The Counseling Center

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Grief    *    Loss    *    Life    *    Wellness

Grieving is the natural and necessary process humans must undergo to resume psychological, physical, and spiritual balance after experiencing loss. Loss occurs when a change in life circumstance requires an individual to adjust to a new way of being in – and understanding of – the world. Life losses can include the death of loved ones, physical illness or cognitive decline, changes in relationships, strained relationships due to substance use or abuse, new phases in life, job transitions and more. Grieving individuals may experience a range of symptoms that if left untreated, can lead to increased levels of anxiety, stress, depression, and pain.

For more than 30 years, The Counseling Center at Stella Maris has helped individuals throughout Maryland navigate their individual grief journeys through a wide range of counseling and educational services that include:

  • Individual and Family Counseling for adults, teens and children ages five (5) and older
  • Group Counseling for Adults
  • Group Counseling for Youth
  • Day Camps for Kids
  • Camp Me Too Overnight Camp for Grieving Kids and Teens
  • Caregiver Support Circles
  • Community Outreach and Talks

The Counseling Center is committed to providing professional, compassionate care that is offered with unconditional regard for the whole person. Counseling services are provided free of charge, for a limited time, to Stella Maris Hospice families and at a nominal fee to anyone in the community who is seeking support for issues such as:

  • Anticipatory Grief
  • Caregiver Burnout
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma and Abuse

For more information or to request services, please call 410-252-4500, ext. 7291 or email hbenassi@stellamaris.org.

The Counseling Center Brochure

The Counseling Center Fees for Community Members

2019-2020 Master Calendar

Registration Form for Day Camps & Teen Support Groups

Directions to The Counseling Center

Grief Resources Camp Me Too

Camp Me Too is a three-day, two-night camp held yearly on the last weekend of April. The next Camp Me Too will take place April 24-26, 2020 on the grounds of Camp Puh’Tok, in Monkton, Maryland. Camp Me Too is designed to help grieving children and teens ages 8-17 learn ways to explore their grief through innovative techniques. Activities include art, music, story sharing, camp fires, a ropes course, and healing rituals. This camp is free of charge, but spaces are limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so early registration is encouraged. An in-person interview is required as part of the application process.

Camp Me Too flyer

Camp Me Too registration

Watch this video to learn more about Camp Me Too. We thank producer Jeff Krupsaw and The Alternate Routes band (“Nothing More”).

 

Testimonials

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Cockeysville, Maryland

Events/CEUs


  • Effective Communication
    March 26, 2020
    5:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Speaker: Diane Martin, Ph.D. Director, Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research Program Senior Lecturer, UM Graduate School University of Maryland, Baltimore Effective communication is an important component of person-centered care and necessary to promote quality of later life. During this scenario-based educational conference, attendees will learn to recognize factors that negatively impact medical and non-medical (more…)

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