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Counseling Team


My name is Shawn McBride, MA I am a licensed African American male counselor/therapist in Maryland, and I also hold a Masters degree in this field. I have been serving individuals and couples who are dating, engaged, and married for 23 years. This is my full-time work. I am certified in Prepare Enrich Assessments and hold memberships with ACA and AACC.


I’ve been married to my bride for 30 years, am the proud father of 5 adult children, and have successfully helped individuals/couples work through every possible relationship problem imaginable.


As an ordained Christian minister and have officiated over 300 weddings.


You will never find a professional counselor/therapist who works harder to help you individually and/or your relationship than I will.


I’m down to earth, a great listener, nonjudgmental, fair, confidential, and provide a safe environment for you individually and/or with your partner to vent, share and talk through your tough relationship challenges.


I will always give you perspective, teach you skills, and give you the proper tools to help you win.


My gray hair, wisdom, age, and real-life experience will help you and your partner resolve your relational issues with practical solutions as soon as possible.


I prefer to meet in person in my private office (Bowie, MD) but can also meet you virtually if you are out of town or simply prefer virtual.


I do not accept insurance at this time however I do accept all major credit cards for payment as well employee HSA or FSA.  I also offer AFTER PAY which will allow you to pay over time. 


Finally I can provide a clinical receipt for potential reimbursement from your insurance carrier. Sessions are 55 min @ $265 USD


You will be very surprised at what therapy can potentially do for your relationship at least once or twice per month.


I look forward to meeting you and your partner soon.


Schedule Appt Here:


Shawn McBride, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor/Therapist

301-615-4510 (call/text)

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About Rev Jaison & Mrs. Shellon Young, Pastoral Counselors  



Rev. Jaison & Shellon Young Sr. have been married for nearly 25 years. We are the proud parents of three adult children; Bria, Jaison Jr. and Jordin.  We have been in ministry for over 20 years and Mr. Young has been an ordained minister since 2010.


Mr. Young holds a bachelors degree in Business Management from Stayer University (DC 1998). Mr. Young has mentored and trained many young men to become great citizens of the community.  Mr. Young’s belief is that all people are made great and it’s our job to find that greatness in them. Throughout his life, Mr. Young has coached several couples in the art of marriage. Mr. Young stands on his beliefs that being ethical in life is a major reason why people are successful.


Mrs. Young is a native from Guyana and attended Prince George’s Community College.  She has spent most of her life in America.  Mrs. Young’s call on life is to assist young women in obtaining a better relationship with Jesus Christ. She believe it is her mission to bring these young women closer to God. Mrs. Young has a passion for helping women see there true potential.


In 2006, my wife and I started our first non-profit the Prince George’s Chargers Youth Athletic Association, Inc. and have been able to assist many families with finding Christ through our sports ministry.


In 2010, my wife and I started our second non-profit Metro League Sports Association, which is now referred to as IMPACT Sports. Through this company we have been able to service over 500 children per year through the art of sports.


Both Mr. and Mrs. Young are certified trainers through Prepare and Enrich Assessments.

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About Dr. Eric Elston

Crisis Intervention Specialist  



Dr. Eric Elston is a compassionate and experienced educator with over 25 years of experience and a crisis intervention specialist dedicated to supporting individuals in their journey towards personal and professional growth. With a strong background in educational reform and emotional intelligence, he has conducted extensive research on the application of a systems approach to mentoring and social learning theory. His expertise lies in social learning and cultivating the unique abilities of disconnected youth and young adults.

In his role as a crisis intervention specialist, Dr. Elston provides valuable instruction on social skills and self-regulation strategies. He specializes in working with students who may be considered "at risk" behaviorally, offering follow-up support services to address their unique needs. Dr. Elston's approach focuses on harnessing the power of social learning to empower disconnected youth and young adults to realize their full potential.

Dr. Elston also serves as a resource to parents, providing guidance and increasing their knowledge and sensitivity in effectively responding to teens and young adults in crisis. Through consultation with parents, he implements effective behavior management strategies, fostering a supportive and nurturing environment for both the youth and their families. He recognizes the importance of collaboration with parents in creating a holistic support system that promotes the well-being and growth of their children.

Furthermore, Dr. Elston is well-versed in conflict resolution intervention. He utilizes effective strategies to mediate and resolve conflicts, creating an environment conducive to growth and personal development. His expertise extends to assisting parents in the development of intervention strategies for children displaying challenging behaviors, ensuring that their unique abilities are recognized and nurtured.

Driven by a deep commitment to social justice, advocacy, and the personal growth of individuals, Dr. Eric Elston is a dedicated mentor/coach making a positive impact on the lives of disconnected youth and young adults. With his expertise in social learning and cultivating unique abilities, he empowers individuals to overcome challenges, discover their strengths, and thrive in their personal and professional lives, while working closely with parents to create a supportive and nurturing environment for their children.

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