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Laurel Armory-Anderson & Murphy Community Center
422 Montgomery Street
Laurel, MD 20707

Monday & Wednesday
12noon. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


We offer confidential Family and Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist our clients in dealing with their problems and improving their quality of life.  We stress recognition of individual and family strengths, which can be utilized and complemented in the counseling process.  We help clients, individuals and families, formulate initial goals which are measurable and attainable so that they are able to feel successful in their counseling efforts. 

To access counseling services, please call our office at 240-294-1304 during business hours.  The intake counselor will spend 15-20 minutes with you completing an intake form over the phone.  Information gathered includes names, addresses, some additional demographic information and your description of the problem.  The case will be assigned to the next available counselor who will then call to set up an appointment when an opening is available.  Counseling is provided by licensed mental health professionals and/or interns who are supervised by a licensed mental health professional.

Primary Target Audience

Youth under 18 years of age and their families

Additional Services

Disconnected Youth

Disconnected youth are teenagers and young adults who are between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither working nor in school.  This population is also known as “Opportunity Youth” because of the positive economic impact achieved when youth are supported on pathways to self-sufficiency. 

Laurel Helping Hands educates and empowers disconnected young adults to overcome the obstacles placed in their path that prevent them from reaching their full potential.  These youth often lack the essential education, life skills, job training, family support, and social networks necessary to make their way in the world.  Without these essential skills and support, these young adults run the risk of falling behind or losing their way altogether.


Adult Services (limited availability during the day)

Individual Therapy

We feature a customized course of treatment tailored to meet each client's individual needs.  A consistent, intensive experience enables clients to resolve root issues and achieve treatment goals.

Couples Therapy

We strive to offer a safe haven to every couple that facilitates relational attachment leading to mutual satisfaction and fulfillment. Various interventions are directed towards increased communication skills, deeper understanding of one another, conflict resolution, and development of emotional intimacy.  Attention is also given to identifying and resolving underlying individual issues which impact the dynamics of the couple relationship.


Many of our services are free of charge and available to City residents and residents of surrounding Prince George’s County communities. 

Families of children under age 18 residing within the city limits of Laurel will receive services free of charge (Groups may have associated fees).  Adult clients receiving individual counseling are charged $20 per session.  Couples receiving marital counseling are charged $40.  Donations are encouraged and are tax-deductible.  The Laurel Helping Hands Staff will discuss actual fees with you during the initial phone interview.

Payment Accepted

Payments can be made in the form of Cash, Checks, VISA, MasterCard, and Debit Cards.  Insurance is not accepted at this time.  All payments are due at time of service.


Graduate Intern Training/Placement

Laurel Helping Hands accepts and trains graduate students who are in their final year of a counseling/social work-related program.

Our 20-hour a week, fall through spring internship program is competitive.  If you are interested, please contact our agency.  Student resumes are accepted in January and applicants are typically interviewed and accepted in February/March.

Responsibilities And Duties

• Build and maintain an active caseload of a minimum of 4 to 8 clients.

• Serve as a co-facilitator in group therapy sessions.

• Attend one-hour individual supervision session per week.

• Actively participates in training as required.

• Complete case notes and documents as required within applicable time lines.

• Conform to all legal and ethical standards applicable to psychotherapy, counseling or social work providers as required by state law, Laurel Helping Hands and the profession.

• Other related responsibilities, as assigned, to support specific Laurel Helping Hands needs.

Minimum Education and/or Experience

• Masters of Science or Masters of Arts degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Counseling, Social Work, Social Sciences, Psychology or Pastoral Counseling.

• One (1) year of related experience and/or training.

• Working knowledge of DSM-V and Counseling Theories.

• Authorization from the intern’s state licensure board to begin a trainee assignment, practicum or internship.

• Current Liability Insurance.

• Successful completion of pre-screening background check.