Bipolar Disorder Therapists in Ellicott City, MD

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Lisa Maria Maslar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with individuals and families with difficulties ranging from mood disorders to relationship issues. My treatment background includes work with individuals with anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder , PTSD, trauma, substance abuse and family and relationship problems. The most important component to therapy is a good therapeutic relationship between the client and the therapist. I offer a free inititial consultation to identify your needs and make sure that I am the right therapist for you.
(410) 472-5116
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Marianne O'Leary
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Anxiety and depression can rob you of your peace of mind and ability to enjoy life. I specialize in working with people who seek to overcome the effects of anxiety and depression in their lives, and move on to thrive. This includes people with a wide variety of anxiety and mood disorders, including PTSD, OCD, panic disorder, social anxiety, major depression, and bipolar disorders, as well as such other issues as life transitions (young adult, midlife, aging). In addition, I work with problems facing older adults, such as caregiver issues. I am trained in the use of EMDR, and have a longstanding specialty in trauma.
(410) 489-1189
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Chesapeake Behavioral Health, Clinical Director
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
Jennifer Elkins, LCSW-C, is a licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Reisterstown, MD, and via Telehealth. Her primary focus is Depression, Bipolar Disorder , Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Attention Disorder, and Post Traumatic Disorders. Therapy is an opportunity to think out loud with a non-judgmental, supportive professional outside of your typical world. Ms. Elkins utilizes a combination of Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy to help you identify, manage, and cope with your symptoms.
(443) 331-9394
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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John Lawrence Potash
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
I've been working as a therapist for people suffering from Depression, Bipolar Disorder , Anxiety Disorders, bereavement, trauma issues, and addictions for over 30 years. I've also done much couples counseling and family counseling. In 2015 I obtained training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), now considered the gold standard for treating people with life traumas as well as anxieties. I've seen great results in faster time on these and many more issues in recent years. I look forward to helping you identify the changes you'd like to make and helping you enhance your strengths for achieving your goals.
(410) 697-5233
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Harriet Gailey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
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
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Pamela A. Del Nero And Therapy Dog Kenny
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
My specialty areas include depression, bipolar disorder , anxiety disorders, chronic pain/health problems, women's issues, relationship issues, grief, & codependency.
When facing challenging times, therapy can provide a safe place to talk about those challenges. I am happy to announce the addition of the newest staff member, Kenny, a certified therapy dog whose presence helps create a safe space. My goal is to help clients achieve their own "zen" state by learning how to recognize, access, & trust their own intuition. I view therapy as part of one's wellness journey. And one of the most important challenges in this journey is to understand one's personal power & how to manage it. Therapy is a challenging process, but I will be your advocate & help you learn to become your own advocate.
(410) 927-5132
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Linda Cliff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life is challenging and ever-changing. You may find you need someone to help you navigate through these life transitions. Parenting can be a challenge, especially if you have a child diagnosed with autism, developmental delays or intellectual delays. As adults, you are trying to manage it all. It can be harder when you are struggling with depression and/or anxiety, bipolar disorder or addictions. It is time for you to take care of yourself. We will build on your strengths and help you to find ways to meet your needs.
(443) 775-3789
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Jennifer Valenta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, PMH-C
Verified
Verified
Jennifer works with adults 18+ with mild to severe mental health diagnoses. Jennifer places emphasis on the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship and offers a non-judgmental and supportive environment to individuals struggling with transitional stressors and/or those who are in need of long term supportive care. Jennifer's primary areas of practice include treatment of mood and anxiety disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder , generalized anxiety disorder, and panic disorder.
(240) 698-3553
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Angela Alborn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
The journey you are on is far greater than the season you are walking through. Adjusting to life in a post pandemic world has left many learning to cope with the unknown; unknown stress, unknown career paths, unknown relationships, unknown trauma, unknown sense of self. Sometimes these unknowns cause increased anxiety, depressive states, low self esteem, stress in relationships and loss of direction. You are capable of embracing your unknowns to build your new life, even if it appears to be far different than you planned. You have the power. We just need to grow it.
(443) 565-6569
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Stacey J Hellman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
We have all been significantly impacted by the Pandemic and it's easy to fall back into old habits when we are struggling with unexpected challenges. If you have tried traditional "talk therapy" in the past and are still feeling stuck, I can help. I utilize non-traditional approaches such as EMDR and Trance Work for clients looking for something more than "just talk therapy." I believe my main roles as a therapist are: to provide a safe space for healing, act as a "mirror" to help you see your blind spots, and gently guide you to access your own innate wisdom and create harmony among all aspects of yourself. Contact me today!
(443) 329-5564
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Eric Fielding
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
By listening to people and paying attention to what develops, I collaboratively assist them to understand feelings, thoughts, body experiences, and behaviors. This may remove barriers to living life to the full. We often create these barriers early in life and then continue them through habitual thought, feeling-management, and relationship patterns. Healing occurs in a safe, new kind of relationship. Within this relationship, people may recognize things they have known and not known. Those who openly share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences (including a hesitation to share certain things) are often able to make progress.
(410) 376-7885
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Martin Counseling and Associates, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, ADS, CMFSW
Verified
Verified
Martin Counseling and Associates, LLC was build on the belief that "treatment needs to be as individualized as the client" and we strive to provide a safe, warm, and nuturing environment, whereby clients can not only grow, but thrive. When I established this practice in 2009, I sought to provide comprehensive and collaborative programming that could meet the basic needs of any client suffering from addiction and/or mental illness and support the client through all the facets of the treatment process. From evaluation and assessment to education and treatment, we can help.
(443) 551-4903
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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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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Emily Wells
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am the Co-Founder and Clinical Director of Orchid Center for ADHD and Executive Functioning and have over a decade of experience in private practice. Prior experience has taken me through a variety of settings including EAP, community mental health, inpatient hospitals, universities, and public schools. I am skilled and diagnosis, assessment and treatment of ADHD, mood & anxiety disorders. I will work collaboratively with you to identify goals and objectives, and we will use evidence-based methods to achieve them. With proper diagnosis and intervention, ADHD is treatable! Kids and adults with ADHD can reach their full potential.
(410) 204-2120 x1
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Jacquelyn Kiser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
***Accepting New Telehealth Clients** **Email for quicker response***Life can easily become overwhelming and people can find themselves going through the daily routine as opposed to truly enjoying the journey. Stress, depression, anxiety, grief, and conflict in relationships can rob people of joy and wellness. My focus is to partner with clients, uncover their strengths, and help them achieve the goals they have identified. I believe that people are fully capable of change and I create a safe, non-judgmental, and trusting environment to assist people in the healing process.
(410) 376-8906
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Melisa L. Pool, LCSW-C, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
You’ve noticed that you respond to what’s happening around you, but it seems like your mind is taking you on a ride beyond your control. The constant beep and that mono-tone voice that says, “Please fasten your seatbelt.” As you reach for it, you have the sensation of moving. Is it too late!? Probably not. I know everything is uncertain; hope and understanding go a long way. Helping you gain a sense of stability – you click in, you start the engine, your hands on the wheel, you know where the brake is, you gently put your foot on the gas – is what I want to help you achieve. You got this!
(443) 214-3294
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
Not accepting new clients
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Center for Behavioral Health and Wellness, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
WE STRIVE TO PUT PATIENTS FIRST AND CARE FOR YOUR WHOLENESS. We are a multi-specialty psychiatric practice offering comprehensive psychological and psychiatric care to individuals, families, children, adults and seniors. We offer same day service in some instances. Our goal is to serve you with a holistic framework where we pay equal attention to the mind as we do to the body. Our treatment approach combines Eastern mindfulness perspectives and traditional Western psychiatric medicine to provide you with a perfect marriage of sorts. We are confident that you will become a better version of yourself if you give us a try.
(202) 288-2834
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Kathryn Marie Westlein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LLC
Verified
Verified
If you are looking to understand your struggles in relationships or in dealing with anxiety and depression, I provide a means of healing from urgent pain and distress associated with the daily struggles of life and relationships. As human beings we are in need of consistent support and therapy can provide a safe, trusting environment for sharing our concerns and fears and facilitate growth in relationships and other areas of our lives. It allows us to feel empowered and more independent. Psychotherapy can enrich our understanding of ourselves and can enhance the quality of our lives.
(410) 983-3405
Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Heather Lindh-Payne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Every stage in life, every situation we face, brings with it challenges, hardships and opportunities. The psychotherapeutic process brings focus and awareness to where we are now in our lives, where we've been, and the person we want to be. I see the therapeutic process as a journey that we take together. Whether you are an adult, adolescent, or family, my goal is to create a safe, caring, non-judgmental environment where you can explore relationship dynamics, patterns of behavior, identity, and opportunities for growth and change.
(443) 218-9535
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Gardner McCullough
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
**I am now accepting new clients ** I work with clients on a variety of different issues. My clients often need help facing anxiety, depression, panic attacks, grief, PTSD, family difficulties, self-esteem, and relationship issues. I work with teenage boys and girls, adult men and women, family members of those suffering from addiction, and veterans. Our time will be used as a safe place to discuss any difficult thoughts and emotions, and we will work together to get through them. I will provide compassion, understanding, therapeutic support, and motivation so that you can be on the path to your goals.
(410) 834-4858
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Bipolar Disorder Therapists

What is the most successful approach to treating bipolar disorder?

Living with bipolar disorder can be challenging, and a number of therapies have been found effective in providing support to patients as they gain the skills to understand and manage the disorder. Family-focused therapy is often helpful for children and teens (the majority of cases develop before age 19); it aims to minimize mood cycling by improving family communication and reducing conflict. It also helps young people navigate the developmental challenges the disorder can create. Cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT) and variants such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) help patients manage the thoughts and feelings that influence bipolar mood swings as well as develop specific behavioral strategies to counteract them.

What happens in therapy for bipolar disorder?

Because the patterns of mood switching and its triggers differ for each person and can change over time, mood tracking or monitoring becomes a basic way patients learn about the nature of their condition. One of the most common features of therapy is finding a workable method of mood monitoring, in which patients track their daily activities and rate their moods, then use the findings to adjust routines accordingly. Patients learn ways of handling the many stresses that arise in life so that they do not trigger mood swings.

What kinds of problems does therapy help with?

Like many other mental health disorders, BPD is heavily influenced by stress; therapy provides skills for coping with stressors of all kinds. Therapy is extremely important for helping individuals identify the situations that may trigger mood switching, so that mood swings can be prevented. Therapy may especially target recognition of the early stages of mood change so that they can be managed. In addition, therapy helps patients deal with the significant amount of turbulence the disorder can create in relationships and in work life.

What is the goal of therapy for bipolar disorder?

Therapy helps patients set up their lives to maintain stability so that their mood isn’t constantly threatened by daily events. Perhaps the first task of therapy is to educate people about the nature of the disorder. At the same time, a primary goal of therapy is to enhance adherence to drug treatment. Extended periods of mood stability can prompt patients to discontinue medication, triggering relapse, while the early phases of manic episodes can feel so energizing that patients stop medication, ushering in full-blown mania and the altered self-perception that can lead to destructive behaviors. Another major goal of therapy is to understand one’s mood patterns so as to minimize both the frequency and intensity of mood cycling.