Suicidal Ideation Therapists in Baltimore, MD

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Lisa Orenstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21202  (Online Only)
I specialize in individual treatment of teenagers and adults experiencing difficult life transitions, stress, anxiety, depression, increased irritability, mood swings, relationship issues, suicidal thoughts, gender/sexuality spectrum transitions and trauma-related symptoms.
It can be hard to take the step in starting work with a new therapist, especially when we feel our most vulnerable and are suffering. I work with the perspective that the therapeutic relationship between you and myself is of the greatest importance in order to achieve your goals in seeking therapeutic support and guidance. Although I am primarily trained in psychodynamic therapy, I have an eclectic approach in treating a wide variety of psychological struggles which I tailor to each client's needs and preferences.
I specialize in individual treatment of teenagers and adults experiencing difficult life transitions, stress, anxiety, depression, increased irritability, mood swings, relationship issues, suicidal thoughts, gender/sexuality spectrum transitions and trauma-related symptoms.
It can be hard to take the step in starting work with a new therapist, especially when we feel our most vulnerable and are suffering. I work with the perspective that the therapeutic relationship between you and myself is of the greatest importance in order to achieve your goals in seeking therapeutic support and guidance. Although I am primarily trained in psychodynamic therapy, I have an eclectic approach in treating a wide variety of psychological struggles which I tailor to each client's needs and preferences.
(301) 701-4801 View (301) 701-4801
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Annette A. Laugel
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, LMT
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21209
I am an Integrative psychotherapist who is able to support people who are struggling with depression and anxiety. I specialize in grief counseling, including suicide bereavement. My strengths as a counselor allow me to support people going through existential crises, major life transitions, as well as those who want to explore their spirituality. I have been a holistic health practitioner for over 42+ years, so I bring my understanding of the integration of the body, mind, and spirit to my counseling practice. I offer Energy Psychology techniques, Reiki, and Flower Essence therapy as adjunctive therapies to my counseling clients.
I am an Integrative psychotherapist who is able to support people who are struggling with depression and anxiety. I specialize in grief counseling, including suicide bereavement. My strengths as a counselor allow me to support people going through existential crises, major life transitions, as well as those who want to explore their spirituality. I have been a holistic health practitioner for over 42+ years, so I bring my understanding of the integration of the body, mind, and spirit to my counseling practice. I offer Energy Psychology techniques, Reiki, and Flower Essence therapy as adjunctive therapies to my counseling clients.
(443) 951-3155 View (443) 951-3155
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Mary-Elizabeth Kurz
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21281  (Online Only)
Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, traumatic experiences, adjustment disorders, suicidal ideation, or self-harm or just trying to maintain in this changing society, I can help support you along the way.
Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, traumatic experiences, adjustment disorders, suicidal ideation, or self-harm or just trying to maintain in this changing society, I can help support you along the way.
(410) 517-7818 View (410) 517-7818
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Adrian Stanley
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21224  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I am committed in addressing issues interfering with life satisfaction and to help you achieve healthier, more rewarding relationships and greater awareness. I believe you possess what it takes and my aim is to assist you in achieving your goals. I work with children and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, anger, mood disorders, and self-destructive behaviors such as substance abuse and suicidal & non-suicidal self-injury. I also work with couples for premarital, relationship & life transitions issues and divorce counseling.
As a therapist, I am committed in addressing issues interfering with life satisfaction and to help you achieve healthier, more rewarding relationships and greater awareness. I believe you possess what it takes and my aim is to assist you in achieving your goals. I work with children and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, anger, mood disorders, and self-destructive behaviors such as substance abuse and suicidal & non-suicidal self-injury. I also work with couples for premarital, relationship & life transitions issues and divorce counseling.
(443) 706-8637 View (443) 706-8637
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Aiesha Hogg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21201  (Online Only)
Have you ever felt stressed, overwhelm, difficulty adjusting to life’s stressors that are impacting your work, home, and social life. Perhaps, you have found yourself experiencing excessive feelings of hopelessness, anger, sadness, substance abuse or even thoughts of suicide. While making the decision to seek professional help may be difficult, that’s where I come in. Together, we can work towards finding ways to heal, grow and restore balance within your life. My ideal client is one who is seeking to understand their past and how it impacts the present and has the desire to work towards becoming the best version of themselves.
Have you ever felt stressed, overwhelm, difficulty adjusting to life’s stressors that are impacting your work, home, and social life. Perhaps, you have found yourself experiencing excessive feelings of hopelessness, anger, sadness, substance abuse or even thoughts of suicide. While making the decision to seek professional help may be difficult, that’s where I come in. Together, we can work towards finding ways to heal, grow and restore balance within your life. My ideal client is one who is seeking to understand their past and how it impacts the present and has the desire to work towards becoming the best version of themselves.
(410) 538-1224 View (410) 538-1224
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Be Mindful Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21224  (Online Only)
I like to take a strength-based approach to therapy and allowing my clients to be self determined to make the appropriate changes to their situations. I am skilled in Cognitive Behavioral therapy, client-centered therapy, suicide prevention, self-esteem building and motivational interviewing.
I like to take a strength-based approach to therapy and allowing my clients to be self determined to make the appropriate changes to their situations. I am skilled in Cognitive Behavioral therapy, client-centered therapy, suicide prevention, self-esteem building and motivational interviewing.
(301) 281-4784 View (301) 281-4784
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Shamara Quinonez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21201
Do you struggle with trauma, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, bipolar I/II, or adhd? I am here to create a safe space to discuss your concerns; as life can bring about worry, overwhelm, depression, sadness, mood dysregulation, lack of motivation, procrastination, loneliness, worthlessness, and/or suicidal ideation and self-harm. During our first session we’ll discuss your stressors and needs. We’ll discuss your expectations (and questions) of our time together.
Do you struggle with trauma, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, bipolar I/II, or adhd? I am here to create a safe space to discuss your concerns; as life can bring about worry, overwhelm, depression, sadness, mood dysregulation, lack of motivation, procrastination, loneliness, worthlessness, and/or suicidal ideation and self-harm. During our first session we’ll discuss your stressors and needs. We’ll discuss your expectations (and questions) of our time together.
(240) 470-7141 View (240) 470-7141
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Lindsay Summers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed therapist practicing in Maryland, DC, and South Carolina. I approach my practice through a lens of anti-oppression, feminist, and queer theory. Recognizing the healing potential of the therapeutic relationship, I emphasize client-centered therapy that values and honors all aspects of my clients' identities. I continuously strive to address my power and privilege, serving as an ally to BIPOC, disabled individuals, sex workers, those living in poverty, fat/larger bodied individuals, immigrants, houseless individuals, the aging population, individuals under the age of 18, and those who are or have been incarcerated.
I am a licensed therapist practicing in Maryland, DC, and South Carolina. I approach my practice through a lens of anti-oppression, feminist, and queer theory. Recognizing the healing potential of the therapeutic relationship, I emphasize client-centered therapy that values and honors all aspects of my clients' identities. I continuously strive to address my power and privilege, serving as an ally to BIPOC, disabled individuals, sex workers, those living in poverty, fat/larger bodied individuals, immigrants, houseless individuals, the aging population, individuals under the age of 18, and those who are or have been incarcerated.
(301) 820-7762 View (301) 820-7762
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Thoko Shumba
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21215  (Online Only)
Do you feel strong, intense, emotions and it's affecting your life? Therapy is a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore and untangle the different parts of your life. During our time together, we will explore your emotions, thoughts, and experiences to gain insight into the things going on in your life. We will then work to equip you with the tools you need to build a life you envision for yourself and adapt to adversity. I provide a safe space to be seen, heard and to receive support.
Do you feel strong, intense, emotions and it's affecting your life? Therapy is a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore and untangle the different parts of your life. During our time together, we will explore your emotions, thoughts, and experiences to gain insight into the things going on in your life. We will then work to equip you with the tools you need to build a life you envision for yourself and adapt to adversity. I provide a safe space to be seen, heard and to receive support.
(240) 789-4061 View (240) 789-4061
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Nicholas A. L. Etheridge
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21214
I do therapy backwards. I help people first find acceptance of what's challenging them, and focus on making that feeling of discomfort feel safe. I believe that allowing the experience of the full range of human emotions is key to reclaiming and strengthening our emotional resiliency. We can accept the presence of discomfort and feel joy, while identifying and making changes based on who we want to be or know we are. My therapy practice is based in an understanding of the nervous system, mindfulness, and the ways we all experience and react to trauma and distress.
I do therapy backwards. I help people first find acceptance of what's challenging them, and focus on making that feeling of discomfort feel safe. I believe that allowing the experience of the full range of human emotions is key to reclaiming and strengthening our emotional resiliency. We can accept the presence of discomfort and feel joy, while identifying and making changes based on who we want to be or know we are. My therapy practice is based in an understanding of the nervous system, mindfulness, and the ways we all experience and react to trauma and distress.
(443) 665-0577 View (443) 665-0577
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Maggie Welling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21230
Looking for a down to earth, inclusive therapist who celebrates authenticity? It is so important to me that I create a sense of humility and ease for you to be your authentic self! We will work together to support you with healing, self growth, and self compassion. I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, & sport psychology. I incorporate elements from Psychodynamic Therapy, CBT, ACT & Somatic Practices for a holistic therapeutic approach. I received my Master's from Columbia University & currently completing certifications for Somatic Trauma Release & Sports Clinical Social Work.
Looking for a down to earth, inclusive therapist who celebrates authenticity? It is so important to me that I create a sense of humility and ease for you to be your authentic self! We will work together to support you with healing, self growth, and self compassion. I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, & sport psychology. I incorporate elements from Psychodynamic Therapy, CBT, ACT & Somatic Practices for a holistic therapeutic approach. I received my Master's from Columbia University & currently completing certifications for Somatic Trauma Release & Sports Clinical Social Work.
(443) 448-8733 View (443) 448-8733
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Bethany Henderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CAPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211
Waitlist for new clients
I am a queer identified clinical social worker who is dedicated to supporting queer, trans and gender-diverse youth, adolescents, adults and families. I have extensive experience in working with individuals who are navigating their sexuality and/or gender identity, as well as providing family support. I approach therapy from a liberation-focused framework, focusing on your strengths and identifying and confronting oppression-based and/or structural barriers. I provide gender affirming surgical evaluations and letters free of charge.
I am a queer identified clinical social worker who is dedicated to supporting queer, trans and gender-diverse youth, adolescents, adults and families. I have extensive experience in working with individuals who are navigating their sexuality and/or gender identity, as well as providing family support. I approach therapy from a liberation-focused framework, focusing on your strengths and identifying and confronting oppression-based and/or structural barriers. I provide gender affirming surgical evaluations and letters free of charge.
(667) 213-5623 View (667) 213-5623
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Colin Simms
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21221  (Online Only)
(Accepting new clients as of 05/20/2024) There are many reasons why someone would seek therapy each of which is valid. The path to staying well emotionally can be different for everyone as meeting the demand of life’s challenges is an arduous process. Whether you are managing a lifelong struggle or are expressing stress related to current issues, the path forward can be navigated. I provide a collaborative approach working with both individuals and families utilizing a variety of therapeutic techniques to help guide them on the path towards their goals.
(Accepting new clients as of 05/20/2024) There are many reasons why someone would seek therapy each of which is valid. The path to staying well emotionally can be different for everyone as meeting the demand of life’s challenges is an arduous process. Whether you are managing a lifelong struggle or are expressing stress related to current issues, the path forward can be navigated. I provide a collaborative approach working with both individuals and families utilizing a variety of therapeutic techniques to help guide them on the path towards their goals.
(410) 784-4376 View (410) 784-4376
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Julie A Stukey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21230  (Online Only)
I aim to work supportively and collaboratively with my clients to create a warm, inviting atmosphere that allows us to work towards your goals together. I work with adolescents, young adults, and adults who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, school challenges, family conflict, life transitions, disordered eating, grief and loss, substance abuse, sports performance concerns, personality disorders, and severe mental illness.
I aim to work supportively and collaboratively with my clients to create a warm, inviting atmosphere that allows us to work towards your goals together. I work with adolescents, young adults, and adults who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, school challenges, family conflict, life transitions, disordered eating, grief and loss, substance abuse, sports performance concerns, personality disorders, and severe mental illness.
(443) 251-3992 View (443) 251-3992
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Devon Ciampa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, OSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21230
Life is unexpected and, at any moment, we can be derailed from our path and forced to face unbelievable challenges. The stress and frustration that can accompany a traumatic situation can be overwhelming, terrifying, and exhausting. I offer a safe space filled with compassion, empathy and encouragement where I work with clients on coping strategies, self-care and reducing anxiety and depression. I focus on a strengths-based approach, helping clients examine both their inner and outer resources and supports in the face of adversity and trauma, emphasizing a client’s own resilience, bravery and power.
Life is unexpected and, at any moment, we can be derailed from our path and forced to face unbelievable challenges. The stress and frustration that can accompany a traumatic situation can be overwhelming, terrifying, and exhausting. I offer a safe space filled with compassion, empathy and encouragement where I work with clients on coping strategies, self-care and reducing anxiety and depression. I focus on a strengths-based approach, helping clients examine both their inner and outer resources and supports in the face of adversity and trauma, emphasizing a client’s own resilience, bravery and power.
(443) 331-5256 View (443) 331-5256
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Brittany Spencer
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21201
Therapy, we all have been given different messages (good & bad) about what it “means” to utilize it. In case no one has told you lately, seeking therapy does not mean something is wrong with you. Rather you are new to therapy and wondering what to discuss in session or have intermittently done therapy, I work to ensure my clients therapeutic journey is catered to meet their wants and needs.
Therapy, we all have been given different messages (good & bad) about what it “means” to utilize it. In case no one has told you lately, seeking therapy does not mean something is wrong with you. Rather you are new to therapy and wondering what to discuss in session or have intermittently done therapy, I work to ensure my clients therapeutic journey is catered to meet their wants and needs.
(202) 759-6027 View (202) 759-6027
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Kristen Kreider
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Life is full of struggles that we all face in our own way. In therapy, we can work together to understand & explore the challenges you face in your everyday life. I work to create a safe, non-judgmental space where we can work to understand you in a deeper, more complete way. Together we can face your troubling thoughts, feelings, & behaviors. As a psychodynamically trained therapist, I will help you navigate your past experiences, thoughts, and emotions, in order for you to gain insight and address your current every day struggles. By recognizing patterns that continue to get in the way, we will open the door to new possibilities.
Life is full of struggles that we all face in our own way. In therapy, we can work together to understand & explore the challenges you face in your everyday life. I work to create a safe, non-judgmental space where we can work to understand you in a deeper, more complete way. Together we can face your troubling thoughts, feelings, & behaviors. As a psychodynamically trained therapist, I will help you navigate your past experiences, thoughts, and emotions, in order for you to gain insight and address your current every day struggles. By recognizing patterns that continue to get in the way, we will open the door to new possibilities.
(410) 973-6220 View (410) 973-6220
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Jess Dunn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21230
----NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS. WILL UPDATE WHEN AVAILABLE.----- Maybe you are suffering, but are not sure why or have trouble speaking about it. Perhaps you've noticed that you keep repeating the same patterns, but are not certain how. I have worked for over eight years with people suffering from a range of symptoms, those who have suffered with trauma and loss, and those dealing with problems in loving and/or working. I enjoy working with those who identify as LGBT+, queer or kinky, with racial, ethnic, and religious minority individuals, and those from a range of socio-economic backgrounds.
----NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS. WILL UPDATE WHEN AVAILABLE.----- Maybe you are suffering, but are not sure why or have trouble speaking about it. Perhaps you've noticed that you keep repeating the same patterns, but are not certain how. I have worked for over eight years with people suffering from a range of symptoms, those who have suffered with trauma and loss, and those dealing with problems in loving and/or working. I enjoy working with those who identify as LGBT+, queer or kinky, with racial, ethnic, and religious minority individuals, and those from a range of socio-economic backgrounds.
(410) 983-3306 View (410) 983-3306
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AMA Transitional Services, LLC
Counselor, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21239  (Online Only)
We are a group of telehealth therapist. All clinician's are Master's level educated with experience in mental health and substance abuse treatment. We specialize in working with young adults and adults experiencing difficulties transitioning from one area of life into another area of life i.e. high school to work world, changing jobs, anxiety, working through stress, grief and loss, depression, substance abuse issues, relationship issues, self-esteem, motivation, trauma, domestic violence, co-occurring, and family issues. Independent supervision available for substance abuse certificate holders, LGPC, LGADC, LGPAT, LGMFT.
We are a group of telehealth therapist. All clinician's are Master's level educated with experience in mental health and substance abuse treatment. We specialize in working with young adults and adults experiencing difficulties transitioning from one area of life into another area of life i.e. high school to work world, changing jobs, anxiety, working through stress, grief and loss, depression, substance abuse issues, relationship issues, self-esteem, motivation, trauma, domestic violence, co-occurring, and family issues. Independent supervision available for substance abuse certificate holders, LGPC, LGADC, LGPAT, LGMFT.
(443) 402-3200 View (443) 402-3200
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Miriam Insel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21209
Waitlist for new clients
“In every adult there lurks a child— an eternal child, something that is always becoming, is never completed, and calls for unceasing care, attention, and education. That is the part of the personality which wants to develop and become whole.“ -Carl Jung.
“In every adult there lurks a child— an eternal child, something that is always becoming, is never completed, and calls for unceasing care, attention, and education. That is the part of the personality which wants to develop and become whole.“ -Carl Jung.
(410) 291-1412 View (410) 291-1412
Suicidal Ideation Therapists

How does therapy for suicidal ideation work?

Stress, depression, anxiety, or upsetting circumstances can give rise to suicidal thinking. Therapy can address the events at the core of an individual’s suffering. Understanding why a person may be suicidal can help the therapist and the patient discover alternative methods of coping. A person with suicidal ideation may be mired in catastrophic thinking, and treatment like cognitive behavioral therapy is a good choice for breaking such patterns. In addition, treatment such as acceptance and commitment therapy can help a person manage their distress through better emotion regulation.

Which therapies are best for suicidal ideation?

Specific approaches used by professionals include cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior, psychodynamic, acceptance and commitment therapies, among others. Cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior therapies are two widely used therapies that can help individuals with painful thoughts and past traumas. These therapies help an individual tolerate distress, regulate emotions, and not act on dangerous urges.

Are there specific medications to be combined with therapy?

The use of medication for suicidal thoughts must be aligned with the underlying cause; conditions such as depression, anxiety, and psychosis may be at the root of suicidal ideation. A psychiatrist may prescribe medications for symptoms, which may include antipsychotics such as aripiprazole or antidepressants such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

How often and how long are therapy sessions for suicidal ideation?

As with any type of therapy, sessions depend on the individual. Patients may see improvement within 15 to 20 sessions, at an average of 50 minutes per session, while others may opt for 20 to 30 sessions over, perhaps, a six-month period. Still other patients, especially those with co-occurring conditions like major depression and anxiety, may need to continue sessions for up to 12 to 18 months. In some cases, residential treatment may be recommended for an individual who is judged to be at high risk of self-harm.