Psychologist, JD, PhD Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I am committed to helping individuals and couples gain insight and make behavioral changes to enhance their lives. My focus is on relationships with friends, family, romantic partners and/or the workplace as I believe engagement in these areas is an important aspect of living a satisfying and purposeful life. I also work with those struggling with addictions, compulsions, self-destructive behavior (especially eating disorders), and balancing the competing demands of life. My professional strengths are reflected in a nonjudgmental stance and an ability to help people examine themselves and make the changes necessary to live in a more fulfilling life.
Gay
(301) 244-8991
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Gay
I am committed to helping individuals and couples gain insight and make behavioral changes to enhance their lives. My focus is on relationships with friends, family, romantic partners and/or the workplace as I believe engagement in these areas is an important aspect of living a satisfying and purposeful life. I also work with those struggling with addictions, compulsions, self-destructive behavior (especially eating disorders), and balancing the competing demands of life. My professional strengths are reflected in a nonjudgmental stance and an ability to help people examine themselves and make the changes necessary to live in a more fulfilling life.
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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.
Gay
(202) 335-6314 x712
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Gay
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.
Gay
(202) 601-3485
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Bethesda, MD 20813
Gay
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.
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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.
Gay
(301) 786-3439
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20825
Gay
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.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20810
*I am temporarily not accepting new clients* Post-traumatic growth, a term meaning that, not only was a person resilient in their ability to heal from an adversity, but that they were actually able to benefit from an adverse event by growing their psychological capacity to empathize, reframe and thrive after trauma. As a trauma specialist, I aim to focus on the beauty that can come after ugly things happen. It is my hope in the therapy room to encourage healing through curiosity about the self, expressive approaches to therapy and being an empathetic listener.
Gay
(202) 890-1175
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20810
Gay
*I am temporarily not accepting new clients* Post-traumatic growth, a term meaning that, not only was a person resilient in their ability to heal from an adversity, but that they were actually able to benefit from an adverse event by growing their psychological capacity to empathize, reframe and thrive after trauma. As a trauma specialist, I aim to focus on the beauty that can come after ugly things happen. It is my hope in the therapy room to encourage healing through curiosity about the self, expressive approaches to therapy and being an empathetic listener.
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Psychologist, PhD, FIPA Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I believe individuals come to talk to a therapist when in emotional pain-- sadness, fear, loneliness, depression, traumas, and uncertainties. I want to help people express their deep concerns and learn what emotional conflicts and transitions are causing discomforts. Understanding inner experience is very helpful with a psychoanalytic therapist who creates with you a trusting place for speaking. Knowing oneself deeply can bring about transformations in the way you feel, have a relationship, and are able to work and create. I look forward to speaking with you and listening to what you need to talk about.
Gay
(301) 861-4938
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Gay
I believe individuals come to talk to a therapist when in emotional pain-- sadness, fear, loneliness, depression, traumas, and uncertainties. I want to help people express their deep concerns and learn what emotional conflicts and transitions are causing discomforts. Understanding inner experience is very helpful with a psychoanalytic therapist who creates with you a trusting place for speaking. Knowing oneself deeply can bring about transformations in the way you feel, have a relationship, and are able to work and create. I look forward to speaking with you and listening to what you need to talk about.
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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.
Gay
(202) 601-3591
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Gay
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.
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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.
Gay
(301) 852-6236
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Gay
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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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I work with clients to create a safe and affirming relationship so that there is room for healing and growth. My work with each client is unique, however central to my work is respect for your issues, concerns, and the challenges you face in your life. I see therapy as a partnership where we work together to create the changes that you are seeking in your life. I am comforatable working with a wide variety of issues from career and work life to recovering from childhood trauma and abuse.
Gay
(301) 358-6421
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Gay
I work with clients to create a safe and affirming relationship so that there is room for healing and growth. My work with each client is unique, however central to my work is respect for your issues, concerns, and the challenges you face in your life. I see therapy as a partnership where we work together to create the changes that you are seeking in your life. I am comforatable working with a wide variety of issues from career and work life to recovering from childhood trauma and abuse.
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.
Gay
(202) 738-5296
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20816
Gay
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.
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?
Gay
(240) 503-5062
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Gay
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?
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20810
One thing is certain in life: things always change. All of us encounter difficult changes, narrow passages that we must navigate: unemployment, relocation, breakups, divorce, illness, bereavement. We also experience good, positive changes. Ironically, these too can be quite stressful. Falling in love, getting married, childbirth, getting a promotion at work, any major accomplishment can precipitate uneasiness and worry. It can be tremendously helpful to have the attention, support and perspective of a thoughtful therapist. Together, we collaborate to get you through these challenges while, at the same time, being curious about the deeper meanings underneath the surface.
Gay
(301) 337-7635
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20810
Gay
One thing is certain in life: things always change. All of us encounter difficult changes, narrow passages that we must navigate: unemployment, relocation, breakups, divorce, illness, bereavement. We also experience good, positive changes. Ironically, these too can be quite stressful. Falling in love, getting married, childbirth, getting a promotion at work, any major accomplishment can precipitate uneasiness and worry. It can be tremendously helpful to have the attention, support and perspective of a thoughtful therapist. Together, we collaborate to get you through these challenges while, at the same time, being curious about the deeper meanings underneath the surface.
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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.
Gay
(301) 812-3316
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20810
Gay
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.
Gay
(301) 234-8374
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Gay
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.
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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.
Gay
(240) 242-9949
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Gay
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 Mary A. FitzGerald, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Maximizing potential: Regardless of age, emotional stress and difficulties can get in the way of reaching one's optimal level of functioning. As a licensed clinical social worker, I provide intensive individual psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. My adult practice has centered on helping individuals find a deeper sense of purpose in their lives and a more meaningful connection in relationships -- at any age. The child and adolescent work has included providing individual child centered therapy and parent guidance.
Gay
(202) 670-4928
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Gay
Maximizing potential: Regardless of age, emotional stress and difficulties can get in the way of reaching one's optimal level of functioning. As a licensed clinical social worker, I provide intensive individual psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. My adult practice has centered on helping individuals find a deeper sense of purpose in their lives and a more meaningful connection in relationships -- at any age. The child and adolescent work has included providing individual child centered therapy and parent guidance.
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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.
Gay
(202) 519-1348 x15
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Gay
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.
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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.
Gay
(240) 800-1569
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Gay
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.
Photo of Leila Jelvani, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I am passionate about working with individuals to take back their lives from anxiety disorders, OCD. I am a clinical social worker with specialized training and experience in treating adolescents and adults with anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Gay
(301) 637-8444
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Gay
I am passionate about working with individuals to take back their lives from anxiety disorders, OCD. I am a clinical social worker with specialized training and experience in treating adolescents and adults with anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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Art Therapist, ATR-BC, LCPAT, CDP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Use the process of art-making to address the challenges of life. I work with clients dealing with grief and loss, depression, anxiety, stress, or going through life transitions. From children to young adults, to seniors, anyone can use the power of art-making as a tool for self-expression and healing. I specialize in working with those with cognitive impairment, including Alzheimer's and Dementia, Autism, or intellectual disabilities.
Gay
(301) 804-2167
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Gay
Use the process of art-making to address the challenges of life. I work with clients dealing with grief and loss, depression, anxiety, stress, or going through life transitions. From children to young adults, to seniors, anyone can use the power of art-making as a tool for self-expression and healing. I specialize in working with those with cognitive impairment, including Alzheimer's and Dementia, Autism, or intellectual disabilities.

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Gay (LGBTQ) Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are gay themselves. Rather, they specialize in helping with aspects of being gay in Bethesda or homosexual. They provide help for gay couples in gay relationships, gay issues and issues that affect gay life.

If you're gay or are looking for help with gay issues in Bethesda or for a Bethesda gay therapist these professionals provide gay counseling and gay friendly care for gays or lesbians. They include gay friendly therapists plus gay therapists in Bethesda, gay friendly psychologists, and gay friendly counsellors.

Counseling may include LGBT counseling in Bethesda, LGBTQ or Bethesda GLBT counseling.

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.