Stacey Hellman, Therapist in Ellicott City, Maryland — Zencare
Stacey  Hellman
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Stacey Hellman

Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C
Maryland Not Accepting Online
Hilltop Accepting In-person
Updated January 3, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Depression
  • Self harm
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Stacey Hellman is a licensed Clinical Social Worker in Ellicott City, Maryland. She works with adults ages 18+ from all walks of life including those in the LGBTQIA+ community. Many of Stacey Hellman's clients seek therapy when struggling with a variety of challenges such as unresolved trauma, addictions, self-harm behaviors, sexual orientation and gender identity struggles, life transitions, relationship conflicts, anxiety, depression, and grief/loss. Stacey Hellman is particularly passionate about serving anyone who is truly motivated and willing to make changes in their lives. She believes strongly in the power of the human spirit to go through challenges and to transform painful experiences into growth experiences.

Stacey Hellman uses an integrative approach which means looking all aspects of a person rather than just focusing on what seems "broken." It also means addressing important components such as exercise, sleep, and nutrition which significantly impact mood and overall wellness. In session, Stacey Hellman's primary approach is Internal Family Systems (also referred to as "parts work") which allows clients to access their own inner wisdom and compassion and provides a framework in which to understand their behaviors in a completely different way. Parts Work can be applied to virtually any challenge the client is facing. Stacey Hellman also focuses on where the client is still holding unprocessed emotions from past experiences and provides a safe space for emotional release. EMDR is very effective in helping achieve this goal.

Stacey Hellman is dedicated to providing a relationship that is non-judgmental, fully accepting of differences, and respectful of the client's boundaries. She practices trauma-informed care and has post-graduate specialized trauma training (acute and complex trauma).

In her personal life Stacey Hellman is a mother, yoga instructor, a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation.


Message to clients

Hello and welcome! I believe it's a sign of strength and self-awareness to recognize when you need help to deal with the challenges of life, so I applaud you for taking the first step and reaching out for support. If you've tried traditional "talk therapy" and are looking for something more, you've come to the right place! I incorporate experiential and mind/body exercises into the therapy process when appropriate as well as expressive therapies such as art and writing. I've recently become trained in EMDR to help process traumatic memories and am finding it very effective! I also provide practical coping strategies and tools that you can start using right away. You will get more out of therapy when you practice these tools in between sessions rather than just learning about them in session.

We each have our own unique journey that includes difficult situations, losses, challenges as well as joy, connection and blessings. We also all want to be heard and seen and understood. I am genuinely interested in getting to know my clients as whole people and to be a caring, nurturing presence in their lives. I will listen intently, show you your "blind spots", witness your growth, and throw in a little humor here and there as well. I believe that since we are often wounded within relationship that we can heal within relationship. I look forward to working with you and would be honored to be part of your journey!


Specialties

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

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

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

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

Self harm - Building skills and supports to cope with emotional pain, suffering, and numbness; increasing positive meaningful life experiences

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Stacey Hellman 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: $155 (60min)
  • Initial session: $200 (90min)
  • Individual session: $190 (90min)

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:

  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

I offer electronic claim submission for clients using out of network benefits so there's no paperwork required or anything to mail in! Payment is due in full at the time of service and I submit the claim after each session. Payments go toward your deductible and once the deductible is met then your reimbursement is sent directly to you from your insurance company after each session. Some clients pay with an HSA/FSA card AND get some reimbursement through their insurance. Take the time to find out what your insurance benefits cover and what your options are!


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Maryland)
Not 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 Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Hilltop practice
3525-H Ellicott Mills Drive, Suite 104, Ellicott City, Maryland 21043
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-2pm
  • Tue 11:30am-8pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9am-8pm
  • Fri 9:15am-4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 21 years

Kolmac Outpatient Recovery, Clinical Social Worker, 2007 - 2012
Howard County Health Dept., Clinical Social Worker, 2003 - 2007

The Ferentz Institute, Trauma Certification, 2014
University of MD- Social Work school, Masters-Social Work, 2002
St. Mary's College of MD, Bachelor- Psychology, 1997


Licensure

Maryland: 13359


Languages

English