At various times in our lives we may feel the need for change and personal growth. I believe that the change and personal growth we seek can be achieved through therapeutic collaboration. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a unique opportunity to take a look within and move passed anything that is holding us back. While this process is not easy; it is sacred and rewarding and I am honored to be a part of your process.
I am a native of Ohio, and began my road to becoming a counselor through undergraduate studies at Bowling Green State University where I received my bachelor's degree in Psychology. I continued my studies at Martin University where I obtained my first Master's Degree with a concentration in Community Psychology. I later returned for a second Master's and attended The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where my concentration was Counseling Psychology. Through these studies I was able to develop a love and great respect for the human experience.
I began counseling in 2015, and I am an LCPC in Maryland. From 2015 until May 2020, I worked full-time in an Outpatient facility which focused on substance use and mental health disorders associated with addiction, such as anxiety and depression. My clinical approach blends Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential, and Person-Centered and is centered in REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy); for me this means that I look at the thought patterns that have been developed based on the early life experiences and look create meaning and context, and I believe that each person is unique based on their experiences. While this blend may be beneficial for many, I understand that at times I may need to suspend my typical approach and take time to integrate other approaches that may be better suited for the person I am collaborating with and their needs.
As we venture through this time, I hope to provide positive interactions that facilitate change.
You can also find me at www.blockcounselingpws.com
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Attachment Issues, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MD LCPC LC8218
Ms.Block has been my therapist for YEARS and she has helped me through really hard times. She is not only a great responder she is a great Listener I've cried and I've been happy and she was there for both. Thank you I actually love my therapist she is absolutely AMAZING.
Written on Aug 27, 2023 after therapy with Chamika for 3 years and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Chamika is amazing! Very down to earth and allows me to show up as me. Extremely knowledgeable and has a way of making you aware of things by simply asking a question that ends up being thought provoking.
Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Chamika for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She is a good therapist
Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Chamika for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management
Chamika helped me so much with my life and health. I was able to have a realistic, yet positive outlook on my relationships, professional career, and fatigue issues. She even helped recommend that I get my health looked at holistically, and I found an iron deficiency which solved 80% of my fatigue issue. I would highly recommend. She takes the time to listen and provide very helpful advice for your specific case.
Written on Aug 01, 2022 after therapy with Chamika for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
Chamika is very helpful and in just one session has given me the confidence to explore my needs and the issues that I may be experiencing. She listens and provides information in order for me to help myself with her guidance. She is truly unique!
Written on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Chamika for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I think at this stage, therapy with Chamika Block is proving to be a greater asset in my life. I haven’t regretted picking BetterHelp or Chamika as my therapist . In fact I haven’t met anyone who has regretted therapy in general and people like Chamika are the reasons why.
Written on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Chamika for 3 years and 2 months on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd