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David Essien, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist

Baltimore, MD

MD #05855

 
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The therapy room is a place where you can be relaxed and true to yourself. 

 
 

David's
Therapy Specialties

Social Anxiety, Communication, Trauma, Multicultural Issues and Cultural Identity, Healthy Masculinity, and Addiction


It is in therapy that you learn the most about yourself and how you interact with your world. This knowledge will help produce the change and experience that you were looking for in the first place.

Therapy is your time to explore your thoughts and feelings and say what you need to say. It is in this environment that you learn the most about yourself and how you interact with your world. This knowledge will help produce the therapeutic changes and experiences that you were looking for in the first place.

My therapeutic focus is on fostering a comfortable and open environment for clients to work in. I blend an interpersonal process style with cognitive behavioral interventions. This means that I use techniques that are scientifically proven to bring about results, but I keep the therapeutic relationship a priority. Being yourself is the most important part of therapy. Through an authentic interaction you can be honest about your feelings and thoughts, getting the full benefit of therapy. 

I have a wide range of experiences which give me a well-rounded and multifaceted approach to many issues. I also pride myself in the understanding of cultural identities that individuals present with and can utilize these skills along with openness to further develop and explore those experiences and identities.

David’s past experience includes:

  • Graduate Faculty, Department of Psychology, Loyola University Maryland

  • Training Faculty, Spring Grove Hospital

  • Psychologist, Clifton T. Perkins Forensic Hospital providing individual and group psychotherapy as well as psychological evaluations

  • Intern, Federal Correction Institution Terminal Island providing individual and group psychotherapy as well as psychological assessment

  • Extern, Chesapeake Treatment Center providing individual and group psychotherapy

  • Extern, Loyola Clinical Centers providing individual and group psychotherapy as well as couples counseling

 

Educational Background

 

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Bachelor of Science, Fordham University
(Psychology and Visual Arts)


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Masters of Science and Doctorate of Psychology, Loyola University Maryland
(Clinical Psychology)

 
 

 
 

Other Practitioners

 
 
 

Heather Z. Lyons, PhD

LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST

Heather works with individuals and couples who because of fighting, miscommunication, failures of trust, or shyness and fear, miss out on the intimacy and support of healthy relationships. Her clients have said that because of her gentleness she can get away with the direct and sometimes difficult feedback she uses to help clients reach their goals.

 
 
 

Zak Fusciello

M.S., LCPC, Licensed Counselor

Zak enjoys working with individuals and couples coming to him with relationship conflict, depression, anxiety, sexuality concerns, substance misuse, lack of motivation, and stalled creativity. His clients have described him as an attuned counselor who can’t be shocked – and he knows when to use humor to help get a point across.