Dr. McCullough is Deaf, holds a PhD in clinical psychology, a MA in Psychology and a MA in Mental Health Counseling. She has a license in Maryland, Oregon and the District of Columbia. She is also certified as an Approved Clinical Supervisor and a Distance Credentialed Counselor. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology and her Master’s degree in mental health counseling from Gallaudet University. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship training in forensic psychology at Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville, Maryland, and her doctoral internship at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. McCullough has over 30 years of experience providing therapy and assessments in the mental health field and has worked in private practice, community mental health, university, judicial (forensic), and psychiatric hospital settings. She was Clinical Director for Family Service Foundation in Landover Hills, Maryland. In addition to working for Deaf Counseling Center, she has been an Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Counseling at Gallaudet University and has taught at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. Dr. McCullough is a member of the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association. Dr Candace A. McCullough is listed at AllTherapist.com. Born and raised in California, she enjoys traveling to different countries and has a great appreciation for cultural and ethnic diversity.
Dr. McCullough’s statement:
You may have come here because something is not working in your life and you want it better or because you want more from life. I come with my training, my 27 years of experience as a psychotherapist, my many more years of life experience, my mind, good heart and my intention to heal. You come with your issues, your past, perhaps with your anxiety, depression, or guilt. You also come with your strengths, some of which you might not recognize, and upon which we will build. I believe we are equal as humans, just sitting different chairs. I look forward to working with you.
Each person who comes to therapy is unique. Because there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy, I utilize treatment techniques rooted in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), existential therapy and acceptance commitment therapy (ACT). I tailor therapy to my clients’ needs. In particular, I emphasize Deaf-centered, feminist and gender-sensitive frameworks.