• Arcadian Pursuits

Timothy C Donovan

PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR ADULTS, ADOLESCENCES AND FAMILIES

Licensed Baltimore Therapist

Psychotherapy is used to treat specific diagnoses or problems such as anxiety, depression or ADHD, in addition to problems such as relationship problems, stress management, or other issues that may affect a person’s mental well-being. Distress can manifest in the form of problematic beliefs, feelings, behaviors, and sensations in the body. A therapist can facilitate lifestyle changes, help identify underlying causes of symptoms, and provide specific strategies for changing unhelpful thoughts, behaviors, or emotions.

MEET TIM

Timothy C. Donovan is a licensed clinical social worker who is a Certified Cognitive Therapist and a Certified Gottman Couples Therapist. Mr. Donovan graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work in 1992 and completed post-graduate training in cognitive therapy, couples therapy and family therapy.

STATEMENT FROM MR. DONOVAN

Success in psychotherapy is based on expectations and goals set forth in treatment, on the connection we make with clients, on the therapist’s ability to deal with ambiguity, on using evidence-based practices and on asking at end if the session helped. It is not the absence of problems that concerns me, but more importantly it is how we respond to them because life is full of problems. I am firmly committed to working closely with all clients helping them achieve long-lasting change by using efficient, effective, and empirically-supported treatments.

I believe strongly in the capacity for change, and I use a collaborative approach to reach short and long-term goals. I practice cognitive-behavioral therapy and family & couples therapy, which are treatments focused on developing new, healthier coping skills and improved relationships. Within each therapy session, we target the problematic thoughts, behavioral patterns, emotions, interactions, conflicts, that are keeping you stuck and unfulfilled.

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COUPLES THERAPY

Couples therapy is a means of resolving problems and conflicts that couples have not been able to handle effectively on their own. It involves both partners sitting down with a trained professional, learning how to manage conflict and creating ways to support each other’s hopes for the future. Research shows that to make a relationship last, couples must become better friends. Drs. John and Julie Gottman have shown how couples can accomplish this by paying attention to what they call the Sound Relationship House; the Gottman Method is a highly structured and goal-oriented form of couples therapy that is designed to help couples maintain healthy, lasting relationships.

COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) therapy ​is based on the cognitive model: the way that individuals perceive a situation is more closely connected to their reaction than the situation itself. CBT helps clients change their unhelpful thinking and behavior that lead to enduring improvement in their mood and functioning. It uses a variety of cognitive and behavioral techniques. CBT does lots of problem solving and we borrow from many psychotherapeutic modalities, including dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, Gestalt therapy, compassion focused therapy, mindfulness, solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, positive psychology, interpersonal psychotherapy, and when it comes to personality disorders, psychodynamic psychotherapy.

SUPERVISION

Mr. Donovan is an approved supervisor by the Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE) for social workers needing supervisions for licensure as well as consultation for clinical cases. In addition, he has supervised several graduate seeking consultation and supervision for licensure to be a licensed professional counselor. He is certified in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), couples Therapy (Gottman Method) and extensive training in family therapy. He is able to help a supervisee conceptualize a problem as well as offer practical interventions. Feedback that Mr. Donovan has received from students has been how they felt more confident in dealing with various presenting problems.

FAMILY THERAPY

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) therapy ​is based on the cognitive model: the way that individuals perceive a situation is more closely connected to their reaction than the situation itself. CBT helps clients change their unhelpful thinking and behavior that lead to enduring improvement in their mood and functioning. It uses a variety of cognitive and behavioral techniques. CBT does lots of problem solving and we borrow from many psychotherapeutic modalities, including dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, Gestalt therapy, compassion focused therapy, mindfulness, solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, positive psychology, interpersonal psychotherapy, and when it comes to personality disorders, psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Workshop For Couples

Discover The Art and Science of Love at our world-renowned weekend workshop for couples.

A RESEARCH-BASED APPROACH TO STRENGTHENING RELATIONSHIPS.

Based on over 40 years of research with thousands of couples, The Art and Science of Love workshop will give you new insights and research-based skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship and help you manage conflict in a healthy, positive way. Along with the memory of re-connecting and the knowledge that “we can do this,” you will take home a box set of cards, tools, and tips to support your relationship in your everyday lives.

HOW DO I START WITH THERAPY?

We’ll start with a brief phone consultation, where you can ask me anything that’s on your mind. Then, you can decide if a face-to-face session is right for you.

PSYCHOTHERAPY

Psychotherapy is used to treat specific diagnoses or problems such as anxiety, depression or ADHD, in addition to problems such as relationship problems, stress management, or other issues that may affect a person’s mental well-being. Distress can manifest in the form of problematic beliefs, feelings, behaviors, and sensations in the body. A therapist can facilitate lifestyle changes, help identify underlying causes of symptoms, and provide specific strategies for changing unhelpful thoughts, behaviors, or emotions.

Psychotherapy is a collaborative process between the therapist and the client, couple or family that aim to facilitate change and improve quality of life and therapy addresses barriers that interfere with emotional and mental health.

Psychotherapy can help with depression, generalized anxiety (worry), substance abuse, relational, social anxiety, panic attacks, marital problems (conflict. lack of closeness), family conflict, adjustment problems, obsessive compulsiveness, oppositional defiance, perfectionism, interpersonal problems, addiction recovery (individual, couple & family), behavioral problems, infidelity and loneliness.

CONNECT

Timothy C Donovan Baltimore Therapist

Couples – Individual – Family Therapy

2324 W Joppa Rd. Lutherville MD 21093

(410) 583-2622

COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT) THERAPY

What is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy?

Collaborative: The client and therapist work together to understand the problem, define the goals and develop the best treatment plan.

Active: During sessions as well as between sessions the client is practicing skills and gaining mastery over their problems.

Objective: Questionnaires are used on a regular basis to monitor improvement of symptoms.

Effective: Clients usually experience meaningful lasting change in a relatively few number of sessions.