Stanley N Karanja, MS, NCC, LCPC, Counselor in Towson
A strength based approach is utilized to impact issues confronting adolescents, marriage and families. Clinician collaborates with client to asses and combat adolescents' issues with the focus of rescuing them from hurting behavior, reconciling them with others and restoring them to their potential. Troubled marriages and families are equipped to settle conflicts, tackle baggages and communicate better through enhanced couple dialogue. A philosophical model based on the recognition that all individuals have potential to thrive is employed. It is hoped that through collaboration your life will be brightened as you utilize tools to work your goals to recapture potential endowment.
The clinician will rebuild marriages and families by addressing needs such as dysfunctional issues, poor communication, hidering baggages and overwhelming conflicts. Treatment will also focus on hurting teens and families through individual, group and family sessions. Parents will be empowered to provide healed environments for recovering teens and parents.
My background in education and ministry has equipped me with relevant people skills that provides ease to clients. Clients have successfully been able to draw from my way of being to explore their issues and express themselves. My strength based approach has empowered and navigated my clients to desirable results.
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  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • School: Loyola University Maryland
  • Year Graduated: 2008
  • License No. and State: LC4965 Maryland


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, Wire

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Ceridian
  • Cigna
  • Empire BlueCross
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Assistance
  • Medicare
  • ValueOptions
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Stanley N Karanja's Groups

At Risk Adolescent 13 to 17

The impact of substance abuse has possed a great threat to the growth and potential accessibility to teenage population of our times. Assessment will determine the extent and nature of involvement and the consequent risk the adolescent is in. Those with a determined pattern of use will be referred for treatment. Those who are experimenting and are at the risk of deteriorating behavior will receive therapeutic group counseling that will also involve parent input through multifamily alternated sessions. Parents will be advised to uterize primary care physicians for urine screening and also supervise attendance to one 12 step group weekly.

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Effective Parenting

Parenting especially the adolescents with all the busy schedules and technological advances has become challenging for the busy parent. This parenting group will avail opportunity for parents experiencing similar challenges. The counselor will moderate the session and ensure that parents are guided therapeutically in every meeting so as as to acquire skills in addressing their unique parenting situations. The sessions will avail opportunities for parents to identify issues presenting in parenting, the obstacles to good parenting and strategies to overcoming those obstacles. Parents experiencing difficulties will be validated and efforts to reinforce their input will be made.

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  • Child or Adolescent
  • Family Conflict
  • Relationship Issues


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief
  • Heterosexual
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Alternative Languages: Kiswahili, Kikuyu
Religious Orientation: Christian


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • At Risk Adolescent Groups
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Hope Focused Marriage Counseli
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Triage Counseling


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2017
Stanley N Karanja, MS, NCC, LCPC, Counselor in Towson

Stanley N Karanja

Counselor, MS, NCC, LCPC