Maria Mosby-Nickens, Ph.D, MS, LCPC
Practicing Since: 2008
Issues: life transitions, relationship issues, self-esteem, mood disorders, women’s issues, issues specific to women of color, parenting, sexual abuse, coping skills, spirituality concerns, communication skills, substance abuse recovery, trauma, grief, divorce recovery, social discomfort, work-related stress
Special Populations Served: adults, couples, women, African American women, college students, seniors (age 55+), single parents, ex-offenders, substance abusers in recovery
Disorders Served: depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, panic disorders, adjustment disorders
About: Dr. Maria Mosby-Nickens is a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Maryland. Her educational background includes a Ph.D. in Christian Counseling from Newburg Theological Seminary and College of the Bible; completion of coursework and dissertation research in Counseling Psychology at Howard University (ABD); a MS degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University; and a BS degree in Psychology from Morgan State University. Her career spans over more than 40 years in the fields of mental health, substance abuse, and college teaching.
Dr. Mosby-Nickens' career has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for people experiencing psychiatric distress. As she matured, this commitment was enhanced by her own spiritual growth and the desire to help this population understand that, "God has provided each of His created beings everything needed to survive and thrive". As a psychotherapist, it is her job to help individuals tap into that ability to restore their mental health.
Each of Dr. Mosby-Nickens' clients is viewed with compassion, unconditional positive regard, and sensitivity along with focus on him/her as an individual. Together you will develop a workable treatment plan reflecting the goals desired to be accomplish in therapy. The therapy approach used is primarily Cognitive Behavior Therapy through which clients can identify the origin of their problems and move forward to change toxic thoughts and behaviors that have created psychological distress. Other therapeutic approaches are utilized as well, based upon the presenting problems. "Empowerment to change and improve one's mental health comes through self-awareness" has been her guiding philosophy.