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Aspire Counseling is a mental health nonprofit based in Gaithersburg, Maryland providing mental health and wellness services to Montgomery County’s diverse residents.

We strive to offer our services to all, regardless of income. Our services are offered in our Main Office Clinic and through our community-based programs.

We are committed to our clients’ health and to the well-being of our community.

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Donations enable Aspire to provide mental health care to people at no or low-cost. Contributions like yours allow us to work with low and moderate-income individuals who need our services and who can’t afford to pay for them out of pocket.

Aspire News

Aspire receives award from the Bender Foundation

Aspire receives award from the Bender Foundation

Thank you to the Bender Family Foundation for their award to Aspire Counseling. Funding from the Bender Foundation will help support the work of our therapists in our Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies program to deliver no-cost in home therapy to lower-income women with...

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Guide to Giving: Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies feature

Guide to Giving: Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies feature

Aspire is excited to be featured in an article in the Bethesda Magazine's November edition. Page 193 of the guide to giving section highlights Cristina Astrada-Keeling, HMHB therapist, and her work with mothers who are experiencing prenatal and postpartum depression....

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Job Opening: Trauma Informed School Therapist

Job Opening: Trauma Informed School Therapist

Aspire Counseling has an opening for a full-time therapist in our Trauma Informed Schools program. This is a wonderful opportunity for a licensed mental health therapist (LMSW, LGPC, etc. or higher). The Trauma Informed Schools program is an exciting new initiative of...

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As of January 1, 2020 Aspire is an Affiliate of Family Services Inc., a part of the Sheppard Pratt Health System (SPHS). Through this partnership our clinicians will be able to connect our clients to additional programs-- with full confidence that they will continue to receive the outstanding and personalized care that is at the heart of Aspire.

Clients will experience minimal changes to Aspire. We will maintain our own non-profit status and continue to run our existing programs and services.