Dolores A. Acquista
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Thank you for visiting my profile! I am a Marriage & Family Therapist, & native of Bethesda, Maryland, with over 25 years experience working with individuals, families, & couples. My primary areas of interest include: relationship & marital counseling, family counseling, & solution-focused therapy. My approach is both engaging & encouraging, & my knowledge-base reflects my many years working in a variety of settings, including as a director in both inpatient and outpatient mental health agencies & substance abuse programs.
(301) 804-2732
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Thank you for visiting my profile! I am a Marriage & Family Therapist, & native of Bethesda, Maryland, with over 25 years experience working with individuals, families, & couples. My primary areas of interest include: relationship & marital counseling, family counseling, & solution-focused therapy. My approach is both engaging & encouraging, & my knowledge-base reflects my many years working in a variety of settings, including as a director in both inpatient and outpatient mental health agencies & substance abuse programs.
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Lauren A Messina
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LCMFT Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
What drives my work as a Couple and Family Therapist is my belief in your ability to make positive changes in your life and my dedication to building strong families. My approach begins with taking a client-centered, strengths-based empathetic perspective. I strive to create a comfortable and safe environment for those I work with. Drawing from Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused, and Experiential therapy, I am adept at tailoring my approach to meet the needs of my clients. We will discuss where you've come from, where you are at now, and where you desire to go next.
(301) 960-3955
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Bethesda, MD 20814
What drives my work as a Couple and Family Therapist is my belief in your ability to make positive changes in your life and my dedication to building strong families. My approach begins with taking a client-centered, strengths-based empathetic perspective. I strive to create a comfortable and safe environment for those I work with. Drawing from Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused, and Experiential therapy, I am adept at tailoring my approach to meet the needs of my clients. We will discuss where you've come from, where you are at now, and where you desire to go next.
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Sandra Cohen
Counselor, MS, LCPC Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I have practiced psychotherapy since 1991. I work with individuals, couples and families. Clients consult me for different reasons, such as feelings of depression, struggling with anxiety and adjustment to life changes. As a marriage and family therapist I see my clients in the context of their relationships. I pay special attention to the patterns of interaction, in order to help transform them and move forward.
(240) 377-0827
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Bethesda, MD 20814
I have practiced psychotherapy since 1991. I work with individuals, couples and families. Clients consult me for different reasons, such as feelings of depression, struggling with anxiety and adjustment to life changes. As a marriage and family therapist I see my clients in the context of their relationships. I pay special attention to the patterns of interaction, in order to help transform them and move forward.
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Quintin Talley
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Quintin uses CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) based, person centered, mindfulness, solution focused, play therapy, and family systems interventions to help his clients meet their therapeutic goals.
Quintin Talley is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland. Quintin has nearly 10 years of experience working with adults (18 - 90) and children (5-17), in a number of therapeutic settings. Quintin has experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. He has helped clients to work through issues related to anxiety, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, school problems, career/job stress, communication problems in marriages and relationships, trauma, and other behavioral concerns.
(301) 579-8957
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Quintin uses CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) based, person centered, mindfulness, solution focused, play therapy, and family systems interventions to help his clients meet their therapeutic goals.
Quintin Talley is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland. Quintin has nearly 10 years of experience working with adults (18 - 90) and children (5-17), in a number of therapeutic settings. Quintin has experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. He has helped clients to work through issues related to anxiety, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, school problems, career/job stress, communication problems in marriages and relationships, trauma, and other behavioral concerns.
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Porter G Shreve
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT Verified
Bethesda, MD 20816
My specialized training in family systems theory and practice enables me to help people not only problem-solve specific issues but to do so with an understanding of the context in which they manifest themselves; be they associated with one's family of origin, relationships, work or some other source.
Utilizing a competency-based approach, I assist my clients to reframe how they perceive the issues in their lives; to work through emotional conflict and learn new behaviors to manage and enrich their experience. My style is direct, compassionate and interactive. Having begun my career as a teacher and having raised four children, I have an intimate knowledge of child development and educational needs. Through thirty years of practice and specialized training, I have expanded my background to include personal coaching, couples/family counseling, addictions recovery, men's health and management of chronic conditions such as mental illness and cancer.
(301) 717-1020
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Bethesda, MD 20816
My specialized training in family systems theory and practice enables me to help people not only problem-solve specific issues but to do so with an understanding of the context in which they manifest themselves; be they associated with one's family of origin, relationships, work or some other source.
Utilizing a competency-based approach, I assist my clients to reframe how they perceive the issues in their lives; to work through emotional conflict and learn new behaviors to manage and enrich their experience. My style is direct, compassionate and interactive. Having begun my career as a teacher and having raised four children, I have an intimate knowledge of child development and educational needs. Through thirty years of practice and specialized training, I have expanded my background to include personal coaching, couples/family counseling, addictions recovery, men's health and management of chronic conditions such as mental illness and cancer.
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Sarah Boone
Counselor, LCPC, NCC Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
I utilize tools from a variety of therapeutic approaches including Adlerian psychodynamic perspectives, Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), family systems, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
I consider it a privilege to work with individuals and families who have had experiences of grief and loss. I am very passionate about issues related to body-image, self-esteem, personal identity, motherhood, work-life balance, self-awareness and relationships. I am trained in pastoral counseling and respond to spiritual concerns when clients desire.
(301) 683-5146
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
I utilize tools from a variety of therapeutic approaches including Adlerian psychodynamic perspectives, Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), family systems, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
I consider it a privilege to work with individuals and families who have had experiences of grief and loss. I am very passionate about issues related to body-image, self-esteem, personal identity, motherhood, work-life balance, self-awareness and relationships. I am trained in pastoral counseling and respond to spiritual concerns when clients desire.
Julie M Kotler
Counselor, LCPC, ATR-BC, LCPAT Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Are you a person struggling with parenting, transitions, confidence, low self-esteem and overwhelm? Are you dreading another day of shuffling kids, prepping meals and not having any time for yourself? Is being a parent leaving you feeling lonely, empty, and lost? Life can be challenging. We have to balance family, sense of self, work and finding purpose. It is really easy to lose your center. Many people feel stuck. Together we can explore ways to feel better in your own skin. I can offer strategies to help you rediscover joy and connection to the person you used to be.
(410) 927-5048
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Are you a person struggling with parenting, transitions, confidence, low self-esteem and overwhelm? Are you dreading another day of shuffling kids, prepping meals and not having any time for yourself? Is being a parent leaving you feeling lonely, empty, and lost? Life can be challenging. We have to balance family, sense of self, work and finding purpose. It is really easy to lose your center. Many people feel stuck. Together we can explore ways to feel better in your own skin. I can offer strategies to help you rediscover joy and connection to the person you used to be.
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Dr. Caroline M. Sehon, M.D., F.R.C.P. (C)
MD Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Couple and family therapy can sometimes serve as an efficient and effective strategy to improve the wellness of the whole family system. Sometimes severe psychological distress and suffering is located within the couple or family, rather than solely within a given person as it may appear at times. I have built up a strong skill set to offer a particular form of couple and family therapy known as "psychoanalytic couple/family therapy" which zeroes in on the undercurrent, unconscious meanings for destructive, relationship patterns that are outside the awareness of the couple/family.
(301) 683-5625
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Couple and family therapy can sometimes serve as an efficient and effective strategy to improve the wellness of the whole family system. Sometimes severe psychological distress and suffering is located within the couple or family, rather than solely within a given person as it may appear at times. I have built up a strong skill set to offer a particular form of couple and family therapy known as "psychoanalytic couple/family therapy" which zeroes in on the undercurrent, unconscious meanings for destructive, relationship patterns that are outside the awareness of the couple/family.
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Deborah L Horan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
In addition to my clinical work, I'm involved in advocacy efforts and have been a consultant to organizations including the American College of ObGyns, the Family Violence Prevention Fund, and the CDC.
Therapy is collaborative. I work closely with you to understand and explore the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and your behaviors because small changes in one area can lead to significant changes in other areas. Together we will identify and challenge unproductive thoughts and behaviors to bring about improved mood and a greater sense of well-being. I draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches to meet your individual needs and help you achieve your goals. I provide support and practical help so you can address current life challenges and long-standing issues.
(240) 813-3517
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
In addition to my clinical work, I'm involved in advocacy efforts and have been a consultant to organizations including the American College of ObGyns, the Family Violence Prevention Fund, and the CDC.
Therapy is collaborative. I work closely with you to understand and explore the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and your behaviors because small changes in one area can lead to significant changes in other areas. Together we will identify and challenge unproductive thoughts and behaviors to bring about improved mood and a greater sense of well-being. I draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches to meet your individual needs and help you achieve your goals. I provide support and practical help so you can address current life challenges and long-standing issues.
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Diana Mayer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I received my Bachelors in Psychology in Venezuela, and my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy by the University of Rochester, NY.
I offer a strength base therapy approach focused on the possibilities for change. I help children, teens, adults and families get unstuck from unproductive patters of relation and practice more productive ways of communication. Being from Venezuela, and raising my own multicultural family, I am passionate by the challenges of meshing cultures to raise emphatic, tolerant and successful children and adolescents. I believe building and maintaining a successful family system requires the art of juggling. I help parents use their own resources to balance their many roles and coach kids and teens through their diverse relationships.
(202) 793-7867
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Bethesda, MD 20814
I received my Bachelors in Psychology in Venezuela, and my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy by the University of Rochester, NY.
I offer a strength base therapy approach focused on the possibilities for change. I help children, teens, adults and families get unstuck from unproductive patters of relation and practice more productive ways of communication. Being from Venezuela, and raising my own multicultural family, I am passionate by the challenges of meshing cultures to raise emphatic, tolerant and successful children and adolescents. I believe building and maintaining a successful family system requires the art of juggling. I help parents use their own resources to balance their many roles and coach kids and teens through their diverse relationships.
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Anna White
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT, CFTP Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Through individual, family, and play therapy, you and your family can feel healthy, empowered, and connected.
Among families, kids, adults, and couples alike, feeling healthy, happy, connected, and confident can be hard. For so many people and families today, the pressures of the world, fast changes in life, and challenging or traumatic experiences interrupt the connections we wish to have. Maybe for you or your family, this means more and more conflicts, feeling alone and unsupported, being unsure how to make things better, or not knowing what you want or need. Whether you feel lost and disconnected, frustrated, overwhelmed, angry, scared, or lonely, there are ways to restore your feelings of connection, purpose, confidence, and direction.
(240) 541-5570
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Through individual, family, and play therapy, you and your family can feel healthy, empowered, and connected.
Among families, kids, adults, and couples alike, feeling healthy, happy, connected, and confident can be hard. For so many people and families today, the pressures of the world, fast changes in life, and challenging or traumatic experiences interrupt the connections we wish to have. Maybe for you or your family, this means more and more conflicts, feeling alone and unsupported, being unsure how to make things better, or not knowing what you want or need. Whether you feel lost and disconnected, frustrated, overwhelmed, angry, scared, or lonely, there are ways to restore your feelings of connection, purpose, confidence, and direction.
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The Mindful Heart LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
We work with individuals, couples, families, and children. We specialize in addiction, eating disorders, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, family conflict and grief. Our greatest intention is to help clients understand themselves better and improve their quality of life and relationships. We cater our approach to each client, responding to their own unique problems and personality style. This is not a "one-size-fits-all" practice.
(240) 258-2870
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
We work with individuals, couples, families, and children. We specialize in addiction, eating disorders, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, family conflict and grief. Our greatest intention is to help clients understand themselves better and improve their quality of life and relationships. We cater our approach to each client, responding to their own unique problems and personality style. This is not a "one-size-fits-all" practice.
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Zoe Nasios
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
Offers online therapy
A few of the issues I have worked with are child and adolescent issues, family conflict, psychiatric illnesses, substance abuse, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, and more.
I believe that it is essential for clients to find the right fit for their therapist. I want the client to know that my office is a safe space and I will do everything I can to help them navigate through the tough times in their life. Coming from a Greek background influences my desire to maintain cultural competence and tailor therapy to best support one’s beliefs and values. I will work as my client's advocate, ensuring that they feel valued and heard. I strive to create a relationship built on trust, communication, growth, and respect.
(240) 465-0162
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Offers online therapy
A few of the issues I have worked with are child and adolescent issues, family conflict, psychiatric illnesses, substance abuse, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, and more.
I believe that it is essential for clients to find the right fit for their therapist. I want the client to know that my office is a safe space and I will do everything I can to help them navigate through the tough times in their life. Coming from a Greek background influences my desire to maintain cultural competence and tailor therapy to best support one’s beliefs and values. I will work as my client's advocate, ensuring that they feel valued and heard. I strive to create a relationship built on trust, communication, growth, and respect.
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Alexandria Grey
Counselor, LCPC, NCC Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Adria utilizes relational, collaborative, strength based, cognitive behavioral, solution focused, emotionally focused and expressive approaches to therapy always maintaining the creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual, couple, and family.
Adria Grey is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland who has 10 years of experience supporting children, adolescents, and adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, trauma and relationship issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from George Mason University and received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University.
(240) 363-9273
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Adria utilizes relational, collaborative, strength based, cognitive behavioral, solution focused, emotionally focused and expressive approaches to therapy always maintaining the creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual, couple, and family.
Adria Grey is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland who has 10 years of experience supporting children, adolescents, and adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, trauma and relationship issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from George Mason University and received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University.
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Emily T. Cook
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
I offer individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, play therapy, discernment counseling, and premarital counseling.
I help people just like you repair and enrich connection--starting with the relationship to yourself. I'll earn your trust as we work together to process what has happened in the past, understand how it keeps you stuck in the present, and problem-solve what to do differently for a healthier future. I wrote The Marriage Counseling Workbook to help couples outside my office make meaningful changes in their partnership. It's available on Amazon! Relationships are hard work, but you don't have to struggle alone.
(240) 424-5328
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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I offer individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, play therapy, discernment counseling, and premarital counseling.
I help people just like you repair and enrich connection--starting with the relationship to yourself. I'll earn your trust as we work together to process what has happened in the past, understand how it keeps you stuck in the present, and problem-solve what to do differently for a healthier future. I wrote The Marriage Counseling Workbook to help couples outside my office make meaningful changes in their partnership. It's available on Amazon! Relationships are hard work, but you don't have to struggle alone.
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Jessica Moore Simon
Psychologist, PsyD, LCPAT Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Simon works with adolescents and adults, individually and in groups, and has completed post-graduate training in couple and family work at the Washington School of Psychiatry.
Not currently taking new individual patients. Dr. Jessica Simon is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist practicing since 2003. She received her Master's in Creative Arts Therapy from Pratt Institute, and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the George Washington University. She believes that everyone is unique and deserves an individualized treatment plan, and that psychotherapy is both an art and a science. She utilizes curiosity, self-awareness, creativity and humor to promote personal growth and healing. Respect for individual differences and all aspects of diversity is a cornerstone of her practice.
(301) 476-5905
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Simon works with adolescents and adults, individually and in groups, and has completed post-graduate training in couple and family work at the Washington School of Psychiatry.
Not currently taking new individual patients. Dr. Jessica Simon is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist practicing since 2003. She received her Master's in Creative Arts Therapy from Pratt Institute, and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the George Washington University. She believes that everyone is unique and deserves an individualized treatment plan, and that psychotherapy is both an art and a science. She utilizes curiosity, self-awareness, creativity and humor to promote personal growth and healing. Respect for individual differences and all aspects of diversity is a cornerstone of her practice.
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Thalia Kirimlis
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
Offers online therapy
I provide a safe and comfortable environment in which to discuss difficult topics such as family dynamics, depressive thoughts, anxious experiences, and painful, traumatic interactions.
I have a particularly strong history working with adolescents, but also across the lifespan regarding issues of ADHD and executive functioning, depression, anxiety, and interpersonal concerns. Through a warm and accepting environment, I work with children, adolescents, and parents in helping them identify strengths, enhance skills, problem-solve, and structure home schedules to improve behaviors, interactions, and emotional balance. Together, we can work to help you and/or your child feel more stable and successful.
(240) 348-6250
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Offers online therapy
I provide a safe and comfortable environment in which to discuss difficult topics such as family dynamics, depressive thoughts, anxious experiences, and painful, traumatic interactions.
I have a particularly strong history working with adolescents, but also across the lifespan regarding issues of ADHD and executive functioning, depression, anxiety, and interpersonal concerns. Through a warm and accepting environment, I work with children, adolescents, and parents in helping them identify strengths, enhance skills, problem-solve, and structure home schedules to improve behaviors, interactions, and emotional balance. Together, we can work to help you and/or your child feel more stable and successful.
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Karen Riibner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSW Verified
Bethesda, MD 20816
Offers online therapy
Many of my clients are motivated to change some aspect of their lives because of discomfort or distress. Possible reasons for seeking help include stress, anxiety, depression, alcohol and/or other drug use issues (including the impact of having a family member with these issues), relationship concerns, life transitions, recovery from past traumatic experiences, and numerous others. My clients generally would like some improvement in the area(s) of life that are problematic, and we work together to achieve this goal.
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Bethesda, MD 20816
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Many of my clients are motivated to change some aspect of their lives because of discomfort or distress. Possible reasons for seeking help include stress, anxiety, depression, alcohol and/or other drug use issues (including the impact of having a family member with these issues), relationship concerns, life transitions, recovery from past traumatic experiences, and numerous others. My clients generally would like some improvement in the area(s) of life that are problematic, and we work together to achieve this goal.
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Joanne Wolf Small
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
I focus on aging; adoption; anxiety; depression; co-dependence; family dysfunction; grief; loss; identity; and relationships.
I believe we are all finally recognizing that a more holistic approach to treatment is needed. With over 40+ years of experience working in community mental health and private practice, I know the importance on our assessing and understanding all of the ways society impacts every individual. Everything around us matters, even beyond our personal relationships with our families, colleagues and friends. Speaking as a proud social worker, I know to effectively diagnose and treat a human problem needs a fully inclusive, psycho-social model of evaluation. I am here, tailored to help for your specific and unique needs.
(301) 298-3135
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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I focus on aging; adoption; anxiety; depression; co-dependence; family dysfunction; grief; loss; identity; and relationships.
I believe we are all finally recognizing that a more holistic approach to treatment is needed. With over 40+ years of experience working in community mental health and private practice, I know the importance on our assessing and understanding all of the ways society impacts every individual. Everything around us matters, even beyond our personal relationships with our families, colleagues and friends. Speaking as a proud social worker, I know to effectively diagnose and treat a human problem needs a fully inclusive, psycho-social model of evaluation. I am here, tailored to help for your specific and unique needs.
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HigherChange LLC with Dr. Thomas Luttrell
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LCMFT Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
If you are struggling with your relationship, past hurts, or sexuality, you need someone with advanced experience. HigherChange is led by myself, Dr. Luttrell. I started working as a therapist in 2008 and have a PhD in Marital and Family Therapy. I am licensed for independent, clinical practice in marriage and family therapy in California (LMFT 111604) and Maryland (LCMFT, #LCM754). I'm a Maryland-approved MFT supervisor and an asst. professor of counseling at a local university. I have training and experience with scientific, evidence-based practices. I've been happily married for over a decade, and we have a young son.
(301) 945-7549
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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If you are struggling with your relationship, past hurts, or sexuality, you need someone with advanced experience. HigherChange is led by myself, Dr. Luttrell. I started working as a therapist in 2008 and have a PhD in Marital and Family Therapy. I am licensed for independent, clinical practice in marriage and family therapy in California (LMFT 111604) and Maryland (LCMFT, #LCM754). I'm a Maryland-approved MFT supervisor and an asst. professor of counseling at a local university. I have training and experience with scientific, evidence-based practices. I've been happily married for over a decade, and we have a young son.

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Family Therapy
If you're looking for family therapy in Bethesda or for a Bethesda family therapist these professionals provide family therapy services and structural family therapy services. They include family therapists and marriage family therapists. Therapists in Bethesda using the techniques of 'family therapy' (also referred to as marriage and family therapy and family counseling) view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members.

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.