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Mental Health Therapists and Counselors in Maryland

Mental Health Crisis Response in Maryland

Suicide.org provides a list of local hotlines in Maryland, and you can find the one nearest you by visiting their site. You may also call the Maryland Crisis Hotline at 1-800-422-0009. Alternatively, you may call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24/7.

The State of Mental Health in Maryland

Maryland currently ranks 5th in the United States for mental healthcare. Their strong standing is highly attributable to the Maryland Department of Health’s Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) and Maryland’s Public Mental Health System (PMHS). The PMHS works diligently to make mental healthcare accessible to underserved communities by alleviating some, or all, of the financial burden associated with obtaining treatment or therapy with a licensed counselor, therapist, or psychologist. The BHA is responsible for improving upon their current mental healthcare system, in order to provide the resources necessary to build resilience in their communities. The BHA is working on improving accessibility in all phases of mental illness, from prevention, to treatment and recovery.

BHA ensures all residents access to the resources that promote their well-being and ability to prosper. This includes access to therapists, psychologists, and counselors. Maryland values culturally-sensitive care and holds providers to higher ethical standards. The BHA is intent on building bridges between different agencies so there’s a more seamless transition for providers and clients who are receiving integrative care. There is also research being conducted on co-occurring conditions through various communities in Maryland. This information will give the BHA a better understanding of unique patterns, and will be used to allocate resources where they are needed the most. This ensures an evolving public policy surrounding mental health issues, improving the delivery of services, and raising Maryland’s rank.

For assistance in navigating treatment for substance abuse, call the Maryland Crisis Helpline at 2-1-1.

If you are LGBTQ+ and you need support, contact The Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386.

NAMI Maryland

The National Alliance for Mental Illness, or NAMI, is open to anyone struggling with mental illness. NAMI is an inclusive and community-based resource geared towards raising awareness and supporting group members on their journey to recovery. With group counseling sessions led by a trained member with a diagnosis (past or present), meetings follow a set of 12 principles for support. NAMI meetings are meant to complement your existing treatment plan with your counselor or psychologist. There are many chapters of NAMI that meet in Maryland, including virtual meet-ups. Find yours here. 

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Therapists and Counselors in Maryland

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Lauren Waikart
Together, we will:

We will dig in to what's keeping you stuck. We all have beliefs about ourselves that hold us back: those nagging doubts and insecurities that we're not good enough and are doomed to failure. That's where we'll dive in and explore.


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Together, we will:

We will dig in to what's keeping you stuck. We all have beliefs about ourselves that hold us back: those nagging doubts and insecurities that we're not good enough and are doomed to failure. That's where we'll dive in and explore.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach comes from a mostly Cognitive-Behavioral model - meaning we examine your internal process: the thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and behaviors that you experience on a moment to moment basis.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Eating Disorders
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self-Esteem
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Lauren Waikart remote and phone therapy in Maryland
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Misty Gibson
Together, we will:

The main themes that my clients discuss are focused on being part of the kink community, sex-related and BDSM related concerns, and being in are being interested in polyamorous and non-monogamous relationships. I work with individuals and 2 or more.


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Together, we will:

The main themes that my clients discuss are focused on being part of the kink community, sex-related and BDSM related concerns, and being in are being interested in polyamorous and non-monogamous relationships. I work with individuals and 2 or more.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am a sex-positive, kink affirmative therapist and I would love to be your support in your self-improvement journey. I know you are capable and strong enough to do this because you have already taken the biggest step: finding a therapist.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • BDSM
  • Kink
  • Non-monogamy
  • Polyamory
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Issues
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Misty Gibson remote and phone therapy in Maryland, Washington
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Carrie Nicholes
Together, we will:

I love helping clients learn to manage anxiety, become more self-compassionate, and develop a greater sense of self-worth.


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Together, we will:

I love helping clients learn to manage anxiety, become more self-compassionate, and develop a greater sense of self-worth.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is all about discovering your resilience and helping you bloom. I believe in empowering my clients with practical tools and knowledge in a nurturing, non-judgmental environment.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-love
  • Self-Worth
  • Stress Management
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Carrie Nicholes remote and phone therapy in Maryland
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Meghan Hansen
Together, we will:

Increase tolerance of difficult or uncomfortable emotions, increase awareness of unhelpful thinking patterns, and work towards your own therapy goals.


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Together, we will:

Increase tolerance of difficult or uncomfortable emotions, increase awareness of unhelpful thinking patterns, and work towards your own therapy goals.

Something to know about my approach is:

I used evidenced based approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Phase of Life Transitions
  • Stress Management
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Meghan  Hansen remote and phone therapy in Georgia, Maryland
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Margo Claybrooks
Together, we will:

Start by unpacking what's bringing you into therapy. We will work to identify a goal for therapy, patterns of negative thinking and behavior, and explore your core-belief and process how it affects your life today to help increase self-awareness.


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Together, we will:

Start by unpacking what's bringing you into therapy. We will work to identify a goal for therapy, patterns of negative thinking and behavior, and explore your core-belief and process how it affects your life today to help increase self-awareness.

Something to know about my approach is:

I operate from an insight-oriented therapeutic stance as I deem change that happens inside-out to be most lasting; while also encouraging outside-in changes that can be used as a spring board to promote insight for an effective lasting change.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Family Therapy
  • Life Problems
  • Trauma/PTSD
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Margo Claybrooks remote and phone therapy in Maryland