Services

Mental Health Counseling in Maryland

Our mission is to provide Christ-centered counseling services to individuals, families, and communities in Maryland.

Treatment Philosophy

We believe that integrating evidenced-based treatment practices with the unconditional love of Jesus is the cornerstone of true healing. As such, we aspire to provide clinically sound counseling in a way that demonstrates the love, compassion, and humility of Jesus.

Your Journey to Hope

We start with your goals for treatment and what you want to achieve. Then we partner with you to create your unique plan for hope and healing. Treatment is individualized to your needs and preferences. Since healing looks different for each of us, we allow for flexibility in the process. Healing is about living at your best, and we are committed to partnering with you in your journey to achieve your goals.

We offer:

  • In-person counseling
    We offer a warm, home-like environment in Bel Air, Harford County, Maryland.
  • Telehealth counseling
    We offer the convenience of video calls for anyone in Maryland.

We serve:

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families

We provide mental health counseling for a variety of issues, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Family/Relationship Issues
  • Co-Dependency
  • Career Counseling
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Life Changes/Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Spirituality/Christian Growth
  • Stress
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women’s Issues

Types of Therapy

Attachment-based

Attachment-based therapy is a form of therapy that applies to interventions or approaches based on attachment theory, which explains how the relationship a parent has with its child influences development.

Christian Counseling

Christian counseling works by recognizing the close connection between a person’s emotional or psychological well-being and their faith. It allows clients to bring their whole selves into therapy in order to develop coping strategies that align with their personal beliefs. Christian counseling draws upon the principles of Christianity to help individuals navigate mental health conditions like depression and anxiety, relationship problems, grief, or anger.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Cognitive-behavioral therapy stresses the role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. It is based on the belief that thoughts, rather than people or events, cause our negative feelings. The therapist assists the client in identifying, testing the reality of, and correcting dysfunctional beliefs underlying his or her thinking. The therapist then helps the client modify those thoughts and the behaviors that flow from them. CBT is a structured collaboration between therapist and client and often calls for homework assignments. CBT has been clinically proven to help clients in a relatively short amount of time with a wide range of disorders, including depression and anxiety.

Dialectical Behavior (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is the treatment most closely associated with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). The therapy combines elements of CBT to help with regulating emotion through distress tolerance and mindfulness. The goal of Dialectical Behavior Therapy is to alleviate the intense emotional pain associated with BPD.

Emotionally Focused

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an approach to therapy that helps clients identify their emotions, learn to explore and experience them, to understand them, and then to manage them. Emotionally Focused Therapy embraces the idea that emotions can be changed, first by arriving at or ‘living’ the maladaptive emotion (e.g. loss, fear, or shame) in session, and then learning to transform it. Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples seeks to break the negative emotion cycles within relationships, emphasizing the importance of the attachment bond between couples, and how nurturing of the attachment bonds and an empathetic understanding of each other’s emotions can break the cycles.

Interpersonal

IPT is a short-term psychotherapy in which therapist and client identify the issues and problems of interpersonal relationships. They also explore the client’s life history to help recognize problem areas and then work toward ways to rectify them.

There are specific Interpersonal therapies, such as Imago therapy, which focus on intimate relationships. Interpersonal therapy is not to be confused with transpersonal psychology, which is the study of states in which people experience a deeper sense of who they are, or a sense of greater connectedness with others, nature, or spirituality.

Psychodynamic

Psychodynamic therapy, also known as insight-oriented therapy, evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis. Like adherents of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapists believe that bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness promotes insight and resolves conflict. But psychodynamic therapy is briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis and also focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client, as a way to learn about how the client relates to everyone in their life.

Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

Solution-focused therapy, sometimes called “brief therapy,” focuses on what clients would like to achieve through therapy rather than on their troubles or mental health issues. The therapist will help the client envision a desirable future, and then map out the small and large changes necessary for the client to undergo to realize their vision. The therapist will seize on any successes the client experiences, to encourage them to build on their strengths rather than dwell on their problems or limitations.

Strength-Based

Strength-based therapy is a type of positive psychotherapy and counseling that focuses more on the client’s internal strengths and resourcefulness, and less on weaknesses, failures, and shortcomings. This focus sets up a positive mindset that helps the client build on their best qualities, find their strengths, improve resilience, and change their worldview to one that is more positive. A positive attitude, in turn, can help the client’s expectations of themselves and others become more reasonable.

Trauma Focused

Trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) helps people who may be experiencing post-traumatic stress after a traumatic event to return to a healthy state.