Mental Health Agencies Serving the Deaf Community 

Baltimore Washington Counseling Center
Amy Smith, LCSW-C
Clinical Director
8258 Veterans Hwy #13 Millersville, MD 21108
Phone: 410-768-6088 ext. 125
Fax: 410-768-6444
Amy Smith, LCSW-C is ASL fluent and specializes in mood Disorders and trauma.

Center for Families in Transition
8720 Georgia Ave., Suite 205
Silver Spring, Maryland  20910
Contact: Ellen Schafer-Salins, LCSW-C, Ph.D. at
301 495-6393 phone
301 328-8833 videophone
The Center for Families in Transition (CFIT) is a private practice that provides mental health services to deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing individuals and families.  It is located in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland and accepts a variety of major health insurances including medicare and medicaid. 

Deaf Addiction Services at Maryland
1001 W. Pratt St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
443-462-3416 (voice)
443-462-3089 (tdd)
443-462-3086 (fax)
443-965-9172 (videophone)
Addiction recovery services are provided by ASL fluent provider, Laura Pyles, LCSW-C who is a certified alcohol and drug counselor.  In addition, mental health services are also provided.  Interpreters are provided for psychiatric appointments, doctor’s evaluations, group meetings, staff meetings, clinic meetings, NA and AA meetings.

Deaf Counseling Center
Candace A. McCullough, Ph.D., LCPC
Sharon M. Duchesneau, MA, LCPC
Bethesda Office:
11110 Whisperwood Lane
Bethesda, MD 20852
Frederick Office:
409 South Market St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Disability Navigator Virginia Website
To search for mental health counseling services in the state of Virginia.

Family Services Foundation, Inc. 
5301 76th Avenue
Landover Hills, MD 20784
301-694-7828 (voice)
301-694-8602 (tdd)
301-694-7860 (fax)
240-575-2367 (videophone)
Services routinely are available to deaf persons:  outpatient services, day treatment, supported living, vocational training, and emergency services.  For all medication management appointments with our staff psychiatrist, we will provide an interpreter. For any family sessions we will provide an interpreter if needed.

Jewish Social Service Agency
200 Wood Hill Road   
Rockville, MD 20850
The Program for the Deaf has a counselor who is fluent in sign language.  It is being funded by the Montgomery County deaf grant.  Subsidized fees are available for Montgomery County residents.
Contact Intake department at 301-816-2633 or Kris Price at

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
4940 Eastern Ave
Mason Lord Bldg, 2nd floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
410-550-0018 (voice)
The Clinic for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is a specialty program in child psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.  Services include individual and family psychotherapy with a licensed clinician who is fluent in ASL and sensitive to the needs of members of the deaf community. Medication management and the other services are also available with the support of a certified interpreter. For more information or to make an appointment, call 410-550-0104 or email Suzanne Mannion at

PsychCare Psychological Services, LLC
Jennifer A. Sibley, LCSW-C
12501 Prosperity Dr. #310
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Phone: 240-780-8884
Phone: 410-343-9756 Ext #747
Her expertise includes working with those who have experienced trauma (including physical or sexual abuse), individuals with developmental disabilities, individuals with hearing impairment, adults recovering from substance abuse, individuals with mood disorders, personality disorders, dual- diagnoses, and sleep disorders.  This provider is ASL fluent.

RR Myers, Consulting
Dr. Randall Myers, PhD, LCSW-C
6106 Edmondson Ave
Catonsville, Maryland 21228
This provider is ASL fluent.  “I have been a social work therapist clinician since 1987, working with a wide range of both hearing and deaf people on individual, children, youth, couple, and family issues. I actively engage my clients honestly and authentically in the counseling and healing process, exploring and addressing issues directly as they arise. I allow time for deeper understanding to take place as the counseling process unfolds.”

Sinai Hospital:  Ambulatory Psychiatry Outpatient Mental Health Clinic
2440 Cylburn Avenue
Balitmore, Maryland 21215
Erin Marie Vandernoth
Coordinator of Admissions
Lifebridge Psychiatry
(410) 601-6019: phone
(410) 601-1591: fax
(410) 601-1591: fax
Provides tele-psychiatry service to deaf clients.