Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Baltimore, Maryland

Find a therapist in Baltimore, Massachusetts that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Baltimore to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.

Cheryl Mitchell

Cheryl Mitchell, LCPC,

The process of putting the pieces together to gain perspective, appreciation, or understanding of the picture is rewarding. This is how I see my engagement with individuals with whom I am honored to work regarding their concerns. Looking at past events, current situations, or behaviors can lead to awareness for positive change, which I believe is the greatest work I can do. My name is Cheryl Annette Mitchell. I have over six years of experience in behavioral health, focus Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 6 years


Orly Katz

Orly Katz, LCPC,

Thank you for taking the first step to make a difference. My name is Orly katz. I am a professional counselor in MD. I am also a maternal child nurse. My passion for relationships and individual counseling stems from my life’s experience, on the job exposure and advanced continuing education. My professional background started in the late 1970s as a nurse-midwife in Israel. In 1985, I immigrated to the USA and continued working as a maternal child nurse. Although nursi Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Hebrew,
  • Experience: 11 years


Sharon Szalejko

Sharon Szalejko, BA, MSW, LCSW-C,

I have been a social worker for over ten years. I am an active-duty Navy spouse and Mom and understand the stress involved with living a military life, whether it's deployments or long hours or simply being on-call 24/7. I have had the opportunity to volunteer with spouses that struggle with the military life, and normalizing some of the problems that arise is very fulfilling. I want to let you know about some of the work that I've done and Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 10 years


Stephanie Chupein

Stephanie Chupein, M.Ed., LCMFT,

It is my sincere belief that we all grow and change within the context of our relationships. Giving and experiencing love is our highest purpose in life. Relationships give us the opportunity to grow into the person we are meant to be. I specialize in working with individuals from a family systems perspective. I see a broad spectrum of clients with relationship issues, sexual issues, sex and love addiction, trauma and abuse, as well as anxiety and depression. I belie Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 22 years


Christopher  Witman

Christopher Witman, LCPC,

Hello! My name is Christopher Witman, LCPC. I have 9 years of experience as a practicing therapist and 20 years of experience in the human service field. I received my Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from Saint Joseph's University in 1997 and my Masters of Arts degree in Counseling from Johns Hopkins University in 2009. Since becoming a licensed counselor, I have worked primarily in community mental health in Baltimore City providing t Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 9 years


Stacy  Fruhling

Stacy Fruhling , LCPC, LCADC,

Congratulations on taking the first step toward a life change! It's not easy to ask for help and I applaud your decision to do something different in your life. I look forward to taking this journey with you. I earned my Master's and Bachelor's Degrees in Counseling Psychology from Towson University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and a Licensed Addictions Counselor. My experience and training have been Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 15 years


Dr. Michael-Renee Godfrey

Dr. Michael-Renee Godfrey, PsyD, RN, LPC,

I have been practicing as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia for 10 years. I am licensed in Maryland, Montana, & Texas as well. My theoretical base is client-centered psychotherapy. I believe that clients know themselves best. They have the answers inside; they just need help finding them. I am willing to walk through the deepest darkness with my clients and be their biggest fan at the same time. Being a therapist allows me to create and share a safe place for peopl Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 10 years


Kerry McCommons

Kerry McCommons, LCPC, MS,

Thank you for taking the time to learn about me! If you are searching for a warm, enthusiastic, empathetic person with whom the begin the journey of therapy, I might be a great fit for you! I am a licensed therapist (LCPC) and have worked in the mental health field for over 10 years. I have worked with children, teens, adults, and families-- I love getting to know people and offering support. I believe I we all go through perio Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 9 years


Tahna Purnell

Tahna Purnell, LCPC,

Hello! My name is Tahna. Welcome to BetterHelp! I am a psychotherapist licensed in the state of Maryland where I have been working with individuals and families for over 11 years. I hold an MA in Counseling Psychology as well as national certifications in hypnosis and life coaching. I currently work in private practice and a college counseling center. I have had the honor of working with a diverse client population, assisting the Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 11 years


Ilani Ighedosa

Ilani Ighedosa, LCSW-C,

Hello! I am a clinical social worker specializing in trauma focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy and supportive psychotherapy. I have extensive experience in assisting individuals struggling with chronic mental health illnesses, such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. I also have extensive experience in assisting individuals who have experienced sexual trauma or who do struggle with inappropriate sexual beha Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 6 years


Overview of Mental Health Resources in Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore is a city that has seen its share of hardship over the years. It does offer some great things like the aquarium and a pretty good football team. However, it also suffers from financial hardship, unemployment and controversy.

Baltimore, Maryland is situated right on the East Coast. It gets cold in the winter and hot in the summer. It is between two other large cities that eclipse it in size and wealth. Yet it perseveres, just like its residents.

Mental Health Statistics for Baltimore

Like a lot of other depressed cities, Baltimore sees its share of mental health disorders. About 1 in 5  Baltimore residents experience mental illness each year. That comes out to be about 110,000 per year. The number of those who suffer a serious mental illness is much lower. It is only about 1 in 20 which is a bit more hopeful.

As far as treatment goes in Baltimore, the numbers are staggering. Out of the 110,000 who are estimated to suffer a mental illness each year, only about 40,000 actually received treatment. Of these, over 15,000 were children. The fact that so many people went untreated is scary. It is also unnecessary. There is treatment available in Baltimore. The problem is that people either can’t afford it, or don’t know how to get it. Our mission is to change this.

Impact of Not Receiving Treatment in Baltimore

It is our hope that every individual who needs mental health treatment receives that treatment. We know this is not realistic, but it is a goal. Baltimore presents an environment where lack of treatment for mental health issues compounds existing problems. Baltimore already has issues with poverty, substance abuse and unemployment. Not treating mental health issues makes these problems even more severe.

The impact of a lack of mental health treatment in Baltimore leads to:

  • Increased homelessness
  • Increased joblessness
  • Greater rates of incarceration
  • Overcrowded shelters

Therefore, it’s so important that people in Baltimore know how to access proper mental health care. They need a user-friendly directory that navigates the mental health care system for them. This is where we come into play.

What Makes Baltimore Unique When it Comes to Mental Health?

People in Baltimore are prone to mental health issues due to several factors:

  •  The climate in Baltimore is not unique to the Northeast. It is seriously cold in the winter and can be brutally hot and humid in the summer. Snow and ice stick around through spring. People’s mental health is affected by extreme weather. People with seasonal affective disorder feel this even more.
  • Baltimore has an unemployment rate of 6.4%. This is 2% higher than Maryland, generally. It is also 2% higher than its neighboring city, Washington D.C. Unemployment leads even the healthiest people to suffer from mental health issues. For a city that is facing such economic challenges, unemployment only increases the chances of a serious mental illness.
  •  Like many cities today, Baltimore is suffering from both an opiate epidemic and a fentanyl epidemic. The number of overdoses is downright scary. It is a chicken-and-egg issue. Does the high incidence of drug abuse cause mental issues? Or, does mental health issues lead to drug abuse? Either way, it is even more important that these people receive information about mental health professionals.

Divorce Rate in Baltimore

Baltimore’s divorce rate . This is actually lower than most cities. However, this number is misleading. What makes Baltimore unique is that of all single people in Baltimore, over 60% are divorced. So, although the divorce rate seems low, that is because the rate is on the decline. The main reason for this is that marriage rates are down. It makes sense that if fewer people are getting married, fewer people are getting divorced.

With this many people being divorced, it is clear that people in Baltimore would benefit from marriage counseling. Perhaps if these people took advantage of couples’ therapy, they wouldn’t be afraid to remarry.

Mental Health Resources in Baltimore

Baltimore technically has plenty of mental health professionals. There are 1,154 licensed mental health professionals in the city. However, only 14% of these are willing able to accept new patients. In a study conducted recently, only 14% said they would be able to book a new patient within 45 days. This is a glaring reason why people in Baltimore don’t seek or receive mental health treatment.

This statistic just demonstrates how badly residents in Baltimore, Maryland need information on how to access mental health professionals. If they go online, they are going to get phone numbers for counselors who won’t be able to help them anyway. This creates a vicious cycle. People who already have mental health issues become frustrated at the lack of help. This only exacerbates their mental health issues.

E-Counseling Solves the Challenge of Finding a Therapist in Baltimore

E-Counseling offers people suffering from mental health issues a road map to treatment. It is so important the people be able to access the information they need to get help. Our goal is to provide a one-stop shop to find a mental health professional. We offer a user-friendly way of finding and securing mental health treatment for the people of Baltimore.