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It is often overwhelming and confusing to understand the causes of our pain. Unresolved events from our past or present can cause great sources of discomfort. As humans we are resilient, but we pay a price for that resiliency. If an individual is unable to cope or address their source(s) of pain, it can manifest into depression, anxiety or some type of addictive or compulsive behavior. Often people will say, “Let go of the past.” We are firm believers of that mindset; however, individuals sometimes need assistance in healing to enable them to let go of the past. People are doing the best they can to cope with the internal resources that they possess. We are not meant to suffer. Sometimes suffering is a part of our learning process but we are not meant to stay in pain.

We all have a natural ability to heal. Therapy can provide a “booster shot” to facilitate the inner strength necessary to heal your mind, body and spirit. Therapy is one of the best gifts that you can give yourself. It is important to seek a professional counselor that is not only qualified but one that you can connect to and feel comfortable with to achieve your personal goals.




Ed Mislak LCSW-,C, CAC-AD

Ed has a Masters in Social Work and has been in practice since 1990. His work experience includes Sheppard Pratt Hospital-Adolescent Unit, Child Protective Services, Adult Protective Services, Clinical Director of Glenwood Health Center and Clinical Consultant for Phoenix Recovery Center. Ed is further certified in addictions counseling. Ed has provided alcohol and drug treatment through individual therapy and group counseling since the beginning of his career. Ed has received EMDR training (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and has utilized this therapeutic approach since 2000. In addition, Ed has extensive training in marriage and couples therapy, providing the necessary skills and knowledge to foster a successful, committed and intimate relationship (both heterosexual and homosexual).

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Shana Mislak LCSW-C, CCDC

Shana has a Masters in Social Work and has been in practice since 1989. Her clinical background includes Family Therapist at Sheppard Pratt Hospital-Adolescent Unit, Eating Disorders Unit, Counselor for Weight Management Center, Director of the Family Program at Hidden Brook Alcohol/Drug Rehabilitation Center, Consultant at Phoenix Recovery Center, Family Counselor at Father Martin’s Ashley Family Wellness Program and the Children/ Youth Program. Shana is further certified in addictions and has provided individual and group counseling throughout her career. She has been utilizing EMDR since 1999. She is certified in EMDR and is also an EMDR Consultant. She provides monthly group consultation for EMDR colleagues. She is also trained in Brainspotting.













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801 Chance Court
Street, MD 21154

Monday - Shana Mislak

8:00 am - 6:30 pm

Tuesday - Shana Mislak

8:00 am - 6:30 pm

Wednesday - Ed Mislak

7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Thursday - Ed Mislak

7:00 am - 8:00 pm



7402 York Road, Suite 300
Towson, MD 21204

Wednesday - Shana Mislak 

9:30 am - 7:00 pm



410 - 893 - 7217

We will return your call within 24 hours

Mondays - Thursdays.

If this is an emergency please call 911
or go to the nearest emergency room.

During the initial phone call we will provide a brief consultation to discuss your concerns and address any questions.

We are always accepting new clients, but at this time we have a waiting list. We will try to schedule you as soon as possible depending on the availability of the therapist.

We are participating providers for most insurance companies.

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