Meet Christopher Carman, LCPC

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Hi! I’m Chris Carman. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety and depression. Often, but not always, these conditions are related to major life transitions or other challenging stressors. In a non-judgemental and compassionate manner, I aim to help my clients identify the role they play in their struggles and offer guidance towards their resolution. I offer support in confronting these issues by using techniques that enhance one's ability to engage in reality based/rational thinking, reasonable decision making and other behaviors that lead to psychological wellness and stability.

A typical session with me may also involve the exploration of themes from existential and holistic psychology such as personal responsibility, authenticity, the pursuit of meaning in life and the mind-body connection.

Although our sessions may take on a very serious tone at times, I utilize humor, empathy, compassion and a strengths-based approach to keep things up-beat and convey a sense of hope during sessions. My clients have reported that this unique style helps them to open up and feel comfortable while addressing sometimes serious and painful issues throughout the course of our therapy together.

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
— Albert Ellis
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Specialties:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Substance use

  • Smoking CESSATION

  • Serious Illness Diagnosis

  • Life Transitions/Lifestyle Changes

  • Problematic thinking such as perfectionism, poor self-esteem, and UNREALISTIC expectations 

  • Lifestyle Changes

  • Improving Health Practices

  • Handling Difficult Relationships


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Availability:

Mondays: 4:30- 8:30 PM

Tuesdays: 4:30- 8:30 PM

Payment & Insurance Information:

Chris is in network with CareFirst Plans.

Cash, Check & Major Credit Cards are all accepted as payment.

Fees:

Intake $140

Individual Session $120

Evening/Weekend Sessions +$15


When I’m not in the office, I love to garden, exercise, play music, cook healthy vegetarian foods and spend time in nature. As a firm believer in holistic practices, many of my hobbies are the same self-care methods that I encourage during therapy sessions.


My Educational Background:

Since 2004, I have worked in the mental health field providing both direct client service as well as mental health administration/program management. In addition to my work at LifeSpring Counseling Services, I am also a full-time Program Director at the Mosaic Community Services Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team in Baltimore City. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings including Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs, School Based Psychotherapy,  Outpatient Mental Health Clinics, Methadone Maintenance and Residential Crisis Programs.

I obtained a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Philosophy and Religious Studies from Towson University. Having completed an intensive training program in clinical supervision, I am a Board Approved Supervisor and can provide clinical supervision to graduate clinicians holding LGPC licensure in the state of Maryland.

Contact Me:

If you are interested in working with me, please call (410) 870-0490, email me directly at carmanlifespring@gmail.com, or schedule via the online appointment link below:

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