Great news!  Amanda is now accepting new clients!

At LifeSpring, we've created a team of providers who will offer you the needed support to feel better and to achieve your goals.  With a range of specialties and scheduling availability, we strive to meet your needs and make signing up for counseling easy.  At the end of the day, we want to make sure that the provider you work with is the right fit for you.  Read below to learn more about us and how you can get started!

Meet Our Team!

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Meet Melissa, LCPC, LifeSpring Founder

Melissa Wesner enjoys working with individuals, both in the office and out in nature with her walk and talk therapy practice.  She provides a safe, judgment free space for people to work through depression, anxiety, anger, and difficult life circumstances.  She empowers clients by teaching coping strategies that help them feel more in control of their thoughts, feelings, actions and circumstances.  Melissa is known for being supportive, empathetic, and patient while also providing accountability and challenge. In working with Melissa, you can expect that she will help you work towards lifestyle balance and creating a life you love! 

She specializes in:
   - substance use
   - depression
   - anxiety & stress
   - deployment or service related concerns
   - anger management
   - emotion regulation 

Melissa is a Gottman Bringing Baby Home Program Educator and a Gottman 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work Leader.  She has also received specialized training in EMDR and Brainspotting. 

in her free time, Melissa volunteers with Back on My Feet Baltimore, the American Red Cross' Services to Armed Forces program, the Pro Bono Counseling Project, and the Intercultural Counseling Connection. 

Verified by Psychology Today

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Meet Julie, LCSW-C

Julie Harris Blitz enjoys working with a wide range of issues, although she specializes in trauma and work with couples. She believes that no one theoretical orientation can address all that a client is experiencing, so she offers a number of coping strategies to fit your individualized needs.  In working with Julie, you can rest assured that when you walk in the door, she will meet you where you are!

Julie has received specialized training in EMDR.  Be sure to ask about this if interested in this treatment modality. 

She specializes in:
   - interpersonal trauma histories, including
   - sexual assault
   - childhood sexual abuse
   - domestic violence
   - anxiety
   - depression
   - parenting and family of origin conflict
   - couples counseling 

Outside of the office, Julie likes to get lost in a good book, run in the park, take family nature hikes, volunteer at her kids' school, and go to antique shows and craft fairs.

Julie works with individuals and couples, and she works during the day on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Want to talk with Julie about scheduling an appointment? Call her at 410-205-3150.

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Amanda Younger, LCSW-C

Amanda enjoys working with people whose struggle with anxiety, racing thoughts, and lack of focus creates difficulties with work, school, self-esteem, and relationships.  She helps people approach life in a calm, collected, creative, and intentionally attentive way.  Amanda is passionate about helping people transform their lives to be more productive, peaceful, and empowered. 

If you're looking for a provider who takes an active approach to counseling, Amanda has you covered!  She enjoys introducing new coping strategies and incorporating various techniques including neurofeedback, virtual reality, and art.  

Busy schedule?  No worries!  Amanda has daytime and evening appointments on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays!

She specializes in:

     - ADHD
     - anxiety
     - coping skills
     - life transitions
     - depression

Want to talk with Amanda before scheduling online?  Call her at 410-598-2536. 

Verified by Psychology Today.

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Kelini Coker, Graduate Intern

Kelini enjoys working with women and young adults who want to overcome self-doubt and self-criticism.  If you're tired of comparing yourself to others and feeling like you don't measure up, then it's time to get started!  She will work with you to silence the inner critic and to feel less anxious, depressed, and overwhelmed.  Your work with her will be a collaborative partnership where you can expect to find authenticity and nonjudgment.

Kelini has daytime availability and is offering counseling services for a significantly reduced fee of $10 for a limited number of people.  

Call 410-657-2324 if interested in working with Kelini. 

Her areas of interest are:

      - anxiety
      - stress
      - women's issues
      - self-esteem
      - racial identity
      - spirituality
      - coping skills
      - depression