Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Charmyn Henderson, MSA, LCPC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. She has a unique blend of professional experiences serving children, young adults and families within the fields of Mental Health and Special Education. She holds master’s degrees in Mental Health Counseling and Education Administration. She also completed graduate coursework toward certification in Special Education/Emotional Disorders. With this combination of training, Charmyn has provided close to 30 years of early intervention, transition, vocational and/or mental health services to families and youth ages 4 -22 within public and private, academic and mental health settings across the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan area.
Charmyn completed her Mental Health Counseling training in 2014 at Bowie State University in Bowie, MD. While there she chose Adlerian therapy as her concentration and uses this family-focused psychoanalytic approach to help identify the root causes and triggers for behaviors and thought patterns that may impact or impede interactions with the world around us as we move throughout the natural life cycle. Since that time, Charmyn has received additional training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Abuse Intervention. Charmyn uses this aspect of her training to address the mental health needs of children and families in crisis as well as helping youth and families to adopt self-advocacy and prevention strategies to deter exposure to trauma, abuse and/or crisis.
Prior to her transition to Mental Health, Charmyn served as a Special Education teacher, coordinator and policy administrator in our area’s public and private school systems. She now uses these experiences to help youth and parents normalize the transitional needs identified during the school years, especially those needs surrounding placement in Special Education programs and determining Individualized Education Plan (IEP) outcomes. Given her collective training and experiences, Charmyn most enjoys opportunities that allow her to use her experiences together. As a result, she has developed a passion for helping young children through teens develop the social and self-regulation skills needed for school readiness, positive self-esteem, healthy identity formation and a sense of overall wellness.