Marriage counseling that Heals in Columbia, MD. Restore Your Relationship.

Speak with the right marriage therapist in Columbia. Real help for issues like separation, communication, infidelity, and finances.

Deborah Cole, Psy.D.
Marriage Counselor

Deborah Cole, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

5525 Twin Knolls Rd. #331, Columbia, Maryland 21045 | 410-381-7551

I work with couples to help rekindle that first love. We can rebuild that connection you have been missing. I use Emotion Focused Therapy, which is evidence-based.

John Rhead, Ph.D., CGP
Marriage Counselor

John Rhead, Ph.D., CGP

Licensed Psychologist

5560 Sterrett Pl. #205, Columbia, Maryland 21044 | (410) 997-5060

My approach to marriage and family counseling emphasizes the promotion of love, respect, understanding and deep connection between those involved. Enhancing these qualities in one's relationships improves not only the relationships, but also overall happiness.

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Columbia, MD, a planned community located between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., has much to offer families with children and teenagers. The city's excellent public schools are supplemented by some 45 private preschools as well as Atholton Adventist School and Columbia Academy Elementary, which educate students through 8th grade. At the Columbia Art Center, home-schooled children can take a class on Art Through the Ages for ages 6-10, while home-schooled teenagers can explore a variety of mixed-media projects.1 In the summertime, the Columbia Association offers a variety of camps for local children and teenagers. These include an art camp for children in grades 1-8, recreational swimming camps for children in grades 1-8, computer camps for grades 5-8, a Make a Difference camp that includes both volunteer projects and recreational activities for grades 6-9, and a variety of sports-oriented camps for all ages.

Marriage and Family Mental Health in Columbia

Skillful Parenting is an excellent local agency whose educational programs help parents build a home life that facilitates healthy relationships, good communication, and high self-esteem in their children. Workshops are offered for all kinds of caretakers, including grandparents, adoptive parents, single parents, and co-parents who are separated or divorced. Groups are also based on the age of the child, from infants to tweens and teens. For information about meeting times and locations, call 301-495-3039.2

Howard County offers a variety of services that support the physical and mental health of its oldest residents. In addition to providing valuable resources that help seniors remain independent and age with grace, Howard County provides opportunities for improved mental health through social programs, support groups, and educational classes that keep seniors' minds sharp. The county also advocates on behalf of older residents to ensure their best interests are accounted for in local policymaking. For additional information about these services, call 410-313-2022.3

Family Services and Assistance Programs

The Salvation Army of Central Maryland is a primary provider of assistance for families in need in the Columbia area. Emergency financial assistance is offered to families who face eviction or utility shut off. Clothing and food donations are also offered so families' basic needs are met. Programs that provide children with school supplies are offered as well. For those who are experiencing poor physical or mental health, referral and advocacy services are provided to ensure the required care is received.4 Foreign-born families can take advantage of support services and gain access to local resources through FIRN. FIRN is a non-profit agency that offers immigration counseling, English tutoring, and citizenship classes to help immigrants, refugees, and other foreign-born families make the transition to life in the United States as smooth as possible. Resources for improved mental and physical health are also offered.5 For further information, contact the Salvation Army at 410-783-2920 or FIRN at 410-992-1923.


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Columbia is located in Howard County, Maryland. It has a land area of 31.92 square miles and a water area of 0.25 square miles.  The population of Columbia is 102,116 people with 39,893 households and a median annual income of $100,849. .

Therapy Affordability Meter for Columbia, MD

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Columbia is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Columbia public health department.