Rita Preller


Rita Preller


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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1615 York Rd Ste #209
Lutherville, Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland 21239

My Approach to Helping

Welcome to Good Therapy by Rita Preller LCSW-C
There is hope! Understanding the problem is the best answer to identifying the solution. Within the first session you will have a plan of action, specific steps to help you and your loved one struggling from alcohol, drug and sex addictions, eating and gambling disorders, family dysfunction, relapse and mental health issue. Discover the language of recovery!

More Info About My Practice

Rita M. Preller LCSW-C, is a Licensed Psychotherapist with a Masters Degree in Social Work, specializing in Family Systems Therapy. Rita completed her graduate studies in 1995 at the University of Maryland School of Social Work with a concentration in family therapy, alcohol and substance abuse. She has worked in a variety of settings including Sheppard Pratt Psychiatric Hospital, Taylor Manor Hospital, Community Addiction and Mental Health Centers, Baltimore City Public Schools, Catholic Charities Villa Maria's Family Outreach Program, and Private Practice for over 23 years.

In addition to her formal training, she has studied a range of integrated therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Somatic Experiencing (SE), Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS), Sexual Addiction, and Psychodrama Training in Trauma.

Rita is dedicated to providing her clients a safe and trusting, collaborative experience, supporting the individual, couples and family with achievable goals. Her focus is on education, motivation, identifying her client's strengths providing the framework to achieve their objectives. She strives for excellence in her professional work and integrity in her personal life. Rita's approach is down to earth, direct, yet compassionate and caring. Her commitment to supporting her clients and energy is compelling!

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

When a couple's relationship is working, then everything else in their life is working! Today, couples are desperate to stay in a healthy and in a rewarding relationship! Rita Preller is trained in a combination of marital therapies offering a unique combination of techniques and skills including , Imago Therapy, Stan Tatkin's, PACT a Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy and John Gottman methods. This dynamic approach to couples therapy often works faster than traditional forms of couples work, supports men and women equally, and rediscovers the heart and soul of a couple's loving relationship. This unique combination of couples therapy resolves conflict with the most challenging of couples!

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Mediation

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Good Therapy by Rita Preller LCSW-C is here to offer you hope! Identifying the problem can help you reach a solution. After your first session, you will have a plan for specific steps you can take to help you or your loved one recover from
    alcohol, drug and sex addictions, eating and gambling disorders, family dysfunction, relapse and mental health issue. Discover the language of recovery!

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Sex Addiction

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
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