Trauma Focused Therapists in Takoma Park, MD

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Tanya Lloyd
Counselor, MA, LCPC, ACS, CATP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Individuals and families receive a specialized approach including cognitive behavioral and trauma focused techniques with play/music based approaches which aid in developing positive coping behaviors for overall wellness.
Welcome to Child and Family Creative Counseling! I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) and board approved clinical supervisor (ACS) dedicated to improving the mental health and well-being of individuals and families. I utilize an eclectic approach in working with children, adolescents, and adults to address psychological and behavioral concerns while meeting their developmental needs.
(301) 637-8379
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Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Sarah Dreher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Searching for a counselor is the first step towards building the life you want. I believe therapy is best when it is a collaborative process targeted to help you achieve your goals in an effective and practical way, and I’ve seen first-hand how rewarding and empowering this journey can be – regardless of how challenging one’s circumstances may seem. Working together I can help you resolve unwanted symptoms, establish healthy coping skills, develop self-compassion, and achieve your personal goals. I look forward to exploring how I can support you through this process.
(301) 701-2220
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Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Emily Pitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I believe that therapy works best when there is a safe and supportive therapy relationship, where you can explore the issues that brought you into therapy, in a nonjudgmental environment. I also know that many people come to therapy to make some changes. For this reason, I combine traditional talk therapy with skills-based methods that teach you specific ways to address your concerns. I will work with you to meet your goals while also helping you to understand yourself better, and to understand the patterns that might sometimes get you stuck.
(202) 946-6278
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Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Simone Jacobs - Takoma Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. Life can be overwhelming at times and it can feel as if you are not properly equipped to handle the difficulties you have to face. I believe that we all try to do the right thing, but sometimes old habits persist, unwanted feelings intrude, and we can feel like we are doing it all alone. If you choose to explore working with me, I hope to encourage your natural curiosity about your life, your relationships, and your current circumstances. I hope to encourage connections that lead you towards lasting change.
(301) 246-2879
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Laura Charlotte Goss
Counselor, MA, LGPAT, LGPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a licensed graduate art therapist and counselor and am excited to work with you using art therapy and other therapy modalities. My goal as a therapist is to support clients in making meaning and finding peace. My approach may involve anything from us working together to soothe your anxiety, to sorting through unspeakable trauma. I aim to create a space that is warm and devoid of judgement. I will walk beside you and explore with you, and other than the occasional gentle nudge, I won’t push you where you aren’t ready to go.
(301) 701-2568
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Jen Sermoneta
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Feeling listened to with care, respect, and curiosity helps you gain clarity and self-understanding. Patients tell me they feel stronger and more confident through our work, and their relationships and careers often show the benefits. Together, we can examine and explore your life. We can untangle your strengths, conflicts and questions. We can identify things you keep doing even though they're not working for you. When we find issues interfering with your goals, passions, or relationships, we can work together toward change. More info at tppsych.com
(202) 618-3714
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Candice Peggs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Welcome! Starting therapy takes courage. My job is to use my knowledge and skills to enhance what's already working for you. Areas of focus: Work stress, worries, sleep issues, health challenges, grief and loss, parenting support, guilt and shame, career and life transitions. My work emphasizes mind/body awareness to create health and healing. I've worked with clients who are completely new to therapy and those who have tried working with different therapists. My intention is to help you heal and rediscover your voice.
(240) 213-9096
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Joan Prince
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LCPC, LPC, SEP
Verified
Verified
In my years of working with diverse populations, I've learned what we all have in common is difficulty at times with the human experience. Whether it's a mood disorder or debilitating anxiety or addiction, we suffer and need help at these times. From identity issues to discomfort in one's own skin, we know when we're not living fully. Our innate resilience and joy become buried under layers of defenses, but they're still there. Let's uncover them together. For your busy schedule and convenience, I offer evenings and weekend sessions.
(202) 517-7775
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Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Hannah Wilson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPAT, LCPC, ATR-BC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
We might be a great fit if: You've tried therapy before- it was helpful but something was missing; There are issues or concerns in your life and you can't figure out what exactly is going on and what would help; You long for a deep sense of grounding and a connection to something bigger than you; You're open to explore your internal and unconscious world as well as early life experience, family of origin, ancestry and generational patterns; You're ready to explore healing your inner child with the support of your wise adult self; You're looking for support with how to navigate this complicated world as a sensitive spiritual being.
(240) 998-8330
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Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Rebeca Rios
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
When we are struggling with emotional or physical pain, hope can be tough to come by. If you are considering psychotherapy, there is good reason to be hopeful. As an evidence-based clinical health psychologist, I feel fortunate to practice at a time when the science behind psychotherapy is in full bloom. I am particularly passionate about mind-body approaches that combine modern cognitive and behavioral therapies with the wisdom that ancient contemplative practices have to offer.
(240) 201-2237
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Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Chester Mccoy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
My goal as your therapist is to provide support and guidance in navigating life's challenges. I have 45 years of experience as a social worker and therapist in a variety of settings including schools, child welfare, chemical health, and community mental health. I utilize a client centered strength based approach in my practice.
(612) 324-4819
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Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Kim Barsella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
My clients come from all walks of life. Some are young and some are seasoned with life's experiences. I have had the opportunity to work with individuals and couples who were struggling with identity issues, mental health issues, addiction issues (including sex, alcohol, drugs, work, porn, food, etc). Typically my clients come to therapy to find relief from their issues or the pain and discomfort their issues are causing them and/or a loved one. They need relief and help with handling their responsibility for the issue and addressing whatever they have the power to handle so that they can continue with a "good" life.
(301) 701-4966
Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Zakiyyah Francisco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Thank you for showing interest in our services and congratulations on taking steps to improving your mental health.   My name is Zakiyyah Francisco and I am a clinical individual Psychotherapist. I have been providing comprehensive individual psychotherapy for over 15 years.  Overall, my role is to assist you with processing and working through any significant life changes, past or current traumas, and/or emotional or behavioral instability.  The goal of therapy is to help you grow and realize your full potential, build new skill-sets, reconnect to your inner strength and find inner calm and tranquility.
(240) 617-3164
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Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Meghan Holland McDonald
Counselor, LGPC
Verified
Verified
My practice is focused on supporting individuals as they navigate life transitions, manage stressors of daily living, explore the roots of personal identity, and build communication skills to improve relationships and promote healing. I integrate tools and resources related to Family Systems Therapy, Narrative Therapy, trauma-informed approaches, and cognitive behavioral therapy into my work. I think of my practice as walking along side my clients, helping them to develop greater self-awareness and tools for decision making and relationship building.
(301) 962-2350
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Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Rajya Karipineni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CYT-200
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Has life thrown a lot at you? Maybe you’ve successfully gotten through past difficulties, only to find your old ways of coping no longer serve you. Let’s work together to find your healing. With warmth and acceptance, I work to unlock your connection to and trust in your strengths, wisdom, and creativity. We'll shape an understanding of who you are, where you’d like to be, and what tools work for you to build skills and find solutions to your goals. Using my foundation in the neurophysiology of stress and trauma, I will partner with you to cultivate cognitive and body-based tools to cope and find new responses to present challenges.
(410) 963-8422
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Rene Chandler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Hello! I am located in Atlanta, Georgia, but provide telehealth in MD, VA, FL, NC, and MA. I specialize in working with children, teens, families, and adult individuals who have difficulty with anxiety, depression, ADHD, emotional regulation, behavioral concerns, or have experienced trauma. I also have extensive experience supporting the adoption triad, and LGBTQ+ youth, families, and individuals. Rather than have a “one size fits all” perspective, I use a blend of treatment approaches to meet each client’s individual needs including play therapy, mindfulness and body-based work, CBT, ERP, attachment and trauma-informed approaches.
(678) 737-4665
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Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Bloom Counseling- Liz Caritj
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life can be daunting. I help stressed out adults overcome anxiety, self-doubt and sleepless nights to find their footing and begin to create the lives they want. Are you your own worst critic? Maybe you can’t shake the feeling that your best is never good enough? Do the little things feel overwhelming? Is it hard for you to stick up for yourself and you’re left swallowing your anger or disappointment? My name is Liz Caritj and I work with people in high stress situations, particularly people working in the field of law or in rigorous academic programs, who feel like they’re falling apart trying to hold everything together perfectly.
(202) 933-7233
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Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Chana Lockerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
I offer a safe space, without judgement, and without pressure. I'm informal, friendly, kind, approachable, caring, competent, and compassionate.
(301) 477-8254
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Jacqueline Wallen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
My clients are adults, usually midlife or older. They come to me for help with a variety of issues, including: life transitions, parenting, caregiving, or relationship difficulties, mental distress such as depression or anxiety, alcohol or drug problems, or a desire to resolve past traumas. I am comfortable and experienced with clients who want to strengthen their own spiritual resources in therapy and welcome diversity of all kinds.
(301) 476-1480
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Cathleen Horan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced clinician who engages collaboratively with you in order to help you with your individual problems and stressors in an environment of support and acceptance. I work actively with you in sessions to formulate goals, pursue solutions and examine alternatives in order to improve health and well being. Depending on your individual issues, I employ both short term solutions focused therapy and long term psychodynamic psychotherapy.
(240) 949-6730
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What type of Takoma Park mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Takoma Park?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

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. 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.

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Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.