Shendi Ramli-Hernandez (she/her)

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A licensed professional counselor with 20+ years of experience in providing services to diverse individuals with mental health concerns

Psychotherapist in Laurel, MD

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Services
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

. My particular interest is to work with survivors of trauma (including but not limited to early childhood trauma, witnessing/directly experiencing violence, abuse, assaults, medical trauma, disaster, motor vehicle accident), complex grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and mood instability.

My Background and Approach

For the past 20 years, I have worked with children, teens, and adults who presented with symptoms of depression, anxiety, psychosis, self-mutilation, suicide ideation, cutting, substance abuse, mood instability (i.e., bipolar disorder), grief, interpersonal violence, and post-trauma responses. I have worked with clients of diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds, gender, and sexual orientation. And for the past 13 years, I have specialized in working with trauma survivors. I use various modalities, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, art modality, mindfulness-based intervention, sandtray therapy, and somatic-processing based therapy (specifically Somatic Experiencing), that are tailored to each specific client. Throughout the sessions, building curiosity, ensuring a sense of safety, (re)establishing a sense of self-empowerment and strength is the fundamental work in strengthening the therapeutic relationship and optimizing results.

My Values as a Therapist

My work is not to tell you which path you should take for your healing journey. In working with trauma survivors, I have witnessed an amazing strength, grit, and resilience that, in the beginning, were hidden or suppressed from the persistent self-protective responses, which was started when a traumatic event occurred. I do not believe in a concept of right or wrong when it comes to one's emotions and/or ways of thinking. Thought and behavior are there as a way to manage ourselves from a perceived sense of threat. Until we are aware, curious, and accept the unhelpful ways of navigating our life, we can shift to a more meaningful and peaceful lifestyle.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 13 years of practice
  • Rate: $110 - 150/session

Info

301-821-5984 Email Shendi
601 7th street
Suite 202
Laurel, MD 20707

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