Karen E Sherwood, MSW, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gaithersburg
Stressed? Having relationship problems? Finding yourself stuck in a repetitive pattern? Curious about why this happens? Together, we will gain a deeper understanding of your struggle, resolve challenges, and develop new ways to live a more meaningful, connected, and successful life. My years of advanced training and experience ground me as a therapist. I work with adolescents, young adults, adults, and couples experiencing severe to mild anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and major life transitions.
I see people in both brief / time-limited and ongoing therapy, once a week. I also provide intensive therapy, 2-3 sessions per week, for individuals who are in crisis or who are highly motivated for change.
You're welcome to learn more about me from my website. I also offer a free 15 minute initial phone conversation. You can reach me by phone or e-mail and I look forward to working together.
Call or Email Karen E Sherwood for a free phone consultation now - (240) 435-4354


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: University of Maryland
  • Year Graduated: 2001
  • License No. and State: 12137 Maryland


  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: IPI / Psychodynamic/Object Relations
  • Certificate Date: 2007
  • Certificate: WSP / Supervision Training
  • Certificate Date: 2012


  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Transitions
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychoanalytic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2016
Karen E Sherwood, MSW, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gaithersburg

Karen E Sherwood

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C