Arin Jayes, LGPC, NCC, CBIS
Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor
National Certified Brain Injury Specialist
Arin Jayes is a Maryland Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS). He obtained his Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at The Johns Hopkins University School of Education and he is also a graduate of the LGBT Health Policy and Practice program at The George Washington University.
After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and Gender Studies in 2013 from the New College of Florida, Arin amassed over 8 years of experience in public service – first as an Americorps member stationed in small nonprofits, then as a vocational rehabilitation counselor in community mental health settings, and most recently as a case manager supporting individuals living with brain injury and diverting them from institutionalization.
In working with adults with disabilities and their families, Arin became passionate about helping individuals discover their true potential, while simultaneously addressing day-to-day challenges through collaborative problem solving. Arin uses an integrated theoretical orientation grounded in the concepts of ACT, CBT, and DBT. He is person-centered and strives to be an ally in the therapy process by highlighting the important life experiences, values, and perspectives that clients bring to the table. Arin provides culturally-informed counseling to patients of diverse ages and backgrounds, with concentration on people with disabilities, older adults, job-seekers, and LGBTQIA individuals. He works with clients facing complex challenges such as mood disorders, substance use disorders, grief and loss, aging, chronic health conditions, social isolation, and gender transitions.
Arin lives in Baltimore, Maryland and is originally from Washington, DC. In his free time, Arin is an urban farmer and textile artist. He enjoys spending time with his family and two cats.