Christina  Knepper
Vetted

Christina Knepper

Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Maryland Waitlist Online
Woodvalley Not Accepting In-person
Updated January 17, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • ADHD
  • Family issues
  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Autism spectrum disorder

Professional statement

Christina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Howard County, Maryland. Currently, she provides teletherapy for individuals and families. For many years, Christina was a school based clinician that provided direct counseling services to middle and high school students that were challenged with a range of developmental differences and needs, including ADHD, Autism, Depression, Anxiety and Mood Dysregulation.

Christina provides therapeutic services to adolescents, young adults in transition and to older adults by using the following approaches and methods: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Strategic Planning. These approaches are most successful in Christina's experience. However, the main foundation of Evolve is to utilize one's personal strengths to move toward balancing life around stress, being more present to conquer fears and to take steps to transform challenges into successes!

Christina firmly supports ways for her clients to find balance, presence and transformation into their daily habits. These lessons are the key elements to evolving into the best version of oneself, and it's how clients effectively take steps toward recovering, healing and changing. Those that work with Christina will uncover their personal power to adapt and evolve with and around the big and small changes. This framework is Christina's personal and clinical perspective to strengthen the therapeutic alliance so that clients can set their own goals and move through their challenges in order to transform life into healthier and happier living.


Message to clients

Hello, and thanks for reading about my practice.

Being a therapist is a mission for me. I want people to learn how to navigate traumatic events and life transitions; people need support, and sometimes an unbiased ear, which is why I'm here for you. Your searching for the right therapist is a huge step toward taking control of what holds you back from truly living your life.

I've helped many people sort through very difficult situations, intrusive thoughts and feelings. I believe that clients should walk away from each session with something tangible, a life challenge of some kind, and if you just want to talk, that's okay too! I'm here to listen and guide, and you decide where we go.

Take that step by sending me a message, and let me know how I can support you.

Be well!

Christina~


Specialties

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

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

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

Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $160 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (90min)
  • Couples sessions: $160 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $160 (50min)

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:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Maryland)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10-6pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 10-6pm
  • Fri 4-6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Woodvalley practice
7368 Eden Brook Dr., Columbia, Maryland 21046
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9am to 4pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9 to 6pm
  • Fri noon to 4pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 20 years

Evolve Counseling LLC, Owner/Psychotherapist, 2021 - Present
Thrive Center for ADHD, Psychotherapist, 2018 - 2021
PRN Counseling, Psychotherapist, 2017 - 2018

University of Maryland School of Social Work, MSW, 2004


Licensure

Maryland: 22587


Languages

English