Therapy with Stacy Stoddard, LMFT

Therapy for individuals and couples with Stacy Stoddard, LCMFT. Located in Towson, MD.

Operating as usual

[10/16/15]   I'm so excited to be settled in Baltimore and building my practice. You can see me at my new practice at

[07/03/15]   After getting the privilege to work with so many fabulous colleagues and clients in Tallahassee, I will be closing my practice and moving to Maryland in August. If you're a former client and need a referral for another therapist in town, let me know! 05/19/2015

Feeling Overwhelmed? Remember the "RAIN" mindfulness practice | Mindful

Stop being so hard on yourself... Practicing mindfulness can help us alleviate insecurities by learning self-compassion through a mindfulness meditation called the RAIN practice, from Tara Brach. 04/30/2015

The One Nutrient That Is Missing in Nearly Every Diet

You need this nutrient! :-) Over the years, I've realized that it's not so much a healthcare crisis we have, but a self-love crisis. Our health depends on so much more than exercise programs and vegetables. No cookie, diet soda, sandwich, or chip can provide the same nourishmen... 04/15/2015

Don't overthink it: letting your brain work through trauma with EMDR

Great article on EMDR! Post-traumatic stress disorder affects 7.8 million people at some point in their lives. Anyone who has suffered through an accident, war, natural disasters 04/02/2015

Take Control of Your Tech Habits | Mindful

Yikes! So many challenges with technology habits! Social media and our digital devices can stress us out—or help us feel love and connection. The key, Christine Carter writes, is to understand their impact and use them strategically. 03/23/2015

How To Quiet Your Mind When You Feel Intense Anxiety

Anxious?? Nothing squashes our ability to "go with the flow" like worry and anxiety. For me, when anxiety creeps in, it takes up residence inside my head and makes itself totally comfy there. It tells me that 03/16/2015

4 Signs Your Marriage Is Doomed For Divorce

Is your marriage in trouble? The average couple waits 6 years before getting help. Don't wait if you have these divorce indicators...get help now! Are there tell-tell signs that a couple's marriage will end in divorce? Renowned researcher Dr. John Gottman thinks so. For 40 years, the University of Washington psychology professor and his team at the Gottman Institute have studied thousands o... 03/03/2015

Why Getting Fresh Air Is So Good For You

Looks like we have a reason to play outside today...breathing the fresh air on this gorgeous day is good for your mental health! While we grew up frolicking through fields, swinging at the park and cruising along on our bikes, as adults, many of us spend most of our time indoors. But all of those hours spent outside were actually good for more than using up our unlimited, chil...


Hahaha! Sounds about right...


Kitten Therapy: The Prescription for Stress

I really think I need a box full of kittens for my office.

The secret to stress relief? Tiny kittens! We invited strangers to step inside our big glass "therapy" office and surprised them with kitten playtime. Click ...


Happy Valentine's Day! 02/10/2015

Therapy with Stacy Stoddard / Tallahassee Therapist EDMR | Newsletters

My latest newsletter is ready! Read about how your mental health impacts your physical health and more! Low Cost Individual and Couples Therapy in Tallahassee, FL. EMDR therapy, working with rape, abuse, PTSD, Infidelity, Call us 850-270-1377 02/02/2015

Are You Taking Good Enough Care Of Yourself? 6 Essential Questions To Ask

A great, quick read! This year I decided not to do any New Year's resolutions. Instead, I set one intention — to prioritize self-care. The only thing I needed to do for 365 days was take care of me. But less than three


Timeline Photos


What are your plans for this rainy day?


I love this! 01/09/2015

Why Crafting Is Great For Your Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains

Find something crafty to do during this cold weekend...It's good for your emotional health! Knit one. Purl one. Knit one. Purl one. Knit one. Purl one. The rhythmic and repetitive nature of knitting is calming, comforting and contemplative. It’s not a stretch for you to imagine knitting as 01/01/2015

How To Break Into The New Year: The 36 Resolutions That Actually Matter For 2015

Might be the best list I've seen, even though it was from last year... Happy 2015! After reading Elite Daily’s post on New Year's resolutions, I was inspired to put together my own list. I thought a lot of them were fairly superficial but a few were actually worth investing in. 12/31/2014

12 Rituals To Do In 12 Days To Guarantee 12 Months Of Love & Prosperity

Maybe add these to your New Year's Resolutions? Happy New Year! Why are the first 12 days of the new year so important? According to my spiritual teacher Master Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov, the first 12 days of January represent the whole year. January 1 stands for

[12/23/14]   A long read, but a great repost from Cheryl Strayed, author of 'Wild' and the Dear Sugar columns. "This can be such a complicated time of year..."

This can be such a complicated time of year, I'm sure I don't need to tell you. Each Christmas I remember the Christmases that came before--sweet, lonely, magical, bleak, broke, full of treasured memories and fun times, full of horrors and sorrows. I've had them all. Wherever you are during this holiday season, I wish you the most possible beauty and light. Here's a little something from the archives that I think of as my holiday story, a Sugar column called "The Ordinary Miraculous" that appears in my book "Tiny Beautiful Things." And here also is this: the baby girl I named after my mother, wearing her red dress. Happy holidays, everyone. Find your peace.
Dear Sugar,
The general mystery of becoming seems like a key idea in many of your columns, of how you don’t know what something will turn out to be until you’ve lived it. It’s made me want to know more. Will you give us a specific example of how something has played out over years of your life, Sugar? Thank you.
Big Fan
Dear Big Fan,
The summer I was 18 I was driving down a country road with my mother. This was in the rural county where I grew up and all of the roads were country, the houses spread out over miles, hardly any of them in sight of a neighbor. Driving meant going past an endless stream of trees and fields and wildflowers. On this particular afternoon, my mother and I came upon a yard sale at a big house where a very old woman lived alone, her husband dead, her kids grown and gone.
“Let’s look and see what she has,” my mother said as we passed, so I turned the car around and pulled into the old woman’s driveway and the two of us got out.
We were the only people there. Even the old woman whose sale it was didn’t come out of the house, only waving to us from a window. It was August, the last stretch of time that I would I live with my mother. I’d completed my first year of college by then and I’d returned home for the summer because I’d gotten a job in a nearby town. In a few weeks I’d go back to college and I’d never again live in the place I called home, though I didn’t know that then.
There was nothing much of interest at the yard sale, I saw, as I made my way among the junk—old cooking pots and worn-out board games; incomplete sets of dishes in faded, unfashionable colors and appalling polyester pants—but as I turned away, just before I was about to suggest that we should go, something caught my eye.
It was a red velvet dress trimmed with white lace, fit for a toddler.
“Look at this,” I said and held it up to my mother, who said oh isn’t that the sweetest thing and I agreed and then set the dress back down.
In a month I’d be 19. In a year I’d be married. In three years I’d be standing in a meadow not far from that old woman’s yard holding the ashes of my mother’s body in my palms. I was pretty certain at that moment that I would never be a mother myself. Children were cute, but ultimately annoying, I thought then. I wanted more out of life.
And yet, ridiculously, inexplicably, on that day the month before I turned 19, as my mother and I poked among the detritus of someone else’s life, I kept returning to that red velvet dress fit for a toddler. I don’t know why. I cannot explain it even still except to say something about it called powerfully to me. I wanted that dress. I tried to talk myself out of wanting it as I smoothed my hands over the velvet. There was a small square of masking tape near its collar that said $1.
“You want that dress?” my mother asked, glancing up nonchalantly from her own perusals.
“Why would I?” I snapped, perturbed with myself more than her.
“For someday,” said my mother.
“But I’m not even going to have kids,” I argued.
“You can put it in a box,” she replied. “Then you’ll have it, no matter what you do.”
“I don’t have a dollar,” I said with finality.
“I do,” my mother said and reached for the dress.
I put it in a box, in a cedar chest that belonged to my mother. I dragged it with me all the way along the scorching trail of my twenties and into my thirties. I had a son and then a daughter. The red dress was a secret only known by me, buried for years among my mother’s best things. When I finally unearthed it and held it again it was like being slapped and kissed at the same time, like the volume was being turned way up and also way down. The two things that were true about its existence had an opposite effect and were yet the same single fact:
My mother bought a dress for the granddaughter she’ll never know.
My mother bought a dress for the granddaughter she’ll never know.
How beautiful. How ugly.
How little. How big.
How painful. How sweet.
It’s almost never until later that we can draw a line between this and that. There was no force at work other than my own desire that compelled me to want that dress. Its meaning was made only by my mother’s death and my daughter’s birth. And then it meant a lot. The red dress was the material evidence of my loss, but also of the way my mother’s love had carried me forth beyond her, her life extending years into my own in ways I never could have imagined. It was a becoming that I would not have dreamed was mine the moment that red dress caught my eye.
My daughter doesn’t connect me to my mother more than my son does. My mother lives as brightly in my boy child as she does in my girl. But seeing my daughter in that red dress on the second Christmas of her life gave me something beyond words. The feeling I got was like that original double whammy I’d had when I first pulled that dress from the box of my mother’s best things, only now it was:
My daughter is wearing a dress that her grandmother bought for her at a yard sale.
My daughter is wearing a dress that her grandmother bought for her at a yard sale.
It’s so simple it breaks my heart. How unspecial that fact is to so many, how ordinary for a child to wear a dress her grandmother bought her, but how very extraordinary it was to me.
I suppose this is what I mean when I say we cannot possibly know what will manifest in our lives. We live and have experiences and leave people we love and get left by them. People we thought would be with us forever aren’t and people we didn’t know would come into our lives do. Our work here is to keep faith with that, to put it in a box and wait. To trust that someday we will know what it means, so that when the ordinary miraculous is revealed to us we will be there, standing before the baby girl in the pretty dress, grateful for the smallest things.


Make sure you're taking time to relax this season! 12/04/2014

Click here to support Holiday Gifts for Homeless Children by Brad Stoddard

Do you donate during the holidays? I'm shamelessly promoting my daughter's project to raise money to buy Christmas gifts for the homeless children at Big Bend Homeless Coalition. Help her out? Or donate somewhere if you can...'Tis the season for giving. :-) Hi! I'm Mailey, founder of Mailey's Miracles, where we raise money to purchase holiday gifts for children experiencing homelessness. Please help in any way you can. Thank you, Mailey 11/25/2014

7 Scientifically Proven Benefits Of Gratitude That Will Motivate You To Give Thanks Year-Round

Being thankful on Thanksgiving (and all year) has scientifically-proven benefits. Wow! Counting your blesings on Thanksgiving is great, but being grateful every day will change your life.


Timeline Photos 11/17/2014

A 7-Step Morning Ritual to Create a Balanced and Healthy Life

Might be a good thing to try on these wet, dreary mornings... 1. Stretch first thing. (3 min) When you wake up in the morning, give your body a stretch all the way from your head to your toes and use proper posture 11/04/2014

Meditation Experience • Home

It's not too late to sign up! Try meditation for 21 days (plus its free!)'ll be so surprised at how much better you'll feel! Are you ready to create the life you’ve always dreamed of? All you can imagine or desire is available to you, right here and now. Join Oprah & Deepak to tap into your true power to co-create your best and most meaningful life. In this transformative 3-week journey, Oprah & Deepak reveal the secrets…


Happy Halloween! 10/27/2014

Meditation Experience • Home

A new FREE 21-day meditation course starts next week. Sign up if you strings attached at all! :-) Are you ready to create the life you’ve always dreamed of? All you can imagine or desire is available to you, right here and now. Join Oprah & Deepak to tap into your true power to co-create your best and most meaningful life. In this transformative 3-week journey, Oprah & Deepak reveal the secrets…


Still showing off my new office. It's so comfortable!


What a day in Tallahassee! 09/29/2014

Therapy with Stacy Stoddard / Tallahassee Therapist EDMR | Newsletters

New office AND New Newsletter. So much NEW! :-) Low Cost Individual and Couples Therapy in Tallahassee, FL. EMDR therapy, working with rape, abuse, PTSD, Infidelity, Call us 850-270-1377


Moving into my new office this weekend! 109 West 4th Avenue in Midtown.


Happy Monday! 09/09/2014

How To Meditate In A Minute (Video Tutorial)

Got 60 seconds? Learn to meditate! At our revitalize summit, MindBodyGreen CEO and Founder Jason Wachob dared meditation teacher Charlie Knoles to teach everyone in the audience how to meditate in just one minute. Here's what he did!




602 Providence Rd
Towson, MD

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
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Sunday 08:00 - 21:00
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Maryland Addiction Recovery Center Maryland Addiction Recovery Center
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The Neuroscience Team The Neuroscience Team
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