Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Frederick, Maryland

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


Danielle Smith

LCSW-C
3 years experience
Hello! I am so glad you are interested in taking the first step towards change! I view therapy as a relationship and you are the ultimate expert because you know your life and those in your environment best. My role is to point areas I hear that could be easily overlooked by you and ideas to assist you in working through your current problem area. Therapy is a safe place to bounce... Read More
Hello! I am so glad you are interested in taking the first step towards change! I view therapy as a relationship and you are the ultimate expert because you know your life and those in your environment best. ... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Stacy Fruhling

LCPC,LCADC
15 years experience
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... Read More
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... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Lonny Samuels

LCSW-C
20 years experience
I have been a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Maryland since 2001. I have 20 years of experience working as a child, adult, family, and substance abuse therapist. My therapeutic style starts with humanism, which means working to understand you as a whole person. Humanism is the foundation of all the other techniques I use to help you achieved your goals. These techniques include solution focused therapy, cognitive techniques, behaviorism,... Read More
I have been a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Maryland since 2001. I have 20 years of experience working as a child, adult, family, and substance abuse therapist. My therapeutic style starts with humanism, which means... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Wayne Barnstone

LCSW-R
23 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a calm and easy going manner. I have been a psychotherapist for 20 years, helping all types of people with problems big and small. Relationship issues, life transitions, depression, anxiety are among the many areas that I have helped my clients effectively deal with and overcome. I also have supervised and trained therapists . My approach will always be collaborative and together we will... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a calm and easy going manner. I have been a psychotherapist for 20 years, helping all types of people with problems big and small. Relationship issues, life transitions, depression, anxiety... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:23 years

Bridgette Eaton

LCPC
10 years experience
Greetings, I am a counselor with more than 10 years of experience assisting persons in distress related to career difficulties, grief, and life changes. My motto: better is possible. I have a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. I served as an employment union chapter-representative assisting persons in processing their emotions about workplace issues. I facilitated a support group for persons who have lost loved ones as well as worked with them one-on-one. Additionally, I worked... Read More
Greetings, I am a counselor with more than 10 years of experience assisting persons in distress related to career difficulties, grief, and life changes. My motto: better is possible. I have a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. I served as... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 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

Chamika Block

LCPC
6 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:6 years

Emily Tarantola

LCPC
10 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. I graduated from Louisiana State University in Shreveport with my Masters in Counseling Psychology. For the past 10 years, I have been working with adults, adolescents, children and families from various backgrounds. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger management, relationship issues, ADHD, and trauma. My counseling style is a combination of Person-Centered, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Solution-Focused. I... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. I graduated from Louisiana State University in Shreveport with my Masters in Counseling Psychology. For the past 10 years, I have been working with adults, adolescents, children and families... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Joy Hurley

LCSW-C
7 years experience
You’ve made a great first step towards feeling better! For many individuals, asking for help can be on one of the hardest steps towards a healthier wellbeing. I use an eclectic approach to tailor individualized treatment plans. I believe that clients are the experts on their own lives and I follow their lead in order to meet the client where they are, emotionally. I understand that every client is different, and there is not a... Read More
You’ve made a great first step towards feeling better! For many individuals, asking for help can be on one of the hardest steps towards a healthier wellbeing. I use an eclectic approach to tailor individualized treatment plans. I believe that... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Frederick, Maryland

Frederick, Maryland, is home to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and is well known for its downtown cluster of historical churches, which fill the skyline with their many spires. In 1861, it was briefly the state capital, as legislators attempted to vote on secession during the Civil War. It is the former home of singer Patsy Cline, writer David Gallaher, and Francis Scott Key, who composed the familiar lines of The Star-Spangled Banner. But even residents of this beautifully historical town are not immune to a history of mental illness.

Mental Health Concerns Facing Frederick Residents

Mental illness is often invisible, making it much harder to identify in neighbors, coworkers, acquaintances, and friends than, say, a broken leg. It’s fairly obvious when someone is constrained to crutches, but depression, anxiety, and other mental health complaints are often much more subtle. For this reason, it’s important to be aware of the signs and statistics surrounding mental health in the Frederick area.

Mental Illness Statistics

If you are a Frederick resident struggling with depression, you are not alone. According to recent data, 18 percent of Frederick residents suffer with you, and that number is increasing every year. Anxiety sufferers are also prevalent. Though rates of anxiety disorders are reported as decreasing, this data may be misleading. A number of factors contribute to poor reporting of anxiety, including poor education, widespread stigmatization, and fear of being percieved as weak. Sufferers may not even realize that what they are experiencing is abnormal, believing their anxiety to be the result of everyday stress, or thinking everyone goes through the same thing. Others may know that their mental health is not good, but believe they can push through it, or fear that seeking treatment will make them seem weak.

Mental health treatment is incredibly important, even for mild cases. Over ten percent of Frederick residents report that their mental health was poor on more than half of the previous 30 days. Another 20 percent say that up to 7 days out of the last month were bad. In one year, a total of 3598 patients sought emergency mental health or psychiatric care from Frederick Memorial Hospital. That’s nearly ten people per day. Many of these cases could have been mediated or even prevented by seeking regular treatment through a therapist or other mental health organization.

Teen Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression

Though many might not think of it, teen pregnancy is a significant risk factor for mental illness. In Frederick, Maryland, 26 births out of every thousand belong to teen mothers between the ages of 15 and 19. Though Frederick’s teen pregnancy rate comes in a little lower than the state of Maryland, it’s still high when compared to the national rate of 18.8 births per thousand.

Existing mental illness also increases the risk of teen pregnancy threefold, and for teen parents with untreated mental health complaints, parenting becomes significantly harder. According to data collected by New-York-based mental health organization The Seleni Institute, teen mothers are almost twice as likely to suffer from postpartum depression.  Postpartum depression makes everyday tasks seem insurmountable, increases risk of substance abuse and suicide, and creates barriers to proper parent-infant bonding, which can lead to the child experiencing developmental delays or disorders, poor parent-child relationships, and future mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, or attachment disorders.

Mothers aren’t the only ones who can suffer from postpartum depression. Fathers are also at risk, but because of stigma associated with the disorder, few fathers are aware that it may be the cause of their suffering. A father whose partner is experiencing postpartum depression becomes even more likely to experience the same, creating a self-perpetuating problem

How Therapy Can Help

Though some more serious mental illnesses may require intense, long-term treatment, most common mental health complaints can be treated in part or in whole by regular counseling or therapy. A therapist can help come up with coping strategies, recommend additional treatments such as medication, or even just serve as a friendly ear to discuss your stresses and concerns. In many cases, therapy can help prevent mental breakdowns, or help mediate or reduce troublesome mental illness symptoms.

For more information, start your mental health journey with the therapist directory offered by E-Counseling. With access to a variety of mental health resources at your fingertips, it’s easy to find the help you need.