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Tracey A Butler
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
There are times in life when we struggle with feelings of depression, anxiety, and alienation. There are times when we think no one understands how we feel or the challenges we face. As a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC), my role is to create a safe space for people to share their fears, struggles and relationship issues without shame or judgment. I listen with interest and empathy and help you to identify and change negative feelings and thought patterns. Together, we create solutions to the unique life challenges you face.
There are times in life when we struggle with feelings of depression, anxiety, and alienation. There are times when we think no one understands how we feel or the challenges we face. As a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC), my role is to create a safe space for people to share their fears, struggles and relationship issues without shame or judgment. I listen with interest and empathy and help you to identify and change negative feelings and thought patterns. Together, we create solutions to the unique life challenges you face.
(240) 317-3614 View (240) 317-3614
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Nathaniel A Sawyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
I have a lot of experience with both adults and children who have mental health, behavioral problems, and substance abuse issues. I use an ecclectic approach and tailor the therapy style to the individual patient.
I have a lot of experience with both adults and children who have mental health, behavioral problems, and substance abuse issues. I use an ecclectic approach and tailor the therapy style to the individual patient.
(301) 684-5041 View (301) 684-5041
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Zixuan Wang
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20886
Not accepting new clients
Empathy, warmth, and compassion are personal attributes that I bring to my role as a clinical psychologist. My extensive training in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, couples, and family therapies allows me to draw upon an integrative psychotherapeutic framework in helping clients navigate life stressors. I guide clients in fostering a better understanding of self, relationships, and the context in which they live.
Empathy, warmth, and compassion are personal attributes that I bring to my role as a clinical psychologist. My extensive training in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, couples, and family therapies allows me to draw upon an integrative psychotherapeutic framework in helping clients navigate life stressors. I guide clients in fostering a better understanding of self, relationships, and the context in which they live.
(301) 786-5018 View (301) 786-5018
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Anita Gonzalez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20886
Life is hard. Right? But, it's also exciting and fun. I am here for clients that are having a hard time. People generally know how to flow with fun and excitement. It's the tough times when we absolutely need help and support from other people. When life is hard and discouraging, I want to help you find solutions to your relationship challenges, as well as deeper meaning and fulfillment in your life.
Life is hard. Right? But, it's also exciting and fun. I am here for clients that are having a hard time. People generally know how to flow with fun and excitement. It's the tough times when we absolutely need help and support from other people. When life is hard and discouraging, I want to help you find solutions to your relationship challenges, as well as deeper meaning and fulfillment in your life.
(301) 859-7893 View (301) 859-7893
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Brad Wasserman, LCSW-C
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Thanks for taking the time to visit my listing. If you've come this far, you're on the brink of an important decision--and what a difference the right choice can make. As a therapist, I've made a difference in people's lives for nearly 20 years -- helping adults, teenagers, couples and families to overcome problems and gain emotional freedom. Everyone wants quick relief, and my clients tell me that one of the things they appreciate most is my ability to connect immediately, to get things rolling and create feelings of trust and hopefulness from the first session.
Thanks for taking the time to visit my listing. If you've come this far, you're on the brink of an important decision--and what a difference the right choice can make. As a therapist, I've made a difference in people's lives for nearly 20 years -- helping adults, teenagers, couples and families to overcome problems and gain emotional freedom. Everyone wants quick relief, and my clients tell me that one of the things they appreciate most is my ability to connect immediately, to get things rolling and create feelings of trust and hopefulness from the first session.
(301) 852-6709 View (301) 852-6709
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Dr Rick Levy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20886
I'm a full time clinical psychologist with 30+ years of experience treating the types of problems that plague a majority of people in our area: chronic stress, depression, anxiety, panic, sleeplessness, ADHD, PTSD, relationship problems and divorce, family conflict, trauma, and abuse recovery, for people of all ages. Everyone is unique - I specialize in healing the root cause of complex problems, quickly, and just as importantly, I help people realize their most deeply held aspirations. I also specialize in Mind-Body Medicine - helping people overcome major health problems like heart disease, diabetes, MS, dementia, and cancer.
I'm a full time clinical psychologist with 30+ years of experience treating the types of problems that plague a majority of people in our area: chronic stress, depression, anxiety, panic, sleeplessness, ADHD, PTSD, relationship problems and divorce, family conflict, trauma, and abuse recovery, for people of all ages. Everyone is unique - I specialize in healing the root cause of complex problems, quickly, and just as importantly, I help people realize their most deeply held aspirations. I also specialize in Mind-Body Medicine - helping people overcome major health problems like heart disease, diabetes, MS, dementia, and cancer.
(301) 923-4099 View (301) 923-4099
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Tamara\'s Clouds INC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, MPT, LCPC, CBT, CCTP
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20886
I am the founder of Tamara’s Clouds Inc. I started this company in 2009 with aspirations of empowering humanity. I believe that each person has a past that is transporting them into their future. My approach is to craft a trusted and non-judgmental environment, while fostering truth and liberation with every client.
I am the founder of Tamara’s Clouds Inc. I started this company in 2009 with aspirations of empowering humanity. I believe that each person has a past that is transporting them into their future. My approach is to craft a trusted and non-judgmental environment, while fostering truth and liberation with every client.
(833) 496-0773 View (833) 496-0773
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Manuela Mbouma
Counselor, LCPC, ACS
Verified Verified
Montgomery Village, MD 20886  (Online Only)
I am passionate about assisting on your therapeutic journey to change, heal and grow. This journey is unique to you and your various life experiences. I have experience working with children, adolescents, teens, adults, and families. I specialize in grief and loss, life transitions, anger management, anxiety, trauma, depression, and parent-child relationships.
I am passionate about assisting on your therapeutic journey to change, heal and grow. This journey is unique to you and your various life experiences. I have experience working with children, adolescents, teens, adults, and families. I specialize in grief and loss, life transitions, anger management, anxiety, trauma, depression, and parent-child relationships.
(240) 226-2866 View (240) 226-2866
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Hernan Alvarez Cordano
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, C-DBT, BICBT-C
Verified Verified
Montgomery Village, MD 20886  (Online Only)
I have experience providing therapy and coaching for individuals, families, communities, and organizational groups. I have advised, managed, and solved problems, utilizing my psychological, philosophical, and theological knowledge and professional skills. Also, I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Chile. Above all, my work focuses on mood disorders, anxiety, personality disorders, behavioral disorders, and spiritual struggles. I offer therapy in English, Spanish, and Italian.
I have experience providing therapy and coaching for individuals, families, communities, and organizational groups. I have advised, managed, and solved problems, utilizing my psychological, philosophical, and theological knowledge and professional skills. Also, I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Chile. Above all, my work focuses on mood disorders, anxiety, personality disorders, behavioral disorders, and spiritual struggles. I offer therapy in English, Spanish, and Italian.
(240) 905-5672 View (240) 905-5672
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Marwan Castellani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montgomery Village, MD 20886  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Thank you for taking the time to take a deep breath and acknowledging that you would like to seek help for what is causing difficulty in your life at this moment. You have just taken a most courageous step. I would like to assist you in taking this all important first step by working with you to develop coping skills and strategies.
Thank you for taking the time to take a deep breath and acknowledging that you would like to seek help for what is causing difficulty in your life at this moment. You have just taken a most courageous step. I would like to assist you in taking this all important first step by working with you to develop coping skills and strategies.
(301) 417-5675 View (301) 417-5675
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Carly Rohde
Psychologist, Psy, D
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montgomery Village, MD 20886  (Online Only)
My therapeutic approach is supportive, collaborative, and integrative. I work to tailor treatment approaches to the needs of my clients and to collaborate on identifying goals. My goal is to help clients gain insight, improve communication, and strengthen coping skills. I incorporate techniques used in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), and mindfulness. My clients have expressed an appreciation for my warm and accepting style. As Carl Rogers once said: "The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.".
My therapeutic approach is supportive, collaborative, and integrative. I work to tailor treatment approaches to the needs of my clients and to collaborate on identifying goals. My goal is to help clients gain insight, improve communication, and strengthen coping skills. I incorporate techniques used in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), and mindfulness. My clients have expressed an appreciation for my warm and accepting style. As Carl Rogers once said: "The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.".
(410) 469-6251 View (410) 469-6251
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Janice N. Vassallo, MA, LCPC, NCC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20886  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! Please feel free to call me for a free 15-minute telephone consultation to discuss your needs and goals and to make the best decision to start therapy. I am committed to creating an emotionally safe, confidential, healing environment with you to successfully make the changes you most desire in your life. My integral psychotherapy approach activates the change process by addressing all aspects of one's individual, relationship (couples, families, peers) and work needs including cognitive/intellectual functioning, emotional health, physical health, spiritual outlook and environmental influences.
Hello and welcome! Please feel free to call me for a free 15-minute telephone consultation to discuss your needs and goals and to make the best decision to start therapy. I am committed to creating an emotionally safe, confidential, healing environment with you to successfully make the changes you most desire in your life. My integral psychotherapy approach activates the change process by addressing all aspects of one's individual, relationship (couples, families, peers) and work needs including cognitive/intellectual functioning, emotional health, physical health, spiritual outlook and environmental influences.
(240) 348-6049 View (240) 348-6049
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Murray Kramer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Murray Kramer has been a holistic psychotherapist for over 30 years. He graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from City College of New York in 1967. He went on to study Folklore and Folklife at the University of Pennsylvania, and received an M.A. in 1970. He then became intensively involved Zen meditation, and was in residence in Zen centers for 17 years. His approach to working with children, adolescents, adults and families, is to start with where the individual is, and to bring to bear psychodynamic principles, within a supportive, open space encouraging insight and healing.
Murray Kramer has been a holistic psychotherapist for over 30 years. He graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from City College of New York in 1967. He went on to study Folklore and Folklife at the University of Pennsylvania, and received an M.A. in 1970. He then became intensively involved Zen meditation, and was in residence in Zen centers for 17 years. His approach to working with children, adolescents, adults and families, is to start with where the individual is, and to bring to bear psychodynamic principles, within a supportive, open space encouraging insight and healing.
(301) 842-6073 View (301) 842-6073
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Dana Willcox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
My goal for every individual, couple, or family I work with is not just to solve problems but to achieve actual long-term happiness. I do a developmental, growth-oriented style of therapy, best suited to intelligent adults, couples, or families interested in permanent solutions to emotional difficulties such as depression, inter-personal conflict, loneliness, lack of meaning, insecurity, panic, or anger. Therapy as I practice it will change how you understand yourself and other people, how you react to life events, and most important of all, how you feel on a day-to-day basis.
My goal for every individual, couple, or family I work with is not just to solve problems but to achieve actual long-term happiness. I do a developmental, growth-oriented style of therapy, best suited to intelligent adults, couples, or families interested in permanent solutions to emotional difficulties such as depression, inter-personal conflict, loneliness, lack of meaning, insecurity, panic, or anger. Therapy as I practice it will change how you understand yourself and other people, how you react to life events, and most important of all, how you feel on a day-to-day basis.
(301) 288-3658 View (301) 288-3658
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David Wyner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
You don't have to continue feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, depression, relationship or self issues. Effective psychotherapy helps most people deal with these problems and in many cases provides a life altering experience. I have an extensive background treating a wide variety of problems in a safe and congenial atmosphere.
You don't have to continue feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, depression, relationship or self issues. Effective psychotherapy helps most people deal with these problems and in many cases provides a life altering experience. I have an extensive background treating a wide variety of problems in a safe and congenial atmosphere.
(718) 618-5909 View (718) 618-5909
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Heidi Vanderwalde
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20886
As a therapist of more than 20 years, I have worked with individuals from all backgrounds & stages of life to help achieve their goals & experience more personal fulfillment. I have provided treatment to individuals anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, & trauma. Since the link between stress and the impact upon the body has been well documented, I incorporate mind-body techniques such as meditation, imagery and other stress management strategies into my practice. I operate from a strength-based perspective to move clients forward toward resolving issues. I listen attentively and customize the therapy to the unique needs of the individual.
As a therapist of more than 20 years, I have worked with individuals from all backgrounds & stages of life to help achieve their goals & experience more personal fulfillment. I have provided treatment to individuals anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, & trauma. Since the link between stress and the impact upon the body has been well documented, I incorporate mind-body techniques such as meditation, imagery and other stress management strategies into my practice. I operate from a strength-based perspective to move clients forward toward resolving issues. I listen attentively and customize the therapy to the unique needs of the individual.
(301) 761-1009 View (301) 761-1009
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Creative Counseling Connections
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Openings as of 6/23/24. Emma Parks, LMSW serves toddlers, children, & teens, including parents as an important piece of the puzzle. Emma combines skill-building with creative arts, play therapy (for littles) and teaches her clients how their thoughts affect feelings & behaviors. She enjoys working with anxiety and building connection within the family, reducing unwanted behaviors. Emma has adjunct specialities in developmental trauma and adoption (TBRI & TF-CBT, theraplay; Reginald Lourie Center), also utilizes Brain Integration for natural treatment of ADHD.
Openings as of 6/23/24. Emma Parks, LMSW serves toddlers, children, & teens, including parents as an important piece of the puzzle. Emma combines skill-building with creative arts, play therapy (for littles) and teaches her clients how their thoughts affect feelings & behaviors. She enjoys working with anxiety and building connection within the family, reducing unwanted behaviors. Emma has adjunct specialities in developmental trauma and adoption (TBRI & TF-CBT, theraplay; Reginald Lourie Center), also utilizes Brain Integration for natural treatment of ADHD.
(301) 636-5182 View (301) 636-5182

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 20886

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 20886 who prioritize treating:

88% Depression
88% Anxiety
82% Relationship Issues
82% Grief
82% Trauma and PTSD
82% Self Esteem
71% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Cigna and Evernorth
56% CareFirst

How Therapists in 20886 see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 20886?

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.