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About SMR Counseling



Welcome to SMR Counseling Services!  SMR Counseling Services was developed to serve the needs of those who desire professional therapy outside traditional appointment hours and settings.  We meet these needs by offering appointments late evenings, Saturday, Sunday, by phone, online and home visits.  Please read more about our founding principles below.


Mission Statement

The mission of SMR Counseling Services is to: (1) Provide professional competent counseling and therapy to the communities in and surrounding the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, and (2) To be a clinical training site and source of support for future mental health professionals. 



  • To provide a safe, confidential, professional environment in which lives are transformed, relationships are reconciled, and hope is found.
  • To offer an array of counseling services and family life education programs for the purpose of enrichment, growth, and healing. 
  • To act as a change agent in and beyond the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.
  • To educate and promote lifetime learning by providing training and supervision for future licensed counselors in order to carry our mission and vision into the next generation.
  • Through the power of God’s grace we will promote relational wholeness with God, Self, and Others.



SMR Counseling Services is distinct from other counseling services for the following reasons:

  • We offer a combination of professional and faith-based mental health counseling to members of the community at large.  Clients have a choice on the type of counseling they will like to receive.
  • We are the only private practice in our area that provides a spiritual and a clinical training site for developing future therapists in a faith-based environment.  
  • We offer holistic counseling that addresses the mind (psychology), body (physical), and spirit (faith). 
  • We are able to connect clients to other valuable resources, organizations, and ministries in the community.
  • We offer a wide range of counseling services to address the needs of clients of all ages.      
  • We serve the needs of those who desire professional therapy outside traditional appointment hours and settings.  We meet these needs by offering appointments late evenings, Saturday, Sunday, by phone, online and home visits for special needs.

Ms. Brandy Carter, Pre-Licensed Counseling Associate
Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling
Office Location:  Burtonsville, MD    Email: [email protected]

Ms. Brandy Carter is a Masters level pre-licensed counseling associate and a Prepare and Enrich Facilitator.  Brandy completed her Master's of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy and currently completing her doctorate degree from The Harold School of Behavioral Sciences at Capella University. Brandy works with individual clients, couples, families, and groups. Brandy offers her clients a nonjudgmental, tranquil, inviting and safe space to share ideas and communicate openly. Together you can explore, observe and gain a deeper understanding of yourself as others.  Brandy believes that time spent together should be interactive and collaborative. She feels it is very important that a strong therapeutic relationship is created so our work together can be effective.  Brandy has been trained to utilize a variety of therapeutic models such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Narrative Therapy, Structural Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy.  Brandy also has experience working with adolescents, teens, as well as the LGBQT community.  In Brandy’s free time she enjoys spending time with her daughter, reading and cooking.

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