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65 Old Solomons Island Rd., Ste 104,
Annapolis, MD 21401

At Solace Family Counseling, we believe there are moments along life's journey that are best traveled with a partner. It is our hope to provide you with the support you need to find healing in life's harsher moments. You shouldn't have to do it alone.

David Kellner

M.A., LCPC

David Kellner

How would your clients describe their experience with you?
When you begin a therapeutic journey with me, you are committing to working through a relationship. I view therapy as a collaboration, where your inner world is an invaluable, trustworthy resource in crafting your healing experience. We will develop rhythms that create safe space for you to explore your wounds with a empathetic and compassionate witness to your journey. We will laugh in the joy and hold honestly the discomfort that we may discover, claiming the hope of restoration.

What are the identities and roles that inform your perspective?
I identify as first part of the created world that holds both beauty and struggle. I identify as a husband and father, which are my two most treasured roles. I identify as a wounded healer, having traveled through my own darkness. I identify as a spiritually-oriented person, who has been shaped by my experiences within and pursuit of faith. I recognize that being a cisgender, white, heterosexual, able-bodied male holds privilege that others are not afforded. I seek to hold this privilege with humility and extend my privilege to the benefit of others.

What are the areas that you feel skilled and passionate about within the therapeutic space?
My therapy is experiential in nature, drawing from modalities that fall outside of traditional talk therapy and largely focus on healing from the impact of trauma. I deeply enjoy working with children and teens, fostering their growth and development, while inviting parents to explore new ways to connect with and guide their children. I am passionate about incorporating the whole person into the therapeutic process — mind, body and spirit.

I rely on Play Therapy (Client-Centered and Directive), EMDR, IFS (Internal Family Systems), Somatic Psychotherapy and Attachment-Based work to develop a healing path for each of my clients.

What are the things that you enjoy or do for fun?
I connect deeply with the restorative qualities of nature, and enjoy being outside whenever possible. I might engage nature carving trails on my mountain bike, hiking along mountainsides or simply taking walks in my community. You also may find a Lego Star Wars set or two constructed on my office bookshelf.

What is your favorite quote?
"When we become aware that we do not have to escape our pains, but that we can mobilize them into a common search for life, those very pains are transformed from expressions of despair into signs of hope." — Henri Nouwen


Rebecca Kellner

MSW, LMSW

Rebecca Kellner

How would your clients describe their experience with you?

We all need a safe place to discover, process and heal. In a space built on respect and care, we will work to uncover the barriers, heal what is fragile, and build access to joy and strength. 

 

What are the identities and roles that inform your perspective?

I am a trauma survivor, wife since before Y2K, and mother of two beautiful adult daughters. I know what it means to live with pain and work to recover. I have been shaped beyond my understanding by the identities given to me at birth: cis white straight able-bodied woman born in the 70s— I work to understand the role of my experience and engage and learn from the many different cultures, values and experiences of others. 

 

What are the areas that you feel skilled and passionate about? 

I value a collaborative, strengths-based, mind-body approach. Holding the significance of ourselves as whole-- mind, body, spirit-- allows for discovery, processing, healing and learning. I rely on neuroscience, mindfulness, IFS, CBT, ACT, psychodynamics, and trauma-informed modalities. I have spent time with those with both mild and more severe mental health symptoms, and work to provide space to grieve, laugh, process, and find hope, strength and courage, no matter what the struggle. 

 

What are the things that you enjoy or do for fun?

I love to cook, read, ride horses, be with my dog, hike in the forest, take in beautiful art, and laugh and dance with my family. 

 

Favorite quote: 

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever…” – John Keats


Christine Cocca

MSW, LMSW

Christine Cocca

How would your clients describe their experience with you?

In our sessions, I strive to create a warm and non-judgmental space where clients feel comfortable exploring their thoughts, emotions and behaviors. One of my strengths lie in empathy and compassion, which I integrate into our sessions to foster a deep sense of understanding and trust. Clients often express feeling heard and validated, which helps them feel more at ease in their exploration.

I also believe in the power of humor when appropriate. Laughter can be a powerful tool in the therapeutic process, offering moments of relief and connection. It's used thoughtfully to create a comfortable environment where clients can learn the strength of self.

What are the identities and roles that inform your perspective?

A few of the numerous identities and roles I possess include being a cisgender woman, a friend, a partner, a daughter, a sister, an advocate, a former child/teen and a life-long learner. All of these identities and my personal journey of growth and resilience have informed my perspective as a therapist. I believe in the capacity of individuals to overcome adversity, learn from their experiences and develop resilience. This perspective guides my approach in helping clients discover their inner strengths.

What are the areas that you feel skilled and passionate about?

I feel passionate about meeting clients where they are and working with them to get where they want to be. Ultimately, my goal is to collaboratively work toward your unique objectives, whether it involves building coping skills, enhancing self-compassion or processing past experiences. I believe that each individual is the expert of their own experience, and I am here to provide guidance and supports along the journey.

What are the things that you enjoy or do for fun?

I love being outdoors, reading, spending time with friends and family, cuddling with my cat, traveling and binging the latest popular TV series.

Favorite Quote

"The willingness to show up changes us. It makes us a little braver each time." - Brene Brown