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Gaylena Bivens, Ph.D., LMSW


Gaylena is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and therapist. She obtained her bachelor’s of social work from Salisbury State College (Salisbury University) and her master’s in social work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. In addition, Gaylena holds a Ph.D in Organizational Leadership from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

She has more than thirty years of experience working with families and children primarily in the area of child and adult maltreatment and crisis intervention. She believes in holistic and strength-based approaches to therapy; as she feels everyone has an inner-strength and self-determination that will allow them to experience a sense of balance during times of adversity. She also believes it is important to address all aspects of the clients’ life as outside influences can interfere and/or contribute to the healing process.

Gaylena Bivens, Ph.D., LMSW
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