Therapeutic Freedom was brought to life on May 2, 2017, during my time at Marymount University. While completing my graduate studies, I knew that beginning a private practice was my goal and with continued work, planning and effort, we are still here!
The vision for Therapeutic Freedom is simple: We are a place for
for peace and healing for the community, my community. The continued goal is to provide a safe space for everyone with a hyper focus on women of color, to heal, gather resources and spread joy amongst ourselves.
My name is Mautez Bethel, LCPC, NCC, and I am currently a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Maryland, LC8127, as well as a National Certified Counselor. Within my clinical experience, I have serviced children, adolescents and adults in both clinic and community-based settings. While I have worked with client’s with various mental health concerns, I specialize in trauma and life transitions impacting Women of Color.
In my everyday life outside of Therapeutic Freedom, I am Mautez, mom, wife, sister, daughter and friend. I can tell you that being a therapist was not the original plan in my life, but things surely happen for a reason. Mautez from 10 years ago was fully prepared to have a life in international politics. However, about a year into my first job in my field, I realized that I had a different calling. I realized that my calling was to help people. I realized that I wanted to do more than sit behind a desk. I didn’t feel like I was reaching people in the way that I knew I had the potential to. And then came Therapeutic Freedom :).
Completed my graduate studies at Marymount University, in Arlington, VA, obtaining a Master of Art in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and my undergraduate studies at The Pennsylvania State University, in University Park, PA, obtaining my Bachelor of Art in Political Science with two minors in Women Studies and African American Studies.
I have serviced adults, children and their families in both clinic and community-based settings.
Other mental health concerns I have experience with include, but are not limited to:
Member of the American Counseling Association and Maryland Counseling Association. Additionally, I am a proud and active member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated.
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