I am the owner & clinical director of Magothy River Counseling, a group psychotherapy practice operating virtually, & when safe to do so in Severna Park, MD. As a group, we all specialize in providing LGBTQIA+ affirming, & informed psychotherapy. I specialize in providing Sex Therapy, Relationship Therapy, & treating Adult ADHD. Sex therapy includes the treatment of sexual health & wellness concerns which might include difficulty with pleasure, pain, performance or satisfaction. Relationship Therapy** treatment integrations Gottman, Imago, & RLT methods. Adult ADHD treatment can include Evaluation, brief or ongoing treatment.
I believe that heart centered integrative wellness is a Divine calling. Mental and emotional wellness is about spiritual healing. If you are ready for healing from the roots, and to discover and understand blocks and how to take steps to change, then let's explore. See what stillness, mindfulness, and relaxation have to offer towards seeking peace. You are gladly received here to this space, in order to spend some time with your sacred self; turn insight into action, make peace with yourself and those around you. Seek peace within and from a Higher Source.
I am happy you're here. The therapeutic process begins with the search for a therapist. The task can be intimidating and scary. Whether it be with me, or another therapist, you deserve help. I would love to help you find it. I will work to develop a nurturing relationship with you and I'll provide a safe place for you to be open and honest. I have experience helping clients cope with depression, trauma, anxiety, parenting issues, social struggles, self-esteem deficits, relationships, and other interpersonal concerns. Though I take a direct approach with my clients, I will meet you where you are.
**ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS*** Specializing in anxiety, depression, mood disorders, grief, and trauma, Ms. Brake has over 30 years of experience with extensive training in women’s issues, family issues, and overall stress management. She listens to your needs and helps you meet your goals using a wide array of techniques including Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) and Supportive Psychotherapy. Ms. Brake is ready to develop a personal treatment plan with you so that you feel empowered and ready for positive change! At Shine Behavioral Health, we care about you!
Sometimes life is hard. You may feel stressed out trying to do it all, and your brain just keeps going and going. Perhaps it even keeps you up at night. You may be a parent with a career, spouse, and kids, and it's a struggle to find time for yourself with all that's going on with the pandemic. Being home more can bring new challenges to your relationships. If this sounds familiar, I can help. As a marriage and family therapist, I help women overcome trauma, deal with every day stress, and improve their relationships.
I hope you can absorb and appreciate this moment. You have already made a courageous step toward taking care of you! Whether you are seeking to heal from past or present events, change behaviors, and/or cultivate personal growth - you are to be commended! On your quest, please know that I am a therapist whose sensitivity toward others derives from my perspective on life - that each person's journey is unique yet, feelings are universal. This mindset can be a powerful tool for self-awareness, understanding others, and navigating relational dynamics. We are all connected and not meant to go it alone.
Has your “life as usual” recently changed and you are having a hard time adjusting? Or have there been aspects about your life that have always been challenging and you want to take that brave first step of facing them? If you need help in making sense of things, whether it is dealing with the stress of everyday life, or something more specific I would like to help. Whether it is anxiety, depression, adhd, the loss of a loved one, or work related stress, I provide you the space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and emotions as you strive to face life’s challenges.
At Bradford Counseling Services, LLC we provide counseling to adults, adolescents, families, couples and children (age 5 and up). We service many individuals all over Anne Arundel, Howard, and Montgomery Counties. Our clinicians see clients with LGBTQ + issues, Addictions, Trauma, all issues related to children, Couples, Family Conflict, Co-parent, Anxiety, Stress, Life transitions. We are here to help you get through the difficult times that bring you in to therapy. We strive to provide our clients with new insight and feasible tools to take with them and utilize on a daily basis. Tell us how we can help you?
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships and/or life transitions? Are you seeking to gain overall insight on your behaviors to improve your emotional and mental well-being? If you are seeking help with understanding communication and interpersonal skills with regard to insight on relational and attachment patterns, I am here to help. The first step of reaching out for help is the hardest. I have diverse experience working with children, adolescents and adults. I believe the most important aspect of treatment is within the therapeutic rapport.
We all need help sometimes. You don't have to go it alone. I specialize in helping families and children with social and emotional issues, parenting and family dynamics. I offer individual and family sessions for all ages. Using traditional psychotherapy, expressive arts therapy, and play therapy, I take a holistic approach recognizing that many complex factors affect our health, behavior, and relationships.
Congratulations on taking this step in your journey of wellness. I look forward to having the pleasure of walking alongside you in this journey of empowerment! My background has been in in home services, specifically in foster care and adoptions. I have had the opportunity to work in diverse populations, including Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County treating depression, anxiety, bipolar, mood disorders, ADHD, and PTSD. **Caitlin is a board certified clinical supervisor.
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers I am a licensed clinical social worker. My work is focused on helping people navigate challenging times in their lives. I have experience working with people who have been dealing with anxiety, depression, gender identity, parenting challenges, life transitions, self-harming behaviors, and complicated medical diagnoses. I have training in cognitive behavioral therapy, gender affirming care, and dialectical behavioral therapy. I work from a systems approach, taking into account all the factors that affect people’s lives.
Life is full of feelings whether we like it or not. If you are struggling to identify your emotions and what they mean, you are not alone. Trauma, transitions, and a history of a lack of emotional guidance can make it feel as though you are grasping at straws. If you have children of your own you want to teach, this can be even more overwhelming. No matter the reason for this sense of overwhelm, you do not have to go through this journey of self compassion alone. I am a firm believer that we all have a “toolbox” of coping skills. Some may be empty, some filled with rusty tools, and others are just out of reach.
Life can be complex and challenging, while often making sense of experiences and searching for answers can be difficult. Finding the right path is not as easy when dealing with complicated situations in life. You’re looking for the right answers, searching to find your way, trying to help someone or feel stuck. You are not alone. Recognizing your strengths through additional support can help you achieve balance and wellness.
I work with adolescents, adults, and seniors experiencing depression, anxiety, and issues related to parenting, trauma, technology/social media use, peer conflict, intimate partner violence/conflict, and major life transitions (eg. first-time parenting, leaving for college, returning to work, divorce, empty nest). I created and taught a graduate-level course at Johns Hopkins on social media's effect on mental health. My clinical training focused on survivors and offenders of sexual and domestic violence. I was awarded a fellowship for my work with teen moms on parenting, life skills, and college readiness.
--NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS---PROVIDING REFERRALS TO HER COLLEAGUES IN OFFICE--TELETHERAPY AVAILABLE Dr. James is a Board Certified Licensed Psychologist serving children, adolescents, and adults in the outpatient clinic.
I am a licensed psychologist in Maryland. I work with children, adolescents, adults and families with a range of presenting problems with various levels of severity, including but not limited to adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, self-harm, ADHD, Separation Anxiety Disorder, OCD, and various behavioral problems. I try to meet each individual's needs by assessing where he/she is in his/her readiness for change. I primarily use an integrative approach to therapy with an emphasis on cognitive behavioral theory. I frequently use play therapy when working with children. I also conduct family therapy and I have expertise in psychological testing.
You’re trying to hold it together as best as you can. You are able to be there for everyone else but struggle to show up for yourself. Sometimes you just feel so down but you can’t quite figure out why. It's been going on for a while now and no matter what you have tried, nothing seems to make you feel better. It may be something from your past that you are having a hard time dealing with or may even avoid thinking about. You feel like no one gets it. So you put on a brave face each day and decide you can deal with whatever it is later. You question your every move and your relationships, thinking “something must be wrong with me"
I view my work with clients as a collaborative effort. I hold space for reflection and exploration, provide psychoeducation and am able to help provide active coping strategies as people navigate grief, anxiety, depression and traumatic experiences. I have experience supporting medical professionals and first responders experiencing burn out, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and critical incidents. My style has been described as warm, direct, compassionate and relatable.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who helps people struggling with difficult issues like anxiety disorders, OCD, chronic insomnia, and panic attacks. I love working with people who have been told their OCD and anxiety symptoms are "difficult to treat" or for whom therapy has not been effective in the past. Because different types of therapy work better for different people, I use cognitive, behavioral, and person-centered approaches to healing. I strongly believe therapy should always be about improving your life however you want to live it – never about what a therapist believes would be best for you.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Severna Park are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Severna Park then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Severna Park, or Child Psychologists in Severna Park.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Severna Park psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Severna Park specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.