Dr. Helen Ehlers works with children, adolescents, adults, and families to address concerns including anxiety, depressed mood, family stressors, transitions, social challenges, sleep disturbance, feeding difficulties, self-esteem, grief and loss, and difficulties related to medical conditions/procedures.
SERVICES PROVIDED: Therapy with children, adolescents, adults, and families; Parent Teletherapy services; Medical and Dental Desensitization Program
CREDENTIALS: Licensed Psychologist in the State of Maryland
EDUCATION: Pennsylvania State University, BA with Highest Distinction in Psychology; American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, MA and PsyD in Clinical Psychology
INTERNSHIP AND POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP: Pediatric Psychology Clinic and Consultation Service at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD (APA Accredited)
EXPERIENCES: Inpatient and outpatient clinical services including therapy, assessment, and consultation at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital, the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Children’s National Medical Center, and Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital
MEMBERSHIP: American Psychological Association, Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Dr. Ehlers strives to utilize evidence-based treatments, primarily focusing on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). She has completed training and certificate course work in CBT. Services may integrate biofeedback, play therapy, mindfulness, social skills training, family therapies, teletherapy, or acceptance focused approaches based on individual needs. Dr. Ehlers values the uniqueness and strengths of each individual she meets.
Over the years, Dr. Ehlers has co-authored multiple publications and presentations on topics related to pediatric medical conditions (e.g., traumatic brain injury, infectious diseases, sleep disorders) and associated behavioral and neuropsychological sequelae and interventions. She has participated in conferences and training on subjects such as anxiety, play therapy, behavior analysis, neuropsychology, and pediatric psychology.
Dr. Ehlers has begun the Medical and Dental Desensitization Program, which provides services to help children who become significantly distressed, fearful, or overstimulated during medical and dental procedures. Please visit our Medical and Dental Desensitization Program page for more details.
In addition to her professional work, Dr. Ehlers enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, their dog, and other family and friends.