When feelings of irritability, fear, worry, anger, sadness, isolation, and emotional ups and downs become overwhelming, it can interfere with your ability to engage at work, at home, and in your relationships. Sometimes, there are deeper issues underneath. Sometimes, there are even events in your past that are impacting your ability to move forward. But you can make it through. In therapy with me, you will experience a safe and comfortable environment to work through these issues together to develop strength in the face of difficulty. Restoration, renewal, and resilience are possible.
My approach to therapy is creative and collaborative. I believe each individual – no matter their age or gender identity – is unique and should have a therapist who is genuine, practices unconditional positive regard, and has empathic understanding. In session, I will approach the client where they are and with what they may currently be experiencing. My approach starts with building a positive, warm, and trusting relationship. This will provide a foundation of support, encouragement, and connection, and after that the work can truly begin. I do not expect a client to work harder in our relationship than I am willing to do myself.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, DDS, MPH, MS, LCPC, NCC
Living a life of peace, free from chaos and dis-ease is what most people strive for. But often we are confronted with anxiety, depression, mood shifts, trauma, stress, anger, grief, isolation, etc. My goal is to help you to restore health and well-being. There are some circumstances of the past that cannot be changed but improving your understanding of past events will help as we work together to create a better present (the here and now), that will lead to a better future.
I have been joyfully practicing psychotherapy for over 30 years in the greater Washington, D.C. area. I have a general practice and specialize in depression, bipolar disorder and addictions/recovery/co-dependency issues. I work with chronic illness and specialize in diabetes. My preferred modality is individual and couple's therapy. I enjoy my clients immensely and feel a great deal of satisfaction in helping people better their lives, alleviate depression and resolve painful relationship issues.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, MEd
When we work together, clients are offered a safe and healing environment to facilitate change and problem solving. You will learn a number of excellent skills to help you better communicate with yourself and others, finding your own voice and evolving into the best version of yourself through the process of change.
Drawing from extensive experience, I strive to assist my clients in identifying and improving in the areas of their lives where they are struggling. My specialties include anxiety, depression, anger management, communication skills, establishing/building relationships and problem solving. I provide individual adults. I offer tele-health video sessions. I am in network and I accept CareFirst, BCBS, Cigna, Johns Hopkins Healthcare, UHC, Aetna and Magellan insurances.
Cognitive behavioral therapy in its various forms is central to my practice, with a focus on thoughts and behaviors. Therapy is an active, collaborative process and I invite clients to participate as much as possible in their own treatment.
As a cognitive-behavioral and integrative therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. I am a woman of faith, grounded in Christian principles. I work with adults (individuals and groups) of many faith traditions and am respectful to all.
Has your teen been recently diagnosed with a health issue, and you are unsure how to help? Do you see your teen or young adult child struggling with anxiety on a daily basis? Do you wish you could help them manage their painful emotions, but you keep getting shut out? Have you been putting off getting support? During these growing years, teens and young adults find ways of dealing with painful emotions. Sometimes there has been a life event or trigger. Sometimes it is the pain of growing up in a fast-paced world. Therapy can be a safe place for you or your adolescent to explore patterns and healthy ways of coping.
There are times in our lives when we just can't see the light at the end of the tunnel. We often feel overwhelmed in our relationships, not knowing what to do to make them better. As your therapist, I can be there to provide compassion, insight, and suggestions that can help you move in the direction you want to go. I believe that therapy can help individuals, couples, and families develop the skills needed to help you achieve your goals.
We all have areas of our lives in which we thrive as well as those which leave us feeling blue, depressed, frustrated, worried or anxious. Whether you are grieving a loss, experiencing relationship difficulties, struggling through transitions in life, battling an addiction or just feeling generally stuck in the mud, I provide a warm, safe place where you can be heard, validated and supported. I am passionate about empowering clients of all ages through a strength based approach as we work together to develop self understanding and gain the tools necessary to move towards the life fullfillment you are seeking.
Being home with your kids in a pandemic is a LOT to handle. It feels impossible to keep on top of online schoolwork, get meals ready, and get your own work done. You're exhausted. And that means more fights with your partner, too. You just need a moment to yourself. To relax and regroup. You're so ready for the kids to go back to school. But you're dreading that moment too. You remember the phone calls about classroom behavior and unfinished assignments. And the meltdowns over drama with friends. You're not sure you're ready to handle all that again. But it CAN get better. Now, and in the future.
Justin Roman is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked with adults, children, families, and adolescents for the previous 10 years. Justin received his Masters of Social Work from The Catholic University of America and completed a post graduate degree from the Washington School of Psychiatry with a focus on children and adolescent therapy. He has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, private practice, and in schools. He also has a special interest in treating anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and executive functioning deficits.
I have extensive experience treating our nation's uniformed service members and their loved ones, many of whom have faced circumstances like these: Combat and sexual trauma, Profound loss, geographic separation from family support, relationship distress, parenting challenges, depression and anxiety, cancer, issues with eating and body image, gender issues, and difficulty excelling professionally due to ADHD. I had specialized training in treating gender-questioning and transgender people. I have a post-doctoral master's degree in psychopharmacology, and can consult with other prescribing providers for best medication outcomes..
Naomi Karp (she/her) is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C) practicing in Maryland with licenses in both Maryland and Washington, DC. Naomi is committed to developing a trusting therapeutic relationship and providing a safe space for people to be themselves and engage with challenging and emotionally charged topics. She is known for her warm demeanor and thoughtfulness, which she strives to bring to every encounter. Naomi believes in the power of play and incorporating playfulness into life, as well as the capacity we all have to develop and change.
Are negative thoughts, anxiety or depression stealing your peace of mind? Are you constantly overthinking or thinking the worst? Do you tend to really be hard on yourself? Has stress and worrying taken over your life? Are your relationships causing you pain and strife? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please know that you no longer have to suffer through this alone. I would like to help you work through these challenges. Having a therapist to talk to who is non-judgmental and caring can be exactly what you need to decrease your frustrations, lift your spirits and help you find the peace of mind that you crave.
People settle, for things in their lives they don’t really like, that they feel powerless to change. I work with both the conscious and unconscious aspects, sometimes indirectly, in ways that engender changes on both of these levels. I enable and empower my clients to open up to new directions and possibilities, to new ways of feeling, doing, and being.
People seek me out when they or their family members are in psychological or emotional pain, stress or crisis. Your kids aren't behaving and you want help for them; the career, relationship/marriage is falling apart; you feel depressed and hopeless, or lost; lack confidence, feel angry or someone tells you that you need "anger management"; you might feel shame and humiliation; unfulfilled with your life; dealing with loss and grief; psychological or sexual traumas; phobias and fears. I specialize in treating people who feel "stuck" and want expert help. Let me help.
I always seek to bring a passionate engagement to my work with individuals, couples and families. I specialize in helping people with relationship issues and am devoted to helping people develop deeply satisfying and fulfilling intimate and family relationships. I am especially committed to helping couples preserve their primary intimate relationship in the face of challenging life circumstances and relationship issues. I have helped couples in crisis come back from the brink of divorce, I have helped couples recover from the trauma of infidelity, and I have helped couples navigate the process of grief over a lost family member.
Ours is a highly regarded group of experienced, compassionate and skilled therapists who work with children, adolescents, and families. We have been cited in Washingtonian Magazine and Washington Parent magazine as top therapists, based on polls of both therapists and families. We work closely with families to address a variety of emotional, family, and relationship concerns. We welcome clients with a variety of ethnic/racial/religious backgrounds, family structures (single parent, divorced, etc.) and sexual, gender, and developmental differences.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Kensington 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 Kensington 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 Kensington, or Child Psychologists in Kensington.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Kensington 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 Kensington 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.