Jo Ellyn Pederson, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Jo Pederson, PhD

660 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 101

Towson, MD 21204


Before becoming a psychologist, my experience as a registered nurse gave me a unique perspective on the role mental health and emotional functioning play in physical well being.  As such, I use a holistic, goal-oriented systems approach to help each individual achieve the personal and relationship changes he or she desires in life. When working with individuals or couples, I believe that identifying developmental strengths is as important in treatment as focusing on the weaknesses that so often contribute to personal pain.  I value the importance of building a comfortable, collaborative working relationship with clients, where the goals of treatment as well as the evaluation of progress are discussed openly and honestly.  Please don’t hesitate to call if I can be of service to you or someone you care about.

My practice specializes in the following areas: