Brett Swords


Brett Swords


Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - 06872
Secondary Credential: Psychologist - PS018776
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: A typical 45 to 50 minute session is $180.
Free Initial Consultation


Ellicott City, Maryland 21042

My Approach to Helping

Social connection is a core human need. Despite their importance, however, interpersonal relationships are difficult! It may be hard to form relationships because of a fear of being judged by others or anxiety about meeting new people, your current relationships could be characterized by differences and conflict, you may feel like an outsider in your family or group of friends, or you may be experiencing a general lack of fulfillment in relationships. Regardless of the specifics, experiencing difficulty in relationships can be painful. Moreover, a lack of feeling connected to others could also contribute to other physical and psychological health problems, such as depression.

The good news is that it can get better. We can work together to help you develop a better understanding of your interpersonal concerns. After determining the root of the problem, I can assist you with learning skills to help you better form relationships, maintain relationships, and feel more fulfilled in your relationships. There are many potential strategies for working on relationships, and we can decide which approach may be best for you. As your relationships improve, you are likely to start feeling better, and you may even notice improvement in mental health symptoms.

Whatever it is that you are struggling with, we can work on figuring it out together. My approach is highly collaborative, and I always work to create a safe, accepting, judgment-free atmosphere. Please do not hesitate to reach out; we can schedule a free 15-minute consultation in order to determine whether working together would be a good fit. 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 over 30 states.

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

Many of the clients I see struggle with depression, anxiety (e.g., social anxiety, phobia), adjustment and life transitions, relationship issues, or difficulty with emotions.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Stress
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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