Pasadena Center for Counseling has been providing behavioral health therapy and psychological services since 1992. We are keenly interested in our clients enjoy movement toward health and wellness. Our focus is always centered on what is your priorities. Our therapists are licensed specialists trained in providing individual therapy, marital therapy, family therapy, parenting, and family consultations. The practice’s specialty strongly utilizes cognitive behavioral approaches to getting and staying well.
Dr. George Andrews, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW-C
Is it a possibility that you or your child are having difficulty in life with relationships, day to day emotional challenges, or feeling a lack of connection with others. You have made the effort to start looking for a therapist, I applaud you for making it this far. Often times this step is the most difficult! I specialize in helping children, teens, and adults in making positive changes, feel in control, and discovering meaning in their everyday lives and relationships. I find it helpful to focus on reality-based solutions to managing life’s transitions and milestones. I constantly find myself in awe of children, adolescents, and adults who display amazing courage, openness, and strength as they become more balanced and complete.I have been helping individuals face and adjust to life’s challenges for over 25 years. Various intervention strategies are tapped including cognitive behavioral therapy, parent skills training, assisting children who are having difficulty in their school setting, anger management counseling, substance abuse therapy, person-centered and animal-assisted therapy. I welcome the opportunity to help YOU meet YOUR goals.
Dorinda Schultz, MSW, LCSW-C
I have enjoyed the opportunity working with people in this community since 1995. Getting to work with a wide range of age groups from children to adults keeps me energized in therapy to assist people to move beyond depression, anxiety, and the difficulties brought on by the stress and struggles life brings our way. Having special skills working with people and families who have experienced trauma across their lives keeps my focus on helping my clients improve their health, well being and relationships. The direction and goals of all interactions are directed by the people I am working with. Therapy inherently has a goal of movement and change at a healthy pace.
Dr. Kimberly Mills, Ph.D., LCPC
For the past 15 years I have provided therapeutic counseling services within inpatient, residential, governmental, and outpatient settings. In each of these experiences my greatest joy is that I have been able to work with diverse clients who all have unique needs. My ultimate goal is to help guide individuals in achieving their life goals by developing a relationship of trust, support, challenge, and encouragement, while facilitating the adoption of new skills/behaviors. I enjoy working with various age groups across all formats, including individuals, families, and couples. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, exercising, learning new languages, and trying out new recipes.
Barbara Shavatt, MSW, LCSW-C
“Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo PicassoI became a behavioral health therapist 27 years ago after having a positive experience with a therapist myself. My practice has always been guided by hope, kindness and optimism. Relationships are the focus of my work with clients. Whether you need an improved relationship with yourself or any of the many people with whom you interact, knowing how to maximize the quality of those interactions from a place of authenticity is essential. Stress and drama are everywhere. Finding your authentic self and learning to feel comfortable with who you are and your life circumstances are key to being able to move forward in a healthy life affirming manner. I am here to support you and/or your partner so you can take an honest look at your relationship and together we will move forward in new and loving ways!
Marilyn Yunk, MSW, LCSW-C
Over the past thirty years, my experience has spanned multiple settings, from hospital emergency rooms to the therapy office. My work with children, adolescents, couples, and adults of all ages has honed my ability to connect with clients and helpfully relate to them across a broad range of issues. My experience is informed by the deep respect I hold for people and acceptance of where they are on their life’s journey. My willingness to join with clients who have experienced suffering and pain, as well as her warm and welcoming demeanor, has helped many clients discover their courage and reclaim their power to move where they want and need to go.
Emery Jefferies, MSW, LCSW-C
Hello. I’m Emery Jefferies, a licensed clinical therapist in the state of Maryland. I have been practicing in the social work arena for over 25 years. I’m experienced in providing individual, couples, family and group therapy. I offer services to clients who are experiencing depression, post-traumatic stress syndrome, trauma and relationship issues. I can provide a safe setting to discuss issues from your past and how past experiences impact current behavior.
I tend to take a cognitive behavior, trauma informed approach to therapy as I believe my role is to help the individual or couple in setting their own goals and objectives and determining their own destiny. I like to find a silver lining in adversity and challenge. I pride myself on being empathetic, non-judgmental and a good listener.
Self-care is important in the world we live in today and one of the best things you can do for yourself is reach out for help. Make your mental health and well-being a priority by contacting me for therapeutic services. I’m available for in person and online telehealth therapy as flexibility and nuance are important aspects of effective service delivery.
John Bechill, MSW, LCSW-C
With more than 35 years of experience working in public and private agencies serving children and families in the Baltimore-Washington region, I look forward to working with individuals, couples and families seeking to improve their social and emotional functioning.
I believe that seeking help and relief for personal or interpersonal problems is a sign of health and wellbeing. The key to a successful therapeutic experience is based on building trust and honesty with my patients. I specialize in working with people experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and mood related disorders using cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused therapy techniques. As a former schoolteacher, I am well equipped to help my patients and their families manage and resolve school related related issues.