Emily approaches therapy through a mindful, multicultural lens, and draws on a person-centered therapy perspective through her work. This therapeutic lens allows Emily to recognize, value, and celebrate the unique individuality of her clients' experiences. Emily understands that therapy invites clients into a certain level of openness and vulnerability and she fully appreciates the opportunity to encourage honesty, humility, and self-discovery within a safe and connected space. Emily collaborates with her clients, walking alongside them as they expand their self-awareness and strengthen their ability to experience a full range of the emotional spectrum. Clients describe Emily as thoughtful, funny, creative, and genuine.
You may find working with Emily helpful if…
You feel disconnected from your sense of self or identity
Experiences of systemic oppression or marginalization have impacted your wellbeing, and you’re ready to reclaim your truth
You are plagued by fear, anxiety, or worry-based thinking
You’re an energetically sensitive soul seeking inner peace
You are a survivor of childhood abuse or intimate partner violence
Emily received a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Towson University, and after working in various settings in the mental health field, pursued and obtained her Master’s of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Towson University. Emily’s graduate program emphasized social justice, which enabled Emily to unpack her own biases, and provided her with the educational background to understand the impact that various social, political, and environmental systems have on psychological and mental health functioning. Emily is also a Brainspotting Practitioner, completing Phase 1 training with Christine Ranck, PhD.
Nick believes therapy is an exploratory, collaborative process. During session, Nick helps people practice acceptance of life challenges and seek balance. He believes that allowing the experience of the full range of human emotions is key to reclaiming and strengthening our emotional resiliency. Nick is inspired by mindfulness in his personal life and his work, where he strives to hold space for clients to process events and bring feelings into the light without judgment. Nick utilizes Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help clients remain present and grounded, while collaboratively exploring meaning and purpose.
Clients that work well with Nick don’t necessarily know what they want or need, but are ready to collaborate. Focal issues for Nick are: sexuality and gender identity, polyamory, traumatic events, marginalization, and grief and preparing for loss.
Nick studied counseling at Shippensburg University of PA earning a Master of Science degree in counseling with an emphasis in college counseling, allowing him to support and challenge individuals through a student developmental lens. Here, Nick learned to Trust the Process (something you will probably hear him say in session). Before graduate school, he studied psychology and music at Shepherd University in West Virginia. Nick is a member of some of the communities he practices with, and is personally empowered through education and advocating.
Amber brings a person-centered approach to her work, understanding that individuals are the experts of their own lives and that they bring a personal wisdom into the therapeutic process. She believes it is her role in therapy to help clients re-learn and reconnect to the skills and strengths needed to navigate life’s hurdles.. Above all, Amber is committed to meeting people where they are and providing her clients with unconditional positive regard and support throughout their counseling journey.
Amber finds joy in working with children and strives to help youth find their voice and learn necessary regulation skills as they mature. She believes that by giving children a solid foundation from which to build, we are setting them up for success, healing, & growth. As Frederick Douglass stated, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men”.
Amber is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor through the State of Maryland. She earned her Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Walden University. Amber began her counseling experience through an internship with the Children’s Guild in Baltimore, Maryland where she credits the supportive leadership of this program. It was here that she realized her dream of bringing about positive social change. During her time with the Children’s Guild, she received training in trauma-focused dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and a certificate in attachment, regulation, and competency (ARC) therapy. She has also worked as a therapist with a local community mental health clinic where she specialized in the treatment of children and family.
At B’well, Amber brings an integrative, trauma-informed approach to her work with children, adults, and families. She has found her therapeutic skill set to be a specifically good match with people seeking counseling for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Depressive & Anxiety Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Jake has a profound respect for the autonomy of each person he comes into contact with and views the therapy relationship to be a collaboration between two people in search of meaning. As a therapist, he holds space for his clients to search and explore in a safe and thoughtful environment. Jake approaches this work from an integrationist framework pulling from existential, feminist-multicultural, and relational theories, while also believing that humor and irreverence are uniquely useful tools for healing and growth.
Jake has experience counseling individuals, couples, and families and working with people age 14 and older of diverse backgrounds and identities. You may find working with Jake useful if:
You are discovering or uncovering your core self
You want to shift from “getting by” to thriving in your relationships
You have lost someone or something dear to you
You want to clarify your values and live in alignment with them
You are fired up about the status quo and want to change it
Jake earned his Master of Education in Counseling and Human Services from Lehigh University. Upon returning home to Baltimore, he earned a post-master’s certificate in Professional Counseling from the University of Baltimore. Jake has been primarily working with people affected by the impacts of crime and violence, specifically gender based violence crimes, since 2017. Through his work in the community mental health field, he has also counseled individuals who have perpetrated violence against their intimate partners. In addition to his clinical experience, Jake is also a published researcher and has presented this work for both local and national audiences.
Katie holds a deep appreciation for people’s honesty, resiliency and willingness to keep growing, even when it's uncomfortable. Her work allows clients to challenge the messages that doubt is bad, depression is weak, and worry is wasted energy. With these mental myths out of the way, her clients stop tripping over self judgments and start working toward what really matters to them: deeper understanding, real growth, honest connection.
You and Katie may work well together if you...
feel fed up with diet culture
want to operate a small business and experience life outside of work
need to create mental space from your F.O.O. (Family of Origin)
realize you've outgrown the box of your religion
feel like you're navigating your sexuality without a map