Adult & Adolescent Counseling Services, LLC
Gisela de la Peña Baptiste, MS, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor working in Columbia, Maryland. Since graduating from Frostburg State University with a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology,  I have worked in the DC/Baltimore Metro area with children, adults, and families for over fourteen years.  In my work as a therapist, I have come to value and incorporate a holistic model of care in my practice. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Theory, and Family Systems Theory are some of the treatment modalities that I use in working with clients.  I do, however, believe that for many individuals a combination of treatment practices is most beneficial.

At the core of my practice is the belief that a trusting therapeutic relationship is one of the most important factors in achieving a positive outcome in therapy.  My goal is to provide clients with compassionate, effective, and envidence-based counseling services.  I am aware that the decision to seek help from a mental health professional is one that is rarely made lightly.  For this reason, I welcome prospective clients to call and schedule a consultation to help them determine if I am the best fit for them.   If you believe that you can benefit from my services, it would be my privilege to work with you.