Monica Patricia Lester

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LICSW, LCSW-C

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Monica Patricia Lester

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LICSW, LCSW-C


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550M Ritchie Highway
Suite 171
Severna Park, MD 21146
(240) 335-8622

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Monica Patricia Lester is not currently accepting new clients.
Monica Lester, Ed.D. is a Clinical Social Worker with nearly two decades of experience providing mental health services working with individuals, children, couples, families and groups. Throughout my years of providing therapy I have examined issues including substance abuse, behavior challenges, mood disorders, anger management, PTSD, neurodevelopmental, anxiety, self-image, stress, suicide, relationship and LGBTQ issues.
As a Mental Health Professional, I take a holistic approach to dealing with mental health and improving well-being, using a “wellness” model (as opposed to an “illness” one). I engage clients with a strengths-based, person-centered approach which highlight and encourage client's strengths.
My goals of therapy includes a focus on your action in the world, practicing new skills, adopting new habits, and new ways of moving in the world. I strive to create a warm and welcoming environment for clients to promote a safe space for healing. The best predictor of success in therapy is rapport—feelings of trust and respect (therapeutic alliance).

Finances

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Magellan
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Self-Pay
Email me or call (240) 335-8622 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 18 Years
  • License: Maryland / 20161
  • School: Argosy University
  • Year Graduated: 2015

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: University of Maryland Baltimore / Master of Social Work
  • Year graduated: 2003
  • License No. and State: LC50079979 District of Columbia

Location

550M Ritchie Highway
Suite 171
Severna Park, MD 21146
(240) 335-8622
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Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Child
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Transgender
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

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Last Modified: 3 Nov 2021
Monica Patricia Lester, EdD, LICSW, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Severna Park
Monica Patricia Lester

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LICSW, LCSW-C