I believe every person has the ability to grow and transform. 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.
As a person-centered, relational, and insight-oriented therapist, I am committed to empowering and affirming my clients in their pursuit of self-growth and meaning in life. My ideal clients are those who desire for emotional healing, positive self-esteem, mental clarity, healthy relationships, and building authenticity and balance in life. Using our relationship as a vehicle for change, I strive to help my clients to reflect on their past, to gain insights into their relational patterns and coping strategies, and to engage in intentional efforts in changing their lives in congruent with who they are and what they value.
Due to Ms. Katz’s background in IMAGO Relationship Therapy and EMDR, she is especially well-suited to serve clients wishing to improve or repair their relations as well as individuals working through trauma. IMAGO is appropriate for couples in any stage of their relationship and with a range of complaints (e.g. working through anything from increased feelings of distance to affairs, arguments, or addictions). EMDR can be used for clients suffering from PTSD related to sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, various forms of violence, and bullying.
Are you looking for a soft, authentic space to land with what life has dealt you? You will find it here. I have worked with a variety of people with issues such as religious abuse, anxiety, depression, TRAUMA, faith of origin doubts, partners/children of narcissists, relationship issues, sexuality and faith, abuse, singleness, and spiritual issues. I specialize in trauma-healing work with individuals surrounding a variety of issues. I love working with people who are disillusioned with God/church and are looking for a new way to look at his/her own spirituality with curiousity and openness. Licensed: MN, CA, VA, MD, DC. BIPOC ally.
This group practice provides treatment for depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, grief, health related challenges and other disorders. We are a diverse group of clinicians providing client-focused, family-centered, and trauma-informed care. This practice also provides mental health first aid certification for organizations and groups.
I believe it is possible for people to change. For over 25 years, I have been working with teens, adults and seniors, helping them reassess what they want out of life and how to get it, change their approach to work and relationships, and heal the emotional and spiritual pain of loss, anxiety and depression. My areas of special interest include: Couples Therapy: Resolving Conflict and Deepening Intimacy; Grief and Loss: Healing the Pain of Loss and Adjusting to Living--Washingtonian magazine has named me a Top 10 Grief Therapist;
Chronic Illness and Care Giving: Balancing Reality and Hope
2020 has been a tough year as we face this challenging time in our history. We’ve had to grapple with the longevity of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the uncertainty it brings. Challenges, which are further confounded by a complicated and divisive political climate make this a time of grief, trauma, loss, and difficult transitions for many. Physical distancing measures, forced adoption of new technology, and disruption of our routines, though necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, bring additional struggles with preventing isolation, remaining engaged with social supports, and coping with stress and anxiety. Please talk with a provider if you are finding yourself overwhelmed or if you are experiencing changes in sleeping, eating, or irritability, whether or not your challenges can be explained by current situations We have immediate openings for therapy and medication management appointments.
If you are seeking a therapist at this time, it is likely that you are at a crossroads in your life. And perhaps your desire for change is becoming stronger than being where you are. Asking for help can be intimidating for a number of reasons. What I hope I can provide is a space where you feel safe enough to explore your options. We will work collaboratively to develop a foundation of resilience and confidence. We will work together to develop insight into your problem.
If you’re looking for a therapist in Silver Spring, MD, you’ll want to contact me. Whether you, your teenager or a family member is depressed, anxious or having relationship problems, I can help you develop the skills needed to improve self-esteem and enhance your relationship with others. I believe that your thoughts and feelings, people and experiences from your past cause negative feelings; anger, sadness, anxiety. People who work with me in therapy, generally feel a sense of well-being and gain the strategies and ability to manage challenges in their life.
Elba Rivas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Maryland who has over 6 years of experience providing quality mental health services to those seeking help in coping with family conflict, depression, anxiety, life changes/transitions, stress, all forms of abuse, self-exploration, or existential issues. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and completed her Master’s degree in Social Work program from the University of Maryland Baltimore.
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.
I am here to offer professional, supported, guided and solution-focused insight into life's many challenges. Through a variety of therapeutic approaches, I can help you with parenting, depression, anxiety, pre-marital and marital issues, as well as many other of life's obstacles. I am very empathetic, but I will also challenge you as appropriate. After all, I want you to be your best self. To assist you in determining if I am the right therapist for you (and you are the right client for me), initial appointments are only $100.
I CAN HELP YOU HEAL YOUR RELATIONSHIP. PREMARITAL AND COUPLES COUNSELING. "Why does my partner overreact?" "Why do I get so triggered?" "How come the punishment doesn't fit the crime?" “Why can’t he be more supportive?” “Is anything I do ever enough for her?” While you are feeling hurt, you have an added layer of confusion. You simultaneously love your partner and even hope to stay in this relationship to keep your love, family, and dreams intact. You are torn in a tug-of-war of emotions and desire to feel understood, accepted, and embraced by your partner.
Individuals frequently find themselves feeling stuck: in seemingly repeating patterns, with symptoms of anxiety and depression, or with pain from the past. Whether you are struggling in your connection with yourself and others, in your relationship with food and your body, or in your processing of past trauma and hurt, I believe that a warm and collaborative therapeutic relationship can facilitate healing, growth, and change.
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.
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.
Feeling stuck? Welcome to Yellow Door Therapy where you will discover a safe, beautiful external space in which to explore and create a peaceful, harmonious internal space. Imagine bringing the parts of you that are experiencing grief, anxiety, depression, difficult relationships, parenting challenges, life changes, spiritual crisis or past trauma to a place where they can be seen and heard with compassion. Learn to trust your own intuition and wisdom and allow it to guide you to your own connection and healing. Join me in a deep, transformational therapeutic process. All parts of you are welcome here.
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.