Serving Maryland, New Jersey, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Delaware

Mission Statement:

As mental health practitioners, our goal is to walk with you through your healing process and for you to gain clarity.  Healing is a journey and will be individualized to meet your needs.  We will be with you by creating an affirming, inclusive, safe, and non-judgmental space for you to explore.  We will use an eclectic approach of evidenced-based modalities which consists of person-centered, trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, existential therapy, green therapy, IFS informed, and play therapy techniques.

About Us:

Larada Counseling Services was birthed with the focused-mission to provide affirming care, inclusive support, and helpful guidance to marginalized communities and survivors of trauma. Our clinicians are experienced and relate with individuals who identify as BIPOC, neurodivergent, LGBTQIA+SGL, gender diverse, non-monogamous relationship, kink and leather community, or however a person is comfortable. Life is fun, but it can also be difficult to manage during numerous stages of one’s life. Through the journey of personal healing and growth, we will be by your side, because you are the expert on your life. Allow Larada Counseling Services help you begin to heal your mind, body and soul, and live a more fulfilling life.

Getting Started

We know that taking the initial step to begin the healing process is not easy and finding the right therapist or clinician is crucial. It is important that you feel comfortable with the therapist or clinician. When you are willing to begin your journey, please contact us to find out more.

Once a form submission is received, a team member will reach out to coordinate a time for an initial phone consult. If you need assistance, our staff is happy to assist you in determining what approaches or clinician may be most suitable to meet your needs.

  • Telephone consult.

There is no charge for this call and it usually lasts about 15 minutes. It is helpful to schedule the call at a time that when you will have enough privacy to briefly discuss your situation. This initial phone conversation is not a therapy session, but a chance to speak with the therapist or clinician to see if moving forward with an initial appointment is a good next step. During the telephone consult we may discuss areas of concerns, clarify policies, cost, and decide if the therapist or clinician are a good fit for working together.

  • Schedule.

When you are ready to begin your journey, your therapist or clinician will schedule your intake session. Prior to the intake session, you will receive forms that explain your rights, our policies and background history. Please remember to provide 24hrs notice if you need to cancel or reschedule the intake appointment.

If 24hrs notice is not provided we have the right to not schedule any future appointments.


Why counseling or therapy when I have friends and family to talk to?

It is great that you may find support in your friends and family members, however, in therapy the focus is solely on you and your journey to find clarity or even break the generational cycles.

Does counseling work?

Many people find counseling beneficial and helpful in gaining clarity, meeting goals, processing underlying trauma experiences, and gaining insight. However, there is not a magic wand or cure. Counseling requires a commitment to the process.

Are counselors or therapist trained?

Yes, a minimum of a Master’s Degree, plus thousands of hours of clinical supervision, passing the National Counseling Exam, and other exams required by the state. Counselors and therapists are required to maintain Continuing Education Units (CEUs). In addition, many counselors or therapists hold certifications in specialized areas.

How long are the sessions?

Sessions range from 45min-50min.

How often will we meet?

You will meet weekly. Your sessions will reduce when you have reached most of your goals.

How long will I need to go to therapy?

The duration of your treatment depends on the goals that you established and your commitment to the therapy process.

Are the sessions confidential?

All sessions are confidential except for your therapist being subpoenaed by the court or statements of danger to a minor, elder or yourself.

What forms of payment are accepted?

Major credit cards: Visa, Mastercard and Discover. We also accept CareFirst BlueChoice, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Optum-United Healthcare, and Maryland Medicaid insurance.

Out of network /private pay are accepted. Therapist can provide a copy of the super-bill (billing statement) by request of the client for them to submit to the insurance carrier for full or partial reimbursement. It is the clients responsibility to submit the documentation and to ensure the carrier accepts “Out of Network Mental Health” services.


Good Faith Estimate Notice

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
  • Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit or call 800-985-3059.


What is your cancellation and reschedule policy?

If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand. Otherwise, you will be charged for the full rate of the session. This includes arriving 10 minutes late for your scheduled session


Would you like to speak to us about a press opportunity or speaking engagement?

If you would like to speak to us about a press opportunity or speaking engagement, please get in touch with our Press team via the form below.


Crisis Information

Baltimore City Crisis Response (BCCR)

(410) 433-5175

Baltimore County Crisis Response System (BCCRS)

(410) 931-2214

Harford County Crisis Center

802 Baltimore Pike, Bel Air, MD 21014 ·
(800) 639-8783

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

988 for free 24-hour hotline support

RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline


Trans Lifeline



New Jersey Crisis


New Jersey Hopeline


United Way (Maryland)


Crisis Text Line

Text SILENCE TO 741741

Trevor Project


Text ‘START’ to 678-678

Financial Aid Resources

Reduced fee appointments are available on a limited basis.
The following resources are recommended for assistance with the cost of mental health services.


Pro Bono Counseling

Intercultural Counseling Connection

The Loveland Foundation

National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network

Therapy For Black Men

Reclaim Foundation

The Mental Health Emergency Fund

At Larada Counseling Services, LLC, we acknowledge that our work takes place on the traditional lands of Susquehannock. We pay our respects to the Susquehannock, past and present, who have stewarded this land throughout generations.

We recognize the enduring connections that Indigenous peoples have to this territory and express our gratitude for their ongoing contributions to their communities.

As we conduct our work, we commit to learning more about the histories, cultures, and perspectives of the Indigenous Peoples and strive to honor their ongoing presence and resilience.

I acknowledge that we are uninvited visitors on Indigenous lands.