The Counseling Renaissance
Phone:   410-970-6964
Fax:  410-970-6157
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Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
M.S. in Counseling
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
While life is a gift and a joy, life can also be very challenging.  Life
can often seem like a roller coaster – with amazing aspirations,
thrills, and excitement that sometime seem to turn into stress,
chills, and even terror.  The way we deal with the upturns and
downturns is often set in place when we are very young and these
methods of coping do not always work as well as we would have
hoped.  Counseling provides the opportunity to reflect on the past
and present, achieve greater clarity in the way we see life issues,
and to identify previously unseen options and choices that can
give a new perspective to life’s challenges.  Counseling offers the
opportunity to work on various essential skills such as
communication, problem solving, relationship building, and
coping mechanisms.

Gary works with adolescents, adults, couples, families, and
groups.  He employs various theoretical approaches including
Adlerian, Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Solution
Focused Therapies to address issues with:

•        Mood and anxiety
•        Stress
•        Anger
•        PTSD
•        Substance abuse and addictive behaviors
•        Grief and loss
•        Crisis
•        Life management
•        Pre-marital preparation
•        Marriage
•        Divorce
•        Occupational and career development
•        PTSD

Gary is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and he holds a
M.S. in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Maryland.  He
has pursued Advanced Study curriculum at Loyola as well.  Gary
has been practicing counseling since 2011 in supervised and
independent settings.  He has over 24 years of volunteer
experience in spiritual growth and development, coaching and
mentoring, and career/lifestyle training primarily with high
school, college age students, and young adults and their families.  
Gary also holds a B.S. in Mathematical Sciences and a M.S. in
Administration with experience in IT and administrative settings,
including over 20 years of managerial experience in team
leadership, career coaching, and professional development.
Helping you reach your new beginning
Gary Alker, LCPC
Sykesville, Maryland Counselors  *  Eldersburg, Maryland Counselors  *  Frederick, Maryland Counselors
Gary is one of our Eldersburg/Sykesville