I am a licensed counselor in Maryland and Delaware. I have had extensive experience with abuse and trauma, and a range of personal problems and mental illnesses.
Following 35 years in a special education school, working primarily with adolescents and their families, I transitioned to private practice close to ten years ago. Since then, I have worked primarily one on one with adults of all ages.
Those I currently work with would likely describe me as easy-going, supportive, informal, practical and nonjudgmental.
I have considerable respect for anyone who decides to pause at some point in their life and address issues and concerns that might affect quality of life. This takes courage, openness and hopefulness.
I can draw on many different approaches however, key to the process, in my opinion, is a partnership and therapeutic relationship. I tend to be psychodynamically-oriented, however I value immediate needs and therefore changing behavior in the here and now may often be the priority. Relatedly, changing thinking patterns and thoughts in the here and now can also be a priority. Hopefully, you can (or will ????), believe that you can change behaviors and thoughts.
Given the current pandemic, I have learned to provide therapeutic services remotely. I am surprised at how effective and practical this can be. This is essentially, the basis for my joining Better Help.
Please feel free to ask me 100 questions.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD
LCPC #LC0013 (Expires: 2021-01-31)
Counselor #PC-0000750 (Expires: 2020-09-30)
Ed has been so helpful to me during this pandemic. This was the first time I ever worked with a therapist and it has been an eye opening experience. He is very friendly, understanding, and takes the time to listen to all your concerns with an open mind. He is very encouraging, positive, and notes every time you made a good change.He asks just the right questions to help you become more self aware of your thoughts and offers excellent advice to manage stress, anxiety, and depression. Ed is a great therapist and I would highly recommend if anyone wants to make meaningful lasting changes in their lives.