Varda Makovsky

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW

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(301) 701-5238

Varda Makovsky

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW


Location

Offers online therapy

Silver Spring, MD 20902
(301) 701-5238

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Announcement icon I am currently holding all counseling sessions on a telehealth platform (Theranest) which is HIPAA compliant.
I specialize in working with individuals who have been touched by adoption. Every adopted person has his/her own unique feelings about being adopted. For some, these may be "back burner" yet for others they may be more complex. I counsel adoptees - at various life stages - as they explore how adoption may affect their identity, feelings surrounding grief and loss, intimacy issues and relationships with family and friends. I have extensive experience working with adoptees (and birth parents) as they navigate the complexities of the search and reunion process and reconnection.
For adoptive parents counseling may focus on: evaluating if a child's challenges are adoption-related, developing strategies for talking to children about adoption, exploring issues surrounding race (in transracial adoptions), navigating the complexities of open adoption, enhancing family relationships, and the role adoption has played in their lives.
I work with birth parents in exploring their feelings surrounding adoption and how placement affected their lives and relationships, and in navigating the reunion and reconnection process. I am currently seeing clients virtually via a telehealth platform. Please feel free to contact me for a brief complementary telephone consultation.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa, Wire
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna | Aetna Coventry
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CareFirst
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Maryland / 16160
  • School: University of Maryland School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 2005

Location

Silver Spring, MD 20902
(301) 701-5238
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Adoption
  • Infertility
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 9 Jun 2021
Varda Makovsky, LCSW-C, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Silver Spring

Varda Makovsky

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW