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 of experience working with adults, adolescents, couples and families in a range of treatment settings. Drawing from insight-oriented and cognitive-behavioral orientations, Christy’s areas of expertise include relationship problems, substance abuse/addiction, codependency, eating issues, personality and mood disorders, adjustment difficulties, and recovery from trauma. Christy treats patients struggling with eating disorders, body image, and emotional eating. She works with bariatric weight loss surgery patients, performing the required psychological assessments, as well as providing pre- and post-surgery counseling that helps in emotional preparation before and then adjustment to life after surgery.
Christy has been trained in EMDR which is a cornerstone of her work helping clients recovering from trauma. She also utilizes the Enneagram as a tool for understanding aspects of the personality as well as enhancing treatment planning, focusing and personalizing treatment goals and strategies that build on the patient’s innate strengths. Christy understands that equipping her clients with the insight and skills for healthier coping, behaving, and thinking enables them to take control of present circumstances and bring about positive outcomes.
Christy was born and raised in Baltimore. 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. She and her husband have been married for more than 15 years and have 2 children.
Tara is a licensed, clinical, professional counselor with a Master of Science degree from Loyola University Maryland. Tara specializes in working with children, adolescents, and young adults and has worked in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings for over 10 years.
Tara specializes in treating anxiety, depression, behavioral outbursts, and trauma using a variety of techniques including EMDR and Child-Centered Play Therapy. In addition, Tara offers keynotes and presentations on a variety of mental health topics, including treating childhood anxiety, to parents, students and staff at local schools and community organizations.
Tara believes change is accomplished through learning self-awareness and the development of effective coping skills. Tara provides a safe, non-threatening environment that demonstrates love, compassion, trust, and understanding, so children and adults can build the stepping stones needed to live a happier and healthier life. For the young person in your life who is experiencing anxiety, depression, the effects of trauma, transitional difficulties, and/or relationship problems, Tara is a gifted and nurturing therapist who can help guide them through tumultuous times.
Tara has lived in Maryland all her life and currently resides in Carroll County with her husband.
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.