Counselors in Maryland

Baltimore (967)Columbia (276)Towson (233)Rockville (211)Frederick (202)
Salisbury (196)Silver Spring (195)Bel Air (159)Hagerstown (150)Annapolis (133)Cumberland (133)Gaithersburg (130)Bethesda (120)Westminster (104)Glen Burnie (98)Easton (96)Prince Frederick (89)Catonsville (84)Elkton (83)Greenbelt (80)Millersville (80)Lanham (67)Upper Marlboro (67)Laurel (67)Waldorf (61)Aberdeen (59)Owings Mills (59)La Plata (56)Ellicott City (55)Germantown (52)Hyattsville (50)Clinton (49)Bowie (47)Rosedale (45)Severna Park (44)Lutherville Timonium (40)Largo (40)Cockeysville (38)Nottingham (37)Sykesville (36)Lexington Park (34)Oxon Hill (32)Pikesville (31)Kensington (31)Reisterstown (31)Snow Hill (30)Pasadena (30)Charlotte Hall (28)Princess Anne (27)Lutherville (26)Havre de Grace (24)Berlin (24)Chevy Chase (23)Oakland (23)Dundalk (22)College Park (21)Centreville (21)White Plains (20)Olney (19)Landover (18)Leonardtown (18)Arnold (17)Hunt Valley (17)Edgewater (16)Ocean City (15)Crofton (15)Beltsville (15)Chestertown (14)Parkville (14)Windsor Mill (14)Gwynn Oak (14)Takoma Park (14)Timonium (14)Abingdon (13)Mardela Springs (13)Eldersburg (13)North East (13)Cambridge (13)Randallstown (12)Burtonsville (12)Halethorpe (12)Fort Washington (11)Essex (10)Camp Springs (10)Forest Hill (10)Odenton (9)Suitland (9)Cabin John (9)Cheverly (9)Derwood (9)Pocomoke City (9)Temple Hills (8)Perry Point (8)East New Market (8)Crownsville (8)Barstow (7)Dunkirk (7)Mount Airy (7)District Heights (7)Belcamp (7)Fallston (7)Sabillasville (7)New Market (6)California (6)Boyds (6)Lavale (6)Fulton (6)Capitol Heights (5)North Potomac (5)Berwyn Heights (5)Elkridge (5)Stevensville (5)Marriottsville (5)Huntingtown (5)Ashton (4)Hampstead (4)Brooklyn Park (4)Joppa (4)Phoenix (4)Mechanicsville (4)Woodlawn (4)Potomac (4)Montgomery Village (4)Westover (4)Hollywood (4)Emmitsburg (3)North Bethesda (3)Jarrettsville (3)Ijamsville (3)Glenn Dale (3)Forestville (3)Lusby (3)Damascus (3)Chester (3)Brooklyn (3)Boonsboro (3)Woodstock (3)

Learn more about Counselors

A counselor provides support and guidance to individuals, couples, families, and groups. Counselors work in a variety of settings to help people work through or overcome their personal, social and psychological challenges. A counselor who offers primarily mental and behavioral health counseling may be known as a mental health counselor or therapist. Guidance counselors help people with their educational and career goals.

The practice of counseling varies depending on the counselor’s specialty, setting and patient. In general, a counselor may:

  • Provide individual, group, family, and couples/marriage counseling
  • Provide school and career planning guidance
  • Advocate for patients and certain populations, such as abused women, children, and the disabled, to help them overcome institutional and social barriers
  • Perform risk assessments and personality tests
  • Evaluate and develop counseling plans for their patients, re-evaluating and modifying these plans as needed
  • Provide coping skills and therapeutic techniques to patients, such as breathing techniques, talk therapy, and the use of visual imagery
  • Collaborate, refer, and consult with other professionals, such as teachers, psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists
  • Involuntarily commits patients in emergency situations

Many different types of healthcare professionals can practice counseling, including licensed counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists. Counselors may also be known by the following names: therapist, psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, and guidance counselor.

There are 5911 specialists practicing Counseling in Maryland with an overall average rating of 4.2 stars. There are 21 hospitals in Maryland with affiliated Counseling specialists, including Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center, Anne Arundel Medical Center and Holy Cross Hospital.