Brett Swords,Ph.D.

Brett Swords,Ph.D.

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - 06872
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Healthscope
  • Meritain Health
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Out of Network Provider
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
  • TrustMark
  • UMR
  • United Health Care
  • United Healthcare Student Resources
Fees: If I am not an in-network provider with your insurance or you do not plan to use your insurance (i.e., private pay), a typical 45 to 50 minute session is $180. The in-network rate would depend on your particular health insurance plan. Please contact me or your insurance company for more information.
Free Initial Consultation


Ellicott City, Maryland 21042

My Approach to Helping

You’ve taken a critical first step toward starting to feel better: you are exploring your options for therapy. For this, you should give yourself a pat on the back—starting the process of reaching out for help is never easy. The next step is finding the right therapist for you. I specialize in working with people who are not getting what they want or need out of relationships (including their relationship with themselves). Many of my clients describe being hard on themselves, having difficulty forming relationships, or not feeling fulfilled by their relationships.

Whatever it is that is getting in the way for you, I can help! We will work together to explore problematic patterns in your life (especially in relationships), address negative self-talk that is keeping you down, determine how to start making the changes that you have been wanting, and help you live a life with purpose and meaning.

If you are ready to start working on making changes and feeling better, let’s talk! To schedule a free 15-minute consultation, you can 1) call me at the phone number listed above, 2) send me a message by clicking the "Email Me" button, or 3) click "Book Now" in order to schedule your consultation online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. I will respond to your message very quickly. I look forward to hearing from you!

More Info About My Practice

My practice is currently telehealth only. I hold the Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) certification granted by the PSYPACT Commission. This means that in addition to seeing clients in the states in which I am licensed (MD and PA), I am able to see clients via telehealth who reside in a PSYPACT participating state; this currently includes 40+ states.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Many of the clients I see are struggling with relationship issues, anxiety (e.g., social anxiety, phobia), depression, adjustment issues, or life transitions.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Phobias
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

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