The Counseling Center

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counseling center 2Welcome to the Counseling Center at Stella Maris. We are Maryland’s premier resource and counseling center for bereavement services. Our center provides therapeutic counseling with compassion in a comfortable environment. We support persons encountering grief, adjusting to loss, in need of bereavement care, as well as seeking support while facing an anticipated loss. The stellar reputation of the Counseling Center staff is built on more than 30 years of specialized counseling offered by an expert staff of highly trained clinicians helping families and friends deal with the loss of someone they love. Our mission is to help people understand grief; learn how to deal with loss, and guide individuals into and through the grieving process. The outcome: a readiness to step forward into the fullness of life knowing life has changed but love remains.

Our counselors work one-on-one and in groups with adults, children, and teens. Groups can be as a family unit or as a member of an adult bereavement group for loss of spouse/significant other, parent, sibling, loved one, child and sudden loss. We have men and Grief groups as well.

As a resource center, we partner with those in the community who are often faced with the effects of grief – physicians, social workers and therapists, clergy, school counselors, nurses, healers, senior care centers, and other professionals. Education, talks, workshop presentations, and in-service training are available to these groups. More importantly, we are a resource to which professionals may direct persons requiring help with the grieving process. For more information on community outreach services, call at 410-252-4500 x7291 or email jkrupsaw@stellamarisinc.com

Information on Grief

 

Bereavement Services
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The staff of the Counseling Center provides hospice bereavement services, beginning at the time of a patient’s admission to the Stella Maris Hospice program.

These services are for the identified bereaved of hospice patients and are provided, as needed, for the 13 months following the death of each hospice patient. They may include mailings, telephone calls, individual counseling, and group counseling.

The staff of the Counseling Center provides hospice bereavement services, beginning at the time of a patient’s admission to the Stella Maris Hospice program.
These services are for the identified bereaved of hospice patients and are provided, as needed, for the 13 months following the death of each hospice patient. They may include mailings, telephone calls, individual counseling, and group counseling.

Memorial services are held three times a year to remember all patients who have died in the previous four months.  Family members from all programs are invited to attend an appropriate service of their choice.

 

Individual & Family Counseling

The Counseling Center offers short-term individual grief support counseling as well as family counseling for anyone experiencing difficulty grieving the loss of a family member or someone special. Our professional staff pledge our commitment to those who mourn to help clients understand the process of grief and to extend warm and nourishing support in order to enhance healing and readjustment. If further support is needed, follow-up referrals and resources will be offered.

We extend our healing services to our community family, offering 50-minute counseling sessions for the reduced rate of $60 per session. As a non-profit, insurance is not accepted. For more information on counseling, call 410-252-4500 x7291 or click here to register online.

 

Child Bereavement

counseling center 3Children and teens grieve, too. Because they are still developing, the journey through grief for children and teens can be especially difficult. Too often, the mourning of children and teens goes unnoticed, which can complicate their grief and interfere with their development. The Counseling Center provides a specialized curriculum designed and facilitated by professionally educated and trained counselors to meet the unique needs of grieving children of different age groups. Our goal is to teach children about change, loss, grief, acceptance and transformation. Our camps and help children to discover: they are not alone, their feelings are normal, talking heals and enhances memories. The children and teens leave feeling understood and better equipped to live life in full color. Individual counseling and family counseling are also available for youth.

 

 

Camp Me Too

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Watch this video
and you will be moved to donate!

We thank producer Jeff Krupsaw and Nothing More courtesy of Alternative Routes Band.

Help fund Camp Me Too! for bereaved

You can help support this camp by donating. http://giving.mdmercy.com/pages/stell…

Stars for Heroes  A video for teens, families with teens, and those who work with teens in crisis. https://vimeo.com/86556515

 

Live Well Project

Live Well: Living The Life For Which You Have Been Created.  Live Well is a new outreach project developed through The Counseling Center at Stella Maris that will bring and provide pastoral and community counseling services to people in need in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Harford County through new counseling locations at St. Margaret’s Church in Bel Air, St. Pius X, on York Road in north Baltimore, and Mercy Medical Center in downtown Baltimore.  Our mission is to serve the young and old, the poor and rich, the oppressed and neglected, the widowed and abandoned, the lay and ordained, homemakers, the unemployed, and the employed and retired.

Our missionary call and business goal are one in the same:  to educate, empower, and promote dignity for self and others; to guide others to live a more balanced and joyful life while discovering one’s purpose and meaning in life; and to explore one’s relationship with Christ through talks, groups and counseling services to people across the life span (ages 5-95+).  The greater goal is for the greater good:  to guide each person through mental wellness to compassion and service to and for others.

Live Well services:

  • Live Well will educate to understand.
  • Live Well will empower the weak and oppressed.
  • Live Well will promote dignity for self and others.
  • Live Well will bring light to those in darkness.
  • Live Well will encourage people to heal.
  • Live Well will help people to seek and find a more joy filled life with meaning.
  • Live Well will encourage service to others.
“To open the doors of our hearts, our lives, our parishes….and to ‘step outside’ towards others, to draw close to them so we can bring the light and joy of our faith. And do this with the love and tenderness of God, with respect and patience.” – Pope Francis, first General Audience catechesis.

Testimonials

I thank the staff for the excellent care I received during my two week stay at Stella Maris. I left confident that I could resume a normal lifestyle at some point.
Phil
Maryland

Events/CEUs


  • Abuse, Neglect, Drug Diversion and Sexual Abuse in Long Term Care
    March 11, 2015
    8:30 am - 12:15 pm

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Speaker: Toni Colantonio Katz ,Educator and Outreach Coordinator Office of the Attorney General, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) Attendees will learn how to handle the challenging resident and legal issues, monitoring of narcotics, and how to use sexual abuse registry for MD and other states. Cost: $30 for three CEUs for… Read More

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