Let me start off by saying, I admire your braveness for seeking support and your dedication to yourself! Sometimes life can be overwhelming for a variety of reasons or for unknown reasons. It's very common to not feel okay and to not know what to do to make it better. What are your goals and what is in stopping you from reaching them? These are some of the concerns that bring people into counseling. I find Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to be a beneficial technique to help people make changes in their thinking, which ultimately leads to changes in their behaviors. As a therapist, I will not tell you what to do or push my own agenda. Instead, I will challenge your current beliefs and thoughts to give you the confidence and tools to help you help yourself. If you are nervous about starting this process, therapy or counseling does not have a specific look and will be tailored to what you need. Respect, active listening and a nonjudgemental approach are very important factors in building a strong therapeutic rapport.
A little bit about me, I am a clinical social worker who is licensed in the state of Maryland. I earned my Bachelors degree in psychology from James Madison University and my Masters of Social Work (MSW) from University of Maryland. I have over 11 years of experience and have worked in a variety of environments including hospitals and outpatient clinics. I have worked with clients who have many different needs, so please feel free to be open about what you are experiencing. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, parents and young adults. Depression, mood disorders, life changes, ADHD, anxiety, stress management, behavioral concerns and family issues are some of the reasons that brought people into therapy.
I wish you much success in your journey of becoming the best version of yourself.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Family Problems, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MD LCSW-C 16623
It feels great connecting with a therapist that listens and understands what I am saying.
Written on Oct 30, 2023 after therapy with Lacey for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Lacy is great!
Written on Apr 20, 2023 after therapy with Lacey for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching
Lacey has been awesome! I am thankful for her honesty and I appreciate how she was able to walk me through some of my issues. I have learned a lot about myself and will continue to use the tools she gave me❤️
Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Lacey for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Lacey is amazing! I love speaking with her as she is extremely helpful.
Written on Sep 20, 2022 after therapy with Lacey for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
She is q greay listener. She applies critical thinking to help me understand my concerns.
Written on Sep 20, 2022 after therapy with Lacey for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes
She’s great thoughtful and considerate a pure joy to work with
Written on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Lacey for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd