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Avalon Psychotherapy Associates

Empowering You From the Inside Out

*Avalon Healers are here to help you cope with the many challenges of life with COVID-19.*

410-834-8328

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Avalon Psychotherapy Associates is here for our community and other mental health professionals during this challenging time.
We continue to provide high quality psychotherapy to our clients via telehealth platforms, ensuring uninterrupted care.
For those are new to our services, we provide individual, couple/polyamory, and family therapy. We are LGBTQ+ affirming. Some therapists are LBGTQ+-identified.
We also offer group experiences and are expanding these services to meet the needs of individuals and families coping with Social Distancing during our national response to COVID-19.

Please call us at:

410-834-8328,

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Avalon Therapists Currently Accepting New Clients

Amy Kirby, LMSW (they/them/she/her)

Amy specializes in supporting LGBTQ+ adults. Amy is LGBTQ+-identified, poly-affirming, and she provides a warm, comfortable, “realtalk” space for honesty and healing.

During COVID-19, Amy is supporting LGBTQ+ adults who may be living alone or living with unsupportive family. Amy also works with adults who experience Health Anxiety.

Call: 410-834-8328, option 1

Alyson Mullie, LMSW (she/her)

Alyson specializes in supporting LGBTQ+ adults. Alyson is queer-identified and welcomes clients who are polyamorous. Alyson also specializes in grief. Alyson is supportive, gentle, and affirming.

During COVID-19, Alyson available to support those experiencing grief as well as poly adults who are separated from one or more partners.

Call: 410-834-8328, option 1

Stephanie Schuster, LMSW (she/her)

Stephanie specializes in working with couples, poly-identified relationships, individuals with sexual dysfunction, and LGBTQ+ adults. Stephanie is change-focused and passionate about helping clients create healthy, thriving relationships.

During COVID-19, Stephanie is supporting couples in thriving through social distancing as well as individuals who may be living alone struggling with anxiety and depression.

Call: 410-834-8328, option 1

Katrina Seidman, RDN, LDN (she/her)

Katrina is a registered dietitian specializing in helping individuals and families heal from disordered eating. Katrina practices from an intuitive eating and Health At Every Size perspective. Katrina is positive, welcoming, and non-judgmental.

During COVID-19, Katrina is supporting people who may be struggling with disordered eating during social distancing and parents who need mealtimes to be easier and more joyful with their children.

Call: 410-834-8328, option 1

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How can therapy and nutrition counseling help me? (Especially during COVID-19…)

 

Everyone is affected by the changes that are happening.

The sense of a loss of control, uncertainty, constant distressing news, social isolation, fear for one’s own health and that of loved ones, job insecurity, and economic stress all affect mental health.

Many people are experiencing increasing feelings and coping strategies that may be more harmful than helpful. It is common to feel that you “just can’t get it together,” or that you can’t follow-through on daily goals. You may see an increase in negative coping behaviors like disordered eating, excessive media consumption, relationship conflicts, or feelings of depression and anxiety.

Feelings of worry, stress, agitation, and overwhelm are common. As social distancing continues, relationships are strained, child-rearing without help or breaks is taxing, separation from loved ones, support systems, and isolation can wear us down.

We know that everyone’s situation is unique. We know some people may be living with unsupportive or dysfunctional family. We know some people are living alone and struggling with loneliness.

And we fear the grief of loss is coming for many. 

Therapy is a healthy lifeline for anyone who is struggling. We can help you move through overwhelming negative feelings, safely experience grief, and help you identify healthy coping practices that can truly get you through this difficult time.

You may be best supported by individual psychotherapy, or you may benefit from a support group for social connection and a safe place to know you are not alone.

Therapy isn’t for those who are unwell or weak.

Therapy is a healthy resource for everyone.

Please call us at:

410-834-8328,

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Fees & Insurance

Psychotherapy Sessions are 55 minutes.
Psychotherapy Session: $150
Nutrition Counseling is 90 minutes for first session and 60 minutes for all subsequent sessions.
Nutrition Counseling: Initial Session $150/Follow-Up Session: $100
Avalon Psychotherapy Associates accepts all CareFirst BC/BS insurance plans.
All services provided via video chat during Social Distancing for COVID-19.
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Online Community Support Experiences* with Avalon During COVID-19 and Social Distancing

Support Group for Managing Depression While Social Distancing

This is a non-clinicial support group for those currently managing diagnosed depression during social distancing/quarantine who are working with a therapist. The purpose of the group is to connect with others who are sharing your experience, engage in positive coping skills, and maintain a sense of belonging and community.

Limited to 8 participants meeting over Zoom

Wednesdays 7:30 – 8:45 PM

Facilitated by Stephanie Schuster, LMSW

Cost $20 /group

Support Group for Healthy Relationship with Food While Social Distancing

This is a non-clinical support and education group for those recovering from disordered eating and chronic dieting who may be struggling during social distancing. The purpose of the group is to connect with others who are sharing your experience, engage in positive coping skills, and maintain a sense of belonging and community.

Limited to 8 participants meeting over Zoom

Saturdays 10:00 – 11:15 AM

Facilitated by Katrina Seidman, RDN, LDN

Cost: $20/group

Support Group for Teleworking Moms

This is a non-clinical support group for cic/trans/genderfluid moms who are professionals working from home during social distancing. The purpose of this group is to connect with others who are sharing your experience, engage in positive coping skills, and maintain a sense of belonging and community.

Limited to 8 participants meeting over Zoom

Tuesdays 7:30 – 8:45 PM

Facilitated by Karen J. Helfrich, LCSW-C

Cost: $20/group

Social Distancing Self-Care

This group is focused on positive self-care through mindful movement, meditation, and personal resourcing activities.

This time is dedicated to all things positive and taking a break from the intensity!

Limited to 10 participants meeting over Zoom

Mondays 6:30 – 7:30 AM

Thursdays 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Facilitated by Karen J. Helfrich, LCSW-C

Cost: $20/group

*Support Groups are non-clinical small group experiences facilitated by an Avalon Healer.  Support Groups are not for the treatment of any disease or disorder. Support Groups are most appropriate for individuals who are generally stable and able to participate in productive manner. “Stable” does not mean “not struggling.” “Stable” means that you are not in need of more intensive services to help you feel balanced, free from active addiction, and able to cope without harm to self or others. Participants will go through a brief intake process before being admitted. Registration online does not guarantee placement in a group.