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The Story of Spaulding Counseling Services

Sarah and Michael Spaulding have been in the counseling field for over 15 years. They met in graduate school at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and both earned a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology and worked with adolescents and adults in various criminal justice correctional settings. Through a series of fortunate events, their acquaintance developed into friendship, friendship grew into a relationship, and a marriage blossomed into a family. They have dedicated their professional lives to assisting others with their own personal growth through the therapeutic process. Along the way, they have taken a few twists and turns in their professional development and in 2011, their mutually established goal of starting a private practice was made into a reality.


Sarah Spaulding, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

National Certified Counselor

Sarah has over ten years of experience providing counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults.  She has worked with a diverse group of clients with a variety of needs including ADHD and Executive Functioning Disorders, Learning and Academic needs, Anxiety, ODD/Conduct Disorder, Grief and Loss issues, Substance Abuse, and Dual Diagnosis (co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness).
Sarah has an extensive academic history as well.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Miami University, and went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  Finally, Sarah earned a Master’s Degree in Education (Guidance and Counseling) from Loyola College.  She is also a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor.
Sarah specializes in working with children and adolescents, and strongly emphasizes family involvement in the counseling process while protecting the client’s confidentiality.


Michael Spaulding, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor


Michael has over 10 years providing counseling services to adolescents and adults. He has worked in a variety of correctional and public health settings primarily focusing on individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, substance abuse, and Dual Diagnosis (co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness). His primary focus is to support an individual’s strengths and resources to improve motivation for positive and lasting change.
Michael earned his Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and later attended the Loyola College of Maryland Masters Plus Program and became licensed as a Clinical Professional Counselor by following the guidelines for licensure established by the Maryland Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.
Michael has also obtained over 90 hours of direct training in Clinical Hypnosis with the American Hypnosis Training Academy and is a member of the National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists. Strategies utilized in his clinical practice include Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive-Behavioral therapies.