Therapists in Bethesda, MD

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Matthew Burgess Leary
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Many people experience uncertainty and anxiety about consulting a therapist. I believe it shows courage to seek out psychotherapy. You may be struggling with serious emotional issues, deep personal crises, relationship distress, or a sense of distance with your child or adolescent. You may simply feel that something is "off" in your life. Many people I work with simply want to get more from their lives - more joy, more connection, more serenity and more general well-being. To help you reach your goals, I collaborate with you to create a therapy environment that is warm, safe, supportive, challenging when needed, and authentic.
(240) 221-5449 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
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Margaret Laracy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I work with adults and adolescents with a variety of struggles and difficulties including relationship problems, depression, anxiety, trauma, and loss. I think about treating whole people rather than diagnoses or problems. And, because each person is unique, I believe that close and careful listening is vital as I try to understand each person who comes to see me. I create secure and collaborative relationships in which my patients and I can be curious together and work on understanding and shifting patterns of thinking, feeling, and relating that may cause symptoms and interfere with living fully and freely.
(301) 259-3697 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Not accepting new clients
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Shanae M Payne
Licensed Professional Counselor, LGPC
Verified
Are you having difficulty with anxiety, depression, or keeping your emotions in check? I am a licensed graduate professional counselor (LGPC) with a graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In therapy, you can expect to develop practical tools that help you better manage stress and practical guidance that can help you stay in balance. We will build on your strengths to meet your needs and your goals. Drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based techniques, you can develop tools that you can start applying right away in your everyday life as you work towards your goals.
(301) 684-6927 
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Offers online therapy
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Ellen M Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Covid-19 has changed our world. Coping with working from home while supervising distance learning and parenting consumes us with worry. We're unprepared and tired of this state of constant chaos. So many interruptions, demands, Zoom meetings, and lack of motivation make you irritable, edgy and exhausted. Your patience is long gone. You worry about kids' mental health. Spinning thoughts about finances, family, and loss of connection immobilize you. You don’t have to feel stressed and overwhelmed all the time. Trying to get vaccinated? Now - mask or no mask? I "get" you. If you live in MD or DE, we can meet by Teletherapy. Don't wait!
(301) 852-6151 
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Offers online therapy
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Stewart A Zelman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Clients (individuals or couples) in need of help with relationship issues, self-esteem concerns, depression, anxiety, and motivation will benefit from my approach. I've developed specific treatment modalities which create goal achievement in a solution focused atmosphere. With the future in sight, we work together to make your dreams reality.
(301) 485-6914 
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Offers online therapy
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Nicole Grocki
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LCMFT
Verified
Hello, I'm Nicole Grocki, Licensed Clinical Therapist and Perinatal Specialist. My private practice is designated solely for new and expectant mothers who are struggling with postpartum depression or anxiety and/or who are struggling with the transition to becoming a parent. I have a deep compassion for all mothers and the challenges motherhood brings. I provide screening and treatment for Postpartum Depression and/or related Perinatal Mood Disorders. Through the therapeutic process, mothers gain a sense of well being and return to feeling like themselves again.
(202) 851-9077 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Janet Dante
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Everyone feels anxious, or depressed sometimes. We turn to psychotherapy when we are feeling bad too much of the time. Maybe relationships aren't working, or you are dealing with loss. Maybe you haven't achieved what you wanted, or there are things about yourself you want to change. You want it to be different, but it hasn't happened yet. Therapy helps change the things that keep you from getting what you need, and being who you want to be. I work with adults, both individuals and couples.
(301) 652-5507 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Not accepting new clients
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Amy F Scott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Looking back on 30 years in practice, I see a composite client losing inhibitions and conflicts interfering with having a satisfying work and personal life. Central issues are often connected to wanting to feel more whole and happy and to separate from while staying connected to family. Finding, keeping, or leaving a relationship or job are usually part of the work. Together, we explore and unravel emotional knots. New behaviors and skills are developed and used and by providing a warm, safe environment, the client changes, grows and thrives. Note: I am not taking new appointments for ongoing therapy. Consults are available for stepmothers/stepcouples.
(240) 428-2898 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
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Anne M Cosimano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
In my work as a therapist for the past 25+ years I have witnessed the incredible strength and resilience in people despite life's hardships, losses and traumas. I work with adults, teens and tweens to deal with life's challenges such as relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, adoption,parenting, and divorce. As people gain deeper understanding of themselves and their behaviors , they are often able to make changes to improve their self esteem, strengthen their relationships, cope with life's ups and downs,and achieve deeper satisfaction in their lives.
(301) 850-2432 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Serenity Psychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Our mission at Serenity Psychological Services is to provide superior quality care through warm and compassionate experiences. Seeking help can be difficult and overwhelming. Our goal is to help you feel safe and understood while on your journey to finding peace and resolution. You will feel supported and connected while working with our highly trained and empathetic therapists. The relationship between you and your therapist is unique and essential to experiencing benefit from the treatment process. Working together through a strong alliance allows for greater insight, understanding, and ultimately improved overall well-being.
(301) 215-3358 
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Offers online therapy
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Chris Lee
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified
When you feel paralyzed in the face of an impossible situation, it can seem like nothing will ever get better. Often the hardest part of overcoming a challenge is knowing where to start. As a counselor, my focus is on helping you to identify and achieve your goals. Whether your distress is related to anxiety, your mood, or recent transitions, I will work with you to better understand the ways in which you interact with the world, learn new coping strategies, and improve your relationships with the important people in your life. Change is hard but worth the effort!
(973) 963-9450 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Julie Derby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
My practice focuses on treating adolescents and young adults suffering with anxiety, depression, body image and low self-esteem. I help individuals, couples, families and groups identify problems and concerns, develop insight, understanding, and compassion for themselves and others. I want each client to recognize their own strengths and the positive aspects of their lives, while developing new coping skills and discovering new ways to lead a rewarding and satisfying life. I incorporate multiple techniques and theories with a focus on DBT. I provide a supportive environment where each patient can explore their feelings in a secure and safe environment.
(240) 428-2957 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Maureen McElroy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LCMFT
Verified
Life may be harder than you expected. You may feel stressed, depressed, or anxious. You may be struggling with a decision. Relationships with your family are complex. You may want to improve communication with your partner. Parenting is tough. You may have suffered a loss, & you don't know why it still affects you. You may have put a dream on hold while you attended to family matters, & now you wonder if you are still capable of fulfilling that dream. You may feel you have been given gifts, but you aren't using them to their full potential.
(301) 683-5751 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Pat Webbink
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
With 50 years experience, a Duke U. Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, I am an empathic results-oriented therapeutic partner, . My specialties: relationships, anxiety, depression, stress reduction, intimacy, trauma & abuse. I work with adults, adolescents, & children in individual, couple, family & group therapy. I counsel in Spanish, French & Japanese. I've authored 4 books on intimacy & relationships & hold regular zooms on Mindfulness, Centering & Relationship workshops w/ guided imagery & music. Serving MD, D.C. & VA, anywhere online. My associates accept most insurance plans. My podcasts are also available at patwebbink.bandcamp.com
(240) 435-4843 
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Bethesda, MD 20816
Offers online therapy
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Sabrina Cermeno
Marriage & Family Therapist, LGMFT
Verified
Hello! I am Sabrina, a DC native, and come from a large immigrant Peruvian household. I believe therapy is a helpful space to deepen one’s understanding of themselves and others. It is also a space for growth and healing from our past experiences that have shaped us and our worldview. My role is to use a collaborative, non-judgmental, and supportive approach in therapy to meet my clients’ individual needs. My goal is to provide a safe, warm, and nurturing environment with a foundation of trust and empathy to facilitate difficult discussions. My hope is for you to feel heard and empowered because you are the expert in your life!
 
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Offers online therapy
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Harmony Holistic
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd
Verified
Harmony Holistic is an integrative wellness center which provides individuals, couples, and families with an environment focused on holistic health, community, and healing. Our mission is to create a healing environment that considers all aspects of a person’s well being. We strive to be inclusive and welcoming of all individuals regardless of their race, culture, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We try to live up to the promise that each person has within them something great.
(240) 329-0562 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
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DBT Maryland LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
At DBT Maryland, we believe that in order to grow and make changes in their lives, people need validation, support and practical skills. We strive to provide empathic, accepting and productive therapeutic relationships so you can feel safe while moving toward your goals. Each person's situation is unique and our therapy approach will be designed to meet your individual needs. Many of our clients suffer from problems of emotional dysregulation (borderline personality, PTSD, depression, anxiety & bipolar) most effectively addressed by a comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program.
(240) 301-1474 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
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Heather McMullen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MT-BC
Verified
Managing the stresses and expectations of adolescence and launching into adulthood is confusing, overwhelming and just hard. Sometimes we just need someone to listen but maybe we need some new ways of balancing it all and figuring it out. Navigating the daily social interactions and managing our own emotions is no easy feat. It is my passion to collaborate with and empower others to survive and thrive. Finding a way to be manage the details and be confident in your career and job experience, creative outlets, and social life can really happen.
(443) 602-9303 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
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Erin Martin Berman
Psychologist, MS, PhD
Verified
I work collaboratively with the client to help alleviate and manage stress and anxiety. I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults. Anxiety, sadness and stress are very common emotions that we all experience. I create a comforting and constructive environment to help alleviate these feelings. I enjoy working with individuals who are confronting stressful and anxious times.
(301) 660-2233 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
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Jim McGreevey
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
I believe that the behaviors and thought patterns that are identified as symptoms were usually adopted or developed in an effort to solve some problem or serve some purpose. Unfortunately, all too often they have either outlived their usefulness or carry consequences that render them ineffective or harmful.
(301) 857-5201 
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Bethesda, MD 20814


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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Bethesda are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Bethesda then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Bethesda, or Child Psychologists in Bethesda.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Bethesda psychologists specializing in EMDR.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Bethesda specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.