, MD 21403
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Marie Lauren Hartfield
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LGMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
While offering solely virtual therapy, I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches, such as Experiential Family Therapy , Emotionally Focused Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, as well as encompassing Attachment Theory.
Finding happiness within ourselves and our relationships may seem unattainable at times. We are often faced with painful thoughts, emotions and behaviors that intercede, leaving us feeling disconnected and alone. My therapeutic approach allows clients to feel safe in order to explore these painful emotions and gain an understanding in how they affect client's self-worth and interpersonal relationships.
(443) 775-3806
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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Daniel J. Wetherbee
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In working with youth and families in different capacities I have come to help youth and families and couples work through the pain of the past specifically dealing with divorce, ADHD, family dynamics and dysfunction, depression and anxiety.
In life there are many awesome and beautiful things to see and do, but there are also many challenges and pain in life. As I have worked with youth and families for over 15 years, I have come to understand that deep down everyone wants to thrive through being loved and to love others, but that often hurt and pain from our younger days place us in a position of just surviving. My hope is to help youth, families and couples to heal from these wounds to move toward thriving.
(410) 983-6248
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Annapolis, MD 21401

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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.