Sometimes I am surprised that I have been a psychotherapist
for 37 years, but I have always been drawn
to understanding people and helping. Being a singer, actor, and dancer before I
was a therapist, my work is always shaped by my understanding of the change/growth
process as a creative process. If we
think of your life as your creation, then my job as your therapist is to help
you remove the blocks that keep you from finding your inner inspiration you need to elaborate that vision and to create the masterpiece that is uniquely your life. Therapy
will not help you be a different person; it will help you be more of who you
really are. Working together as
partners, we will uncover and address past hurts that get in your way and
discover the many strengths you already possess to build a more satisfying
My large airy office
has ceiling to floor windows which provide a huge picture of the natural world
outside and lots of space to move around.
I strive to provide a peaceful,
relaxing environment where you can get quiet enough to hear your own thoughts
and feelings, express yourself in new ways, and eventually to find the inspiration to
change your life. Within that context, we may talk in a
traditional therapeutic way or we might use music, dance, drama, art, or play
as a way to explore your issues.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Certified Dance-Movement
psychotherapist, I have worked with a broad range of age groups and
issues. Here are some of my areas of
Long term work with intellectually and
artistically gifted young people and their families.
Creative psychotherapy to help artists and
creatives get their work done and gain the confidence to put their art out into
Helping young adults begin the process of
learning how to be an adult
Relationships: couples, families, friends, work
Individual therapy for depression, anxiety, life
transition issues and life improvement
Challenges of aging and chronic illness.
My approach is strength oriented and straightforward. Would you like to talk further?
Ellen Talles ReachesTowson MD