Please join us in welcoming Roshelle Kades to the Pro Bono Counseling Project.  Roshelle joins the Clinical team as our newest Clinical Associate.  Her responsibilities include assisting clients, answering inquires, scheduling phone interviews, conducting client phone interviews, and matching clients with appropriate volunteer clinicians and providing them with resources.

“I found this position while searching for ways that I could help during the Covid-19 pandemic,” explains Roshelle. “As I researched more about Pro Bono Counseling’s mission and services, I became increasingly excited about the prospect of joining the effort to increase access to mental health resources for Marylanders.”

“Roshelle has joined our team during an unprecedented time, but she hit the ground running,” said Pro Bono Counseling Clinical Director Sherri Bloom.  “She has trained with our clinical members and is already making a significant contribution to the organization.”

Roshelle is originally from Richmond, VA, and moved to the Baltimore area in 2007 to attend Goucher College as an undergraduate student. After completing a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, she stayed at Goucher to obtain a Master of Arts in Management. During this time, she served in various Student Affairs roles at Goucher, including as the college’s first case manager.

Roshelle recently graduated from the Master of Social Work program at the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work. Her first-year internship was at the Enoch Pratt Free Library Brooklyn Branch through the Social Worker in the Library program. During her advanced year, she provided mental health therapy services to clients at Total Health Care, Inc. as a Behavioral Health Workforce Integration Service and Education (BHWISE) fellow.

When asked what she knew about PBCP prior to joining the organization, she said, “I had heard about Pro Bono Counseling, but I did not know nearly enough about this awesome resource!”

Since its founding in 1991, the Pro Bono Counseling Project (PBCP), a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, has helped over 30,000 individuals and families throughout Maryland connect with volunteer counselors and obtain the mental health care they could not otherwise afford. Presently, PBCP has over 800 volunteer clinicians all over the state of Maryland who give over 9,000 hours of their time each year.

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