Our Services

Individual Psychotherapy

Individual Psychotherapy services are offered for women and men who seek healing transformation through one-on-one psychotherapy. Our work is experiential and our therapists will challenge you to dive into deep, transformational and nourishing work!

All therapists work from a trauma-informed perspective and may work from a body-centered and mindfulness-based framework. This means that we will not only talk about feelings, but also work with feelings to create healing a bring you back into healthy connection with yourself. Our clients come to us experiencing many of these concerns:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Loss
  • Grief
  • LGBTQIA Concerns
  • Couples Therapy
  • Sexual Dysfunction Therapy
  • Polyamory Therapy
  • Parenting Challenges
  • Disordered Eating/Overeating
  • Body Image Challenges
  • Difficulty with Recent Life Changes (moves, graduations, new parents)
  • Low Self-Esteem/Insecurity
  • Impostor Syndrome (especially academics)
  • Interpersonal Boundaries
  • Parenting Emerging Adults
  • And more…

If you are ready to dig in and get started, the next step is to schedule and appointment.

Group Healing

Why Groups Are Awesome for Healing

Support Groups are an ideal healing experience for the kinds of worries that bring people to therapy.

1. Groups help us know that we are not alone, nor uniquely troubled. Just hearing from one other person who shares our experience can decrease our distress and help us to know that we are actually pretty normal.

2. Hearing support, ideas, and solutions from other members can help solve problems we’ve been stuck on.

3. When we provide support and share ideas and solutions with others, we tend to feel better about ourselves and realize we have more going for us than we thought.

At Avalon, we see everything from a brain-based perspective, even groups!

At the end of the day, humans are mammals and we need to feel connected to our heard. We need to feel a sense of acceptance and belonging to feel ok.

Group healing can be profound healing.

Poly Partners Therapeutic Meeting

Relationships Are As Unique As the People In Them...

Avalon Psychotherapy Associates believes that each person deserves a healthy and fullfilling relationship.

Relationships are healthy, not by their label, but by the degree of honesty, skilled communication, and problem-solving that each partner brings to the relationship.

We support couples, polycules, and metamours in cultivating the ability to create rich, healthy relationships where each partner feels seen, heard, respected, and understood.

To support the health of all relationships, we are offering a unique service to partners in polyamory relationships.

Poly Partners Therapeutic Meetings are an opportunity for members of polycules and metamours to come together, with the support of a skilled therapist, to communicate, problem-solve, and enhance the health and functioning of each relationship. 

This service is offered by Amy Kirby, LMSW and can be arranged by contacting Amy directly.

The base fee for this service is $450 for 4 partners or less. Five (5) or more partners are charged at a rate of $100 per partner. Each meeting is 2.5 – 3.0 hours in length. Partners may choose to have one meeting or multiple meetings depending on your needs.

Nutrition Care

We Believe In Your Right To Empowered Nourishment...

We deserve a healthy, nurturing, and nourishing relationship with food, our bodies, and our size. You deserve joyful, nourished living.

At Avalon, we believe in Intuitive Eating and Health At Every Size.

A body-positive and fat-positive practice, we know what the science says:

Diets and restriction don’t work. (They do cause weight gain in the long term.)

Thin doesn’t = healthy and fat doesn’t =  unhealthy.

There are no “good” and “bad” foods. Only foods that nourish, nurture, connect, and enhance our bodies, relationships, and life.

We want to help you return to your body’s innate knowing. Align with your hunger/satiety cues. Come home to this perfectly imperfect body that does so much for you. Learn to love it again.

With nutrition and counseling support, you can get off the diet/binge/disordered eating merry-go-round, and live free, nurtured, and  nourished.

Our Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist is ready to work with you, your family, and our community to support you in reclaiming your body and your right to eat free from guilt, shame, and remorse.

Fees & Insurance

Fee for psychotherapy is $150/session.

Sessions are 55 minutes.

Avalon Psychotherapy Associates are providers accepting Maryland CareFirst BlueCross & BlueShield health insurance plans.

We are Out-of-Network providers with some other insurance plans. This means that clients pay the full fee for service at the time of their appointment and submit for reimbursement directly with their insurance company. This is often a simple process. Please check with your insurance provider to see if you have out-of-network benefits.

Avalon Psychotherapy Associates is not in-network with Medical Assistance or Medicaid plans.