A Place For You Therapy Services
 Neriza Candelario, MSW, LCSW-C

1009 Frederick Road Catonsville, Md.  21228

Whatever you believe about yourself on the inside is what you will manifest on the outside.
Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist in a safe, caring, and confidential environment to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.

People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons, from coping with major life challenges or childhood trauma, to dealing with depression or anxiety, to simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge. A client and therapist may work together for as few as five or six sessions or as long as several years, depending on the client’s unique needs and personal goals for therapy.
Family Therapy
Family therapy is a form of psychotherapy that seeks to reduce distress and conflict by improving the systems of interactions between family members. While family therapists often seek to have all family members (affected by the problem) in the room, that is not always possible or necessary. What distinguishes family therapy from individual counseling is its perspective or framework, not how many people are present at the therapy session. This type of counseling views problems as patterns or systems that need adjusting, as opposed to viewing problems as residing in the person, which is why family therapy is often referred to as a “strength- based treatment.”
“Family” is defined by the modern family therapist as anyone who plays a long-term supportive role in one’s life, which may not mean blood relations or family members in the same household. Family relationships are viewed as important for good mental health, regardless of whether all family members are participating in the therapy.   It is an ideal counseling method for helping family members adjust to an immediate family member struggling with an addiction, medical issue or mental health diagnosis. It is also recommended for improving communication and reducing conflict.
Couples Therapy
Couples counseling is a process through which a couple (who may be engaged, dating, married or partnered) works with a therapist to identify specific areas of conflict and/or aspects of their relationship they would like to change, and then develops a plan of action to improve each individual’s satisfaction and contentment.
Working with a therapist in a safe and confidential setting, couples are able to explore how their individual backgrounds, beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors may be impacting their relationship in both positive and negative ways. The therapist may assist the couple with addressing any immediate and pressing problems, as well as developing strategies for protecting and enhancing the long-term health and happiness of their relationship.

Next Steps 
Your first step is to call and schedule your initial appointment.  You will be asked to provide some initial information over the telephone about yourself.  Please have your insurance card and availability information.   

You will receive an email with links to the client portal to complete consent forms and intake documents about your history and reason for therapy.  

After review of the documents, insurance has approved services and it has been determined that you can be seen, the intake session with be scheduled.  

The session will be an hour to provide you an opportunity to share your background and presenting concerns. During this time, you will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding what to expect during therapy.  At the end of the intake, we will discuss your goals and next steps.  

Therapy sessions can be once or twice a week, from 30 to 45 minutes.  We can meet a minimum of 7 times or longer depending on your time constraints or clinical need and goals created. During the second session, we will establish your goals and begin our work together.