My Psychotherapy Practice

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Psychotherapy is a space to bring all the facets of your being for nonjudgmental exploration and compassionate inquiry. In my practice I work with individual adults and teenagers experiencing depression, anxiety, and illness, and those who are coping with the end of life, loss, and grief. I support people managing transitions, adjustments, and interpersonal and internal conflict. I help those working through here-and-now stressors and in transforming the reverberations of shame, betrayal, and abandonment contained in the pain of old wounds.

In therapy we’ll collaborate to create a safe and supportive environment for your self-driven healing and change. Together we’ll center your goals and values as we explore how you navigate the world and life’s many challenges and paths, and bring attention to your strengths and blind spots. Gaining an awareness of how we tend to our experience in times of stress and calm can lead to positive change in our lives and closer relationships with ourselves and others. In this way therapy is a rewarding investment.

My practice is guided by theories of attachment, affective neuroscience, interpersonal neurobiology, traumatic stress, and historical trauma. I completed Level I EMDR training at the Trauma Specialists of Maryland in December 2019 and continue to receive advanced supervision and training in this modality. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy enables the brain to appropriately process and store emotionally significant memories and internalized beliefs contributing to present-day disturbance and so-called symptoms. The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) has more information on this method, as does this New York Times Q&A with originator Dr. Francine Shapiro. I’ve also studied and adopted the tenets and techniques of Emotionally Focused Therapy, Ego State Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Liberation-Focused Therapy.

Please email rebecca@rebeccaarmendariz.com for availability and scheduling. My out-of-pocket fee for a 55-minute session is $150. I am in network with CareFirst/BlueCross Blue Shield, Cigna, United, and Johns Hopkins EHP. My office is located at Helia Health (314 Wyndhurst Avenue, 21210), and I am currently providing services in person and virtually.

My work is guided by the Code of Ethics and stated values of my profession of social work: service, social justice, the dignity and worth of every person, the importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. Social workers are taught to uphold the person-in-environment perspective in understanding individual and group behaviors. To prioritize these values and tenets, my practice incorporates political education and existential and spiritual questions.