“The good life is a process, not a state of being.
It is a direction not a destination.”
– Carl Rogers
Bridget Dromerick, LGPC
Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Licensed in Maryland
Anxiety, Self Esteem Challenges, Building Self Compassion, Depression, Women’s health topics, Neurodiversity Affirming therapy, relationship dynamics, sports performance anxiety and pressures
I have experience working with ages ranging from children to adults with various presenting concerns such as anxiety, depression, neurodiversity differences, women’s health topics, self-esteem challenges, and sports related topics. Having worked in private and multidisciplinary practices, I have collaborated with other professionals and providers to provide client care.
I have training and experience working from a neurodiversity affirming lens and providing support to ADHDer and autistic adolescents and adults. Topics that may come up within this population include executive functioning differences, sensory difficulties, time blindness, or feeling different and/or disconnected from others. I have supported neurotypical and neurodiverse families in navigating the needs of the individuals and the family, and often incorporate Ross Greene’s Collaborative and Proactive Solutions model and Mona Delahooke’s approach of looking “beyond behavior.”
My foundational sex therapy training allows me to connect with and support individuals with various concerns that fall under the sex-therapy umbrella. Parents of adolescent clients have often asked when to talk to their kids about different sex therapy related topics and how to do so. I am comfortable having conversations around sexual health concerns and shame related to sexual wellbeing.
As a former competitive swimmer, summer swim coach, and competitive club coach in the area, I recognize the unique environment of competitive sports and athletics and enjoy supporting athletes in the therapy room as well. Sports bring an abundance of values and positive experiences and also busy schedules and pressures.
Having grown up locally, I understand the demands and pressures of the area, whether that be as an adolescent in school or as a parent or professional.
My Therapy Style
My eclectic theoretical orientation integrates psychodynamic, cognitive and attachment based therapies. I recognize that clients have varying needs which influences my interventions and approach with each individual. I often hold a social justice lens to therapy work. I believe it is important to recognize the expectations, pressures, and limitations placed on us that are societal constructs. We can then choose to challenge these constructs or accept them.
As a Neurodiversity-Affirming therapist, I believe neurodiversity should be celebrated and embraced, while also acknowledging the challenges of being neurodivergent in a neurotypical world. I have experience supporting ADHDers and autistic individuals with low to mid-support needs, including those who are later-diagnosed individuals.
I believe in sex-positive therapy and strive to create an inclusive environment where individuals can express their concerns and desires in a safe space. I have found in my work that so many individuals carry shame with them when it relates to their bodies and sexual wellbeing. I strive to provide reliable and validating resources for clients seeking more information. Another interest in this area is helping support parents in having open conversations with their children and teens, and knowing when to begin conversations around sexual development and other sex-therapy related topics.
A Little Bit About Me Outside of the Therapy Room
When I’m not working, I am likely spending time with family and friends, or crafting. I love to knit, crochet, and make candles. I enjoy traveling both domestically and internationally. I am a huge animal lover and my dog Finn is always with me when I’m at home.