Becky Granatstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20906
I help people who are depressed.
My clients tell me that I am a down to earth, shock proof therapist who genuinely cares... I have been doing therapy for many years so I can tailor therapy to your individual needs.... I help reduce depression, anxiety, social isolation and teach skills to better handle life's stresses. We may take a cognitive behavioral approach or an arts based approach to improving the quality of your life.... Help is on the way! Please go to my website: www. ACaringPlace. info to see what clients are saying.
(301) 747-3647
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Silver Spring, MD 20906
I help people who are depressed.
My clients tell me that I am a down to earth, shock proof therapist who genuinely cares... I have been doing therapy for many years so I can tailor therapy to your individual needs.... I help reduce depression, anxiety, social isolation and teach skills to better handle life's stresses. We may take a cognitive behavioral approach or an arts based approach to improving the quality of your life.... Help is on the way! Please go to my website: www. ACaringPlace. info to see what clients are saying.
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Leo Fraser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCW-C Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Offers online therapy
Leo also has extensive experience working with patients dealing with addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, relational issues, work stressors and more.
Leo Fraser is an LCSW-C who has 10+ years of experience serving adults and adolescents seeking help within outpatient facilities, hospitals, and nonprofits. He completed his Masters of Social Work, specializing in mental health. His approach is psychodynamic mixed with CBT and Solution Focused using a collaborative approach. He believes in working in the present using your strengths to accomplish your goals.
(202) 933-6175
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Silver Spring, MD 20902
Offers online therapy
Leo also has extensive experience working with patients dealing with addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, relational issues, work stressors and more.
Leo Fraser is an LCSW-C who has 10+ years of experience serving adults and adolescents seeking help within outpatient facilities, hospitals, and nonprofits. He completed his Masters of Social Work, specializing in mental health. His approach is psychodynamic mixed with CBT and Solution Focused using a collaborative approach. He believes in working in the present using your strengths to accomplish your goals.
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Tonya Frazier
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Not accepting new clients
*PLEASE NOTE: I AM NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES*. Have you been considering therapy to address obstacles that keep you from experiencing happiness and enjoyment in life? Have you experienced loss, divorce/break-up, anxiety, depression, stress, or self-esteem issues? Coping with life's emotional challenges can be difficult to manage alone. By working together, the ability to move towards more happiness and emotional growth can be achieved. If you are ready to take the first step, please contact me to schedule an appointment. The quickest way to reach me is through email.
(443) 291-7688
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Not accepting new clients
*PLEASE NOTE: I AM NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES*. Have you been considering therapy to address obstacles that keep you from experiencing happiness and enjoyment in life? Have you experienced loss, divorce/break-up, anxiety, depression, stress, or self-esteem issues? Coping with life's emotional challenges can be difficult to manage alone. By working together, the ability to move towards more happiness and emotional growth can be achieved. If you are ready to take the first step, please contact me to schedule an appointment. The quickest way to reach me is through email.
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Cristina Cunha-Strasser, LCSW-C
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
When people are depressed or anxious, they tend to focus on the negative. I use an active and positive style of therapy with the goal of helping you build on your qualities rather than focusing on your perceived shortcomings. I will invite you to recognize, accept and process all your feelings and thoughts and I will also help you challenge negative self-talk. I chose this profession because I enjoy my work and am invested in helping others find balance and happiness. Feel free to call me for a 10 min free phone consultation.
(240) 213-9348
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
When people are depressed or anxious, they tend to focus on the negative. I use an active and positive style of therapy with the goal of helping you build on your qualities rather than focusing on your perceived shortcomings. I will invite you to recognize, accept and process all your feelings and thoughts and I will also help you challenge negative self-talk. I chose this profession because I enjoy my work and am invested in helping others find balance and happiness. Feel free to call me for a 10 min free phone consultation.
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Nelly Valero-Wills
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
Welcome to my practice! I am a bilingual psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience working in the Clinical field. I offer psychotherapy to people whose goals are to improve their mental well being, strengthen their interpersonal relationships, and achieve their aspirations in life. I combine different schools of psychotherapy to offer the most pertinent tools for clients to learn how to deal with diverse mental health conditions: anxiety, depression, sexual trauma, PTSD, complicated grief, relational challenges, self harm, among others. I am bilingual ( Spanish) and also multicultural.
(301) 433-7767
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
Welcome to my practice! I am a bilingual psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience working in the Clinical field. I offer psychotherapy to people whose goals are to improve their mental well being, strengthen their interpersonal relationships, and achieve their aspirations in life. I combine different schools of psychotherapy to offer the most pertinent tools for clients to learn how to deal with diverse mental health conditions: anxiety, depression, sexual trauma, PTSD, complicated grief, relational challenges, self harm, among others. I am bilingual ( Spanish) and also multicultural.
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Cognitive Therapy Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
Would you like relief from anxiety and stress, depression, insomnia or ADHD? Perhaps you’d like to be more organized, decisive, or productive? Life can be easier – and better!.
I'm a results-oriented Cognitive Therapist with an active, problem-solving approach (CBT). I don't just sit back and listen: we work as a team to achieve your goals. To achieve those goals more readily, we often agree on new behaviors to practice during the week - then discuss how it worked - what you learned.
(240) 297-6752
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
Would you like relief from anxiety and stress, depression, insomnia or ADHD? Perhaps you’d like to be more organized, decisive, or productive? Life can be easier – and better!.
I'm a results-oriented Cognitive Therapist with an active, problem-solving approach (CBT). I don't just sit back and listen: we work as a team to achieve your goals. To achieve those goals more readily, we often agree on new behaviors to practice during the week - then discuss how it worked - what you learned.
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Alexandra Stewart
Counselor, R-DMT
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with individuals with depression, anxiety, physical limitations, post traumatic stress, eating disorders, and family conflict; primarily using movement analysis, play therapy, yoga, bioenergetics, and humanistic (person-centered) psychotherapeutic interventions.
Andoea Judith once said “To heal our relationship to our bodies is to heal our relationship with the Earth. To regain our ground is to regain our aliveness, and the foundation of all that follows.” Our bodies are our first home. It is where we find our place in the world and how we receive information in order to grow. Sadly, the body is often scrutinized, violated, objectified, neglected, controlled, taken advantage of, and more by others. These damages to our bodies are directly connected to mind and spirit, corrupting our entire sense of being and disrupting our relationships with others and most importantly with ourselves.
(240) 589-5615
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with individuals with depression, anxiety, physical limitations, post traumatic stress, eating disorders, and family conflict; primarily using movement analysis, play therapy, yoga, bioenergetics, and humanistic (person-centered) psychotherapeutic interventions.
Andoea Judith once said “To heal our relationship to our bodies is to heal our relationship with the Earth. To regain our ground is to regain our aliveness, and the foundation of all that follows.” Our bodies are our first home. It is where we find our place in the world and how we receive information in order to grow. Sadly, the body is often scrutinized, violated, objectified, neglected, controlled, taken advantage of, and more by others. These damages to our bodies are directly connected to mind and spirit, corrupting our entire sense of being and disrupting our relationships with others and most importantly with ourselves.
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Leah Johnson
Counselor, MA, LGPC, LCMHCA, NCC Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
I hold healing space for people of color, LGBTQ+ youth, and young adults seeking to address multicultural disparities, sexuality, and identity concerns, career/school challenges, anxiety, depression, spirituality, and developmental congruency.
Are you in need of restoration, guidance, empowerment, or simply unwavering support? I can be your person! I have over a decade’s worth of work delving into a counseling experience that encourages my people to rest, to be kind to self, to think beyond their current situation, to explore the unknown, to embrace what could be and to just exist. If you’re willing to do the work, I’m willing to work with you. I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor under the direct supervision of Crystal C. Joseph, LCPC, LPC, ACS at PsycYourMind Consulting, LLC. I am accepting new clients for secure Telehealth sessions via online scheduling.
(301) 960-3296
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
I hold healing space for people of color, LGBTQ+ youth, and young adults seeking to address multicultural disparities, sexuality, and identity concerns, career/school challenges, anxiety, depression, spirituality, and developmental congruency.
Are you in need of restoration, guidance, empowerment, or simply unwavering support? I can be your person! I have over a decade’s worth of work delving into a counseling experience that encourages my people to rest, to be kind to self, to think beyond their current situation, to explore the unknown, to embrace what could be and to just exist. If you’re willing to do the work, I’m willing to work with you. I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor under the direct supervision of Crystal C. Joseph, LCPC, LPC, ACS at PsycYourMind Consulting, LLC. I am accepting new clients for secure Telehealth sessions via online scheduling.
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Rachel Ravin
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20902
I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in helping children, adolescents, and their families. I have extensive experience working with preschoolers, school-aged children, and adolescents with social, emotional, behavioral, and educational challenges. My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, social difficulties, learning disorders, divorce, and loss. Kids are sometimes sad when they sit by themselves at lunch. Others may be frustrated when they are not picked for games. Children may not have the social language skills, impulse control, social judgment, and/or abilities to develop and maintain friendships. I help children and adolescents develop these skills in individual and group therapy.
(443) 666-3339
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Silver Spring, MD 20902
I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in helping children, adolescents, and their families. I have extensive experience working with preschoolers, school-aged children, and adolescents with social, emotional, behavioral, and educational challenges. My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, social difficulties, learning disorders, divorce, and loss. Kids are sometimes sad when they sit by themselves at lunch. Others may be frustrated when they are not picked for games. Children may not have the social language skills, impulse control, social judgment, and/or abilities to develop and maintain friendships. I help children and adolescents develop these skills in individual and group therapy.
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Katherine Thorn
Counselor, LCPC, BCN Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Not accepting new clients
With over twenty years of experience, I have helped many people navigate through difficult situations and life transitions, such as depression, separation and divorce, stress, and loss.
Do you feel empty, lonely, or lost? Do you feel bad about yourself or completely overwhelmed? I am especially good at helping people like you to identify their feelings and figure out what they really want. I believe our feelings are the best guide to set a course for a more satisfying and empowered life. I take a collaborative, comprehensive approach, tailoring tools and strategies to support each unique person.
(703) 288-9595
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Not accepting new clients
With over twenty years of experience, I have helped many people navigate through difficult situations and life transitions, such as depression, separation and divorce, stress, and loss.
Do you feel empty, lonely, or lost? Do you feel bad about yourself or completely overwhelmed? I am especially good at helping people like you to identify their feelings and figure out what they really want. I believe our feelings are the best guide to set a course for a more satisfying and empowered life. I take a collaborative, comprehensive approach, tailoring tools and strategies to support each unique person.
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Melinda C Salzman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Depression and Anxiety: Moving More Freely through the Day; I invite you to take risks and challenge yourself, but always at the pace that is right for you.
I believe it is possible for people to change. For over 25 years, I have been working with teens, adults and seniors, helping them reassess what they want out of life and how to get it, change their approach to work and relationships, and heal the emotional and spiritual pain of loss, anxiety and depression. My areas of special interest include: Couples Therapy: Resolving Conflict and Deepening Intimacy; Grief and Loss: Healing the Pain of Loss and Adjusting to Living--Washingtonian magazine has named me a Top 10 Grief Therapist; Chronic Illness and Care Giving: Balancing Reality and Hope
(301) 288-1431
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Depression and Anxiety: Moving More Freely through the Day; I invite you to take risks and challenge yourself, but always at the pace that is right for you.
I believe it is possible for people to change. For over 25 years, I have been working with teens, adults and seniors, helping them reassess what they want out of life and how to get it, change their approach to work and relationships, and heal the emotional and spiritual pain of loss, anxiety and depression. My areas of special interest include: Couples Therapy: Resolving Conflict and Deepening Intimacy; Grief and Loss: Healing the Pain of Loss and Adjusting to Living--Washingtonian magazine has named me a Top 10 Grief Therapist; Chronic Illness and Care Giving: Balancing Reality and Hope
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Joan Weill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, weight loss, eating disorders and other addictions, I can help. With years of experience and many successful outcomes helping clients work through depression & anxiety, achieve weight loss and recovery from eating disorders, addictions, trauma, grief & loss, I welcome you and the opportunity to help you achieve results! With a caring approach & many effective interventions for adults & adolescents coping with personal stresses in work, school, relationships, divorce, custody & family issues, sexuality, I provide a safe environment to work through issues. I believe in you & your potential!
(240) 650-8240
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, weight loss, eating disorders and other addictions, I can help. With years of experience and many successful outcomes helping clients work through depression & anxiety, achieve weight loss and recovery from eating disorders, addictions, trauma, grief & loss, I welcome you and the opportunity to help you achieve results! With a caring approach & many effective interventions for adults & adolescents coping with personal stresses in work, school, relationships, divorce, custody & family issues, sexuality, I provide a safe environment to work through issues. I believe in you & your potential!
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Darling St. Louis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in treating adults and adolescents who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, relationships issues, life transitions and other disorders. My approach to counseling begins with fostering an open and safe relationship in a nurturing environment that promotes healing, growth and insight. I collaborate with each client to identify, set and achieve goals to address challenges and concerns.
(202) 750-4840
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in treating adults and adolescents who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, relationships issues, life transitions and other disorders. My approach to counseling begins with fostering an open and safe relationship in a nurturing environment that promotes healing, growth and insight. I collaborate with each client to identify, set and achieve goals to address challenges and concerns.
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Katherine Richardson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Not accepting new clients
My special areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, relationship issues and personal development.
Do you feel you are not fulfilling your potential in life and love? Are there things you want to change about yourself, your situation, your partner? I use a multidimensional understanding of a person to quickly identify core issues. All people have strengths and gifts of which they are often unaware. Together we can uncover these strengths, develop new capacities and chart a course for the future. I'm an interactive, engaged therapist. I use a variety of techniques from cognitive, somatic and depth psychology, to promote self-awareness and emotional growth.
(240) 392-1505
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Not accepting new clients
My special areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, relationship issues and personal development.
Do you feel you are not fulfilling your potential in life and love? Are there things you want to change about yourself, your situation, your partner? I use a multidimensional understanding of a person to quickly identify core issues. All people have strengths and gifts of which they are often unaware. Together we can uncover these strengths, develop new capacities and chart a course for the future. I'm an interactive, engaged therapist. I use a variety of techniques from cognitive, somatic and depth psychology, to promote self-awareness and emotional growth.
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Rebeca Rios
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
I see clients for depression, anxiety, pain, insomnia, loss, and stress related to health and the healthcare system.
When we are struggling with emotional or physical pain, hope can be tough to come by. If you are considering psychotherapy, there is good reason to be hopeful. As an evidence-based clinical health psychologist, I feel fortunate to practice at a time when the science behind psychotherapy is in full bloom. I am particularly passionate about mind-body approaches that combine modern cognitive and behavioral therapies with the wisdom that ancient contemplative practices have to offer.
(240) 201-2237
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
I see clients for depression, anxiety, pain, insomnia, loss, and stress related to health and the healthcare system.
When we are struggling with emotional or physical pain, hope can be tough to come by. If you are considering psychotherapy, there is good reason to be hopeful. As an evidence-based clinical health psychologist, I feel fortunate to practice at a time when the science behind psychotherapy is in full bloom. I am particularly passionate about mind-body approaches that combine modern cognitive and behavioral therapies with the wisdom that ancient contemplative practices have to offer.
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Natalie L Maiden
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, EdD, LCPC Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
You are experiencing anxiety, depression, complicated grieving, or trauma recovery, often amid life's transitions. You may be in the LGBTQ+, grieving, cancer, or chronic illness communities. You are transitioning from college to the working world and considering marriage, coping with the loss of a spouse through divorce or death, loss of your job, or have children leaving your nest with parents struggling to age well. You may be transitioning from the working world to retirement and wondering if you have made meaningful contributions. You are ready to examine yourself authentically building a less chaotic life through psychotherapy.
(240) 376-2414
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Silver Spring, MD 20904
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
You are experiencing anxiety, depression, complicated grieving, or trauma recovery, often amid life's transitions. You may be in the LGBTQ+, grieving, cancer, or chronic illness communities. You are transitioning from college to the working world and considering marriage, coping with the loss of a spouse through divorce or death, loss of your job, or have children leaving your nest with parents struggling to age well. You may be transitioning from the working world to retirement and wondering if you have made meaningful contributions. You are ready to examine yourself authentically building a less chaotic life through psychotherapy.
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Mandi Mader
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with teens and adults. I see couples and families, helping them live happier, more relaxed, and fulfilling lives. I am respectful of my client's time. I frequently check in to make sure that the sessions are helpful, and that we are focusing on what the client wishes to. If one approach is not working, we try another! When people are feeling anxious, depressed, or angry, often the problem is their stress level and lack of a support system.
(240) 219-5898 x704
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Silver Spring, MD 20904
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with teens and adults. I see couples and families, helping them live happier, more relaxed, and fulfilling lives. I am respectful of my client's time. I frequently check in to make sure that the sessions are helpful, and that we are focusing on what the client wishes to. If one approach is not working, we try another! When people are feeling anxious, depressed, or angry, often the problem is their stress level and lack of a support system.
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Larkin Plato
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20904
I understand how depression and anxiety causes pain and ruptures in relationships that are important to you.
Out of the hundreds of therapists listed, how do you know who is right for you? Most likely, you'll want to talk to an experienced therapist who understands how struggling with stress can lead to feeling depressed, moody, irritable or anxious. Whether, you've lost connection with your family or find yourself spending needless energy meeting the expectations of others; you'll want to talk to a therapist who will help you feel safe and supported. I've worked for many years in business and am now a licensed psychotherapist.
(301) 679-7663
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Silver Spring, MD 20904
I understand how depression and anxiety causes pain and ruptures in relationships that are important to you.
Out of the hundreds of therapists listed, how do you know who is right for you? Most likely, you'll want to talk to an experienced therapist who understands how struggling with stress can lead to feeling depressed, moody, irritable or anxious. Whether, you've lost connection with your family or find yourself spending needless energy meeting the expectations of others; you'll want to talk to a therapist who will help you feel safe and supported. I've worked for many years in business and am now a licensed psychotherapist.
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Liz Schroth
Counselor, MA, LCPC, BCN, BCC Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
Are you going through a transition in your life? Feeling stuck and find it difficult to move forward? Many times, when things do not go as planned or the way we hope, it can feel stressful, confusing and sometimes overwhelming. I specialize in helping individuals, particularly young adults, teenagers, and school-age children, in navigating these challenging transitions (e.g., struggling in school, failure to progress in college, experiencing anxiety or depression, etc.). I work with people who need more than just “talking” with a therapist. My approach to therapy is unique.
(301) 960-3911
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
Are you going through a transition in your life? Feeling stuck and find it difficult to move forward? Many times, when things do not go as planned or the way we hope, it can feel stressful, confusing and sometimes overwhelming. I specialize in helping individuals, particularly young adults, teenagers, and school-age children, in navigating these challenging transitions (e.g., struggling in school, failure to progress in college, experiencing anxiety or depression, etc.). I work with people who need more than just “talking” with a therapist. My approach to therapy is unique.
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Maurine K Kelly
Psychologist, PhD, FIPA Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Offers online therapy
I am trained as a psychoanalyst and see many patients up to five times a week with a focus on relationships, intimacy, fears and anxieties, depression, work and parenting issues, and most of all enriching one's life, achieving life goals and a sense of balance in one's life.
I specialize in working with families, couples, groups, and individuals. I treat children as young as three, have experience with school phobia, adoption, blended families, gender issues, gay, lesbian, and transgender individuals, and the challenges of elderly. I am experienced working with psychoses, severe post traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, and problems of every day life. I have special expertise working with the LGBTQ+ population, with adolescents, sexual development, severe mental illness, post traumatic stress disorder, and physical illnesses.
(240) 242-9949
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Silver Spring, MD 20902
Offers online therapy
I am trained as a psychoanalyst and see many patients up to five times a week with a focus on relationships, intimacy, fears and anxieties, depression, work and parenting issues, and most of all enriching one's life, achieving life goals and a sense of balance in one's life.
I specialize in working with families, couples, groups, and individuals. I treat children as young as three, have experience with school phobia, adoption, blended families, gender issues, gay, lesbian, and transgender individuals, and the challenges of elderly. I am experienced working with psychoses, severe post traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, and problems of every day life. I have special expertise working with the LGBTQ+ population, with adolescents, sexual development, severe mental illness, post traumatic stress disorder, and physical illnesses.

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Depression Therapists
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression therapists in Silver Spring. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.