Turkessa Demisse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-C Verified
Columbia, MD 21044
Offers online therapy
We want peace of mind. We want to be successful in our endeavors. We want to speak freely and be heard. We want to have pleasant relationships with friends and family. We want to live healthy, fulfilling lives. At times, these simple goals feel so far away! In our complex lives there are many things that interfere with our goals being realized. Some of those barriers are internal and some of them are created by others. Counseling can help to identify, prioritize and work towards minimizing or extinguishing the barriers. Therapist: someone who is on YOUR team, listening without judging, telling you the truth and helping you win.
(410) 609-5754
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Columbia, MD 21044
Offers online therapy
We want peace of mind. We want to be successful in our endeavors. We want to speak freely and be heard. We want to have pleasant relationships with friends and family. We want to live healthy, fulfilling lives. At times, these simple goals feel so far away! In our complex lives there are many things that interfere with our goals being realized. Some of those barriers are internal and some of them are created by others. Counseling can help to identify, prioritize and work towards minimizing or extinguishing the barriers. Therapist: someone who is on YOUR team, listening without judging, telling you the truth and helping you win.
Helen Chemtob Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Columbia, MD 21044
Maybe you've tried again and again to improve things, but nothing seems to help. Maybe you don't have any place where you can think out loud about what your options really are. If your efforts to improve your life at school, at work, at home or in your relationships have been unsuccessful, you may be feeling stuck. Getting into therapy can be a huge first step toward getting unstuck. But this step requires that you make a decision to try something new. So if you'd like to give it a try, please give me a call.
(410) 892-1570
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Columbia, MD 21044
Maybe you've tried again and again to improve things, but nothing seems to help. Maybe you don't have any place where you can think out loud about what your options really are. If your efforts to improve your life at school, at work, at home or in your relationships have been unsuccessful, you may be feeling stuck. Getting into therapy can be a huge first step toward getting unstuck. But this step requires that you make a decision to try something new. So if you'd like to give it a try, please give me a call.
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Rebecca Guy
Counselor, LGPC, NCC Verified
Columbia, MD 21044
You want the best for your children: to do well in school, make friends, and learn to navigate the world. But sometimes they struggle socially, emotionally, and physically. The responsibilities, expectations, and pressures can be overwhelming. Pain from the past or present can be debilitating, impacting all areas of life. Parents and children may feel alone, misunderstood, and unable to move forward. Children do not always have the words to express their struggles, so they communicate through their behavior. They may withdraw, tantrum, or lash out.
(410) 883-9576
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Columbia, MD 21044
You want the best for your children: to do well in school, make friends, and learn to navigate the world. But sometimes they struggle socially, emotionally, and physically. The responsibilities, expectations, and pressures can be overwhelming. Pain from the past or present can be debilitating, impacting all areas of life. Parents and children may feel alone, misunderstood, and unable to move forward. Children do not always have the words to express their struggles, so they communicate through their behavior. They may withdraw, tantrum, or lash out.
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Kendra Benesch
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Columbia, MD 21044
Not accepting new clients
*I am currently providing Live Telehealth Services to children, teens, couples, and families. Contact me with questions!* My passion is advocating for and assisting in the development of healthy children, adults, and families. My life’s work is to create a safe and comfortable atmosphere for you to lay out your current needs and struggles while helping you to explore ways to positively influence one’s life. I have been successful in utilizing a combination of expressive interventions, and Exposure Therapy to create positive change in challenging issues such as anxiety, anger management, and interpersonal relationship dynamics.
(410) 983-3029
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Columbia, MD 21044
Not accepting new clients
*I am currently providing Live Telehealth Services to children, teens, couples, and families. Contact me with questions!* My passion is advocating for and assisting in the development of healthy children, adults, and families. My life’s work is to create a safe and comfortable atmosphere for you to lay out your current needs and struggles while helping you to explore ways to positively influence one’s life. I have been successful in utilizing a combination of expressive interventions, and Exposure Therapy to create positive change in challenging issues such as anxiety, anger management, and interpersonal relationship dynamics.
MPB Group, Inc-An Outpatient Mental Health Clinic
Counselor, LCPC, DCC Verified
Columbia, MD 21045
Offers online therapy
I am the Owner and Compliance Officer at MPB Group Inc - an outpatient mental health clinic in Columbia and Laurel, MD. At this unprecedented time in history, we want to continue to support those in the community in the safest manner. We have a robust telemedicine program whereby clients can engage in therapy and psychiatric services via our HIPAA-compliant online portal. We specialize in the treatment of those with histories of trauma, abuse/neglect. Please check out our website www.mpbhealth.com for more information. Call us at 410-730-2385 to make an appointment.
(410) 469-6496
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Columbia, MD 21045
Offers online therapy
I am the Owner and Compliance Officer at MPB Group Inc - an outpatient mental health clinic in Columbia and Laurel, MD. At this unprecedented time in history, we want to continue to support those in the community in the safest manner. We have a robust telemedicine program whereby clients can engage in therapy and psychiatric services via our HIPAA-compliant online portal. We specialize in the treatment of those with histories of trauma, abuse/neglect. Please check out our website www.mpbhealth.com for more information. Call us at 410-730-2385 to make an appointment.
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Theresa Shank
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Columbia, MD 21045
Offers online therapy
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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Columbia, MD 21045
Offers online therapy
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.
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Melissa Schnaar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Columbia, MD 21045
I have over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. I use an integrative approach in working with children, using a variety of therapeutic methods that are developmentally age appropriate and child-centered. I strive to understand the child or adolescent's individual needs and seek to develop a trusting relationship in a safe environment that allows her clients to freely and safely express themselves. I understand that when a child is struggling everyone in the family is affected and work with parents to better understand their children and identify ways to help the family system work better for everyone.
(443) 616-2820
Verified

Columbia, MD 21045
I have over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. I use an integrative approach in working with children, using a variety of therapeutic methods that are developmentally age appropriate and child-centered. I strive to understand the child or adolescent's individual needs and seek to develop a trusting relationship in a safe environment that allows her clients to freely and safely express themselves. I understand that when a child is struggling everyone in the family is affected and work with parents to better understand their children and identify ways to help the family system work better for everyone.
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Sharlene Sylvester
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Columbia, MD 21044
** Sharlene offers online counseling ** Sharlene is accepting EAP clients in response to COVID-19. Sharlene Sylvester is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who completed her Master of Social Work graduate studies at The University of Maryland where she concentrated on mental health and minored in psychological services. Sharlene graduated summa cum laude. Sharlene is a lifetime member of Psi Chi, Pi Gamma Mu and Theta Rho. Psychology, social science and social work honors societies. Sharlene is also a candidate for her doctoral degree in clinical psychology.
(443) 979-8512
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Columbia, MD 21044
** Sharlene offers online counseling ** Sharlene is accepting EAP clients in response to COVID-19. Sharlene Sylvester is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who completed her Master of Social Work graduate studies at The University of Maryland where she concentrated on mental health and minored in psychological services. Sharlene graduated summa cum laude. Sharlene is a lifetime member of Psi Chi, Pi Gamma Mu and Theta Rho. Psychology, social science and social work honors societies. Sharlene is also a candidate for her doctoral degree in clinical psychology.
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Najwa Awad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, PMH-C Verified
Columbia, MD 21046
Offers online therapy
I specialize in the clinical treatment of women, their children and families. Women are unique from any other clinical group and deserve to get individualized services tailored to meet their needs. My goal is to empower women, help alleviate their symptoms and address their personal goals for wellness. It is of utmost importance that my clients feel safe, respected and supported.
(410) 343-7545
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Columbia, MD 21046
Offers online therapy
I specialize in the clinical treatment of women, their children and families. Women are unique from any other clinical group and deserve to get individualized services tailored to meet their needs. My goal is to empower women, help alleviate their symptoms and address their personal goals for wellness. It is of utmost importance that my clients feel safe, respected and supported.
Sandra Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Columbia, MD 21044
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia & the State of Maryland. For the last decade, I have been advocating for children and families struggling with mental health concerns. I have provided therapeutic services to a diverse array of individuals of all ages, primarily working with children and families. Through my work, I am committed to helping people overcome eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma, and other similar stressors that affect all of us at some time in our lives. My goal is to provide a safe space for clients to feel accepted, understood, and valued.
(667) 200-3996
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Columbia, MD 21044
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia & the State of Maryland. For the last decade, I have been advocating for children and families struggling with mental health concerns. I have provided therapeutic services to a diverse array of individuals of all ages, primarily working with children and families. Through my work, I am committed to helping people overcome eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma, and other similar stressors that affect all of us at some time in our lives. My goal is to provide a safe space for clients to feel accepted, understood, and valued.
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Alisha Michelle Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, MSW Verified
Columbia, MD 21046
Offers online therapy
Are you tired of feeling sad, angry, or anxious? Are you constantly worried or feeling guilty? Do you need assistance working through life's every day stressors? Do you need to be empowered to address your sexuality, gender, or any other trauma? Then I am here for YOU.
(443) 647-8317
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Columbia, MD 21046
Offers online therapy
Are you tired of feeling sad, angry, or anxious? Are you constantly worried or feeling guilty? Do you need assistance working through life's every day stressors? Do you need to be empowered to address your sexuality, gender, or any other trauma? Then I am here for YOU.
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Deborah S Cole
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Columbia, MD 21044
Offers online therapy
During the national emergency due to coronavirus, I will be seeing patients ONLINE. I know it is hard to reach out for help, but it is worth it! http://www.drdeborahcole.com Are you finding that emotional issues, addictions, or compulsions are interfering with your life? Do your thoughts or behaviors get in the way of relatiionships? My goal is to help clients take back their lives from compulsions and other mental health issues which take up their time and energy and get in the way of their success and peace of mind. I am interested in working with clients who want to work collaboratively so that they can live freely.
(410) 988-3335
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Columbia, MD 21044
Offers online therapy
During the national emergency due to coronavirus, I will be seeing patients ONLINE. I know it is hard to reach out for help, but it is worth it! http://www.drdeborahcole.com Are you finding that emotional issues, addictions, or compulsions are interfering with your life? Do your thoughts or behaviors get in the way of relatiionships? My goal is to help clients take back their lives from compulsions and other mental health issues which take up their time and energy and get in the way of their success and peace of mind. I am interested in working with clients who want to work collaboratively so that they can live freely.
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Jen Dugan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSMFT, LCMFT Verified
Columbia, MD 21045
Not accepting new clients
I find that focusing on the unique challenges that today's children, adolescents and families face is of utmost importance, while balancing individual needs and the needs of the system is vital. I am dedicated to helping children, adolescents, individuals and couples explore personal challenges in a therapeutic and supportive environment. Additionally, I am committed to providing guidance to parents in creating a nurturing, safe and structured home and world for their children and themselves.
(410) 871-8850
Verified
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Columbia, MD 21045
Not accepting new clients
I find that focusing on the unique challenges that today's children, adolescents and families face is of utmost importance, while balancing individual needs and the needs of the system is vital. I am dedicated to helping children, adolescents, individuals and couples explore personal challenges in a therapeutic and supportive environment. Additionally, I am committed to providing guidance to parents in creating a nurturing, safe and structured home and world for their children and themselves.
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Leah Frankel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, CLC Verified
Columbia, MD 21044
Offers online therapy
Do you have questions about discipline strategies, supporting your child's social and emotional development, feel concerned about your child's behavior or mood, or just want to be sure you're doing the best you can for your family? Do you ever feel triggered by parenting, overwhelmed, constantly worried or depressed? I work with parents, children, and families to help families thrive. Whether you're looking for mental health counseling for yourself, you and your partner, or your whole family, parenting support and education, or counseling for your child, we can work together to create a customized plan to reach your goals.
(574) 444-0836
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Columbia, MD 21044
Offers online therapy
Do you have questions about discipline strategies, supporting your child's social and emotional development, feel concerned about your child's behavior or mood, or just want to be sure you're doing the best you can for your family? Do you ever feel triggered by parenting, overwhelmed, constantly worried or depressed? I work with parents, children, and families to help families thrive. Whether you're looking for mental health counseling for yourself, you and your partner, or your whole family, parenting support and education, or counseling for your child, we can work together to create a customized plan to reach your goals.
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Andrew Stanton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, SAP Verified
Columbia, MD 21045
Offers online therapy
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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Columbia, MD 21045
Offers online therapy
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.
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Edith B Schatz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C Verified
Columbia, MD 21046
Are you worried your child or teen is struggling to make or keep friends? Does your child have a hard time in social situations? Do they seem angry, depressed, or anxious? As a parent, are you unsure how to help? I work with children and teens to help them develop new life and social skills using talk, play therapy, and movement. During therapy your child will learn to better recognize their feelings and develop new coping strategies that will help improve their relationships. My goal is to help your child gain a better understanding of them selves and become more connected with others.
(703) 270-0929
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Columbia, MD 21046
Are you worried your child or teen is struggling to make or keep friends? Does your child have a hard time in social situations? Do they seem angry, depressed, or anxious? As a parent, are you unsure how to help? I work with children and teens to help them develop new life and social skills using talk, play therapy, and movement. During therapy your child will learn to better recognize their feelings and develop new coping strategies that will help improve their relationships. My goal is to help your child gain a better understanding of them selves and become more connected with others.
The Remote OT
Occupational Therapist, MS, CFWE, OTR/L Verified
Columbia, MD 21045
Offers online therapy
Facilitating optimal functioning in activities of daily living through remote, synchronous, affordable, private telehealth sessions. Client centered occupational therapy treatment plans, customized for pediatrics, adolescents, young adults, and geriatrics from a professional and parent perspective. Value-based therapeutic interventions to validate concerns and empowering individuals and underserved populations to achieve meaningful outcomes via teletherapy.
(410) 291-1289
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Columbia, MD 21045
Offers online therapy
Facilitating optimal functioning in activities of daily living through remote, synchronous, affordable, private telehealth sessions. Client centered occupational therapy treatment plans, customized for pediatrics, adolescents, young adults, and geriatrics from a professional and parent perspective. Value-based therapeutic interventions to validate concerns and empowering individuals and underserved populations to achieve meaningful outcomes via teletherapy.
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Lucy R Leibowitz
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Columbia, MD 21045
Offers online therapy
I AM CURRENTLY FULL AND HAVE A WAITLIST AT THIS TIME. I am a licensed psychologist in Maryland and see patients for therapy and psychological assessments. My specialty is in helping parents and children in managing emotional and behavioral concerns, including anxiety and depression, tantrums, ADHD, and sleep problems across ages. I use cognitive-behavioral strategies and collaborate with families to develop effective and individualized treatment plans. I believe in sharing research and best practice with families and working together to implement these approaches for each unique family.
(443) 819-1202
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Columbia, MD 21045
Offers online therapy
I AM CURRENTLY FULL AND HAVE A WAITLIST AT THIS TIME. I am a licensed psychologist in Maryland and see patients for therapy and psychological assessments. My specialty is in helping parents and children in managing emotional and behavioral concerns, including anxiety and depression, tantrums, ADHD, and sleep problems across ages. I use cognitive-behavioral strategies and collaborate with families to develop effective and individualized treatment plans. I believe in sharing research and best practice with families and working together to implement these approaches for each unique family.
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Jeffrey Crouch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C Verified
Columbia, MD 21044
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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Columbia, MD 21044
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.
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Courtney P. Keeton
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Columbia, MD 21045
Not accepting new clients
**I am NOT currently accepting new patients. I have a waitlist. You are welcome to contact me if you would like to be placed on a waitlist. ** 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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Columbia, MD 21045
Not accepting new clients
**I am NOT currently accepting new patients. I have a waitlist. You are welcome to contact me if you would like to be placed on a waitlist. ** 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.

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