Great news! Christopher and Sera are 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!
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
- 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.
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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
- 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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Meet Kelini, 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.
Her areas of interest are:
- women's issues
- racial identity
- coping skills
Meet Christopher, LCPC
Christopher enjoys working with adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety and depression. Often, but not always, these conditions are related to major life transitions or other challenging stressors. In a non-judgemental and compassionate manner, Christopher helps people identify the role they play in their struggles and offers guidance towards their resolution. He offers support in confronting these issues by using techniques that enhance one's ability to engage in reality based/rational thinking, reasonable decision making and other behaviors that lead to psychological wellness and stability. A typical session with Christopher may also involve exploration of themes from existential and holistic psychology such as personal responsibility, authenticity, the pursuit of meaning in life and the mind-body connection.
Some examples of challenges that clients come to Christopher for include
challenges at work or school, difficulties in relationships, substance abuse/smoking cessation, diagnosis with a serious illness, lifestyle changes, improving health practices and many more!
Outside of the office, Christopher loves to garden, exercise, play music, cook healthy vegetarian foods and spend time in nature. As a firm believer in holistic practices, many of his hobbies are the same self-care methods he encourages during therapy sessions.
Christopher specializes in:
-stress and life transitions
If you need assistance working through issues or situations like these, call to schedule an appointment with Christopher at 410-870-0490.
Christopher now has evening availability!
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Meet Sera, LGPC
Sera enjoys working with clients of all ages including teenagers, young adults, and adults to help people feel more in control of their thoughts and their lives. Her counseling approach strives to help clients feel accepted and empowered to make a change. Sera specializes in working with clients who experience difficulty with anxiety, depression, perfectionism, self-doubt/self-esteem, or who may feel overwhelmed by life events or stress. In a world that can often feel hectic, she will help you find ways to cultivate a greater sense of calm and self-awareness. She encourages thoughtful coping strategies that promote self-reflection, self-compassion, and emotion regulation. She believes in a holistic approach to wellness and will help you consider the benefits of incorporating mindfulness, physical activity, social engagement, and stress management into your life.
Sera specializes in:
-life transitions/life stressors
If you need assistance working through issues or situations like these, call to schedule an appointment with Sera at 443-720-7916.
Sera offers highly sought-after Saturday appointments and Monday morning appointments.