Adoption Therapists in Ellicott City, MD

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Jodi Cobb
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LCMFT
Verified
Verified
My professional interests include psychotherapy with parent-child dyads, children, teens, families, and individual adults using an attachment-focused approach. I have experience and interest in working with families impacted by attachment disruption, adoption , foster care, trauma, and LGBTQ issues. With over 30 years of experience, I bring compassion, humor, and creativity to my work with families. I have worked as a School Psychologist for the Howard County Public School System, provided parent consultation for families, and facilitated workshops for families throughout the United States, Canada, and in South Africa.
(443) 400-7310
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Nicole Maus-Chaudhury
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
I'm also an adoptive parent, so I'm personally and professionally well-versed in the questions, concerns, and problems related to adoption .
I believe that you have the capability to help yourself, but perhaps you need my knowledge and support to do so. My purpose is to help you tap into your strengths and what you already know about yourself, and help you to change your thoughts in order to change how you feel. My goal is to empower you and guide you toward your goals, whether they involve improving your family relationships, managing anxiety or depression, or dealing with work or school stressors.
(410) 517-7533
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Mary D Hill
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Some of my experience includes dealing with ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome and Traits, Parenting Issues, Adoption , Anxiety (including PTSD and OCD), Depression and other Mood Disorders, Marital/Couple Problems, Adult-Teen Developmental Issues and Conflicts, Problems of Early Childhood, Personality Disorders, Transitions in life such as Divorce or Loss, and formal Cognitive and Personality Assessments.
It takes a lot of courage to seek help, especially in a world that unfairly stigmatizes getting psychological services. Lack of understanding of what therapy is and how people can benefit from it prevents some from using professional services to know and understand themselves better, to improve relationships, and to live more meaningful, fulfilling lives regardless of their challenges. Sometimes people have troubling symptoms due to anxiety, depression, and other disorders and need help to address these symptoms and their causes. I use a variety of approaches to help clients. My goal is to empower clients through a healthy, therapeutic relationship.
(443) 334-8810
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Ana Maria Garcia
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My services include comprehensive Parenting Competence Evaluations and Adoption Evaluations.
My counseling philosophy is based on the empathic understanding of the individual's circumstances and challenges impacting their functioning in life. I believe that insight, working in the “here and now,” addressing short and long-term goals, and acquiring healthy coping mechanisms are crucial to overcome emotional distress and acquire emotional growth. My philosophy as a therapist is that the clients are the EXPERTS and that the therapist is the one that follows the clients’ lead helping them to understand and solve in a healthy way their inner struggles and conflicts.
(443) 687-8830
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Pamela Bel Anu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LGMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have training in grief and loss as well as infertility, parenting, and adoption .
Is there something holding you back from the experience of feeling fully alive, safe, and satisfied in your own life; in your own skin? Experiencing internal and external difficulties long enough and under enough stress, we become disconnected to what makes life worth living. I believe my job is to provide a safe space and be a supportive, caring, non-judgmental presence as a guide and collaborator. Together we can face what is hurting or not helping you. I have worked over the years in a variety of settings with adults, children, teens, families and couples from diverse backgrounds and identities.
(240) 209-9116
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Ellicott City, MD 21029
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Melania O'Hatnick
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Currently not accepting new clients. Do you feel you are not living your life at its full potential? Are you unsatisfied with the quality and direction of your life? Does self doubt, anxiety, sadness, anger or emotional eating interfere with your personal, professional or social life? Do you still feel the pain of past sexual or physical abuse, bullying, neglect, or feelings of being unloved? Do you cope by overeating? Has a military experience left you with unwanted intrusive thoughts and uncontrollable emotions? It is difficult to go through life with such overwhelming emotions, but there is hope and and I can help.
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Brittney Dahunsi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CDBT
Verified
Verified
Too many racing thoughts and not enough time in a day for those thoughts? Need a place to just be yourself, free from judgment? I work to create a safe space by providing a protected and tranquil environment. I provide clients and their families with the tools to overcome many day to day obstacles to include stress and anxiety, depression, body image concerns and life transitions. I employ a dialectical behavior therapy approach, which challenges individuals and their support systems to step outside of their comfort zones and focus on present day stressors.
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Ellicott City, MD 21029
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Victoria M Cofield-Aber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MA, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
Many changes occur across the life span. Some changes are more difficult to manage than others. I encourage your exploration of the change process and openness to accepting the challenges in your life. I will partner with you and assist you with developing mindfulness strategies and techniques to help you move through your experience. Whether you are dealing with grief and loss issues, depression and anxiety, under achievement in work and school, or adjusting to changes in marriage or significant relationships, I can help you recognize and utilize your strengths to empower you to meet the changes in your life.
(443) 291-7781
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Cheryl Anne Bruns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
I have been a practicing clinical social worker since 1998. I have specialized in trauma, attachment related disorders, anxiety, depression and family of origin issues. My approach is to meet the client where he/she is respecting that you are the expert of you. I believe that change is always possible through finding the right support and solutions. I am always humbled by the hard work of my clients and honored to be a part of their journey.
(410) 218-8246
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Not accepting new clients
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Emilie Lawson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Recognizing internal distress and seeking help from a professional can be an uncomfortable and courageous act. I hope to be a partner in your process of self-discovery, insight, and growth. My style tends to be collaborative, providing warmth and support while also encouraging honest emotional expression. I value personal exploration in a safe environment in order to improve self-understanding and self-acceptance. Fulfilling relationships with others are often a byproduct of this type of therapy, as is improved mood, increased self-confidence, and enhanced life satisfaction.
(410) 777-5387
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
Not accepting new clients
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Marianne S. Becker, LCSW-C
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, CAI
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is the teen or adult that has had significant distress from emotional trauma, anxiety, mood and attentional disorders. Most clients have previously tried many types of therapies, including drug therapies, but continue to struggle. By addressing brain function with neurofeedback in addition to therapy, I have had over 90% success helping my clients to overcome or manage their emotional/mental health challenges.
(410) 988-3763
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Constance Halligan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Finding a therapist with whom one can form a trusting working relationship is essential to a successful therapeutic experience, no matter what the issue. I've been in private practice for over twenty years working with adults, adolescents and children in individual, couples and family therapy. I've also worked in community mental health and psychiatric hospitals, as well as medical and psychology training programs. I enjoy working with a broad range of issues. With adults these may include long-standing difficulties with anxiety, depression, loss, chronic emotional or medical illness, as well as relationship issues. Prior to becoming a psychologist I taught both elementary and high school. I've worked extensively with youngsters of all ages, as well as their parents, to address developmental, emotional and parenting challenges specific to these age groups. My work is grounded in a psychdynamic understanding of the individual. This informs my choice of the particular treatment approach I might suggest. I have training and experience in insight oriented, cognitive-behavioral, and emotionally-focused treatment. If you feel I might be helpful, please contact me.
(410) 489-1004
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Life Revisions Counseling, LLC
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
You have just taken the first step in taking care of yourself. Now let's work together to help you meet your goals. Do you struggle with low self-esteem and anxiety? Has it been overwhelming going to work and school? Are you having problems in your marriage or relationship? Do you ever feel like you're not good enough for others or can't rely on yourself without questioning things? Need immigration evaluations so that you or a loved one can stay in the US? Let's work together to revise your life! Working on your anger and looking for anger management courses? We love helping people achieve satisfaction in their lives.
(410) 941-0436
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Nancy Graham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
During my 26 years in the social work profession, I have had an array of experiences that have focused on crisis work with families, and individuals experiencing: trauma, loss, depression, grief, anxiety, low self-esteem, housing & employment issues, and family challenges. In my more recent practice years, I have enjoyed working with the LGBTQ community as a straight ally, and advocating for equal rights and fair treatment for all. I am also certified as a divorce mediator, and I provide clinical supervision to graduate level social work professionals seeking their LCSW-C licensure.
(410) 401-4909
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Two Suns Healing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Founded by Kara Bolling, LCSW-C, Two Suns Healing is a private pay group therapy practice in Ellicott City and virtually for Maryland clients. Our therapists will help you grieve what you've lost and find hope again. We'll help you map your boundaries and learn new strategies for coping and communicating. We'll help you examine how oppressive systems have impacted your life and well-being. Because you need a therapy that's collaborative, non-violent, humble, and socially aware.
(240) 377-0753
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
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CoTenacious Therapy
Pre-Licensed Professional, LGPC, LCSW-C, LCPC, LCMFT, LMSW
Verified
12 Endorsed
Verified
12 Endorsed
We have immediate openings with 2 of our therapists, Shawntel Fitzgerald LGPC and Tierra Clark LMSW. They are both experienced working with individuals and children.
(443) 565-4906
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Progressive Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
Occasionally, everyone experiences periods of emotional turmoil and stress. Do you have times when you feel in the dumps, depressed or just want to talk over issues that trouble you? Seeking outside help and support is important to helping you improve your mood, increase self-confidence and stabilize your life. During periods of emotional distress, it is important to have a trusted professional to talk to.
(443) 360-3902
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Robin Ann Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Robin Brown, LCSW-C, received her BS in psychology from Towson University and her Master's in Social Work from University of MD, Baltimore in 1995. Robin specializes in using a mindfulness framework to assist clients in finding their strength to flourish while dealing with anxiety, trauma, PTSD, domestic abuse or neurodevelopmental related issues. Drawing from various modalities ranging from cognitive behavioral, to guided imagery and art therapy, Robin works with children and adults to help them find their path to healing in a safe space.
(410) 648-2882
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Halcyon Francis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
H.F. & Associates, LLC provides mental health therapy services for clients ages 13 and older. This includes individual and family sessions. We have expertise in working with clients who have a history of depression and a range of traumas, including sexual, physical and emotional abuse. We also treat clients who have been traumatized as a result of neglect, witnessing or experiencing community and/or domestic violence and trauma related to school or workplace bullying.
(443) 296-5124
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Mary K. Durning
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
Welcome to your village! You do not have to do this alone. Whether you are feeling overwhelmed by your child's behavior problems, or fearful of your own life transition, you can count on my expertise to help guide you through your challenges. We will work together in a supportive, accepting environment to help you achieve your goals. You can learn new ways of managing stress and have hope for a more meaningful future. You can learn to conquer your fears and have a life that is not defined by your suffering.
(410) 415-1166
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Ellicott City, MD 21042

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Adoption Therapists
In recent years, psychologists have begun to investigate how adopted children and their adoptive families navigate their lives together. In an attempt to help children who have been adopted adjust and thrive in a new home, and to understand why problems may arise, studies look at the genetic as well as both prenatal and postnatal environmental influences on the development of children who have been adopted.