Michelle approaches therapy from a humanistic orientation. Every individual has the potential to grow and develop, and she looks forward to helping people embark on this journey. She has unique expertise working with military families, individuals and couples struggling with infertility, prenatal loss, and other struggles with grief.
If you are exploring your identity, making a transition, or coping with negative moods or experiences that you can't change on your own, it is a brave and impressive decision to seek therapy. My years of experience have allowed me to witness the power, hope, and change that can come through therapy that creates a safe, warm, and confidential environment for growth. I provide individuals and couples therapy that focuses on strengths, empowerment, relational change, and healthy strategies for coping with oppression and trauma.
Life events such as getting married or divorced; becoming a new parent or an empty nester; starting a new career or retiring all signal a process of change and transition. For some people, such change can create a sense of excitement and anticipation while for others great anxiety, fear and stress. The loss of a loved one is a change that often brings feelings of deep grief and depression. Furthermore, we are navigating massive changes occurring in our society and in the world that have impacted the way we live, work and socialize. The resulting stress and anxiety is at an all time high.
You may hear about body spa, but have you heard about "mind spa"? I will change your perspective in therapy and you will find the therapy is not just talk about your problem. I am experienced in assisting clients to reach their self-realization and help them find peace of their minds again. Yes! That's why we called it's a "mind spa"!
I am a person-centered therapist who use holistic approach as my goal is to empower and motivate clients. I draw a variety of modalities (CBT, mindfulness, and Ericksonian hypnosis) to meet clients' needs.
I am a psychologist 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 of the Greater DC community. I provide psychotherapy, parent guidance and consultation, and comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations. If you or someone in your family is experiencing difficulty related to learning, behavior, or emotional well-being, I can help.
I am a therapist at Healing HMS (Hearts, Minds, & Souls). I work with children, adolescents, and adults utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness and person-centered therapeutic approaches. My goal is to create a safe, comfortable environment for the client to express any faith-based, spiritual, or cultural traditions that they may want to engage in during therapy. You may request an intake or more information at healinghms.org
It is my hope that in working with individuals to better meet their own goals, I am able to help them to be happier and more productive individuals. I look forward to meeting with you and exploring the different options to changing your life. Over the past 19 years I have worked extensively with at risk adolescents and their families as well as adults struggling with depression & anxiety. Please take a look at my website for more information regarding my experience.
*Currently accepting new clients at Darby Integrative Counseling, LLC, and we are offering in-person and/or video sessions to accommodate your needs during the COVID crisis.* We welcome you to the next courageous step on your journey walking through life's challenges. Are you struggling with fear, grief, sadness, anxiety, or stress? Have anger, shame or guilt been preventing you from the joys of life? Do your relationships at home or work feel strained? Let us awaken your best self and find solutions for the problems you face on your path to wellness.
I am currently accepting new clients. Please check my areas of focus and specialty before contacting me. I am currently working with clients who want to work through trauma. This may include relationship trauma, childhood trauma or other traumatic life events.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, EdM, LPC, CCBT, PBSF
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.
With over 30 years of experience to offer, I'm pleased to say that most of my clients have been referred by their friends who are or have been clients. When mutual respect develops, it ensures the trust and comfort needed to address and resolve most problems. I have always felt blessed and privileged to be a therapist and to sit with someone who is grappling with some of the most meaningful aspects of their lives. When you contact me, I'll be happy to honestly explore whether or not this will be a good therapeutic relationship.
I work with children and teens and their families. I address issues including problematical attachment with parents and/or caregivers, negative self-image, trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, oppositionality, poor communication and social skills, acting out behaviors, sibling problems, and difficulties in school. As a therapist, I establish a safe "container" in which to work with children and parents together in order to strengthen a child's positive sense of self, reinforce the family system and bonds of attachment, and promote behavioral and emotional regulation. I work with teachers and school administrators to help children learn and thrive in school
Georgia O'Keeffe once said, "To create one's own world in any of the arts takes courage." As both an art therapist and counselor, I understand the courage it takes to create a better life for yourself using comprehensive mental health care. Whether your goals are managing depression/anxiety/stress, enhancing your relationships, or creating a greater sense of stability and control in your life, I am confident I can provide you with the guidance and support you need.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, EdD, LCPC
You are experiencing anxiety, depression, complicated grieving, or trauma recovery, often amid life's transitions. You may be in the LGBTQ+, grieving, cancer, or chronic illness communities. You are transitioning from college to the working world, considering marriage, coping with the loss of a spouse through divorce or death, loss of your job, have children leaving your nest, or parents struggling to age well. You may be transitioning from the working world to retirement and wondering if you have made meaningful contributions. You are ready to examine yourself authentically, building a less chaotic life through psychotherapy.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, GC-C
Life is a journey with many challenges. Coping with the loss of someone we love can be one of life's biggest and most painful challenges. Are you grieving the death of a family member or a close friend? Have you lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death? Or perhaps, you are going through a situation in your life that is fostering feelings of loss and grief; such as a relationship breakup, a chronic or terminal ailment, loss of employment, or a loved one's illness. If you are, I can help you.
I'm a results-oriented Cognitive Therapist with an active, problem-solving approach (CBT). I don't just sit back and listen: we work as a team to achieve your goals. To achieve those goals more readily, we often agree on new behaviors to practice during the week - then discuss how it worked - what you learned.
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.
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 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.
Temi Unonu is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of Maryland and Master of Education in School Counseling at Bowie State University. Temi has worked in multiple settings, ranging from youth services to academic and career counseling in higher education. Currently, she works as a School Counselor along with working as a Psychotherapist.
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.