PDG Therapeutics provides individual, group, marital, and family therapy services.
PDG’s group of experienced clinicians is available during the day, evening, or weekend in order to meet the needs of individuals seeking therapeutic support.
Therapy helps individuals cope with challenging life circumstances, as well as behavioral health difficulties and diagnoses. Our services benefit individuals dealing with depression, grief, family conflict, career difficulty, anger management, suicide prevention, self harm, anxiety, addictions, and many other challenges.
PDG-T sessions take place in a warm, comfortable, and supportive environment. All services are customized to meet the needs of the client served; the counselors work with clients to establish treatment goals for therapy and move toward the goals in a supportive and collaborative relationship.
Sara Aefsky, LCSW-C
Sara’s therapeutic orientation varies, but is primarily focused on utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and trauma informed care. She has used these modalities to treat adults with a range of co-occurring and psychiatric disorders including personality, mood, psychotic, and anxiety disorders. Overall, Sara’s emphasis is on collaboration with clients to learn how to modify thoughts and behaviors in order to achieve meaningful and effective change.
Sara received a B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from The University of Maryland at College Park, and a MSW with a Clinical/Mental Health Specialization and Substance Use sub-specialization from The University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Social Work.
Amber Schmidt, LCSW-C
While Amber has many approaches to therapy, her primary focus is on Cognitive Behavior Therapy with specific training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Amber’s passion lies in helping people derive personal, differentiated meaning in their lives, and to actualize their fullest human potential. As there is no one size fits all therapy, your sessions will be collaborative and individualized based on your personal needs. Amber’s goal is to provide a safe healing space to explore personal acceptance and positive change. Amber’s areas of practice include personality disorders, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, relationship conflict, psychotic disorders, and grief issues.
Amber has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Anthropology from the University of Colorado at Denver; as well as a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a Mental Health Specialization from the University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Social Work.
Jasmine Parlett, LGSW
Jasmine’s overall treatment goal is to work with her clients to learn to modify their behaviors and thought processes to obtain more effective and desired outcomes. Her therapeutic orientation focuses on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), trauma informed care, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She has used these modalities to work with adults and adolescents suffering from various co-occurring and psychiatric disorders, including but not limited to personality, anxiety, mood, eating, trauma, and psychotic disorders.
Jasmine received a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Sciences from Towson University, and a Master’s of Social Work from The University of Maryland School of Social Work.
Therapy and Counseling
PDG Therapeutics’s clinicians offer group, individual, family, marital, and other supportive therapy and counseling based on client needs.
In addition to marital and family counseling, PDG Therapeutics offers group and individual counseling sessions geared specifically toward improving parenting skills. Parenting is one of the biggest challenges in life and expert guidance can be beneficial, whether the child is a toddler or a teenager.
Details and Paperwork
New client paperwork is available here.
Please fill out these forms prior to your first session in order to avoid any delays in service.
- PDG-T New Client Registration Form
- Discharge Policy
- Service Contract Fee Agreement
- Service Policies/Payment Acceptance
- Credit Card Authorization
- Privacy Practices
- PDG-T Consumer Rights
- HIPAA Policy
- Informed Consent for Treatment
- Cancellation/Missed Appointment Policy
- Communication/Documentation/Court Fee Schedule
- Grievance Policy and Form
Payment for services, or insurance co-pays, must be collected before your appointment. Payment can be made by cash, check, or credit card.
PDG Therapeutics accepts most major insurance carriers and also offers a self-pay option. Please call the office to learn more.
A sliding fee discount program is also available to qualified individuals. To learn more about the sliding fee, click here.
PDG Therapeutics offers a variety of day, evening, and weekend hours. Please call the office to learn more about scheduling and availability.
Please give more than 24 hours if you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment. Failure to give sufficient notice may result in a cancellation fee of up to $75.00.
Arrive on time for your appointment! Due to insurance requirements, if you are more than 10 minutes late for your scheduled appointment, you may not be seen and a cancellation fee will apply.