Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
Is your child or adolescent struggling with school? Does he or she need help with time management, organizational, and study skills? Is your child disorganized and having trouble completing homework? Do you feel that you need assistance in being a more effective parent? Is your child or adolescent often sad, withdrawn, or irritable? Are they struggling socially? If so, I am able to assist by providing therapy, ADHD/executive functioning coaching, and/or assessment services in order to determine what is causing the difficulty and work to treat it so that you/your loved one can thrive academically and socially.
(301) 684-8029
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Is your child or adolescent struggling with school? Does he or she need help with time management, organizational, and study skills? Is your child disorganized and having trouble completing homework? Do you feel that you need assistance in being a more effective parent? Is your child or adolescent often sad, withdrawn, or irritable? Are they struggling socially? If so, I am able to assist by providing therapy, ADHD/executive functioning coaching, and/or assessment services in order to determine what is causing the difficulty and work to treat it so that you/your loved one can thrive academically and socially.
Photo of Stephanie Cook, LCSW - building on your strengths, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
Do you need help with depression or anxiety? Are you struggling to recover from grief or loss? Have you experienced trauma? I would like the chance to listen to your story and help you build resilience and confidence. Instead of over-focusing on what's difficult in your life, we will work on developing your strengths and building on your best qualities. By finding and enhancing your inner resources you can better manage stress, depression, and the challenges that life presents. You can develop the positive-thinking skills that will help you manage better. We will develop your own step by step action plan to make change happen.
(571) 474-2516
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Do you need help with depression or anxiety? Are you struggling to recover from grief or loss? Have you experienced trauma? I would like the chance to listen to your story and help you build resilience and confidence. Instead of over-focusing on what's difficult in your life, we will work on developing your strengths and building on your best qualities. By finding and enhancing your inner resources you can better manage stress, depression, and the challenges that life presents. You can develop the positive-thinking skills that will help you manage better. We will develop your own step by step action plan to make change happen.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
I apply the science of Psychology in assisting individuals, couples and families in the pursuit of their goals. I strive to maximize their happiness and to live more effective lives. I have practiced in the Washington Metropolitan area since 1973. Trained by Drs. Aaron Beck and Albert Ellis, I have specialized training in cognitive-behavioral therapy and in the treatment of mood disorders. As a certified sex therapist I combine the application of psychological science with a compassionate, empathic approach to individuals and couples as they struggle with their problems in the area of sexual functioning and related difficulties.
(301) 304-4782
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Bethesda, MD 20817
I apply the science of Psychology in assisting individuals, couples and families in the pursuit of their goals. I strive to maximize their happiness and to live more effective lives. I have practiced in the Washington Metropolitan area since 1973. Trained by Drs. Aaron Beck and Albert Ellis, I have specialized training in cognitive-behavioral therapy and in the treatment of mood disorders. As a certified sex therapist I combine the application of psychological science with a compassionate, empathic approach to individuals and couples as they struggle with their problems in the area of sexual functioning and related difficulties.
Photo of Cassandra Edwards: Anxiety/Trauma/Eating Disorders, Counselor
Bethesda, MD 20817
Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, or anger? Have you experienced substance use, marriage conflict, or difficult relationships in your family? Do you need help addressing an eating disorder? It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help – and I respect that courage. Together, we will work to discover your strengths, and I can help you leverage those strengths to build coping skills that will help you in everyday life. We will tailor therapy to your needs and goals, drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, trauma-informed care, and your own experiences.
(240) 671-0269
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, or anger? Have you experienced substance use, marriage conflict, or difficult relationships in your family? Do you need help addressing an eating disorder? It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help – and I respect that courage. Together, we will work to discover your strengths, and I can help you leverage those strengths to build coping skills that will help you in everyday life. We will tailor therapy to your needs and goals, drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, trauma-informed care, and your own experiences.
Photo of Margaret Parsons, LCPC, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20817
As a clinician, I am aware that the decision to seek guidance in resolving an issue, is a difficult undertaking. With this in mind, I provide a non-judgemental, safe and supportive setting in which to move forward. I am interactive and direct. I have 30 years experience working with adolescents and adults who have confronted and resolved issues with anxiety, depression, life transitions and trauma (physical, emotional, sexual), which have impacted their lives.
(301) 683-5220
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Bethesda, MD 20817
As a clinician, I am aware that the decision to seek guidance in resolving an issue, is a difficult undertaking. With this in mind, I provide a non-judgemental, safe and supportive setting in which to move forward. I am interactive and direct. I have 30 years experience working with adolescents and adults who have confronted and resolved issues with anxiety, depression, life transitions and trauma (physical, emotional, sexual), which have impacted their lives.
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Counselor, LCPC, MA, NCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20817
I am a mental health counselor specializing in substance abuse and addiction. While my main focus is working with this population, it is extremely common for individuals who find themselves struggling with drugs and/or alcohol to also be riddled with depression, anxiety, ADHD, relational difficulties, and other dually diagnosed illnesses. My ideal client is an adult heterosexual or gay individual who is both curious and willing to explore the reasons underlying their problematic use, because often the drink or the drug, which started out as a simple solution has now become yet another problem to heal!
(202) 471-1793
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Bethesda, MD 20817
I am a mental health counselor specializing in substance abuse and addiction. While my main focus is working with this population, it is extremely common for individuals who find themselves struggling with drugs and/or alcohol to also be riddled with depression, anxiety, ADHD, relational difficulties, and other dually diagnosed illnesses. My ideal client is an adult heterosexual or gay individual who is both curious and willing to explore the reasons underlying their problematic use, because often the drink or the drug, which started out as a simple solution has now become yet another problem to heal!
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20817
I hear every day how stressful life is. You may feel like there is no time to focus on your self-care. So many people are feeling worried, sad. and have too many thoughts flowing through their minds. Many people are feeling that life stressors, life transitions, relationships, their job, or extended family are creating high amounts of stress in their life. These things can make it difficult to focus, sleep, or find happiness in their life. Life is so busy and the daily news only increases everyone's stress level. On some days you may have energy and on others, you may just muddle through. I know it is frustrating and tiring
(443) 282-1380
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Bethesda, MD 20817
I hear every day how stressful life is. You may feel like there is no time to focus on your self-care. So many people are feeling worried, sad. and have too many thoughts flowing through their minds. Many people are feeling that life stressors, life transitions, relationships, their job, or extended family are creating high amounts of stress in their life. These things can make it difficult to focus, sleep, or find happiness in their life. Life is so busy and the daily news only increases everyone's stress level. On some days you may have energy and on others, you may just muddle through. I know it is frustrating and tiring
Photo of Pam Herrick, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LGMFT Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
Our connections to one another and the communities we work and play in are foundational to our health and well-being. It is through relationship that we learn about ourselves and how best to be in relationship with others. At times, stress can threaten to overwhelm, priorities can become unclear and uncertainties can mount. We all benefit from a consistent and trusting relationship in which to identify our feelings, thoughts and behaviors, to be supported in our efforts to determine and utilize our own strengths and resources, to build our coping strategies, and begin to create the change we choose to work on in any stage of life
(301) 417-5032
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Our connections to one another and the communities we work and play in are foundational to our health and well-being. It is through relationship that we learn about ourselves and how best to be in relationship with others. At times, stress can threaten to overwhelm, priorities can become unclear and uncertainties can mount. We all benefit from a consistent and trusting relationship in which to identify our feelings, thoughts and behaviors, to be supported in our efforts to determine and utilize our own strengths and resources, to build our coping strategies, and begin to create the change we choose to work on in any stage of life
Photo of Barbara Hill, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20817
These are anxious times for us all. Social distancing may be exacerbating struggles you were already experiencing or perhaps it is creating new stressors. If you were already feeling lonely and isolated you may be feeling even more so now. Struggles in your relationship that were easier to avoid with a busy life may now feel inescapable. Or, perhaps this time alone has given you time to think about changes you have been wanting to make in your life but now wonder if they are possible. The future suddenly feels uncertain. Whatever you are wrestling with, chances are these extraordinary times have made them even more challenging.
(301) 852-5089
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Bethesda, MD 20817
These are anxious times for us all. Social distancing may be exacerbating struggles you were already experiencing or perhaps it is creating new stressors. If you were already feeling lonely and isolated you may be feeling even more so now. Struggles in your relationship that were easier to avoid with a busy life may now feel inescapable. Or, perhaps this time alone has given you time to think about changes you have been wanting to make in your life but now wonder if they are possible. The future suddenly feels uncertain. Whatever you are wrestling with, chances are these extraordinary times have made them even more challenging.
Photo of Quita Mullan, Ph.D., Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, MPH Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20817
Fear, sadness, grief, anger, anxiety, betrayal, confusion, physical pain and other life/relationship/work stresses can leave us feeling lost--- out of balance with ourselves and with others who are important to us. I have worked for 20+ years doing solution-focused therapy with individuals, couples and families who are challenged with such issues. I actively engage with my clients to bring about new insights, and fresh ways of thinking, feeling and behaving where a re-balance can occur. Clients achieve greater clarity, empowerment, peace and satisfaction and in turn feel more connected with themselves and others.
(617) 712-0873
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Fear, sadness, grief, anger, anxiety, betrayal, confusion, physical pain and other life/relationship/work stresses can leave us feeling lost--- out of balance with ourselves and with others who are important to us. I have worked for 20+ years doing solution-focused therapy with individuals, couples and families who are challenged with such issues. I actively engage with my clients to bring about new insights, and fresh ways of thinking, feeling and behaving where a re-balance can occur. Clients achieve greater clarity, empowerment, peace and satisfaction and in turn feel more connected with themselves and others.
Photo of Helen Freiling, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
A unique perspective of persons as inherently dignified, supported by philosophic and scientific education and study, informs my holistic view of the person sitting in front of me during the process of psychotherapy. With mindful attentiveness and by gently confronting obstacles and threats to emotional health and relational satisfaction in a collaborative manner, the patients I work with are able to experience an increase in personal resilience simultaneous to undergoing the process of cathartic healing. My use of techniques drawn from an array of professional proclivities creates a safe relationship that nourishes innate strengths
(240) 541-5702
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Bethesda, MD 20817
A unique perspective of persons as inherently dignified, supported by philosophic and scientific education and study, informs my holistic view of the person sitting in front of me during the process of psychotherapy. With mindful attentiveness and by gently confronting obstacles and threats to emotional health and relational satisfaction in a collaborative manner, the patients I work with are able to experience an increase in personal resilience simultaneous to undergoing the process of cathartic healing. My use of techniques drawn from an array of professional proclivities creates a safe relationship that nourishes innate strengths
Photo of Catherine Riskie, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MSW Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
Catherine received her MSW from Columbia University and also holds a master’s in clinical psychology from Montclair State University. Catherine uses a variety of evidence-based interventions, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Complicated Grief Treatment, and the Resilience Builder Program (RBP). Catherine specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in youth as well as the use of parenting programs for youth with disruptive behaviors.
(240) 465-0125
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Catherine received her MSW from Columbia University and also holds a master’s in clinical psychology from Montclair State University. Catherine uses a variety of evidence-based interventions, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Complicated Grief Treatment, and the Resilience Builder Program (RBP). Catherine specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in youth as well as the use of parenting programs for youth with disruptive behaviors.
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MD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20817
Dealing with difficult life situations is harder when decision making is clouded by emotions that make us feel stuck or act in ways that lead to unwanted outcomes. By learning to think clearer and to safely express emotions, you will discover healthier ways to respond. I work with people whose blocked feelings cause physical and/or emotional pain. I help couples who are caught in problematic relationships develop clearer boundaries. I encourage self care. I help you challenge what gets in your own way. I also have expertise in helping ailing people facing end of life issues and welcome those who need to explore these concerns.
(301) 918-5646
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Dealing with difficult life situations is harder when decision making is clouded by emotions that make us feel stuck or act in ways that lead to unwanted outcomes. By learning to think clearer and to safely express emotions, you will discover healthier ways to respond. I work with people whose blocked feelings cause physical and/or emotional pain. I help couples who are caught in problematic relationships develop clearer boundaries. I encourage self care. I help you challenge what gets in your own way. I also have expertise in helping ailing people facing end of life issues and welcome those who need to explore these concerns.
Photo of Leslie Zirkin, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MT Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
We all have areas of our lives in which we thrive and areas that cause us stress and worry. Recognizing our strengths and weaknesses and finding ways to maximize our potential are critical to developing a fuller, more satisfying life. I am an eclectic psychologist who uses multiple approaches as I work with my clients to uncover problematic behavior patterns in their lives. Once we understand what is causing the difficulties, we develop coping mechanisms and tools to incrementally work towards a more fulfilling life.
(301) 605-9221
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Bethesda, MD 20817
We all have areas of our lives in which we thrive and areas that cause us stress and worry. Recognizing our strengths and weaknesses and finding ways to maximize our potential are critical to developing a fuller, more satisfying life. I am an eclectic psychologist who uses multiple approaches as I work with my clients to uncover problematic behavior patterns in their lives. Once we understand what is causing the difficulties, we develop coping mechanisms and tools to incrementally work towards a more fulfilling life.
Photo of Julie Bindeman, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20817
My specialty is centered around those who are undergoing life transitions, such as going from adolescence to adulthood; transitioning from college; building a family; or other adjustment issues with which people may struggle. Whether I'm working with an individual, couple, or a group, I continually seek out feedback as to how treatment is progressing for them. Therapy should be an effective collaborative effort. Additionally, I incorporate mind and body integration techniques, such as yoga and relaxation, which can relieve stress, anxiety and be helpful for numerous other issues.
(301) 246-0980
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Bethesda, MD 20817
My specialty is centered around those who are undergoing life transitions, such as going from adolescence to adulthood; transitioning from college; building a family; or other adjustment issues with which people may struggle. Whether I'm working with an individual, couple, or a group, I continually seek out feedback as to how treatment is progressing for them. Therapy should be an effective collaborative effort. Additionally, I incorporate mind and body integration techniques, such as yoga and relaxation, which can relieve stress, anxiety and be helpful for numerous other issues.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LLC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20817
Michael F. Shea, LICSW, is a integrative psychotherapist operating a private practice in Washington, DC with over 28 years of experience. Utilizing a holistic approach to health and healing, he integrates the disciplines of Social Work, Mind-Body Medicine, and Spirituality to aid those who seek self-awareness. He works with individuals, couples, families, groups, and corporate executive teams. His specialties include: addictions, mood disorders, pain management, crisis intervention, spiritual crisis, and strategic planning. He is certified by and is on the faculty of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC.
(202) 760-2045
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Michael F. Shea, LICSW, is a integrative psychotherapist operating a private practice in Washington, DC with over 28 years of experience. Utilizing a holistic approach to health and healing, he integrates the disciplines of Social Work, Mind-Body Medicine, and Spirituality to aid those who seek self-awareness. He works with individuals, couples, families, groups, and corporate executive teams. His specialties include: addictions, mood disorders, pain management, crisis intervention, spiritual crisis, and strategic planning. He is certified by and is on the faculty of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC.
Photo of Leila Jelvani, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20817
I am passionate about working with individuals to take back their lives from anxiety disorders, OCD. I am a clinical social worker with specialized training and experience in treating adolescents and adults with anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
(301) 637-8444
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Bethesda, MD 20817
I am passionate about working with individuals to take back their lives from anxiety disorders, OCD. I am a clinical social worker with specialized training and experience in treating adolescents and adults with anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Photo of Carole Stovall, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20817
Do you want a better life with more choices and success- every day? I am honored to work with clients to help them address life issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, medical illness & pain, relationship and general life issues to better live the life they chose. I work with you in a collaborative and interactive way. We work to help you understand what has happened in your life, but more importantly, how to address and create the meaningful changes, the life success, and happiness, that is most important to you to have your best life.
(202) 759-2293
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Do you want a better life with more choices and success- every day? I am honored to work with clients to help them address life issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, medical illness & pain, relationship and general life issues to better live the life they chose. I work with you in a collaborative and interactive way. We work to help you understand what has happened in your life, but more importantly, how to address and create the meaningful changes, the life success, and happiness, that is most important to you to have your best life.
Photo of Karen Epstein, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, NCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20817
We all experience ups and downs in our life. At times, though, our challenges become overwhelming and difficult to manage alone. Unresolved trauma may be affecting your overall mental and physical wellness. Or, you may be struggling with relationship and marital challenges; facing difficult life transitions; or dealing with symptoms related to anxiety or depression. It is important to know, however, that you are resilient and you have ability to heal, improve self-awareness, and make healthier and positive changes in your life.
(240) 753-6590
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Bethesda, MD 20817
We all experience ups and downs in our life. At times, though, our challenges become overwhelming and difficult to manage alone. Unresolved trauma may be affecting your overall mental and physical wellness. Or, you may be struggling with relationship and marital challenges; facing difficult life transitions; or dealing with symptoms related to anxiety or depression. It is important to know, however, that you are resilient and you have ability to heal, improve self-awareness, and make healthier and positive changes in your life.
Photo of Dan Griffin, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20817
Seeking help is an important decision Choosing who can help is just as important. Experience and effectiveness are critical qualities; warmth, respect and caring foster a connection that achieves results.
(240) 424-0184
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Seeking help is an important decision Choosing who can help is just as important. Experience and effectiveness are critical qualities; warmth, respect and caring foster a connection that achieves results.

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