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.

Meet Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD

Join us for a Presentation and Book Signing

Thursday, September 8, 2016                                                                                                                                                        5:00 - 7:00 PM

Towson Unitarian Universalist Church                                                                                                                                          1710 Dulaney Valley Road, Lutherville, MD     

Wine and Appetizers Included                                                                                                                                                        $25 in advance, $30 at the door

Silver is thought to be one of the most stable metals, eliciting harmony and unity - suitable for celebrating 25 years.  As we celebrate our 25th anniversary milestone, we felt it was fitting to invite back our first Speakers Forum presenter, Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD.

Dr. Jamison will honor us with a short presentation and book signing.  Dr. Jamison is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the author of numerous bestselling books on the subject of bipolar disorder, suicide and relationships.  Notable among them are:  Touched with Fire, An Unquiet Mind, Nothing Was the Same and Exuberance.

Upcoming Workshops 

PBCP is pleased to announce the following workshops:

  • 9/22/16 Managing Sibling Relationships in the Caregiving Role
  • 9/30/16 New Clinician Orientation


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Pro Bono Counseling Project Workshop

"Managing Sibling Relationships in the Caregiving Role"


  • Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 9 am to 12 pm
  • 3 CE's
  • Continental breakfast provided
  • Location: Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, Lutherville, MD


 Dr. Geoffrey L. Greif

 Dr. Greif is a professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and has  been teaching and practicing family, group, and individual therapy for more than 40  years.  He has written numerous articles and books including, most recently, Buddy  System:  Understanding Male Friendships and Two Plus Two:  Couples and their  Couple Friendships.  His research has been cited in major news outlets throughout  the world.  Dr. Greif wrote the book Adult Sibling Relationships with Dr. Michael  Woolley.



 Dr. Michael E. Woolley 

 Dr. Woolley is an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Social  Work and Director of Research at the Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center.  A  lifelong practitioner, he is a research fellow of the Society of Social Work and  Research and has published dozens of articles and book chapters on both practice  with children and families and educational issues.  Dr. Woolley wrote the book Adult  Sibling Relationships with Dr. Geoffrey Greif.



OBJECTIVES:  Clinicians will:

  • Gain an understanding of the importance of sibling relationships in middle and later adulthood;
  • Learn how sibling relationships are maintained in middle and later adulthood;
  • Learn about theories related to understanding family relationships in general and sibling relationships in particular;
  • Learn how sibling issues impede attempts to take care of aging parents;
  • Learn how to apply family therapy theories specifically to working with sibling issues when they arise in relation to caregiving for parents.

    FREE for participating clinicians             Registration Rate: $45


Friday, September 30, 2016

New Clinician Orientation

10:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Conference Room, 110 West Road, Towson, MD 21204

PBCP is pleased to announce that we are hosting a new clinician orientation on Friday, September 30, 2016 in Towson.  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.

To attend, please RSVP to or call 410.825.1001, ext. 103.


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 last month.  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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