Brett Swords

Accepting Clients

I focus on creating a safe space in therapy where clients can explore, learn, grow, and discover what works best for them.

Psychologist in Ellicott City, MD

  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

I specialize in working with young adults who are having problems in interpersonal relationships, such as feeling extremely anxious in social situations, not being able to find or maintain healthy relationships, struggling to communicate effectively with others, or not being sure what their wants and needs are in a relationship. Many of the clients I see are also dealing with some form of depression, anxiety, adjustment-related issue, or life transition.

My Approach to Helping

Whatever it is that is getting in the way, I can help! I utilize evidence-based approaches and methods that have been proven to work. However, because there is no single approach that works for every person across all situations, I practice in a way that will be responsive to your unique needs. We may work on identifying problematic thoughts, putting new behaviors into action, or learning how to better identify, express, and manage your emotions. If your concern is relationship-related, we will explore your relationship patterns, identify factors that are having a negative impact on your relationships, and help you develop the skills to find and maintain healthy, fulfilling relationships. Regardless of the specifics, I place a prime emphasis on providing a safe, supportive environment that is free from judgment. My style has been described as highly collaborative.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I think that in general, we do not get enough time to get in touch with our thoughts and feelings, to explore who we are, and to be our true selves; in therapy, I try to provide a safe space to work toward all of these. Likewise, I don't think that there is a right way to go about therapy, as different approaches work well for different people. At the end of the day, therapy is really just a place to learn and to grow. I value helping people discover what works best for them.

At A Glance

  • Experience: 10 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $180/session

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