4639 Falls Road, Baltimore MD 21209

Yousef Essex

Yousef is a graduate student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Johns Hopkins University. Yousef is currently practicing under the supervision of Bethany Grove, LCPC.

As a counselor in training, he is learning to incorporate nature and physical movement into the therapeutic process as a complement to talk therapy. Yousef is working to redefine his relationship with masculinity in a way that is true to himself. As he walks this path, he is interested in supporting others to find their own voice and authentic self-expression.

Yousef is excited to work with clients who wish to feel more empowered and able to express themselves authentically. He is informed by a feminist perspective and is eager to help clients create change to dismantle systems of oppression, such as toxic masculinity and white supremacy.

Prior to starting his counseling practicum, Yousef worked in the field of international development. Yousef speaks Arabic and has lived in Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon.

Yousef is not in network with any insurance carriers. He offers therapy for a sliding scale between $30-70, based on what the client can afford. He can be reached at, or you can click below to request an appointment.