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Stride Forward CounselingGroup practice

Group practice
Anxiety - Depression- Life transitions-Perfectionism-College & graduate student mental health- Trauma-
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Practice Information

Stride Forward Counseling has the mission to assist people from all walks of life in overcoming their difficulties. It is our goal to help you regain clarity, discover your purpose, and take control of your entire being, moving in the direction you would like to take your life. With professional help and support you can overcome emotional hurdles that arise.

Are you feeling like you are not getting what you want out of life or your relationships?

We invite you to take the time to reflect deeply on what you truly want out of life. Think about what will make you feel most fulfilled, what will bring you joy, and what will make you the most proud of yourself. We want to help make that vision of yourself into a reality and help provide you the roadmap to get there.


What services does your practice offer?

We offer individual, couples, group, and family therapy sessions, both in person and virtually. We are located in downtown Catonsville MD, 9 Newburg Ave Suite 102, and also offer telehealth services in Colorado

We offer a safe and comfortable environment where you can freely discuss your concerns about any personal issue. It is our commitment to make every effort to create a supportive environment so that you feel comfortable to discuss your concerns and receive effective treatment. In our care, you will learn how to implement positive changes in your life, allowing growth to take place within you.

What are your practice's specialties?

The therapists at Stride forward counseling specialize in a variety of areas, including anxiety, depression, couples counseling, teens, perfectionism, highly sensitive people, grief, chronic illness, life transitions, relationship issues, and trauma.

Why should I choose your practice?

Each of our therapist brings a lifetime of leaning and a wealth of clinical expertise to the counseling profession and to their clients. We encourage you to examine our clinician profiles and reach out to us individually for additional information. We also offer medication management to those looking for it through our Colorado practice.

How does payment work at your practice?

It varies by provider but some therapist in our practice are “in-network provider” for the following insurance carriers: BCBS, John Hopkins, Cigna, Aetna, UHC, Optum.

We always encourage patients to contact their insurance company, prior to their first appointment, to ensure they have obtained the most up-to-date behavioral/mental health eligibility & benefits information. However, we also understand that information pertaining to insurance coverage can be complex. Therefore, we will gladly contact your insurance carrier to obtain your coverage information, upon your request. Should you decide to have us call your insurance carrier, please be advised you will need to provide your Photo ID and Insurance card (front and back).

Self-pay options: Initial/first appointment is $160 and follow-up appointments/visits are $145 for 50-55 minutes and $115 for 40 minutes.

Head of Practice's Licensure

Maryland: LC10692 - Colorado: LPC.0017719




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Colorado Denver Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)

Stride Forward Counseling is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Johns Hopkins Family Health Plan (JHFHP)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$145 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

This provider has no upcoming call times available.