Therapists in Chevy Chase, MD

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Lori Klein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
It isn't always easy to work through life's challenges and find appropriate support. My goal is to create a safe and supportive space for those who want to work toward positive change and personal growth. My style is collaborative, straightforward and goal-oriented. I am an active listener and offer insight into clients' choices, patterns of behavior/thoughts, and persistent struggles. I hope to guide my clients toward greater self-awareness in the therapy room and beyond to their day-to-day lives. I use talk therapy, CBT and coaching in my work with individuals and groups.
It isn't always easy to work through life's challenges and find appropriate support. My goal is to create a safe and supportive space for those who want to work toward positive change and personal growth. My style is collaborative, straightforward and goal-oriented. I am an active listener and offer insight into clients' choices, patterns of behavior/thoughts, and persistent struggles. I hope to guide my clients toward greater self-awareness in the therapy room and beyond to their day-to-day lives. I use talk therapy, CBT and coaching in my work with individuals and groups.
(301) 679-7440 View (301) 679-7440
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Lisa Drexler
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Everyone experiences difficult times in their lives. If you are feeling overwhelmed, stuck, depressed, anxious, or stressed, therapy can help you to find a positive way forward. Reaching out for help is a sign of strength. My approach to therapy is informed by over 20 years of clinical experience. I offer a warm and focused setting for discussing the emotional or behavioral patterns that are keeping you from living a happier life. I take a highly personalized approach tailored to your needs. With compassion and understanding, I will work with you to help build on your strengths and develop new emotional and behavioral skills.
Everyone experiences difficult times in their lives. If you are feeling overwhelmed, stuck, depressed, anxious, or stressed, therapy can help you to find a positive way forward. Reaching out for help is a sign of strength. My approach to therapy is informed by over 20 years of clinical experience. I offer a warm and focused setting for discussing the emotional or behavioral patterns that are keeping you from living a happier life. I take a highly personalized approach tailored to your needs. With compassion and understanding, I will work with you to help build on your strengths and develop new emotional and behavioral skills.
(240) 435-4546 View (240) 435-4546
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Jessica Samson, Psyd, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Hello, I am a licensed psychologist in a private practice setting who uses empirically- grounded treatment modalities to provide individual therapy to children, adolescents and young adults. I conduct cognitive-behavioral interventions for a range of anxiety disorders including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, OCD, and Specific Phobias. Additionally, I use a behavioral approach in my work with clients who present with Tic Disorders or Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors.
Hello, I am a licensed psychologist in a private practice setting who uses empirically- grounded treatment modalities to provide individual therapy to children, adolescents and young adults. I conduct cognitive-behavioral interventions for a range of anxiety disorders including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, OCD, and Specific Phobias. Additionally, I use a behavioral approach in my work with clients who present with Tic Disorders or Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors.
(240) 713-5475 View (240) 713-5475
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Julsey Capon Roach
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
My greatest passion in life is helping children, adolescents, and young adults navigate their own therapeutic journey. As a neurodiversity affirming therapist, I focus less on problematic behaviors and more on identifying unmet needs and lagging skills. I am strong believer that children are not intentionally giving their parents/teachers/caregivers a hard time, but rather they are having a hard time. As Dr. Ross Green states, "kids do well if they can."
My greatest passion in life is helping children, adolescents, and young adults navigate their own therapeutic journey. As a neurodiversity affirming therapist, I focus less on problematic behaviors and more on identifying unmet needs and lagging skills. I am strong believer that children are not intentionally giving their parents/teachers/caregivers a hard time, but rather they are having a hard time. As Dr. Ross Green states, "kids do well if they can."
(301) 799-3753 View (301) 799-3753
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Kenneth Bussi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Kenneth Bussi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maryland with more than 25 years of experience. He earned a Master in Clinical Social Work from the University of Maryland.
Kenneth Bussi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maryland with more than 25 years of experience. He earned a Master in Clinical Social Work from the University of Maryland.
(240) 376-2211 View (240) 376-2211
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Bruce Steven Pomerantz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Do you feel like you've lost control over your teenager? Want to regain your power as a parent? Want to relate better to your teen? Want your teen to be more successful? I specialize in treating teens who are not performing up to their potential in school or at home. I work closely with parents to improve the parent-child relationship, discipline more effectively, and allow the student to become more independent, responsible and productive over time. Additionally, I help adults overcome depression and anxiety, deal with stress, and gain a sense of control over their lives.
Do you feel like you've lost control over your teenager? Want to regain your power as a parent? Want to relate better to your teen? Want your teen to be more successful? I specialize in treating teens who are not performing up to their potential in school or at home. I work closely with parents to improve the parent-child relationship, discipline more effectively, and allow the student to become more independent, responsible and productive over time. Additionally, I help adults overcome depression and anxiety, deal with stress, and gain a sense of control over their lives.
(301) 278-8632 View (301) 278-8632
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Anne J Adelman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
I am a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Chevy Chase, MD. Over the past 20 years I have been successfully helping adults, adolescents and children move through difficult moments and transitions in their lives. I work closely with each of my clients to understand their unique experience and collaborate with them in discovering a pathway through hard times towards a more fulfilling and positive future.
I am a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Chevy Chase, MD. Over the past 20 years I have been successfully helping adults, adolescents and children move through difficult moments and transitions in their lives. I work closely with each of my clients to understand their unique experience and collaborate with them in discovering a pathway through hard times towards a more fulfilling and positive future.
(301) 710-6368 View (301) 710-6368
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Verified Verified
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(240) 730-3721 View (240) 730-3721
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Eleonor Cabrera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Eleonor Cabrera, LMSW Eleonor Cabrera is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Maryland who has been practicing since 2022. She has a Bachelor of Science in Criminology with a minor in Sociology from University of Maryland Eastern Shore and a Master of Social Work from Morgan State University. Eleonor provides a client-centered, trauma-informed approach where clients are the experts when it comes to themselves. They should be permitted to take the lead with an understanding that we all experience different types of traumas that they are allowed to share, heal, and move on from.
Eleonor Cabrera, LMSW Eleonor Cabrera is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Maryland who has been practicing since 2022. She has a Bachelor of Science in Criminology with a minor in Sociology from University of Maryland Eastern Shore and a Master of Social Work from Morgan State University. Eleonor provides a client-centered, trauma-informed approach where clients are the experts when it comes to themselves. They should be permitted to take the lead with an understanding that we all experience different types of traumas that they are allowed to share, heal, and move on from.
(240) 913-6501 View (240) 913-6501
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John D. Kotler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
At some point in their lives, many people experience anxiety and depression as well as major life transitions, trauma, grief, and self-esteem issues. Finding a therapist who is right for you is a crucial step toward addressing ongoing concerns and creating a more fulfilling life. This journey can be both challenging and rewarding.
At some point in their lives, many people experience anxiety and depression as well as major life transitions, trauma, grief, and self-esteem issues. Finding a therapist who is right for you is a crucial step toward addressing ongoing concerns and creating a more fulfilling life. This journey can be both challenging and rewarding.
(301) 450-5735 View (301) 450-5735
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Laura Place
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chevy Chase, MD 20815  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You've been on a journey just to figure out who you are and even though some of the pieces have come together, you could use a hand figuring out what to do with those pieces. Or you know just who you are and what you want for your life, but you can't seem to figure out how to manage the day to day challenges of adulting that everyone else seems to breeze through. You know you want and need a change, but you're not sure how to get there-and you've gotten pretty discouraged when you try without getting the results you need. I'm here to be a skilled and experienced guide to help you along any and all of those journeys.
You've been on a journey just to figure out who you are and even though some of the pieces have come together, you could use a hand figuring out what to do with those pieces. Or you know just who you are and what you want for your life, but you can't seem to figure out how to manage the day to day challenges of adulting that everyone else seems to breeze through. You know you want and need a change, but you're not sure how to get there-and you've gotten pretty discouraged when you try without getting the results you need. I'm here to be a skilled and experienced guide to help you along any and all of those journeys.
(240) 202-3058 View (240) 202-3058
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Sheila Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
If you have concerns, worries or anxieties or feel overwhelmed sometimes, we can look at these together and work toward resolution in a relationship of trust, empathy, insight and honesty. I search for each person's strengths to enable them to have more control over their life. Most people have difficulty in relationships..........with friends, family members, or individuals in their work setting. We work together on improving communication to empower you to be more successful.
If you have concerns, worries or anxieties or feel overwhelmed sometimes, we can look at these together and work toward resolution in a relationship of trust, empathy, insight and honesty. I search for each person's strengths to enable them to have more control over their life. Most people have difficulty in relationships..........with friends, family members, or individuals in their work setting. We work together on improving communication to empower you to be more successful.
(301) 321-7269 View (301) 321-7269
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Caroline H Sparks
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Specialty is treating people with anciety and phobias. Will meet clients ourside the office or will go with them to practice. Behavioral approach in which clients gradually expose themselves to situations of fear but never beyond a level they cannot tolerate.
Specialty is treating people with anciety and phobias. Will meet clients ourside the office or will go with them to practice. Behavioral approach in which clients gradually expose themselves to situations of fear but never beyond a level they cannot tolerate.
(301) 381-2534 View (301) 381-2534
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Paulette Hurwitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
There are many reasons why people come to therapy,including depression,anxiety,relationship issues, and transitions in life.For your therapy,I will create an atmosphere of trust and caring,We will focus on your present difficulties and learn from your past.I will help you understand the nature of your difficulties,look with you at your individual resources,and work with you in setting realistic priorities for change.
There are many reasons why people come to therapy,including depression,anxiety,relationship issues, and transitions in life.For your therapy,I will create an atmosphere of trust and caring,We will focus on your present difficulties and learn from your past.I will help you understand the nature of your difficulties,look with you at your individual resources,and work with you in setting realistic priorities for change.
(301) 812-4471 View (301) 812-4471
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Parviz Steeds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
I believe that psychotherapy is very useful in connecting deeply with oneself and subsequently with others. Anxiety and depression are often related to faulty coping mechanisms developed in childhood that lead to painful relationships. Being happy in work and love are the pillars of a rewarding and fulfilled life and therapy makes this possible.
I believe that psychotherapy is very useful in connecting deeply with oneself and subsequently with others. Anxiety and depression are often related to faulty coping mechanisms developed in childhood that lead to painful relationships. Being happy in work and love are the pillars of a rewarding and fulfilled life and therapy makes this possible.
(301) 852-5242 View (301) 852-5242
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Maryann C VandeLoo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
I am an experienced clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst working with people for over 30 years in individual psychotherapy, couple therapy, family therapy, and psychoanalysis. I enjoy working together with clients to help them better understand themselves - and their emotional pain - to heal, grow, develop and enjoy their personal relationships, and individual capabilities at work.
I am an experienced clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst working with people for over 30 years in individual psychotherapy, couple therapy, family therapy, and psychoanalysis. I enjoy working together with clients to help them better understand themselves - and their emotional pain - to heal, grow, develop and enjoy their personal relationships, and individual capabilities at work.
(301) 657-4455 View (301) 657-4455
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Edwin G Sharp
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chevy Chase, MD 20825  (Online Only)
When my son was 6 years old he told me that he did not want to play baseball but instead wanted to play soccer. I told him that was fine, but because I knew little about it, it might be harder for me to help coach him. He said to me, "That's alright dad, I'll teach you about soccer then you can teach me back."
When my son was 6 years old he told me that he did not want to play baseball but instead wanted to play soccer. I told him that was fine, but because I knew little about it, it might be harder for me to help coach him. He said to me, "That's alright dad, I'll teach you about soccer then you can teach me back."
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Dr. Alaina Carr
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
I’ve witnessed the impact of stress, anxiety, and feelings of hopelessness as individuals manage their chronic health conditions. These are common reactions to navigating a life-altering health condition. I work with clients to better manage their mental health and chronic illness together to improve their overall health. I take a collaborative approach to therapy with my clients, and I strive to establish a supportive environment where we can discuss your goals for therapy and address the challenges associated with managing chronic illness.
I’ve witnessed the impact of stress, anxiety, and feelings of hopelessness as individuals manage their chronic health conditions. These are common reactions to navigating a life-altering health condition. I work with clients to better manage their mental health and chronic illness together to improve their overall health. I take a collaborative approach to therapy with my clients, and I strive to establish a supportive environment where we can discuss your goals for therapy and address the challenges associated with managing chronic illness.
(202) 410-7644 View (202) 410-7644
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Viktoriya Karakcheyeva
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LCADAS
Verified Verified
Chevy Chase, MD 20815  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor with more than a decade of experience in mental health and substance abuse field. I have experience with wide range of treatment modalities such as CBT, DBT, EMDR, EFT, MI, yoga for trauma, biofeedback, experiential therapy (art, music, movement). My clinical focus has been in the areas of trauma treatment, addiction, and relationships. I am passionate about applying holistic approach to mental health and wellness. I meet my clients where they are and help them to move to a better place in their lives using client-centered approach.
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor with more than a decade of experience in mental health and substance abuse field. I have experience with wide range of treatment modalities such as CBT, DBT, EMDR, EFT, MI, yoga for trauma, biofeedback, experiential therapy (art, music, movement). My clinical focus has been in the areas of trauma treatment, addiction, and relationships. I am passionate about applying holistic approach to mental health and wellness. I meet my clients where they are and help them to move to a better place in their lives using client-centered approach.
(240) 201-9903 View (240) 201-9903
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Rukhsana M Chaudhry
Psychologist, PsyD, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chevy Chase, MD 20815  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have tremendous respect for the courage that is required to enter therapy and therefore I aim to meet you wherever you are. I believe that therapy is based on the development of a positive relationship between myself and you. We will work together to open up paths for new connections in your life and to deepen other ones. We can explore meaning in those areas of your life which have become less clear through the establishment of a safe and non-judgemental atmosphere.
I have tremendous respect for the courage that is required to enter therapy and therefore I aim to meet you wherever you are. I believe that therapy is based on the development of a positive relationship between myself and you. We will work together to open up paths for new connections in your life and to deepen other ones. We can explore meaning in those areas of your life which have become less clear through the establishment of a safe and non-judgemental atmosphere.
(202) 559-4226 View (202) 559-4226

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Chevy Chase, MD

300+

Average cost per session

$195

Therapists in Chevy Chase, MD who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
67% Grief
63% Life Transitions
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% BlueCross and BlueShield
55% CareFirst
41% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Chevy Chase, MD see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Chevy Chase?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.