Free Therapy

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.


Upcoming Training


19th Annual Speakers Forum

"The Mosiac That is the American Family"

Friday, April 17, 2015 -- 8:30AM- 4:00PM


  • 6 CE's
  • Continental Breakfast & Lunch Included
  • Clinician Networking


Sheppard Pratt Conference Center in Towson, MD


  • Richard C. Henriksen Jr, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS, Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University, Parenting with Morals and Values. Counseling Multiple Heritage Individuals, Couples and Families.  Topic: Multiple heritage families.

  • Israela Meyerstein, LCSW-C, LCMFT, Private Practice, Bridge to Healing; “The Problem Box Ritual: Helping Families Prepare for Remarriage”.  Topic: Step-families and remarriage.

  • Charlotte J. Patterson, PhD, Professor, University of Virginia; “Sexual Orientation and Family Lives, The Handbook of Marriage and the Family”.  Topic:  Families with parents who are the same gender.

  • Gloria K. Vanderhorst, PhD, LLC, Private Practice, Co-founder Chesapeake Consortium for Collaborative Dispute Resolution.  Topic: Single-parenting.


             $150 Registration




QUESTIONS:  For questions or problems regarding workshops contact Ellen via email at or phone at 410-825-1001 x103.


Announcing Our 25th Anniversary Well-Being Fundraiser

PBCP has gathered donations from local and national organizations that all encourage important elements of a healthy lifestyle.  In honor of entering into our 25th year of providing services to the Maryland community, we wanted to celebrate AND promote healthy living with an online Well-Being Fundraiser being held from May 4th through May 8th.

Here is a sneak peek of some of the amazing prizes you could qualify for...

Physical Wellness

Rev Cycle Studio ($36 value)

1 month membership to Maryland Athletic Club ($100 value)

3 month membership to Brick Bodies ($150 value)


Healthy Eating

Nalley Fresh ($50 value)

Towson Tavern ($50 value)

Jason's Deli ($50 value)



Spa in the Valley Facial ($91 value)

QG Men's Spa Package ($268 value)


Spring Cleaning

Merry Maids ($200 value)

Just to name a few.

Here is how it works:

  • Each day from May 4th to 8th will highlight a different component to a healthy lifestyle. Prizes will coordinate with that day's theme.
  • Donations will give participants a chance at winning a prize.
  • We have received some incredible donations.



Spring Workshops

The following upcoming workshops are available for registration:


6.5.2015 "Empowering Clients to Live Beyond a Loved One's Traumatic Death"



Due to health reasons, Dr. Gordon Livingston was not able to present this workshop on Friday, March 27th.  Therefore, we have re-scheduled the workshop to Friday, June 5, 2015 for the same time, location, and presenters, Gordon Livingston, MD and Pauline Mandel, JD.  If you registered for this workshop and cannot attend on the new date, please contact Ellen at, so we may remove your registration.  Otherwise, you will remain registered for the new date.  We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. 

Workshop Details:

  • Friday, June 5, 2015 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • 3 CE's
  • Breakfast provided
  • Location: Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1710 Dulaney Valley Rd., Lutherville, MD


Gordon Livingston, MD & Pauline Mandel, JD



Register by 5/29/2015

      FREE for participating clinicians:                            $45 for Non-Participating Clinicians


6.12.2015 Pro Bono Counseling Project New Clinician Orientation

Workshop Details:

  • Friday, June 12, 2015 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
  • Location: White Oak Library, 11701 New Hampshire Avenue Northeast, Silver Spring, MD 20904


Facilitated by Executive Director, Barbara Anderson and Clinical Director, Sherri Bloom, LCSW-C, this FREE orientation provides an opportunity for clinicians who have recently enrolled with PBCP to ask questions about their participation and learn about the referral process and the related services we offer to clinicians and clients.


QUESTIONS:  For questions or problems regarding workshops contact Ellen via email at or phone at  x103.

Shop & Give to the PBCP

Great news!  PBCP received its first donation from due your use of Amazon Smile!  Thank you for designating the Pro Bono Counseling Project as your charity of choice.

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.




Maryland Cancer Survivorship Resource is Now Available

The Pro Bono Counseling Project is a proud member of the Maryland Cancer Collaborative through the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.  Bailey T. Susic, Director of Programs and Marketing, over the past 2 years has participated in regular meetings to create a model of the phases for cancer survivorship in conjunction with a comprehensive list of resources in Maryland for cancer survivors and their love ones.  The results of this effort, Guide to Cancer Survivorship Care and Resources for Cancer Patients, was recently published on the DHMH website.  Please share these wonderful resources with any who may benefit.


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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