Meet the Owner
Dr. Tiffany E. Wicks, Ed.D, MS, LCPC-S, NCC
I have a Doctorate of Education from Johns Hopkins University, a Masters in Counseling from Southern Methodist University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas, Maryland and Connecticut. Over the years I have supported people across the lifespan in many different settings such as schools, agencies, and now private practice. My other professional endeavors include two other therapy practices across the nation, and I am the host of a scholarly journal based on equity and open access research for the community. Additionally, I am an adjunct professor of psychology and graduate counseling courses at two universities on the East Coast.
I am a wife to my husband of seven years and a mother to my five-year old daughter and one-year old son.
Push Counseling was founded based my experience as one of many birthing people who suffer in silence during the perinatal period. During my early postpartum months, I was suicidal, depressed, and was hoping I could “push through.” I felt as though this was what was expected of me. Once I finally sought therapy, I couldn’t find a clinician who knew about this issue in motherhood and was affordable. While I found help and healing, I was determined for other parents to not have to search far and wide to be well. Therefore, I used my license and my passion to start a private therapy practice focused on perinatal issues.
Push started in 2018 in Dallas, TX to help other birthers know they are not alone in this. Push Baltimore is the second location in the franchise. The goal is to have a practice that was accessible to birthing people and mothers so there was a place to get help with the specific issues related to pregnancy and postpartum. Through the years, we’ve learned that there is not just one issue in parenting and there is so much that isn’t talked about in parenting circles. We have to start sharing about the struggles so that we can develop a sense of community and tear down the stigma of getting help for parenting issues.
What Tiffany want you to know
"You don't have to do this alone. We were never meant to."
Meet the Support
Anna Collins Maling, LGPC, NCC
Welcome! Feel free to listen to my introduction video, or read my story and approach below!
Anna the Therapist
Being a new mom or dad can feel so overwhelming, exhausting and confusing. You might be having intrusive thoughts that terrify you, anxiety that is disrupting your sleep and secretly feeling like you made a huge mistake being a parent. You may also be processing a loss and feel invalidated and isolated. Don't feel shameful or embarrassed - I have been there too. Here is the great news - you won't always feel this way. Our time together will be spent exploring who you want to be, both as a person and as a parent, and taking actionable steps towards the new integrated you. You are not alone, you are worthy of support.
I am eclectic in my therapeutic approach, and don’t believe that there is one magic approach that is best for all. We will explore your strengths, talk about and implement new behaviors and actions and process past trauma and loss. I have specialized training in Maternal Mental Health through 2020 Mom and Postpartum Support International.
What Anna wants you to know
"You aren't doing it wrong. Parenting is just really hard."
Anna the Parent
I thought I had a fairly clear understanding of what to expect prior to my son's birth. I’ve baby sat before…how hard could it be? Just to be EXTRA prepared, I did all the classes, washing and sterilizing. After a confusing and difficult birthing experience, I was thrown into the role of mother. I struggled through the newborn days which blended into the COVID days. I felt sadness, anxiety, panic, disappointment, grief, anger and a million other things. I survived, and continue to survive. You will too.
Wherever you are in your parenting journey, I am proud of you. I mean it. Regardless of how the day goes, the mistakes you feel you made, I know that you are doing the best that you can with the tools you have. I am too.
Anna the Person
I am a native Maryland-er. If I see a stray dog/cat, injured bird or worm on the sidewalk, I have to intervene. This has often led to calls to my husband who is hesitant and supportive. Together he and I navigate our way through raising a toddler and two dogs. I love house plants, especially ones that don’t mind not being watered for several weeks.