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Meet Ophelia

Yuqing Cen (Ophelia) is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC), credentialed by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists. Ophelia achieved her Bachelor’s (B.S. in Psychology at Michigan State University) in 2014 and her Master’s (M.S.) in clinical mental health counseling from Johns Hopkins University in 2021.

Ophelia began her career in a community-based program providing mobile and geriatric treatment services. In this setting, she has worked with individuals who have issues with depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. She also worked individuals that are victims of sexual assault, abusive relationships, abusive families and medical trauma.


As an international student, she has lived in the U.S. for 8 years. While working towards becoming a therapist, she has developed a deep understanding of depression, anxiety, life transitions and many other issues related to being an international student. Further, having lived in both East-Asian Cultures and Western Culture, she is open-minded and possesses multicultural competence and awareness.

Ophelia's Therapeutic Approach

Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, Life Transitions, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Anger Management, Communication Skills, Trauma, Brainspotting, Behavior Problems, Academic Problems.


Populations: Teens, Young Adults, International Students, Adults


Are you struggling with depression and anxiety? You might be going through  a transition such as finding a new job, going back to school, moving to a new community or ending a relationship. If this sounds like you, I would love to help you work through these challenges. I also love supporting my teen and adult clients on academic issues, self-esteem and behavior problems/making behavioral changes. 


I have also been trained in Brainspotting. Brainspotting is a somatic-experiential therapy that helps individuals process unresolved trauma held in body.  I incorporate Brainspotting in my trauma informed services to help individuals heal from childhood trauma or ACE's (adverse childhood events such as neglect or abuse) as well as abusive relationships in adulthood. 

In addition to depression and anxiety, I am skilled at working with international students and immigrants. I can help you to work through the challenges of adjusting to a new environment and culture such as building new relationships, issues with family, working through the immigration process, and loneliness. I can offer session in English and Mandarin.

Having lived in both East-Asian Cultures and Western Culture, I am open-minded and posses multicultural competence and awareness. I welcome you to join me on the journey of self-exploration, expanded opportunities while working towards achieving inner peace and balance. Please feel free to reach out to me!

Ophelia Outside of the Office

Outside of the office, Ophelia likes to travel around and take photos. She spends time in nature
and loves taking lots of photos of plants and animals.


She also loves to cook different dishes
from a variety of cultures. She also enjoys learning about different cultures and languages.
Currently, she is learning Spanish and Japanese.

Contact Info:

Phone: 410-870-5562

Submit a therapy request here.

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