Ellie J. Brown, LGSW, MSW

:: Meet Ellie ::

“Perhaps you are suffering with overwhelming anxiety or depression symptoms that prevent you from living the life you long to live. Perhaps you feel stuck in unsatisfying relationships or unfulfilling work that fill you with stress and self-doubt. Perhaps you are searching for more purpose and meaning in your life, and for a deeper connection to yourself and to others.

As a therapist, I offer a deeply safe, empathic, and non-judgmental space to help you navigate these kinds of painful life challenges. With gentle and attuned presence, I will support you in building tools to better cope with and understand your anxiety and depression symptoms, and over time, to begin to explore and heal their roots. I will also empower you to develop a strong sense of self-worth and to cultivate the relationships and life-style that reinforce it.

In therapy, this process often involves uncovering your unconscious patterns in relationships and work-life, as well as learning how to set personal boundaries, communicate assertively, and identify and communicate your needs. It also involves learning to harness the internal resources within you that strengthen your resilience to depression, anxiety, and past-traumas. Wherever you are on your journey, I will meet you there, and as fellow travelers, we will tend what needs tending, and gradually open space for further healing, growth, and transformation.”


Ellie's Pathway to Private Practice  

Ellie is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) who graduated from St. Catherine University / University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota with her Masters of Social Work degree in 2015. While there, she completed a yearlong independent research project on the transformational power of somatic and attachment-based psychotherapy.

In 2016-2017, she completed the first year of the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society and Institute’s Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training program. She has worked in the mental health field in the St. Paul/ Minneapolis area for three years providing individual and couples counseling with a diverse range of clients, and working as a clinical social worker in an Intensive Outpatient Program for adults. Ellie recently re-located to the Baltimore, MD area and is excited to bring her skills and experience to the mental health community here.

 

Ellie practices psychotherapy from a somatic (or body-centered) and psychodynamic framework, which devotes attention to the interplay between mind, body, and spirit, as well as to how past relationships have shaped clients’ perceptions of themselves, their relationships, and the world. Ellie’s approach can be particularly helpful for young adults or adults who have experienced some form of trauma in their lives, and/or those who carry painful memories from childhood.

 

Ellie holds space for the client’s deep exploration of the full dimensions of their emotions and experience. She believes in the power of therapy to restore an individual’s innate capacity for healing and self-transformation, and also in its power to awaken one’s ability to experience joy, wholeness and presence in their lives. Fundamentally, she believes the primary vehicle of change in psychotherapy is the therapeutic relationship itself, and therefore views her own awareness and growth as a clinician as integral to the therapeutic change process.

In her free time, Ellie enjoys practicing yoga, hiking alongside and/or swimming in bodies of water, and singing in community. For Ellie, providing therapy is her deepest passion and life’s work. If her style resonates with you, she invites you to call her to talk more and see what unfolds.
 

Ellie'S AVAILABILITY

:: Monday 10-7 & Friday 10-4 ::

Fee: $100 / 50 -minute sessions 

Please call Ellie to schedule with her directly:  (410) 983-3900

Ellie J. Brown, MSW, LGSW

MARYLAND LGSW License: #23080