Johanna Smoot

Counselor, MA, LCPC

Verified by Psychology Today
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(240) 507-5046

Johanna Smoot

Counselor, MA, LCPC

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

9037 Shady Grove Court
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
(240) 507-5046

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About

I received my MA in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University of DC, formerly American School of Professional Psychology. My background before studying Psychology was as a pediatric nurse and later a family childcare provider in Germany. These 15 years of this practical experience, enriched my expertise in the field of individual therapy and counseling especially when it comes to children. Nevertheless, my education and professional experience over 7 years leading up to Licensure prepared me for providing therapeutic services to individuals of all ages. A sound clinical knowledge-base ensures proper diagnosis and treatment based on current research and methods.
My focus is on the individual's needs. An eclectic approach incorporating cognitive-behavioral, existential and person centered theory,provides a solid foundation to acknowledge each individual's needs and difficulties. Playtherapy and EFT are especially usefull in providing therapeutic help for children
My own experience as a immigrant to this country provides me with a expertise on issues related to acculturation and assimilation to a different culture. Therefore, I am able to provide a unique understanding to individuals who have to deal with these issues at the present.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $140 - $160
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CareFirst
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Out of Network
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Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 17 Years
  • License: Maryland / LC2225
  • School: Argosy University
  • Year Graduated: 2003

Location

9037 Shady Grove Court
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
(240) 507-5046

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Child
  • Parenting
  • Multicultural Issues, Assimilation
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

I also speak: German
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Client Centered
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EFT
  • Eclectic
  • Play Therapy
  • Sandplay
Modality
  • Individuals

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 28 Feb 2022
Photo of Johanna Smoot, MA, LCPC, Counselor in Gaithersburg
Johanna Smoot

Counselor, MA, LCPC