Life is full of challenges that aren't always in our ability to control and can be difficult to understand. But, I believe that everyone has the ability to access their most fulfilling and happy life. Together, we can identify what's going wrong and where we can make changes to improve your happiness, relationships, and overall well-being. I utilize a client-centered integrative approach to provide the most individualized treatment. I incorporate various forms of therapy: cognitive behavioral, strengths-based, solution-focused, and mindfulness. I have advanced training in perinatal mental health and specialize in this area.
I am a Psycho/Behavioral Therapist with over 20 years of experience in helping individuals and couples who are suffering from health and mental issues. I trained at both Johns Hopkins psychiatry department and McGill university center for cognition and medicine. In the last couple of year I focused mainly on helping those suffering from chronic pain,depression, anxiety cognitive disorders, eating disorders, weight management as well as those needing career counselling. I am a Cognitive Therapist and I believe that people have a choice, they can change their behavior, their thought process, learn to move forward and acquire hope.
I am a Psychotherapist in practice for 35 years. I work with clients from age 9 to 64 with depression, mood disorder, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, and bi-polar disorders. My focus is client centered helping you to reach your goals. My values are to serve, teach, and implement effective ways to cope and enhance quality of life. I believe that everyone, at times, needs support in their life to deal with life stressors and together we can make decisions and learn to cope.
Do you believe that events from your past get in the way of experiencing joy in the present? Do you wish to have healthier and more satisfying relationships? Do you struggle with ways of thinking that you have a hard time changing? I believe I can help. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 23 years of experience and have helped many people find increased life satisfaction by challenging old beliefs and finding new ways of thinking about themselves.
My experiences have varied over the years allowing me to understand many areas of focus. I've worked with children, adults and couples. I've trained to be a Life/corporate coach and I am also extensively trained in alternative dispute resolution. I work part time as a court approved mediator helping separating couples with their custody needs. I practice a here and now approach with the use of Brief Solution Focused techniques.
I provide psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, and families. Treatment is individualized to clients' specific needs and I help to empower clients seeking to move forward, to achieve their wellness goals through a process of reflection and reasoning. I take a multicultural approach to treatment that considers racial and ethnic diversity as well as diversity in spirituality.
Everyone experiences various challenges they encounter throughout their life. My goal is to help individuals overcome these obstacles and challenges through providing a safe environment where clients can feel safe to express their feelings, emotions, and process through challenging life events. I strive to provide my clients with a therapeutic bonding relationship where they can feel safe to express their feelings. I love to help people recognize their self worth, goals, and potential in life.
I have been practicing as a licensed social worker with children, adolescents and families since 2008. I received my Bachelors of Social Work and Fine Art in 2007 from McDaniel College. I then practiced as a bachelor level social worker for four years with foster children and families in Baltimore City. After completing an internship providing therapy to children and families who experienced trauma, I completed an Advanced Standing Graduate Program. In 2012, I graduated from University of Maryland School of Social Work with a clinical concentration and a specialization in children and families.
If you are struggling on any level with the stressors of life, loss, work, relationships, family, anxiety or issues related to your spirituality, I can help. My aim is to help individuals create a rich, full and meaningful life, while effectively handling the pain and stress that life inevitably brings. I am currently accepting new clients. I see clients in-person and also provide Telehealth sessions.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-C, LCADC, NBCCH
Change starts with just one step in the right direction. However, the right direction can be hard to find. Therefore, the very first step often involves asking for help. With help from a compassionate, skilled therapist in a safe environment, internal and external obstacles are removed, balance is established and confidence grows. Then the right direction becomes more clear and the next step is more easily placed. If you are looking to make new steps forward, then I am here for you. With over 25 years of experience as a therapist, I have been able to master a variety of techniques. Therefore, therapy is individually tailored.
Whether you are working through a traumatic event or navigating through daily or periodic anxiety and depression, it takes an enormous amount of strength and courage to reach out for help and engage in the therapy process. I have a huge amount of respect for those who take this step, and feel privileged to be a part of whatever path you choose throughout your personal journey. I offer appointments Tuesday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m
I have been working with people in the behavioral health arena since 1984. I see many diverse individuals who have been living with many different issues. I feel that it is important to meet the individual where they are, and with them determine what types of change will be facilitated by therapy. I currently see a number of individuals who are battling substance abuse in addition to other life issues. My goals are to help motivate the individual to change and then help them to make and maintain the changes they need to make.
I have been working within a medical pediatric practice for the duration of my career, and as a result see a number of children and adolescents in the Maryland and Washington DC area. Treatment with this population generally focuses on developmental, behavioral, academic, social, and family issues. I also see a number of adults on an outpatient basis and greatly value this aspect of my practice as well. Anxiety, depression, loss, and relationship issues are the primary focus of my work with adults, adolescents, and children. If you are planning to use health insurance please indicate whom your provider is.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University in Baltimore, a Masters of Divinity from the Howard University School of Divinity; and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Morgan State University. My approach to counseling integrates Biblical principles and the major theories and principles of counseling psychology theories. As we develop a collaborative relationship, my goal is to help you explore your true potential and to better understand and resolve life challenges. With many years of experience working with families, adolescents and adults, I have an excellent reputation for being a "good listener".
*Waitlist for PREGNANT and POSTPARTUM clients* Life consists of many chapters. Some bring immense joy, others terrible sadness, and some just seem to last forever. My goal for therapy is to empower my clients to manage these transitions and feel in control of their lives. My ideal client is one who is curious and motivated to make change. I enjoy working with adults, individually and couples. Using a mindfulness based, cognitive-behavioral approach, I help my clients to connect to their thoughts and feelings and to the world around them.
My goal is to help you become your best self through making effective life changes that lead to satisfaction and a healthy well-being.Through a person centered approach, I help my clients navigate challenges and crises of life. In those difficult times it is hard to be objective and make the best decisions for ourselves and others. It is my priority to provide a nonjudgmental, safe environment where you feel heard and understood.
I work with adults, young-adults, couples, as well as families (trained in Functional Family Therapy) both clinically and within the community, specifically with my Peer Recovery Specialist work over the last five years. I have experience in facilitating clinical services in both community services/nonprofit settings as well as private practice, as well as working with families of incarcerated individuals & those reentering into the community after incarceration. Many of my clients experience issues with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, work-related stress, grief & loss, along with various other diagnoses.
Only DAYTIME availability. Welcome to my practice! Finding the right therapist should be about connection, involving an immediate sense of comfort and security. Taking this step towards self care and growth involves courage and vulnerability. My name is Kayla Stansberry, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor/ Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and I would like to act as a supportive guide on your journey. I believe in creating an empathetic, supportive and non judgmental environmental for my clients in order to foster emotional exploration and ultimately achieve your personal goals.
My ideal client is anyone who is struggling to find traction and purpose in life, and who may be feeling stuck. I have extensive experience working with people struggling with a variety of issues and have worked with people at every stage of the recovery journey. I have helped many clients reclaim their "hero's journey" and find their way out of the maze of anxiety, depression and apathy they may find themselves in.