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Dr. Makida Bey

Makida Bey is passionate about resilience therapy and coaching. Besides providing these services, Makida has been a guest speaker on topics that benefit from her years of experience, including PTSD, anxiety, psychological domains of health, cultural racism, and self care for individuals and communities. She has also assisted with workshops on topics such as microaggression, racial discourse, and how and when to engage others on difficult issues.

Previously, Makida was a Senior Consultant in the Enterprise Integration Capability area of Booz Allen Hamilton’s Engineering and Operations Team. She worked as a Subject Matter Expert with The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) Resilience and Prevention Directorate, specifically in the areas of instructional design and curriculum development.  Her expertise includes behavioral health, Employee Assistance Programs, facilitation and training,  instructional systems designs, curriculum design and development, training analysis, and health care systems. Previously, she served as a counselor and care manager in psychiatric hospitals in Baltimore and Rockville, MD. Makida has also served as an employee assistance program counselor, providing clinical assessments, short-term counseling, crisis intervention, and referrals to community resources and health benefit employees. In addition, Makida has worked through a full life-cycle of training for the healthcare insurance industry, building a training program from the ground up with results that routinely exceeded expectations.


She holds a PsyD in Clinical Psychology (summa cum laude), an M.A. in Counseling Psychology, and a B.A. degree in Psychology. She also has Graduate Certificates from Harvard Medical School in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University, in Instructional Systems Design from the University of Maryland and in Leadership Coaching from The George Washington University. Makida has also completed coursework towards a Ph.D. in Work and Organizational Psychology at Aston University in the U.K. She is a Registered Psychology Associate in the state of Maryland, and is under the supervision of Janice Stevenson, PhD (6755 Business Parkway, Elkridge, Maryland 21075, (410) 202-0598). Makida is also in the process of becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), working with high-anxiety clients through exposure and response therapy. She is a qualified mediator for community and court cases involving families and labor disputes.

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Dr. Bey is an anxiety specialist who finds joy and wonder in Sci-Fi movies, trips to the beach, and Game of Thrones episodes.  Despite being an empowerment expert, she can’t stand getting behind slow people in traffic.  Follow #drmakidabey on Instagram, but don’t follow her in traffic.

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Dr. Makida Bey also provides anxiety therapy and coaching throughout the United States and Canada via telehealth. Call her at (443) 741-1212 or email

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