Therapists in 20879

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Erin Nkele
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20879  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am the Owner and Co-Founder of Melanated Wellness, LLC. Our mission places particular emphasis on better serving and empowering the Black, Neurodiverse, and LGBTQIA communities. I specialize in working with adolescents, 16 and older, through adulthood as they navigate their journeys of growth, healing, and development. Training and clinical expertise at Melanated Wellness is centered upon compassionate treatment for issues related to trauma, anxiety, PTSD, neurodiversity and sexual and gender identity. Clients will be welcomed to a collaborative space where they can identify their needs to begin working towards wellness.
Welcome! I am the Owner and Co-Founder of Melanated Wellness, LLC. Our mission places particular emphasis on better serving and empowering the Black, Neurodiverse, and LGBTQIA communities. I specialize in working with adolescents, 16 and older, through adulthood as they navigate their journeys of growth, healing, and development. Training and clinical expertise at Melanated Wellness is centered upon compassionate treatment for issues related to trauma, anxiety, PTSD, neurodiversity and sexual and gender identity. Clients will be welcomed to a collaborative space where they can identify their needs to begin working towards wellness.
(301) 417-5135 View (301) 417-5135
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M. Ivis Molina
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20879  (Online Only)
Welcome to Encourage Counseling! I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with more than 25 years of experience supporting adolescents and adults through life's challenges. Having served in public education and outpatient clinical settings, I provide a nurturing, non-judgmental space where you can explore and grow. I'm eager to join you on your journey to overall well-being. Please note, I am currently accepting clients aged 16 and older and provide only VIRTUAL sessions.
Welcome to Encourage Counseling! I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with more than 25 years of experience supporting adolescents and adults through life's challenges. Having served in public education and outpatient clinical settings, I provide a nurturing, non-judgmental space where you can explore and grow. I'm eager to join you on your journey to overall well-being. Please note, I am currently accepting clients aged 16 and older and provide only VIRTUAL sessions.
(240) 474-9278 View (240) 474-9278
David Mahoney
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
I work with pre-teens (ages 10-12), adolescents, and adults in individual and family therapy. I help clients develop coping skills for ADHD, anxiety, depression and managing general life stress.
I work with pre-teens (ages 10-12), adolescents, and adults in individual and family therapy. I help clients develop coping skills for ADHD, anxiety, depression and managing general life stress.
(301) 861-3288 View (301) 861-3288
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Kendra Jeffers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, CPC
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20879  (Online Only)
Hello and Welcome! I'm Kendra and I love helping people through my unique background in education and mental health counseling. You have probably been feverishly searching for the right person and you have finally found the right one. Do you have trouble staying organized, focused, or remembering to do things? Do any of those things cause you to feel anxious or worried? Do you find yourself being anxious about things that are out of your control?
Hello and Welcome! I'm Kendra and I love helping people through my unique background in education and mental health counseling. You have probably been feverishly searching for the right person and you have finally found the right one. Do you have trouble staying organized, focused, or remembering to do things? Do any of those things cause you to feel anxious or worried? Do you find yourself being anxious about things that are out of your control?
(240) 220-9906 View (240) 220-9906
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Marie B Delices
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20879  (Online Only)
I love helping my clients identify where they are feeling stuck and learn what their triggers are so they can feel more in control of their lives. I encourage them to define for themselves what brought them to therapy, what they want from it, and then how it helped them change over the course of time. It is a unique relationship and support, offering perspectives that are not otherwise available. I emphasize that it takes courage, not weakness, to face difficult issues.
I love helping my clients identify where they are feeling stuck and learn what their triggers are so they can feel more in control of their lives. I encourage them to define for themselves what brought them to therapy, what they want from it, and then how it helped them change over the course of time. It is a unique relationship and support, offering perspectives that are not otherwise available. I emphasize that it takes courage, not weakness, to face difficult issues.
(240) 366-2713 View (240) 366-2713
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Patricia DeCesare
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Not accepting new clients
I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and I work closely with you to develop a treatment plan geared toward your individual needs. My goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment where you can begin to understand yourself and your situation and make changes as you face life challenges.
I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and I work closely with you to develop a treatment plan geared toward your individual needs. My goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment where you can begin to understand yourself and your situation and make changes as you face life challenges.
(301) 761-5909 View (301) 761-5909
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Ella Mae Gray
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
I will ALWAYS remain open for in person appointments throughout the pandemic! For the latest in appointment availability and wait list times, take a moment and visit my website at www.guidingprinciplesllc.com! Guiding Principles Counseling Services was founded on the belief that people can change, and must tap into their inner strength and moral compass to guide them toward change. Here at Guiding Principles I foster a warm, comfortable, compassionate and nonjudgmental environment, where a client can begin to emotionally unpack their concerns, and leave with specific cognitive behavioral tools to utilize in their everyday lives.
I will ALWAYS remain open for in person appointments throughout the pandemic! For the latest in appointment availability and wait list times, take a moment and visit my website at www.guidingprinciplesllc.com! Guiding Principles Counseling Services was founded on the belief that people can change, and must tap into their inner strength and moral compass to guide them toward change. Here at Guiding Principles I foster a warm, comfortable, compassionate and nonjudgmental environment, where a client can begin to emotionally unpack their concerns, and leave with specific cognitive behavioral tools to utilize in their everyday lives.
(301) 684-6535 View (301) 684-6535
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Strong Mynds Org Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, BCD, CCTP
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Strong Mynds Org Inc consists of social workers, psychologists and nurse practitioners who prioritize the service provided to patients, providing dignity and respect. Evidenced based psychotherapy is offered via the tele-health platform or at our office location. The mission of Strong Mynds includes prioritizing the emotional needs of patients, resulting in an overall reduction of symptoms while providing sustainable growth for those served.
Strong Mynds Org Inc consists of social workers, psychologists and nurse practitioners who prioritize the service provided to patients, providing dignity and respect. Evidenced based psychotherapy is offered via the tele-health platform or at our office location. The mission of Strong Mynds includes prioritizing the emotional needs of patients, resulting in an overall reduction of symptoms while providing sustainable growth for those served.
(240) 896-2448 View (240) 896-2448
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Thoko Shumba
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20879  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel strong, intense, emotions and it's affecting your life? Therapy is a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore and untangle the different parts of your life. During our time together, we will explore your emotions, thoughts, and experiences to gain insight into the things going on in your life. We will then work to equip you with the tools you need to build a life you envision for yourself and adapt to adversity. I provide a safe space to be seen, heard and to receive support.
Do you feel strong, intense, emotions and it's affecting your life? Therapy is a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore and untangle the different parts of your life. During our time together, we will explore your emotions, thoughts, and experiences to gain insight into the things going on in your life. We will then work to equip you with the tools you need to build a life you envision for yourself and adapt to adversity. I provide a safe space to be seen, heard and to receive support.
(240) 789-4061 View (240) 789-4061
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Ashley Williams
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
I love working with children, teens and caregivers to improve the quality of life for all members of the family system. As part of my client centered approach, I do ask that clients and caregivers are active participants in the therapeutic process. As an active participant, you and your child will be able to try various methods to improve and develop the life that you wish to have. I value a holistic approach to therapy which includes examination of the person and how they respond to their behaviors, beliefs, and the community around them by incorporating talk therapy and some expressive therapeutic techniques.
I love working with children, teens and caregivers to improve the quality of life for all members of the family system. As part of my client centered approach, I do ask that clients and caregivers are active participants in the therapeutic process. As an active participant, you and your child will be able to try various methods to improve and develop the life that you wish to have. I value a holistic approach to therapy which includes examination of the person and how they respond to their behaviors, beliefs, and the community around them by incorporating talk therapy and some expressive therapeutic techniques.
(240) 209-9965 View (240) 209-9965
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Keila Silva
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20879  (Online Only)
Do you find it challenging to maintain a sense of connection with both yourself and those around you? Are your personal needs frequently pushed to the bottom of your priority list? Do feelings of guilt frequently arise, making it difficult to assertively decline requests from others? It's possible that you can't even recall a time when life felt differently. But one thing is clear: you're ready for relief. You're prepared to prioritize your well-being, express your honest thoughts without overthinking, and, above all, unshackle yourself from the unhealthy chains of obligation and guilt that have bound you for so long.
Do you find it challenging to maintain a sense of connection with both yourself and those around you? Are your personal needs frequently pushed to the bottom of your priority list? Do feelings of guilt frequently arise, making it difficult to assertively decline requests from others? It's possible that you can't even recall a time when life felt differently. But one thing is clear: you're ready for relief. You're prepared to prioritize your well-being, express your honest thoughts without overthinking, and, above all, unshackle yourself from the unhealthy chains of obligation and guilt that have bound you for so long.
(301) 970-3929 View (301) 970-3929
Mary Mahoney
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
I have more than 20 years experience working with pre-teens, adolescents and adults. Using individual and family therapy I help clients develop coping skills for dealing with ADHD, anxiety, depression and stressful life events. I particularly enjoy doing psycho-education and teaching parenting skills to parents of children/adolescents with ADHD.
I have more than 20 years experience working with pre-teens, adolescents and adults. Using individual and family therapy I help clients develop coping skills for dealing with ADHD, anxiety, depression and stressful life events. I particularly enjoy doing psycho-education and teaching parenting skills to parents of children/adolescents with ADHD.
(301) 844-6150 View (301) 844-6150
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Elssa Kenfack
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Using an integrative approach, I employ elements of various techniques (e.g., cognitive behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy, family systems therapy, attachment theory, etc.) always promoting a culture of safety, empowerment, and healing. Within my work, I find it essential to look at the whole person, which means taking into account the influences of culture, environment, family dynamics, and the roles of race and gender on the individual person. I identify as a Christian, and welcome the incorporation Christian beliefs, values, God, and faith within sessions, though it is not required.
Using an integrative approach, I employ elements of various techniques (e.g., cognitive behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy, family systems therapy, attachment theory, etc.) always promoting a culture of safety, empowerment, and healing. Within my work, I find it essential to look at the whole person, which means taking into account the influences of culture, environment, family dynamics, and the roles of race and gender on the individual person. I identify as a Christian, and welcome the incorporation Christian beliefs, values, God, and faith within sessions, though it is not required.
(240) 730-2967 View (240) 730-2967
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Jeanne Barber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20879  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to my practice! You've made the courageous choice to seek help. ​In working with me, you will receive individualized treatment based on the challenges and needs that you identify. The many modalities I utilize are backed by research and proven effective, and will be tailored to meet your unique needs. My goal is to provide you with a compassionate and empowering therapeutic experience to help you improve your mental health, reach your goals, and achieve your potential. You can expect constructive and compassionate feedback. Together we will meet your goals and accomplish healing.
Hello and welcome to my practice! You've made the courageous choice to seek help. ​In working with me, you will receive individualized treatment based on the challenges and needs that you identify. The many modalities I utilize are backed by research and proven effective, and will be tailored to meet your unique needs. My goal is to provide you with a compassionate and empowering therapeutic experience to help you improve your mental health, reach your goals, and achieve your potential. You can expect constructive and compassionate feedback. Together we will meet your goals and accomplish healing.
(410) 941-3580 View (410) 941-3580
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Laurie Weitzman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
In the comfort of your own home, I'm happy to help you or your teen get through this challenging time.
In the comfort of your own home, I'm happy to help you or your teen get through this challenging time.
(301) 250-1945 View (301) 250-1945
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Jan Hamill, Psychotherapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20879  (Online Only)
Are you feeling defeated? I am an experienced psychotherapist with 20 year's experience in mental health, addictions and life coaching. I provide a trusting and caring environment while assisting you find your inner peace and emotional wellness. Some of the areas I have expertise in include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, bipolar disorder, family issues, substance abuse, grief and loss. My therapy approaches include a mix of DBT, Mindfulness, CBT, Psychodynamic and Family Systems. I offer individual and couples therapy via telehealth. Please feel free to call me and briefly discuss your issues at 301-765-9475.
Are you feeling defeated? I am an experienced psychotherapist with 20 year's experience in mental health, addictions and life coaching. I provide a trusting and caring environment while assisting you find your inner peace and emotional wellness. Some of the areas I have expertise in include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, bipolar disorder, family issues, substance abuse, grief and loss. My therapy approaches include a mix of DBT, Mindfulness, CBT, Psychodynamic and Family Systems. I offer individual and couples therapy via telehealth. Please feel free to call me and briefly discuss your issues at 301-765-9475.
(386) 649-2385 View (386) 649-2385
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Cathy Caldwell
Counselor, LCPC, ATR
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Accepting New Clients, after school appointments available! Is your child stressed, overwhelmed or more irritable now than ever? Are you exhausted trying to help your kids with their big feelings? Perhaps your child/teen is not happy or doesn't seem like themself anymore. I believe that every individual possesses innate strengths, resilience and the ability to live a fulfilling life. Counseling can be the support to help you and your kids live a more peaceful life. I help by supporting your child and your family through connection, empathy and creative expression and bolstering healthy self-concepts for all.
Accepting New Clients, after school appointments available! Is your child stressed, overwhelmed or more irritable now than ever? Are you exhausted trying to help your kids with their big feelings? Perhaps your child/teen is not happy or doesn't seem like themself anymore. I believe that every individual possesses innate strengths, resilience and the ability to live a fulfilling life. Counseling can be the support to help you and your kids live a more peaceful life. I help by supporting your child and your family through connection, empathy and creative expression and bolstering healthy self-concepts for all.
(240) 908-8146 View (240) 908-8146
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Elena Khazanova
Counselor, MS, NCC, LCPC, CMT, MEd
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20879  (Online Only)
Are you yearning to feel calm and alive in your body and present in your relationships? Do you long to be supported in prioritizing your wellbeing and fulfillment? Are you looking for a deeply nurturing and affirming space to hold your experiences, needs and desires? With 25 years of experience in integrative health, trained in a variety of holistic modalities, I have developed a wide array of skills to help you do just that. I am delighted to offer my deep expertise and unwavering support to make your transformation easy and joyful.
Are you yearning to feel calm and alive in your body and present in your relationships? Do you long to be supported in prioritizing your wellbeing and fulfillment? Are you looking for a deeply nurturing and affirming space to hold your experiences, needs and desires? With 25 years of experience in integrative health, trained in a variety of holistic modalities, I have developed a wide array of skills to help you do just that. I am delighted to offer my deep expertise and unwavering support to make your transformation easy and joyful.
(240) 348-5171 View (240) 348-5171
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Debra L Caplan
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20879  (Online Only)
Is this the life you imagined you'd have? Do you suffer from depression, loneliness, anxiety, relationship or self-esteem problems, work or family difficulties? I work with adults going through transitions and with people who would like to understand how their past affects them today.
Is this the life you imagined you'd have? Do you suffer from depression, loneliness, anxiety, relationship or self-esteem problems, work or family difficulties? I work with adults going through transitions and with people who would like to understand how their past affects them today.
(240) 266-3247 View (240) 266-3247
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Naweh Diggs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20879  (Online Only)
Naweh is a licensed Masters Social Worker with extensive experience working with adolescents, young adults, women, BIPOC and individuals from immigrant backgrounds. Naweh’s goal is to empower her clients to help them identify obstacles and challenges, while guiding them towards their goals. She firmly believes in creating a safe space for clients, while helping them to tap into their greatest potential. Naweh specifically enjoys helping individuals with challenges associated with life transitions, bullying, career goals, self-esteem, trauma, PTSD, stress management, family relationships, perinatal depression, and postpartum.
Naweh is a licensed Masters Social Worker with extensive experience working with adolescents, young adults, women, BIPOC and individuals from immigrant backgrounds. Naweh’s goal is to empower her clients to help them identify obstacles and challenges, while guiding them towards their goals. She firmly believes in creating a safe space for clients, while helping them to tap into their greatest potential. Naweh specifically enjoys helping individuals with challenges associated with life transitions, bullying, career goals, self-esteem, trauma, PTSD, stress management, family relationships, perinatal depression, and postpartum.
(301) 701-2293 View (301) 701-2293

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 20879

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 20879 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
82% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
63% Grief
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Cigna and Evernorth
67% CareFirst

How Therapists in 20879 see their clients

53% Online Only
47% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 20879?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.