Have you ever just wanted to sit down to off-load something that’s been eating away at you for too long? Recognizing the need for help and seeking professional therapy is a sign of strength and determination to live a productive and meaningful life. As a part of living our lives, we may encounter situations that are difficult to manage alone. Some seek support due to a situational crisis. Others seek treatment as a necessary aspect of managing a medical disorder, commonly known as a mental illness. Whether you are experiencing a life adjustment or you’re concerned with more complex medical conditions, it is a well known fact that therapy helps.
As a therapist, I trust the process and recognize that helping clients face and move through painful experiences provides opportunity for growth and transformation. It’s important to me that my clients feel safe, seen, heard and respected. When you develop a relationship with a caring, attuned therapist you will find new ways to solve problems, heal old wounds, and change the way you live life. I am a certified clinical trauma professional with EMDR training and 14 years of experience in private practice. My work with clients focuses on new experiences, happiness and wellbeing in contrary to other models that aim to reduce symptoms alone. I provide insight-oriented, humanistic, and action-focused therapy treatment for adult individuals and couples. I am also a board approved clinical supervisor in counseling. I work with LGPC candidates and other professionals seeking clinical oversight.
Do you walk around with a cloud over your head? Is your anxiety out of control? Does your life feel like a constant replay of traumatic events? If “Yes” is your answer, I want you to know that it does not have to be like that and I am here to work with you to reach a place of contentment.
I am a licensed clinical social worker and a board approved clinical supervisor with many years of experience working with survivors of all sorts of traumatic events. I am uniquely skilled in providing client-focused, evidence based treatment for mood disorders such as depression or bipolar and anxiety-based concerns. I am certified in DBT and CBT treatment modalities and specifically have a specialty in psychiatric stabilization.
I work with individual adults, adolescents and couples both heterosexual and same-sex. My treatment approach is a combination of cognitive behavioral & dialectical behavior therapies, motivational interviewing, and holistic lifestyle coaching. Whether you are experiencing circumstantial challenges in life or you have life-long mental health complications, my adaptive style to therapy will be customized to your needs.
I look forward to meeting you at our initial consultation where we will explore many aspects of life and overall health. I’ll partner with you in efforts to help move you along to wellness. In addition to my work in private practice, I am apart of the world renowned behavioral health team with Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, MD.
You feel stuck. You may often find yourself feeling sad, angry, or irritable. Perhaps you aren’t sure what you’re feeling, but you know that something is wrong in your life. Maybe you’re not the person that you thought you’d become. Possibly fear and anxiety are holding you back. These feelings could be new, or so old that you cannot remember feeling differently. Regardless of how you got here, you are ready for change.
I will help you to reconnect with and build upon the parts of you that feel most real – strong, confident, and adaptive. My therapeutic approach is tailored to each person, with a framework in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). This therapy is a change-based model, in which we will work together from the very first session to seek out your natural potential for growth and resilience and, powered by these energies, strengthen and heal the authentic self that you have always possessed. I believe in the importance of feeling good. While we will work together to experience the parts of you that feel hurt, sad, angry, and alone, our goal will always be to broaden your ability to bounce back into feelings of vitality, joy, and connectedness. In addition, I may integrate DBT skills coaching in our work.
I treat adults and adolescents presenting with a range of concerns, including those suffering from depression, anxiety, addiction and those struggling with life transitions, shame, and relationship challenges. I am a board approved clinical supervisor for counseling professionals.
Often times, we are blinded by the fog in the relationships and life experiences we encounter. As humans, we often experience everyday stressors such as life transitions, employment, work relationships, family problems, grieving losses, parenting, depression, and health problems. If you are someone who would like to find the light amongst the fog, I invite you to come in to create a healthier version of you and your relationships.
I am a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist. I have a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Hampton University and a Masters degree in Family Therapy from Drexel University. I am also a board approved clinical supervisor and support training needs for other professionals.
Throughout my clinical work, I have gained experience with culturally diverse populations in a variety of treatment settings by providing individual, family, group, and couple’s therapy to adults, adolescents, and teens.
My experience has allowed me to develop a unique skill set, to promote healthy relationships by exploring personal and relational problems. I utilize a systemic approach in treatment, which considers the exploration of family of origin, psycho-social, and individual factors that impact my client’s lives. In addition, I utilize a variety of techniques, depending on the unique needs of my client. I strongly believe in fostering hope, growth, and empowerment within my clients in order to support their therapeutic goals.
Do you ever feel like everyone around you is happy and moving effortlessly through life while you feel overwhelmed, stuck, or just plain unhappy? Do you ever find yourself wishing there was someone you could talk freely with without the worry of being judged?
As a therapist I am here to create a safe and trusting environment that allows clients to unload their thought and emotions while empowering them in a genuine, straightforward and relaxed atmosphere to step into the brave space where they are able to not only find their truth, but speak it, and live it.
My therapeutic approaches include, existential, client centered, strengths perspective, solution focused, attachment based, and mindfulness techniques. We all have unique needs and my integrative model of treatment is tailored to best fit each individual client. This therapy starts with the client learning how to accept where they are in this moment while also knowing they need to identify and make changes to get to where they want to be. It is then when the real work begins. The work of freeing themselves from the persistent negative thoughts and constant societal pressures holding them back from living the life they have always wanted.
During therapy, you will never have to pick and choose the parts of you to reveal, as you will be accepted just as you are. As a sex positive, gender and LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist I enjoy working with individuals and couples facing a multitude of different life challenges. Additionally, I have a clinical interest in supporting those in polyamorous relationships, practicing consensual non-monogamy, kink, and sex work.
Taking the leap to reach out for help is a brave first step. Therapy often challenges and pushes us into that uncomfortable space, but my hope is that you will walk away with a feeling of clarity, identity, and belonging.
I am a board certified anesthesiologist and graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. I completed my general anesthesia training at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. I have also completed training in internal medicine in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
I am the interim chair of the anesthesia department at St. Agnes Hospital where I continue to practice medicine. I have over 14 years of experience safely and effectively administering anesthesia to thousands of patients.
I help train medical staff in the most current and evidence-based practices of anesthesia medicine. I have an interest in using anesthesia in outpatient infusions to treat refractory forms of depression, anxiety, PTSD and chronic pain conditions. When the mainstay of treatment for psychiatric disorders proves insufficient, patients need other choices. We have found infusion medicine might be the answer they’re seeking.
With my background and roots in osteopathic medicine I bring a holistic approach to understanding medicine, wellness and overall health. I am also a registered physician in the state of Maryland for Cannabis Medicine.
So no one told you life was going to be this way? Then, you are the client I specialize in! My particular passion in life is helping people discover how to find happiness.
I enjoy working with people one on one as well as helping couples through relationship challenges. I work with a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress management, life transitions, infertility counseling and sexual dysfunction post childbirth.
In addition, I enjoy helping couples through all stages of their relationships, beginning with premarital coaching through navigating the relationships ups and downs, including ending the relationship.
I’m a licensed clinical professional counselor with 5 years of experience in private practice and a number of years of experience in community mental health. I am also trained in sex therapy. I look forward to working with you. I am a telehealth provider and only offer virtual appts at Discover Yourself Wellness Center.
Are you ready to live in your preferred future? I understand it can often feel overwhelming, uncertain and unfamiliar to ask for help. The truth of the matter is that, at times, we can all get stuck in habits, routines and circumstances that we want to change. My way of helping includes a philosophy of empathy, enthusiasm, humor, hopefulness, presence, straightforwardness and therapeutic structure refined over decades of supporting others.
I strive to create an environment where my client’s desire to grow and evolve begins with expressing concerns and revealing aspirations for a better tomorrow. We’ll work together to build awareness, evaluate options, and prepare actions, readying you to live anew.
I’ll customize a plan according to your unique needs. Some effective tools you may find I use include: client-centered, solution-focused brief, Adlerian, cognitive behavioral, DBT and personality therapies. I can explore personality inventories with you such as the Myers Briggs, NEO PI, Emotional Intelligence and Communication Styles. For those interested, as a Pastoral Counselor, I can accompany you as you integrate your spirituality into a sense of well-being. I’m also certified to provide EMDR therapy for clients as well.
I have both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in counseling related fields, and 24 years of relevant experience. I see individual adults 18 and older and couples. I provide therapy for depression, anxiety, anger management, addiction, family conflict, life transitions, ADHD, low self-esteem, domestic abuse, codependency, chronic illness, grief, relationship issues and many other concerns.
So much of our daily life involves interactions and relationships with others. Often these relationships are affecting us more than we realize and may cause difficulties in the home, at work or socially. I am here to help families, couples, and individuals understand how to better manage their challenges such as depression, anxiety, personal loss, infidelity, substance abuse, and self-esteem issues. As a couples and family therapist, I am trained to focus on relational issues as well as the everyday struggles of the individual. Sometimes life just happens to us and we find ourselves feeling discouraged and worn down; it’s times like these that people benefit from having someone to help them navigate these potentially difficult and challenging issues.
While understanding that the future is what we have the ability to change, certain aspects of our past may impact our present and these issues cannot be overlooked. I am here to explore with my clients their world and to find a plan which leads to positive change in their lives. I employ an integrated model of treatment which utilizes Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Inter-generational Family Therapy, Strategic therapy, and Structural Family Therapy.
I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families as well as those in recovery from alcohol and substance abuse in private practice and community mental health settings. My goal is to help you develop clarity and insight to face your challenges and to support you in identifying and enhancing your inner strength and resilience.
I believe that investing in a healthy mind is pivotal to having a healthy body. That is why, as a nurse practitioner, I am honored to be collaborating with this group. I provide medical services to help supplement the DYWC wellness model of care.
As a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, my background includes various settings including family practice and health and wellness. Since the beginning of my nursing practice in 2006, I have been passionate about treating the patient holistically. Healing comes from understanding the source of the concern, not just treating the symptoms. It is a privilege to be part of the remedy. Wellness is attainable with persistence and faith.
My focus in the counseling relationship is on promoting growth and healing by exploring the role of individual identity, coping strategies, support systems, and trauma in your life. I hope to help you find meaning, achieve personal goals, engage in healthy relationships, and confront past hurtful or painful experiences. No matter where you are in your journey, it is my goal to provide a supportive, safe space to work through the current stressors you face each day. Whether your life feels out of control or you need additional support — change is within reach.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland and am a Certified Dialectical Behavioral Therapist (C-DBT) with Evergreen. I received my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University in Arlington, VA.
My therapy clients range from teens to adults, as well as couples. I treat clients seeking help for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, relationship issues, adjustment concerns, LGBTQIA+ issues, non-monogamous relationships, issues related to sex/intimacy, and trauma. I use a client-centered approach to therapy while also incorporating aspects of CBT, DBT, and existential psychotherapy. Along with the LGBTQIA+ community, I support clients with a sex positive, kink positive, and poly affirmative approach to treatment.
I value and celebrate the uniqueness of each of my clients and am here to support all diverse individuals through culturally sensitive, unbiased, and nonjudgmental care. I am a telehealth provider and only offer virtual appts at Discover Yourself Wellness Center.
Someone once asked me “Why did you become a therapist?” after a long pause, I looked him in the eye and said ” Because I believe I was given a purpose in life; to help and be of service to people in the best way I know-how”.
Whether you are coming to therapy because you have a history of mental health issues, whether your life has been one of trauma, disconnection & suffering, or you feel unfulfilled in your work & relationships, I am here to help and be someone in your life whom you can trust.
My modality of therapy is eclectic; pulling from Client-Centered, Psychodynamics, Attachment Theory and Third-Wave Mindfulness practices such as ACT, MCBT, and DBT. I have experience with clients presenting with a wide range of clinical needs that include: substance use disorders, adjustment concerns & stressful life situations, grief & loss troubles, complex childhood trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I have concentrated experience in supporting clients with the 12 steps recovery-based program and can help coordinate these resources when needed.
I recognize that when a client sits down in front of me they are not just engaging in therapy, they are being courageous and vulnerable and I honor that fact. If you chose to work with me, you will find that my brand of therapy is all about empowering you to have the life you want and be present in your life once again free of stress, trauma, and suffering.
I look forward to the opportunity to be of service to you.
As a holistic counselor, I believe we are connected in our mind, body and spirit. In order to make healthy transitions and transformation, addressing issues from the past may help us to become whole.
There are times in life, when we feel on overload. During this time, we may need to find a place of support. Therapy is a place where one can safely discover nuances of self and create healthier coping skills and behaviors.
I practice psychodynamic and person centered therapy and utilize other techniques to help my clients make changes. Through collaborative work, the goal is to provide my clients with the ability to become self-aware and empowered. Counseling is a personal process. Everyone has a unique way of expressing self. When we are experiencing feelings of anxiety and or depression, for example, our subconscious and conscious are often in conflict. Understanding our motivations and needs can assist us to create a calmer environment within. Regardless of the issue, whether it is situational, such as a life transition, or chronic, my door is open. Making that first appointment can be daunting but I see it as an exciting opportunity for growth.
Facing life challenges can be strenuous for all of us, and when it involves our own families, it can feel lonely and emotional. At times, we reach out to our own family and friends for help, but that is not always enough.
Allow me to help you and your family navigate through these life challenges, by providing a safe, non-judgmental and empathetic environment. I will work collaboratively with my clients, to help strengthen relationships and facilitate growth both individually and as a family unit.
My practice is influenced by an eclectic therapeutic approach, which includes CBT, Solution Focused, Client-Centered and Family Systems Theories
My passion is to help children/adolescents and the entire family unit, navigate through life’s difficult challenges and provide tools to help with feelings of anxiety, depression, peer relationship struggles and more.
I am an LGSW, and received my Master’s degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work.
My starting point is simple: you matter. Your story matters, your experience matters, your desire to heal, grow, and thrive matters. In all of our lives, however, there are times where we need help making sense of our stories and experiences. Whether it is anxiety, a major illness, the loss of a loved one, trauma, or general life transitions, I can support you in gaining a deeper sense of wholeness and well-being.
I am a board-certified Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland. I completed my masters-level training at McDaniel College. Since graduation, I have obtained extensive training in attachment, trauma, developmental trauma, and family dynamics and work with children as young as three and their families, adolescents and adults. I have completed EMDR training in order to help you process past traumatic events that are causing you distress in order to help you move forward, heal, and grow into the best version of yourself.
Underneath it all, I am also just as human as you. I am unconventional and understand that life can be messy. I am a world traveler and seek to understand and connect to other cultures and minorities. I am an ally and an advocate. It is my first priority to make our space safe and healing for you. I have been on the other side of the couch. I take an active, supportive, and collaborative approach to work with you and your family to help you heal and grow.
The journey may be difficult, but the healing will be worth it!
Moving through life we collect stressors, unhealthy or poor coping skills, negative thoughts, traumas and more. Collecting these experiences may lead you to feel lost, unprepared, and overwhelmed. However they manifest, realigning with yourself and working through these life experiences can be a journey that we take together. We will work together to address your needs and goals in a non-judgmental, safe environment where you can better understand yourself and find progress forward.
I work with individual adults, adolescents and children focusing on those who experience stress, depression, anxiety, adjustment concerns and other traumatic life experiences. My approach is focused on integrating Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT), mindfulness, and bibliotherapy with a person-centered framework. I also encourage clients to participate in other activities to support and amplify wellness including yoga, meditation, and exercise.
I am a licensed graduate professional counselor. I attended Johns Hopkins where I earned a Master’s of Science in Counseling. I look forward to working together with you on your journey!
Do you feel called to heal and are curious yet overwhelmed by how to begin? I want to take a moment to celebrate your bravery in taking the initiative to seek a provider whose style may resonate with you!
With academic and professional experiences in both public health and social work, I approach my therapeutic practice by considering you, the individual (your mind, body and spiritual needs) in the context of your greater environment, and how your environment influences your internal self.
I have experience working with children, adolescents, and individual adults. My areas of focus include stress, anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation, substance use and addiction, and self-esteem issues. My training has included cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-informed care, trust-based relational intervention (TBRI), with emphasis on attachment theory and nurturance in assessing individuals in relation to others.
In the therapeutic space, I invite exploration of identity formation, cultural transitions across generations, and the role of spirituality in the process of healing. Together we will set goals, explore healthy communication and relationship skills, and integrate self-love, self-care, and movement habits to assist you in reaching a more harmonious life balance.
As we navigate through life, we compile experiences that impact our identity. “Who we are” can be negatively affected by these experiences and can lead to dissonance or incongruity. I strongly believe that everyone has the power to overcome the impact of these challenging experiences. Through a collaborative approach, we can work together to help you identify unmet needs, develop understanding, improve personal development, and achieve self-efficacy.
I work with individual adults, adolescents, and children presenting with a range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorders, grief & loss, life transitions & adjustments, ones who have suffered forms of abuse, and those who have faced other adverse life events. The foundation of my approach is person-centered and psychodynamic. I use evidence-based interventions such as mindful self-compassion (MSC), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I also have training in Family Based Therapy (FBT) for the treatment of eating disorders, suicide-related training & experience, and I collaborate with other professionals to provide trauma-informed care.
As a bilingual licensed graduate professional counselor (LGPC), I provide therapy in both English and Spanish. I attended the University of Minnesota where I earned a Master’s in Integrated Behavioral Health. Additionally, I am a research associate at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Science through the Henry Jackson Foundation, where I contribute to various suicide-related research projects. I am also a veteran of the Marine Corps.
Being fraught with uncertainty and upheaval takes its toll on yourself and your relationships; whether it’s stress, anxiety, depression, grief or other challenges you are facing, working together can alleviate these issues. We can face your issues, your needs and/or your goals, no problem too small, no problem too large, and most important, no judgment. I am here for you.
“No matter the population that I work with, I feel privileged and humbled to be allowed to assist with one’s life journey, wherever that may be at any given moment in time.”
I am a licensed graduate professional counselor who works with a variety of clients from a diverse background. I see adolescent and adult individuals, couples, and families for therapy services. I work with individuals, couples and families facing life transitions, adjustment concerns, relationship struggles, clinical anxiety and depression and personality differences. I have an eclectic style when approaching my counseling work and can use many helpful interventions, tools, and philosophies in our time together.
Additionally, having earned my Master of Arts degree in Thanatology this accomplishment has provided me with specialized training in providing counseling to the dying as well as providing bereavement and grief counseling to those suffering from a loss. I co-created and facilitated the Death Café and have co-conducted Grief Seminars. In the Fall of 2019 I created and led a Pet Loss Support Group, providing an outlet for one of the many disenfranchised grief populations.
When human beings face adverse events or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to spiral out of control. I have a tremendous passion to provide healing for those individuals who are living with the consequences and symptoms of hardship. I have worked with children, adults and families to create healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships with the community resulting in them feeling peaceful, complete and safe.
While traditional therapies tend to focus on fixing problems and dealing with pathology, my primary modality of treatment, positive psychology, takes a different approach. The goal of positive psychology is to build happiness and well-being. I also incorporate client-centered, behavioral and experiential interventions into my work with clients. I work with adults, adolescents, children, couples and families. I have a clinical interest in men’s mental health and in addressing specific counseling needs of minority community members.
I’m a licensed graduate professional counselor (LGPC) with an educational background that includes a Master’s in Counseling and a Bachelor’s in Conflict Analysis & Dispute Resolution (CADR). In my practice, your safety is important to me and I will work to support you gaining the insight and perspective needed for healing. I look forward to working alongside you in this process.
Is there something holding you back from the experience of feeling fully alive, safe, and satisfied in your own life; in your own skin. Life can be incredibly challenging, it can make us feel unmotivated, depressed, anxious, overwhelmed and at times, desperate. Experiencing internal and external difficulties long enough and under enough stress, we become disconnected to what makes life worth living. I believe my job is to provide a safe space and be a supportive, caring, non-judgmental presence as a guide and collaborator in our sessions. Together we can face what is hurting or not helping you.
I have a Master’s Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from California State University. Prior to becoming a therapist, I was an educator, and that experience has helped to shape my clinical perspective. I have a clinical interest in working with children that have complex learning, social and/or emotional needs. I’m a trained hospice and grief counselor and I have knowledge on the topics of infertility and adoption. In addition to these specific areas I also see clients with depression, anxiety, life transitions, personality differences and ones that might be living with the symptoms from previous traumatic events.
My therapy work is eclectic and holistic. I take a psychodynamic and person-centered approach that focuses on somatic experiencing and attachment. I incorporate interventions or tools from CBT, DBT, solution-focused, psychodrama, and mindfulness therapies. Most importantly, I work collaboratively with each client to uncover the best and most supportive path forward for healing.
Are you in a relationship where you feel like you are not being understood? Do you feel lost, alone, or that your communication always leads you to a brick wall? Are you confused at times about your own goals and aspirations?
If so, I invite you to come meet me in a comfortable, non-judgmental space where you can feel safe expressing your inner struggles without the fear of stigma, judgement, or shame.
My training is in marriage and family therapy, which prepared me to work with my clients from a broader perspective- encompassing their life experiences, family of origin, and earlier years, to help make sense of current struggles and patterns of communication.
I use a variety of therapy modalities while working with couples, families, and individuals to tailor the treatment to the specific client. We work together to identify obstacles in the path of the pursuit of their goals and learn and practice new skills to help avoid or overcome those roadblocks. One of my core beliefs is that it is the client who is the master of their life, and it is my sacred task to support and empower them to reach their desired destination.
Are you an emerging adult or college student struggling with anxiety, having relationship difficulties, or adjusting to a new life transition? Do you and your partner want to get out of a cycle of arguments and frustration and learn skills to improve your communication and intimacy? Navigating these struggles alone can be overwhelming. In therapy, you can expect effective and compassionate help, tailored to meet the needs of your situation. Working together, we can develop the skills you need to feel better and cope more effectively.
I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Louisiana State University. I specialize in helping emerging adults, couples, and adolescents handle stressful situations, manage anxiety and depression, and navigate relationship issues, family difficulties, life transitions, and parenting challenges.
You can expect care in a warm and supportive atmosphere for your child, yourself, or your relationship. With training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), emotionally focused therapy (EFT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and internal family systems (IFS), and experience working with couples, adults, and adolescents, I am eager to hear about your needs. Your personal life and relationships can be sources of joy. I look forward to helping.
In Network: Carefirst/BCBS; Cigna; & Johns Hopkins EHP
Out-of-Network: All other plans
Felisha Pierce LGPC
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I believe it’s important in therapy to provide collaborative efforts to help assist individuals who may be navigating through challenging times and are in need of support. In life there are moments of uncertainty and unpredictability that may yield the need for specific guidance that is unique to the individual or family. I am able to offer warm concern that is focused on achieving personal change and growth goals. My ultimate purpose is to connect, understand, and grow therapeutic relationships that are tailored to the needs and desires of the client.
With a Master’s Degree in Couples & Family Counseling, I offer supportive services to older adolescents, adult individuals, couples, and family units. I welcome the opportunity to assist clients who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, transitional concerns, marital discord, infidelity, divorce, co-parenting challenges, blended family factors, addiction, or chronic health complications. I have a special interest in working with our service professionals and their families such as military, first responders, medical personnel, clergy/pastoral staff, politicians, legal professionals, educators, professional counselors, and caretakers. This special interest extends to anyone that provides service to others, that may be exposed to secondary/vicarious trauma, or that may experience transient moves.
There are times in our life that naturally allow for greater reflection – a graduation, career change, new relationship or family status change, or perhaps a milestone birthday…..Do you look around and wonder if you could be happier – or wish that you could find more joy in your life?
We all go through periods of emotional distress. For some people, the problems are short-term, and no treatment is needed. But for others, participating in talk therapy can make a significant difference in how they feel and possibly change their outlook on life. Whether you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one, coping with a medical illness, or feeling anxious, stressed, or depressed, therapy might serve as a safe place to discuss these triggers. Once the issues are identified, we will work together to better understand how these stressors are affecting your life and explore strategies and solutions to help decrease the severity of the symptoms.
I am a licensed Master’s Level Social Worker and offer a warm, supportive environment for you to share your burdens. I am here to support my clients in telling their stories, finding their voices and better understanding their journeys in life. I use a client-centered approach and offer a variety of interventions to help my clients reach their goals for wellness. I work with individual adults & adolescents, couples and families.
Life can be challenging and it can be even harder not knowing where to start. In fact it can be hard to just take care of yourself while trying to balance family and relationships. I am here to say I understand and commend you for taking this first step in exploring your options to achieve a better you.
My goal is to provide a non-judgmental, safe place for us to collaboratively work towards you being the healthiest, happiest version of yourself. Together, we can improve your quality of life, resilience, and sense of empowerment. We will focus on taking care of you, meet your problems head-on with curiosity and strength, and create changes that work for you by integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness and other helpful tools into our sessions.
I know from my own life and from the process of helping others, that putting yourself first and asking for help can kick up a lot of fear and shame; however, I strongly believe by slowing down and looking inside you can discover courage, passion and sensitivity. I am a graduate of the University of Maryland where I received a Master’s Degree in Social Worker with a focus in Clinical Mental Health. I also have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and I’m a veteran of the US Army. I look forward to meeting and working with you.
Maybe it’s that one unexpected event that you had no control over; maybe it’s a culmination of a lot of seemingly smaller challenges over a long time. Regardless, you’re having a hard time and wondering if and when you’ll feel better. I’m here to help you get to that future.
When I was a photographer, I realized that my projects all revolved around my curiosity and compassion for people. Ultimately, my intrinsic desire to directly help others lead more positive lives won out and I have since made an intentional career change into behavioral healthcare. My experiences help me to look at your struggles within the greater context, and I bring authenticity and humor to my work with you. As a clinical social worker, I know a lot about how to slow down your hectic life, help you explore your dreams and hopes, while also striving to develop creative new ways of coping in general.
I work with individuals who face difficulties adjusting to new changes, unforeseen life transitions, symptoms of anxiety & depression and who might also have concerns in their primary relationships. I have experience working with people from diverse backgrounds, particularly those living with brain injury. I tailor my approach and interventions based on your specific needs and personality. I’m licensed as a master’s clinical social worker in Maryland and see clients part-time in private practice.
I currently accept Carefirst/BCBS, Cigna and Johns Hopkins EHP insurances
Jehlisa Hillocks LMSW
“We’re all just walking each other home” - Ram Dass
We all take on various roles in one another’s plays on the “stage of life” and I hope that I can be a person to help you through this ongoing journey of healing. I’m a lived-experience therapist who knows first hand how it feels to be lost, confused, and alone. I am an open and compassionate guide, trained support system, and judgement free space. I work in a collaborative partnership with each of my clients to find the best approaches for your needs. My goal is to create a space for you where you feel seen and heard and help you reconnect with yourself in creative ways. My work focuses on the intersection of well-being, somatic healing, self-worth and the stories we tell ourselves. I am a sex-positive, sexuality/gender/kink affirmative resource as well.
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and a Doula Trainee (DT). A majority of my professional experience has been working with adults with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders dealing with psychiatric crises, homelessness, and unemployment. I’m passionate about working with young adults/adults experiencing mood and anxiety disorders and/or perinatal/postpartum mental health disorders and utilizing creative approaches such as art and writing as tools to help guide your healing journey. I welcome all interested in starting or restarting their therapeutic journey.
My approach is compassionate, judgement-free, trauma-informed, and centered on creating a safe and welcoming environment for your healing journey.
Starting with a new therapist can be a daunting experience for those who have never done it before and even for those who have. Finding the right therapist that you connect with and can build a great relationship with is key to not only making a change, but also to feeling heard and accepted. I do my best to ensure clients feel comfortable to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Taking these first steps can be hard and I seek to make this process easier and less daunting for you.
I specialize in working with adults and adolescents dealing with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, life transitions, stress, and trauma. My clinical approach includes aspects of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
I aim to create a safe environment for my clients to build a healthy relationship with themselves and the people in their lives. The goal is to empower each person to make their own choices, to create a life they enjoy and believe is worth living.
Robin is a retired clinical social worker with over 30 years of experience. She now works part-time at Discover Yourself Wellness Center where she provides general office management services. Additionally, Robin serves as the clinical intake coordinator at Discover Yourself Wellness Center. She works part-time during the week and she can be reached between the hours of 10 am – 2 pm. Please let Robin know how she can offer support.
Cristian is a graduate of James Madison University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. He is also the founder & owner of CE Healthcare Management. Cristian provides healthcare management services to Discover Yourself Wellness Center. He focuses on revenue management and billing accuracy so our providers can offer continued services through insurance contracts. Cristian also offers provider support at Discover Yourself Wellness Center. Please let him know if you have any billing questions or ideas of how our providers can better meet your needs. Cristian can be reached Monday-Friday between the hours of 10 am – 6 pm.
Jessie is a second year graduate student at Catholic University in Washington DC.
Jessie is a second year graduate student at Catholic University in Washington DC. She will complete her Master’s in Clinical Social Work in the spring of 2023. She graduated from the University of Delaware in 2021 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology with a double minor in Education & Human Development and Family Sciences. Jessie works part-time at Discover Yourself Wellness Center where her primary focus is on recruitment. Jessie works to build relationships with new graduates (LMSW, LGPC, & LGMFT) and supports them through the onboarding process in joining our private practice. In addition to recruitment, she offers administrative support to new client referrals as well. Jessie can be reached on Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 10am – 5pm.