About the Founder

 

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My Promise to you…

I am passionate about helping committed and engaged couples develop and nurture their relationship for the best marriage experience and helping individuals achieve and maintain emotional and mental wellness so that they can thrive in life and relationships.

Amaris is the developer and founder of The Prackind (prac-kind) Wellness Group, a thriving group counseling practice in Lanham and Towson Maryland that provides counseling services to teens, adults and couples.

She has helped many committed and engaged couples develop and nurture their relationship for an optimal marriage experience and address healthy relationship blockers including but not limited to a lack of security, emotional awareness and intelligence, and fruitful communication. She has helped many individuals achieve mental clarity, develop healthy perspective, improve self confidence and find inner peace.

Amaris is co-leader of the Celebrate Recovery program at the First Baptist Church of Salisbury, MD where she helps individuals successfully navigate and move through emotional hurts and let go of unhelpful habits so that they can thrive in life and relationships.

Amaris is known for her compassionate, warm, and joyful spirit. She enjoys developing personally, laughing, skating, solitude, cuddling with her husband, traveling, and coffee meet-ups. She is a Christian, ministers’ wife, daughter, sibling, auntie, and mentor <3.

Certifications

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology

    Salisbury University

  • Master’s in Social Work

    University of Maryland, Baltimore

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What is mental/emotional health therapy?

Mental/emotional health therapy is a blend of you, psychology, philosophy, and practical application designed to help you engage in self-reflection and uncover a deeper sense of self awareness that will help you uncover clarity, develop inner peace, and evolve into who you were created to be. For more information, please visit here.


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What is pre-marital counseling?

Premarital counseling is a proactive, preparation-based and preventative approach to creating a marriage that works for you. It addresses the internal and external influences of self and your partnership, with a focus on attachment and emotional connection, to help you invest in and experience a meaningful marriage. For more information, please visit here.


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What are Emotion-Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) is a here-and-now therapeutic approach that helps you learn the underlying needs of your future spouse, hear what’s often unspoken, create and practice new cycles of communication, and enhance your emotional connection. This lens will help you secure your partnership and intentionally hear, love, and connect with one another.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapeutic approach that speaks to your inner world and behavior patterns, and looks deeply at the relationship between your emotions, beliefs, and outcomes. The goal of CBT is to help you challenge and resolve unhelpful thought patterns and problematic beliefs in hopes for you to experience emotional freedom and live confidently.


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How long is therapy?

This depends solely on your need and the package agreed upon during our initial complimentary consultation.

Hope this is helpful! Anything we didn't answer?

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Peace + Joy Awaits You

Clinical Supervision

Gain the hands on experience needed to become a licensed clinical social worker today.

 

In this work, leadership and mentorship makes all the difference. It’s the difference between fulfillment and burnout. Having a mentor made a huge difference in my ability to acquire the skills I needed to become a licensed clinical social worker in private practice. Having a mentor and healing leadership also made it possible for me to have clarity of thought and hold on to my passion in the midst of the distractions of everyday life.


Through our work together you will develop your clinical voice, gain wisdom on business and social work, get clear on what path you’d like to take, learn how to apply theory and the books to real life, and become the healing agent you were born to be.

 
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Here’s how to get started

Step 1: Schedule a Consultation Call

Step 2: Determine if we’re the best fit via questions and conversation

Step 3: If yes we will discuss & sign a clinical supervision contract and begin our journey! If it is determined that we are not a good fit, I’ll refer you to other potential supervisors