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Kaitlin Carlson LCSW-C

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. I believe in the importance of a positive and supportive therapeutic relationship, which is why I provided a safe space to help guide you toward healing and change.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Kaitlin is a Licensed Certified Clinical Social Worker (LCCSW) in the state of Maryland with over 7 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in various treatment settings. She focuses on treating those who are experiencing negative effects as a result of anger issues, anxiety, stress, depression, ADHD, children's issues, self-harm behaviors, and more. She completed her Bachelor s Degree in Social Work at Hood College; and received her Master s of Social Work Degree with a specialization in children and families, through the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Kaitlin has had the opportunity to help clients manage anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, family and relationship conflicts during different phases of life. She has also worked with adults and juveniles in the legal system while detained and preparing for re-entry into the community. Kaitlin uses a person-centered and strengths-based approach while drawing on various treatment models including, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solutions-focused therapy (SFT), mindfulness-based and systems theory methods.Kaitlin strives to create a calm, safe, therapeutic environment for each client while working together to help clients achieve their goals. She is an active listener providing encouragement, empathy, and compassion to all of her clients. Kaitlin also challenges clients to push themselves out of their comfort zones to encourage growth and guidance in their life s journey.






Anger management

General Expertise






Aging related concerns

Anger management


In-Network Insurance




Cigna EAP





First Session$220
Individual Therapy$160
Marriage & Couples Counseling$160
Family Therapy$160
Group Therapy$160

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Internal Family Systems Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy


  • Maryland, LCSW-C, 19392


Master of Social Work, University of Maryland

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Columbia, Columbia, MD

Frequently Asked Questions About Kaitlin Carlson, LCSW-C

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Kaitlin Carlson, LCSW-C, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Kaitlin Carlson accepting new clients?

Yes, Kaitlin Carlson is accepting new clients for online therapy in Maryland and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Columbia, 5410 Lynx Lane Suite 285, Columbia, MD, 21044.

Does Kaitlin Carlson accept insurance?

Yes, Kaitlin Carlson accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana, Medicare and Optum.

What types of therapy does Kaitlin Carlson offer?

Kaitlin Carlson offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Kaitlin Carlson offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Kaitlin Carlson offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Columbia, 5410 Lynx Lane Suite 285, Columbia, MD, 21044.

Does Kaitlin Carlson offer online therapy?

Yes, Kaitlin Carlson offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Maryland.

How quickly can I see Kaitlin Carlson?

Kaitlin Carlson typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Kaitlin Carlson speak?

Kaitlin Carlson conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Kaitlin Carlson online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Kaitlin Carlson online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.