Trauma Psychotherapy, Frederick MD

About Helene

I help you break free of old patterns so you can live a more fulfilling life. 

Do You Want More For Yourself?

Is something not working in your life? Do you go through your days telling yourself that everything’s “okay” and you shouldn’t be “complaining,” but inside feeling frustrated, unsatisfied and not really happy because you know deep down something needs to change?

Maybe you want a better relationship, or a better career. Or maybe you simply want to feel better with and about yourself. You want to feel more in touch with yourself, and truer to yourself, gutsier and bolder in your life. You don’t want to just go along with your life and let time, circumstances and other people dictate what you do and where you are going. You want to live to your full potential.

Let me Help


I can help you find the path and begin taking steps toward a happier, more fulfilling life — a life that more closely matches who you truly are.

For more than 25 years I’ve been helping people like you transform their lives and relieve the distress that’s keeping them from living the lives they’re truly meant to live.

My style is warm, interactive and down-to-earth. At the same time, my experience gives me the ability to quickly zero in on and provide wise insight into the heart of what you are going through, in all of its complexity.

No matter what obstacles you face or difficulties you are going through today, whether it is anxiety or depression, relationship or career issues, or major losses and setbacks, I provide the help, support and guidance needed to help you work through whatever you are dealing with and discover, from within yourself, the next doable step forward in your life.

I look forward to the opportunity to help you grow, heal, and move forward — to feel better, to have a happier, more fulfilled life, and to accomplish more of what you’ve always believed you could do.

A Little Bit More About Me

I have been a licensed psychologist in Maryland since 1993, practicing in both Frederick and Bethesda, MD. My work helping thousands of women in my therapy practice led me to write I Know I’m in There Somewhere: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Her Inner Voice and Living a Life of Authenticity, which was published by The Penguin Group USA in 2003.

My work incorporates many cutting-edge therapeutic approaches that have been shown to make therapy more effective, including EMDR and Focusing, a gentle yet powerful mind-body process that helps people access their deepest and wisest self. I conduct workshops, telecourses, webinars, and training programs for therapists as well as led workshops for individuals throughout the country, Europe, and Israel. My work has appeared in magazines, including Self, Ladies Home Journal, and Fitness,  and on radio and TV.

 My Inner Voice app, based on the “innercizes” that appear in I Know I’m in There Somewhere is now available in the App Store for iPhones and iPads.  Most of the innercizes on the app are also available on this site as downloadable MP3 albums, both with and without background music.

My latest project is the Art of Feeling blog and Youtube Station to help you and your loved ones feel more connected to yourselves and the important people in your life, in collaboration with, Larry Letich, a gifted therapist, and my husband and soulmate for over 40 years.

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