Elizabeth Acheampong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Office is near:
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Not accepting new clients
My therapeutic approach emphasises supporting AAPI, Latinx & BIPOC identities.
Resolving the impact of multicultural and immigrant family experiences; frequent worry; mood changes; negative self perception; isolation/withdrawal; shame and guilt; social anxiety; self-esteem; decision-making; multicultural and immigrant experiences; emotional neglect, abuse or abandonment. I assess, diagnose and treat anxiety, PTSD, depression, anxiety and personality disorders. My clients learn how to feel psychologically safe; develop healthy stress response & distress tolerance; communicate effectively; decrease sadness, increase emotion regulation; decrease undesired behaviors, and decrease guilt.
(240) 213-9208
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Office is near:
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Not accepting new clients
My therapeutic approach emphasises supporting AAPI, Latinx & BIPOC identities.
Resolving the impact of multicultural and immigrant family experiences; frequent worry; mood changes; negative self perception; isolation/withdrawal; shame and guilt; social anxiety; self-esteem; decision-making; multicultural and immigrant experiences; emotional neglect, abuse or abandonment. I assess, diagnose and treat anxiety, PTSD, depression, anxiety and personality disorders. My clients learn how to feel psychologically safe; develop healthy stress response & distress tolerance; communicate effectively; decrease sadness, increase emotion regulation; decrease undesired behaviors, and decrease guilt.
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Carrie Cornwell
Counselor, LGPC Verified
Office is near:
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Offers online therapy
My clients gain skills to regulate emotions, become emotionally resilient, communicate effectively, manage conflict and reduce the frequency, intensity and duration of depression, trauma, anxiety, shame, flashbacks, irritability and relationship difficulties. I use CBT, DBT, Solution Focused & Trauma Focused therapies, reframing, mindfulness, compassionate questions, validating statements, reflection of feeling and meaning and active listening. My therapeutic approach supports the holistic wellbeing of APPI, Latinx, BIPOC & LGBTQ+ identities. We'll work together to explore how thoughts and behaviors impact mood.
(240) 202-3925
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Office is near:
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Offers online therapy
My clients gain skills to regulate emotions, become emotionally resilient, communicate effectively, manage conflict and reduce the frequency, intensity and duration of depression, trauma, anxiety, shame, flashbacks, irritability and relationship difficulties. I use CBT, DBT, Solution Focused & Trauma Focused therapies, reframing, mindfulness, compassionate questions, validating statements, reflection of feeling and meaning and active listening. My therapeutic approach supports the holistic wellbeing of APPI, Latinx, BIPOC & LGBTQ+ identities. We'll work together to explore how thoughts and behaviors impact mood.
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Adika Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGPC
Office is near:
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Offers online therapy
Our BIPOC, AAPI, LGBTQIA+, Latinx and diverse clients work on life transitions, cultural identity, self-esteem, family-of-origin challenges, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, isolation, fear, worry, hopelessness. They develop personal autonomy and assertiveness, set boundaries, increase effective communication, improve distress tolerance, decrease anxiety, depression, trauma etc. Our clients achieve personal and relationship goals and manage day-to-day stress by identifying and changing faulty or unhelpful ways of thinking and patterns of unhelpful behavior that affect functioning, self-esteem, relationships, productivity and more.
(240) 209-9580
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Office is near:
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Offers online therapy
Our BIPOC, AAPI, LGBTQIA+, Latinx and diverse clients work on life transitions, cultural identity, self-esteem, family-of-origin challenges, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, isolation, fear, worry, hopelessness. They develop personal autonomy and assertiveness, set boundaries, increase effective communication, improve distress tolerance, decrease anxiety, depression, trauma etc. Our clients achieve personal and relationship goals and manage day-to-day stress by identifying and changing faulty or unhelpful ways of thinking and patterns of unhelpful behavior that affect functioning, self-esteem, relationships, productivity and more.
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Zixuan Wang
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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.
(301) 786-5018
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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.
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Hearts In Mind Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Not accepting new clients
Mr. Williams is a seasoned Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist who utilizes Solution-Focused Therapy, Insight Oriented Psychotherapy, Emotional Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a catalyst for change with his clients. His typical clients struggle with depression, anxiety, love addiction, anger management, attachment issues, divorce/separation, and blended family dynamics. He is able to see individuals, couples and families. He specializes in working with the adolescent to adult male population. Helping them navigate and understand their purpose in life while providing relatable life experiences to their circumstances.
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Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Not accepting new clients
Mr. Williams is a seasoned Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist who utilizes Solution-Focused Therapy, Insight Oriented Psychotherapy, Emotional Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a catalyst for change with his clients. His typical clients struggle with depression, anxiety, love addiction, anger management, attachment issues, divorce/separation, and blended family dynamics. He is able to see individuals, couples and families. He specializes in working with the adolescent to adult male population. Helping them navigate and understand their purpose in life while providing relatable life experiences to their circumstances.
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Brandon Jackson-Mills
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Offers online therapy
**CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Brandon is a mental health therapist passionate about helping community members fulfill their mental wellness goals. Brandon’s clinical experiences are extensive & include work as a psychiatric technician helping youth survivors of sexual trauma, an event coordinator, vocational trainer, & life skills coordinator for the Latin American Youth Center, as well as social worker & program manager for a semi-independent living program in PG County, Maryland. He concentrated his education in the areas of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & Motivational Interviewing (MI), which he integrates in therapy.
(240) 213-9459
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Offers online therapy
**CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Brandon is a mental health therapist passionate about helping community members fulfill their mental wellness goals. Brandon’s clinical experiences are extensive & include work as a psychiatric technician helping youth survivors of sexual trauma, an event coordinator, vocational trainer, & life skills coordinator for the Latin American Youth Center, as well as social worker & program manager for a semi-independent living program in PG County, Maryland. He concentrated his education in the areas of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & Motivational Interviewing (MI), which he integrates in therapy.
Piumi Rajasekera
Counselor, MA, LGPC, LPA Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Offers online therapy
*CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Are you having family or relationship issues, problems at work or school, or trouble forming goals or making decisions? Does therapy seem like just another added pressure in an already overwhelming world? I hear you. You can expect an unstructured, non-judgmental discussion on what brings you to therapy. I will give you an overview of what the therapeutic process may look like, and you will have an opportunity to ask questions or voice any concerns.
(667) 200-1206
Verified
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Offers online therapy
*CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Are you having family or relationship issues, problems at work or school, or trouble forming goals or making decisions? Does therapy seem like just another added pressure in an already overwhelming world? I hear you. You can expect an unstructured, non-judgmental discussion on what brings you to therapy. I will give you an overview of what the therapeutic process may look like, and you will have an opportunity to ask questions or voice any concerns.
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Ella Mae Gray
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Offers online therapy
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 his/her concerns, and leave with specific cognitive behavioral tools to utilize in their everyday lives.
(301) 684-6535
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Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Offers online therapy
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 his/her concerns, and leave with specific cognitive behavioral tools to utilize in their everyday lives.
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Stella Li
Marriage & Family Therapist, LGMFT Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Offers online therapy
Stella works particularly well with clients seeking personal insight and invested in change. Stella additionally works well with ADHD and LGBTQ+ clients.
(301) 923-4392
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Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Offers online therapy
Stella works particularly well with clients seeking personal insight and invested in change. Stella additionally works well with ADHD and LGBTQ+ clients.
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Shanice Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Offers online therapy
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS***What is it for you? Is it the lack of motivation? The Over-thinking? The never feeling good enough or need to be perfect? The “I don’t know who I am?” The loss of identity? The failed relationship/s? The hopelessness? The unexplained sadness? The lack of support? Well life can be very overwhelming and the desperation to feel better as you navigate through life can leave you feeling stuck. I specialize in working with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, self esteem or body image issues, autism, intergenerational and religious trauma, and LGBTQ+ individuals.
(240) 204-9140
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Offers online therapy
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS***What is it for you? Is it the lack of motivation? The Over-thinking? The never feeling good enough or need to be perfect? The “I don’t know who I am?” The loss of identity? The failed relationship/s? The hopelessness? The unexplained sadness? The lack of support? Well life can be very overwhelming and the desperation to feel better as you navigate through life can leave you feeling stuck. I specialize in working with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, self esteem or body image issues, autism, intergenerational and religious trauma, and LGBTQ+ individuals.
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Kamilah A. Smiley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Offers online therapy
Often times what we desire the most are also the things that trigger great fear in us. Sharing our vulnerable stories can be scary, but you are not alone. We all need someone to hold a space for us, to listen without judgement and have a heart to understand. This is the reason for my approach, a collaborative approach. This allows me to meet you directly where you are. We are in this together.
(240) 719-5705
Verified
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Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Offers online therapy
Often times what we desire the most are also the things that trigger great fear in us. Sharing our vulnerable stories can be scary, but you are not alone. We all need someone to hold a space for us, to listen without judgement and have a heart to understand. This is the reason for my approach, a collaborative approach. This allows me to meet you directly where you are. We are in this together.
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Tiffani Smithson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, LISW-CP Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Offers online therapy
I know that asking for help can feel like a burden sometimes. Do you feel like you have to be “everything” to everyone but feel alone when your in need? Are you struggling to say “no” then resent saying yes? Do you put everyone before you and then don't have enough time for you or your dreams? Do you feel “stuck” after giving so much and then realize your not making progress in your life? More often than we realize, we tend to lose ourselves giving what we don’t have while trying to manage it all; parenthood, relationships, careers, and life situations. We then become overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, or stuck about our next move.
(240) 202-3845
Verified
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Offers online therapy
I know that asking for help can feel like a burden sometimes. Do you feel like you have to be “everything” to everyone but feel alone when your in need? Are you struggling to say “no” then resent saying yes? Do you put everyone before you and then don't have enough time for you or your dreams? Do you feel “stuck” after giving so much and then realize your not making progress in your life? More often than we realize, we tend to lose ourselves giving what we don’t have while trying to manage it all; parenthood, relationships, careers, and life situations. We then become overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, or stuck about our next move.
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America Caballero / Integrity Counseling
Counselor, MS, LCPC Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Not accepting new clients
Hablo tu idioma! I am a bilingual therapist with a deep passion to help and empower others. I see myself as an agent who influences and fosters change, growth and healing. I use different therapeutic modalities that fit the needs of my clients, and when clients welcome Biblical and Christian principles, I also include them as a foundation to enhance the counseling process. I have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with symptoms of depression, maternal mood disorders, various forms of anxiety, trauma, anger, relationship issues, adjustment and acculturation.
(301) 250-1892
Verified
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Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Not accepting new clients
Hablo tu idioma! I am a bilingual therapist with a deep passion to help and empower others. I see myself as an agent who influences and fosters change, growth and healing. I use different therapeutic modalities that fit the needs of my clients, and when clients welcome Biblical and Christian principles, I also include them as a foundation to enhance the counseling process. I have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with symptoms of depression, maternal mood disorders, various forms of anxiety, trauma, anger, relationship issues, adjustment and acculturation.
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Elena Wright-Aguilar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Offers online therapy
I am a bilingual clinical social worker. I provide psychotherapy to adults, children and families to treat anxiety, depression, mood disorders, adjustment difficulties, chronic stress and trauma. My practice methods include adult therapy, child therapy, parent-child therapy, parent developmental guidance and family counseling.
(240) 201-2410
Verified
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Offers online therapy
I am a bilingual clinical social worker. I provide psychotherapy to adults, children and families to treat anxiety, depression, mood disorders, adjustment difficulties, chronic stress and trauma. My practice methods include adult therapy, child therapy, parent-child therapy, parent developmental guidance and family counseling.
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Manuela Mbouma
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Offers online therapy
** CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS ** Are you challenged by life and its many changes and transitions? 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) 698-2514
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Offers online therapy
** CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS ** Are you challenged by life and its many changes and transitions? 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.
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Life Support Counseling, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Offers online therapy
As a result of COVID-19, all therapeutic services will be provided using Telehealth, by phone or video conference. Telehealth makes mental health care more accessible. It brings mental health care options to those with limited mobility, those who lack transportation, and those with limited mental health care options in their community. It also allows those who would ordinarily be reluctant to seek treatment because of the perceived stigma associated with receiving mental health care get the help they need. Flexible scheduling, evenings and weekends available, all from the comfort of your home, car, wherever you are.
(410) 376-5614
Verified
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Offers online therapy
As a result of COVID-19, all therapeutic services will be provided using Telehealth, by phone or video conference. Telehealth makes mental health care more accessible. It brings mental health care options to those with limited mobility, those who lack transportation, and those with limited mental health care options in their community. It also allows those who would ordinarily be reluctant to seek treatment because of the perceived stigma associated with receiving mental health care get the help they need. Flexible scheduling, evenings and weekends available, all from the comfort of your home, car, wherever you are.
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Anita Gonzalez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20886
Offers online therapy
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
Verified
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Gaithersburg, MD 20886
Offers online therapy
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.
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Karla Santiago
Counselor, LCPC, NCC Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Offers online therapy
If you’re reading this…You’re right on time! Welcome to your mental health wellness journey. I am here to help facilitate and encourage you to make positive changes in your life. I am a Bilingual (Spanish and English) Clinical therapist who specializes in working with diverse populations with evidence-based modalities to best accommodate my clients. I have an interest in working with young adults who are in transition (graduation, college, family changes etc.), but have worked with children and adults as well.
(301) 215-2429
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Offers online therapy
If you’re reading this…You’re right on time! Welcome to your mental health wellness journey. I am here to help facilitate and encourage you to make positive changes in your life. I am a Bilingual (Spanish and English) Clinical therapist who specializes in working with diverse populations with evidence-based modalities to best accommodate my clients. I have an interest in working with young adults who are in transition (graduation, college, family changes etc.), but have worked with children and adults as well.
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Katrina Elaine Williams
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Gaithersburg, MD 20883
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! Facing life's difficulties alone while feeling overwhelmed can lead to feelings of hopelessness for positive change. It takes courage to face challenges in relationships, career development, and knowing what you want in life. I incorporate evidenced-based approaches while promoting learning, exploring, self-empathy, growth, empowerment, and balance. Through the process I also offer steps toward building your own personalized therapy book to be used in daily life in becoming the person you want to be! The ultimate goal being to take steps on the path that leads you to explore the life you would like to live.
(571) 339-5229
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Office is near:
Gaithersburg, MD 20883
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! Facing life's difficulties alone while feeling overwhelmed can lead to feelings of hopelessness for positive change. It takes courage to face challenges in relationships, career development, and knowing what you want in life. I incorporate evidenced-based approaches while promoting learning, exploring, self-empathy, growth, empowerment, and balance. Through the process I also offer steps toward building your own personalized therapy book to be used in daily life in becoming the person you want to be! The ultimate goal being to take steps on the path that leads you to explore the life you would like to live.
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TREC DC
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Offers online therapy
We are the Trauma Resilience and Education Center of Greater Washington, DC (TREC DC); a collective of psychotherapists, consultants, and supervisors with expertise providing evidence-based and trauma-informed services to the greater DC area. We specialize in working with adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma and are struggling to return to a life they value living. Trauma does not occur in a vacuum and we seek to understand how the broader socio-political context impacts those who have experienced trauma and/or are traumatized by the systems in which they live.
(202) 519-5711
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Office is near:
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Offers online therapy
We are the Trauma Resilience and Education Center of Greater Washington, DC (TREC DC); a collective of psychotherapists, consultants, and supervisors with expertise providing evidence-based and trauma-informed services to the greater DC area. We specialize in working with adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma and are struggling to return to a life they value living. Trauma does not occur in a vacuum and we seek to understand how the broader socio-political context impacts those who have experienced trauma and/or are traumatized by the systems in which they live.

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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Gaithersburg are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Gaithersburg then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Gaithersburg specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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