The Space Between
My office is a welcoming and calming environment.
My office is a welcoming and calming environment.
I want you to know that I am dedicated to providing quality counseling at The Space Between Psychotherapy. Founded in Frederick, MD and now located on Stewart Road here in Galveston, Texas – serving the local area, Santa Fe, Freeport, Lake Jackson, League City, Texas City and beyond – I have been in the counseling field for over 10 years and am experienced in a variety of ways to help you understand your emotional or physical pain. We now know they are linked together causing depression, anxiety, and, many times, result from unidentified traumas. My expertise helping individuals and couples, lends itself to helping you grow, heal, and thrive. If you are seeking answers within yourself, as a couple, or workplace issues, I can help you stop creating more pain and help you gain an understanding of how to move forward. Currently, I am a licensed clinical professional counselor, a Certified Associate Counselor for chemical abuse relationship issues, and a psychology associate. My education has revolved around counseling curriculums with Springfield College and Johns Hopkins University at the core. I invite you to contact me by phone, 443-398-1700, or by visiting my contact page.
Your recovery path is in your hands. There is no set rule for how long therapy takes. Specifically, recovery paths are highly personalized. They are developed by you with professional support based on your needs and goals. Recovery is characterized as continual growth and increased functioning. Your recovery is about your whole person, or relationship and includes overall wellbeing, including, mind, body, spirit, and community. The length of time for therapy is determined by how you feel and when you are ready to stop. Sometimes people work on an issue and stop for a while, then returning another time. As people grow, different issue can come up. Generally, your therapist and you make this decision together, planning an exit strategy. For instance, you may come every week, then bi-monthly, then monthly, then ending. Visit SAMHSA’s Recovery Support Initiative for more information on recovery.
Normalizing the need to seek professional mental health support to others may seem awkward. And, for good reason. Family members and cultures, bosses, and many community leaders may support “stigma”. The following scenario may help answer the question, “What is stigma?” Imagine you have breast cancer. Now imagine that instead of NFL football players supporting your illness by wearing sneakers with pink cleats and pink logos on their jerseys, society blames you for your illness. Imagine others looking at you with accusing eyes and whispering about you behind your back when they find out you have breast cancer. Imagine feeling fearful of seeking proper medical help because you’re afraid you’ll lose your job if anyone finds out about it. Yes, this is a real concern, but one that must be overcome. You are under no obligation to inform anyone of your choice to seek professional support for your health. Finding language to inform others of positive health choices is generally a decision made in therapy indicating personal growth. Many organizations work to overcome roadblocks for removing stigma, like Healthy Place.com.
Yes, you certainly can! This is exactly the idea. The more you invest into your own recovery plan, the more emotional relief you will achieve. The thing is, however, professionals generally know the resources to aid your recovery and what questions to ask you. For you to gain insight into your personal concerns, recovery is enhanced by reflecting on these questions to help you find answers, growth, well-being, and peace National Alliance on Mental Health.
On the contrary, people asking for help are brave and demonstrate knowing they can grow, heal, and thrive. They are interested in self- improvement, self-care, and demonstrating positive role modeling for others. People seeking emotional support are very smart and are seeking answers to learn more.
The first step is to contact me via confidential phone at 443-398-1700 or email, [email protected]. After establishing a time for the first visit, time will be spent talking about your concerns and obtaining relevant information to guide your treatment planning for an efficient and effective goal. You do not need to share anything you are uncomfortable talking about, but the more shared the faster the relief. Always, however, the pace is yours. The Space Between provides comfortable and private counseling.
Privacy concerns are of utmost importance to the point of state and federal governance. We have all signed the forms at the doctor’s office wondering where they end up. Your information will be held in a confidential electronic health system or in a locked cabinet. Beyond this, every possible measure is taken to protect your privacy including not scheduling people too close together for seating in the waiting room. At times, this, of course, it is bound to happen. You will be given a form which explains when, and only when, your confidential information can be expressed. Learn more.
We accept Insurance from Aetna, CareFirst BCBS, Cigna, Magellan, Humana Military/Tricare and EAP Morneau Shepell, as well as all out-of-network providers.
Evening and Saturday hours are available.
The Space Between is an out-of-network provider. This does not mean you cannot use your insurance. Moreover, this method of payment gives way to other payment options. Out-of-network simply means you submit a superbill and you are reimbursed, less your copayment, which is standard. A standard form is used and can be submitted as the superbill.
As for other payment options, many times people do not realize if they use their insurance there must be diagnosis given to submit the claim. There are many cases where people may still lose their jobs because of fearing consequences of a mental health concern, and there are times when people do not want their spouse or partner to know they are in treatment, or just do not want to be given a diagnosis. This said, The Space Between offers many payment options:
The Space Between Psychotherapy, LLC. is not equipped to write absentee notes of record. Please see your primary care physician for such documents.
The Space Between-Psychotherapy, Proprietor/Sole Owner, Frederick, Maryland (NPI No: 1295174613)
Member, Business of Professional Business Owners, Frederick, Maryland
Verified Practitioner: Psychology Today
Clinician, Complete Wellness, Inc. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore City, Maryland
Member of Chi Sigma Iota,(Professional Excellence and Scholastics)
Member American Counseling Association
Member of Maryland Counseling Association
Practicing Psychotherapist as Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor
Cleary Psychotherapy and Consulting, LLC Leonardtown, Maryland
Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Johns Hopkins University Highest Honor, Chi Sigma Iota
Recognized for Scholastic and Professional Excellence
Obtained Licensure, Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists
Mental Health Clinical Internship – Psychotherapist
Mental Health Association, Frederick, Maryland
Granted Membership Maryland Counseling Association
Granted Membership American Counseling Association
Presenter Johns Hopkins University, Columbia, Maryland
• Theory of Alcoholism
• Depression of Incarcerated Mothers, Maternal Distress of Incarcerated Mothers/Co-Parenting Needs
Bachelor of Science in Human Services
Springfield College, Springfield, Massachusetts
Magna Cum Laude
Certificate of Chemical Dependency Counseling, Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists
The Community College of Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland