Who We Are
Choosing a therapist who is licensed and qualified to treat you is very important. It is critical that you feel comfortable with your therapist; confident that you have a professional on your team who understands you and your situation. Therapy can help you move forward toward healthier functioning according to the goals and objectives that you and your therapist develop together through a partnership. At PeachTherapy, we are committed to building strong therapeutic alliances with individuals and couples through the competence and devotion of our therapists.
Paula is a licensed, clinical, professional counselor with over 25 years experience in psychotherapeutic treatments. Through her private practice, PeachTherapy, and as co-founder and CEO of Coach for America, Paula works with individuals and couples, as well as communities and corporate groups, to transform healthy growth and change.
With a Master of Science in Applied Psychology and Quantitative Methods, Paula specializes in the treatments of mood disorders, bereavement and loss therapy, couples therapy, gender issues, women’s issues, domestic violence, common couples violence, life transitions and trauma recovery.
Paula uses Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a proven, effective treatment modality for trauma, anxiety and phobias. Paula is trained in and utilizes the Enneagram as both a system of understanding personality nuances as well as a growth model for developing and implementing individualized treatment plans. Paula teaches Enneagram seminars and workshops.
Paula and her husband, Joe, have been married for over 38 years. Together they co-founded Coach for America, an organization committed to changing the way America uses sports and athletics. Paula and Joe are the authors of “InSideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives,” a new and refreshing approach to the world of sports and coaching that promotes the healthy development of young people. They have four children and currently enjoy being grandparents.
By creating a neutral, accepting atmosphere, based on a powerful and transformational, self-discovery model, Cathy empowers clients to successfully walk the path of goal oriented change. If you feel stuck, unmotivated, see only problems, not solutions, have dreams to actualize and find that you need help navigating your self-discovery map and pursuing the next level in your growth, Cathy will meet with you to determine if coaching is indeed your next step.
Cathy leads Enneagram Workshops. This life-changing personality concept assists individuals in understanding themselves and others enabling true life sustaining change from the InSideOut. This tool for personal development enables the client to identify false illusions bringing new information into consciousness. Cathy is also trained in the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Insight Approach and provides education, coaching and instruction including a full diagnostic profile of core type.
Cathy has been with the company since its inception and has worked in management for more than 20 years in both client and patient-based venues. She answers patients’ questions from their initial contact and throughout the ongoing process of scheduling, billing or other related matters. To schedule a coaching session with Cathy or with a therapist or receive more information about the practice, Contact Her.
Cathy is also the Director for Coach for America, a company owned by Paula and her husband Joe Ehrmann. Cathy has lived in Harford County for more than 32 years where she currently resides with her husband, son and daughter.
Dr. Christine Marshall is a licensed psychologist with over 15 years experience in various mental health settings. She received her Ph.D. in psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida and completed her pre-doctoral clinical training at the Johns Hopkins University Student Counseling Center.
In addition to her work with college and graduate students, Christy has worked with adolescents and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has worked in the treatment of addictions and eating disorders at The Renfrew Center in Coconut Creek Florida and provided bariatric surgical counseling to patients in the Comprehensive Obesity Management Program at GBMC hospital.
Christy’s areas of expertise include interpersonal struggles, relationship problems, adjustment difficulties, life transitions, and mood disorders. Drawing from insight-oriented, cognitive-behavioral, and relational orientations, Christy describes her therapeutic style as, “warm and nurturing, as well as authentic and direct.”
Tara is a licensed, graduate, professional counselor specializing in child and adolescent psychotherapy. For the young person in your life who is experiencing anxiety, depression, the effects of trauma, transitional difficulties or relationship problems, Tara is a gifted and nurturing therapist who can help guide them through tumultuous times. Tara provides a safe, non-threatening environment for children and adolescents, allowing them to explore feelings around the events that effect their lives and helping to empower them through self-awareness and the development of effective coping and compensation skills.
Cara Ebling is a licensed certified social worker specializing in adult psychotherapy. Cara graduated from James Madison University with a major in Psychology and earned her Masters of Social Work from University of Maryland, Baltimore and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Through her extensive experience working with people of all different backgrounds and varying levels of emotional struggles, Cara has compassion and values building a supportive and personal relationship with her clients.
Cara recognizes that taking the steps to reach out and get help takes a lot of courage and strives to provide a safe, secure, therapeutic atmosphere, which caters to client’s individual needs. Cara believes everyone has the capability and inner-strength to heal and have a positive, healthy life. Her therapeutic style utilizes a strength-based approach which allows for improved self-awareness, providing readiness for growth and progress.