Maryland is a state known for its harbors. A harbor can be the place where you receive all the goods you need to make your life journey. But when they ship doesn’t have the supplies you need, where do you go? 

A counselor can be the ship that delivers all the supplies you need to succeed. Park your boat at a counselor’s harbor and you’ll be surprised at what they can give you. 

 

This is Fatima Cochran's avatar and link to their profile
Maryland
LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Healing does not have a specific time to begin or end. Healing can be achieved during any point in your life. I applaud you for seeking help with life's most challenging situations. My goal is to help you find the missing piece to the puzzle of life so you can become the best version of yourself. Hi, and thank you for clicking on this bio. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor. My educational background involves having two master's degrees. One in Human Services and the other in Professional Counseling. I received my degrees from Liberty Universi...

This is Alan Kahn's avatar and link to their profile
Maryland
LCPC, ,CCMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

Hi, my name is Alan and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Georgia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. I have been Licensed as a Professional Counselor since 1996. I have a master’s degree from the University of Connecticut at Bridgeport CT, as well as course work in professional counseling from Georgia State University, Capella University and the William Alanson White institute for psychotherapy. Currently I run a Human Service Program at a college in Maryland where I teach students how to be “Helpers” I teach courses in individual, f...

This is John Doleski's avatar and link to their profile
Maryland
LCSW-C
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Maryland. For the last 9 years I've been working with active duty members of all branches and their families in the areas of family advocacy, substance abuse, and psychotherapy. I have worked with individuals on issues related occupational stress, parenting, divorce, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, LGBTQ, family conflict, domestic violence, and child welfare. My treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Interpersonal Therapy, ...

This is Adrienne Better's avatar and link to their profile
Maryland
LCSWC, MDiv.
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.” ~Barbara Haines Howette Hello, my name is Adrienne Better, and I am a license clinical social worker living in the State of Maryland. For my entire life, I have always had a passion to help people through their own life’s journey. I have been in the helping professional for over 10 years, and within those years I have had the privilege of assisting people in making changes for the better in their lives. You have already started your process of change by exploring this website...

This is Angela Velez's avatar and link to their profile
Maryland
MA,LPC, LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery. In my therapy sessions, I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and feelings. I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among individuals and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. From small scale circumstances, to traumatic experiences - my services are personalized to suit everyone’s needs. More about me: I completed my Master of Arts in Counseling in 2005, and since that ...

This is Gary Clark's avatar and link to their profile
Maryland
LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 30

I am a licensed mental health counselor in Maryland. I have over 30 years experience counseling families and individuals and training graduate students to become counselors. In that time I've helped people with anxiety, depression, abandonment, physical and sexual abuse, grief and loss, family conflict and trauma recovery among other issues. Since I know that the decision to seek professional help for very personal concerns can feel risky, I like to take my time getting to know you before I make any suggestions or draw any conclusions about your life. My style is ...

This is Nicole White-Samuels's avatar and link to their profile
Maryland
LCSW-C,LICSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I have a passion for providing the utmost quality of services to individuals and families struggling with mental health and substance use disorders. My clinical vision is to “ensure I provide a safe atmosphere for clients to experience their vulnerabilities while sharing their stories.” I have enjoyed a rewarding career working with children, adolescents, and families for many years. I have provided services in the mental health field in multiple capacities including as a community support worker, community based therapist, clinical director and clinical superv...

This is Puja Malhotra's avatar and link to their profile
Maryland
LCSW-C
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Thank you for checking out my profile and I hope to take you on the next steps on your journey to healthier thinking. I am a clinical social worker licensed in Maryland with over 15 years of experience in the field from community organizing to counseling. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes. I specialize in aging, but enjoy working with all populations. First and foremost my approach is to listen and make sure you are heard. Clients often appreciate ...

This is Talya van den Berg's avatar and link to their profile
Maryland
LCSW-C Maryland ,LCSW California
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am an LCSW with almost 20 years of experience. I've worked in California and Maryland, and in many settings including school, medical/hospitals and grief/end of life care. I also grew up overseas and have a keen awareness in culture, and cultural effects on mental health. I have helped clients explore issues with grief, adjustment to life changes, immigration issues, caregiving issues, parenting, adjustment to parenting, especially new mothers, as well as anxiety and distorted thinking around anxiety. My counseling style is warm, supportive and I believe...

This is Rachel Chernow's avatar and link to their profile
Maryland
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hi, I'm Rachel Chernow and I'm a licensed clinical counselor in Maryland since 2007. In my 10+ years as a clinical therapist, I've worked with various populations struggling with a wide variety of diagnoses, including Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, adjustment Disorder, schizophrenia, and others. I have a Master's degree in clinical counseling from Johns Hopkins University and have worked in private practice settings as well as community based settings. I believe in order to have success in therapy, the initial focus must be on the relationship. I striv...

This is Kim Rowan's avatar and link to their profile
Maryland
LCSW-C
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. Congratulations on taking the first steps toward greater peace, wellness, and health in your life! Choosing the right therapist to work through your most intimate and important struggles can be tricky, so I’ll share my expertise and approaches to give you a better sense of whether or not we will be a match. I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C) in Maryland, with 10 years of experience working with people from diverse backgrounds on an array of issues. I am trained in Cognitive Beha...

This is LaToya Adams-Rodriguez's avatar and link to their profile
Maryland
LCPC,MD Board Approved Supervsior for Counselors,MD Board Approved Supervsior for Drug & Alcohol Counselors
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

My name is LaToya Adams-Rodriguez & I am a MD Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor as well as MD Board-Approved Supervisor for Counselors and Drug & Alcohol Counselors. I have over 15yrs of experience in the mental health field providing counseling services to youth as young as 8yrs old ranging up to adults age 85yrs old. I have worked in various environments in the mental health field. Some of which include but are not limited to male/female adult detention centers, youth detention facilities, minimum, medium and maximum security prisons, the public school sy...

This is Donna Bolinger's avatar and link to their profile
Maryland
LCSW-C,LCSW
Specialties: LGBT, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

I am a licenced clinical social worker providing individual therapy in Maryland and Pennsylvania. I have 25 years of experience working with individuals facing a wide range of issues and stressors including depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+ issues, family issues, life challenges and healthy adjustment to life changes. I have extensive experience working with the aging population, caregivers, chronic and debilitating illness, and death and dying. I believe that everyone deserves to be treated with respect, warmth, compassion and understanding. I believe a person is m...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a clinical psychologist and have been licensed in the State of Maryland for over 25 years. I was born in St. Lucia, a Caribbean Island in the West Indies, and immigrated to Brooklyn, New York as an adolescent. My personal knowledge and clinical training working with English-speaking immigrants has resulted in significant understanding and expertise in family re-unification, challenges related to dual identity and adjustment in multigenerational households. I received my master’s and doctoral degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and my clinical t...

This is Sharon  Sonko's avatar and link to their profile
Maryland
MS, MSW, LCSW-C
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am an independent licensed clinical and certified social worker for the past 11 years. My main specialty areas are Veterans issues related to PTSD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders,, disability (including spinal cord injury), trauma (including sexual), intimate partner violence, grief and loss, aging among others. I also specialize in child protective issues related to sexual abuse and neglect. I provide services using combination of the following modalities including, but not limited to Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Client Cent...

This is Matthew Parrow's avatar and link to their profile
Maryland
Specialties: Addictions, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Maryland with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions & depression. I work with my 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 a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I do n...

This is Tamar June's avatar and link to their profile
Maryland
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Maryland and have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related concerns, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. My clients are individuals of all backgrounds who are served by therapeutic support to live fulfilling lives. I work primarily with adults who are experiencing depression, post-traumatic stress, chronic illness, substance use and relationship distress among other reasons for seeking therapy. You are the expert of your own feelings and values, and my role is to help you realize those within ...

This is Jasmyn Beatty's avatar and link to their profile
Maryland
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Maryland with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & anger management. I also have experience working with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey...

This is Linda Beckman's avatar and link to their profile
Maryland
LCPC
Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, ADHD
Years of Experience: 35

I am licensed in Delaware and Maryland with over 35 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients with many life challenging issues to include grief, loss, end of life issues, depression, addictions, anxiety, family conflicts, and other life adjustments and changes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Amy Wright's avatar and link to their profile
Maryland
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Maryland and a National Certified Counselor with over four years of cumulative professional work experience with children, teens, families, and substance abuse and addiction counseling. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, substance abuse, depression, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I work with my 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 a more fulfilling life with inner peace and to take the firs...

How Can Therapists In Maryland Support You?

therapist in Maryland can practice many types of counseling, from marriage and family therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). They may also assist you with symptoms of depression, stress, or anxiety.

Therapists may help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or address your past. Over 1544022 people live in Maryland, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for a licensed therapist in Maryland may help you find mental health support for personal growth, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health concerns. You do not need a mental health diagnosis to seek support from one of BetterHelp's licensed providers above.  

The mental health field can include psychiatric medication management, online therapy, marriage counseling, couples therapy, clinical social work, licensed counseling, and other mental health services in person and online. Seeing a licensed provider can help you navigate mental health conditions and life circumstances through mindfulness and other specialized techniques.

Please note that BetterHelp does not offer diagnostic or medication management services.

Why Are Many Residents In The State Of Maryland Working With A Licensed Counselor?

The reason for reaching out to a therapist can be a personal experience for each person. Many individuals work with a therapist for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a specific county in Maryland, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed therapist tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

A few topics that therapists in Maryland may support clients with can include:

  • Challenging situations or life stressors
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression or depressive conditions
  • Adjustment issues
  • Emotional support for a terminal illness
  • Chronic pain emotional support
  • Grief
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationship conflicts and concerns

Finding a therapist that takes new clients in online therapy can be the first step in finding a treatment plan that works for you. Your therapist can provide a safe space for you to focus on self-care and well-being.

If you're interested in speaking to one of the therapists above or being matched with a counselor in 24 to 48 hours, consider signing up for BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers potential access to over 30,000 providers, including those listed above.

Emergency Services

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some commonly asked questions can be found below.

How Much Does A Therapist Cost?

Mental health professionals can differ in price. Forbes found that the average cost of in-person therapy in the US is around $100 to $200 per hour. Pricing can also vary based on your location. 

BetterHelp offers payment plans of $60 to $90 per session, charged monthly in a lump sum. You can also take advantage of this pricing on one of BetterHelp's sister platforms, like ReGain for couples or TeenCounseling for teens aged 13 to 19.  

Many therapists may be upfront about their pricing and whether or not they take health insurance from the beginning. Additionally, some in your area may offer a sliding scale plan to allow those with lower incomes to pay less for therapy. However, services online can often save individuals a few hundred dollars per month.

How Do I Know If I Should Get A Therapist?

Mental health services and mental health providers may help you navigate various concerns. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Mental health issues don't always present as a crisis. Many therapists provide talk therapy and support for life transitions, skills learning, relationship problems, or life coaching. Online therapy sessions in Maryland can allow clients seeking therapy to experience professional help through video, phone, or live chat sessions without commuting to a therapist's office.

Does Insurance Cover Therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. Private practice therapists must apply to accept insurance through insurance companies, which may take time and money, so not every therapist offers services through insurance. If you cannot find a therapist that accepts your plan, BetterHelp may be cheaper than visiting an in-person therapist.

Is Online Therapy Safe?

Online therapy through BetterHelp and its sister platforms is safe. Therapists are licensed, experienced, and vetted before being contracted with the platform. If you experience any concerns with your therapist, you change your counselor through the platform or app at any time.