Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Ellicott City, MD

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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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Theresa Shank
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I treat all anxiety disorders, and have particular passion for, and expertise in, treating OCD across the lifespan.
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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Tera Lensegrav-Benson Anxiety Specialist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Feeling anxiety, grief, alone, and caught up in a pattern of Obsessions and Compulsions ( OCD )? Struggling with health issues and/or parenting concerns? If you are overwhelmed and contemplating therapy, we can work together to help you find relief. I wholeheartedly believe in the power of therapy and am skilled in providing personalized mental health care with compassion and heart. Ready to develop insight, self compassion, regulate your anxiety, learn how your brain works and build skills to move in your own valued directions? I welcome the opportunity to partner with you in therapy. Let me help you live your best life!
(435) 800-0908
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Jeffrey Taulbee
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Is your life being restricted by fear, worry, phobias, shyness, panic attacks, obsessive thoughts, or repetitive/compulsive behaviors? Do you feel that your "comfort zone" has been shrinking, you've been avoiding things that you want/need to do, or that you get "stuck in your head" and can't be present in your life? There's good news: things can get better. My goal is to always bring a compassionate, authentic attitude to therapy that respects each client’s individuality, while utilizing powerful, evidence-based practices that have been proven to work.
(410) 983-3844
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Lois Ann Blum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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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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Alexander Amico
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, I am a licensed social worker who specializes in clinical mental health disorders, symptoms of depressive, anxiety, traumatic stress, OCD , men's issues, familial stress, and couples counseling. If you are curious about symptom management, recovering from stress, trauma, or substances, or looking for support during stressful time, we will likely be a good fit. I believe mental health is often a family situation so I find it important to offer couples and family practice. My approach is compassionate and validating, however, challenging (at your set pace). Regards, Alexander Amico L.C.S.W. – Massachusetts/Maryland
(443) 960-7569
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Brett Kirkpatrick
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
SORRY, Not Accepting New Patinets. Please email for quickest response. My ideal client is anyone who experiences any symptoms of anxiety, including OCD , social anxiety, panic disorder, health anxiety, general worry, and feeling stuck. Symptoms of anxiety can be accompanied by feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, lack of purpose, suicidality, and never good enough so I certainly work with these too. I also specialize in working with relationship issues, assertive communication, infidelity, and anger management. Lastly, I specialize in all kinds of grief including complicated grief due to difficult losses, including suicide.
(410) 904-6856
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Lauren Douville
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I focus on depression, anxiety, OCD , anger management and emotional regulation, relationship issues, life change, trauma, and grief.
Now accepting new clients. Do you feel stressed out, anxious, irritable, or sad? Are you struggling with your relationship and lacking connection and intimacy? Are you feeling stuck in a negative cycle with your partner and in need of communication skills? I can help and bring change to your life. Little steps can lead to big changes and sometimes getting started is the hardest part. I am ready to help and have powerful tools to support you through this time.
(443) 201-7759
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Joanne Vizzini
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I have a dynamic private practice in Columbia, MD. The most important component of therapy is listening deeply to my clients. I specialize in all types of ANXIETY ISSUES, including generalized anxiety, OCD , specific phobias, panic disorder and social anxiety. I'm an out-of-network provider for most insurance companies and am flexible with individual financial needs. I counsel individuals and families of all ages. Other specialties include healing past hurts, such as codependency and addictions for adults; helping families who are separating/divorcing; and, children/youth who struggle with ADD/ADHD and/or learning disabilities.
(443) 831-1948
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Harriet Gailey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
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Additionally, I've received ongoing training in the treatment of anxiety disorders, including OCD .
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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Jeffrey Crouch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
I also specialize in treating PTSD, OCD , phobias and GAD using exposure therapy.
We are all going through stressful times in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. I will be available in the office or phone zoom for new and existing clients. I take all insurances and eaps . I help people of all ages (individuals & couples) with anxiety and depression. My clients have told me that I provide a relaxed and caring atmosphere. I understand that it can be a difficult step to come to therapy; I will help you feel comfortable. I provide a free consultation (no co-pay for your first meeting with me). I will work closely with you to set goals so you can start feeling better quickly. I also work with children and teens.
(443) 687-8093
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Iris Thomas Lcsw-C
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
Hello and welcome. I’ve devoted my entire career to helping kids. Is your child, adolescent or young adult… Feeling depressed? Having unrealistic or unusual worries? Engaging in hair pulling or skin picking ? Not speaking in social situations? Having anxiety when away from a parent? Experiencing low self-esteem? Struggling to make connections with peers? Having trouble adjusting to family changes? Trying to recover from a traumatic event? Concerned about their transition into middle school or high school? Having difficulty adjusting in college? Asking to speak to a therapist?
(410) 431-2668
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Melissa Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW, C-DBT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have specialized training in treatment for OCD and phobias.
I have a waitlist/email for info— Feelings of anxiety, depression, and grief are totally normal responses in these difficult times. My goal as a therapist is to guide clients through whatever is keeping them from living their happiest lives — whether the issue is more recent/due to COVID, or a deeper issue that has been draining someone’s energy for years (or a lifetime). I operate from a collaborative, strengths-based perspective to help clients understand their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I help clients develop strategies to mitigate anxiety, depression, and trauma/PTSD symptoms that interfere with their well-being.
(301) 900-3284
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Ellicott City, MD 21029
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Kelly Drake
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
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2 Endorsed
I am a licensed psychologist, co-founder and director of the Anxiety Treatment Center of Maryland, and part-time Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine. I specialize in treating and preventing all forms of anxiety, depression, and related problems in children, adolescents, and adults using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).
(410) 660-2602
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Danny Miller
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You've experienced some form of trauma, pain, loss, or heartache. Maybe it was a long time ago, maybe it was recent. No matter how hard you try, the feelings keep coming back and you can't help feeling "triggered." You used to have goals and dreams, but lately you've begun to doubt yourself, withdraw from others, and become disillusioned. You've lost your joy and you're beginning to lose hope. If that sounds like you, you may have complex trauma or PTSD. This can lead to long-term depression, anxiety, relational problems, concentration difficulties, and hypersensitivity. Is this you? Then you need a helping hand. I'm here to help.
(240) 348-5112
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
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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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Candice Richardson Dickens
Counselor, LCPC-S, LCADC, NCC, MA, CCTP
Verified
Verified
Are you tired of your past traumas getting in the way of experiencing joy, long lasting intimacy, stability and happiness? If so, I want you to know that healing is possible. and you deserve to have the life that you want. I am a trauma specialist, and I am trained in helping clients heal from past abuse, hurt, and acts of violence. Restoration, liberation from trauma, and peace are the goals for my ideal client.
(443) 218-9560
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Michael Leo Boyle
Psychologist
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1 Endorsed
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I continue to derive immense satisfaction from becoming a psychologist and exploring many paths and points of view about the nature of "reality", personally in my own work on myself and with others in psychotherapy (from physical/behavioral/external levels to non-physical/subjective/internal levels). People who have participated in psychotherapy with me often describe deriving value from increased awareness, insight and understanding about their past and present circumstances, both internal and external. These results have led to resolving external behavioral issues and increasing their level of internal satisfaction about their life experiences.
(410) 317-8092
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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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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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions). It affects children, kids, teens and adults. Often the person carries out the behaviors to get rid of the obsessive thoughts, but this only provides temporary relief. Not performing the obsessive rituals can cause great anxiety. A person's level of OCD can be anywhere from mild to severe, but if severe and left untreated, it can destroy a person's capacity to function at work, at school or even to lead a comfortable existence in the home.