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Adika Counseling Anxiety EMDR Depression Rockville, Maryland
Accepting new clients.

Providing virtual therapy to Maryland residents only.  Accepts Aetna, United Healthcare  CareFirst/Anthem/BlueCross BlueShield and Cigna Insurance only

Jaime Engrum, LMSW

I work with adults who are experiencing or have experienced postpartum or perinatal depression and/or anxiety as well as adjusting to parenthood and childbirth. My clients are also those looking to process and manage the psychological impact of life transitions related to work, pregnancy and/or parenthood, career, culture and identity, relationships and life. Specifically, you might be experiencing mood swings, living with anxiety, feeling incompetent, self sabotage, procrastination, avoidance, perfectionism, and debilitating depression that are preventing healthy relationships, work satisfaction, peace and contentment, self control and mood stability we explore what past events cause, maintain or exacerbate these psychological issues and identify adaptive coping strategies and behavior change. 

Together we'll identify core beliefs about self, others and the world, Dysfunctional assumptions ( rigid, conditional ‘rules for living’ ) and Negative automatic thoughts that are involuntarily activated in certain situations. My approach is directive, structured, holistic and supports clients in developing more balanced and constructive ways to respond to stressors. I work with each client to identify actionable, lifestyle appropriate, culturally affirming and measurable coping skills. Over the course of our work, clients become aware of and adjust negative cognitive, emotional and/or behavioral patterns, which can help reframe thinking patterns  or replace impulsive behaviors during moments of heightened anxiety, depression, sadness, fear, worry, inadequacy or overwhelm or panic.

I encourage and allow clients to explore their personal identities, and work to identify and overcome any barriers that may arise in the counseling relationship. I stand by cultural humility and that as a  clinician I learn best about individual clients culture through asking questions and understanding their cultural expectations and values.

 

I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as a treatment option to support individuals--from diverse cultural, ethnic, racial, socioeconomic and faith backgrounds. I also provide psycho-education to help clients understand the symptoms and triggers of a specific diagnosis and understand and cope with the thoughts, behaviors and feelings.

 

You'll benefit from a warm, genuine therapeutic environment to help you feel safe in exploring the connections between current challenges and past experiences. You'll experience a respectful, validating and non judgemental yet honest/direct treatment approach which honors the mind / body / spirit approach to healing the entire self. 

 

I am certified by the Maryland Board of Social Workers and received my Master’s in Social Work from Salisbury University's School of Social Work. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and provide mental health counseling under clinical supervision.

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