Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Bowie, Maryland

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


Orly Katz

LCPC
13 years experience
Thank you for taking the first step to make a difference. My name is Orly Katz. I am a professional counselor in MD and in VA. 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... Read More
Thank you for taking the first step to make a difference. My name is Orly Katz. I am a professional counselor in MD and in VA. I am also a maternal child nurse. My passion for relationships and individual counseling stems from... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Hebrew
  • Experience: 13 years

Dr. Elizabeth Nyang

LCPC
15 years experience
My name is Dr. Elizabeth Nyang. I have a masters degree in counseling from Seaton Hall University and a doctorate degree in counseling psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology. I work with clients (adults and adolescents) that have issues with mental health and/ life issues. I accept clients with depression, anxiety, problems at work, problems within the family, mood disorders, and adjustment issues. I use a cognitive behavioral approach and Gestalt techniques integrated... Read More
My name is Dr. Elizabeth Nyang. I have a masters degree in counseling from Seaton Hall University and a doctorate degree in counseling psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology. I work with clients (adults and adolescents) that have... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Julia Murphy

LCPC
3 years experience
Hello, my name is Julia Murphy, LCPC. A little bit about myself. I am genuinely empathetic with an understanding of adoptees and individuals with disabilities. I understand that adolescents and young adults want to thrive rather than survive in this crazy thing called life. I am an adult adoptee, a strong supporter of the LGBTQ community and have the innate ability to connect with people. ​I attended Towson State University for my Bachelor of Science... Read More
Hello, my name is Julia Murphy, LCPC. A little bit about myself. I am genuinely empathetic with an understanding of adoptees and individuals with disabilities. I understand that adolescents and young adults want to thrive rather than survive in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Cheryl Mitchell

LCPC
6 years experience
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... Read More
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Farah Westbrook

MA, LCPC, LPC, LMHC, NCC
10 years experience
Thank you for taking the time out to view my profile. Finding the right therapist to meet your individual needs is a very important step and I am hopeful that I will be able to assist you. I find great passion in assisting my clients in meeting and surpassing their full potential. After I obtained my Bachelors degree in Psychology, I continued my education and received a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.... Read More
Thank you for taking the time out to view my profile. Finding the right therapist to meet your individual needs is a very important step and I am hopeful that I will be able to assist you. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Shannon Hannah

LCPC
15 years experience
Welcome! Sometimes life is hard and it is easiest to just lie down and let life happen to us. But because you’re here, I know that there is something within you that realizes that while this may work for a season, it will not lead you towards the happiness you seek nor the life you desire to live. Something within you recognizes that this is a moment to seize. This is... Read More
Welcome! Sometimes life is hard and it is easiest to just lie down and let life happen to us. But because you’re here, I know that there is something within you that realizes that while this may work... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Marnie Kahn

LCPC
3 years experience
I went into the counseling field because I wanted to alleviate suffering and encourage and inspire hope, change and growth within people. I understood anxiety and depression, hopelessness and lack of confidence, and was fully motivated to do whatever I needed to do to make a difference. I studied psychology in undergraduate school, worked in the community for 10 years and than decided it was time to go back and get a masters degree in... Read More
I went into the counseling field because I wanted to alleviate suffering and encourage and inspire hope, change and growth within people. I understood anxiety and depression, hopelessness and lack of confidence, and was fully motivated to do whatever I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Chamika Block

LCPC
4 years experience
Hello! At various times in our lives we may feel the need for change and personal growth. I believe that the change and personal growth we seek can be achieved through therapeutic collaboration. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a unique opportunity to take a look within and move passed anything that is holding us back. While this process is not easy; it is sacred and rewarding and I am honored to be... Read More
Hello! At various times in our lives we may feel the need for change and personal growth. I believe that the change and personal growth we seek can be achieved through therapeutic collaboration. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Craig Kalman

MA, LCPC, LPC, NCC
29 years experience
I've been a professional counselor for over 27 years working at several very interesting locations during my career. I spent over 12 years at the National Institutes of health serving a wide spectrum of clients from some of the leading health researchers in the world to the hardworking staff workers from executive administrators to cafeteria custodians. I was the senior staff EAP representative and crisis counselor during the attack on the Pentagon... Read More
I've been a professional counselor for over 27 years working at several very interesting locations during my career. I spent over 12 years at the National Institutes of health serving a wide spectrum of clients from some of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 29 years

Reginald Burgess

LCPC, LCADC
20 years experience
Congratulations on taking this important step to meet your goals! My name is Reginald Burgess. I have over 18 years of experience providing mental health counseling services. I have extensive experience working in the helping profession. I provide mental health counseling services in schools, substance abuse inpatient and outpatient treatment programs, detention centers and treatment foster care agencies. I also serve as an independent contractor providing mental health counseling services for our men and... Read More
Congratulations on taking this important step to meet your goals! My name is Reginald Burgess. I have over 18 years of experience providing mental health counseling services. I have extensive experience working in the helping profession. I provide mental... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Bowie, Maryland

Bowie, Maryland, which is located in Prince George’s County, has a population of 58,859, a 6.4 percent increase since the 2010 census. The city started as a small railroad stop but has since grown into the largest municipality in the entire county, the third largest city by area in the state and the fifth most populous city in all of Maryland.

Bowie has a lot going for it. It is home to Six Flags America, Watkins Regional Park and Patuxent Research Refuge. The city also has a railroad museum, which boasts a village fashioned after a 20th century railroad village, and an authentic caboose from 1923. The Bowie Golf and Country Club is a spectacular site, one often used for corporate outings, junior golf programs and private and group lessons for PGA professionals. For these reasons and countless others, Bowie sees a lot of visitors each year.

Bowie in Numbers

When you look at the numbers, Bowie is quite impressive. The median household income in the city is a whopping $108,098. That is almost two times more than the United State’s median of $55,322 and significantly more than Maryland’s median of $76,067. The median is even higher than the neighboring city of Washington DC’s income, which is $93,804. The poverty rate is an impressive 3.6 percent, which is three time lower than the state’s poverty rate and four times lower than the nation’s.

Nearly 50 percent of Maryland residents over the age of 25 years old possess a bachelor’s degree or higher. The rate is 10 percent than the state’s rate and nearly 20 percent more than the national rate.

Though Bowie has a lot going for it, it is not perfect. For instance, the cost of living in the city is high, so high that AreaVibes gave it a cost of living rating of F. The cost of living index is 134, which is 14 points higher than the state’s index and 34 points higher than the nation’s. Housing is the most expensive aspect of living in Bowie. The median property value is $303,900 and the housing index is 172. The average property tax is $3,000 or more.

Though older Bowie residents are well educated, the city itself falls short on education. AreaVibes awarded it a D grade for education, which may be in large part due to the city’s low test scores. National average test scores are 49 percent while Bowie’s average scores are at 42 percent. The student to teacher ratio is 17:1, which may contribute to the low test scores.

For workers who live in Bowie, the average commute time is 35.4 minutes. This is longer than the national average commute time by 10.4 minutes and slightly longer than the state’s average of 31 minutes.

How Demographics May Affect Mental Health

Though Bowie looks good on paper, several of the factors above may contribute to the poor emotional well-being of residents. Some factors that pose a possible risk are the following:

  • Wealth: A University of California – Berkeley study found that individuals with inflated feelings of self-worth are prone to narcissistic personality disorder, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety and mania.
  • High Cost of Living: Though Bowie residents make more than enough than afford a comfortable lifestyle in most places throughout the U.S., the cost of living in the city is high. The high cost of living may offset the elevated household income, and Bowie residents may still face the same financial stressors those earning average wages and living in average areas face. These stressors can lead to increased stress and anxiety.
  • Education: Though older residents may be educated, the state of Bowie’s primary and secondary education system does not bode well for the area. If Bowie children do not receive an adequate education, they may to be able to attain the level of wealth they’re accustomed to, which can lead to feelings of inadequacy, diminished sense of self-worth and other emotional issues as they grow into adulthood.
  • Commute: A Scientific American study found that for every minute a person had to commute, his or her mental health suffered slightly more. Sleep deprivation, exhaustion, physical pain and dizziness are just a few symptoms of an extended commute.

What You Can Do To Change Your Life

If you’re a Bowie resident and live with an emotional disorder of any kind, don’t let anything stand in the way of seeking the treatment you need and deserve. Use E-Counseling’s mental health directory to find a compassionate therapist near you in a discreet and convenient manner.