Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Life’s travels, on and off road, tests our endurance to navigate its difficulties. If you found yourself feeling lost, stressed, out of control, anxious or depressed by the difficulties in life, I am here to help. I work with individuals who suffer from trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, substance use disorder and other mental/behavioral health challenges such as low self-esteem and challenges in life transitions. Through therapy, you'll create and maintain positive changes in daily life. We will work together towards your goals so you can be the self that you want to be and live the life that is meaningful and fulfill.
My practice focuses on providing supportive counseling to individuals, couples, and families struggling to cope with the challenges surrounding the end of life, serious illness, and grief. I work with a range of clients, from those newly diagnosed with a life threatening illness, to those struggling to cope with the often difficult effects of medical treatment, to those grieving the death of a loved one, whether the death was anticipated after a long illness or the loss was sudden and unexpected.
Maybe you want a sense of security, to be calmer, to have more energy and creativity or more loving relationships. Maybe you want freedom from the after-effects of trauma. We begin with an attitude of loving self acceptance. You can change an unhealthy habit, heal from trauma or shed an addiction relatively quickly with a brand new (evidence-based) method called Accelerated Resolution Therapy (A.R.T.). I bring wide experience and a large professional toolbox to help you toward your goals.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-C, LICSW
Are you dealing with stress, relationship issues, mood disorders, career/professional concerns, or life transitions? Are you feeling overwhelmed and imbalanced? When this happens, everything else suffers from your personal to your professional life, including how you feel. You may find it challenging to find the right therapist who can help you heal. Just know that you are not alone. It can be difficult to seek therapy, especially if you tried it before and felt like it didn't work. “One size does not fit all.” Our approaches are tailored to the needs of each individual to help you find long lasting solutions. We can help.
Please email me to schedule a tele-therapy session. Does something stand in the way of your work, love, or play? Do you simply feel "stuck"? For several years, I've had the privilege of helping others navigate challenges and achieve their goals. Together, we can work to understand your unique experiences and develop tools to better resolve struggles and mitigate setbacks.
As a licensed clinical psychologist I enjoy helping individuals, couples, and families from myriad backgrounds see their strengths and overcome their challenges in order to achieve the highest level of functioning possible. I particularly enjoy challenges and have shared success with clients and families in situations and coping with problems which had seemed insurmountable or had lasted for many years. Using an integrated approach, I make sure that whatever I do is in the best interest of the client and is effective, adaptable, and most of all realistic with respect to where the client is and their goals in treatment.
I am a postdoctoral resident in clinical psychology with The Kingsbury Wellness & Learning Group, a multidisciplinary team of dedicated professionals working collaboratively to provide exceptional therapeutic and educational services to children and adults. I specialize in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, relational and family problems, autism, and behavioral and attention issues. I provide psychotherapy, parent guidance consultation, and comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations to help children and families grow and heal.
I connect deeply and empathically with my clients, and challenge them towards greater self-awareness that leads to happiness and peace of mind internally and within relationships. Individuals and couples inevitably reach periods of frustration and conflict that signal the need for change. Whether these problems are grounded in past loss or current misfortune, outside intervention can offer immediate relief. I specialize in treating mood disorders, couples in gridlock, and adult children with a legacy of trauma, neglect or codependency. Working with adults and couples, I approach difficulties compassionately and non-pathologically. Psychotherapy helps restore emotional balance and well-being.
In a space of warmth, comfort and acceptance, I offer you an experienced therapist who listens closely, actively, inquisitively- with the goal of helping you to feel heard and understood. I strive to help form the questions that need to be asked, to discern that which is in your control, to divine the source of your pain, and to use humor, laughter, tears and plain talk to make sense of your world; to motivate and help create an authentic healthier you. Over a 30 year career, I've acquired experience that includes: counseling and therapy, program management, training and consultation.
George specializes in working with individuals who have complex behavioral and social support needs, and with their families and support systems. Our clientele often manifests both developmental and behavioral support challenges, and these are sometimes complicated by other physical, genetic or medical conditions. Practice specialties include counseling (family, group and individual), Applied Behavior Analysis, Positive Behavior Support and cognitive/behavioral approaches. We also offer innovative, role-play social groups that combine virtual practices with tangible materials. Groups are fun, productive and highly engaging.
The Kingsbury Wellness & Learning Group is a multidisciplinary team of dedicated professionals working collaboratively to provide exceptional therapeutic and educational services to children and adults of the Greater DC community. We treat the WHOLE person. Our services include assessment and therapy in Clinical Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology, and Physical Therapy. Part of DC's first educational non-profit organization, the Wellness & Learning Group also offers a robust tutoring service for school-age children.
Candace Pearson is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Maryland and Ohio. Candace has 4 years of experience working with different populations, such as children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families who experience trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, race issues, woman issues, and many more. She completed her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology at Purdue University and her Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Wright State University.
Life is a journey. At any moment, we can face struggles in our family, our work, our relationships, our health and wellbeing; or witness these struggles in loved ones. During such times, we may feel unequipped, lost, and alone. I work with adults struggling with issues of adjustment, anxiety, depression, grief, health, identity, relationships, trauma, and work/life balance. Additionally, I help diverse clients navigate issues related to intersectionality, culture-shock, and re-entry.
Down to earth, caring and optimistic, interactive, offering more than just a listening ear. Personal life experience and professional training combine to help me offer real-world treatment and support for depression, ADHD (and Bipolar), relationships, parenting (and fathering), loss and grief (including suicide), and life transitions. I love this work and connecting with young and old, and many of us in the middle. Note: Appointments are made online. I'll forward login info after we've connected and decide to more forward.
Are you weary of feeling lonely, tired, sad? Perhaps you're scared or confused and don't know what to do about your marriage--the two of you are almost like strangers, or you fight all the time, or you're facing infidelity? Maybe you know your child is troubled, and you're not quite sure how to be of help. A special strength of mine is healing connections--connections between people as well as personal connections to the inner self--whether I see you in a couple, a family, or as an individual.
A myriad of reasons can lead someone to therapy. What if you aren't necessarily struggling, but you just want to know yourself better? Maybe you're an intellectually curious person who's tried to make sense of things for a while, but you aren't necessarily ill. Therapists can be unsure how to work with this as they're often pathology-based. Philosophy, which ponders the deeper "whys" of things, can help--but it can be overwhelming without a guide. We, as a team, can examine where you are and where you want to go to better refine your personal goals.
I am best described as a general practitioner for young adult and adult men and women's issues such as anxiety, stress, depression and mood difficulties, either ongoing or brought on by situational factors such as work place problems, family and couples issues, illness, accident, death in the family or other unforeseen life changes. I see young adult males with depression, anxiety, relationship, substance abuse or alcohol problems.
Hi, I'm a clinical social worker licensed in Maryland. For over 20 years, I’ve worked with individuals of various ages, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, who have suffered from mild to severe mental health disorders. I have an eclectic and conversational treatment style. I believe treatment relies on strong therapeutic relationships. The aspect of my treatment that I believe consistently helps my clients to achieve their goals, is my ability to use humor, strength , transparency and kindness to make it safe for them to be honest and kind with themselves about problematic patterns of behavior and thought.
I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner committed to mental health treatment promotion and prevention. With a psychodynamic foundation, I integrate Internal family systems(IFS) and attachment theories to my treatment approach. This approach is successful with clients seeking help with adulting, relationships, families, and parenting as well as individual therapy. As an open and affirming Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner I've learned that the integration of these talk modalities are helpful for navigating life processes. Talk therapy undergirds the treatment relationship and when necessary may be complemented with medication management.
I believe that each person possesses an innate ability to heal. I consider it a privilege to work with my clients while they face transforming challenges. In my work, I customize my approach to each person, emphasizing individual strengths. My practice is holistic and I bring knowledge of alternative therapies, philosophical and spiritual approaches. With an emphasis on wellness and stress reduction, a client can achieve calm in order to focus on the problems at hand. I specialize in trauma, abuse and relationship issues, utilizing a blend of treatment approaches. I am trained in EMDR, mindfulness meditation and visualization techniques.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Silver Spring 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 Silver Spring 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 Silver Spring, or Child Psychologists in Silver Spring.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Silver Spring 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 Silver Spring 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.