Robyn S. Zeiger
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, LPC Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20903
Offers online therapy
For the past 4 decades plus, I have specialized in LGBTQ issues. I currently focus on gender identity issues and assist my transgender clients with navigating their often challenging journeys. As an "out" cisgender lesbian practitioner, I strive to help my LGBTQ clients travel from a place of shame to pride. Much of our work centers on self- esteem and the ways in which homophobia and transphobia impact so many areas of our lives-including family, career, and our intimate relationships. I love animals and also do veterinary counseling and consulting. My style is interactive and casual. I highly value your confidentiality.
(301) 825-5154
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Silver Spring, MD 20903
Offers online therapy
For the past 4 decades plus, I have specialized in LGBTQ issues. I currently focus on gender identity issues and assist my transgender clients with navigating their often challenging journeys. As an "out" cisgender lesbian practitioner, I strive to help my LGBTQ clients travel from a place of shame to pride. Much of our work centers on self- esteem and the ways in which homophobia and transphobia impact so many areas of our lives-including family, career, and our intimate relationships. I love animals and also do veterinary counseling and consulting. My style is interactive and casual. I highly value your confidentiality.
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Jen Hackler, LCSW, SEP
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, SEP Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
I specialize in grief and loss, traumatic death (homicide, suicide and child loss), addictions, alcoholism and 12 step recovery, gay and lesbian relationships, self-esteem, depression and anxiety.
In a non-judgemental, respectful atmosphere I accompany people along their journey to living richer, more meaningful life. I encourage people to broaden their awareness into their thoughts, feelings, reactions and behaviors to identify strengths and whats working and challenges and how they are getting in the way. Recognizing the the mind-body-spirit connection, understanding healthy and antiquated defenses and increasing capacity for feeling a greater range of emotions at a deeper level is an important focus of the psychotherapy process. Identifying feelings, understanding reactions and learning better, more effective means of communicating with others is integral as well.
(301) 684-8137
Verified

Silver Spring, MD 20910
I specialize in grief and loss, traumatic death (homicide, suicide and child loss), addictions, alcoholism and 12 step recovery, gay and lesbian relationships, self-esteem, depression and anxiety.
In a non-judgemental, respectful atmosphere I accompany people along their journey to living richer, more meaningful life. I encourage people to broaden their awareness into their thoughts, feelings, reactions and behaviors to identify strengths and whats working and challenges and how they are getting in the way. Recognizing the the mind-body-spirit connection, understanding healthy and antiquated defenses and increasing capacity for feeling a greater range of emotions at a deeper level is an important focus of the psychotherapy process. Identifying feelings, understanding reactions and learning better, more effective means of communicating with others is integral as well.
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Maurine K Kelly
Psychologist, PhD, FIPA Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Offers online therapy
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.
(240) 242-9949
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Silver Spring, MD 20902
Offers online therapy
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.
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Karen Gail Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, MSW Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
My areas of specialty include: relationship problems; divorce, ADHD in children and adults and the effect on families; single women; sexual abuse; gender issues in relationships; pre-marital; parenting; remarried/stepfamilies; lesbian and gays, sex therapy;.
Most people can solve their own problems -- unless there is something they are not aware of that is in the way. I help couples, families, children, and individuals figure out what is in the way. In addition to my general practice, I specialize in adult sibling relationships, mid-life issues for women and for men.
(513) 593-9968
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
My areas of specialty include: relationship problems; divorce, ADHD in children and adults and the effect on families; single women; sexual abuse; gender issues in relationships; pre-marital; parenting; remarried/stepfamilies; lesbian and gays, sex therapy;.
Most people can solve their own problems -- unless there is something they are not aware of that is in the way. I help couples, families, children, and individuals figure out what is in the way. In addition to my general practice, I specialize in adult sibling relationships, mid-life issues for women and for men.
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Lisa Sherper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
My primary focus is on helping couples and individuals with sexual issues. In working with couples, I find dissatisfaction with partnered sex is often linked to deeper relationship difficulties and the two can be intertwined. In other instances, the therapeutic focus is primarily on enhancing technique and increasing desire rather than improving the relationship. I also work individually with women to eliminate barriers to sexual wellness and increase acceptance. I enjoy working with gay, lesbian, and heterosexual clients and have respect for sexual fluidity and variance in erotic interest.
(240) 650-8566
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
My primary focus is on helping couples and individuals with sexual issues. In working with couples, I find dissatisfaction with partnered sex is often linked to deeper relationship difficulties and the two can be intertwined. In other instances, the therapeutic focus is primarily on enhancing technique and increasing desire rather than improving the relationship. I also work individually with women to eliminate barriers to sexual wellness and increase acceptance. I enjoy working with gay, lesbian, and heterosexual clients and have respect for sexual fluidity and variance in erotic interest.
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Pride Therapy DC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Office is near:
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Not accepting new clients
More than your Therapist -Your Biographer-- In sharing your story- you can get Perspective , Power and Peace. LGBTQ- Supportive Therapy-providing a empathetic ear and concrete solutions. Whether your struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues- or not being in one -you don't have to do it alone. Has your kid or spouse come out as Transgender, Lesbian Bisexual or Gay , HIV+ and have questions I have helped many others like you and have trained thousands of Healthcare Providers on how to be more clinically competent and sensitive in their care. Lets do the work together!
(202) 899-8456
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Office is near:
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Not accepting new clients
More than your Therapist -Your Biographer-- In sharing your story- you can get Perspective , Power and Peace. LGBTQ- Supportive Therapy-providing a empathetic ear and concrete solutions. Whether your struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues- or not being in one -you don't have to do it alone. Has your kid or spouse come out as Transgender, Lesbian Bisexual or Gay , HIV+ and have questions I have helped many others like you and have trained thousands of Healthcare Providers on how to be more clinically competent and sensitive in their care. Lets do the work together!
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Melvin Cauthen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C Verified
Office is near:
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Not accepting new clients
My scope of work includes but is not limited to; depression, anxiety, gay and lesbian issues, relationship concerns, and conflict resolution.
I am a licensed clinical social worker in private practice licensed in the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland. I work with individuals and couples to address their concerns and strengthen their relationships. My practice is focused on motivated, interactive communication. I will work with you to achieve the solutions to the problems that are weighing you down and keeping you from being the person that you want to be. Together, we will develop a plan for change, growth and acceptance.
(202) 499-7607
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Office is near:
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Not accepting new clients
My scope of work includes but is not limited to; depression, anxiety, gay and lesbian issues, relationship concerns, and conflict resolution.
I am a licensed clinical social worker in private practice licensed in the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland. I work with individuals and couples to address their concerns and strengthen their relationships. My practice is focused on motivated, interactive communication. I will work with you to achieve the solutions to the problems that are weighing you down and keeping you from being the person that you want to be. Together, we will develop a plan for change, growth and acceptance.
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Tamara J. Galinsky
Art Therapist, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, LCPAT Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
I come to art therapy with a commitment to helping others on their personal journeys of self-exploration and understanding, particularly with regard for gender and sexual identity. I am passionate about providing a safe, supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere in which to examine issues related to relationships, intimacy, sexual function, and sexual fantasy & desire. I have extensive experience working with people of all genders and sexualities, and clients who are in polyamorous, swinger, and/or kink-based relationships are welcome. I possess a lifelong passion for art and a desire to help people access new and different parts of themselves.
(202) 803-8406
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
I come to art therapy with a commitment to helping others on their personal journeys of self-exploration and understanding, particularly with regard for gender and sexual identity. I am passionate about providing a safe, supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere in which to examine issues related to relationships, intimacy, sexual function, and sexual fantasy & desire. I have extensive experience working with people of all genders and sexualities, and clients who are in polyamorous, swinger, and/or kink-based relationships are welcome. I possess a lifelong passion for art and a desire to help people access new and different parts of themselves.
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Lorraine Biros
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
I have a laid-back style and focus on creating safe space. My approach is pretty eclectic. Although my primary work is with the LGBTQ community--I have a strong LGBT and social justice background--it is not exclusive. I enjoy working with people willing to push their boundaries and learn about themselves. I also enjoy working with people exploring all kinds of creativity. I focus on what you see as your strengths. Building on those strengths makes the most sense to me when working with you.
(301) 747-1973
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
I have a laid-back style and focus on creating safe space. My approach is pretty eclectic. Although my primary work is with the LGBTQ community--I have a strong LGBT and social justice background--it is not exclusive. I enjoy working with people willing to push their boundaries and learn about themselves. I also enjoy working with people exploring all kinds of creativity. I focus on what you see as your strengths. Building on those strengths makes the most sense to me when working with you.
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Thomas J Coughlin
Counselor, LCPC, NCC Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes creating or maintaining a happy, satisfying life requires help. As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I will listen and engage you in ways that support a life of balance, healing & growth as you move toward a better and more authentic you. Though my practice is not limited to work with the LGBTQ population, I have years of experience working with this community especially trans/gender expansive/non binary individuals. I am credentialed through the WPATH GEI certification program. More info: https://www.wpath.org/about-gei
(202) 738-5456
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes creating or maintaining a happy, satisfying life requires help. As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I will listen and engage you in ways that support a life of balance, healing & growth as you move toward a better and more authentic you. Though my practice is not limited to work with the LGBTQ population, I have years of experience working with this community especially trans/gender expansive/non binary individuals. I am credentialed through the WPATH GEI certification program. More info: https://www.wpath.org/about-gei
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Achieving Joy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW Verified
Office is near:
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Offers online therapy
Achieving Joy's counseling boutique is created to improve the emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness of the LGBTQ community. Our counselor's are diverse, licensed and are active participants within the community. We provide a safe space for individuals and couples to explore monogamous and non-monogamous relationships, complete pre-marital counseling, and create action steps to reach your life goals. We also provide group counseling, workshops, and annual conferences. Our purpose is to help you create a plan of action to achieve your joy.
(301) 691-3874
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Office is near:
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Offers online therapy
Achieving Joy's counseling boutique is created to improve the emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness of the LGBTQ community. Our counselor's are diverse, licensed and are active participants within the community. We provide a safe space for individuals and couples to explore monogamous and non-monogamous relationships, complete pre-marital counseling, and create action steps to reach your life goals. We also provide group counseling, workshops, and annual conferences. Our purpose is to help you create a plan of action to achieve your joy.
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Natalie L Maiden
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, EdD, LCPC Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Offers online therapy
You are experiencing anxiety, depression, complicated grieving, or trauma recovery, often amid life's transitions. You may be in the LGBTQ+, grieving, cancer, or chronic illness communities. You are transitioning from college to the working world and considering marriage, coping with the loss of a spouse through divorce or death, loss of your job, or have children leaving your nest with parents struggling to age well. You may be transitioning from the working world to retirement and wondering if you have made meaningful contributions. You are ready to examine yourself authentically building a less chaotic life through psychotherapy.
(240) 376-2414
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Silver Spring, MD 20904
Offers online therapy
You are experiencing anxiety, depression, complicated grieving, or trauma recovery, often amid life's transitions. You may be in the LGBTQ+, grieving, cancer, or chronic illness communities. You are transitioning from college to the working world and considering marriage, coping with the loss of a spouse through divorce or death, loss of your job, or have children leaving your nest with parents struggling to age well. You may be transitioning from the working world to retirement and wondering if you have made meaningful contributions. You are ready to examine yourself authentically building a less chaotic life through psychotherapy.
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Darby Integrative Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LCADAS Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
*Currently accepting new clients at Darby Integrative Counseling, LLC, and we are offering in-person and/or video sessions to accommodate your needs during the COVID crisis.* We welcome you to the next courageous step on your journey walking through life's challenges. Are you struggling with fear, grief, sadness, anxiety, or stress? Have anger, shame or guilt been preventing you from the joys of life? Do your relationships at home or work feel strained? Let us awaken your best self and find solutions for the problems you face on your path to wellness.
(301) 945-7306
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
*Currently accepting new clients at Darby Integrative Counseling, LLC, and we are offering in-person and/or video sessions to accommodate your needs during the COVID crisis.* We welcome you to the next courageous step on your journey walking through life's challenges. Are you struggling with fear, grief, sadness, anxiety, or stress? Have anger, shame or guilt been preventing you from the joys of life? Do your relationships at home or work feel strained? Let us awaken your best self and find solutions for the problems you face on your path to wellness.
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Cara Miller
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
I believe every person has the innate ability to heal and grow. I believe that we can best do so when accompanied compassionately along our journeys. Through increasing self-awareness, cultivating our inner and external resources, and understanding the interconnected influences of mind and body in our daily lives, we can transform through painful times and arrive into greater and deeper capacity for relationships to ourselves and with others. I specialize in working with adults through trauma healing, grief and loss (including that of beloved animals), LGBTQIA+ identities and relationships, depression/anxiety, and life transitions.
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
I believe every person has the innate ability to heal and grow. I believe that we can best do so when accompanied compassionately along our journeys. Through increasing self-awareness, cultivating our inner and external resources, and understanding the interconnected influences of mind and body in our daily lives, we can transform through painful times and arrive into greater and deeper capacity for relationships to ourselves and with others. I specialize in working with adults through trauma healing, grief and loss (including that of beloved animals), LGBTQIA+ identities and relationships, depression/anxiety, and life transitions.
Noelle L Benach
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Office is near:
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Offers online therapy
Therapy is not a one-size-fits-all approach. I aim to provide my clients with a customized approach fit to their unique & modern needs. I offer my clients empathy, support and transparency. I am passionate about working with couples/co-habitators, queer folks, college & masters level students, creatives, parents, fellow mental health providers, and professional caretakers like teachers, nurses, nannies. I work with adults in their 20's, 30's, 40's & beyond as they juggle the stress and demands of modern life such as transitions, marginalization & more.
(410) 657-6620
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Office is near:
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Offers online therapy
Therapy is not a one-size-fits-all approach. I aim to provide my clients with a customized approach fit to their unique & modern needs. I offer my clients empathy, support and transparency. I am passionate about working with couples/co-habitators, queer folks, college & masters level students, creatives, parents, fellow mental health providers, and professional caretakers like teachers, nurses, nannies. I work with adults in their 20's, 30's, 40's & beyond as they juggle the stress and demands of modern life such as transitions, marginalization & more.
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Lisa Moscatiello
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Not accepting new clients
I believe that people enter psychotherapy because the ways in which they have been managing their pain are no longer working, they have become disconnected from their true sense of self, and no longer feel authentic. My goal as a therapist is to help you to claim a deeper level of self-understanding, genuine intimacy with others, and a sense of purpose and agency in life. Change can be difficult simply because we fear the unknown. A relationship with a therapist can provide a place of acceptance and safety from which to explore new ways of thinking and behaving.
(301) 246-8812
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Office is near:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Not accepting new clients
I believe that people enter psychotherapy because the ways in which they have been managing their pain are no longer working, they have become disconnected from their true sense of self, and no longer feel authentic. My goal as a therapist is to help you to claim a deeper level of self-understanding, genuine intimacy with others, and a sense of purpose and agency in life. Change can be difficult simply because we fear the unknown. A relationship with a therapist can provide a place of acceptance and safety from which to explore new ways of thinking and behaving.
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Julie Ceigler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C Verified
Office is near:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
When was the last time you felt truly heard? Life can feel as though you're stuck in a maze without a map or sense of purpose. You may feel broken, alone, or depressed- but you're not. I've successfully helped clients work through life's challenges, learn effective coping skills, and view the present and future in a realistic, positive light. I've also helped clients with chronic illness maximize their quality of life and reach their goals, such as returning to work or school, or being a better parent or spouse. We'll set up a plan that meets your current needs, then empower you to reach your goals- together.
(202) 221-4084
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Office is near:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
When was the last time you felt truly heard? Life can feel as though you're stuck in a maze without a map or sense of purpose. You may feel broken, alone, or depressed- but you're not. I've successfully helped clients work through life's challenges, learn effective coping skills, and view the present and future in a realistic, positive light. I've also helped clients with chronic illness maximize their quality of life and reach their goals, such as returning to work or school, or being a better parent or spouse. We'll set up a plan that meets your current needs, then empower you to reach your goals- together.
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Andrea Goddard
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
Dr. Andrea Goddard, the Clinical Director of the Center for Family and Behavioral Health (CBFH), devoted her career to providing psychological services to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples with a wide range of mental health and family relationship concerns. Dr. Goddard’s specialties include anxiety, ADHD, adjustment challenges, anger/aggression, bipolar disorder, depression, disruptive behavior, gender identity/questioning, noncompliance, OCD, tics, Tourette's, trauma, and family and couple relationship difficulties. Her approach is collaborative and she views clients as equal partners in the treatment process.
(443) 212-5077
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Office is near:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
Dr. Andrea Goddard, the Clinical Director of the Center for Family and Behavioral Health (CBFH), devoted her career to providing psychological services to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples with a wide range of mental health and family relationship concerns. Dr. Goddard’s specialties include anxiety, ADHD, adjustment challenges, anger/aggression, bipolar disorder, depression, disruptive behavior, gender identity/questioning, noncompliance, OCD, tics, Tourette's, trauma, and family and couple relationship difficulties. Her approach is collaborative and she views clients as equal partners in the treatment process.
Sherry Samuels
Hosts group in:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
Have you ever felt disconnected…from yourself? If the answer is "Yes", you are in the right place! No matter your age or where you are in life, experiencing feelings of frustration, overwhelm, fear, etc. can come up and take residence, leaving us feeling disconnected from the best of who we are. When this happens, it can feel impossible to find a sense of peace, trust yourself or even communicate with ease. But there IS hope! Are you ready to create a connection to self that is both purpose-driven and sustainable? Let’s talk about it!
(301) 637-8416
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Hosts group in:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
Have you ever felt disconnected…from yourself? If the answer is "Yes", you are in the right place! No matter your age or where you are in life, experiencing feelings of frustration, overwhelm, fear, etc. can come up and take residence, leaving us feeling disconnected from the best of who we are. When this happens, it can feel impossible to find a sense of peace, trust yourself or even communicate with ease. But there IS hope! Are you ready to create a connection to self that is both purpose-driven and sustainable? Let’s talk about it!
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Carly Garrett Schreiner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
My core belief in therapeutic practice is that everyone has inherent value and strength, that with the right support, can be harnessed to create positive changes and meaningful growth. Offering a safe place where self-exploration, processing, and healing can be done, I will help you to build insight, resilience through healthy coping skills, and empowerment in reaching your therapeutic goals.
(240) 202-3939
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
My core belief in therapeutic practice is that everyone has inherent value and strength, that with the right support, can be harnessed to create positive changes and meaningful growth. Offering a safe place where self-exploration, processing, and healing can be done, I will help you to build insight, resilience through healthy coping skills, and empowerment in reaching your therapeutic goals.

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