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Paula Howie
Art Therapist, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
Takoma Park, MD 20912
I am both an art therapist and licensed professional counselor in private practice in Washington, DC. I teach courses to graduate students in art therapy and counseling. Although I specialize in helping both children and adults with issues of trauma, family, and relationship, people bring a wide range of concerns from personal growth to serious mental illness. Before entering private practice, I directed an activities therapy department in an army medical center where military members and their families were hospitalized for personality and mental disorders. At this facility, I also worked with children and adolescents on a medical ward.
I am both an art therapist and licensed professional counselor in private practice in Washington, DC. I teach courses to graduate students in art therapy and counseling. Although I specialize in helping both children and adults with issues of trauma, family, and relationship, people bring a wide range of concerns from personal growth to serious mental illness. Before entering private practice, I directed an activities therapy department in an army medical center where military members and their families were hospitalized for personality and mental disorders. At this facility, I also worked with children and adolescents on a medical ward.
(240) 949-6779 View (240) 949-6779
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Melanie Becker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
17 Endorsed
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Many of us have trouble making decisions or deepening relationships, because we learned to connect with others needs above our own. While this was adaptive, it can lead to disappointment and resentment. I work with individuals and couples stuck in this cycle. Since change doesn't occur spontaneously, time is dedicated to your patterns and how they are impacting your relationships both positively & negatively.
Many of us have trouble making decisions or deepening relationships, because we learned to connect with others needs above our own. While this was adaptive, it can lead to disappointment and resentment. I work with individuals and couples stuck in this cycle. Since change doesn't occur spontaneously, time is dedicated to your patterns and how they are impacting your relationships both positively & negatively.
(301) 685-7872 View (301) 685-7872
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Don Zuckerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified Verified
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Waitlist for new clients
All of us experience difficulties in our lives, but it can be hard to face them alone. I am an active and engaged therapist and together we will get to know you well, approaching this task with interest and curiosity, and without judgment. Whether you are feeling depressed, anxious, unfocused or dissatisfied, this exploration will support you in bringing out your most adaptive capacities.
All of us experience difficulties in our lives, but it can be hard to face them alone. I am an active and engaged therapist and together we will get to know you well, approaching this task with interest and curiosity, and without judgment. Whether you are feeling depressed, anxious, unfocused or dissatisfied, this exploration will support you in bringing out your most adaptive capacities.
(301) 321-7010 x6 View (301) 321-7010 x6
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Anna Ehrlich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Takoma Park, MD 20912
My name is Anna and as an LGBTQ+ identifying therapist, I understand the unique challenges faced by members of the LGBTQ+ community. My goal is to provide a safe and affirming space for individuals to explore their thoughts and feelings, and to work collaboratively towards healing and personal growth.
My name is Anna and as an LGBTQ+ identifying therapist, I understand the unique challenges faced by members of the LGBTQ+ community. My goal is to provide a safe and affirming space for individuals to explore their thoughts and feelings, and to work collaboratively towards healing and personal growth.
(443) 493-7860 x119 View (443) 493-7860 x119
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Emily Pitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSWC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Therapy works best when there is a safe and supportive therapy relationship, where you can explore the issues that brought you into therapy in a nonjudgmental environment. I also know that many people come to therapy to make some changes. For this reason, I combine traditional talk therapy with skills-based methods that teach you specific ways to address your concerns. I will work with you to meet your goals while also helping you to understand yourself better, and to understand the patterns that might sometimes get you stuck.
Therapy works best when there is a safe and supportive therapy relationship, where you can explore the issues that brought you into therapy in a nonjudgmental environment. I also know that many people come to therapy to make some changes. For this reason, I combine traditional talk therapy with skills-based methods that teach you specific ways to address your concerns. I will work with you to meet your goals while also helping you to understand yourself better, and to understand the patterns that might sometimes get you stuck.
(301) 383-9717 View (301) 383-9717
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Megan Kalbaugh
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Thank you for considering me to be a part of your mental health journey. I believe in a holistic approach, and that a variety of interventions are required to assist clients in illuminating who they want to be. My approach is interactive, non-pathologizing, and client-centered. I believe that clients have developed skills through their life that have helped them get this far, and sometimes we need an extra eye to help us see our own skills, strengths, and patterns. I started my work in Ohio in 2017, and through moves to NC and DC, I have developed a very integrative model through the therapists I've had the pleasure of working with.
Thank you for considering me to be a part of your mental health journey. I believe in a holistic approach, and that a variety of interventions are required to assist clients in illuminating who they want to be. My approach is interactive, non-pathologizing, and client-centered. I believe that clients have developed skills through their life that have helped them get this far, and sometimes we need an extra eye to help us see our own skills, strengths, and patterns. I started my work in Ohio in 2017, and through moves to NC and DC, I have developed a very integrative model through the therapists I've had the pleasure of working with.
(301) 450-7619 View (301) 450-7619
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Bradley Starring
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Are you tired of suffering? I combine my knowledge of philosophy, psychology, and mindfulness to help my clients lead more peaceful and fulfilling lives. Together, we will embark on a journey into the depths of your inner world, whilst creating a compassionate and understanding environment. I specialize in supporting adults dealing with Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, ADHD, and other related areas.
Are you tired of suffering? I combine my knowledge of philosophy, psychology, and mindfulness to help my clients lead more peaceful and fulfilling lives. Together, we will embark on a journey into the depths of your inner world, whilst creating a compassionate and understanding environment. I specialize in supporting adults dealing with Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, ADHD, and other related areas.
(301) 485-4221 View (301) 485-4221
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Tessa Wimberley
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Waitlist for new clients
I offer compassionate counseling services that help you to access greater wellness in life. I enjoy supporting my clients in navigating a range of life stages and transitions. I believe deeply in the healing role of an authentic and warm therapeutic relationship. I have a passion for helping my clients to gain new levels of insight, collaborating around creative and compassionate ways to address personal and professional concerns, facilitating a safe space to explore important identities and cultural experiences, as well as supporting my clients' development of healthy relationships with others that can foster long-term growth.
I offer compassionate counseling services that help you to access greater wellness in life. I enjoy supporting my clients in navigating a range of life stages and transitions. I believe deeply in the healing role of an authentic and warm therapeutic relationship. I have a passion for helping my clients to gain new levels of insight, collaborating around creative and compassionate ways to address personal and professional concerns, facilitating a safe space to explore important identities and cultural experiences, as well as supporting my clients' development of healthy relationships with others that can foster long-term growth.
(240) 349-7384 View (240) 349-7384
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Laura Charlotte Goss
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, LGPAT
Verified Verified
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Not accepting new clients
Please note - I am only accepting clients who are age 13+. I am an art therapist and counselor and am excited to work with you using art therapy and other therapy modalities. My goal as a therapist is to support clients in making meaning and finding peace. My approach may involve anything from working together to soothe your anxiety, to sorting through unspeakable trauma. I aim to create a space that is warm and devoid of judgement. I will walk beside you and explore with you, and other than the occasional gentle nudge, I won’t push you where you aren’t ready to go.
Please note - I am only accepting clients who are age 13+. I am an art therapist and counselor and am excited to work with you using art therapy and other therapy modalities. My goal as a therapist is to support clients in making meaning and finding peace. My approach may involve anything from working together to soothe your anxiety, to sorting through unspeakable trauma. I aim to create a space that is warm and devoid of judgement. I will walk beside you and explore with you, and other than the occasional gentle nudge, I won’t push you where you aren’t ready to go.
(301) 701-2568 View (301) 701-2568
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Tracy Samuel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Not accepting new clients
NOTE: I am not taking new clients at the moment.
NOTE: I am not taking new clients at the moment.
(240) 381-9705 View (240) 381-9705
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Christopher Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Not accepting new clients
Welcome, I am a licensed therapist with extensive experience providing therapy services for the past 30 years. I have a dedicated interest in helping clients deal with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and other issues that oftentimes impact our ability to lead more fulfilling lives. Over the course of my career I've been able to help a wide range of clients make meaningful changes and develop greater insight into what are some of the underlying dynamics behind their challenges. I look forward to assisting you with achieving your goals and becoming more self-actualized on your unique life journey!
Welcome, I am a licensed therapist with extensive experience providing therapy services for the past 30 years. I have a dedicated interest in helping clients deal with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and other issues that oftentimes impact our ability to lead more fulfilling lives. Over the course of my career I've been able to help a wide range of clients make meaningful changes and develop greater insight into what are some of the underlying dynamics behind their challenges. I look forward to assisting you with achieving your goals and becoming more self-actualized on your unique life journey!
(410) 983-3493 View (410) 983-3493
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Raphaelle Cuenod
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Takoma Park, MD 20912
I am currently only accepting new clients for Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy (PAP) and couples therapy. Sometimes, life can become too overwhelming for us to work through it alone. Whether it be a life transition, tension in a relationship, or past trauma, therapy is a way for you to reconnect with your mind and body and allow you to regain control over your emotions, thoughts and feelings.
I am currently only accepting new clients for Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy (PAP) and couples therapy. Sometimes, life can become too overwhelming for us to work through it alone. Whether it be a life transition, tension in a relationship, or past trauma, therapy is a way for you to reconnect with your mind and body and allow you to regain control over your emotions, thoughts and feelings.
(855) 759-0696 View (855) 759-0696
Photo of Candice Peggs, LICSW, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Candice Peggs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Welcome! My job is to use my knowledge and skills to enhance what's already working for you. Areas of focus: Work stress, worries, sleep issues, health challenges, grief and loss, parenting support, guilt and shame, career and life transitions. My work emphasizes mind/body awareness to create health and healing. I've worked with clients who are completely new to therapy and those who have tried working with different therapists. My intention is to help you heal and rediscover your voice.
Welcome! My job is to use my knowledge and skills to enhance what's already working for you. Areas of focus: Work stress, worries, sleep issues, health challenges, grief and loss, parenting support, guilt and shame, career and life transitions. My work emphasizes mind/body awareness to create health and healing. I've worked with clients who are completely new to therapy and those who have tried working with different therapists. My intention is to help you heal and rediscover your voice.
(240) 213-9096 View (240) 213-9096
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Tanya Lloyd
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, ACS, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Takoma Park, MD 20912  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to Child and Family Creative Counseling! I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) and Board Approved clinical supervisor (ACS) dedicated to improving the mental health and well-being of individuals and families. I use an eclectic approach in working with children, adolescents, and adults to address psychological and behavioral concerns while meeting their developmental needs.
Welcome to Child and Family Creative Counseling! I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) and Board Approved clinical supervisor (ACS) dedicated to improving the mental health and well-being of individuals and families. I use an eclectic approach in working with children, adolescents, and adults to address psychological and behavioral concerns while meeting their developmental needs.
(301) 637-8379 View (301) 637-8379
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Jen Sermoneta
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Waitlist for new clients
Feeling listened to with care, respect, and curiosity helps you gain clarity and self-understanding. Patients tell me they feel stronger and more confident through our work, and their relationships and careers often show the benefits. Together, we can examine and explore your life. We can untangle your strengths, conflicts and questions. We can identify things you keep doing even though they're not working for you. When we find issues interfering with your goals, passions, or relationships, we can work together toward change. More info at tppsych.com
Feeling listened to with care, respect, and curiosity helps you gain clarity and self-understanding. Patients tell me they feel stronger and more confident through our work, and their relationships and careers often show the benefits. Together, we can examine and explore your life. We can untangle your strengths, conflicts and questions. We can identify things you keep doing even though they're not working for you. When we find issues interfering with your goals, passions, or relationships, we can work together toward change. More info at tppsych.com
(202) 618-3714 View (202) 618-3714
Photo of Laura Marques Brown, MA, LCPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Laura Marques Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Takoma Park, MD 20912
It’s not just that you don’t rock the boat, it’s that you steady the boat while it's being rocked. And you are nothing if not determined. So why that unsettled panicky flutter in bed? You know, the combo of mild nausea and critical thoughts on loop while sleep escapes you? The truth is, steadying the boat gives you a perception of control. A sense that everything will be okay if you can just keep up the façade of okay. It's familiar, comfortable. But these days the exhaustion is bone deep. At this point you have tried everything from meditation to medication to basic talk therapy filled with homework and more pressure to preform.
It’s not just that you don’t rock the boat, it’s that you steady the boat while it's being rocked. And you are nothing if not determined. So why that unsettled panicky flutter in bed? You know, the combo of mild nausea and critical thoughts on loop while sleep escapes you? The truth is, steadying the boat gives you a perception of control. A sense that everything will be okay if you can just keep up the façade of okay. It's familiar, comfortable. But these days the exhaustion is bone deep. At this point you have tried everything from meditation to medication to basic talk therapy filled with homework and more pressure to preform.
(301) 450-8158 View (301) 450-8158
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Kathrin Gilbert
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW, MS Ed
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Takoma Park, MD 20912
The demands on parents’ time in a post-covid world can feel overwhelmingly challenging and isolating. How do families stay in touch with the needs of the kids, grown-ups, and the community? How do we get it all done? I strongly believe everyone’s capacity expands and thrives when they have space to identify their needs. I help parents discover their own skills to create lasting patterns that are both regulating and satisfying.
The demands on parents’ time in a post-covid world can feel overwhelmingly challenging and isolating. How do families stay in touch with the needs of the kids, grown-ups, and the community? How do we get it all done? I strongly believe everyone’s capacity expands and thrives when they have space to identify their needs. I help parents discover their own skills to create lasting patterns that are both regulating and satisfying.
(301) 859-7473 View (301) 859-7473
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Rebeca Rios
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Takoma Park, MD 20912
If you have been struggling with a health concern such as pain, insomnia, or GI distress, you may feel demoralized by the limitations of medical treatments for many health issues. You may not know that psychotherapy is an effective treatment for a number of medical conditions. As a clinical health psychologist, I specialize in chronic illness, chronic pain, disorders of brain-gut interaction (DGBIs), health anxiety, insomnia, and stress related to navigating the health care system. Therapy can help you to quiet the brain’s natural threat response to symptoms, foster resilience, and embrace life once again.
If you have been struggling with a health concern such as pain, insomnia, or GI distress, you may feel demoralized by the limitations of medical treatments for many health issues. You may not know that psychotherapy is an effective treatment for a number of medical conditions. As a clinical health psychologist, I specialize in chronic illness, chronic pain, disorders of brain-gut interaction (DGBIs), health anxiety, insomnia, and stress related to navigating the health care system. Therapy can help you to quiet the brain’s natural threat response to symptoms, foster resilience, and embrace life once again.
(240) 201-2237 View (240) 201-2237
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Jay Hardin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MAC
Verified Verified
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Are you questioning the role of alcohol/drugs in your life or the life of a loved one? Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or just unsettled and wondering if alcohol, substances, or addictive behaviors are contributing? Perhaps you're in early recovery and need support from someone who understands? Often we address our mental health while avoiding discussing alcohol, drugs. or other addictive behaviors. Or, we try to address addictive behaviors without really dealing with underlying issues which led to the addictive behaviors in the first place. The truth is we need to address both simultaneously in order to make real progress.
Are you questioning the role of alcohol/drugs in your life or the life of a loved one? Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or just unsettled and wondering if alcohol, substances, or addictive behaviors are contributing? Perhaps you're in early recovery and need support from someone who understands? Often we address our mental health while avoiding discussing alcohol, drugs. or other addictive behaviors. Or, we try to address addictive behaviors without really dealing with underlying issues which led to the addictive behaviors in the first place. The truth is we need to address both simultaneously in order to make real progress.
(301) 923-4680 View (301) 923-4680
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Dan Griffin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Takoma Park, MD 20912
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.
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 View (240) 424-0184

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 20912

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 20912 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
91% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
65% Trauma and PTSD
64% Coping Skills
62% Grief

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% CareFirst
72% BlueCross and BlueShield
57% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 20912 see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
27% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 20912?

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.