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Kristen Beall is the Clinical Manager for the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling (the Center), University of Maryland School of Medicine. In her role as Clinical Manager, with over 18 years experience in behavioral health counseling, Kristen provides consultation and technical assistance to organizations and private practitioners integrating Problem Gambling counseling into their practices.

In addition, Kristen works closely with the Center’s Peer Recovery Specialists and helpline staff connecting help seekers to the resources they need as well as being integral part of the Center’s outreach efforts. Prior to joining the Center, Kristen worked at Johns Hopkins University as a Health Behavior Specialist, serving those with Medicare Insurance to improve the overall health of patients. She began her career with the University of Maryland’s Methadone Treatment Program acting as lead counselor and a patient advocate to increase awareness and reduce stigma of methadone treatment.

Kristen has also worked at Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc. as a Mental Health Counselor; working alongside a nurse she performed crisis interventions and assessments in the community. Kristen earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s School of Social Work and maintains a LCSW-C with the Board of Social Work Examiners as well as a CAC-AD with the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.