My ideal client is someone who is looking to help change and/or cope with his/her problems/issues. I have worked with a wide variety of issues and treatment modalities. I find that working with anxiety and mood disorders such as depression and bipolar, are best suited to my abilities. I also enjoy teaching others how to raise his/her self-esteem and how to have a more positive outlook on life. Lastly, I really enjoy helping others discover their full potential and teach them how to use that to better themselves.
Are you feeling alone and overwhelmed? Are your thoughts constantly on replay and you cannot focus on the things you want to focus on? Do you struggle with feeling exhausted all the time? You might be finding yourself irritable and unhappy most of the time. These feelings and thoughts may be causing you to avoid the people you love, leading you to develop unhealthy relationships and boundaries and adding to stress in your life.
The decision to start therapy is an important step toward change and personal growth. It may not be an easy step but you won’t be alone. I want to help you through whatever lies ahead on your path. I will support and encourage you to express yourself in the most meaningful, genuine way possible. That may take the form of talking, art making or other creative, mindful engagement. I will provide empathic, nonjudgmental listening and create a safe space for you.
As a professional who has been working with people for over twenty years, it is my goal to help each client achieve their goals, not my way but in a way that is comfortable for the client so that success can be achieved. Are you someone who is concerned with anxiety and depression? Addictions? Grief? Issues of acceptance with gender preferences? Infidelity? Abuse and trauma? Parents? Kids? Spouse? We can work through this together. You are not alone in facing any of these issues. It is how you move forward that will be the key to your healing and wholeness. I look forward to meeting with you.
I began working in the mental health field in 2007 as part of a therapy team and in 2013 opened Ahimsa Counseling with the mission to provide LGBTQIA affirming and culturally competent counseling to individuals in Harford County. I work with adolescents (16 and up) and adults, with a specialization in trauma informed and healing centered care. I utilize strength based client focused therapies including EMDR, CBT, EFT, and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in order to assist clients processing through and healing prior trauma. This work aids clients in empowerering themselves while they recover, grow, and learn healthier ways of being.
As a therapist, I find it important for clients to have a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental place to explore their concerns. Along with providing such an environment, I work collaboratively with clients, utilizing a strengths-based, client centered approach, to find paths toward healing and solutions that work best for them and their life situations. I believe such a therapeutic environment offers people the opportunity for personal growth and development as well as a deeper understanding of themselves.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
As a therapist, I try to help clients navigate through difficult times. Whether it is a current challenge, or a past hurt, I provide encouragement and guidance to assist clients in their healing. My practice style is client centered. While I may use many different techniques in therapy, my focus is on treating each person in an individualized manner. Entering therapy is hard for any person, so I try to make it as painless as possible. Our first session will involve goal setting and figuring out what the client wants to achieve.
Seeking professional help can often seem overwhelming and frankly very invasive. You may be questioning whether therapy will be helpful in your current circumstance or you may be questioning whether therapy is even helpful at all. I would love to partner with you in your therapeutic journey and assist with bringing hope and healing to your life. I practice primarily through a trauma- informed strengths based approach. I enjoy using art and other expressive modalities during therapy when appropriate. I also incorporate CBT and solution focused approaches as well.
I am skilled in helping people change habits to improve their health; build stronger, more satisfying relationships; overcome fears that hold them back; come to terms with loss and grow more emotionally resilient. Assisting clients in reconnecting with their true self and healing and strengthening their relationships are key elements of our work together. I am a caring and attentive listener and dedicate myself to helping you achieve optimal contentment and peace of mind.
I believe in the inherently healing qualities of mutual respect, professional support between counselor and patient. I offer counseling services to my patients that support the unique and private development of effective personal and interpersonal skills, compassionate reasoning, and patient identified goals for thought, feeling, and behavior change. Listening to my patients and discussing with them what is occurring, what has occurred, and/or what they are concerned will occur that obstructs or interrupts their ability to live life fully, with satisfaction, and for some patients with a capacity for true emotional intimacy.
Every person is a unique individual and it is important to consider all of the life factors affecting how each client experiences and thinks about life. Such factors may include family life, work, social environment, social supports, past experiences, physical needs (rest, diet & nutrition, exercise, etc.), spiritual beliefs, and mental well-being. I use methods that best meet each client's individual needs, and encourage my clients to work collaboratively throughout the counseling process.
Do you feel like everything you do needs to be perfect in every way? Do you overthink or over-analyze everything that’s happening in your life? Are you a high achiever that has a hard time slowing down? If so, you might have "high functioning" anxiety. This kind of anxiety can be hard to recognize, especially for someone that's been living with it for a while... but the impact can debilitating! You don't have to feel this way! I can help you to understand your symptoms and even teach you how to work -with- them in some cases. Relief is possible and I can help! Reach out today to get started!
Whether you are motivated by life stressors or a desire to find a more complete you, I am here to help. I work mostly with clients struggling to manage their day to day life with an eating disorder, anxiety, depression or substance abuse. I also specialize in couples and family counseling and believe that helping a person to work within their environment and make changes where they can is an important part of being your best self.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
It shows courage and strength to reach out for help. As a therapist, my intention is to guide you through a process of growth and healing. We will work together in creating realistic goals that inspire positive changes. I will help you develop healthy thoughts and behaviors and practice compassion for yourself. I will offer you a caring, judgment-free, respectful and confidential environment that will allow you to express yourself and begin your journey towards a meaningful and balanced life. I have experience with mental health and addiction counseling. I work with adults and elders from diverse backgrounds.
Have you ever felt so panicked that you thought you might die? Experienced an inability to separate irrational thoughts from reality? Physical symptoms? Racing heart, shortness of breath, feeling faint or weak, shaking, exhausted? If you cannot control your worries, talking to a therapist could help. I work collaboratively with my clients, and I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, loss and grief, and relationship issues.
At Harford Health & Wellness, we believe in a holistic and personalized approach to mental health treatment. We provide a broad array of quality psychiatric services, including medication management, substance use services, therapy for individuals, groups, and families. Now accepting New Clients Day and evening appointments are available.
The joy of being therapist is working with courageous clients ready to explore their lives. My focus is on the integration of traditional and holistic psychotherapy, along with the exploration of spirituality. My practice is created with the intention of assisting you in living an exceptional life. We can work together in person or online in a secure environment. You can SEE MY OPENINGS & SET UP AN APPOINTMENT by visiting www.schedule.care Enter my last name as your therapist and follow the prompts.
Are you feeling invisible? Angry about a breakup? Have you recently experienced a loss/death? Do you feel misunderstood? Are you experiencing more pain, burnout, and/or fatigue than normal? Does your adolescent need extra support? Is your family/relationship falling apart? If your answer to any of these questions is "Yes," or even if you have questions of your own, it may be time to reach out and talk through those thoughts and feelings. I would be delighted to be the person you reach out to.
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a client focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that are holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Accepting New Clients: Becoming a mother is a beautiful journey but it is not easy. Many moms often have a hard time taking care of themselves once a baby enters the picture. If you find yourself missing the life you once had, overwhelmed by the responsibilities, or frustrated by the frequent demands; You are not alone. In a society that fuels unrealistic expectations of motherhood; there’s no wonder so many moms feel isolated, guilty, and misunderstood. Whether you are pregnant, a first-time mom, or adding to your family; you deserve to thrive in motherhood and shine as your most authentic self.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Bel Air are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Bel Air then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Bel Air, or Child Psychologists in Bel Air.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Bel Air psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Bel Air specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.