Free Therapy in Maryland

may be available if you are sad, grieving, stressed or want to make a change in your life.  The Pro Bono Counseling Project assists families, couples and individuals.

Call us at 410.825.1001 or 877.323.5800 for a confidential phone interview.


Support Our Work

The Pro Bono Counseling Project relies on your generous contributions to allow us to continue our services to clients in need.  Please support our work by donating to our annual giving campaign.



As we celebrate 25 years of service, we thank you for your support of the Pro Bono Counseling Project and mental health care access in Maryland.  To express our gratitude, we honor your generosity with a video tribute sharing the impact of the Pro Bono Counseling Project and your compassion on the lives of those in need in Maryland.

A very special thank you to photographer Joe Rubino for donating his professional services to create this video.

Upcoming Workshops 

PBCP is pleased to announce the following workshops:

  • 12/2/16 Military Workshop - "Transitions:  From Service to Civilian"
  • 4/21/17 Speakers Forum - "The Dark Tetrad and Assisting Clients to Survive Its Effects"

Friday, December 2, 2016

Pro Bono Counseling Project Military Workshop

"Transitions: From Service to Civilian"

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Towson University

Workshop Details:

  • Friday, December 2, 2016, from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
  • 6 CE's
  • Breakfast and lunch provided
  • Location: Towson University, Chesapeake Room


Michael Rubin, LCSW-C, BCD is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Certified Diplomat working in the VA Maryland Healthcare System (VAMHCS); since 2009 has served as the Transition and Care Management (TCM) Program Manager.  The Program is comprised of a team of nurse and social work case managers responsible for the transition of care of Post 9/11 Veterans with system navigation, benefits education, care planning into the various VAMHCS services, and to provide Veterans with advocacy and support.

   Mr. Rubin has been practicing clinical social work in Maryland and the District of Columbia for over 13 years and received his Master's in Social Work from Barry University in Miami Shores, FL, and his Bachelor's in Theater Arts from South Florida's University of Miami.  Since 2012, he has been a Captain with the Maryland Defense Force.

George Lamb, LCSW is a United States Marine Corps veteran and Licensed Clinical Social Worker working as a consultant with the Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE).  Since 2010, he has served as the PAO Outreach Chief/Social Work consultant.  He serves as the DCoE’s subject matter expert regarding outreach and marketing programs and initiatives. The DCoE’s mission is to support awareness of psychological health and traumatic brain injury issues and resources.  The Outreach Division manages a comprehensive program requiring the coordination and collaboration with other offices, agencies or organizational elements such as Congress, OASD for Health Affairs, TRICARE Management Activity, Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Veteran Affairs.  Mr. Lamb is the lead for the DoD/VA Integrated Mental Health Strategic Plan to enhance continuity of care for Service members who are relocating within or across Departments and who are receiving ongoing mental health care by implementing the inTransition program.

Mr. Lamb served in the United States Marine Corps for 16 years. He received his Master’s of Social Work from the University of South Carolina and is pursuing a Doctorate of Health Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Objectives: Clinicians will -

  1. Describe the unique experiences and needs of the post 9/11-era veteran.
  2. Recognize the barriers that service members face during transitions.
  3. Discuss the best practices interventions employed to address combat-related illnesses and vulnerabilities.
  4. Explain the various services available to post 9/11-era veterans.

Register by 11/18/16

Free for Participating Clinicians                                $100 for Non-Volunteer Clinicians


Register using buttons above or contact Tina at


Research Study

"Improvements in Well-Being When the Underserved are Provided Mental Health Services"

The Pro Bono Counseling Project 4-year study that was designed and analyzed by graduate students of the Bloomberg School of Public Health of the Johns Hopkins University was sent to 21 legislators of the Maryland General Assembly.  Our data demonstrated that clients who met with their therapist were 10.4% more likely to be satisfied with their job and, on a Likert Scale, had 36.4% higher level of well-being.  The data shows that therapy can help Marylanders to work and feel better!  The Mental Health Association will use this study to assist in its advocacy work during this legislative session.  If you would like a copy of the study, please send your e-mail address.


Shop & Give to the PBCP


AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Pro Bono Counseling Project every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Pro Bono Counseling Project.

How Does It Work?

  • Use your regular account with the same login information, or set up a new account if you don't yet have one.
  • Designate “Pro Bono Counseling Project” as the charitable organization that you’d like to support.  You need to do this one time only!
  • Every time you shop at Amazon, just logon through and you’ll be supporting PBCP!  Amazon donates a percentage of your purchase price.
  • For more information about Amazon Smile, see details on Amazon's website.





In need of Clinicians!  Refer a friend!

We offer benefits exclusively for clinicians who are participating in the PBCP.  And now, more than ever, we need you to invite a colleague so that we may more equitably refer families, couples and individuals throughout Maryland. 

Requests for therapy have dramatically increased—we currently have 650 active cases.  PBCP needs your help in recruiting additional therapists to join our mission in your county.

Additionally, PBCP is always looking for bi-lingual therapists to serve the growing Latino community. 

Please assist us in referring your colleagues to PBCP & ask them to fill out the easy Enrollment Form or contact Ana Carrera at 877-323-5800 or

PS  Benefits include free CEs at inspiring workshops, networking within & outside your clinical group, free resources guide, documentation of your pro bono hours, + + +


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