Hi - my name is Jeff Becker. I am a therapist licensed in Maryland with over 30 years of experience. I have worked with clients on a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, family and relationship issues, parenting problems, trauma, and addiction. I have particular expertise in work based problems, especially within school systems. I live and work in an area where the population is diverse, and my caseload has always reflected this.
My therapy style is straight forward, supportive and interactive. I believe in treating all my clients with respect and dignity. I have learned that when people come into therapy they mostly wish to be heard and understood. I try to create an environment where this can happen. It is within such a setting I can best facilitate your ability to come up with solutions that will work for you.
As with most experienced therapists, my approach is eclectic. My training includes elements of client centered, solution focused, CBT, and couples approaches (Gottman and Imago). I also have extensive training in trauma, including Mitchell Model and EMDR. I have helped many people who have recently experienced a trauma.
Your decision to seek assistance is a big step that takes a lot of courage. I know you are looking to feel better and I would be happy to help find the best path for you.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Fatherhood Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy
MD LCSW-C 05458
Jeffrey was wonderful and really helped me a lot.
Written on Feb 13, 2023 after therapy with Jeffrey for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
I have absolutely enjoyed the support I received from Jeffrey Becker. He got me through some hiccups and I feel better prepared to tackle my challenges.
Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Jeffrey for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd