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.

In Memory of David Edwin, PhD

The Pro Bono Counseling Project is saddened by the sudden passing of David Edwin, PhD.  Dr. Edwin was a dedicated board member, serving as our president twice.  For over 26 years, he was committed to our mission and vision to provide quality mental healthcare for all those in need. 





Dr. Trivedi Presented with Humanitarian Award

Pictured from left are Swaran Dhawan, Pro Bono Counseling Project board member, Dr. Harsh Trivedi, president and CEO of Sheppard Pratt Health System, and Barbara Anderson, Pro Bono Counseling Project Executive Director.




At the Pro Bono Counseling Project's annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, Dr. Harsh Trivedi, president and CEO of Sheppard Pratt Health System, was awarded the CHAI Radha Pathak Humanitarian Award. This award honors the memory of Dr. Radha Pathak's benefolent spirit in helping others.

Thank You Volunteers

Pictured from left, front row - Grata Garcia-Catipon, Rosalind Griffin, Bharati Devkota, Merlene Blair-Brown, Arlene Saks-Martin, Sheila Thaler, Mary Burke, Lynne Farbman, Executive Director Barbara Anderson. Back row - John Knight, Carol Binta Nadeem, Amy Easley, Gil Bliss.




The Pro Bono Counseling Project recently recognized those clinicians who have volunteered with us for 25 years or more and/or have accepted 25 or more cases. It is with deep gratitude that we thank all of our volunteers for your dedication. 

Upcoming Workshops 

PBCP is pleased to announce the following workshops:

  • 9/15/17 New Clinician Orientation
  • October 2017  CHAI Program - "Working with Resistance in South Asian Families"
  • December 2017  Military Program - "The Crisis of Caring for Vets"


Friday, September 15, 2017

Pro Bono Counseling Project

New Clinician Orientation

Workshop Details:

  • Friday, September 15 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
  • Location: Towson, MD


Learn about volunteering with the Pro Bono Counseling Project hosted by Executive Director Barbara Anderson and Clinical Director Sherri Bloom, LCSW-C.

To register, email or call 410-825-1001 x103


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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