Therapists for Teens in Columbia, MD

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Duarte Aguiar
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Duarte Aguiar is licensed in the state of Maryland as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and is a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC). He is a graduate of Loyola University with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Duarte has 5 years’ experience providing therapy in Maryland to a diverse client-base in a variety of clinical settings including school-based ( adolescent and adult), substance abuse/recovery clinic, marriage and family, individual, groups, and psychoeducation.
(443) 917-3511 
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Columbia, MD 21044
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Discover Yourself Wellness Center, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Whether I am working with an adolescent or emerging adult, I will ensure that each client strives to reach their own personal goals, by providing tools and guidance to help with feelings of anxiety, depression, peer relationship struggles and more.
Facing life challenges can be strenuous for all of us, and we may not know which way to turn for help. At times, we reach out to our own family and friends for help, but that is not always supportive. Who can we turn to then, to help us understand and navigate through these emotionally difficult times? I'm driven by my passion to bring overall wellness and hope to my clients, by providing a safe, non-judgmental and empathetic environment. I will work collaboratively with my clients, to help strengthen relationships and facilitate growth.
 
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Columbia, MD 21044
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Kelly Drake
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I am a licensed psychologist, co-founder and director of the Anxiety Treatment Center of Maryland, and part-time Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine. I specialize in treating and preventing all forms of anxiety, depression, and related problems in children, adolescents, and adults using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).
(410) 660-2602 
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Columbia, MD 21045
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Courtney P. Keeton
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
**I am NOT currently accepting new patients. I have a waitlist. You are welcome to contact me if you would like to be placed on a waitlist. ** I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in cognitive and behavioral treatment for child and adolescent anxiety-related disorders including selective mutism. I also am a part-time faculty member at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
(410) 346-5430 
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Columbia, MD 21045
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George Carlson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-C
Verified
I have a special interest in working with child and adolescent adoptees and their families to support their connection and bonding.
I believe that the power of therapy comes through the understanding of how self defeating patterns of behavior interfere with our ability to have a happy and productive life. I believe that focusing and building on our strengths will enhance our functioning. Examining our behavior is critical to developing healthy options for ourselves and in our relationships. Through an open and respectful process we will examine the areas in your life that have interfered with your ability to make positive, forward thinking choices. As you develop different coping strategies the hope of change will support healing and growth.
(410) 793-1303 
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Columbia, MD 21044
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Waitlist for new clients
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Amelia Nigro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
My academic concentration is in Clinical Child/ Adolescent /Family Health and I have additional training in the following: • Emotional Freedom Tapping (EFT) • Social Skills Special Education/IEP process • LGBTQ+ • Mindfulness Training.
In our sessions, I hope to empower you and support you in the management of your daily obstacles. By using a strengths-based model, I will help you explore and access your present coping skills while also supporting you in discovering new and manageable tools that will bring about positive change. Whether you are looking for support in navigating life challenges, specifically related to depression, stress, anxiety, parenting, or looking to strengthen your overall mental and emotional wellness, I am here to help.
 
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Columbia, MD 21044
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Edith B Schatz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Are you worried your child or teen is struggling to make or keep friends? Does your child have a hard time in social situations? Do they seem angry, depressed, or anxious? As a parent, are you unsure how to help? I work with children and teens to help them develop new life and social skills using talk, play therapy, and movement. During therapy your child will learn to better recognize their feelings and develop new coping strategies that will help improve their relationships. My goal is to help your child gain a better understanding of them selves and become more connected with others.
(703) 270-0929 
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Columbia, MD 21046
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Lindsay Borden
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I also am a part-time faculty member at the The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in evidence-based care for children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. I have expertise in the assessment and treatment of anxiety and depression as well as co-occurring behavioral difficulties. Additionally, I have extensive experience working with individuals with chronic and acute medical conditions such as elimination disorders (including toilet training difficulties), gastrointestinal/urological problems, headaches, chronic pain, kidney disease, diabetes, and sleep concerns.
(443) 775-3071 
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Columbia, MD 21045
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Adult & Adolescent Counseling Services, LLC
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Adult & Adolescent Counseling Services, LLC is an evidence-based mental health counseling practice dedicated to bringing quality services to Individuals & families in Howard County. I specialize in working with pre-teens, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, ADHD, executive functioning, and other social/emotional, and behavioral issues. At the core of my practice is the belief that a strong client/therapist connection is one of the most important factors in achieving a positive outcome in therapy. My goal is to provide clients with caring, compassionate, and effective counseling services.
(443) 400-7948 
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Columbia, MD 21046
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Deborah Goodwin
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LGADC
Verified
If you are reading my profile, you have already taken a courageous step toward healing. I believe identifying a therapist for your adolescent , or yourself can be a time- consuming and daunting process. I have immediate openings for new clients. I help those struggling with co-occurring disorders; specifically, depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, and grief. I have a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling with a specialization in addiction counseling. Each client is unique, so I use a varied approach.
(443) 494-2224 
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Columbia, MD 21044
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Mary D Hill
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Some of my experience includes dealing with ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome and Traits, Parenting Issues, Adoption, Anxiety (including PTSD and OCD), Depression and other Mood Disorders, Marital/Couple Problems, Adult- Teen Developmental Issues and Conflicts, Problems of Early Childhood, Personality Disorders, Transitions in life such as Divorce or Loss, and formal Cognitive and Personality Assessments.
It takes a lot of courage to seek help, especially in a world that unfairly stigmatizes getting psychological services. Lack of understanding of what therapy is and how people can benefit from it prevents some from using professional services to know and understand themselves better, to improve relationships, and to live more meaningful, fulfilling lives regardless of their challenges. Sometimes people have troubling symptoms due to anxiety, depression, and other disorders and need help to address these symptoms and their causes. I use a variety of approaches to help clients. My goal is to empower clients through a healthy, therapeutic relationship.
(443) 334-8810 
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Columbia, MD 21044
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Della Collins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or self-esteem issues? Are you stressed out in your romantic relationships? Is your teenager starting to struggle to balance school, home, and friends? At Brighter Future Counseling, I use evidenced based strategies with teens, adults, and couples to combat anxiety and depression in a friendly, nonjudgmental environment. If you're feeling stuck, unhappy, or like life is in chaos, give me a call today and we can begin the journey to realizing your strength!
(443) 249-8702 
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Columbia, MD 21044
Not accepting new clients
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Laurie A Nelson
Counselor, LCPC-MD, CMHC-UT
Verified
Child/ Adolescent /Young Adult transitions from Elementary School to College.
Family conflict specialist seeing clients in MD and UT. Laurie's 20 year professional focus has been on finding solutions while building resilience in adolescents, young adults and families that have been impacted by "real life" situations. She has assisted children and families with intra-family adjustment during challenging times. Laurie follows a brief solution focused model while incorporating mediation skills that assists children and families to seek out "over the kitchen table" solutions to conflicts within the family unit. Laurie works with families to readjust to their "new norm".
(385) 284-0457 
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Columbia, MD 21045
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John Norris
Counselor, MS, LCPC, LCADC
Verified
I provide psychotherapy for relationship & couples concerns, family problems, adolescent challenges, depression, anxiety, mood disturbance related to trauma, life changes, codependency, and addiction problems.
Deciding to begin therapy is a big step and I am so happy that you did! I believe in creating a non-judgmental atmosphere throughout the psychotherapy experience, and I work hard to maintain a safe space for all. I see each client as a unique person, and I tailor my approach to meet your needs. While working with me, you'll be treated with compassion and respect. I will do my best to help you find your way. I believe that you will find me very easy to talk to, very easy-going, and authentically interested in your story of life. I will work to engage you in a way that matches your personality, putting you at ease with this process.
(301) 710-9395 
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Columbia, MD 21044
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Andy Ferguson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Our staff have been in the trenches of adolescent mental health for two decades and understand the power of connected relationships in raising resilient teens into confident adults.
Are you overwhelmed with school, work, and major life decisions? Does it feel like you don’t have the focus or confidence to follow through with your goals? Are you struggling to build relationships and feel anxious or withdrawn in social situations? Parents, do you feel like you’re spinning your wheels to motivate and prepare your child for adulthood and its falling on deaf ears? Are you unsure how to approach conversations you know are crucial during adolescence? Do you long for a relationship where you can be a guide instead of a nag?
(301) 760-4166 
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Columbia, MD 21044
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Lisa Olivia Gibbs - Rivers Of Hope Counseling
Resident in Counseling, MA
Verified
Addiction; Alcohol Use; Behavioral Issues; Coping Skills; Depression; Emotional Disturbance; Family Conflict; Sexual Abuse; Stress; Substance Use; Teen Violence; Trauma and PTSD; Women's Issues.
My personal mission is to provide, protect, and treat others with love and respect and to positively inspire their desire to believe in self. I put an emphasis of building a positive and trusting relationship with each client through providing a safe therapeutic environment in which the client is able to process their feelings and disappointments and ultimately rebuild that which is broken.
(540) 274-3038 
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Columbia, MD 21044
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Sharita Sivels
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC
Verified
**TELEHEALTH THERAPIST** We at Finding Clarity believe your mental and emotional health is just as important as your physical health and well being. Just as you would see your primary doctor to maintain your physical health, counseling is here to help maintain your emotional health. I provide counseling to help individuals and their loved ones address various life issues including (but not limited to): Family and marital conflicts, Problems in school, Depression, family separation, Adoption issues, Feelings of anxiety or nervousness, child and adolescent behavioral issues, trauma/ abuse related issues, and eating disorders.
(571) 946-6632 
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Columbia, MD 21045
Offers online therapy
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Annie Grace Nance-Roscoe
Pastoral Counselor, PhD, DMin, MA, LCPC
The focused specialty is Temperament, Pre-Marital, Marriage, Domestic Abuse, Family Conflict, Individual Counseling, Women Issues, and Teen Counseling.
My desire as a Christian Counselor is to assist others in becoming all they were created to be in this life. Specializing in Temperament Counseling and assisting you on your journey of healing through therapeutic temperament therapy is vitally important to me. Using this method each individual is provided with constructive means of dealing with difficult issues by grasping a concept of who they are and how to improve in areas of life by setting goals. Constructive support is provided to assist in meeting these goals without being harmful to themselves or others. I am available to meet with you online in a safe environment.
(410) 657-4555 
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Columbia, MD 21045
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Sharlene Sylvester
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
** Sharlene offers online counseling ** Sharlene is accepting EAP clients in response to COVID-19. Sharlene Sylvester is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who completed her Master of Social Work graduate studies at The University of Maryland where she concentrated on mental health and minored in psychological services. Sharlene graduated summa cum laude. Sharlene is a lifetime member of Psi Chi, Pi Gamma Mu and Theta Rho. Psychology, social science and social work honors societies. Sharlene is also a candidate for her doctoral degree in clinical psychology.
(443) 979-8512 
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Columbia, MD 21044
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Albertina Munoz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Your best efforts to improve your connection with your partner or with your family only seem to make things worse. You feel unheard, unseen, unloved, ineffective, and you wonder if the people you love so much care about you at all. Loneliness, frustration, and a gloomy view of the future have replaced the aliveness you used to feel. Or perhaps grief has made a home in your heart and no matter what you do you cannot move on from the pain. Or maybe you have lived through events that left you feeling as if something in you changed forever, as if the best of your life is gone and you will never experience true joy again.
(443) 241-6365 
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Columbia, MD 21046
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Teen Therapists
Adolescence can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can raise questions of independence and identity; as adolescents cultivate their sense of self, they may face difficult choices about academics, friendship, sexuality, gender identity, drugs, and alcohol.

Most teens have a relatively egocentric perspective on life; a state of mind that usually abates with age. They often focus on themselves and believe that everyone else—from a best friend to a distant crush—is focused on them too. They may grapple with insecurities and feelings of being judged. Relationships with family members often take a backseat to peer groups, romantic interests, and appearance, which teens perceive as increasingly important during this time.

The transition can naturally lead to anxiety about physical development, evolving relationships with others, and one's place in the larger world. Mild anxiety and other challenges are typical, but serious mental health conditions also emerge during adolescence. Finding a teen therapist in Columbia and addressing a disorder early on can help ensure the best possible outcome.