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50+ Optum therapists in Maryland

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Gisele Thompson

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LCPC
30 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
In-person
21 Eastern Aven...
37 mi
Welcome! My name is Gisele THompson, and I am happy that you are here. It means that you need some sort of help or support as you navigate an issue in your life. It can be from childhood, the more recent past or is a current issue with which you are dealing right now. Please know that everyone goes through these things and it is just a matter of finding someone to work through these issues, and challenges with you. I am happy to do that with you. I have worked with people with issues for over thirty years. Whether it has been children, teens, young adults, adults, individuals, couples, families or seniors who are dealing with life challenges, we have successfully navigated down their path so that they could get to the other side of the challenge. For some, it has been easy without a lot of work to do, just understanding the hows and whys of what is occurring. For others, more work is involved as they deal with relationships of one sort or another. There is always work for the client to do and it is my job and my honor to help you to do these things. You are not alone. I am here and we will work together in whatever challenge you have that is creating an issue in your life.

Next available: Mar 15

Kenya Pace

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LCPC
6 years of experience
Virtual
I am the wife of a Retired Combat Veteran and a mother to four beautiful children. I understand the complexities of being separated from your spouse for extended periods and feeling alone in the relationship and raising the children. Even the most well-prepared and successful person can find themselves wondering how things became so complicated, messy, or challenging, and feel at a loss when it comes to what to do to put the pieces back together. People have been shaped and molded by their past experiences, both good and bad. Often, people feel drawn to focus on the bad experiences, leading to pain and struggles of many kinds.

Next available: Mar 6

Megan Cannone

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LCSW-C
14 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! My name is Megan Cannone. I graduated with my MSW in 2009 from Western Carolina University. I spent time working in a psychiatric unit before transitioning to hospice care. I spent over six years working in hospice before I transitioned into working with young adults who have cancer. I am a certified oncology social worker and a certified oncology patient navigator as well. I look forward to meeting you!

Next available: Mar 8

Tom Bender

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LCSW-C
35 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Pastor in Pennsylvania. I have over 35 years' experience in the Mental Health Field. I have been trained as a family therapist early in my career and more recently, in the past 10 years, have focused more on trauma treatment, becoming certified as an EMDR therapist and now an approved Consultant in EMDR.

Next available: Mar 7

Kimberly Burton

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LCSW-C
10 years of experience
Virtual
Thanks for taking the time to visit my listing. If you've come this far, you're on the brink of an important decision--and what a difference the right choice can make. As a Social Worker, I've made a difference in people's lives for nearly 15 years -- helping children, adolescents, adults, and families to overcome life/situational problems and gain emotional freedom. Everyone wants quick relief; therapy is a process, which requires some hard work from the individuals who are participating in therapy. My goal is to foster an interactive therapeutic experience, providing support and practical feedback to effectively address personal life challenges. I offer a personalized approach tailored to your needs. With compassion and understanding, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns and negative perceptions that are holding you back while we build on your strengths to help you attain the personal growth you are committed to accomplishing. As such this will begin the process of healing, growth, and self-empowerment. Our sessions will have a single focus -- helping you to rise above your current obstacles . . . whether that means conquering emotional issues, overcoming blocking beliefs, or repairing important relationships in your life.

Next available: Mar 8

Heather Raley

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LCPC
15 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! Thanks for checking out Grow Therapy. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, andmy master's in Clinical Psychology from Towson University. Over the past 20 years, I have practiced throughout Maryland with patients struggling with substance use misuse and disorder and moderate to severe mental illness such as anxiety and depression.

Next available: Mar 7

Mallory English

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LCPC
12 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor based in Maryland. I received my Masters from Loyola University Maryland and have been practicing for 12 years. I help adolescents, young adults, and millennials understand and analyze their behaviors, thoughts, and feelings in order to ease anxiety and stay grounded. I like to help clients gain coping skills in order to overcome obstacles, problem solve, and reach full potential.

Next available: Mar 12

Karen Ann Schmid

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LCSW-C
30 years of experience
Authentic
Virtual
As a member of the Rainbow community, LGBTQI+ clients can find a safe space to land, I have a special connection with others within my community. I am happy to help & I’ve got your back! Authenticity is my strength as well as my style of choice. I celebrate when women can find their own unique and powerful identities as people and find their special strengths and abilities. May I have the privilege of helping you discover how wonderful you really are? I am a 1990 graduate of the University of Maryland’s School of Social Work. I have a MSW, with a concentration in clinical social work. I am licensed as an MD LCSW-C. I have extensive knowledge and experience in working with clients who are seeking clinical support with issues across the mental health/wellness spectrum.

Next available: Mar 10

Ms. Dee Bowie

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LCPC
12 years of experience
Virtual
My name is Ms. Dee, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I have been described as supportive, caring, and compassionate, with a good sense of humor. I like to focus on identifying your strengths and helping you to maximize them to overcome your obstacles. I'm here to help you sort through the difficult things right now and offer you a safe place to be open and honest without fear of judgment. You have taken the first and most important step by seeking help. I have worked with clients on a range of concerns, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting difficulties, teen issues, life transitions, and anger issues. My clients have included Military members, Veterans, and their families.

Next available: Mar 7

Dr. Shannon D. Howard, PsyD, LCPC, LPC, CSOTP

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Dr. Shannon D. Howard, PsyD, LCPC, LPC, CSOTP profile image
LCPC
21 years of experience
Empowering
Direct
Authentic
Virtual
Dr. Shannon Howard is a highly sought-after professional counselor and CEO of SinClair McCoy, LLC. She serves as a sexual relationship specialist who focuses on assisting women and men with healing from childhood trauma surrounding sexual abuse. Her extensive educational background consists of dual degrees in both Counseling and Clinical Psychology with a focus on Philosophy and Women’s Studies. She also possesses specialized training in trauma relating to the treatment of sex offenders and survivors of sexual assault. She believes that every client is unique in their way and that each person’s story is different. This is the catalyst behind her coaching methodology. Using targeted strategies and personalized coaching approaches, she works with couples and individuals to help them transition from victim to victor. Dr. Howard helps clients face their past trauma by uncovering and resolving the root issue, assessing desired outcomes, and implementing a plan of action that leads them toward living a more optimal life experience. She is the author under the alias Sinclair McCoy of The Alternative book trilogy. She speaks nationally to the masses on a variety of topics including: Life After Sexual Abuse Finding Your Sexy After Sexual Abuse Regaining Your Body Trust And much more She is the owner of a private practice AND co-owner/ managing partner of a group practice in Maryland. She is a full-time psychotherapist, author & Dating/Relationship Coach: Services offered include individual & family counseling. She has been in the counseling field since 2002 and is passionate to serve a variety of clientele. Her thriving outpatient mental health practice serves clients located in the D. C. Metropolitan region and Southern Maryland. Currently, she conducts counseling sessions VIRTUAL ONLY. Whatever the area you are willing to target to gain a new perspective, heal or become empowered, she welcomes the opportunity to serve. I am LQBTQIA+allied, sex-positive, kink-friendly and nurturing to clients within this community. I also help clients navigate open relationships (ENM), polyamory, and non-traditional relationship arrangements. https://www.kapprofessionals.org/kap_directory/26449/dr-shannon-d-howard/ I Look forward to seeing you soon. Dr. Shannon D. Howard, PsyD, LCPC, LPC, CSOTP PLEASE NOTE: *I WILL CONDUCT ALL TELEMENTAL HEALTH SESSIONS VIA ZOOM. **I CAN ONLY SEE CLIENTS WHO ARE IN THE STATES OF DC AND MD AT THE TIME OF THEIR SCHEDULED SESSION, DURING THIS SUMMER SEASON, PLEASE BE MINDFUL IF YOU ARE IN ANOTHER STATE YOU WILL NEED TO SCHEDULE ONCE YOU ARE IN YOUR HOME STATE (DC OR MD). ***I AM NOT WORKING WITH COUPLES AT THIS TIME. **** I DO NOT OFFER COACHING SERVICES THROUGH GROW THERAPY IT IS NOT A MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE. *****ALL APPOINTMENTS ARE ON THE HALF HOUR (12:30, 1:30, 2:30, etc).

Next available: Mar 30

Dr. Olayemi Adurota, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C

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Dr. Olayemi Adurota, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C profile image
PhD
11 years of experience
Virtual
Dedicated and accomplished Doctor of Nursing Practice with over a decade of expertise in the healthcare field. Possessing dual certification in family and psychiatry, I bring a comprehensive and dynamic skill set to patient care. My commitment to excellence is evident in my ability to integrate clinical knowledge with compassionate care, fostering positive outcomes for individuals and families. With a proven track record of leadership, collaboration, and continuous learning, I am poised to make a significant impact in advancing healthcare practices and improving the overall well-being of my clients.

Next available: Mar 6

Thoko Shumba

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LCSW-C
4 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-C, who has worked in various clinical settings. My experience includes working with individuals, children and families. Although not an exhaustive list, I am trained in the following: Comprehensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) Parenting through Change—Reunification (PTC-R) Family Centered Treatment (FCT) Motivational Interviewing Trauma Therapy

Next available: Mar 6

Nancy Paz Welsh

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LCSW-C
7 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Nancy Paz Welsh is a first-generation American of Salvadorian descent who is a bilingual (English & Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maryland and Virginia. She is a strong advocate and educator in mental health development and insightfulness, while also normalizing the importance of mental health therapy. In her work over the years, she has worked in various settings that have allowed her to provide services to adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families. Nancy has helped clients manage and navigate issues such as: trauma, anger, anxiety, depression, grief, relationships, parenting, life transitions, immigration, and other life stressors.

Next available: Mar 19

Jaime Thomas

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LCSW-C
6 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I'm Jaime a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maryland. I graduated with my Masters from Morgan State University in 2017. I enjoy working with adult clients navigating life challenges and transition. Whether it’s past trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem or work-related stress. I can be a catalyst to improved overall quality of life and increased opportunities to experience joy. I also enjoy working with adults and older adults who may be diagnosed with a chronic health condition. I can help you cope with the changes to your physical body and increase your motivation to make lifestyle changes that support health and wellness.

Next available: Mar 11

Rashid Jalloh

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LCSW-C
13 years of experience
Virtual
Hi!, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Maryland. I received my Masters from Howard University in Washington DC and have been practicing for the last 13 years. I help people struggling with life issues cope and overcome their struggles and continue to function as best as they can.

Next available: Mar 6

Kimberly McGrady, Psychotherapist

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LCSW-C
12 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Direct
Virtual
Welcome! I am Kimberly. I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience providing therapy. Many of us desire a sense of peace, connection, and well-being within ourselves and in our life. Yet life circumstances and even parts of ourselves can prevent us from having these experiences in our day to day lives. Providing a safe and non-judgmental place to explore your struggles and emotional pain is essential to my practice. I feel grateful to be able to support those who desire to grow and heal.

Next available: Apr 2

Jim OMalley

(he/him)

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LCPC
23 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Virtual
I have worked in the behavioral health field for over 23 years, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I am a licensed mental health professional in multiple states. I have earned progressively higher leadership responsibilities throughout my career, including providing clinical and executive leadership. Additionally, I have been providing telehealth services and striving to improve access to quality behavioral health services across the country since 2015. I have been fortunate to gain experience in diverse areas and feel I am equipped to help people with a variety of issues. I received a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from McKendree University.

Next available: Mar 12

Nancy Juila

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Nancy Juila profile image
LCPC
15 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland, where I was initially licensed. I have also been licensed in 9 other states (AZ, CO, IA, ID, NE, NV, VA, UT, WI). I have been actively working as a mental health therapist for 15 years. I have been helping adults with anger issues, adults who want to gain coping skills and strategies, discussing different perspectives and insights toward self, relationships with others, and their situations. I have been working with adults with existential crises, issues with motivation, low self-confidence, and communication challenges effectively. Additionally, I like working with older adults and adults who are going through phase of life changes. ***Due to my externship hours, my availability is extremely limited. If you feel that I could be a good fit for you but scheduling was a problem, please reach out to me; we can explore options. I apologize for the inconvenience.

Next available: Mar 12

Dr. Carlos J. Carmona-Goyena

Dr. Carlos J. Carmona-Goyena  profile image
PhD
18 years of experience
Humorous
Intelligent
Virtual
Welcome! With over 18 years of experience and a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology granted at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, I am best positioned to serve individuals and families navigating challenges such as family conflicts, trauma, PTSD, and anxiety. My therapeutic expertise extends across various cultural contexts, having practiced in Puerto Rico and Massachusetts, and currently holding active licenses in Maryland and Virginia.

Next available: Mar 8

Keke Foreman, LCSW-C/Christian Therapist

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Keke Foreman, LCSW-C/Christian Therapist profile image
LCSW-C
5 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a licensed certified social worker, and I graduated from the University of South Carolina with a master's in social work with a specialization in clinical practice. I have been a therapist since 2019 and I have been practicing in the field of social work since 2017. I help women who want to live Christ-centered lives but struggle to find balance and understand their purposes. I believe that now is the time for all of us to step out on faith and experience the freedom that comes with being women of God. I’d be honored to join you alongside of your journey! I'm here to help you grown and learn ways to live in freedom and abundance just like God called you to. Please don't hesitate to email me or give me a phone call. It's time to start investing in you!

Next available: Mar 6

Shashana Carter, MPA, LCSW-C

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LCSW-C
18 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Hello, I'm Shashana Carter. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and board-approved supervisor, with over 15 years of professional, life and clinical experience. I work with individuals 18-70 to resolve conflict and improve functioning in the lives of my clients. My specialty areas include depression, trauma, grief, life direction, excessive eating, stress, anxiety and relationship issues. Using an evidence-based person-centered approach, and solution-focused perspective will empower clients to overcome obstacles achieve realistic goals and provide solutions to problematic issues getting in the way of living a healthier lifestyle and having a more positive mindset.

Next available: Mar 14

Dr. Deirdre Cullum

Dr. Deirdre Cullum profile image
LCPC
15 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia. I received a Doctorate in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University. I have 15 years of experiencing providing therapy to others. I have worked with different populations in a number of setting including schools, home-based, a maximum-security prison, and outpatient mental health clinics.

Next available: Mar 8

Marion Willbright

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Marion Willbright  profile image
LCSW-C
15 years of experience
Virtual
Hello there, I am a License Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years’ experience working with and adults struggling to manage their stress, depression and anxiety. In addition, for the past 5 years I have been working closely with women facing challenges such as infertility, post-partum, and work/life balance. I am based out of Maryland but I have worked/though out the US giving me the opportunity to work and know people from all different walks of life.

Next available: Mar 7

Tiffany Urby

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Tiffany Urby profile image
LCPC
4 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I'm Tiffany, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. I earned my Masters degree in Forensic Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (DC Campus). Creating a safe space for clients to explore, express and process personal and interpersonal needs is one of my primary goals in therapy. I look forward to meeting and working with you.

Next available: Mar 7

Alanna Hay Thomas

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LCSW-C
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a licensed clinical social worker with 14 years of experience in the field. I support helping professionals with managing and improving their own mental health in order to be the best for their own clients. I have a passion for the importance of informed and personalized self care as a key strategy in navigating life's challenges.

Next available: Mar 11

Carla Evans

Carla Evans profile image
LCPC
6 years of experience
Virtual
I received a Masters of Art degree from Bowie State University in Mental Health Counseling. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor with five years of experience practicing in the field of trauma, sexual and physical abuse, co-occurring disorders and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. I am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Addictions and my areas of interest include women’s issues, trauma, anger and stress management and relational conflict.

Next available: Mar 6

Bernard Mungin

(he/him)

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LCSW-C
18 years of experience
Virtual
I am a psychotherapist who works with a diverse population of people. My goal is to collaborate with individuals to assist them in achieving their therapy goal(S). My treatment modalities are cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, and Ericksonian hypnotherapy approaches. Although I used these modalities, I do not use a one size fits all approach. I am a think-out-of-the-box clinician that will often challenge clients to try approaches that may be out of their comfort zone. Some examples of my experience include working with individual clients on developing skills in coping with mental health conditions/diagnosis, life stress, finding balance, and improving self-esteem. Although I use these approaches, my clients tell me it feels like we are having a conversation as opposed to feeling like they are in a therapy session. I have a specialization in working with Veterans, LGBTQI, men, and people of color populations. However, I work with all people who are seeking mental health services. I am licensed in DC (LICSW), VA (LCSW), MD (LCSW-C), and PA (LCSW). I have BS in Human Ecology, BA in Humanities from The Ohio State University, MSW from San Jose State University and Post Masters fellowship in mental health from Stanford University.

Next available: Mar 30

Anna Presley Mills

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LCMFT
6 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Challenging
Virtual
I view my clients holistically, as people are inherently dynamic with many facets that make them up. Just like many of you, I am a daughter, a sister, a friend, a partner, and so much more. Whether it is in my personal or professional life, I have always wanted to help people achieve their best lives and create the most fruitful relationships. I came into this field over 10 years ago and can honestly say I have thoroughly enjoyed working with all of my clients everyday since. I have worked in different areas of mental health some including residential facilities with women struggling with severe eating disorders, private practice with individual, couples, children and families struggling with anxiety, depression and relationship issues, as well as, in a community mental health telehealth start up managing a team of therapists and working with crisis situations. I am born and raised in Miami, Florida and have had the opportunity to work with clients of different cultural backgrounds, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic status. I am now licensed in two states, Florida and Maryland, and hope to expand to more states to widen my reach to clients in need of my services. presleycounseling.com https://instagram.com/presleycounseling

Next available: Mar 6

Kim Johnson

Kim Johnson profile image
LCPC
14 years of experience
Virtual
Thank you for stopping by to read my profile! We can all agree that life brings challenges and is sometimes tricky, but therapy is rewarding. I imagine you are here because you want to make a change. You may seek relief from something weighing on you or be ready to explore making changes to bring more joy and fulfillment.

Next available: Mar 11

Roberto Martinez

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Roberto Martinez profile image
LCPC
7 years of experience
Virtual
I specialize in providing counseling for anxiety, loss, relationship challenges, and trauma with a focus on increasing self-esteem and building onto current resiliency. I am a firm believer that all of us go through tough times in our lives, but also that given the proper therapeutic tools you will meet your mental health goals. Each individual is different and together we will come up with a therapeutic approach to either improve or continue your ability to thrive. I also offer career exploration services. Congratulations on taking the first (and often most difficult step) of seeking mental health services!

Next available: Mar 7

Mega Gatewood

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LCPC
20 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a licensed clinical professional counselor, located in Southern Maryland. I am a German national and after my first career in biotechnology in Switzerland, I started my second career in counseling in Maryland. I worked for 10 years in public mental health and I am now since 10 years in private practice.

Next available: Mar 7

Tanya Wagner, LCSW-C, NACC, LICSW

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LCSW-C
13 years of experience
Virtual
I look forward to assisting you in meeting your goals in the best way, that works for you! I specialize in working with clients who have a history of depression, anxiety and trauma issues that stem from childhood disruptions in the formative years of life. Many of the skills you will learn in therapy will be practical and applicable.

Next available: Mar 8

Michelle Glenn, LCSW-C, CCTP-II

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Michelle Glenn, LCSW-C, CCTP-II profile image
LCSW-C
10 years of experience
Virtual
Michelle is a licensed clinical social worker in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia. She received a Master’s degree in Social Work in 2013 from The University of Maryland, Baltimore, focusing on clinical/direct practice. With a decade of clinical experience, she has worked as a therapist in a private group practice, outpatient mental health, and managed care settings.

Next available: Mar 7

Rodney Lyles

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LCPC
16 years of experience
Virtual
Hello. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) based in the state of Maryland. I received My Masters from Lincoln University (PA) and I have been licensed since 2017. I help adults struggling with emotional and mental challenges in an effort to bring out the best person in a safe environment.

Next available: Mar 6

Jessica Adams

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Jessica Adams profile image
LCSW-C
4 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Jessica Adams is licensed in Maryland with several years of work experience. She has experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma, and abuse. She works with clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out help; helping is her role.

Next available: Mar 11

Shelleta Pleasant

Shelleta Pleasant profile image
LCSW-C
15 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in D.C, Maryland and Virginia. I have a Masters Degree from Howard University. I have a vast hx of Mental Health practice in a number of clinical settings. My goals of treatment is to provide a safe clinical space for clients’ to work through the barriers that impede function. Preferred age range is 18yrs old and over

Next available: Mar 7

Ronak Makadia

(she/her)

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PsyD
4 years of experience
Solution oriented
Direct
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, my name is Ronak Makadia, and I am a licensed clinical psychologist with additional training in social work. As a second-generation, Asian American I quickly learned the stigma and shame attached to attending therapy, especially within the Asian American community. As a cis-gender woman of color, I value and will provide culturally competent services. Please note that I only accept adults and older adults who are high-functioning but need support to overcome barriers. Due to the nature of my private practice, I am unable to accept clients who are seeking treatment for trauma, substance use or severe mental illness. I work alongside patients to overcome any barriers they may be facing. I will always encourage you to create, learn, and consistently use healthy coping mechanisms. To avoid staying stuck, I collaborate with you in developing solutions to aid you in moving forward in your life. We all get stuck sometimes and I am here to help. Therapy does not have to be a painful experience and I will be here to guide you toward improvement in a welcoming, affirmative environment. I support the movement to destigmatize therapy and make mental health care accessible for all. I will continue to support this mission and provide quality counseling. Talk to me about scheduling a first appointment if you are interested in working together. I look forward to working with you!

Next available: Mar 20

Yasir Ahmed

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LPC
8 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello, I am a licensed therapist with more than 8 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. My niche interest is in the area of couples and families. I also work with teenagers, adults and clients who seek help with depression, anxiety, trauma and relationship concerns. I also have experience working with those in crisis and those looking for support in tough times. I am a male therapist of Asian Indian background and work with clients from various backgrounds. My style of therapy is centered around your preferences and can be tailored to meet your needs. I work with you so that you can set the agenda and goals and pace of therapy.

Next available: Mar 6

Dr. Olushola Bakare, LMFT, EdD

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LCMFT
15 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
My name is Dr. Olushola Bakare, and I’m a board-certified Psychotherapist. I attended St Joseph College. I’m happy to help you today with any of your concerns. I enjoy empowering people and digging out their strengths. I don't ask fish to fly, neither do I ask birds to swim. I respect everyone's strengths and help my client be aware of their strengths. I love to highlight my client's strengths. I offer a safe, warm, therapeutic, judgment-free space for Adults (18+) and Older Adults (65+). I am sorry, but I do not accept clients who pay in cash. It is my ethical duty to officially terminate our therapeutic relationship when it is reasonably clear the client is no longer beneficent, when services are no longer required, when counseling no longer serves the needs and/or interests of the client or when Dr Olushola Bakare, LMFT limits do not allow provision of further counseling services. It is the policy of Dr. Olushola Bakare, LMFT, that after a one-month consistent lapse of meeting with a client our professional relationship will be considered terminated. Dr Olushola Bakare, LMFT, will make an attempt to notify you of this change in status as soon as possible after the one-month period. It is my ethical duty to identify, be available, and care for current clients. This could possibly feel awkward for our relationship to end yet, is not meant to be discourteous in anyway.

Next available: Mar 6

Esther Lowery

(she/her)

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LCMFT
13 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist (LCMFT). I received my BA degree from the university of Connecticut in 1991 and my MA in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2010 from Southerh, CT. State University. I've been licensed in Connecticut as an LMFT since 2013. I subsequently obtained my LCMFT in the State of Maryland in 2023.

Next available: Mar 7

Frances Wendy Dorsey

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LCPC
16 years of experience
Open-minded
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
In-person
14504 Greenview...
11 mi
First I want to acknowledge your effort to get help for your issues. You may be struggling with relationships, depression from a loss, anxiety about your future, memories of a terrible incident in the past, or an abusive childhood. Whatever it is that is getting in the way of your current life and your goals for the future, when you have the courage to work through these seemingly impossible challenges, you will find hope and your life will get better. I'm here to walk with you on this creative journey, your path to healing and wholeness. As a therapist with degrees in Pastoral Counseling and Early Childhood/Special Education, I bring my experience working with people who combat racism and poverty, teaching children and working with families, and accompanying people struggling with recovery or a trauma history.

Next available: Apr 1

Myra Andres

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LCSW-C
22 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Myra, Life takes turns we don't expect, and sometimes we’re able to get through them. Other times we become stuck. Allow me to partner with you to help you navigate through challenging times and move forward. I will accomplish this by offering you a safe space to process, identify, and explore your goals, your hopes, and your dreams, as well as problem-solving issues and concerns that are holding you back. My professional background includes over 20 years as a Clinical Social Worker, working as a therapist and Clinical State Director, Clinical Director, and Clinical Supervisor for therapists/clinicians. My experiences include working with clients of all ages through individual, couple, and family therapy utilizing a solution-focused, strength-based, and person-centered approach. My style of therapy is highly individualized, designed to empower you and enhance your diverse life experiences. I value the therapeutic relationship and appreciate the opportunity to be a part of your growth and development. I am here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.

Next available: Mar 7

Janelle Cox

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Janelle Cox profile image
LCPC
15 years of experience
Virtual
Greetings! I am a professionally licensed counselor for 9 years with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, family, and couples therapy. I have worked in a variety of settings including community, in-home or home based counseling, clinic, and schools. I earned my bachelors in Psychology from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). I earned my Masters in Community Counseling and Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from Argosy University. I am currently an Assistant Professor at Bowie State University.

Next available: Mar 11

Ashleigh Athen

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LCSW-C
12 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Virtual
I have over a decade of experience helping clients learn unique ways to manage the challenges associated with depression, anger, grief, trauma, and anxiety. Additionally, I enjoy supporting clients who experience challenges related to parenting children with mental health or special needs, co-parenting, foster care, adoption, pregnancy, and post-partum. I am a Trauma Focused - CBT certified therapist, with a strong skill set for identifying trauma's impact and for developing strategies to reduce that impact in day-to-day life . I am also a Certified Grief Professional and am a board-approved Supervisor for both social workers and counselors in the State of Maryland.

Next available: Mar 13

Joyce Galanti

(she/her)

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LCPC
25 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello, My name is Joyce, Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? When LIFE HAPPENS sometimes you need help from a professional to get back on track. I also help individuals with life difficulties including anxiety, stress, depression, mood disorders, life choices, life changes, and things that can be overwhelming. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a holistic reality-based approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the hang-ups, habits or unhealthy thoughts/behaviors that are holding you back. Let's work together!

Next available: Mar 6

Meatria Tyson

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LCPC
15 years of experience
Virtual
Do you often feel overwhelmed by feelings of depression or anxiety. Do you find it hard to form friendships and experience loneliness as a result of it. Are you ready to work on strategies that will allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties and build meaningful connections. I am a licensed professional counselor with a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counselor with a second Masters Degree in Human Services. I have over a decade of directing facilitating and partnering with licensed clinical comprehensive therapists. My expertise is working with returning offenders and individuals who are experiencing depression.

Next available: Mar 6

Catherine Stieg

(she/her)

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LCSW-C
4 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I’m Catherine, a licensed clinical social with experience providing psychotherapy in private practice and community mental health settings. I guide adults and adolescents with anxiety, grief, trauma, relationship issues, and stress related to life transitions through the healing process. I approach each client with warmth and genuine curiosity about their history, experiences, strengths, and challenges. Through and exploration of the “what now?” and “what next?” I assist clients in taking steps forward on a meaningful and authentic life path with a special focus on Gen-Xers, Millennials, and Gen-Zs. In my therapeutic practice, I focus on helping you develop new strategies and perspectives to experience life with less suffering. Together, we’ll address current symptoms while also exploring the root causes for discontent. I am also a yoga teacher and incorporate somatic and mindfulness philosophy into my practice. I hold a Master of Social Work from Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois and a Bachelor of Arts in English from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. I returned to school to pursue my Master of Social work after a successful career in public relations and marketing with tenures in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. I received advanced training in psychodynamic therapy, grief therapy, anxiety and related disorders, trauma informed CBT and emotionally focused therapy.

Next available: Mar 7

Kumi Pledger

(she/her)

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LCPC
8 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Now I am taking on new clients!!! Also, I am available on Saturdays!!! I, Kumi Pledger, LCPC work with all ages: children, adolescents, couples, LGBTQ Clients, families and adults for various issues including, hearing from traumatic experiences, relationship challenges such as dealing with narcissistic abuse, struggling to manage anxiety, having no motivations, supporting new and expectant mothers, eating disorders, adjustment to new places/new jobs, grief and loss. I use personal insight and professional experience to provide clients with a safe place to be heard, find themselves again, free of fears, reduce anxieties, have a stress-free life, find happiness and joy in their lives, eliminate unwanted behaviors, grow, improve and conquer insomnia

Next available: Mar 14

Dave Sherwin

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LCPC
14 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
41 North Market...
48 mi
Choosing a therapist is an important decision. Thank you for your consideration and I hope that we have an opportunity to work together. I believe that all of us have unique strengths and potential. Psychotherapy offers clients the opportunity to utilize these strengths to overcome a variety of life's challenges. These challenges may include anxiety, depression, addiction, career stress, relationship issues, and men's issues. I believe that clients gain the most from therapy when they work hard to explore thoughts and patterns of behavior that might be holding them back.

Next available: Mar 7

Patrice Flagle

(she/her)

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LCSW-C
35 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, To schedule an appointment with Patrice, please register online at Grow Therapy. If you prefer an appointment sooner than is available on the online calendar, please email patriceflagle@gmail.com. I'm Patrice Flagle, a licensed clinical social worker, who has been providing individual, couple and family therapy for over 30 years. It seems like life is constantly changing, especially with the current challenges in the world the past few years. Whether your current stress is related to life events, or more personal issues, together we can work together to improve your mood, and achieve balance and overall wellness in your life. I am a life-long practitioner of yoga and meditation, having studied in India in 1985. In addition to my MSW degree in 1983, I earned my Doctor of Naturopathy (N.D.) degree in 2003 and Yoga Teacher certification in 2014, with various certifications and trainings in divorce mediation, the Gottman Method for couples, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and Gestalt therapy. I specialize in relationship, couple, and family issues, as well as individuals with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, issues regarding adjustment to life’s changes, stress management, women’s issues, and grief and loss. Utilizing a holistic, integrative approach, I am committed to helping you find the best possible you. Together, we will work to consciously define goals to help you develop creative strategies for new challenges and opportunities. I look forward to speaking with you! Please email me at patriceflagle@gmail.com to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. https://doxy.me/patriceflagle

Next available: Apr 2

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