Talle Selhorst (she/her)
I'm a white queer cis woman. I was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. I received my Master’s in Social Work from the University of Maryland Baltimore in 2009. I began my career as a Wraparound Facilitator: working with youth and families that were navigating oppressive and inherently racist systems like child welfare, juvenile justice, and special education.
From a young age I have been fascinated by relationships and the interconnectedness of all things. Social Work is rooted in Systems Theory: we as individuals are a system within many other systems, like our family, our community, and our society. In order to heal our own system, we cannot ignore the impacts of the systems we exist within. This truth guides my approach to relationship building. I want to know you and the systems that influence, interact, and harm you. From there we can navigate the best way to address, heal, and transform your individual needs.
I am driven by the core social work principles of integrity, social justice, and service. I begin all my therapeutic relationships by recognizing and incorporating the strengths, wisdom, and resilience each client brings. I am body positive, sex positive, and culturally humble. I believe in the value of listening and honoring the client’s direction in treatment. I see therapy as a partnership and seek to assist each client in developing their own unique tool set.
Areas of Focus: Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Coping skills, Depression, Grief & Loss, Spirituality, Executive Dysfunction, ADHD, Autism, Peer Relations, Polyamory, Nonviolent Communication, Self-esteem, Gender Dysphoria, LQBTQIA2S+.
Modalities: Trauma Informed, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Strength-Based, Expressive Arts Therapy, Mindfulness, Attachment-Based, Systems Theory. I work with adults 18+.