Brett Swords

Ph.D.
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

About My Clients

You’ve taken a critical first step toward starting to feel better: you are exploring your options for therapy. The next step is finding the right therapist for you. I specialize in working with people who are not getting what they want or need out of relationships (including their relationship with themselves). Many of my clients describe being hard on themselves, having difficulty forming relationships, or not feeling fulfilled by their relationships.

My Background and Approach

Whatever it is that is getting in the way, I can help! We will explore problematic patterns in your life (especially in relationships), address negative self-talk that is keeping you down, determine how to start making the changes that you have been wanting, and help you live a life with purpose and meaning. I place a prime emphasis on providing a safe, supportive environment that is free from judgment. Want to see if working together would be a good fit? I offer free 15-minute phone consultations. You can contact me via phone, send me a message, or head to my website where you can schedule your consultation now. I will get back to you very quickly. I look forward to hearing from you!

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.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • United Healthcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 16 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $180/session

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