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Our Baltimore therapists are solution-focused, offering individual therapy, couple therapy & marriage counseling.

Our Baltimore therapy office creates the ideal environment in which to work on your life issues. We offer a solution focused approach to counseling, assisting our clients in building a roadmap to create a happy life. What sets our Baltimore therapists apart is a down-to-earth approach to individual therapy, marriage counseling or couples counseling.

Perhaps for the first time in their lives, individuals can find a safe place to explore issues and develop a better understanding of their situation. Most people struggle from time to time, weather with depression, anxiety or relationship challenges that keep repeating no matter how hard they try to change them. Our expert therapists can offer perspective and a game plan to make positive changes in their life.

Couples can benefit immensely from couples counseling. Your therapy sessions can be a safe place to talk, without blame or hurtful words, which can lead to healthy communication and deeper understanding. Your therapist will help you create tools and skills that will help you heal, connect, and find a way to be happier with each other.

Our counselors are practical and tools-based, offering direct feedback about your situation. This counseling approach enables us to help you find clarity and help you get back on your feet.

rebecca-therapistRebecca Silver, PhD
Relationships are complicated and, thus, individuals are bound to experience problems along the way. Sometimes people get stuck in relationships at home, at work/school, or with friends, and, despite their best efforts, cannot find the way to resolution. Through therapy, individuals can learn how to work through problems and develop healthy and dynamic coping skills for managing relationship complexity. For couples, therapy can enhance problem solving skills and help to create a deeper understanding, stronger connection, and heightened appreciation for the relationship and each other.

As a first step in working with individuals and couples, Rebecca strives to build a sense of safety so that clients can feel some comfort and connection before delving into the details. Then, together they explore the main issues and create a specialized treatment plan. Through this work, Rebecca hopes to bring clarity, new learning, change, compassion, understanding, and acceptance to her clients. She values open communication and will frequently ask clients for feedback and input about the therapeutic process.

Rebecca has over 10 years of experience in conducting research and providing clinical services. Rebecca earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Syracuse University and her M.A. in Experimental Psychology from Towson University. Over the years, she has worked in a variety of settings including the National Institutes of Health, Johns Hopkins University, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs PTSD Clinic, Vera House Domestic and Sexual Violence Clinic, University of Mary Washington Counseling and Psychological Services Center, as well as community mental health clinics and private practice settings. Our Baltimore therapist offers marriage counseling, couples therapy or couples counseling.

Introduction to Individual Therapy
It is important to note that everyone runs into challenges, from time-to-time. It is normal to need extra support when you feel overwhelmed, depressed, anxious and/or confused. Our Baltimore therapists have years of experience helping clients address issues and develop “workable” solutions. Psychotherapy is a collaborative process, whereby you share your thoughts and feelings and we listen, explore, ask questions and offer valuable feedback in a safe and trusting environment. The therapeutic process can be a profound learning experience for clients, who need a little extra help resolving their issues. We teach empowerment and self-awareness through a solution-focused therapy approach. Our Baltimore therapy offices have licensed professionals, who have not only helped numerous people acquire clarity in their lives, but also helped them create a road-map that leads them to health, happiness, peace and success.

Video Transcripts
Hello. My name is Sevin Philips. I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist, and I’m here to talk to you about counseling and let you know how our therapist could help you. I’m hopefully going to help you make a good decision because I want you to find the right person to help you, specifically in the issue that you’re having.

Now, every human being at some point in their life runs into challenges that they don’t have the answers for. It is completely not only acceptable, but normal; everyone runs into this. There are times in our life when having a professional mentor and guide can really make the difference in our lives. Perhaps it could be shining a flashlight on an area that you had not seen before because we are outside parties, we have professional and personal experience with hundreds of people, working and helping them uncover answers and challenges, and also looking for really good solutions and skills that work. Having the skillset is very helpful because we bring that into your session.

First of all, when you start individual counseling, you’re going to share about what’s going on in your life. When the therapist is listening, we’re really listening to you and trying to help you by figuring out what it is that you want to change. It’s not what we think; we are client-centered therapists. You’re going to be setting the pace as you move forward. You want to be able to take your time and you want to move forward in profound and meaningful ways, and we’re going to help you with that.

Also, we’re going to help you examine how you got here. It’s important to know so you can learn how you got to the place you’re at and hopefully have more compassion for yourself. What is equally as important is looking for the answers as to how to change your life in ways that you haven’t discovered yet. We are solution-focused therapists, so we will spend time in our sessions helping you find the right skills and tools that are necessary for you to explore your life in a really good way to bring in more happiness, to find the answers that you’ve been missing for quite some time. With our help, we’re going to guide you along the way, much like a mentor or a coach.

All of our therapists are licensed and we have a lot of experience working with all kinds of issues, whether it’s social, whether it’s working with family issues, whether it’s working with interpersonal issues that you feel about yourself, and we help people who are struggling with career issues around who they are and how they feel about themselves. There are all kinds of issues that people bring in that we’re very, very used to work with, and I want you to know that you can bring your issue in as well.

A great way to discover whether you’re finding the right therapist is just to reach out and start a phone call with us. You can talk to the therapist on the phone, tell them a little bit about why you’re coming in, and hopefully get a good feeling for the therapist that you’re going to be seeing. Also, we have a lot of videos and articles on our website, and you can check those out, and get to know the kind of therapists we are.

Also, sometimes people want to know how they’re going to pay for therapy, and I want you to know that many people have what is called out-of-network therapy insurance, and you can verify that and find out if you do, or if you have any benefits through work, like flex spending.

So I encourage you to reach out and let me know what’s going on, and how we can help you in taking the next step and changing your life in a really profound and meaningful way. We specialize in a solution-focused approach to individual counseling, couples therapy, couples counseling and marriage counseling. Thank you.

Video Transcription

Welcome to Relationship Counseling Center Baltimore. My name is Sevin Phillips. I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist. I’m also the founder of Relationship Counseling Center. Our center is built upon the need for relationship help. There are a lot of us out there who didn’t get the manual when we were growing up and are learning along the way of how to have healthy, loving relationships. These skills are something that you can learn and apply in your life and carry on into all the relationships in your life.

I know that relationships are one of the most important things that we’ll have in our lifetime. I also know when they break down, it can be some of the toughest times in our life. For couples to come in to one of our sessions, we create an environment where you can have a non-judgmental and non-blaming environment to get really clear between you two what’s really going on. With that new insight, you’ll learn how to treat each other differently. With that clarity and insight, you can change your relationship.We do a lot of different work. People can come in who are dating and wanting to make good decisions about the right partner. Sometimes people come in by themselves when they’re in a relationship because they want to examine themselves. They want to change their relationship or maybe get clear about some stuff for themselves. And of course we specialize in marriage counseling and couple’s counseling, so you can come in and speak to us at any given time.All of our therapists are not only licensed and trained, but we also have enough life experience to back up our training, which is important for you to know. We have wisdom. In addition, we have certain principles that the therapists in our counseling centers stand by. One of them is we’re very interactive. People like that. You don’t just come in and tell us what’s going on and we listen. We’re actively participating in helping you, giving you direct feedback that’s going to help your relationship. That’s important.

We also have a lot of communication skills. We like to teach these tools and strategies, so you can use them in our home and not just in our session, because ultimately you want to heal yourselves at home so you don’t have to come to therapy.
We’re very goal-focused. During your therapy, you may find that you can track your therapy during every session and know how you’re doing. You also know when it’s time to leave because you have that goal orientation.

If you want to give me a call, I can answer all your questions about location, therapists, and any questions you may have. In addition, if you want to talk to one of our therapists, the next step is I would have them call you and you can tell them a little bit about why you’re coming in. You can get to know your therapist on the phone, which is a great way to start that relationship. They’ll tell you all the times they have available, whether it’s day or evening and which days of the week.

One thing you might want to know about counseling in general is people usually come in on a weekly basis for one therapy hour per week. I’d say, on average, couples come in between six to eight times total to work on their relationship issue. Yours might be more or less. It’s really up to you.
If you have any out-of-network coverage or flex spending through work, those are great ways to help pay for your counseling. You can check those out yourself and we’ll give you an invoice and hopefully get you some reimbursement.

I have a lot of articles and videos on the site and I really encourage you to check them out, because there’s a lot of information on there that may be very helpful for you in your situation. It’s a great way to learn about who we are and the kinds of suggestions that we offer our clients. Of course, if you want that next step and you want help from us, to make an appointment to get help from an independent third-party expert, please give me a call. Thank you.

Smell the Fresh Air Together in Baltimore

Are you looking for ways to breathe some fresh air into your lifeless relationship? Yes? Well, if so, it is your lucky day, because this article is going to teach you how to do just that. And, guess what? You are at the prime spot to reconnect with your partner. Baltimore is a hot spot for fun, romance, and adventure. All you have to do is take your sweetie along for this exciting ride. And, truth-be-told, sometimes a relationship needs and little TLC (tender loving care) in order to grow and flourish. It also needs “date nights” with just you and your significant other. And, while most people define “date night” as dinner and a movie, it can be much more than just the usual activities. Baltimore is a coastal city that is loaded with fun adventures just waiting for you to experience, so why not take advantage of them? So, take the first step in repairing or strengthening your relationship by trying some or all of these awesome “couple” activities. Let’s start making memories!

Listed below are ways to add a little fun to your lackluster relationship:

Urban Pirates Company of Baltimore

Contrary to popular belief, dates don’t have to be humdrum aka boring. Nope, they can be fun, unique, exciting, and one-of-a-kind. And, guess what? The Urban Pirates Company of Baltimore knows all about “having a good time.” What is so great about this company? Well, it provides you and your honey with an enjoyable way to experience the brilliance and romance of the Baltimore Harbor. So, purchase tickets for the company’s Fearless Boat Tour and be prepared to immerse yourselves in a 1-hour pirate extravaganza. Don’t forget to partake in the many fun activities offered during your boat ride, such as: sing-a-longs, dance-offs, water-cannon fights, and games galore. And, to top it off, every Friday night, the company offers specialty boat rides like the Adult B.Y.O.G (Bring Your Own Grog/Beverage) Cruise to the Inner Harbor, a place known for helping couples reconnect with each other, while meeting other couples, who share their passion for the sea.

Zina’s Day Spa & Salon

When was the last time you and your partner took time out of your busy, “crazy” schedules just to chill and spend quality time together? A while ago? That is exactly what I thought. Well, now is the time to do something just for the two of you. Zina’s Day Spa & Salon is calling your name. Do you hear it? I do! What is so great about this particular spa, especially when it comes to easing the tension and stimulating the passion in your relationship? Well, for one, it is ultra-romantic. In fact, if offers all of the romantic-fixings needed to get your “love juices” flowing again. What are those “love-fixings?” Melt-in-your-mouth chocolate truffles, sparkling champagne, and an aromatic (eucalyptus) steam shower – and that is only a few of the sizzling amenities this spa has to offer. So, ask a friend or family member to babysit and clear your schedules, so that you and your sweetie can enjoy a day tailored for just the two of you. Zina’s couple package includes: a 3-hour adventure complete with side-by-side massages, bubbly champagne with tasty chocolates, manicures, pedicures, and deep-cleansing facials. How can you not fall in love again with all of that pampering? So, what are you waiting for? Call Zina’s today! It’s time you got your relationship back on track.

Thames Street Oyster House

Do you like oysters? And, did you know that they are considered an aphrodisiac, aptly named after Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love? Well, they are! So, where is the best place in Baltimore to get these delectable treats? At the Thames Street Oyster House – that’s where! This passionate gem of a restaurant boasts 10 styles of oysters – all guaranteed to make your sweetheart’s eyes glaze up and his or her taste buds dance with delight. And, if that is not enough to have him or her eating out of the palm of your hand, then the amazing waterfront view, along with the exquisite cocktails will do the trick, no doubt.

If romance and passion is what is lacking in your relationship, you will be able to find them at the Thames Street Oyster House. Why? Well, because it offers a romantic mix of traditional and modern Maryland, Mid-Atlantic, and New England seafood. And, if oysters just aren’t “your thing,” well, this restaurant also offers a variety of salads, soups, sandwiches, and seafood (i.e. lobster, clams, crabs, herring, fish, and shrimp). It even offers steak and hamburgers for those, who aren’t thrilled with seafood. So, fill up your stomachs with good food, but don’t forget to try the delicious oysters. Sometimes all a relationship needs is a little passion now and again.

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Looking for ways to reconnect with your partner on a spiritual level? Looking for a way to reconnect with him or her on any level? If the answer to these questions is “Yes,” then maybe you should visit the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Why? Well, because it is the first Catholic church in the United States. And, it is a beautiful building, designed by the same man, who created the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Want to know what is so great about this cathedral? Well, the ceiling is magnificent and the stained glass is awe-inspiring. Moreover, the tour guides are both well-informed and welcoming. And, if you have time, check out the catacombs. Why? Well, because they are bursting with history. And, what better way to reconnect, while learning something new and interesting than by spending it exploring the church’s underground cemeteries. What if you aren’t very religious or not even Catholic? Well, that is ok too, as one local stated, “You don’t even have to be Catholic to enjoy this site.”

References:

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. (2015). Information page. Retrieved from http://americasfirstcathedral.org/history

Urban Pirates of Baltimore. (2015). Information page. Retrieved from http://www.urbanpirates.com/

Thames Street Oyster House. (2015). Information page. Retrieved from http://www.thamesstreetoysterhouse.com/

Zina’s Day Spa & Salon. (2015). Information page. Retrieved from http://www.zinasdayspa.com/

Wikipedia. (2015). Baltimore. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore

Our Baltimore therapy services offer individual, marriage counseling, couples therapy or couples counseling.

Therapy Fee – $120 per session

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Counseling Specialties

  • Interpersonal Issues
  • Marriage Counseling & Couples Therapy
  • Relationship and Intimacy Issues
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Sexual and Emotional Disconnect
  • Infidelity
  • Parenting
  • Fighting and Defensiveness
  • LGBTQ Adults
  • Life & Career Transition
  • Life & Career Transition

Baltimore Therapist Locations

Relationship Counseling Center
4419 Falls Rd. Suite E
Baltimore, MD 21210

Phone: (443) 438-1223

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