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This is a list of Latter-day Saint mental health professionals in Maryland. 


For any questions about additional therapists or resources, please contact one of the following area coordinators for Maryland:

Andrew Mueller,

Caitlin Magidson, (301) 841-8201,


Listings of Latter-day Saint therapists, by zipcode, can also be found at:


Note: Most of the mental health providers listed here are active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A few of the providers listed are not members of the Church but have been identified by LDS Family Services as being "LDS-friendly." Those individuals are marked with an asterisk (*) after their names.


Annapolis, MD

Carrie Nicholes, LCSW-C

You are ready to make the shift. You have been searching for the right fit, someone who you can trust to walk that journey with you. When it comes to finding a therapist, you want someone that will meet you where you are and help you make the changes you’ve been craving. I imagine you're looking to get unstuck, obtain greater clarity, find healing, improve your relationships with self/others, and empower yourself with tools to live a more fulfilled life.

My approach is all about discovering your resilience and helping you bloom. I believe in empowering my clients with practical tools and knowledge in a nurturing, non-judgmental environment. I’m warm, yet direct, and love working with people who are ready to make lasting changes. I use mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and a strength-based approach.

This is a courageous step you are taking. Feel free to visit my website for more information, or email me to schedule a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation to determine if I'm the right fit for you! I look forward to working with you.


Not accepting insurance at this time (self-pay only)

Office hours: Tuesday evenings; Fridays 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (flexible, inquire for additional days/times)

Practice name: Cedar Counseling & Wellness

Address: 1997 Annapolis Exchange Pkwy Suite 300, Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 443-924-6344



Bethesda, MD

Caitlin Magidson, NCC, LCPC

Reaching out to get support takes courage - it can feel like a big step. Figuring out how to move forward can be difficult when you feel stuck or lost.  I provide career coaching and psychotherapy services to adult individuals in their 20's & 30's experiencing anxiety, depression, or sense of loneliness during life transitions. 


Clients who work with me want to feel better as they make life choices with more confidence.  As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) with a Masters​ in Mental Health Counseling from the Johns Hopkins University, I hope to be a resource to the LDS community in providing mental health education.


I hope my office (or virtual office) can be a safe place where you find a greater sense of peace and purpose in your life.  Let's work together so you feel supported as you gain new self-awareness, make changes, and find more wellbeing in life.


Address: 4424 Montgomery Avenue #201 Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (301) 841-8201



Chestertown, MD

Danna H. Olinick, LCPC

Phone: 801-735-7815

Columbia, MD

Andy Ferguson, LCSW-C 


I am an LCSW-C with a private office in Frederick and Columbia, MD. I graduated from Brigham Young University with my MSW in 2008. I have enjoyed helping clients in both a state run family counseling office for 2 years and then my own private practice for the last 5 years. I especially love connecting with adolescents and young adults and helping them discover their strengths and potential. My expertise includes sexual addiction, internet addiction, ADHD, and trauma. I am also married with four energetic and adorable children.


Address: 8640 Guilford Rd., Suite 251, Columbia, MD 21046

Phone: 301-788-9403



Easton, MD

Lisa Hymas, LCSW-C

Specialties: Attachment/relationship focused; work with Spanish-speaking community

Accepting insurance

Phone: 410-349-7062

Ellicott City, MD

Paul H. Kelner, LCSW-C, CSAT, CAMS * 


Address: 5114 Dorsey Hall Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Phone: 301-388-0178



(For additional information about Paul, see his entry under Rockville below.)

Frederick, MD

Andy Ferguson, LCSW-C 


Address: 9099 Ridgefield Dr., Suite 101, Frederick, MD 21701

Phone: 301-788-9403



(For additional information about Andy, see his entry under Columbia above.)

LDS Family Services 

Jared Neslen, LCPC, and Merilee Meacham, LCSW-C


Phone: 301-694-5896


Gaithersburg, MD

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Holly Akli, LCSW-C 

Holly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with decades of experience. She especially loves working with couples to help them repair and strengthen marriages. She is also skilled in supporting individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, and other life stress. She describes herself as gentle, yet honest, and uses techniques that are logical, well studied, and effective in bringing about desired changes. She is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, among others. 

Accepts some insurance plans. Call or email for specifics.

Currently offering virtual only services.

Phone: 240-751-2284

Germantown, MD

Emily Jones, LCSW 


Phone: 202-810-4176


Glen Burnie, MD

Andrew Mueller, MA, LCPC, NCC

As a licensed professional counselor, I provide individual and family counseling for adolescents and adults.  I have experience addressing a variety of issues, including depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, stress management, anger management, ADHD, autism, and other related problems.  I use a variety of tools, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), reality therapy, existential therapy, play therapy, mindfulness, communication/assertiveness training, and other methods, depending on the individual client's needs.  My goal is to help every client I work with to achieve their full potential.

Most insurance plans accepted

Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, afternoons and evenings

Practice name: Anne Arundel Counseling

Address: 7310 Ritchie Hwy, Suite 1009, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Phone: 410-768-5988

Fax: 410-768-5989



Kensington, MD

Tiffani Stevenson-Lloyd, PhD, LCMFT


Dr. Lloyd is the proud owner and principal therapist of Tiffani Stevenson Lloyd & Associates, a private practice located in Kensington, Maryland. Each therapist in this group is a qualified
mental health care practitioner who provide individual, family, couple, and group therapy. Dr. Lloyd believes strongly in the value and importance of family relationships, for both individuals and society. Her practice is centered on strengthening families and helping individuals thrive.

Tiffani Stevenson Lloyd (PhD, LCMFT) is a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist with extensive experience helping couples with various issues in all stages of life. As a certified Prepare-Enrich counselor, she frequently works with couples who are engaged and preparing to marry. She also assists couples who are dating, couples who are wanting children/ transitioning into parenthood, couples who are dealing with stressful life events, couples dealing with loss, couples who  are transitioning into an empty nest home, and couples going through separation/divorce, to name a few. She helps her clients with concerns about commitment, communication, trust, intimacy, sex, mental/physical illness, parenting, infidelity, infertility, grief/loss etc. Her goal is to help you strengthen the relationships that are most important in your life.

In addition to her work with couples, Dr. Lloyd also provides individual therapy for those who are struggling with any moods, behaviors or thoughts that are a burden and difficult to manage alone.  Her clients often present with issues such as anxiety, depression, poor self-worth, trauma, mental illness, and relationship concerns among others. Feel free to reach out to her directly to set up an appointment or to learn about any of the other therapists in the practice.

Address: 3717 Decatur Ave, Suite 1, Kensington, MD 20895

Phone (call/text): 240-389-0403

Fax: 301-949-4972


Abigail M. Burton, MS, LGMFT 


"It takes a lot of courage to come to therapy and tell someone you just met the intimate details of your life. That bravery is not lost on me. Many times in our lives we feel stuck. We aren’t sure what can be done differently. We might feel sad or hopeless. We know we want to change but we aren’t sure how. As your therapist, I can be there to provide emotional support, insight, and suggestions to help you make progress. I believe that individuals, couples, and families can make changes to achieve their goals.” 

Abby earned her bachelors of science in family studies with a minor in psychology from Brigham Young University. Upon graduation, she worked as an ABA therapist for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She earned her master’s from Virginia Tech in marriage and family therapy. As a graduate student, Abby worked as a therapist at the Center for Family Services and Vesta. She provided counseling to individuals, couples, and families at both locations. She also completed a master’s thesis on women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints experience coping through a divorce. After graduation, Abby trained as a couple’s facilitator for the Together program, a nonprofit that works on strengthening couples communication around finances. The particular training that Abby has acquired makes her particularly qualified to listen, discuss, and process what clients bring into the therapy room.

Abby’s approach is warm, caring, and authentic. Setting aside judgment she works with her clients to help make their desired change. Whether it is an individual, couple or family, she makes it a priority to empower them. Couples and families can experience improved relationships when they go through the therapy process together. Her practice is heavily influenced by evidenced-based techniques drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused therapy, and the Gottman model. She integrates these approaches to help her clients.

Address: 3717 Decatur Ave, Suite 1, Kensington, MD 20895

Phone (call/text): (202) 594-8742

Fax: (301) 949-4972


Rockville, MD

Paul H. Kelner, LCSW-C, CSAT, CAMS *


Are you preoccupied with sexual thoughts? Is masturbation or porn watching an issue for you? Are you engaging in sexual activities that are placing yourself and your loved ones at risk? Are you engaging in sexual behaviors you wish to stop, but just can’t?  If you've answered "yes" to any of these questions, there is hope.


I have been specially trained by Dr. Patrick Carnes, an expert in sex addiction research and treatment, to support and guide you through your journey to recovery from sexual or pornography addiction.  The treatment program is designed to meet your individual needs and may include individual, group, and couple therapy, supplemented with specially created workbooks and other written materials.  If you are a spouse or partner, I can help you cope with your anger, damaged trust, and decisions regarding the future of your relationship.  If you wish to get into recovery from sexual or pornography addiction, call me now to learn how I can help you.


Not accepting insurance at this time (self-pay only)

Office hours: Monday-Thursday, 12:00-9:00 pm

Address: 6260 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852

Phone: 301-388-0178​



Silver Spring, MD

Heather Astill, LCSW-C *


Each one of us has a story to tell, and as the storyteller, we are in the continual process of watching it unfold, making sense of it, and acting. Sharing your story with another is an act of utmost vulnerability. As a therapist, I feel myself most fortunate to be someone with whom stories are shared, made sense of, and affected for the better. Telling our stories can help us heal, determine a better life course, and offer perspective and insight into the issues we face. Let me know if I can be of assistance as you as you find the words to tell your own and change it for the better.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in downtown Silver Spring specializing in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Clients have described me as warm, empathetic, and a calming presence. With your input, we will create a unique plan to address the concerns you have. Together we will identify beauty and joy in your life and direct you toward action to enjoy more of it. You deserve a life full of meaning and purpose. I would be honored to guide you as you chart a new, healthier, and more joyful path.

Please be in touch to schedule a free 20 minute phone consultation or a first time session.

Office hours: Monday and Wednesday evenings, other times by arrangement 

Address: 8720 Georgia Ave., Suite 902 Silver Spring, MD 20910 (only a short walk from Silver Spring metro/MARC train stations)

Phone: 202-681-4747




Towson, MD

Jackie Aston, LCSW-C


Jackie Aston recently joined Chesapeake Mental Health Collaborative (CMHC), a private practice in Towson, Maryland. She works with adolescents, adults, and families experiencing anxiety, depression, difficulty with life transitions, relationship distress, and eating disorders.


She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-C and earned her Master of Social work at The University of Maryland Baltimore. Her most recent experience has been treating girls and women with eating disorders at The Renfrew Center of Baltimore in PHP and IOP programs.  


Address: Chesapeake Mental Health Collaborative

1010 Dulaney Valley Road

Towson, MD 21204


Phone: 410-929-4517


Hailey Weller, LGPC

Hi, I'm Hailey! I help kids, teens, and adults navigate life transitions such as moving to a new area, losing a loved one, changes in family structure, or even just experiencing greater stress levels. Oftentimes, life transitions can bring on various mood disorders such as anxiety and depression. I work with clients to learn and develop valuable coping skills that can benefit them every day. I understand that depending on a client's developmental stage, purely talk therapy may not be the best option. For this reason, I sometimes use games, art, and music to help my younger clients understand and process their feelings.

Currently out of network with insurance. Sliding scale available.

Both in-person and virtual offerings

Office: 120 Sister Pierre Drive Towson, MD 21204


Phone: 410-231-3773



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