Child Therapists in Ellicott City, MD

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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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Anne Sullivan Hynes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
In addition to my work with children and teens, I work with adults experiencing issues related to anxiety, depression, social and behavioral difficulties, parent- child problems, loss, women’s issues and other life challenges.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 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
Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Lois Ann Blum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you are facing challenges with your child or teen at home, please feel free to reach out to me for a consult.
I specialize in working with children , teens, and young adults who struggle with social, emotional or behavioral issues associated with anxiety, ADHD, OCD, learning disabilities, loss or divorce. Drawing largely from the evidence-based practices of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), my goals are to help young clients gain an understanding of their challenges and develop more effective coping skills. I work closely with parents to help them better understand their child ’s difficulties and learn how to best guide and support them at home and school.
(443) 341-4739
Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Tracy Jordan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
My areas of interest: * Depression * Post-partum issues * Anxiety * Behavior management for children ; skills for parents * Young-adulthood transition issues * Separation / Divorce issues * Separation / Divorce support groups * Support groups for children / adolescents experiencing their parents' divorce * Exploration of being bi/multi-racial, and sorting out the question of, "Who am I?".
I am a Masters level Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C), and I work with children , adolescents, and adults. I also enjoy running support groups. I believe that everyone has strengths that can support and guide them through hard times. However, during especially difficult experiences, we often forget our strengths. And it is at this point when it becomes important to have someone to confide in. Together we can identify goals that will lead you toward healthier ways of coping. Hopefully after practicing more positive and constructive coping skills, you will find yourself with a greater sense of emotional satisfaction in life.
(410) 774-6662
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Eric Fielding
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I treat adults, adolescents, children , and couples using psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy.
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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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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Anya Hain
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Anya loves to use creativity and therapeutic art and play in her work with children ages 6 and up.
Anya Hain is a LCPC who has a passion for promoting healing, recovery, and wellness. Using trauma-informed cognitive behavioral therapy and positive psychology techniques, Anya approaches problems with positivity and a solution-focused outlook. Clients can expect to feel unconditionally supported in an inviting and warm therapeutic environment. Anya has years of experience working with kids, families, groups, and couples. Anya offers an eclectic approach tailored to meet each individual’s unique needs. It would be her pleasure to walk with you on your journey toward recovery and fulfillment.
(410) 680-3703
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Olivia Medoff
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have a passion for working with children , adolescents, young adults, and families, and I enjoy working with all ages and all different types of clients.
Now Accepting New Clients Being human is dynamic and complex, and we all need a safe space to explore, reflect, and return to ourselves. I know that honoring our own wants and needs can be challenging and vulnerable at times, and I strive to establish an open, supportive, and collaborative therapeutic environment, to meet you wherever you are at in your life. I truly believe in the power of self-expression, and am willing to get as creative as possible, within the realms of evidence-based practice, in order to help you achieve your goals.
(443) 222-0261
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
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UMEED Center for Healing Relationships, LLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The word "umeed" drives from the Urdu language meaning "hope." At Umeed Center for Healing Relationships, hope is at the core of our healing (process). Under the clinical direction of Dr. Misbha E. Qureshi, you will receive exceptional care as it pertains to your emotional and psychological needs. Dr. Qureshi received her Master's and PhD in Couple and Family Therapy. She has over 14 years of clinical experience in the behavioral health system, providing psychiatric treatment to diverse communities. Her areas of expertise include cultural diversity, social justice, trauma/abuse, parent- child attachments, and relational healing.
(240) 209-9651
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Cynthia Lengrand
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LLC
Verified
Verified
What keeps me growing as a professional and drives me to do what I do, are the individuals and families that I have the privilege to work with everyday. There are times in all of our lives when we need to reach out for support and encouragement and to know that we are not alone. I have extensive experience in the field of trauma, in particular with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, child abuse, and child neglect. When working with this population, I have treated issues ranging from but not limited to PTSD, depression, anxiety, attachment, and anger.
(410) 656-4272
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Ana Maria Garcia
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Services include comprehensive psychological evaluations and therapy to adults, couples, families, adolescents, and children .
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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Kendra Benesch
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I am currently providing Live Telehealth Services to children , adolescents, young adults and families! I specialize in offering counseling and educational services for those with psychoneurological differences that include but are not limited to: Anxiety, ADHD, Autism, Twice-Exceptional, and related Learning or Processing Differences. As a neurodiverse-affirming therapist I am committed to providing trauma-informed, strengths based counseling, advocacy, and educational services that are respectful of the dignity and humanity of every person I treat.
(410) 983-3029
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Berni J. Antelman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSCW-C, BCD
Verified
Verified
My specialty areas are in working with children and adults with anxiety disorders; relationship difficulties (marriage counseling); children and adolescents with school and peer problems; gay/lesbian issues/transgender, career change or retirement; and breavement and other loss issues.
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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Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Courtney P. Keeton
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
**I am NOT currently accepting new patients ** I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in cognitive and behavioral treatment for child and adolescent anxiety-related disorders including selective mutism. I also am a part-time faculty member at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
(410) 346-5430
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Andrew Stanton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, SAP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Voted best in Howard County! Andrew's experience includes 25 years of specialization with children , adolescents, and families. Through working in a variety of settings he has developed exceptional skills working with trauma, emotional, and behavioral issues. He has had tremendous success working with some of the most at risk clients. He works with individuals, families and couples to help produce positive changes. He practices EMDR to help clients overcome traumas.
(443) 380-4527
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Sarah Lynn Spaulding
Counselor, MEd, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As children grow and mature, they face a wide variety of developmental challenges. Parents can begin to wonder, "Is this behavior normal?" or "Do we need help?" Oftentimes, the answer is yes to both questions. With over fifteen years of experience in providing counseling services to children ; I have been able to help them and their parents navigate a wide array of issues. Because parents are the most important people in any child 's life, I strongly emphasize family involvement in the counseling process while protecting the client's confidentiality.
(410) 695-6666
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Ellicott City, MD 21041
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Emily Greenberger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, PC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Collaborative Counseling Center (CCC) is a comprehensive mental health center for children , adolescents and their families in the Greater Baltimore-Washington area. We provide counseling and medication management services. As the Clinical Director, I provide cognitive behavioral focused treatment to my clients, within a supportive and empathic safe space. I specialize in the treatement of children and adolescents and their families, providing individual and group therapy as well as parent coaching. I work collaboratively with clincians at CCC and coordinate with community providers.
(443) 275-9402
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Gina M Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It's a pleasure to work with children , adolescents, and young adults/adults to develop skills for everyday life. For more than 20 years I have specialized in working with children and adolescents who experience challenges in school, as well as their families. Concerned about mood or behavioral issues, distractibility/inattention, nervous feelings, grief and loss, trauma, and/or general developmental issues? I can help. In addition to traditional treatment modalities, I utilize creative modalities such as play, art, or music into treatment approaches to engage my clients.
(443) 692-8667
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Chantelle Taylor
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with children , teenagers, and adults who experience anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, behavioral difficulties, and exposure to trauma.
Many people seek counseling for a variety of reasons. The counseling process can be one of growth and self actualization. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and I want to assist you along your path of growth. I want to hear your story and help guide you towards your goals. I practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which aims to change thought patterns to determine how they play a role in unhealthy behaviors and beliefs.
(410) 983-6113
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Theresa Shank
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a fellow parent, I understand that there is no greater pleasure than to see your child happy and healthy. But excessive worrying, relentlessly demanding OCD rituals, the fear of vomiting, social anxiety, and self-harming behaviors like hair pulling and skin picking can rip away the joy of childhood and bring anguish to the family. I am a warm, compassionate, and very active cognitive-behavioral therapist with many years of success in helping children and teens recover from these challenges. I work as a team with parents, including them in at least part of every session.
(410) 753-4421
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Child Therapists

Do I need to attend therapy with my child?

Parents are an integral part of a child’s therapy, but the specifics of their involvement vary. If your child is young, you may attend most or all sessions; if your child is older, you may attend a few sessions or none; sometimes a therapist may ask you to have a session on your own. Whatever the arrangement, you should expect to work collaboratively with the therapist, your child, and your family members to take steps to help support your child.

How long are sessions with child therapists?

Children’s therapy sessions can last 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 60 minutes. The length of the session may depend on your child’s age and the type of therapy practiced. You can discuss this with therapists you consult and the one you ultimately move forward with.

How do I get a child to agree to seek therapy?

The best approach is to have an open-ended conversation with your child about how they’re doing and what they might be struggling with. When you raise therapy, discuss the concept in an age-appropriate way, for example explaining that a therapist’s job is to help kids handle their hard or uncomfortable feelings. Frame therapy positively, as an opportunity to explore and build emotional skills—it’s an important tool in the toolbox to help kids feel their best.

How can I tell if a therapist is a good fit for my child?

A child needs to feel comfortable opening up about their thoughts and feelings, so if your child feels a sense of comfort, ease, and trust with their therapist, that’s a great sign. In addition, a therapist is a good fit for your child if the two can communicate well together; a clinician should be able to communicate clearly, effectively, and in an age-appropriate manner.