Therapists in Bel Air, MD

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Kimber Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bel Air, MD 21014
Kimber Thomas (she/her) strives to create an open and non-judgmental atmosphere, treating each person in a caring and respectful fashion while being mindful of individual differences and cultural and ethnic diversity. She strives to promote clients’ socially responsible self-determination and seeks to enhance clients’ capacity and opportunity to change and to address their own needs.
Kimber Thomas (she/her) strives to create an open and non-judgmental atmosphere, treating each person in a caring and respectful fashion while being mindful of individual differences and cultural and ethnic diversity. She strives to promote clients’ socially responsible self-determination and seeks to enhance clients’ capacity and opportunity to change and to address their own needs.
(443) 348-0459 View (443) 348-0459
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Kevin P Wein
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Bel Air, MD 21015
I'm a former Johns Hopkins Clinic Supervisor now in private practice. I have over 15 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and couples. I have a special passion for working with those who have a chronic disease and their families. As a Stage IV cancer survivor, I'm familiar with the emotional, physical, and financial struggles associated with being diagnosed with a chronic disease. I look forward to meeting you.
I'm a former Johns Hopkins Clinic Supervisor now in private practice. I have over 15 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and couples. I have a special passion for working with those who have a chronic disease and their families. As a Stage IV cancer survivor, I'm familiar with the emotional, physical, and financial struggles associated with being diagnosed with a chronic disease. I look forward to meeting you.
(410) 670-7839 View (410) 670-7839
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Optimal Life Therapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Bel Air, MD 21015  (Online Only)
Maybe you feel like life is not worth living anymore. Like no one has your back. Maybe you find yourself saying, “I’m going to fail anyway, so why even try?” Or maybe you want to start moving forward with your life, but don’t know where to even begin. It is completely possible to get "unstuck," so that you can begin living again, and not just merely existing. It all starts with knowing that YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
Maybe you feel like life is not worth living anymore. Like no one has your back. Maybe you find yourself saying, “I’m going to fail anyway, so why even try?” Or maybe you want to start moving forward with your life, but don’t know where to even begin. It is completely possible to get "unstuck," so that you can begin living again, and not just merely existing. It all starts with knowing that YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
(410) 835-4986 View (410) 835-4986
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Drumgoole Counseling Services, Inc
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Bel Air, MD 21015
Life can be hard. From marriage issues, to school problems, parenting concerns to personal addictions- we can get overwhelmed and stuck. DCS has therapists and counselors with experience to help you address problems behaviors and gain healthy strategies for positive living. If you aren’t sure how to handle your marriage, your child, or your own behaviors- DCS can help.
Life can be hard. From marriage issues, to school problems, parenting concerns to personal addictions- we can get overwhelmed and stuck. DCS has therapists and counselors with experience to help you address problems behaviors and gain healthy strategies for positive living. If you aren’t sure how to handle your marriage, your child, or your own behaviors- DCS can help.
(410) 618-1539 View (410) 618-1539
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James M Ryan
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bel Air, MD 21015
I've been working in the behavioral health field for over 10 years and enjoy helping people learn how their minds work. Throughout my career, I've worked with adolescents and adults of all ages, individuals, couples and families. I offer psychodynamic psychotherapy. My counseling philosophy is rooted in existential and spiritual traditions with particular emphasis on the inherent human need for meaningful connection in life. From this perspective, the ultimate goal of therapy is to optimize our connection to ourselves, others, and a meaningful spiritual life.
I've been working in the behavioral health field for over 10 years and enjoy helping people learn how their minds work. Throughout my career, I've worked with adolescents and adults of all ages, individuals, couples and families. I offer psychodynamic psychotherapy. My counseling philosophy is rooted in existential and spiritual traditions with particular emphasis on the inherent human need for meaningful connection in life. From this perspective, the ultimate goal of therapy is to optimize our connection to ourselves, others, and a meaningful spiritual life.
(410) 469-7498 View (410) 469-7498
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Kyle Turner
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
Bel Air, MD 21015
Are you and your partner looking to rebuild or strengthen your relationship? Trying to navigate a particularly difficult conflict? Maybe things are going well and you just want to keep them that way. Whatever the case, I can offer you a supportive therapeutic environment and an integrative counseling style that draws from a variety of modalities to suit you and your partner best.
Are you and your partner looking to rebuild or strengthen your relationship? Trying to navigate a particularly difficult conflict? Maybe things are going well and you just want to keep them that way. Whatever the case, I can offer you a supportive therapeutic environment and an integrative counseling style that draws from a variety of modalities to suit you and your partner best.
(410) 844-7694 View (410) 844-7694
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Paul B. Sheesley, MA, LPC, LCPC, LCADC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC, LCADC
Verified Verified
Bel Air, MD 21014
Therapy is not education or advice-giving. People are unique, so elements of therapy are tailored because healing is different for everybody. My treatment approach is an atmosphere were you can speak your mind safely, to someone who listens, listens intelligently, and cares is important. I believe a successful counseling experience depends on the therapists ability to understand and respect the unique concerns, background, and context of each patient. I am committed to achieving such an understanding in every counseling relationship.
Therapy is not education or advice-giving. People are unique, so elements of therapy are tailored because healing is different for everybody. My treatment approach is an atmosphere were you can speak your mind safely, to someone who listens, listens intelligently, and cares is important. I believe a successful counseling experience depends on the therapists ability to understand and respect the unique concerns, background, and context of each patient. I am committed to achieving such an understanding in every counseling relationship.
(443) 991-7787 View (443) 991-7787
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Shannon Runk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, PMH-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bel Air, MD 21014
Becoming a new mother can often leave you with feelings of sadness, being overwhelmed, or even hopelessness. It takes a community to support new moms and all that comes with it. The transition to motherhood is demanding and my passion is working together with moms to navigate the challenges across the perinatal spectrum. I help moms embrace their resilience and pursue the walk of motherhood from an empowered state of being.
Becoming a new mother can often leave you with feelings of sadness, being overwhelmed, or even hopelessness. It takes a community to support new moms and all that comes with it. The transition to motherhood is demanding and my passion is working together with moms to navigate the challenges across the perinatal spectrum. I help moms embrace their resilience and pursue the walk of motherhood from an empowered state of being.
(443) 241-6453 View (443) 241-6453
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Amy Gooding
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Bel Air, MD 21015  (Online Only)
I have devoted my career to the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating and body image, in addition to depression, anxiety and trauma. I also have extensive experience working with athletes with eating disorders, depression, anxiety and recovering from injuries. I enjoy helping people get out of their own way so they can live the life they want for themselves.
I have devoted my career to the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating and body image, in addition to depression, anxiety and trauma. I also have extensive experience working with athletes with eating disorders, depression, anxiety and recovering from injuries. I enjoy helping people get out of their own way so they can live the life they want for themselves.
(410) 807-8859 View (410) 807-8859
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Mollie Selmanoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CCM
Verified Verified
Bel Air, MD 21014  (Online Only)
We all go through transitions and difficulties in our lives. Therapy can be a great place to talk about anything that's going on with an impartial party and without judgement. Whether you want someone to vent to, work on a personal struggle, or create better open communication with a partner or as a family, I am here to guide you along the way.
We all go through transitions and difficulties in our lives. Therapy can be a great place to talk about anything that's going on with an impartial party and without judgement. Whether you want someone to vent to, work on a personal struggle, or create better open communication with a partner or as a family, I am here to guide you along the way.
(410) 220-2681 View (410) 220-2681
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Steven Acerno
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bel Air, MD 21014  (Online Only)
Is your teenager dealing with intense emotions like anxiety, anger or sadness? Are you tired of frequent family arguments? Is your family going through stressfull changes like divorce or loss of a loved one? When children don't have a way to process their internal struggles they often act out or withdraw. Teenagers see the world in a different way and face different struggles than adults. I am a licensed clinical social worker and specialize in working with teenagers and their families. I tailor sessions to address my clients' specific needs and to achieve their goals.
Is your teenager dealing with intense emotions like anxiety, anger or sadness? Are you tired of frequent family arguments? Is your family going through stressfull changes like divorce or loss of a loved one? When children don't have a way to process their internal struggles they often act out or withdraw. Teenagers see the world in a different way and face different struggles than adults. I am a licensed clinical social worker and specialize in working with teenagers and their families. I tailor sessions to address my clients' specific needs and to achieve their goals.
(443) 637-2648 View (443) 637-2648
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Jessica N Gomel
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bel Air, MD 21014
Not accepting new clients
Hello and welcome to my page. I can help you with a broad range of issues, including difficult transitions, grief, depression, anxiety, and trauma. My treatment style emphasizes personal strengths and positive coping, and I know that people can make changes if they are willing to work hard. I believe that counseling is a collaborative process, so with caring and respect I'll help you gain personal insight, learn strategies to better manage difficulties in your personal and professional life, and grow as a person. As an integrative therapist, I'll tailor your treatment to meet your individual needs, values, and culture.
Hello and welcome to my page. I can help you with a broad range of issues, including difficult transitions, grief, depression, anxiety, and trauma. My treatment style emphasizes personal strengths and positive coping, and I know that people can make changes if they are willing to work hard. I believe that counseling is a collaborative process, so with caring and respect I'll help you gain personal insight, learn strategies to better manage difficulties in your personal and professional life, and grow as a person. As an integrative therapist, I'll tailor your treatment to meet your individual needs, values, and culture.
(410) 970-3545 View (410) 970-3545
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Guided Hope Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bel Air, MD 21014
Guided Hope Counseling is dedicated to providing exceptional quality and highly accessible trauma-informed outpatient mental health care. At Guided Hope, we have therapists who specialize in the treatment of mental health issues such as Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, PTSD, Grief & Loss, Trauma, and more. Guided Hope also offers support and solutions for families working on marital issues, peaceful co-parenting, blended families, managing challenging behaviors in children, and supporting loved ones through challenging life transitions. We support all varieties of families and are sensitive to the needs of the LGBTQ community.
Guided Hope Counseling is dedicated to providing exceptional quality and highly accessible trauma-informed outpatient mental health care. At Guided Hope, we have therapists who specialize in the treatment of mental health issues such as Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, PTSD, Grief & Loss, Trauma, and more. Guided Hope also offers support and solutions for families working on marital issues, peaceful co-parenting, blended families, managing challenging behaviors in children, and supporting loved ones through challenging life transitions. We support all varieties of families and are sensitive to the needs of the LGBTQ community.
(410) 567-0279 View (410) 567-0279
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Ashley Ruocco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bel Air, MD 21014
Sometimes in life we experience a disconnect between where we want to be and where we are in our thoughts, behaviors, or relationships. I am here to help you understand yourself better so that you can begin to mindfully live life to the fullest. I specialize in working with clients through life transitions, relationship issues, family conflict, and workplace challenges. I have a passion for helping clients navigate everyday difficulties including finding balance and reducing anxiety. Additionally, I have a growing number of clients seeking to improve communication and form more meaningful connections.
Sometimes in life we experience a disconnect between where we want to be and where we are in our thoughts, behaviors, or relationships. I am here to help you understand yourself better so that you can begin to mindfully live life to the fullest. I specialize in working with clients through life transitions, relationship issues, family conflict, and workplace challenges. I have a passion for helping clients navigate everyday difficulties including finding balance and reducing anxiety. Additionally, I have a growing number of clients seeking to improve communication and form more meaningful connections.
(410) 431-0948 View (410) 431-0948
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Mindfulness Mental Health Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Bel Air, MD 21015
Not accepting new clients
As the founder, Licensed Therapist, Life Coach & Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, my goal is to assist all clients with life goal attainment, encourage self-determination, emotional regulation, use of healthier coping skills to live productive lives. Ongoing mindfulness is encouraged to decrease distorted negative thinking. The following techniques, Here & Now, Cognitive Behavioral & Mindfulness will be implemented. I strive to provide a safe environment where all clients can express their struggles & effectively manage their mental health symptoms, thereby leading to a healthier, happy and productive lives.
As the founder, Licensed Therapist, Life Coach & Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, my goal is to assist all clients with life goal attainment, encourage self-determination, emotional regulation, use of healthier coping skills to live productive lives. Ongoing mindfulness is encouraged to decrease distorted negative thinking. The following techniques, Here & Now, Cognitive Behavioral & Mindfulness will be implemented. I strive to provide a safe environment where all clients can express their struggles & effectively manage their mental health symptoms, thereby leading to a healthier, happy and productive lives.
(410) 671-0865 View (410) 671-0865
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Shelley Mason
Counselor, LGPC, MEd, CYT, TCTSY-F
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bel Air, MD 21014  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I offer online counseling to assist with struggles, unmet needs, relationship difficulties, negative thought or behavior patterns, disappointments, limitations, injustice, devastation or other mental health issues that have hindered one's ability to live life to the fullest. I have specialized training in EMDR, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and in utilizing movement, breath, and yoga to facilitate healing trauma (TCTSY-F, 300 hours).
I offer online counseling to assist with struggles, unmet needs, relationship difficulties, negative thought or behavior patterns, disappointments, limitations, injustice, devastation or other mental health issues that have hindered one's ability to live life to the fullest. I have specialized training in EMDR, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and in utilizing movement, breath, and yoga to facilitate healing trauma (TCTSY-F, 300 hours).
(410) 862-0506 View (410) 862-0506
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Cindy Lynkew
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bel Air, MD 21014
Life can be challenging at times! It is often through these most challenging moments that we learn and grow into the people we are meant to be. I would love to help guide you during these momentous occasions of change. Recognizing our difficulties, acknowledging our desires to change, and applying the appropriate coping skills can help guide us through life’s challenging transitions. We all have a story to tell, therefore I enjoy using the narrative approach to therapy to best understand each person’s life experiences and values.
Life can be challenging at times! It is often through these most challenging moments that we learn and grow into the people we are meant to be. I would love to help guide you during these momentous occasions of change. Recognizing our difficulties, acknowledging our desires to change, and applying the appropriate coping skills can help guide us through life’s challenging transitions. We all have a story to tell, therefore I enjoy using the narrative approach to therapy to best understand each person’s life experiences and values.
(667) 201-6127 View (667) 201-6127
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Linda Claire Smart-Sullivan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Bel Air, MD 21015
Some of my clients issues are Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, PTSD, Addiction, Criminal Justice System Issues. Their goals are to feel better mentally, and to be able to function better in their lives. They want a therapist who can be understanding, objective and empathetic. They want some that they feel comfortable with to discuss sensitive issues.
Some of my clients issues are Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, PTSD, Addiction, Criminal Justice System Issues. Their goals are to feel better mentally, and to be able to function better in their lives. They want a therapist who can be understanding, objective and empathetic. They want some that they feel comfortable with to discuss sensitive issues.
(667) 401-8051 View (667) 401-8051
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Jermaine Brayboy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bel Air, MD 21014
Waitlist for new clients
Jermaine is a Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW) with over 15 years of experience working with adults, children and families who have a variety of backgrounds and mental health concerns. His experience includes working with individuals with anger management, substance use, family conflict, relationship issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, and more. Jermaine received his Masters Degree from Delaware State University and plans to pursue his doctorate degree in the near future. Jermaine uses a client-centered approach to develop unique strategies and solutions that work best for the client.
Jermaine is a Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW) with over 15 years of experience working with adults, children and families who have a variety of backgrounds and mental health concerns. His experience includes working with individuals with anger management, substance use, family conflict, relationship issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, and more. Jermaine received his Masters Degree from Delaware State University and plans to pursue his doctorate degree in the near future. Jermaine uses a client-centered approach to develop unique strategies and solutions that work best for the client.
(410) 881-6743 View (410) 881-6743
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Erin McConnell
Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LCPC, LCPAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bel Air, MD 21014
Waitlist for new clients
Are you craving change? Tired of letting fear and anxiety intrude on your life? Do you want to have more meaningful and authentic relationships? Counseling and therapy begins with a longing. Your longing might be for better relationships, more trust in yourself, less anxiety, feeling worthy and lovable, or feeling connected to your passion and purpose in life. I provide individual counseling for adults who are looking to create a future that is better than their past.
Are you craving change? Tired of letting fear and anxiety intrude on your life? Do you want to have more meaningful and authentic relationships? Counseling and therapy begins with a longing. Your longing might be for better relationships, more trust in yourself, less anxiety, feeling worthy and lovable, or feeling connected to your passion and purpose in life. I provide individual counseling for adults who are looking to create a future that is better than their past.
(240) 696-4127 View (240) 696-4127

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Bel Air, MD

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Bel Air, MD who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
78% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
73% Relationship Issues
70% Stress
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% BlueCross and BlueShield
79% Cigna and Evernorth
77% CareFirst

How Therapists in Bel Air, MD see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
16% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bel Air?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.