Briana Meader, LCSW-C
Briana Meader, LCSW-C is a highly experienced psychotherapist with specialized training in both cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and has practiced in the Washington/Baltimore area for the past 13 years.
Ms. Meader has worked in a variety of settings where she has had ample experience in working with adolescents and young adults that experience difficulty with emotional regulation. In addition, she has experience working in a special education school where she was a clinical therapist for students with many of the same issues that bring children and adolescents to The Chesapeake Center. Most recently, she has worked in the behavioral health department of an outpatient medical center as a psychotherapist for children, adolescents and families.
Ms. Meader’s style is warm, welcoming and down to earth. She relates easily with child and adolescent clients and actively engages parents in the treatment process so that they can provide input, learn to communicate with their child in a more encouraging and constructive manner, and can participate in the treatment process so that they can be a positive and reinforcing influence at home.
Education and Training:
Ms. Meader obtained a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University in 2003 and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Tennessee at Memphis in 2006. Her ongoing postgraduate training includes over 50 hours of training in DBT. She has also completed over 50 hours of training in CBT at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia. Through the University of Maryland School of Social Work Continuing Professional Education program, she has completed two 45-hour postgraduate certificates including a Certificate in Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents in 2010 and a Certificate in Motivational Interviewing in 2018.
Areas of Interest Include:
> Using DBT techniques to help her adolescent and young adult clients feel less subject to emotional storms and over-reactions
> Using mindfulness exercises as part of her psychotherapy sessions to help clients feel safe and calm
> Using CBT techniques to change negative thought patterns and core beliefs
> Using reframing techniques to help her clients to help them see their challenges in a more positive light
> Groups for middle and high school students
Ms. Meader is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical as well as a Social Work Supervisor in the State of Maryland.