Marianna Taylor, LCSW-C Clinician – Ellicott City
Marianna Taylor is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who is passionate about integrating the Catholic faith with therapy while helping clients achieve healing in their lives and relationships. Marianna is committed to her work with couples and families, where she comes from an attachment framework using primarily Emotionally Focused Therapy and believes in the transformative work using this experiential model. She has gained extensive EFT advanced skills training and is pursuing certification. She is certified in Level 1 Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) and has also gained training with Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) in her work with young children and the family using play therapy. Marianna takes a systems approach when working with children within families.
Her work and perspectives are greatly informed by the Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA). She is now a Certified Trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approach and believes wholeheartedly in inspiring the transformative change in any child through the use of this model specifically designed to strengthen relationships and build the Inner Wealth™ of the child. She has also gained training in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) for work with children and adolescents with complex trauma, emotional/special needs, or relationship difficulties. She has worked extensively with adults and children coping with chronic illnesses, end-of-life issues, as well as grief and loss. She believes optimal growth usually occurs for children when therapeutic work is done with the family/dyads.
She completed a post graduate externship with Building Families for Children with therapeutic foster care, worked as an Infant Mental Health specialist where she provided therapy for dyads in the home, and also worked as an Oncology Social Worker for 8 years. Marianna has provided workshops and in-services to assist parents and educators on working with children from hard places. She is a military wife of 15+ years and also works with individuals and children dealing with separation/reintegration issues.
Marianna received her M.A. from Florida State University in 2005 and also has a B.A. in Elementary Education. Her work is not only informed by her training and experience, but also by her vocations as a wife and a mother to 5 children. She joined the Alpha Omega Clinic in 2018. Marianna is also a Level 1 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd catechist and on the Content Advisory Board for Ablaze Family Ministries.
Primary: Adolescents (13 to 17 yrs), Adoption, Anxiety/Fears, Children (5 to 12 yrs), Couples/Marital, Deployment/Reintegration Issues, Loss/Grief, Parenting, Post-Abortive, Postpartum Depression, Complex Attachment and Relationship Trauma, Trauma/PTSD
Secondary: Anger Management, Depression, Divorce/Separation, Domestic Violence, Family, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Pornography Issues with Youth, Step Families
Treatment Orientations: Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT), Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), Interpersonal, Trauma Focused, Trust-Based Relational Intervention
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