Laryssa Creswell, Therapist in Edgewater, Maryland — Zencare
Laryssa M. Creswell
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Laryssa M. Creswell

She/Her/Hers

Music Therapist - Board Certified, MT-BC Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC Doctor of Education, Ed.D
Washington DC, Maryland Accepting Online
Edgewater Accepting In-person
Updated September 15, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
  • Addiction
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders

Professional statement

Dr. Laryssa M. Creswell is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Washington DC. She works with women and teenage girls suffering from trauma, depression, and anxiety.

Many of Dr. Creswell’s clients come in when they are feeling misunderstood or unheard, overwhelmed with life, difficulty focusing at work, school or at home, lack of motivation, difficulty sleeping, problem solving and not feeling like themselves. She provides her clients with practical strategies to reduce symptoms and cope with their experiences.

Dr. Creswell is trained in eye movement desensitization & reprocessing (EMDR), which helps you to break through the emotional blocks that keep you from living an emotionally healthy life. In session, Dr. Creswell focuses on your current and past experiences to help you obtain reconciliation, acceptance and stabilize emotionally. This approach supports you to organize your negative and positive feelings and thoughts, while working through the disturbing memories.

Dr. Creswell’s style is supportive and non-judgmental. When a client first comes in, she creates opportunities for you to feel safe and secure within the environment so that you can begin to gain back control of your life.

Dr. Creswell is dedicated to creating therapeutic relationships that are collaborative and nurturing. Additionally, she is devoted to providing an affirming and inclusive practice, which serves as a secure and protected environment for people who identify in the LGBTQIA and BIPOC communities. In addition to her office in Edgewater, Maryland; Dr. Creswell offers the flexibility and comfort of virtual therapy sessions.


Message to clients

I can only imagine the relief that you are needing at this time. I understand the bravery it took for you to begin this search for someone who can help you and see your hearts desires come to life. I also understand the commitment it will take for you to trust the process and get on the road towards wellness. You don't have to always have it together and yes sometimes the strong person needs a little support too. Sometimes the strong person needs for someone to listen to them and help them to problem solve.

My goal is to offer you a safe space to explore your experiences and your needs objectively and without judgment. My goal is to help you discover ways to cope and manage your symptoms/experiences and alleviate the burdens you have been carrying for so long. I am committed to providing you with the most effective and current treatments available to suit your needs. I look forward to working with you and walking alongside you on your journey. Here's to wellness!


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

Laryssa Creswell is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $185 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Paperwork Fee-$160


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00-6:00pm
  • Wed 10:00-6:00pm
  • Thu 10:00-6:00pm
  • Fri 10:00-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Maryland)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00-6:00pm
  • Wed 10:00-6:00pm
  • Thu 10:00-6:00pm
  • Fri 10:00-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Edgewater practice
153 Mayo Road Suite , 203A, Edgewater, Maryland 21037
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00-6:00pm
  • Wed 10:00-6:00pm
  • Thu 10:00-6:00pm
  • Fri 10:00-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 21 years

Empowered Connections, LLC, Operations Manager/Therapist, 2019 - 2021
St. Elizabeths Hospital, Clinical Administrator/Music Therapist, 2006 - 2019
Springfield Hospital Center, Music Therapist, 2003 - 2006
Kennedy Krieger School, Music Therapist, 2002 - 2003
North Baltimore Center, Music Therapist, 2001 - 2002

Argosy University/Washington DC, Doctorate in Counseling Psychology w/Education & Supervision, 2011
Loyola University New Orleans, Masters in Music Therpay, 2001
Jackson State University, Bachelors in Music Education, 1998


Licensure

Maryland: LC6298

Washington DC: PRC14662


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"She was extremely graceful and kind and took time with me and my wife in a very difficult moment to make sure we were good. She even offered to provide the names of colleagues closer to where we live to help us."
- Zencare client • February 2022