Therapists in Ellicott City, MD

Photo of Breighone Brown, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Breighone Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Are you suffering from symptoms of depression, ADHD, anxiety, bipolar, autism spectrum, OCD, and/or PTSD? I'm here to help facilitate your healing process and provide a safe space to voice your deepest concerns freely. Our goal is to significantly improve your self-concept, increase a positive outlook on life, and, most importantly, feel like your best self.
Are you suffering from symptoms of depression, ADHD, anxiety, bipolar, autism spectrum, OCD, and/or PTSD? I'm here to help facilitate your healing process and provide a safe space to voice your deepest concerns freely. Our goal is to significantly improve your self-concept, increase a positive outlook on life, and, most importantly, feel like your best self.
(443) 233-1075 View (443) 233-1075
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Rheanna Vaughn
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am so glad you are here!
Welcome! I am so glad you are here!
(443) 256-4230 View (443) 256-4230
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Sharon Pieczenik
LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellicott City, MD 21043  (Online Only)
The world often forgets that passionate and driven people can be impacted by significant challenges and trauma. You do not need to endure your struggles alone. Whether you are committed to a particular path or wrestling with a life transition, my work is to stand in your mental health corner.
The world often forgets that passionate and driven people can be impacted by significant challenges and trauma. You do not need to endure your struggles alone. Whether you are committed to a particular path or wrestling with a life transition, my work is to stand in your mental health corner.
(443) 233-0698 View (443) 233-0698
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Anne McCauley Waller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
I see my work with individuals and couples as collaborative and active. Often people feel stuck in their ways of relating and wonder how to create more satisfying connections with spouses, parents, children, friends, etc. I believe that people are drawn toward health and intuitively know when it is time to make changes in their lives. While it is often feelings of sadness or dissatisfaction that bring people to an initial therapy session, this is the first step toward health and feeling better. True change is possible and the process of therapy can make it happen.
I see my work with individuals and couples as collaborative and active. Often people feel stuck in their ways of relating and wonder how to create more satisfying connections with spouses, parents, children, friends, etc. I believe that people are drawn toward health and intuitively know when it is time to make changes in their lives. While it is often feelings of sadness or dissatisfaction that bring people to an initial therapy session, this is the first step toward health and feeling better. True change is possible and the process of therapy can make it happen.
(410) 657-8519 View (410) 657-8519
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Varghese Joseph
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, ERYT300
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling with attention and focus? Feeling low energy and have you lost interest in activities that you used to enjoy? Do you feel like something is happening within you that is holding you back from being your true self? Is this affecting your relationship with your family, friends or career? Do you feel like you can’t continue like this anymore and want to change? Yes, the change will happen. You made the right decision to seek help. In these difficult situations the best choice is to find a person who is trained in helping and who can establish a professional relationship with you to help.
Are you struggling with attention and focus? Feeling low energy and have you lost interest in activities that you used to enjoy? Do you feel like something is happening within you that is holding you back from being your true self? Is this affecting your relationship with your family, friends or career? Do you feel like you can’t continue like this anymore and want to change? Yes, the change will happen. You made the right decision to seek help. In these difficult situations the best choice is to find a person who is trained in helping and who can establish a professional relationship with you to help.
(410) 936-4242 View (410) 936-4242
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Molly B. Phelps
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellicott City, MD 21042  (Online Only)
Do you feel overwhelmed by the expectations of the world? Do you worry about what the future holds? Are you struggling with feeling hopeless or directionless? Living in our current societal context can be incredibly hard, especially when you are already carrying the weight of the accumulation of your lived experiences. The good news is you are not alone. I view therapy as a partnership and am willing to get creative with how we approach your problems. You deserve to give yourself space to heal and grow, and to take charge of what you can control in this unpredictable world we live in!
Do you feel overwhelmed by the expectations of the world? Do you worry about what the future holds? Are you struggling with feeling hopeless or directionless? Living in our current societal context can be incredibly hard, especially when you are already carrying the weight of the accumulation of your lived experiences. The good news is you are not alone. I view therapy as a partnership and am willing to get creative with how we approach your problems. You deserve to give yourself space to heal and grow, and to take charge of what you can control in this unpredictable world we live in!
(410) 390-0674 View (410) 390-0674
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Sarah A Murphy
Counselor, LPC, NCC, ACP-EFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Ellicott City, MD 21042  (Online Only)
Are you feeling lost after a chronic illness diagnosis? Reeling after a trauma? You're not alone. Many people struggle with the emotional weight of serious illness and other traumatic experiences, but you don’t have to navigate this journey by yourself. Do you yearn to see life differently and face challenges with newfound strength? Therapy can be a transformative tool. Together, we will explore ways to build resilience, manage stress, and find hope, even in the toughest times. Every situation holds the potential for growth. Let's embark on this journey together and unlock your inner strength to create a fulfilling life.
Are you feeling lost after a chronic illness diagnosis? Reeling after a trauma? You're not alone. Many people struggle with the emotional weight of serious illness and other traumatic experiences, but you don’t have to navigate this journey by yourself. Do you yearn to see life differently and face challenges with newfound strength? Therapy can be a transformative tool. Together, we will explore ways to build resilience, manage stress, and find hope, even in the toughest times. Every situation holds the potential for growth. Let's embark on this journey together and unlock your inner strength to create a fulfilling life.
(215) 515-0186 View (215) 515-0186
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Anne Sullivan Hynes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years experience practicing individual, group and family therapy as well as extensive experience within the school system as a school social worker. My practice style is goal oriented and strength based with a focus on the whole person and the family system. I provide services to children from 11 years of age, teens and adults.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years experience practicing individual, group and family therapy as well as extensive experience within the school system as a school social worker. My practice style is goal oriented and strength based with a focus on the whole person and the family system. I provide services to children from 11 years of age, teens and adults.
(410) 514-5426 View (410) 514-5426
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Tracey Lynne Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellicott City, MD 21043
I specialize in treating clients enduring the following symptoms: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, body image issues, financial stress, career transitions, social injustice, relationship trauma, family transitions, family conflict, and parenting issues.
I specialize in treating clients enduring the following symptoms: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, body image issues, financial stress, career transitions, social injustice, relationship trauma, family transitions, family conflict, and parenting issues.
(443) 218-9727 View (443) 218-9727
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Lisa Boxall
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ellicott City, MD 21042
If you are feeling overwhelmed by grief and loss, or perhaps you or a family member is facing a difficult late-life transition, I'd like to help. It's not uncommon to search for meaning and understanding during times of loss and transition, whether it be sudden, unexpected, or seen in the distance. The emotions can be all-consuming and may seem confusing, even stifling at times. If you are searching for a safe space to share your feelings and to make meaning of your loss or late-life transition, I'd like to provide that for you. My counseling is tailored to meet you wherever you are on your very unique journey.
If you are feeling overwhelmed by grief and loss, or perhaps you or a family member is facing a difficult late-life transition, I'd like to help. It's not uncommon to search for meaning and understanding during times of loss and transition, whether it be sudden, unexpected, or seen in the distance. The emotions can be all-consuming and may seem confusing, even stifling at times. If you are searching for a safe space to share your feelings and to make meaning of your loss or late-life transition, I'd like to provide that for you. My counseling is tailored to meet you wherever you are on your very unique journey.
(410) 609-5593 View (410) 609-5593
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Shontel Gaskin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to the neighborhood! This neighborhood provides a safe and comforting environment to be yourself. Sometimes it can be difficult to simply be; be present, be motivated or even be a part of this ever changing world. Here we provide the opportunity to initiate and tackle realistic goals with support along the way. The neighborhood serves regular, everyday people striving to be their best self, from working adults to caregivers of elderly parents. Entrepreneurs growing their business and patients transitioning to unemployment due to unforeseen circumstances. The neighborhood serves as an all inclusive space for healing.
Welcome to the neighborhood! This neighborhood provides a safe and comforting environment to be yourself. Sometimes it can be difficult to simply be; be present, be motivated or even be a part of this ever changing world. Here we provide the opportunity to initiate and tackle realistic goals with support along the way. The neighborhood serves regular, everyday people striving to be their best self, from working adults to caregivers of elderly parents. Entrepreneurs growing their business and patients transitioning to unemployment due to unforeseen circumstances. The neighborhood serves as an all inclusive space for healing.
(240) 679-8672 View (240) 679-8672
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Jaimie Fowler
Counselor, LCPC, LPC, CAC-II
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ellicott City, MD 21042  (Online Only)
Does your life feel stagnant, as if you’ve come to a dead end and you can’t progress any further? Maybe you’re in a relationship that’s hit a wall—communication has broken down and you and your partner just aren’t on the same page anymore. Or perhaps you’re recovering from an addiction and you find yourself struggling with sobriety. Amid your challenges, the idea of change may seem impossible. You might feel depressed, anxious, and stuck. If this is the case, I want you to know that change is possible even though it might not look like that right now. You do not have to be alone in this journey.
Does your life feel stagnant, as if you’ve come to a dead end and you can’t progress any further? Maybe you’re in a relationship that’s hit a wall—communication has broken down and you and your partner just aren’t on the same page anymore. Or perhaps you’re recovering from an addiction and you find yourself struggling with sobriety. Amid your challenges, the idea of change may seem impossible. You might feel depressed, anxious, and stuck. If this is the case, I want you to know that change is possible even though it might not look like that right now. You do not have to be alone in this journey.
(410) 835-4850 View (410) 835-4850
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Jessica Fener
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ellicott City, MD 21043  (Online Only)
My practice focuses on working with individuals who struggle with ADHD, Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety, Adjustment Disorder, Trauma, Relationship/Familial issues. I truly believe that treatment should be client-lead as each client has their own unique, individual needs that will support their growth and progress. I strive to build a strong foundation, based on trust and safety with my clients, as I believe it is instrumental in their therapeutic success.
My practice focuses on working with individuals who struggle with ADHD, Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety, Adjustment Disorder, Trauma, Relationship/Familial issues. I truly believe that treatment should be client-lead as each client has their own unique, individual needs that will support their growth and progress. I strive to build a strong foundation, based on trust and safety with my clients, as I believe it is instrumental in their therapeutic success.
(443) 979-8310 View (443) 979-8310
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Robert Passman at Excellis Clinical
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Robert Passman has a peaceful, accepting, non-judgmental nature that helps people relax and talk freely. Robert helps women and men of all ages experience healing, freedom, peace, confidence, and joy. With decades of experience in coaching and mentoring individuals, Robert listens carefully and collaborates. As a member of the clinical team led by licensed psychologist Dr. Michael Malone, Robert helps patients with evidence-based treatments like CBT, mindfulness, and CPT trauma therapy. Patients confirm that they benefit significantly from their therapy sessions with Robert.
Robert Passman has a peaceful, accepting, non-judgmental nature that helps people relax and talk freely. Robert helps women and men of all ages experience healing, freedom, peace, confidence, and joy. With decades of experience in coaching and mentoring individuals, Robert listens carefully and collaborates. As a member of the clinical team led by licensed psychologist Dr. Michael Malone, Robert helps patients with evidence-based treatments like CBT, mindfulness, and CPT trauma therapy. Patients confirm that they benefit significantly from their therapy sessions with Robert.
(240) 774-1417 View (240) 774-1417
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Abhik Saha
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Are you a young adult struggling to envision your future? Are you feeling anxious or stuck? Have you been hurt or traumatized? Feel like your full potential is unreachable? Or frustrated with life? Be still. Breathe. Seek deep within, for YOU are the Guru. And you have the power to change things! Are you ready to transform your life, by feeling fulfilled in your passions and relationships? Are you ready to explore and journey into your own unique expression of self? Are you ready to tap into your true potential and gifts? Become a new radiant you with my support and guidance! All of you is welcome.
Are you a young adult struggling to envision your future? Are you feeling anxious or stuck? Have you been hurt or traumatized? Feel like your full potential is unreachable? Or frustrated with life? Be still. Breathe. Seek deep within, for YOU are the Guru. And you have the power to change things! Are you ready to transform your life, by feeling fulfilled in your passions and relationships? Are you ready to explore and journey into your own unique expression of self? Are you ready to tap into your true potential and gifts? Become a new radiant you with my support and guidance! All of you is welcome.
(443) 453-5377 View (443) 453-5377
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Brenda J Fischel
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellicott City, MD 21042  (Online Only)
Hi! I am Brenda Fischel, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I have been working with clients for over 20 yrs and have practiced extensively in a variety of settings. I work well with those needing support with anxiety, depression, general stress, co-occurring disorders with addictions. I am here to support & empower you on your journey.
Hi! I am Brenda Fischel, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I have been working with clients for over 20 yrs and have practiced extensively in a variety of settings. I work well with those needing support with anxiety, depression, general stress, co-occurring disorders with addictions. I am here to support & empower you on your journey.
(443) 230-5223 View (443) 230-5223
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Stephanie Caruso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043
I believe that every individual possesses an innate capacity for resilience and personal growth. My goal is to create a safe and supportive environment for individuals and families to find solutions to everyday problems, as well as those that may be associated with past experiences and relationships. Rather than primarily focusing on challenges, we will work collaboratively to mobilize your unique strengths and abilities to lead a more fulfilling and resilient life.
I believe that every individual possesses an innate capacity for resilience and personal growth. My goal is to create a safe and supportive environment for individuals and families to find solutions to everyday problems, as well as those that may be associated with past experiences and relationships. Rather than primarily focusing on challenges, we will work collaboratively to mobilize your unique strengths and abilities to lead a more fulfilling and resilient life.
(410) 970-3656 View (410) 970-3656
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Michael Fleg
Resident in Counseling, MEd, MPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellicott City, MD 21042  (Online Only)
Relationships. We never really explicitly learn how to "do" this whole relationship thing, at least not in school. Are there rules for relationships? How about guidelines to help guide us? We know about general advice like when your aunt sits you down at the family reunion reminding you to just "be yourself," but how helpful are these generalities? If you're baffled, confused, frustrated, or simply wish you had a better relationship, you're not alone. In fact, you're part of the majority. And based on neuroscience, attachment theory, and ancient wisdom, you can improve and experience a better relationship.
Relationships. We never really explicitly learn how to "do" this whole relationship thing, at least not in school. Are there rules for relationships? How about guidelines to help guide us? We know about general advice like when your aunt sits you down at the family reunion reminding you to just "be yourself," but how helpful are these generalities? If you're baffled, confused, frustrated, or simply wish you had a better relationship, you're not alone. In fact, you're part of the majority. And based on neuroscience, attachment theory, and ancient wisdom, you can improve and experience a better relationship.
(571) 701-2458 View (571) 701-2458
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Shawntel Fitzgerald
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043  (Online Only)
As a dedicated therapist specializing in life transitions and navigating hostile co-parenting dynamics, I am committed to providing a safe and supportive space for my clients. With years of experience in helping individuals through significant changes, I understand the complexities and emotional challenges that these transitions can bring. My approach is grounded in empathy, active listening, and tailored therapeutic techniques designed to empower my clients and promote healing.
As a dedicated therapist specializing in life transitions and navigating hostile co-parenting dynamics, I am committed to providing a safe and supportive space for my clients. With years of experience in helping individuals through significant changes, I understand the complexities and emotional challenges that these transitions can bring. My approach is grounded in empathy, active listening, and tailored therapeutic techniques designed to empower my clients and promote healing.
(443) 345-1504 View (443) 345-1504
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Jasmine Templeton
LCPC-S
Verified Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042  (Online Only)
Therapy is a valuable tool that can help you set and achieve the goals you have for yourself. Do you want to become a fantastic parent?, let go and forgive?, become more assertive? How about love yourself?, improve your communication skills? All of these and more are attainable in a safe space. I specialize in listening to YOU. Whether we process a trauma together or work on addiction issues, we can do it together.
Therapy is a valuable tool that can help you set and achieve the goals you have for yourself. Do you want to become a fantastic parent?, let go and forgive?, become more assertive? How about love yourself?, improve your communication skills? All of these and more are attainable in a safe space. I specialize in listening to YOU. Whether we process a trauma together or work on addiction issues, we can do it together.
(410) 498-4469 View (410) 498-4469
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Number of Therapists in Ellicott City, MD

400+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Ellicott City, MD who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
69% Stress
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% BlueCross and BlueShield
74% CareFirst
72% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Ellicott City, MD see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ellicott City?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.