Emotionally Focused Therapists in Baltimore, MD

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Rob Rogers
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21212  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, I'm certified in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, as well as the SYMBIS and Prepare/Enrich Couples Assessment.
Feeling stuck? Looking to strengthen the intimacy and communication within your relationship? Ready for pre-marital or marriage counseling? Have parenting issues become to overwhelming to know what to do next? Are you having difficulty setting boundaries with your parents or in-laws? It can be beneficial to meet with a professional who specializes in deepening relationships, expanding insight, is sincerely supportive while able to teach you helpful skills like effective communication and emotion management. Together we'll create a space where you'll learn a better way to connect with others and live out what you truly value.
I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, I'm certified in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, as well as the SYMBIS and Prepare/Enrich Couples Assessment.
Feeling stuck? Looking to strengthen the intimacy and communication within your relationship? Ready for pre-marital or marriage counseling? Have parenting issues become to overwhelming to know what to do next? Are you having difficulty setting boundaries with your parents or in-laws? It can be beneficial to meet with a professional who specializes in deepening relationships, expanding insight, is sincerely supportive while able to teach you helpful skills like effective communication and emotion management. Together we'll create a space where you'll learn a better way to connect with others and live out what you truly value.
(443) 378-3562 View (443) 378-3562
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David O. Avruch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211
Being fully seen and fully accepted by one’s life partner is a universal human need, the stuff of spirituality - an experience felt in the soul, not just the mind or the heart. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) provides a roadmap for how to get there. In my career I've seen a lot and worked with many different kinds of individuals; hence, I'm professional and nonjudgmental. While I enjoy being a social worker and therapist for all types of humans, my private practice is focused primarily on serving queer and trans couples. My office is located in Baltimore; I am also licensed in DC and serve couples there remotely.
Being fully seen and fully accepted by one’s life partner is a universal human need, the stuff of spirituality - an experience felt in the soul, not just the mind or the heart. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) provides a roadmap for how to get there. In my career I've seen a lot and worked with many different kinds of individuals; hence, I'm professional and nonjudgmental. While I enjoy being a social worker and therapist for all types of humans, my private practice is focused primarily on serving queer and trans couples. My office is located in Baltimore; I am also licensed in DC and serve couples there remotely.
(410) 734-2020 View (410) 734-2020
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Jennifer J. Oh
Psychologist, PsyD, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
Living with anxiety/OCD/ADHD, feeling as if living "between two worlds" by virtue of all of your intersecting identities, and feeling confused about why your past haunts you (and why your most important relationships are suffering) can culminate in helplessness and despair. By creating a non-judgmental, open, and relational space for both reflection and exploration, I can meet you as you are and help you forge and narrate a path that fits. I help you better understand why you experience yourself and the world as you do and identify how you can be more present and move forward with tools, skills, and greater agency in your life.
Living with anxiety/OCD/ADHD, feeling as if living "between two worlds" by virtue of all of your intersecting identities, and feeling confused about why your past haunts you (and why your most important relationships are suffering) can culminate in helplessness and despair. By creating a non-judgmental, open, and relational space for both reflection and exploration, I can meet you as you are and help you forge and narrate a path that fits. I help you better understand why you experience yourself and the world as you do and identify how you can be more present and move forward with tools, skills, and greater agency in your life.
(240) 868-6413 View (240) 868-6413
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Elizabeth Harring
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21214  (Online Only)
I believe in the power of showing up and providing genuine support in a positive, non-judgmental environment. Regardless of where you are in your journey, we can start the process of healing and problem solving. I am a member of and work with the LGBTQIA+ community and am passionately committed to providing affirmative care; guided by WPATH standards. I work with couples or relational units using an emotionally focused therapy approach to heal deep wounds and shift patterns of behavior and communication. I also work with those facing infertility, family planning, using IVF, or choosing a solo parenting journey.
I believe in the power of showing up and providing genuine support in a positive, non-judgmental environment. Regardless of where you are in your journey, we can start the process of healing and problem solving. I am a member of and work with the LGBTQIA+ community and am passionately committed to providing affirmative care; guided by WPATH standards. I work with couples or relational units using an emotionally focused therapy approach to heal deep wounds and shift patterns of behavior and communication. I also work with those facing infertility, family planning, using IVF, or choosing a solo parenting journey.
(443) 503-3454 View (443) 503-3454
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Kris T Gebhard
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211
Waitlist for new clients
I aim to garden healing so that my clients can more vibrantly and intentionally shape change as their truest selves. I'm genderqueer, transmasculine, queer, and enjoy working with clients across the gender and sexuality spectrum, including trans, genderqueer, non-binary, intersex, LGB and pansexual-identified individuals, and individuals in diverse relationship structures including polyamory and ethical non-monogamy. I'm kink/BDSM-affirming, sex and body-positive. I've worked w/artists, professionals, organizers/activists, students, and disabled individuals and couples. I am trained in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples.
I aim to garden healing so that my clients can more vibrantly and intentionally shape change as their truest selves. I'm genderqueer, transmasculine, queer, and enjoy working with clients across the gender and sexuality spectrum, including trans, genderqueer, non-binary, intersex, LGB and pansexual-identified individuals, and individuals in diverse relationship structures including polyamory and ethical non-monogamy. I'm kink/BDSM-affirming, sex and body-positive. I've worked w/artists, professionals, organizers/activists, students, and disabled individuals and couples. I am trained in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples.
(240) 443-3726 View (240) 443-3726
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Mary Tia Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21201  (Online Only)
Interventions include (but not limited to) CBT, DBT, EFT, Solution focused, Interdynamic Psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and Mindfulness.
Greetings! Welcome to my page. If you are here it means that you are on the path to being the best version of you. Have difficulty with relationships/communication skills? Do you feel misunderstood by others? Is it difficult to relax even when you are exhausted? Do you feel overwhelmed, lost, confused, or just unsure of yourself at times? Do you experience negative thoughts (or actions) that you find difficult expressing to others? Flashbacks of difficult memories? I am here to travel a path to wellness with you. Here you will find a safe, confidential, non-judgmental place to unpack.
Interventions include (but not limited to) CBT, DBT, EFT, Solution focused, Interdynamic Psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and Mindfulness.
Greetings! Welcome to my page. If you are here it means that you are on the path to being the best version of you. Have difficulty with relationships/communication skills? Do you feel misunderstood by others? Is it difficult to relax even when you are exhausted? Do you feel overwhelmed, lost, confused, or just unsure of yourself at times? Do you experience negative thoughts (or actions) that you find difficult expressing to others? Flashbacks of difficult memories? I am here to travel a path to wellness with you. Here you will find a safe, confidential, non-judgmental place to unpack.
(667) 222-2593 View (667) 222-2593
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Jared Serrano Louie
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21214  (Online Only)
I pull from a culturally competent, emotionally focused approach that is tailored to best fit my clients needs.
As a queer clinician my practice is rooted in understanding, affirming, and supporting the LGBTQIA+ community. Creating a safe space for you to explore your needs and goals is my priority. I specialize in work with individuals and couples/relational units. My clients are often struggling with attachment or communication challenges; wanting to improve their relationships. They may have had a recent loss, or are suffering from nagging symptoms of anxiety or depression. My approach is engaging and collaborative, I enjoy truly understanding where you currently are, and where you see yourself in the future.
I pull from a culturally competent, emotionally focused approach that is tailored to best fit my clients needs.
As a queer clinician my practice is rooted in understanding, affirming, and supporting the LGBTQIA+ community. Creating a safe space for you to explore your needs and goals is my priority. I specialize in work with individuals and couples/relational units. My clients are often struggling with attachment or communication challenges; wanting to improve their relationships. They may have had a recent loss, or are suffering from nagging symptoms of anxiety or depression. My approach is engaging and collaborative, I enjoy truly understanding where you currently are, and where you see yourself in the future.
(410) 888-0787 View (410) 888-0787
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Judith Geller LCSW-C Psychotherapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MA
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21218  (Online Only)
I am here to help you connect with your inner strengths and to know your own deepest wisdom. We all have an incredible capacity to heal and to meet whatever challenges show up in our lives. I bring deep compassion and skills from two and a half decades of helping clients with everything from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, acute trauma/PTSD, past abuse, dissociation, and OCD to marital/relationship problems, family issues, failure-to-launch, and intimacy issues. Together, we will partner to help you move forward into the life you are meant to be living.
I am here to help you connect with your inner strengths and to know your own deepest wisdom. We all have an incredible capacity to heal and to meet whatever challenges show up in our lives. I bring deep compassion and skills from two and a half decades of helping clients with everything from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, acute trauma/PTSD, past abuse, dissociation, and OCD to marital/relationship problems, family issues, failure-to-launch, and intimacy issues. Together, we will partner to help you move forward into the life you are meant to be living.
(443) 341-0244 View (443) 341-0244
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Christine Briggs
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21218
My favorite techniques include Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy(ACT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Meditation, Breathwork, Nutrition for mental health, and Mind-Body work.
Would you like personalized guidance in gaining Mindful Momentum towards your desires and realizing your greatest potential? Are you ready to show up for yourself by scheduling time to address your needs and engage in a path of healing and growth? I would be honored to hold space for you and guide you. YOU DESERVE to realize the best you and experience peace, joy, love, and freedom! I am a Holistic Mental Health Therapist and I like to treat all dimensions of my clients in order to achieve true sustainable balance, growth, and healing. Allow me to witness and guide your beautiful journey to peace of mind and your highest self.
My favorite techniques include Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy(ACT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Meditation, Breathwork, Nutrition for mental health, and Mind-Body work.
Would you like personalized guidance in gaining Mindful Momentum towards your desires and realizing your greatest potential? Are you ready to show up for yourself by scheduling time to address your needs and engage in a path of healing and growth? I would be honored to hold space for you and guide you. YOU DESERVE to realize the best you and experience peace, joy, love, and freedom! I am a Holistic Mental Health Therapist and I like to treat all dimensions of my clients in order to achieve true sustainable balance, growth, and healing. Allow me to witness and guide your beautiful journey to peace of mind and your highest self.
(410) 376-8359 View (410) 376-8359
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Dr. Julia Heavner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21224
Couples who begin therapy with me are often feeling distant, unfulfilled, or trying to heal from a breach of trust in the relationship. My specialization is to help clients discover how to create deeper bonds & improve communication in relationships. In my work with couples, I use Sue Johnson’s Attachment-Based Couples Therapy (EFT) as a guide for this work. I also use The Gottman Method (Level 2 trained) as needed. In my work with individuals, I believe I can be most helpful to those who suffer from relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and life adjustment issues.
Couples who begin therapy with me are often feeling distant, unfulfilled, or trying to heal from a breach of trust in the relationship. My specialization is to help clients discover how to create deeper bonds & improve communication in relationships. In my work with couples, I use Sue Johnson’s Attachment-Based Couples Therapy (EFT) as a guide for this work. I also use The Gottman Method (Level 2 trained) as needed. In my work with individuals, I believe I can be most helpful to those who suffer from relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and life adjustment issues.
(410) 936-6717 View (410) 936-6717
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Lyndsay Soeder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21210
I use integrative and holistic approaches to support the mind-body-spirit connection, which include creative modalies, breathwork, somatic-sensory, guided imagery, mindfulness, and EFT.
We all face experiences that are often difficult, painful, and even traumatic. So many of us face these situations feeling alone, overwhelmed, ashamed, and vulnerable. I believe healing and transformation comes from within, by reconnecting with our inner wisdom, becoming more self-aware, and growing more in self-love and compassion. Pain and vulnerability can also teach us a lot about ourselves and be incredibly healing. If you are struggling with relationship problems, life transitions, depression, anxiety, past traumas, feel stuck, or grieving the loss of a loved one, I can help you face these challenges.
I use integrative and holistic approaches to support the mind-body-spirit connection, which include creative modalies, breathwork, somatic-sensory, guided imagery, mindfulness, and EFT.
We all face experiences that are often difficult, painful, and even traumatic. So many of us face these situations feeling alone, overwhelmed, ashamed, and vulnerable. I believe healing and transformation comes from within, by reconnecting with our inner wisdom, becoming more self-aware, and growing more in self-love and compassion. Pain and vulnerability can also teach us a lot about ourselves and be incredibly healing. If you are struggling with relationship problems, life transitions, depression, anxiety, past traumas, feel stuck, or grieving the loss of a loved one, I can help you face these challenges.
(707) 741-6065 View (707) 741-6065
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Nikki Lovelace
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21201  (Online Only)
My approach is eclectic as I incorporate a variety of treatment modalities that include, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT), Emotional Freedom Technique(EFT), Internal Family Systems(IFS), and Psychodynamic.
Hello! Thanks for taking the time to search for a great therapist! Well look no further I am here. (smile) The process of therapy can be very rewarding for those who are ready to take that journey and do the "work" that is necessary to find fulfillment and freedom. I congratulate you on taking this first step and I am excited to accompany you on your journey of self-exploration and healing.
My approach is eclectic as I incorporate a variety of treatment modalities that include, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT), Emotional Freedom Technique(EFT), Internal Family Systems(IFS), and Psychodynamic.
Hello! Thanks for taking the time to search for a great therapist! Well look no further I am here. (smile) The process of therapy can be very rewarding for those who are ready to take that journey and do the "work" that is necessary to find fulfillment and freedom. I congratulate you on taking this first step and I am excited to accompany you on your journey of self-exploration and healing.
(410) 914-4012 View (410) 914-4012
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Jeanne M Deignan-Kosmides Ms Ncc C-Iayt E-Ryt
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC , E-RYT, C-IAYT, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21209
I use many tools and techniques including Rogerian Client-led, EFT, CBT, Existential therapy and more.
I provide compassionate counseling when you are facing mental health challenges - transitions in your life, relationship issues, trauma, grief, personal growth, anxiety, depression and stress related issues. I use a variety of counseling methods & incorporate mindfulness & relaxation into my counseling sessions when appropriate. I hope to bring a broad, warm and unique quality of experience, knowledge and nurturing support to the counseling sessions. I am also a Kripalu senior level yoga teacher, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist and Reiki Master.
I use many tools and techniques including Rogerian Client-led, EFT, CBT, Existential therapy and more.
I provide compassionate counseling when you are facing mental health challenges - transitions in your life, relationship issues, trauma, grief, personal growth, anxiety, depression and stress related issues. I use a variety of counseling methods & incorporate mindfulness & relaxation into my counseling sessions when appropriate. I hope to bring a broad, warm and unique quality of experience, knowledge and nurturing support to the counseling sessions. I am also a Kripalu senior level yoga teacher, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist and Reiki Master.
(410) 587-0201 View (410) 587-0201
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Scott Wolfe
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21201
John and Julie Gottman, I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) with Dr.
I am a Clinical Psychologist, the only Certified Gottman Couples Therapist in S. NV and a Senior Gottman Trainer & Consultant. My practice is limited to seeing couples only. I am licensed in Nevada and Maryland and also I am authorized by PsyPact to see couples in teletherapy who live in the following states- AL, AZ, AR, CO, DE, D.C., FL, GA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, ME, MI, MO, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI & WY. Not all therapists are alike. When looking for a couples therapist It is important to choose one who is experienced and has specialized training. Gottman certification assures both.
John and Julie Gottman, I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) with Dr.
I am a Clinical Psychologist, the only Certified Gottman Couples Therapist in S. NV and a Senior Gottman Trainer & Consultant. My practice is limited to seeing couples only. I am licensed in Nevada and Maryland and also I am authorized by PsyPact to see couples in teletherapy who live in the following states- AL, AZ, AR, CO, DE, D.C., FL, GA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, ME, MI, MO, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI & WY. Not all therapists are alike. When looking for a couples therapist It is important to choose one who is experienced and has specialized training. Gottman certification assures both.
(702) 330-3525 View (702) 330-3525
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Mark Goldberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT, CST
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211
I am trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), and I am a Certified Sex Therapist (AASECT).
Are you in a relationship but feel alone? Are you having problems with sex or intimacy? I help individuals and couples address relationship conflict and create meaningful and lasting connection. Are you dealing with separation or divorce and looking for help co-parenting? I also specialize in helping couples overcome challenges related to divorce, remarriage, and co-parenting.
I am trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), and I am a Certified Sex Therapist (AASECT).
Are you in a relationship but feel alone? Are you having problems with sex or intimacy? I help individuals and couples address relationship conflict and create meaningful and lasting connection. Are you dealing with separation or divorce and looking for help co-parenting? I also specialize in helping couples overcome challenges related to divorce, remarriage, and co-parenting.
(443) 671-1146 View (443) 671-1146
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Dawn Joseph
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21202
I have training in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Internal Family Systems, cutting edge models that have proven to be highly effective in working with couples and treating individuals suffering from depression, anxiety and PTSD respectively.
Relationships, relationships, chances are that if you are sad, stressed and/or anxious, it is connected to an unhealthy relationship. Whether it is personal or professional, old or new, research shows that positive relationships are beneficial to health and contribute to happier living. For many years I have enjoyed working with adults of diverse backgrounds and sexual orientations, who are seeking to establish or improve relationships in their lives. I am a licensed clinician with over 20 years in the field, functioning in various capacities. I have been in private practice since 1996.
I have training in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Internal Family Systems, cutting edge models that have proven to be highly effective in working with couples and treating individuals suffering from depression, anxiety and PTSD respectively.
Relationships, relationships, chances are that if you are sad, stressed and/or anxious, it is connected to an unhealthy relationship. Whether it is personal or professional, old or new, research shows that positive relationships are beneficial to health and contribute to happier living. For many years I have enjoyed working with adults of diverse backgrounds and sexual orientations, who are seeking to establish or improve relationships in their lives. I am a licensed clinician with over 20 years in the field, functioning in various capacities. I have been in private practice since 1996.
(410) 941-2509 View (410) 941-2509
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Ryan Heemann
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21201
Waitlist for new clients
Greetings! I am a gay, white cisgender therapist whose passion is working with LGBTQ clients. I specialize in working with clients with depression, anxiety, and trauma along with identity challenges tied to sexual orientation, gender identity, and religious rejection. I help reduce shame and stigma around mental health, and introduce a range of grounding skills to both calm and boost ourselves. My approaches include Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT). I am currently receiving training in EMDR Therapy at the EMDR International Association.
Greetings! I am a gay, white cisgender therapist whose passion is working with LGBTQ clients. I specialize in working with clients with depression, anxiety, and trauma along with identity challenges tied to sexual orientation, gender identity, and religious rejection. I help reduce shame and stigma around mental health, and introduce a range of grounding skills to both calm and boost ourselves. My approaches include Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT). I am currently receiving training in EMDR Therapy at the EMDR International Association.
(301) 360-4349 View (301) 360-4349
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Eileen A Epstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LMFT, LCSW-C, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21209  (Online Only)
Please Google: Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP); Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy for Wikipedia's descriptions.
For over 35 years I've been privileged doing what I love: being a therapist to couples & individuals with the courage & determination to make formidable personal changes. I use sensible theories & effective skills to be the right therapist for YOU also - the one you experience as attuned, respectful & responsive to your needs & knowledgeable in how to attend to them. Together we'll work towards YOUR personal goals. Progressing ahead, you'll find relief from initially difficult emotions & life situations, you'll experience transformative resilience in new ways of dealing with yourself & others; & new ways of operating in the world.
Please Google: Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP); Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy for Wikipedia's descriptions.
For over 35 years I've been privileged doing what I love: being a therapist to couples & individuals with the courage & determination to make formidable personal changes. I use sensible theories & effective skills to be the right therapist for YOU also - the one you experience as attuned, respectful & responsive to your needs & knowledgeable in how to attend to them. Together we'll work towards YOUR personal goals. Progressing ahead, you'll find relief from initially difficult emotions & life situations, you'll experience transformative resilience in new ways of dealing with yourself & others; & new ways of operating in the world.
(443) 863-6205 View (443) 863-6205
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Timothy F Dunnigan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CIP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21201
I incorporate EMDR, EFT, and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) modalities to assist clients in dealing with their present symptoms as well as any unresolved issues or trauma from the past.
I'm a licensed therapist that brings over 20 years of clinical experience treating clients with complex trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, sex addiction, and other co-occurring mental health disorders. I've had the honor and privilege of working for the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) from July 2002-November 2005, treating individuals impacted by the events of 9/11. While in NYC, I was trained in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) by the founder of EMDR, Dr. Francine Shapiro. Additionally, I was trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples by EFT founder Dr. Sue Johnson.
I incorporate EMDR, EFT, and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) modalities to assist clients in dealing with their present symptoms as well as any unresolved issues or trauma from the past.
I'm a licensed therapist that brings over 20 years of clinical experience treating clients with complex trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, sex addiction, and other co-occurring mental health disorders. I've had the honor and privilege of working for the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) from July 2002-November 2005, treating individuals impacted by the events of 9/11. While in NYC, I was trained in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) by the founder of EMDR, Dr. Francine Shapiro. Additionally, I was trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples by EFT founder Dr. Sue Johnson.
(410) 604-8553 View (410) 604-8553
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Kitt Klassen
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21218
Hi, I'm Kitt! I'm the owner of Defiant Therapy, LLC, a practice that offers an affirming space for you to embrace "defiance" - a sense of trust in yourself that leads you to challenge expectations. I value creating relationships that allow my clients to be free to discover their expansiveness, care for the parts of themself that need tenderness and fierce compassion, and get clear about the change they need and the acceptance they deserve. I work with individuals (adults and adolescents), relationships of two or more, and families who want and need this radical space.
Hi, I'm Kitt! I'm the owner of Defiant Therapy, LLC, a practice that offers an affirming space for you to embrace "defiance" - a sense of trust in yourself that leads you to challenge expectations. I value creating relationships that allow my clients to be free to discover their expansiveness, care for the parts of themself that need tenderness and fierce compassion, and get clear about the change they need and the acceptance they deserve. I work with individuals (adults and adolescents), relationships of two or more, and families who want and need this radical space.
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Emotionally Focused Therapists

Who is emotionally focused therapy for?

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) is for couples who are emotionally distressed, stuck in an unsatisfying relationship pattern or feeling deeply alienated. They may even believe the relationship is beyond repair. Very often, the partners display intense anger, fear, grief, loss of trust, or a sense of betrayal in the relationship. In addition, EFT is helpful to couples and individuals who have difficulty expressing emotions and those who have trouble regulating emotions.

Why do people need emotionally focused therapy?

People need emotionally focused therapy because the need for others is built into the brain, but the pressures of daily life can erode feelings of love, and couples often do not have the skills to find their way back to the comfort of each other. Instead, they may be stuck in repetitive patterns of anger, fear, grief, loss of trust, or a sense of betrayal. Emotionally focused therapy regards such strong negative feelings as expressions of protest over the loss of connection and turns them into pathways of reconnection.

What happens in emotionally focused therapy?

Over the course of eight to 20 weekly sessions, couples de-escalate their negative emotional reactivity to one another so that they can listen to each other and be responsive to each other’s needs. Then the deep emotional and physical bond is restored, giving partners a sense of comfort and security, which they can use to solve whatever problems come their way. The therapist plays an active role, helping partners understand how anger and withdrawal are actually misguided cries for connection.

What problems does emotionally focused therapy treat?

EFT is designed to help couples stuck in dysfunctional relationship patterns regain closeness and rebuild their relationship. Typically, such couples experience considerable distress, with partners feeling alienated and distrustful of one another, not certain their relationship can survive. EFT is also helpful to individuals experiencing attachment-related fears of loss; it helps them learn to use their fears as a way of eliciting the closeness they desire.