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Helping Hands

Meet the Therapist

With over 15 years of experience I have developed a passion for empowering individuals in their journey. The cornerstone of therapy is building a positive relationship together. I am an empathetic therapist, who is both sensitive and affirming of others and their personal backgrounds, and uses this knowledge to work towards growth and healing.


I have 10 years of experience as a school based social worker and IEP case manager.  This experience provided me a strong knowledge of child development with sensitivity to the needs of families with children. I understand IEP's, school Behavior Intervention Plans, people who identify as being on the Autism Spectrum, and adolescents who identify as transgender.

I have cherished deeply the experiences had as a CASA volunteer and Special Education Advocate while residing in Illinois.  While networking with overseas grassroots agencies I was able to share my knowledge of positive behavior interventions to school teachers and school proprietors with the organization Social Services for Women and Children in Cameroon, Central Africa. These experiences have shaped me personally and professionally.    


  • Child or Adolescent

  • Parenting

  • Relationship Issues

  • ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Asperger's Syndrome

  • Autism

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Codependency

  • Coping Skills

  • Depression

  • Divorce

  • Family Conflict

  • Learning Disabilities

  • School Issues

  • Transgender

  • Trauma and PTSD

Beautiful anemone flowers on dark evening, Peace, Personal Growth, Emergence, Personal Reflection


Karey Skinner-Steiner, MSW, MS, LCSW-C, RPT TM

Inner Growth and Healing profile photo, Karey Skinner-Steiner, Child Therapist in Bel Air, MD

Publications and Conferences:


Kochenderfer-Ladd, B. and Skinner, K. (2002). Children’s Coping Strategies: Moderators of the Effects of Peer Victimization? Developmental Psychology, 38 (2). Pp. 267-282


Kochenderfer-Ladd, B., and Skinner, K. (2000, March). Coping strategies of children who are victimized by peers. In A. Nishina’s (Chair), Harassment across diverse contexts. Symposium at annual meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence, Chicago, IL.

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