Therapist in Annapolis, MD
We all struggle at one point or another.
If you are:
Going through a life transition
Struggling with your mental health
Having trouble understanding yourself
Wanting to learn effective coping skills
Experiencing tension in your relationships
... you will benefit from seeing an Annapolis therapist.
At Cedar Counseling and Wellness, we specialize in helping people just like you face their problems and feel better.
Our therapists’ in Annapolis, MD approach
We understand that therapy seems intimidating.
That’s why we make it our job to ease you through the process and make you comfortable every step of the way. Some sessions will be tough, but our Annapolis therapists gently guide you, creating a non-judgmental space so you can open up and heal.
We center our practice around a few key values.
What to expect
Therapy with us is simple.
Learn about our therapists by visiting their bios here.
Schedule your intake session. All you have to do is select a timeslot on our calendar here. If you’re not ready yet, you can set up a complimentary 15-minute consultation.
Attend your intake session. During the intake session, you’ll discuss where you are now and where you’d like to be.
Start therapy. When therapy begins, you’ll discuss all sorts of things with your therapist. The goal is to get to the bottom of what’s bothering you.
If you’d like to meet one of our specialists, schedule your intake session with us below.
If you’ve never attended therapy before, you likely have questions. Here, we answer a few common questions our clients ask us about therapy.
What kind of therapy do I need?
There are a lot of different approaches to therapy. What brings you to therapy determines what kind of therapy you need.
For example, if you’re struggling with trauma, you’ll be best helped by a trauma-informed therapist. If you’re depressed, you’ll benefit from a therapist who has experience helping people with depression. Each of our therapists is trained in evidence-based practices that are research-proven to be effective for treating the conditions you are seeking help for. We are trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-based techniques, Solution Focused Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and more!
Regardless of the name or type, you should experience results.
Does a therapist in Annapolis actually help?
Yes, therapy helps. Therapy is proven to help people struggling with their mental health, looking for additional support, or desiring a deeper understanding of themselves.
It’s important to address the deeper things that are causing your concerns, while also identifying coping skills and techniques for today. Throughout therapy, you should notice improvement in all of these arenas.
But if you don’t feel like you’re making progress, tell your therapist! They want to help you and are used to receiving feedback.
How will I know that therapy is working?
We won’t lie to you: therapy doesn’t always feel good.
While you’re in therapy, you’ll likely answer tough questions, have emotional conversations, and reconsider painful memories. But to feel better, sometimes we need to feel a little worse first.
Keep an eye out for the following signs:
You’re noticing improvement. Is your relationship with your partner better? Are you feeling less anxious?
You're meeting your goals. Did you come into therapy with specific goals? Use them to track your progress, but be patient with the process.
You’re learning. If you’re learning about yourself and learning new skills, you’re on the right track.
Eventually, you’re feeling better. Listen to yourself. Are you starting to feel better?
If you experience these things, therapy is working!
What is therapy like?
On the surface, therapy is pretty simple: you talk to your therapist.
However, what you talk about and how you talk about those things makes all the difference. The reason you’re in therapy shapes your sessions and treatment plan.
Remember that sessions will also vary. Some sessions may be light-hearted, while other sessions will be more intense. You might talk about your family in some sessions, while in other sessions, you discuss work.
It all depends on you, your unique situation, and what you want help with. Trust your therapist and know that they’re expertly leading you towards your goals.
How much does therapy cost?
We strongly recommend that the quality of treatment be the deciding factor in which therapist you work with—not cost. Therapy is an investment, and its effects can last for the rest of your life.
That’s why we recommend thinking about therapy in the long term, not just the short term. For more detailed information on the cost, please refer to our “Fees & Insurance” page.