My Approach to Therapy

Providing virtual individual and family services for adolescents and adults in all 39 PsyPact states

Welcome! If you are searching for a therapist to help you make some positive changes in your life, you have come to the right place.

As a licensed psychologist, I believe in using evidence-based treatment modalities at the core of my therapy to ensure that treatment has the highest possible likelihood of success. My approach is present-focused—I look for patterns in thoughts, behaviors and emotions to find the best strategies and solutions for bringing about change. I incorporate mindfulness-based strategies into behavioral theories including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

I practice within a Health at Every Size (HAES) and Intuitive Eating framework, celebrating body diversity and promoting healthy relationships with food. I want each client to feel free to be their most authentic self in therapy, and I strive to create an LGBTQIA+ affirming and sex-positive therapy space.

I am currently operating a fully virtual practice in order to offer services to a broader range of individuals. Meeting virtually is highly convenient, as it eliminates travel time and creates opportunities for families to meet together for sessions even if family members are located in different places. And virtual sessions have been clinically proven to be just as effective as in-person sessions.

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I have dedicated my career to working with individuals diagnosed with eating disorders and disordered eating, and I have vast experience in treating Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and Other Specified Eating Disorders across the lifespan. I have a special interest in helping individuals diagnosed with Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), using exposure therapy to increase a tolerance of a wider variety of foods. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-E) to treat eating disorders, working to help stabilize eating behaviors and to challenge eating disorder-based thinking. I also offer support in developing a more positive body image.

Parenting a child with an eating disorder requires additional guidance, and I love working with families to provide education, skills and support to create a more comprehensive recovery environment at home. For medically stable children and adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa, a course of Family Based Treatment (FBT) can help to avoid a higher level of care by establishing re-feeding processes at home. I will work with families to better understand their role in eating disorder recovery and to help implement recommended strategies effectively.

Life is full of changes, and at times you need additional support to cope. A change in relationship status, a significant loss, a move or becoming a parent are just a few examples of changes that can feel overwhelming. Sometimes the only way forward is through, and with a therapy style anchored in warmth and compassion, I will support you as you navigate this process.
It is human nature to feel sad and worried from time to time, but when these feelings interfere with your day-to-day functioning, it is time to seek professional support. Guided by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) based principles, we will work together to understand the mechanisms underlying the depression or anxiety and harness positive coping strategies to get you back on track to living a life more consistent with your values.
College can be an exciting time to explore your identity and live more independently. It can also be a major transition that can feel overwhelming and stressful. With extensive experience in working with college students and on college campuses, I can help you navigate your college experience by working to collaborate with campus resources to ensure that your mental health needs are fully supported while you pursue your academic career. With my PsyPact mobility license, I am able to work with students in 28 states and may be able to work with you when you are both at home and on campus.
Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be a confusing and overwhelming time. Confronting the diagnosis, navigating treatment and transitioning into survivorship all present unique challenges. For some, the experience brings about existential worry about physical health. For others, it creates a desire to focus on a life full of meaning and re-aligning with values-based living. For most, the disruption in expected plans, finances and relationship dynamics can be difficult to cope with. Together, we will sort through these uncomfortable emotions and learn to cope with life post-diagnosis.
A supervisor once told me that you can only take others as far as you’ve taken yourself. Let’s face it— health professionals need their own support. We know that the past two years have led to burnout, compassion fatigue and increased job dissatisfaction. Some of my favorite clients are health professionals. Should you find yourself in need of some additional support, I encourage you to reach out.


Therapy is one of the best investments that you can make for yourself.

Working with a professional to learn the necessary skills needed to shift maladaptive patterns can open up the possibility of living a life that feels more purposeful and joyful.

  • Initial Phone Consultation: Free (15 minutes)

  • Initial Evaluation: $260 (90 minutes)
  • Individual Therapy: $180 (45-60 minutes)
  • Couples/Family Therapy: $200 (60 minutes) or $260 (90 minutes)

Please note that cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice or missed appointments are charged the full rate of the scheduled session.

I am an out-of-network provider and do not currently work directly with insurance companies. This allows me to focus solely on your clinical care without having treatment dictated by what insurance will and will not cover. It also allows me to provide you with the utmost privacy, as I do not have to submit clinical documentation or diagnostic information to your carrier.

If you would like to use your insurance, you can call the member number on the back of your insurance card and ask about out-of-network benefits for mental health services. The billing codes most often used are 90791 (initial intake), 90834 or 90837 (individual therapy) or 90847/90846 for couples or family therapy. I will provide monthly statements for you to submit to your insurance company. If your insurance company provides out-of-network benefits, they will likely reimburse you a percentage of what you have already paid, which may count toward your out-of-network deductible. I am happy to review any billing questions you have and can support you in managing this process.

Under section 27799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. Your health care provider should give you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least one business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or services. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute this bill.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call Dr. Moran at 410-205-5362.

Meet Dr. Jennifer Moran

Dr. Jennifer Moran

Licenses & Certifications

  • Licensed Psychologist: State of Maryland #04045
  • PsyPact Mobility Authorization #8218

  • Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS), International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals

  • Certified Family Behavioral Therapist, Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders


  • Psy.D. University of Denver, 2003
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, University of Denver, 2001

  • B.A. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 1999

I am so excited that you are taking this step to find support for yourself or a loved one. Finding the right therapist is so important in establishing a successful therapy relationship. Let me tell you a little bit about myself to help you decide if I am the right fit for you.

I have been working in the field of psychology for over 20 years, dedicating the majority of my career to working with eating disorders and disordered eating as an educator, clinician, trainer and supervisor. I have worked at several eating disorder treatment facilities, including Kaiser Permanente, Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt and Eating Recovery Center where I provided individual and family therapy to children, adolescents and adults. While at the Center for Eating Disorders, I worked as a lead clinician on a research study led by Dr. James Lock and Dr. Stewart Agras investigating the efficacy of family-based treatments for adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa.

This experience led me to become certified as a Family Behavioral Therapist through the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders, as well as allowed me the opportunity to hone my expertise in the delivery of FBT, also known as the Maudsley Method. I also developed and led a “Collaborative Caring” series of workshops designed to provide education, skills and strategies for parents and caregivers of loved ones with eating disorders to support recovery at home. I also served as the Clinical Manager of the Pathlight Mood and Anxiety Center where I helped to develop and launch the Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient programs for children, adolescents and adults, overseeing specialty tracks in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (ERP) and Trauma (CPT)…

Working with college populations has long been a passion of mine. I have worked at several university counseling centers, including as the eating disorders program coordinator at Johns Hopkins University. In the past 10 years, I have served as a college liaison for both Center for Eating Disorders and Eating Recovery Center, working closely with colleges and universities on the East Coast to provide training to campus providers and outreach to students.

I also have experience working at the Cancer Support and Wellness Center at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. In this role, I provided behavioral health services for patients navigating cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. With my clinical background in eating disorders, I was able to add support for patients with body image concerns related to side effects of surgery and treatments.

When I am not working, I am enjoying nature and traveling with my family. I also serve as a lead therapist and mentor in the Research Department at Sheppard Pratt, investigating the efficacy of psilocybin in treatment resistant disorders.

“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.”

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2131 York Road #1031
Timonium, MD 21093

I am currently providing all services through my virtual office. I am licensed to provide services in Maryland and have a PsyPact mobility license that also allows me to provide services in: AL, AZ, AR, CO, CNMI, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY