Margaret Laracy
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Also, my graduate training included coursework in theology and philosophy and I also recognize the importance of religious, spiritual, and existential issues in psychological well-being.
I work with adolescents and adults with a variety of struggles and difficulties including relationship problems, depression, anxiety, trauma, and loss. I think about treating whole people rather than diagnoses or problems. And, because each person is unique, I believe that close and careful listening is vital as I try to understand each person who comes to see me. I create secure and collaborative relationships in which my clients and I can be curious together and work on understanding and shifting patterns of thinking, feeling, and relating that may cause symptoms and interfere with living fully and freely.
(301) 259-3697
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Also, my graduate training included coursework in theology and philosophy and I also recognize the importance of religious, spiritual, and existential issues in psychological well-being.
I work with adolescents and adults with a variety of struggles and difficulties including relationship problems, depression, anxiety, trauma, and loss. I think about treating whole people rather than diagnoses or problems. And, because each person is unique, I believe that close and careful listening is vital as I try to understand each person who comes to see me. I create secure and collaborative relationships in which my clients and I can be curious together and work on understanding and shifting patterns of thinking, feeling, and relating that may cause symptoms and interfere with living fully and freely.
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Victoria Mwongela
Counselor, MSc, LCPC Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
I help people when life is not going the way they expected. I work with individuals and groups as they navigate issues like anxiety, questions of identity and faith, relationships, conflict and depression. Since earning my Masters at Johns Hopkins University, I have been committed to providing quality services to all my clients. As a therapist, I am inspired by the techniques introduced through CBT, DBT, Existential and Client-Centered theorists.
(240) 221-6814
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
I help people when life is not going the way they expected. I work with individuals and groups as they navigate issues like anxiety, questions of identity and faith, relationships, conflict and depression. Since earning my Masters at Johns Hopkins University, I have been committed to providing quality services to all my clients. As a therapist, I am inspired by the techniques introduced through CBT, DBT, Existential and Client-Centered theorists.
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Rhegina Sinozich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSCW-C Verified
Bethesda, MD 20816
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
While I work with clients with a plethora of issues, my areas of specialization include trauma work, PTSD, DID, GLBT issues, grief and loss, couples/family issues, transitions, existential angst and laser life coaching.
Whatever brings you to therapy today, know that there is a solution and that in every issue there is a hidden treasure. Together we'll uncover that treasure for you. I've been helping clients heal for over 30 years and it's a deep honor and privilege. I create a safe haven for my clients-a place that honors and respects them; a place that allows them to heal and thrive. There is nothing like watching someone come into the fullness of their true selves so they can live the life they were meant to live.
(301) 841-7996
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Bethesda, MD 20816
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
While I work with clients with a plethora of issues, my areas of specialization include trauma work, PTSD, DID, GLBT issues, grief and loss, couples/family issues, transitions, existential angst and laser life coaching.
Whatever brings you to therapy today, know that there is a solution and that in every issue there is a hidden treasure. Together we'll uncover that treasure for you. I've been helping clients heal for over 30 years and it's a deep honor and privilege. I create a safe haven for my clients-a place that honors and respects them; a place that allows them to heal and thrive. There is nothing like watching someone come into the fullness of their true selves so they can live the life they were meant to live.
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Michael Stahly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW-C Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I specialize in helping people grapple with existential concerns, often related to grief, loss, and finding a path in life. I work well with people who are disillusioned with the world today and who struggle to reconcile their values with the tasks of daily living, as well as those who have suffered significant losses need help to find their footing once more and to reengage in their altered lives. I do not structure sessions, teach skills, or assign homework.
(301) 918-5435
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Bethesda, MD 20814
I specialize in helping people grapple with existential concerns, often related to grief, loss, and finding a path in life. I work well with people who are disillusioned with the world today and who struggle to reconcile their values with the tasks of daily living, as well as those who have suffered significant losses need help to find their footing once more and to reengage in their altered lives. I do not structure sessions, teach skills, or assign homework.
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David Brylawski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Not accepting new clients
I have worked for 15 years with a range of clients: those who have identified mood disorders, anxiety, and traumatic experiences, as well as clients who need support and guidance through self-examination and existential concerns.
Living a balanced life in a complicated world can seem elusive; I will work with you to help avoid the traps that contribute to conflicts and to feeling stuck. No two people are the same. We will collaborate to identify what is helpful and what gets in the way, aiming for a better understanding of yourself and your relationships. Ultimately, we do this with the goal of helping you move through the world with an increased sense of peace and purpose.
(202) 804-8694
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Not accepting new clients
I have worked for 15 years with a range of clients: those who have identified mood disorders, anxiety, and traumatic experiences, as well as clients who need support and guidance through self-examination and existential concerns.
Living a balanced life in a complicated world can seem elusive; I will work with you to help avoid the traps that contribute to conflicts and to feeling stuck. No two people are the same. We will collaborate to identify what is helpful and what gets in the way, aiming for a better understanding of yourself and your relationships. Ultimately, we do this with the goal of helping you move through the world with an increased sense of peace and purpose.
Corene Alvarado
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20810
Offers online therapy
Extensive training in psychodynamic and existential therapies, and a natural sense of empathy, give me the resources to address your needs.
Therapy can empower you to cope with and improve a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationships, loss, low self-esteem, past trauma, identity issues, and insecurities. My gentle, strengths-based approach will help you recognize the best in yourself and tolerate difficult feelings, while promoting changes in your life. I have a nonjudgmental attitude and appreciate each individual's cultural, spiritual, and family backgrounds. My style is collaborative and respectful; together we will consider how experiences from the past intersect with the present and focus on what is most meaningful to you now.
(202) 858-3165
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20810
Offers online therapy
Extensive training in psychodynamic and existential therapies, and a natural sense of empathy, give me the resources to address your needs.
Therapy can empower you to cope with and improve a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationships, loss, low self-esteem, past trauma, identity issues, and insecurities. My gentle, strengths-based approach will help you recognize the best in yourself and tolerate difficult feelings, while promoting changes in your life. I have a nonjudgmental attitude and appreciate each individual's cultural, spiritual, and family backgrounds. My style is collaborative and respectful; together we will consider how experiences from the past intersect with the present and focus on what is most meaningful to you now.
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Sanaa Sharnoubi
Counselor, MSc, LCPC, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
I use an eclectic mix: cognitive-emotive-behavioral, psychodynamic, developmental, gestalt, existential and spiritual modalities--all couched largely in the humanistic tradition.
If life is a journey and you are at a wrong or unfamiliar juncture, I will be a trustworthy guide and companion as you chart your way to your destination. I can help with such roadblocks as depression, anxiety, fear or shame, substance abuse, difficulties in social, romantic, marital or family relationships. Other bumps in the road might involve professional or cultural issues. My promise is to support you consistently and unconditionally. Another promise is that you will (re)discover inner resources with which you can change/enhance any part(s) of your life that you are not satisfied with.
(301) 852-7872
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
I use an eclectic mix: cognitive-emotive-behavioral, psychodynamic, developmental, gestalt, existential and spiritual modalities--all couched largely in the humanistic tradition.
If life is a journey and you are at a wrong or unfamiliar juncture, I will be a trustworthy guide and companion as you chart your way to your destination. I can help with such roadblocks as depression, anxiety, fear or shame, substance abuse, difficulties in social, romantic, marital or family relationships. Other bumps in the road might involve professional or cultural issues. My promise is to support you consistently and unconditionally. Another promise is that you will (re)discover inner resources with which you can change/enhance any part(s) of your life that you are not satisfied with.
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Mary Cadden
Counselor, LCPC, NCC Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20817
Offers online therapy
in Spiritual and Pastoral Care from Loyola and am comfortable talking about existential issues.
As a cognitive-behavioral and integrative therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. I am a woman of faith, grounded in Christian principles. I work with adults (individuals and groups) of many faith traditions and am respectful to all.
(240) 209-9747
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20817
Offers online therapy
in Spiritual and Pastoral Care from Loyola and am comfortable talking about existential issues.
As a cognitive-behavioral and integrative therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. I am a woman of faith, grounded in Christian principles. I work with adults (individuals and groups) of many faith traditions and am respectful to all.
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Ardelia Hayward
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
I work with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, life’s transitions, and a host of existential issues inherent to the human experience. If you are looking to be heard, seeking meaning in your life, coping with life’s challenges in a safe and confidential environment, welcome to my culturally competent private practice.
(240) 201-9683
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
I work with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, life’s transitions, and a host of existential issues inherent to the human experience. If you are looking to be heard, seeking meaning in your life, coping with life’s challenges in a safe and confidential environment, welcome to my culturally competent private practice.
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Shannon Shoemaker Kakkar
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, NCC Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20811
Offers online therapy
While I typically use an existential/humanistic theoretical orientation to help you find meaning in the circumstances of your life, I often incorporate behavioral techniques in addition to traditional talk therapy.
Often we are successful in one area of our life but feel that another area is not going as well as we would like. Finding balance can leave us feeling overwhelmed. While we are all the experts on our own lives, sometimes we need the perspective of another person in order to see ourselves more clearly. Helping to better understand yourself and the strengths you already possess can lead to positive change which ideally will result in living a more authentic, balanced, and enriching life.
(301) 246-0212
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20811
Offers online therapy
While I typically use an existential/humanistic theoretical orientation to help you find meaning in the circumstances of your life, I often incorporate behavioral techniques in addition to traditional talk therapy.
Often we are successful in one area of our life but feel that another area is not going as well as we would like. Finding balance can leave us feeling overwhelmed. While we are all the experts on our own lives, sometimes we need the perspective of another person in order to see ourselves more clearly. Helping to better understand yourself and the strengths you already possess can lead to positive change which ideally will result in living a more authentic, balanced, and enriching life.
Paul White
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
I specialize in holistic mind-body psychotherapy, hypnosis, mindfulness meditation, somatic, Qigong, and therapy for adolescents/young adults struggling with grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and psychospiritual/existential crises.
Do you feel marginalized, dismissed or judged by social norms? Are you a part of a community that outsiders do not understand (vegan, LGBT, veteran)? Perhaps these thoughts are competing with what you truly know about yourself. The anxiety and depression setting in are natural responses, but you deserve to be understood, respected, and believed. Your thoughts are valid. You want to rebuild that self-esteem and find a meaningful community without being marginalized. You are ready to silence the naysayers and fully embrace yourself surrounded by a meaningful community. Do you want to feel understood by someone who really gets it?
(240) 266-0209
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
I specialize in holistic mind-body psychotherapy, hypnosis, mindfulness meditation, somatic, Qigong, and therapy for adolescents/young adults struggling with grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and psychospiritual/existential crises.
Do you feel marginalized, dismissed or judged by social norms? Are you a part of a community that outsiders do not understand (vegan, LGBT, veteran)? Perhaps these thoughts are competing with what you truly know about yourself. The anxiety and depression setting in are natural responses, but you deserve to be understood, respected, and believed. Your thoughts are valid. You want to rebuild that self-esteem and find a meaningful community without being marginalized. You are ready to silence the naysayers and fully embrace yourself surrounded by a meaningful community. Do you want to feel understood by someone who really gets it?
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Alan L Marcus
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Picking a therapist to work with can be overwhelming. Feeling comfortable and understood by your therapist is critical. During our first session we will explore what brought you to me. Together we identify your struggles, develop a treatment plan, discuss whether you feel comfortable with me, and that our plan makes sense to you. I am a Licensed Psychologist with over 20 years of experience. A certified IMAGO, Gottman, Equine Assisted and Diplomat in Sex Therapy, we will talk openly and candidly about your life. Together, we will explore your concerns, past and present and mindfully identify changes for you to consider.
(301) 744-8759
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Picking a therapist to work with can be overwhelming. Feeling comfortable and understood by your therapist is critical. During our first session we will explore what brought you to me. Together we identify your struggles, develop a treatment plan, discuss whether you feel comfortable with me, and that our plan makes sense to you. I am a Licensed Psychologist with over 20 years of experience. A certified IMAGO, Gottman, Equine Assisted and Diplomat in Sex Therapy, we will talk openly and candidly about your life. Together, we will explore your concerns, past and present and mindfully identify changes for you to consider.
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Daniel Turetsky
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I have been helping individuals and couples work through difficult issues in order to have a more fulfilling life for over fifteen years. Having been trained to work with people across the lifespan has enabled me to integrate an understanding of the origins, development and resolution of behavior and relationship patterns which are presently holding the client back from important accomplishments or feelings of well-being in their lives, even though these patterns may very well have historically originated out of a functional need.
(301) 852-6236
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Bethesda, MD 20814
I have been helping individuals and couples work through difficult issues in order to have a more fulfilling life for over fifteen years. Having been trained to work with people across the lifespan has enabled me to integrate an understanding of the origins, development and resolution of behavior and relationship patterns which are presently holding the client back from important accomplishments or feelings of well-being in their lives, even though these patterns may very well have historically originated out of a functional need.
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Faith E Weidler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults around a variety of issues, including life transitions, anxiety, depression and trauma. My goal is to help individuals chart their own course by increasing awareness of how past experiences continue to resonate; to draw on their resilience, strengths and skills; and, to modify unhelpful patterns of thinking and behavior that cause distress so as to bring about lasting change. My approach involves joining with clients with curiosity, gentle humor, and warmth. Treatment approaches follow theory, best practices, and is practical. Clients typically report improvement after a few sessions.
(240) 345-3969
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults around a variety of issues, including life transitions, anxiety, depression and trauma. My goal is to help individuals chart their own course by increasing awareness of how past experiences continue to resonate; to draw on their resilience, strengths and skills; and, to modify unhelpful patterns of thinking and behavior that cause distress so as to bring about lasting change. My approach involves joining with clients with curiosity, gentle humor, and warmth. Treatment approaches follow theory, best practices, and is practical. Clients typically report improvement after a few sessions.
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Stephanie Helwig
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Feeling chronic negative emotions such as sadness, anger, anxiety, or loneliness is often a sign that something in our relationships has gone awry. By the time we attend psychotherapy, the task of altering our relationships may feel difficult or impossible to navigate alone. As a psychodynamic therapist, I am interested in how your early relationships impact your personality, worldview, attachment, perceptions, and coping mechanisms. Through compassion, challenge and sometimes humor, I aim to help my patients gain insight, learn new ways of relating, and implement change in order to heal, grow and flourish.
(240) 753-6880
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Feeling chronic negative emotions such as sadness, anger, anxiety, or loneliness is often a sign that something in our relationships has gone awry. By the time we attend psychotherapy, the task of altering our relationships may feel difficult or impossible to navigate alone. As a psychodynamic therapist, I am interested in how your early relationships impact your personality, worldview, attachment, perceptions, and coping mechanisms. Through compassion, challenge and sometimes humor, I aim to help my patients gain insight, learn new ways of relating, and implement change in order to heal, grow and flourish.
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Vanessa Okechukwu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Ha, it is time to enrich our mind and body simultaneously. I have Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical (LCSW-C) in MD, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in DC, Personal Trainer License and Health Coach License. For more than 10 years, I have been using humanistic, person-center, strength-focused therapy and other psychotherapy Intervention to assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual or family in diverse therapy environment. I am commented to helping people to live life to their fullest potential because we all have one life to leave and we deserve to be in pace with ourselves.
(240) 471-6395
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Ha, it is time to enrich our mind and body simultaneously. I have Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical (LCSW-C) in MD, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in DC, Personal Trainer License and Health Coach License. For more than 10 years, I have been using humanistic, person-center, strength-focused therapy and other psychotherapy Intervention to assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual or family in diverse therapy environment. I am commented to helping people to live life to their fullest potential because we all have one life to leave and we deserve to be in pace with ourselves.
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Seth Andrew Greenblatt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, LICSW Verified
Bethesda, MD 20815
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, employed as a Psychotherapist with Your Health Concierge, Inc.("YHC"). YHC subscribes to an Integrated Wellness Philosophy, treating a person's physical and mental health, nutrition, financial and interrelationship needs. Applying Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I will help you reach your potential to become a healthier, happier person.
(844) 307-0349 x702
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Bethesda, MD 20815
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, employed as a Psychotherapist with Your Health Concierge, Inc.("YHC"). YHC subscribes to an Integrated Wellness Philosophy, treating a person's physical and mental health, nutrition, financial and interrelationship needs. Applying Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I will help you reach your potential to become a healthier, happier person.
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Jessica Gottlieb
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Navigating transition or change can be HARD; I partner with you to help make it easier. Together we will uncover and explore patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting to help you feel better and live the life you want for yourself. In my office, I hope you feel heard, understood, and cared for. I acknowledge societal inequities in our work together, such as racism, sexism, and ageism. I hope to do all this while maintaining a sense of humor and not taking myself too seriously.
(240) 575-6645
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Navigating transition or change can be HARD; I partner with you to help make it easier. Together we will uncover and explore patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting to help you feel better and live the life you want for yourself. In my office, I hope you feel heard, understood, and cared for. I acknowledge societal inequities in our work together, such as racism, sexism, and ageism. I hope to do all this while maintaining a sense of humor and not taking myself too seriously.
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Sabrina Gibb
Counselor, LGPC Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
To me, therapy is a conversation. One in which we explore primarily current (and at times past) challenges that are causing you distress and discomfort. My interactive approach is based on transparency, warmth and collaboration. Together, we will build upon and enhance your strengths. At the same time, I will support you in recognizing and transforming painful emotions, behavior and dynamics—freeing you to pursue a more fulfilling life and satisfying relationships. You may not have a clear sense of what is wrong. That’s ok. I will ensure a safe, non-judgmental space as we develop goals meaningful to you.
(301) 690-9279
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
To me, therapy is a conversation. One in which we explore primarily current (and at times past) challenges that are causing you distress and discomfort. My interactive approach is based on transparency, warmth and collaboration. Together, we will build upon and enhance your strengths. At the same time, I will support you in recognizing and transforming painful emotions, behavior and dynamics—freeing you to pursue a more fulfilling life and satisfying relationships. You may not have a clear sense of what is wrong. That’s ok. I will ensure a safe, non-judgmental space as we develop goals meaningful to you.
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Steven Alexander
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Selecting the right therapist is an important, personal decision. You deserve to work with someone who is compassionate and highly skilled in helping to bring about desired changes in your life. In nearly thirty years of clinical experience, I have helped people attain more satisfying personal and family relationships, cope with symptoms of anxiety or depression, and learn to better manage the stress of daily life.
(301) 979-7856
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Selecting the right therapist is an important, personal decision. You deserve to work with someone who is compassionate and highly skilled in helping to bring about desired changes in your life. In nearly thirty years of clinical experience, I have helped people attain more satisfying personal and family relationships, cope with symptoms of anxiety or depression, and learn to better manage the stress of daily life.

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((https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapy-types/existential-therapy((Existential therapy)) is based on the philosophical belief that human beings are alone in the world, and that this aloneness can only be overcome by creating one's own meaning, and exercising one's freedom to choose. The existential therapist encourages clients to face life's anxieties head on and to start making their own decisions.

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