Stacey Hellman (she/her)

LCSW-C
Accepting Clients

If you are looking for something beyond traditional talk therapy, you've come to the right place! In-person or virtual sessions available.

Clinical Social Worker in Ellicott City, MD

About My Clients

I work with adults and adolescents (age 15+) struggling with issues such as anxiety, addictions, PTSD, grief and loss and life transitions such as divorce. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life and have many clients in the LGBTQIA community. The main factor that I've found to be the best predictor of successful therapy is the client's internal motivation to make changes. I can't do it for you but I can help you every step of the way!

My Background and Approach

I primarily use IFS (internal family systems, or "parts work") to address virtually any issue a client is struggling with. If you aren't familiar with IFS, it's basically thinking about your personality as multiple aspects or facets rather than just being a singular thing. For those of us who experienced traumatic events in childhood, there will be young parts that are frozen in "trauma time" that need to be heard, understood and healed. If you haven't had trauma in your past, this method is still useful for helping you understand your emotional and behavioral patterns that feel like they are holding you back from living a more joyful and meaningful life. It's a lot more complicated than what I can explain here but it's a fascinating approach to therapy and I really love using this method! Feel free to check out my website and blog to read more about Internal Family Systems: www.staceyhellman.com

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe we are always doing the best we can with what we have at the time. Always. No matter how it looks from another person's perspective, if we knew how to do something better or differently, we would be doing it already! I believe that we never lose the desire to connect with others and the ability to grow through challenges if given the right conditions and support. I truly believe there is a loving presence within each of us (though sometimes it has been blocked by traumatic experiences and it's hard to feel or see). Feel free to reach out if anything I've written resonates with you. Many of my clients have tried talk therapy in the past and haven't gotten the results they were looking for. I can provide a more experiential and transformative experience using alternative modalities. I look forward to crossing paths with you when you are ready!

At A Glance

  • Experience: 16 years of practice
  • Rate: $135 - 150/session

Info

410-206-8573 Email Stacey
3525-H Ellicott Mills Dr.
Suite 104
Ellicott City, MD 21043

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