Great news!  Sara and Cathy 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!

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Meet Sara, LGPC

Sara enjoys working with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, low self-esteem, and lack of assertiveness. She helps clients by providing understanding and acceptance while challenging them in a supportive environment. Sara uses a variety of techniques including motivational interviewing, solution-focused, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness, to help tailor your treatment to your needs and help you get unstuck. Sara believes in getting the help you need, so you don’t have to suffer alone.

Sara specializes in:
-anxiety
-depression
-coping skills
-life transitions
-stress management

Sara is currently accepting new clients, and she will be in the office on Thursdays and Saturdays. To schedule an appointment with Sara, click on the button below or call 410-989-9993. Her e-mail is saralifespring@gmail.com.

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Meet Melissa, LCPC, LifeSpring Founder

In working with Melissa, you can rest assured that you will be working with a counselor who is up-to-date on research and interventions in her areas of specialization. With specialized training in Brainspotting, Melissa helps people work through trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, and difficult life circumstances. She offers a safe, nonjudgmental space where she introduces coping strategies to help people 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 overall wellness!

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

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 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:
-depression
-anxiety
-self-doubt
-perfectionism
-self-esteem
-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.

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Meet Cathy, LGPC

Cathy enjoys working with children who present with behavior challenges that interfere with their functioning at home and/or school. If your child is struggling with temper tantrums, poor impulse control, inability to share, low self-esteem, or poor communication skills, it can increase the family’s stress as a whole. Knowing that some behaviors can be overwhelming for individuals and families to manage, Cathy offers a warm, caring environment that’s welcoming and free from judgment. She understands that there is often a reason behind every behavior. Therefore, she strives to identify the cause of a behavioral concern, give you and your child the necessary tools to eliminate negative behaviors, and guide your child in learning how to express himself/herself in a healthy and appropriate manner. She finds that once a child is able to communicate appropriately and feel heard and understood, they are free to live a much calmer and happier life.

Cathy enjoys working with children between the ages of 2-12 that struggle with anxiety, sadness, shyness, or outbursts of anger. She is experienced in working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as those who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has specialized training in Applied Behavior Analysis therapy to help your child reduce their challenging behaviors and increase their positive communication skills.

Cathy is also looking forward to working with young adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem and relationship problems. She’ll help you learn to accept and love yourself, to stop beating yourself down and putting unnecessary pressure on yourself. Cathy uses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to help you challenge your negative thoughts and develop a more realistic positive mindset about yourself and your life.

Cathy specializes in:

- behavior modification (tantrums, biting, hitting, screaming, head-butting, impulsivity, sensory problems, etc.)
- anxiety
- depression
- relationship problems
- self-esteem/ self-love
- stress

In my free time, I love to bake, embroider, read non-fiction books and go to the beach. I also run
a small non-profit that provides nourishment to children in developing countries.

Cathy is accepting new clients, and she can be reached at cathy.lifespring@gmail.com. You can also call 410-989-9890 to schedule.

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Meet Chris, 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:
-depression
-anxiety
-substance use
-stress and life transitions
-self-esteem

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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