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Ranika Martin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) with a passion for rendering professional and holistic services. She earned her undergraduate degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and her Master’s degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. She provides psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families, and groups - utilizing cognitive-

behavioral therapy modes.Over the years, she has worked in various facets of her field with diverse people of all ages. She began her career at child welfare through the department of Social Services, working with Juveniles through department of Juvenile Justice, and provided counseling for youth, adults, and families throughout Maryland. Through her work, Ranika has supported individuals, couples and families with complex trauma histories, depression, anxiety, and family dynamics.

Ranika employs a strength-based approach to treatment, a refined approach which recognizes that everyone possesses unique qualities that drive out the best within themselves. She understands the importance of relationships and believes in the process of trust-building and therapeutic rapport before treatment is initiated. Ranika’s areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, social skills, self-esteem, grief and loss, domestic violence, bullying, trauma, school and relationship issues, autism spectrum disorder and behavioral issues. She is certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Plus (CBT+, by the National Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Child Welfare) and training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

Her treatment modalities are tailored to satisfy each individual’s unique needs with a focus on a strength-based perspective while drawing on insight-oriented and cognitive behavioral therapy. However, she integrates complementing techniques to offer a highly personalized service personalized to each client. With compassion and understanding, Ranika values creating a safe, non-judgmental and supportive environment for her clients.

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