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Affordable Counseling Program (ACP)

As low as $30 a session, ACP is a great counseling service perfect for clients who are uninsured, underinsured, or with unmet high deductibles.

*As of May 2023, we are not currently accepting new ACP clients*

Let us help you start taking control of your mental health and wellness today!


1 in 5 US adults and 1 in 6 US youth experience mental illness each year yet only less than 50 percent of US adults with mental illness received treatment. The average delay between the onset of mental illness symptoms and treatment is 11 years. (National Alliance on Mental Illness)


If you experience the following signs, you may need a therapist:

  • Frequent Anxious or intrusive thoughts

  • Feel overwhelmed

  • Hopelessness

  • Social withdrawal

  • Prolonged rage and anger

  • Constant fatigue


Excellent Counselling at CMHC Is Affordable

Equal access to excellent mental health care is one of CMHC’s pillars.Most clinicians accept major health insurance and/or offer sliding scales. For those who lack insurance or insurance do not offer adequate mental health coverage, we offer an Affordable Counseling Program (ACP).

We believe everyone one should have access to quality mental health care.

Our Affordable Counseling Program is opento client age 10 and up. Whether underinsured, uninsured or with high unmet deductibles, CMHC provides high-quality counseling services for as low as $30 a session.


Our AffordableCounseling Program clinicians are professionally trained pre-licensed therapists that are under supervision by board-certified clinicians and approved supervisors. They have gone through a rigorous CMHC interview process as other clinicians did.  The areas they are focusing on are anxiety, stress management, PTSD, trauma, relationship issues, and anger management.


Our team of therapists offers a non-judgmental, compassionate, and empathetic environment where you can openly talk with trust. We can help you discover yourself, have more fulfilling relationships, and help you achieve your goals.


Maryland Affordable Counselling Program Offers Flexibility


We offer the flexibility to choose the type of therapy that can help you best achieve your goals with convenience.  Available options include:


  • In-person, indoor sessions at our beautiful Towson office

  • In-person, outdoor and outdoor sessions using our porch/gazebo at the Towson office or one of our nature partner sites around the greater Baltimore area (Baltimore, Towson, Owings Mills, Monkton)

  • Telehealth Sessions from the comfort of your home


Don’t delay the treatment, request your appointment today. We are here to help!


Why choose ACP?

Who are the ACP clinicians?

ACP can be a great choice for clients who do not have mental health insurance coverage or have unmet high deductibles.    Also, many CMHC clinicians have a long waiting list and mental health should not wait.

ACP clinicians are pre-licensed clinicians that are under supervision by the board-certified clinicians and approved supervisors. They have gone through a rigorous CMHC interview process as other clinicians.

How do I know the ACP clinicians are good?

All CMHC ACP clinicians are closely supervised by fully licensed therapists.  They review and consult with their supervisors on all of their cases.

How much does ACP cost?

As low as $30 per session.

Meet Our ACP
Clinical Interns

Kyle Turner

Kyle is a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Family Institute pursuing a master’s degree in mental health counseling. He believes in tailoring therapy to individual clients using an interdisciplinary approach that draws from both behavioral and psychodynamic schools. He values intersectional consideration of his clients’ lived experiences in order to foster mutual understanding and a strong therapeutic alliance. Kyle’s clinical interests include mood disorders, neuropsychology, existential counseling, and nature-based therapy.

Alexi Atkinson

Alexi is a clinical mental health counseling student at Antioch University. Outside of graduate classes, she has over 50 hours of training in trauma treatment. She also has completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training where she learned integrative, body-oriented methods to ground and calm the nervous system. Alexi is currently exploring creative and IFS-informed approaches to therapy.  While Alexi is growing in her clinical experience, she has spent the last 8 years working in human resources where she's helped people to navigate new transitions, make values-aligned decisions, and find more fulfillment in their life at work. She believes that everyone has inherent wisdom and unique gifts. She knows that sometimes, feeling lost or stuck can be an opportunity to rediscover these parts of ourselves. Alexi brings her life experience, education, and authenticity to session to cultivate a supportive and compassionate space for her clients. Here, you may find yourself building new insight about you and your world, learning new skills, or reconnecting to your intuition.

Beth McDonald

Beth McDonald (she/her) is a graduate student at Regent University in the clinical and mental health counseling program. With a collaborative approach, Beth seeks to create a safe space for clients where they can explore and transform their stories. Working from an attachment theory lens, she provides strategic and practical support while simultaneously facilitating a deeper journey inward to get to the core issues. Beth integrates cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and solution-focused techniques with client-centered therapy. Some of her clinical interests include interpersonal issues, life transitions, anxiety, and depression, and she enjoys working with clients of all ages. In fact, before embarking on her current journey, Beth was a teacher and has experience teaching, tutoring, and mentoring children, adolescents, and adults in various settings. In her spare time, you can find her sipping a good cup of coffee with a friend, hiking a trail with her husband, devouring a novel, or simply enjoying time with her family.
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