Q&A With Local Howard County Providers

Reesa Pearlman, LCSW-C, Emily Wells, Psy.D, Ellen Kaplan, M.Ed


DATE: December 10th 2019

TIME: 7 PM to 9 PM

LOCATION: Howard County Community Resources Campus

                       9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 100

                       Columbia, MD 21046

RSVP: linda.s.ellis@outlook.com (please email to assure that you can be seated)


About the Program: Join us for an informal evening with a panel of local ADHD experts. Bring your questions about parenting, work, school, social needs, or anything else related to ADHD and executive functioning and connect with other individuals in your community.


About the Speakers:

Reesa Pearlman, LCSW-C is a Child, Adolescent and Family Psychotherapist who has dedicated her practice to the unique needs of children and adolescents, ages 3-17. She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Social Work with a specialization in Clinical Social Work with Children and Families and has over ten years of experience supporting children and families.


Dr. Wells is a psychologist in Ellicott City, MD and has been in practice in Howard County for the past 10 years. She received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Majored in Human Resources and Management at George Washington University. She received her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology at Loyola University in Maryland. In addition to helping clients through private practice, Dr. Wells has experience with Employee Assistance Programs at global organizations, working with employees impacted by mental health, substance abuse, and various life challenges. She co-founded the Orchid Center for ADHD and Executive Functioning in 2018 with the goal of provided individuals, families, groups, and organizations comprehensive treatment and support for ADHD.


Ellen Kaplan, M.Ed, is the co-founder and Director of Education and Executive Function Coaching and has extensive experience in executive dysfunction and learning disabilities. She has worked with all age groups, but focuses on working with adults. Prior to co-founding Orchid, Ms. Kaplan developed and ran a program for executive functioning in a mental health practice for seven years. Ms. Kaplan currently works with undergraduate and graduate level students, medical and law students, and professionals to identify weaknesses in their executive functioning and provide education and training to improve the identified areas. She also administers tests for psycho-educational evaluations and works as an education advocate, helping parents through the special education process to ensure their children receive the right level of service.

Ms. Kaplan received her bachelor’s degree in Special Education from the University of Hartford and her master’s degree in Reading Education from Towson University. She has completed several courses on executive function education and has provided professional training and workshops at area public and private schools, as well as at the college level, including several on how to work with students that have ADHD and other disabilities.



About CHADD Meetings: Admission is FREE to CHADD Members, but a $5 Contribution requested from non-members. For meeting updates, changes, and other calendar listings: www.chadd-mc.org/calendar. This program will

be cancelled if Howard County Public Schools are closed and evening events are cancelled due to a weather or other county-wide emergency.


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