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The Therapy stop started in the fall of 2014 as a small company with big dreams. Our founder, Julia Mitchell, has a mission to remove the barriers and stigma associated with mental health while providing exceptional, individualized care. As we continue to grow, our mission hasn’t changed, but our passion for helping has multiplied.


Julia Mitchell BSW, MSW, LCSW-C (& Our Lovely Founder)

Julia is a Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical. Her passion for helping clients lead to Harford County Local Management Board (MD) to present her the “Champions for Children and Youth” award for outstanding service in the community in 2013. Julia has a wealth of experience working in therapeutic foster care, school-based services, prison system, and community-based health. With an individualized approach, she teaches mental maintenance, empowers change, and encourages clients to reach their full potential.


Olivia Benden, Office Manager

Olivia is currently attending Towson University in pursuit of her BA in Psychology. She is the first face you’ll see when you come in and the first voice on the phone. Olivia handles all scheduling and is currently assisting Julia in the expansion of her practice. Her goal is to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome while encouraging important conversations around mental health.

Meet Ynez

Administrative Assistant & Yoga Instructor

Coming from California, Ynez welcomes everyone coming through the Therapy Stop with sunshine and a smile. She assists Olivia with administrative duties and supports the goal to make mental & physical health more accessible. She also teaches a weekly Mindfulness & Strength yoga class every Friday at 6pm!