Debra Kanter Klaus, MSW, MA, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Rockville
I enjoy working with clients who are willing to engage in therapy from a creative perspective with the goal of exploring the mind body connections, and the interplay between feelings and behavior. It has been gratifying to work with clients who are attuned to the relational perspective of psychotherapy. I am passionate about working with children, adolescents and their caregivers, helping them adjust to transitions, stressors, and pressures of functioning at home, school and work. I find satisfaction from utilizing my teaching experiences and creative outlook to bring a flexible perspective to problem solving at all levels.
I draw from cognitive behavioral modalities, psycho-dynamic theories and attachment work, as well as expressive arts and experiential mindfulness techniques. These models all serve to help each person develop tools to navigate obstacles that block the path toward healthy growth.
I am an LCSW-C clinical therapist. In addition, I received an MA in Dance from American University. As a therapist and former teacher, I have combined my somatic knowledge, teaching strategies and understanding of creative processes into an integrative practice. These skills allow me to co-construct and uniquely tailor each therapeutic relationship.
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  • School: University of Maryland
  • Year Graduated: 2012
  • License No. and State: 18104 Maryland


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $200
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CareFirst
  • Cigna
  • Cigna EAP
  • Employer Health Programs (EHP)
  • GEHA
  • Humana
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medicaid
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • UMR
  • US Family Health Plan (USFHP)
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
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  • Child or Adolescent
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD


  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bi-cultural Adaptation
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


  • Gay

Client Focus


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Systems
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational
  • Somatic


  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2017
Debra Kanter Klaus, MSW, MA, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Rockville

Debra Kanter Klaus

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MA, LCSW-C