Meet Sera Havrilla, LGPC

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Hello! My name is Sera Havrilla. My goal in counseling is to help my clients feel supported, accepted and empowered to make the changes they desire. In a world that can feel hectic I will help you find ways to cultivate a greater sense of peace, whether that means managing depression, understanding your anxiety, or learning to quiet the critical voice that’s always buzzing in the back of your mind.

I tailor my approach to meet each person where they are. I believe in a holistic approach to wellness which involves considering the role that self-care, mindfulness, physical activity, relationships, and stress play in your life. I enjoy working with teenagers, high school and college students, young adults and adults.

I specialize in working with clients who experience anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or who feel overwhelmed by recent life events or stress.  

Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it. Doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that – that is what life is. You might be really good. You might find out something about yourself that’s really special and if you’re not good, who cares? You tried something. Now you know something about yourself.
— Amy Poehler
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Specialties:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trouble labeling emotions

  • difficulty sitting with emotions

  • Negative thinking

  • Difficulty being assertive or setting boundaries with others

  • A history of self-harm 

  • self-esteem or self-confidence building


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Availability:

Mondays: 7:30 - 12:00 PM 

Saturdays: 9:30 - 5:00 PM

Fees:

INTAKE $140

INDIVIDUAL SESSION $120

Payment & Insurance Information:

Sera is in network with carefirst health plans.

Cash, Check & Major Credit Cards are all accepted.

Service animals are always welcome in my office.


When I’m not in the office you can usually find me at yoga or in the kitchen testing out new recipes. I love cooking and baking for friends and family (canine family members included!). I am a huge animal lover and have a soft spot for pit bulls and bully breeds. When the weather is warm I enjoy spending time outside and hiking local trails.


My Educational Background:

I earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!).  Following my time at VT, I received my master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University. I have specialized experience in areas including cognitive behavioral therapy, crisis management, critical incident stress management and serving veterans and military families 

Contact Me:

I am not currently accepting new clients. If you are interested in working with me please call me directly at 443-720-7916, email lifespringsera@gmail.com, or schedule with utilizing the link below.

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On the days where you feel you are not going to make it, remember the hills that your weary feet have already made it over. Remember the unexpected grace that found you anyway, and how that very same grace is available to you today
— Morgan Harper Nichols

Verified by Psychology Today.