"Helping Children and Families Feel Their Best"
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Our Mission

To provide mental health services, developmental and enrichment programs for at-risk children, adults and families. Our services are accessible and provided in a home-like environment by competent, compassionate, culturally diverse and client-centered staff.


To be the best provider of mental health services in the areas of outpatient counseling and developmental and enrichment programs for children and families.

 A Counseling Center for Children, Adolescents, and Adults

Barstow Acres Counseling Center is a 501 C3 non-profit organization located in Prince Frederick, Maryland. We are a United Way member Agency. BACC is the vision of  Sonia Hinds, , APRN-BC, RPT. Ms. Hinds is a registered nurse with a Master’s Degree in mental health nursing and a clinical specialist-psychotherapist. Ms. Hinds recognized the need for additional quality mental health services for young children and families in a family setting with specific modalities for children such as play therapy, art therapy, and sandtray therapy. In addition to individual, group, family therapy, we also offer therapeutic summer camp and parenting workshops.

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What Makes Us Different

We have a passion for children’s work, especially those who are at risk. We demonstrate compassion and caring for the children we serve. Moreover, we fill the gap in services for children 2-5, using play therapy, art therapy and other modalities.


All clients will be treated with dignity and with utmost respect regardless of circumstances.


We are accountable to our clients and supporters to operate in a manner that incorporates objectivity, fairness, professional competency and integrity.


Systems are in place to monitor and improve the quality of our services and to obtain feedback from our clients to ensure best practices and customer satisfaction.


Confidentiality will be respected and maintained for all clients