Therapy for teens and adults in Maryland
Whether you are still learning who you are or you need help making things happen in your life… Therapy can help overcome what’s in the way. Schedule a free 15-minute consultation.
Chronic Illness & Pain?
Come discover how much control and freedom you can have in life with a chronic illness. Schedule a Free 15 minutes consultation
Finding your light in the darkest moments
Living with a chronic illness can be hard and isolating. You or a loved one are currently dealing with the challenge of keeping up with daily life while pushing through pain and fatigue… maybe even worried about what will happen next. The stress that comes from dealing with the unexpected changes in your body is high. Oftentimes you feel hopeless and sad, saying, “Why can’t my body be normal?!” You keep thoughts to yourself, for fear that others will see you as a burden if they know about your illness. You deserve to feel supported, healthy and connected without feeling the need to cover up how you really feel by hiding at home.
Having Trouble Feeling Like Yourself?
You’re Not Alone. And I’m Here to Help!
I help teens and adults conquer fears and overcome pain! My clients struggle as you do. Despite being intelligent, loving and an amazing person, life is hard.
When they first come in, they assume the worst in themselves because their goals are going unaccomplished and their bodies struggle to meet the demands of daily life. They aren’t the kind of student, family member or employee that they want to be.
They battle with cluttered thoughts and worries, making them feel sick just about every day. They end up canceling plans because they feel like crap, and now they feel like a failure in their social lives.
Many of them have been diagnosed with a chronic illness that make it difficult for them to connect with loved ones and meet personal goals like they used to. They’ve lost their confidence.
Before they came to see me, they were feeling depressed… They were lonely, thinking “no one wants me around.” And they were pretty certain that “no one understands what I’m going through.” Feeling alone in their pain is devastating.
Like my clients, you deserve to feel connected with people that care about you.
Feeling relief from your chronic illness or physical pain is not out of your reach.
If you want to feel happy, accomplished and relief,I can help you get there.
Call now. You don’t have to suffer. I can help.
I offer secure online therapy for individuals, families and groups.
Before patients came to see me, they were concerned that they would say or do the “wrong” things. They worried that I would see them as a “crazy” person. There were concerns that their bodies felt too tired or in pain to truly give their best. And they were pretty certain that they would have a meltdown by the end of the session. These worries have talked them out of getting the help they deserve.
It’s okay to keep it short and simple. Your mind and body will thank you later.
Alicia Dorn, LCPC
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Frequently Asked Questions
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I’m nervous about starting therapy. Is that normal?
Therapy can be vulnerable and new, so it’s natural to be nervous. It can be scary to think of opening up or crying in front of someone new, perhaps fearing that it will be awkward and uncomfortable. The fear around that can feel overwhelming. Getting the counseling we need can be challenging. And although it’s normal to be nervous, that doesn’t make it feel great. It takes courage to continue getting the help you need.
Therapy is a space where you can be yourself and feel safe from judgment, including feeling nervous. We’re committed to finding a way to care for your nervousness and ensure sessions are as comfortable as possible.
We’re here if you want to talk about it during a free phone consultation.
How do I know if my therapist is the right one for me?
Take your time to read through this website. If you sense that we may be a good fit based on what you are reading, you can call us.
During a free phone consultation, you can ask one of our therapists about how they have helped other people like you before, ask how they work as a therapist, or any other questions you may have that are specific-to-you. You’ll also be able to tell them what’s up, and you and one of our therapists can decide together how they can help.
It will usually take a couple of sessions to feel comfortable and develop a relationship. During the sessions, you’ll be able to understand how comfortable you feel in sessions. Our approach is not going to work for everyone. What’s most important is that you find someone who you feel is the right fit for you. We can explore that together.
Get in touch!
By booking your consultation call, you will be able to:
- Speak with me within the next business day.
- Openly discuss what has been challenging you.
- Ask any questions that will help you determine if I am the best fit to help you on your journey.
- Schedule your first appointment if we are a great match!
I can help you feel better! Reach out for your consultation call today!
4132 E Joppa Rd
Nottingham, MD 21236