Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I have tremendous respect for people who make the difficult decision to enter in to psychotherapy. I work collaboratively with older children, adolescents, and adults, in individual, couples, and family therapy. My goal is to explore collaboratively the troubles that have led them to seek treatment at this time. I try to provide a safe, non-judgemental environment, where one can develop insight to better understand and ultimately change behavioral and relational patterns that get in the way of happiness and fulfillment. I have extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, and trauma, as well as relationship difficulties and life transitions.
Family / Marital
(202) 751-3073
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Family / Marital
I have tremendous respect for people who make the difficult decision to enter in to psychotherapy. I work collaboratively with older children, adolescents, and adults, in individual, couples, and family therapy. My goal is to explore collaboratively the troubles that have led them to seek treatment at this time. I try to provide a safe, non-judgemental environment, where one can develop insight to better understand and ultimately change behavioral and relational patterns that get in the way of happiness and fulfillment. I have extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, and trauma, as well as relationship difficulties and life transitions.
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Counselor, LCPC, MS, MEd, NCC Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I am passionate about helping individuals and couples experience deeper connection, wholeness, and joy in their relationship. I speak French and Spanish fluently and appreciate the richness and challenges of multiculturalism in relationships. I have experience working with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, and other interpersonal issues. My husband and I lead one-day workshops for premarital and pre-commitment couples and 2-day Imago workshops for couples at any stage in their relationship.
Family / Marital
(202) 335-6314 x712
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Family / Marital
I am passionate about helping individuals and couples experience deeper connection, wholeness, and joy in their relationship. I speak French and Spanish fluently and appreciate the richness and challenges of multiculturalism in relationships. I have experience working with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, and other interpersonal issues. My husband and I lead one-day workshops for premarital and pre-commitment couples and 2-day Imago workshops for couples at any stage in their relationship.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CRC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20813
The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family Clinic is a non-profit organization that has been offering the community affordable psychotherapy to individuals and families for over 35 years. Our experienced clinicians help the client devote his or her best thinking and energy to working on self in the broader context of important relationships.
Family / Marital
(202) 601-3485
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20813
Family / Marital
The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family Clinic is a non-profit organization that has been offering the community affordable psychotherapy to individuals and families for over 35 years. Our experienced clinicians help the client devote his or her best thinking and energy to working on self in the broader context of important relationships.
Photo of Sumi Holman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20825
Teens and young adults are faced with more stress than ever in our fast paced world, let me provide a safe and relaxing space for you so that you may process, reflect, problem solve, and self discover. We can talk about anything you'd like, from school stress, friends issues or family concerns. If you're an adult you may be looking for support around big life transitions like a serious relationship, college, graduate school, new jobs, moving, or revisiting past issues that now seem to be popping up again. I also work closely with new and expecting and hopeful mothers struggling with issues of anxiety or depression.
Family / Marital
(301) 786-3439
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20825
Family / Marital
Teens and young adults are faced with more stress than ever in our fast paced world, let me provide a safe and relaxing space for you so that you may process, reflect, problem solve, and self discover. We can talk about anything you'd like, from school stress, friends issues or family concerns. If you're an adult you may be looking for support around big life transitions like a serious relationship, college, graduate school, new jobs, moving, or revisiting past issues that now seem to be popping up again. I also work closely with new and expecting and hopeful mothers struggling with issues of anxiety or depression.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Hello. If you are considering psychotherapy, a good "fit" with your psychologist is essential. I have been a practicing clinical psychologist for over forty years. During that time, I have also been a psychology professor at Montgomery College. My theoretical orientation is a pragmatic blend of cognitive, humanistic, psychodynamic and behavioral, but I am also a firm believer in the value of positive psychology. I try not to diagnose people, but rather work with the entire individual, especially with their strengths. I am not the "silent, blank-screen" kind of therapist.
Family / Marital
(240) 685-9559
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family / Marital
Hello. If you are considering psychotherapy, a good "fit" with your psychologist is essential. I have been a practicing clinical psychologist for over forty years. During that time, I have also been a psychology professor at Montgomery College. My theoretical orientation is a pragmatic blend of cognitive, humanistic, psychodynamic and behavioral, but I am also a firm believer in the value of positive psychology. I try not to diagnose people, but rather work with the entire individual, especially with their strengths. I am not the "silent, blank-screen" kind of therapist.
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Self esteem issues, body image problems, self worth are all originating from early problems that were never addressed. By going to the core of the problem, we can fix the problem that keeps on weighing on the individual and help them find a solution. Digging deep is somewhat needed to understand where it all came from and find a treatment plan to allow the person to let go of the negative and focus on the positive. It is crucial to keep an open communication module between client and therapist so we can both find the best alternative plan that will fit the client needs. I cover all groups, all ethnicity, all races in all my groups.
Family / Marital
(301) 685-5999
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family / Marital
Self esteem issues, body image problems, self worth are all originating from early problems that were never addressed. By going to the core of the problem, we can fix the problem that keeps on weighing on the individual and help them find a solution. Digging deep is somewhat needed to understand where it all came from and find a treatment plan to allow the person to let go of the negative and focus on the positive. It is crucial to keep an open communication module between client and therapist so we can both find the best alternative plan that will fit the client needs. I cover all groups, all ethnicity, all races in all my groups.
Photo of Sabine Cornelius, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
I believe in clients' innate ability to heal and grow, and in helping them to tap into their inner wisdom and resources. I have worked creatively, effectively and empathically with couples and individuals struggling with relationship difficulties, painful childhood and life experiences, personal and work stress, anxiety and depression, and social isolation. I have helped clients with complex needs in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatry, LGBT-friendly mental health services, university student counseling, and family services. I feel passionate about my work and view therapy as a collaborative, interactive process.
Family / Marital
(202) 601-3591
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Family / Marital
I believe in clients' innate ability to heal and grow, and in helping them to tap into their inner wisdom and resources. I have worked creatively, effectively and empathically with couples and individuals struggling with relationship difficulties, painful childhood and life experiences, personal and work stress, anxiety and depression, and social isolation. I have helped clients with complex needs in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatry, LGBT-friendly mental health services, university student counseling, and family services. I feel passionate about my work and view therapy as a collaborative, interactive process.
Photo of Daniel Turetsky, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
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.
Family / Marital
(301) 852-6236
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Family / Marital
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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Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCSW-C, LPC Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I am an experienced therapist who looks forward to working with couples and individuals who are curious about themselves and willing to risk a manageable amount of anxiety in order to maximize growth potential. I view my personal experiences combined with professional knowledge in a way that facilitates the opening of doors to those who are willing to explore what lies ahead. Areas of life transitions, relationship issues, depression, anxiety and coping skills are worked with on a strength based model.
Family / Marital
(301) 656-7445
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Family / Marital
I am an experienced therapist who looks forward to working with couples and individuals who are curious about themselves and willing to risk a manageable amount of anxiety in order to maximize growth potential. I view my personal experiences combined with professional knowledge in a way that facilitates the opening of doors to those who are willing to explore what lies ahead. Areas of life transitions, relationship issues, depression, anxiety and coping skills are worked with on a strength based model.
Photo of Nancy Gund LPC, LMFT, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20816
I work with adults, couples and children in my family practice. Adults and families come for services when someone is struggling with issues such as depression, loss/grief, anxiety or a child in the family is behaving in ways that are concerning. I have 25 years of experience helping clients forge new and more comfortable ways of addressing life challenges.
Family / Marital
(202) 738-5296
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20816
Family / Marital
I work with adults, couples and children in my family practice. Adults and families come for services when someone is struggling with issues such as depression, loss/grief, anxiety or a child in the family is behaving in ways that are concerning. I have 25 years of experience helping clients forge new and more comfortable ways of addressing life challenges.
Photo of Marjorie Kreppel, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, MA Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
My passion is to improve the lives of my clients, offering them new insight, enabling them to see things from different perspectives, and empowering them to make new choices. I work with each client as a whole individual, utilizing an active and collaborative approach. I tailor evidenced-based strategies to best meet the need of each client that I serve. My client base includes individuals, couples, groups, and families. I provide treatment and counseling for anxiety, depression, grief, emotional regulation issues, self-esteem, relationship concerns, and parenting.
Family / Marital
(301) 637-3170
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Family / Marital
My passion is to improve the lives of my clients, offering them new insight, enabling them to see things from different perspectives, and empowering them to make new choices. I work with each client as a whole individual, utilizing an active and collaborative approach. I tailor evidenced-based strategies to best meet the need of each client that I serve. My client base includes individuals, couples, groups, and families. I provide treatment and counseling for anxiety, depression, grief, emotional regulation issues, self-esteem, relationship concerns, and parenting.
CTRS, CPRP, CLP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
House Calls is a comprehensive service for family or loved one faced with chronic or situational life circumstances. House Calls has a team of specialists some licensed and some certified in disciplines such as counseling, medical case management, on line recreation therapy addressing isolation, addiction monitoring, vocational and/or educational coaching; help find subsidies, advocacy to transition special needs individuals or seniors; referrals and resources for people with chronic mental illness; phobias; school anxiety; navigating the mental health/medical maze and we help lawyers entrusted with guardianship for an individual?
Family / Marital
(240) 503-5062
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family / Marital
House Calls is a comprehensive service for family or loved one faced with chronic or situational life circumstances. House Calls has a team of specialists some licensed and some certified in disciplines such as counseling, medical case management, on line recreation therapy addressing isolation, addiction monitoring, vocational and/or educational coaching; help find subsidies, advocacy to transition special needs individuals or seniors; referrals and resources for people with chronic mental illness; phobias; school anxiety; navigating the mental health/medical maze and we help lawyers entrusted with guardianship for an individual?
Photo of Haniya Silberman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
I believe that everyone can benefit from finding someone to talk to about life's challenges. I also recognize how hard this can be. As a therapist, my first priority upon meeting with clients is to make them feel comfortable. I offer a non judgmental space and work collaboratively with clients to develop solutions to their problems. I work hard at simply connecting with my clients in a very real and authentic way. I spend time understanding their unique challenges and tailor my treatment approach to the individual. I work with individuals, couples, and families; young adults and adults.
Family / Marital
(301) 533-7568
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family / Marital
I believe that everyone can benefit from finding someone to talk to about life's challenges. I also recognize how hard this can be. As a therapist, my first priority upon meeting with clients is to make them feel comfortable. I offer a non judgmental space and work collaboratively with clients to develop solutions to their problems. I work hard at simply connecting with my clients in a very real and authentic way. I spend time understanding their unique challenges and tailor my treatment approach to the individual. I work with individuals, couples, and families; young adults and adults.
Photo of Isabel M Berman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20810
Welcome, and thank you for visiting me. I believe a strong and trusting relationship between a therapist and client is fundamental to the success of therapy. I provide a warm, non-judgmental environment in which I hope you will feel comfortable, so you can achieve your goals, change something that's not working for you, develop self-awareness, or better understand your own potential. I strongly believe in working with people of all ages, since our stages of life change. I can adjust my therapeutic technique dynamically based on feedback the client provides me on what works for you.
Family / Marital
(301) 812-3316
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20810
Family / Marital
Welcome, and thank you for visiting me. I believe a strong and trusting relationship between a therapist and client is fundamental to the success of therapy. I provide a warm, non-judgmental environment in which I hope you will feel comfortable, so you can achieve your goals, change something that's not working for you, develop self-awareness, or better understand your own potential. I strongly believe in working with people of all ages, since our stages of life change. I can adjust my therapeutic technique dynamically based on feedback the client provides me on what works for you.
Photo of Sandra Rublee, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, LMSW Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Struggling with difficult emotions or disordered eating can sabotage your self-esteem, influence your relationships with others, make working difficult, or impact your overall health. My goal as a therapist is to collaborate with my clients to learn new skills to gain more control over their thoughts, feelings, and actions, while reducing suffering, increasing happiness, and building a life worth living. As a Licensed Master Social Worker, I am experienced in the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, and have specialized in the treatment of eating disorders.
Family / Marital
(301) 234-8374
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Family / Marital
Struggling with difficult emotions or disordered eating can sabotage your self-esteem, influence your relationships with others, make working difficult, or impact your overall health. My goal as a therapist is to collaborate with my clients to learn new skills to gain more control over their thoughts, feelings, and actions, while reducing suffering, increasing happiness, and building a life worth living. As a Licensed Master Social Worker, I am experienced in the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, and have specialized in the treatment of eating disorders.
Photo of Simone Jacobs - Takoma Therapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. Life can be overwhelming at times and it can feel as if you are not properly equipped to handle the difficulties you have to face. I believe that we all try to do the right thing, but sometimes old habits persist, unwanted feelings intrude, and we can feel like we are doing it all alone. If you choose to explore working with me, I hope to encourage your natural curiosity about your life, your relationships, and your current circumstances. I hope to encourage connections that lead you towards lasting change.
Family / Marital
(301) 246-2879
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family / Marital
Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. Life can be overwhelming at times and it can feel as if you are not properly equipped to handle the difficulties you have to face. I believe that we all try to do the right thing, but sometimes old habits persist, unwanted feelings intrude, and we can feel like we are doing it all alone. If you choose to explore working with me, I hope to encourage your natural curiosity about your life, your relationships, and your current circumstances. I hope to encourage connections that lead you towards lasting change.
Photo of Maurine K Kelly, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, FIPA Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
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.
Family / Marital
(240) 242-9949
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Family / Marital
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.
Photo of Capital Institute for Cognitive Therapy Bethesda, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
We are CBT experts. Since it was founded in 2003 by Dr. Stephen Holland, Capital Institute for Cognitive Therapy has been providing research-proven treatments and compassionate care in Washington, DC. We have now expanded our services to Bethesda. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to be effective for a number of problems, including: depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), hoarding, panic, phobias, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, insomnia, chronic pain, personality disorders, and relationship problems.
Family / Marital
(202) 519-1348 x15
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Family / Marital
We are CBT experts. Since it was founded in 2003 by Dr. Stephen Holland, Capital Institute for Cognitive Therapy has been providing research-proven treatments and compassionate care in Washington, DC. We have now expanded our services to Bethesda. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to be effective for a number of problems, including: depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), hoarding, panic, phobias, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, insomnia, chronic pain, personality disorders, and relationship problems.
Photo of Emily L Rizzo, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, LPC, NCC Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I am passionate about working with the LGBTQ population and with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. I consistently work with clients regarding depression, anxiety, motivation, trauma, grief, understanding their identity, familial relations, gender identity, sexual identity, sexual/relationship needs, polyamorous relationships, kink, communication in relationships, and self-integration. Extensive background in working with people of color. Assist parents/families through their child's gender transition. Experience in college counseling and high school counseling.
Family / Marital
(240) 800-1569
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Family / Marital
I am passionate about working with the LGBTQ population and with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. I consistently work with clients regarding depression, anxiety, motivation, trauma, grief, understanding their identity, familial relations, gender identity, sexual identity, sexual/relationship needs, polyamorous relationships, kink, communication in relationships, and self-integration. Extensive background in working with people of color. Assist parents/families through their child's gender transition. Experience in college counseling and high school counseling.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW-C, LICSW Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Therapy is a journey through which we find our authentic selves and become the best we can be. I have expertise in working with alcoholism, addictions, and recovery issues; and with relationship, couple and family issues. I have worked in the field for over twenty years. I work with adults and adolescents, in individual, couple and family modalities. My approach is to meet you where you are, and to help you to move towards your goals, overcome obstacles, and achieve maximum growth. I use several therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and strengths-based techniques. Website: practicaltherapy.net.
Family / Marital
(202) 618-9142
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Family / Marital
Therapy is a journey through which we find our authentic selves and become the best we can be. I have expertise in working with alcoholism, addictions, and recovery issues; and with relationship, couple and family issues. I have worked in the field for over twenty years. I work with adults and adolescents, in individual, couple and family modalities. My approach is to meet you where you are, and to help you to move towards your goals, overcome obstacles, and achieve maximum growth. I use several therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and strengths-based techniques. Website: practicaltherapy.net.

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Family / Marital Therapists
Therapists in Bethesda using the techniques of 'family therapy' work with families or couples both together and individually to help them improve their communication skills, build on the positive aspects of their relationships, and repair harmful or negative dynamics.

As an approach to therapy, 'family therapy' (also referred to as family systems therapy, marital therapy, marriage therapy, marriage and family therapy, marital therapy and family counseling) views change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members or couples.

Family relationships often affect psychological well-being and, regardless of the origin of an issue, or whether it may be the "individual" or "family" who is presenting it, involving the family in the solution can be of great benefit. Families participate directly in sessions during which the family therapist helps conversations in a way that draws upon and builds the strengths, wisdom and support of the wider family unit.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Bethesda are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Bethesda

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Bethesda you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Bethesda and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Bethesda or family therapy in Bethesda.