Family Therapists in Columbia, MD

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Suzanne Matty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
While I am trained in therapeutic methods which include EMDR, CBT, family therapy, psychodynamic therapy, narrative therapy, art therapy and several forms of relationship therapy, I tailor the process to the needs, preferences and strengths of each client.
My expertise and mission is to treat individuals seeking change. I strive to understand, counsel and empower clients who need relief from persistent anxiety, persistent depression, have experienced loss, have experienced trauma, and those who simply feel overwhelmed. I have successfully counseled couples and helped them repair and improve their relationships, deal with issues of trust, loss of affection and escalating conflict. Through a collaborative process we establish healthier relationship patterns, enhancing both partners' sense of connection and communication.
(410) 989-4371 x6 
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Columbia, MD 21044
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Risa J Garon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, BCD, CFLE
Verified
I work with individuals and couples, facilitate groups, provide marital, separation, and remarriage therapy as well as blended family counseling. I help clients of all ages make decisions and, most importantly, strengthen relationships. I enjoy working with teens, either individually or within a group. I specialize in working with separating and divorcing couples to improve their communication, make decisions, and create parenting plans that focus on each child’s developmental needs and challenges. I believe that children benefit from a loving and healthy relationship with both parents and caregivers.
(410) 942-9335 x203 
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Columbia, MD 21044
Offers online therapy
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Kimberly VanPutten-Gardner
Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified
I am a psychotherapist and family life specialist. I'm passionate about facilitating individual growth and the healing of family relationships. With doctoral level training in the fields of Counseling Psychology and Family Studies, I provide individual and family counseling for a variety of mental health issues. In addition, I provide family life education services for parenting, separated/divorced families, elderly care of parents, issues related to adult children returning home, biracial couples, and trans-racial adoptive/foster care families.
(855) 547-0325 
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Columbia, MD 21044
Offers online therapy
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Bell Center For Anxiety And Depression
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
----- Currently, I am NOT taking new clients. ----- Dr. Elspeth Bell, director of the Bell Center for Anxiety and Depression, is a licensed psychologist with an extensive background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She works primarily with adults and adolescents, focusing on the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum disorders (including OCD, Hoarding Disorder, and Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors), anxiety disorders, and depression. A Hoarding specialist, Dr. Bell conducts assessments and evaluations, provides psychotherapy for sufferers and family members, and runs psychoeducational and support groups.
(410) 983-3760 
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Columbia, MD 21045
Not accepting new clients
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Abyssinia 'Aby' Washington
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, MEd
Verified
With over a decade of experience working with clients who have experienced family dysfunction, trauma, abuse, sudden loss, crime victimization, natural disasters, and legal challenges, I know that with motivation, commitment and a supportive and accepting therapeutic partnership, thriving, even after the most difficult life events is within reach.
Everyone deserves support through life's most difficult times. For some, it may have been an event that occurred years ago, and for others it is more recent. Seeking professional help and support is often times the first step to coping with a difficult life period and is a huge sign of courage and investment in oneself. I believe that healing and empowerment are wholly achievable and begin with a trusting and accepting therapist-client relationship in a supportive therapeutic environment.
(240) 329-2375 
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Columbia, MD 21044
Offers online therapy
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Kaitlin Carlson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Kaitlin has had the opportunity to help clients manage anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, family and relationship conflicts during different phases of life.
Kaitlin is a Licensed Certified Clinical Social Worker (LCCSW) in the state of Maryland with over 7 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in various treatment settings. She focuses on treating those who are experiencing negative effects as a result of anger issues, anxiety, stress, depression, ADHD, children's issues, self-harm behaviors, and more. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at Hood College; and received her Master’s of Social Work Degree with a specialization in children and families, through the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
(240) 201-2668 
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Columbia, MD 21044
Offers online therapy
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Mekdes Damenu
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
The approach I choose depends on the presenting issues and what is best for the child and/or family .
Currently not accepting new patients -- As a licensed psychologist, I am passionate about helping children and teens thrive. My goal is to help children learn to adapt to their environment and develop positive views of themselves. When working with families, my goal is to help explore barriers to effective parenting in order to help children and their caregivers maintain a positive attachment despite unexpected mental health challenges.
(240) 634-9781 
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Columbia, MD 21044
Not accepting new clients
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Harriet Gailey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
My goal as a therapist is to provide a warm environment that allows clients to safely explore areas of dissatisfaction in their lives and identify goals for growth. Much of my work is based on cognitive-behavioral therapy, but I believe the relationship between therapist and client is the most essential element in allowing therapy to progress. As an experienced clinician of over 25 years, I specialize in treating mood disorders (depression and bipolar) and anxiety, as well as working with family -related concerns such as divorce, parenting, and relationships.
(410) 449-4675 x205 
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Columbia, MD 21046
Offers online therapy
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George Carlson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-C
Verified
I can support the adoptees integration into their family while examining and understanding their past circumstances.
I believe that the power of therapy comes through the understanding of how self defeating patterns of behavior interfere with our ability to have a happy and productive life. I believe that focusing and building on our strengths will enhance our functioning. Examining our behavior is critical to developing healthy options for ourselves and in our relationships. Through an open and respectful process we will examine the areas in your life that have interfered with your ability to make positive, forward thinking choices. As you develop different coping strategies the hope of change will support healing and growth.
(410) 793-1303 
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Columbia, MD 21044
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Ann Pemberton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWC
Verified
I collaborate with you to help identify your concerns, establish goals and identify effective strategies that are unique to you and your family .
Your choice to seek therapy for yourself or your child takes courage and is the first step to finding ways to improve the quality of your lives. We’ve all needed to reach out for support and encouragement at some point in our lives and to know that we are not alone. Therapy can offer the opportunity to understand and address areas that present us with life’s challenges. For over 20 years I have worked in a variety of settings with preschoolers, children, adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, behavioral difficulties, emotional dysregulation, ADHD, relationship difficulties, and school problems.
(410) 680-3065 
Columbia, MD 21045
Offers online therapy
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Nicole Millner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified
*No evening availability at this time* Often times, we are blinded by the fog in the relationships and life experiences we encounter. As humans, we often experience every day stressors such as life transitions, employment, work relationships, family problems, grieving losses, parenting, depression, and health problems.
 
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Columbia, MD 21044
Not accepting new clients
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Ben Sarcia
MA, BCBA, LBA, BSL
Verified
Therefore, we hope to meet you and your child in order to help turn mealtime into a positive experience for the whole family .
For many parents, mealtime can be frustrating, especially if challenging behavior goes beyond ‘typical pickiness.’ As the director of Healthy Beginnings, a behavioral feeding therapy program, I have helped children that have displayed a variety of challenging mealtimes behaviors. This includes selectivity by food, color, brand, and texture, as well as children who may vomit at the sight of a new food, or perhaps refuse to feed themselves with utensils. Feeding tube dependency is another area in which I have taught children how to eat and drink who perhaps have had minimal or no experience with oral feeding.
(667) 200-0498 
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Columbia, MD 21046
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Berni J. Antelman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSCW-C, BCD
Verified
Previous training includes Boston Children's Hospital Medical Center and The McLean Psychiatric Hospital, both of Harvard University and the Cambridge Family and Children's Service Agency.
I am a psychotherapist for more than 25 years, working with individuals, couples, families, teens and children. My practice style consists of empathy and insight with a short-term, problem-solving focus. As a true professional, I encourage my clients to make changes that work and work well as they resolve their difficulties and eliminate stress. My clients achieve good success. As a therapist, I enjoy assisting my clients in achieving self-growth and personal satisfaction in the quality of their lives. I look forward to working with you.
(410) 305-9648 
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Columbia, MD 21044
Offers online therapy
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Joyce Agatone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Are you feeling disconnected from your family and friends? Do you find yourself in the same patterns you swore you would not repeat? Maybe you have forgotten how to find the strength in yourself or the ability to trust others. Very often in the struggle of day-to-day life we become overwhelmed by emotions, demands, responsibilities, and meeting the needs of others. It’s easy to lose sight of your own needs and purpose, but it’s often hard to ask for help. I enjoy working with individuals including teens, adults and older adults as well as families that are ready to consider a different way of doing things and to make a change.
(410) 983-6369 
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Columbia, MD 21044
Offers online therapy
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Zulma M Clavell
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCADC
Verified
Women, Family and Hispanic Family issues.
My client focus are adults in clinical, family and individual psychotherapy sessions. I work with those with mental illness, chemically dependency and legally involved individuals. I conduct counseling and evaluations for families, individuals and veterans with PTSD. I can assist military personnel and their families during periods of adjustment.
(301) 383-9482 
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Columbia, MD 21045
Offers online therapy
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Melissa Schnaar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Together with the family , I will work to develop an individual treatment plan with the goal of helping each child meet his or her potential.
I have over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. I use an integrative approach in working with children, using a variety of therapeutic methods that are developmentally age appropriate and child-centered. I strive to understand the child or adolescent's individual needs and seek to develop a trusting relationship in a safe environment that allows her clients to freely and safely express themselves. I understand that when a child is struggling everyone in the family is affected and work with parents to better understand their children and identify ways to help the family system work better for everyone.
(443) 616-2820 
Columbia, MD 21045
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Shelia Lipscomb
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Shelia Lipscomb is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) who has more than 2 years of experience working with teens, adults, and seniors who are suffering the effects of anxiety, anger, depression, ADHD, chronic stress, relationship issues, family conflict, academic issues, behavioral disorders, and more.
(240) 201-2790 
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Columbia, MD 21044
Offers online therapy
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Lauren Ilene Mirkin
Counselor, LPCP, NCC, LDN, NBC-HWC
Verified
I also work with those experiencing depression and mood concerns, anxiety, relational difficulties, family dysfunction, significant stress, ADHD and chronic health challenges.
Are you feeling stuck, down, depressed, unmotivated, unfocused? Are you trapped in overwhelming emotions or unhelpful thinking? Are your relationships causing you distress? I am here to help you on your journey to greater inner harmony, balance, joy, and aliveness. I am an experienced psychotherapist who finds great fulfillment in helping my clients overcome their emotional hurdles and enabling them to live more productive and fulfilling lives. I work with adults, adolescents, couples, and families. I am here to help you discover your strengths and see the sunny side of life more often.
(410) 472-5625 
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Columbia, MD 21044
Offers online therapy
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Christina deGraft-Johnson
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
I want you to be free of that emotional pain, be able to deal with life on your terms, and to find meaning in school/work, family , friendships, and all other areas of your life.
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. I want to help you achieve whatever solutions and life changes you are looking for while enjoying the therapeutic process as much as possible and experiencing yourself in new ways. Reaching out to a therapist can often be hard. You may fear being judged or being vulnerable with a stranger. But I am confident that given the chance, you will see the benefits in talking with me as I really want to help you succeed. My hope is that you take this leap of faith and see how I can best support you. We can only do the best that we can.
(301) 691-4066 
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Columbia, MD 21045
Offers online therapy
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Tammy Goldberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
I have been trained in the Collaborative Divorce Process, which allows people going through a divorce to have greater input in the outcome without causing financial and emotional devastation to the family .
Therapy is an opportunity to explore and challenge yourself to experience your life in a fulfilling way. I will work with you in a collaborative, non-judgmental manner to understand existing beliefs, thoughts and behaviors and then strive to help you reach your goals in terms of changing any of these areas. I respect your personal hopes regarding what you would like therapy to be. I have worked in a variety of settings with adults, children and adolescents who are struggling with relationships, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I focus on providing support in a warm and accepting atmosphere.
(410) 449-4908 x5 
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Columbia, MD 21044
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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia, or Child Psychologists in Columbia.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Columbia 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 Columbia 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.

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