Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LCMFT Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
If you are struggling with your relationship, past hurts, or sexuality, you need someone with advanced experience. HigherChange is led by myself, Dr. Luttrell. I started working as a therapist in 2008 and have a PhD in Marital and Family Therapy. I am licensed for independent, clinical practice in marriage and family therapy in California (LMFT 111604) and Maryland (LCMFT, #LCM754). I'm a Maryland-approved MFT supervisor and an asst. professor of counseling at a local university. I have training and experience with scientific, evidence-based practices. I've been happily married for over a decade, and we have a young son.
(301) 945-7549
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Bethesda, MD 20814
If you are struggling with your relationship, past hurts, or sexuality, you need someone with advanced experience. HigherChange is led by myself, Dr. Luttrell. I started working as a therapist in 2008 and have a PhD in Marital and Family Therapy. I am licensed for independent, clinical practice in marriage and family therapy in California (LMFT 111604) and Maryland (LCMFT, #LCM754). I'm a Maryland-approved MFT supervisor and an asst. professor of counseling at a local university. I have training and experience with scientific, evidence-based practices. I've been happily married for over a decade, and we have a young son.
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Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
As we maneuver through life towards our best selves, experiencing challenges, pain, & negative emotions are inevitable. I believe that we should not allow obstacles and feelings to stop our growth & hinder our journeys. Are you currently going through transition in your life & having difficulty adjusting? Are you struggling to get through your day because you are sad, doubtful, & overwhelmed? Are you confused, frustrated, & tired of trying to figure out relationships & your place in the world? I understand the complexities of life can be difficult to manage, but you do not have to manage them alone.
(240) 540-4929
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Bethesda, MD 20814
As we maneuver through life towards our best selves, experiencing challenges, pain, & negative emotions are inevitable. I believe that we should not allow obstacles and feelings to stop our growth & hinder our journeys. Are you currently going through transition in your life & having difficulty adjusting? Are you struggling to get through your day because you are sad, doubtful, & overwhelmed? Are you confused, frustrated, & tired of trying to figure out relationships & your place in the world? I understand the complexities of life can be difficult to manage, but you do not have to manage them alone.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCSW-C, LICSW Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
We all face stressors in life that can become overwhelming. Feeling stuck with our own negative thoughts or anxiety about new changes; repeatedly engaging in the same fights with our partner or spouse; worrying that we cannot support our children in the way we want - these are all universal experiences. Everyone faces obstacles, but not everyone has to remain feeling helpless, hopeless, or stagnant. It is at these times when it makes the most sense to reach out for support and when therapy can be most effective.
(347) 215-3060
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Bethesda, MD 20814
We all face stressors in life that can become overwhelming. Feeling stuck with our own negative thoughts or anxiety about new changes; repeatedly engaging in the same fights with our partner or spouse; worrying that we cannot support our children in the way we want - these are all universal experiences. Everyone faces obstacles, but not everyone has to remain feeling helpless, hopeless, or stagnant. It is at these times when it makes the most sense to reach out for support and when therapy can be most effective.
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Psychologist, MS, PhD Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I work collaboratively with the client to help alleviate and manage stress and anxiety. I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults. Anxiety, sadness and stress are very common emotions that we all experience. I create a comforting and constructive environment to help alleviate these feelings. I enjoy working with individuals who are confronting stressful and anxious times.
(301) 660-2233
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Bethesda, MD 20814
I work collaboratively with the client to help alleviate and manage stress and anxiety. I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults. Anxiety, sadness and stress are very common emotions that we all experience. I create a comforting and constructive environment to help alleviate these feelings. I enjoy working with individuals who are confronting stressful and anxious times.
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Psychologist, PsyD, RYT, JD Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, parenting difficulties, chronic stress, life transitions or the effects of trauma? Would you like psychotherapy to be a collaborative process, where we determine a personalized approach to our work together? I typically blend insight-oriented therapy to deepen self-understanding, mindfulness practices to cultivate awareness and compassion, cognitive-behavioral interventions for symptom relief, and mind-body medicine for regulating the nervous system. With specialized training in yoga and meditation, I enjoy interweaving Western clinical psychology with Eastern yoga and mindfulness-based practices for a holistic, strengths based, mind-body approach to health and well being.
(301) 637-8902
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, parenting difficulties, chronic stress, life transitions or the effects of trauma? Would you like psychotherapy to be a collaborative process, where we determine a personalized approach to our work together? I typically blend insight-oriented therapy to deepen self-understanding, mindfulness practices to cultivate awareness and compassion, cognitive-behavioral interventions for symptom relief, and mind-body medicine for regulating the nervous system. With specialized training in yoga and meditation, I enjoy interweaving Western clinical psychology with Eastern yoga and mindfulness-based practices for a holistic, strengths based, mind-body approach to health and well being.
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Counselor, LCPC, NCC Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Suffering from anxiety feels like being trapped in a cycle of hopelessness and worry. Many have had it for so long they don't know what it feels like to be "normal". I have helped hundreds of people learn how to successfully manage their anxiety and I can help you as well. My active, collaborative approach will help you develop effective coping strategies and improve your quality of life so that you can experience relief from the symptoms of stress and have joy back in your life. You don't have to suffer for one more day, call me so that we can work together. I can be reached at 301-744-9299.
(301) 744-9299
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Suffering from anxiety feels like being trapped in a cycle of hopelessness and worry. Many have had it for so long they don't know what it feels like to be "normal". I have helped hundreds of people learn how to successfully manage their anxiety and I can help you as well. My active, collaborative approach will help you develop effective coping strategies and improve your quality of life so that you can experience relief from the symptoms of stress and have joy back in your life. You don't have to suffer for one more day, call me so that we can work together. I can be reached at 301-744-9299.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
The philosopher Plato once wrote that "the unexamined life is not worth living." As a therapist, I am committed to helping my clients examine their lives to find meaning, happiness, and strength. I work with individuals, couples, and families, striving to build skills to resolve conflicts, increase confidence, and move beyond past hurt and trauma. My clients often say that they appreciate my warmth, empathy, and combination of optimism and realism.
(301) 273-7410
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Bethesda, MD 20814
The philosopher Plato once wrote that "the unexamined life is not worth living." As a therapist, I am committed to helping my clients examine their lives to find meaning, happiness, and strength. I work with individuals, couples, and families, striving to build skills to resolve conflicts, increase confidence, and move beyond past hurt and trauma. My clients often say that they appreciate my warmth, empathy, and combination of optimism and realism.
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Counselor, LGPC Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Daniel Fleshner is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor with a passion for exploring relationships and helping individuals and couples process conflict and engage in healthy communication. He currently works at Harmony Holistic, Integrative Wellness and Relationship Center in Bethesda, MD where he provides individual counseling, couples counseling, and sex therapy. He graduated with a M. Ed in Rehabilitation Counseling from The George Washington University and a B.A. in Psychology and Political Science from The University of Michigan.
(301) 683-5055
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Daniel Fleshner is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor with a passion for exploring relationships and helping individuals and couples process conflict and engage in healthy communication. He currently works at Harmony Holistic, Integrative Wellness and Relationship Center in Bethesda, MD where he provides individual counseling, couples counseling, and sex therapy. He graduated with a M. Ed in Rehabilitation Counseling from The George Washington University and a B.A. in Psychology and Political Science from The University of Michigan.
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MSW, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Originally from Britain, I have an international background and have helped clients from around the world. Together, we have found ways to adapt to losses as well as new environments, and to heal the legacies of trauma. I work with individual adults and teens, as well as couples and groups.
(202) 838-5589
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Originally from Britain, I have an international background and have helped clients from around the world. Together, we have found ways to adapt to losses as well as new environments, and to heal the legacies of trauma. I work with individual adults and teens, as well as couples and groups.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
My practice focuses on individual therapy with adults and young adults. I have a particular interest in working with clients who are struggling with the adjustment to life transitions (e.g. new baby, marriage, breakups, loss of loved one, moves, job/school changes, health issues). I am interested in the adjustment to parenthood. In addition, I enjoy working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, identity issues (professional or otherwise), family of origin issues and relationship concerns.
(240) 297-0986
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Bethesda, MD 20814
My practice focuses on individual therapy with adults and young adults. I have a particular interest in working with clients who are struggling with the adjustment to life transitions (e.g. new baby, marriage, breakups, loss of loved one, moves, job/school changes, health issues). I am interested in the adjustment to parenthood. In addition, I enjoy working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, identity issues (professional or otherwise), family of origin issues and relationship concerns.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Samantha Congdon, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist in states Maryland and California. Samantha currently practices in the state of Maryland and provides Teletherapy to client's who reside in California. Samantha works with children, adolescents, couples and families utilizing a collaborative approach to fit each client's individual needs. Samantha grew up in California and went to school at the California State University of Chico, where she received her Bachelors of Art in Psychology, and Master's of Science in Marriage Family Therapy. Samantha is here to support you, your child or family with any life stressor.
(240) 713-5748 x105
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Samantha Congdon, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist in states Maryland and California. Samantha currently practices in the state of Maryland and provides Teletherapy to client's who reside in California. Samantha works with children, adolescents, couples and families utilizing a collaborative approach to fit each client's individual needs. Samantha grew up in California and went to school at the California State University of Chico, where she received her Bachelors of Art in Psychology, and Master's of Science in Marriage Family Therapy. Samantha is here to support you, your child or family with any life stressor.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
We work with individuals, couples, families, and children. We specialize in addiction, eating disorders, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, family conflict and grief. Our greatest intention is to help clients understand themselves better and improve their quality of life and relationships. We cater our approach to each client, responding to their own unique problems and personality style. This is not a "one-size-fits-all" practice.
(240) 258-2870
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Bethesda, MD 20814
We work with individuals, couples, families, and children. We specialize in addiction, eating disorders, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, family conflict and grief. Our greatest intention is to help clients understand themselves better and improve their quality of life and relationships. We cater our approach to each client, responding to their own unique problems and personality style. This is not a "one-size-fits-all" practice.
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Psychologist, PsyD, MBA Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I am a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Health Coach with a broad range of experience in private practice, schools and universities, a private psychiatric hospital, and community mental health clinics. I believe that a strong, collaborative relationship between the client and therapist is instrumental in making change and growth possible. In a warm and caring environment, I help clients move forward with hope despite sometimes difficult circumstances; improve relationship and communication skills; and mobilize their strengths toward achieving life goals. I am insurance eligible, and many clients receive out-of-network coverage for their sessions.
(240) 813-4309
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Bethesda, MD 20814
I am a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Health Coach with a broad range of experience in private practice, schools and universities, a private psychiatric hospital, and community mental health clinics. I believe that a strong, collaborative relationship between the client and therapist is instrumental in making change and growth possible. In a warm and caring environment, I help clients move forward with hope despite sometimes difficult circumstances; improve relationship and communication skills; and mobilize their strengths toward achieving life goals. I am insurance eligible, and many clients receive out-of-network coverage for their sessions.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Do you ever wonder if it is possible to experience more enjoyment or peace of mind and heart? I work with clients to identify sources of worry, unhappiness or self-criticism. Together we identify one's strengths and build on those strengths in a positive, supportive way to create a life one would like to live and experience. I employ strategies from family systems, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, self-compassion, psychodynamic and mindfulness models in my practice. I work with individuals, couples, families and first and second generation immigrants in a collaborative and compassionate manner.
(301) 812-4725
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Do you ever wonder if it is possible to experience more enjoyment or peace of mind and heart? I work with clients to identify sources of worry, unhappiness or self-criticism. Together we identify one's strengths and build on those strengths in a positive, supportive way to create a life one would like to live and experience. I employ strategies from family systems, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, self-compassion, psychodynamic and mindfulness models in my practice. I work with individuals, couples, families and first and second generation immigrants in a collaborative and compassionate manner.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I have spent 42 years treating adults and couples suffering from depression, disabling anxiety, repeated relational problems, trauma, and grief.I also speciaize in child developmental and play therapies with a range of challenges for which I design treatment plans individually. I determine the course of child treatment according to my assessment of their level of development. I involve parents to varying extents in the therapy. Over the years, I have become most specialized working with separation/divorce, attachment, anxiety, depression, behavioral, and neuro-developmental, and adoption difficulties for children and their families.
(301) 945-7141
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Bethesda, MD 20814
I have spent 42 years treating adults and couples suffering from depression, disabling anxiety, repeated relational problems, trauma, and grief.I also speciaize in child developmental and play therapies with a range of challenges for which I design treatment plans individually. I determine the course of child treatment according to my assessment of their level of development. I involve parents to varying extents in the therapy. Over the years, I have become most specialized working with separation/divorce, attachment, anxiety, depression, behavioral, and neuro-developmental, and adoption difficulties for children and their families.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LGSW, JD Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I have a relationship-driven approach to helping clients live happier, more fulfilling lives. I use psychodynamic, humanistic and existential perspectives, and also incorporate CBT techniques. I have experience helping clients process grief, loss and trauma; strengthen relationships; set boundaries; and achieve general life satisfaction. I work primarily with adult individuals, couples and groups. My work with couples is informed by training in the Gottman Method and Imago. For couples in which one partner is leaning out, considering divorce but not completely sure it's the best path, I offer Discernment Counseling.
(240) 823-5325
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Bethesda, MD 20814
I have a relationship-driven approach to helping clients live happier, more fulfilling lives. I use psychodynamic, humanistic and existential perspectives, and also incorporate CBT techniques. I have experience helping clients process grief, loss and trauma; strengthen relationships; set boundaries; and achieve general life satisfaction. I work primarily with adult individuals, couples and groups. My work with couples is informed by training in the Gottman Method and Imago. For couples in which one partner is leaning out, considering divorce but not completely sure it's the best path, I offer Discernment Counseling.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Many people experience uncertainty and anxiety about consulting a therapist. I believe it shows courage to seek out psychotherapy. You may be struggling with serious emotional issues, deep personal crises, relationship distress, or a sense of distance with your child or adolescent. You may simply feel that something is "off" in your life. Many people I work with simply want to get more from their lives - more joy, more connection, more serenity and more general well-being. To help you reach your goals, I collaborate with you to create a therapy environment that is warm, safe, supportive, challenging when needed, and authentic.
(240) 221-5449
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Many people experience uncertainty and anxiety about consulting a therapist. I believe it shows courage to seek out psychotherapy. You may be struggling with serious emotional issues, deep personal crises, relationship distress, or a sense of distance with your child or adolescent. You may simply feel that something is "off" in your life. Many people I work with simply want to get more from their lives - more joy, more connection, more serenity and more general well-being. To help you reach your goals, I collaborate with you to create a therapy environment that is warm, safe, supportive, challenging when needed, and authentic.
Photo of Ilene Marto Atiyah, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I am deeply passionate about supporting every individual and family I encounter to balance acceptance and change and lead a life worth living. While challenges can be part of our daily existence, I recognize that they can also become quite overwhelming and that we can benefit from guidance and skills to overcome them.
(240) 245-2563
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Bethesda, MD 20814
I am deeply passionate about supporting every individual and family I encounter to balance acceptance and change and lead a life worth living. While challenges can be part of our daily existence, I recognize that they can also become quite overwhelming and that we can benefit from guidance and skills to overcome them.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
In my practice, I believe it is the relationship you share with a therapist that drives growth, change and relief from the symptoms that lead you to seek out therapy. Above all, for your therapy to be successful, you must feel safe, supported and understood. For many people, the hardest part of starting is making that first phone call to ask for help. From the beginning, I strive to meet you where you are and make a meaningful connection, so we can actively work together to help you feel better.
(301) 275-2327
Verified

Bethesda, MD 20814
In my practice, I believe it is the relationship you share with a therapist that drives growth, change and relief from the symptoms that lead you to seek out therapy. Above all, for your therapy to be successful, you must feel safe, supported and understood. For many people, the hardest part of starting is making that first phone call to ask for help. From the beginning, I strive to meet you where you are and make a meaningful connection, so we can actively work together to help you feel better.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Kyle Collins is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker with a passion for creating an affirming space in which to work with a diverse array of clientele. Kyle has his Masters of Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work with a focus in Behavioral Health and the integration of behavioral health in overall wellness. He currently works at Harmony Holistic, Integrative Wellness and Relationship Center. In meeting the needs of a wide range of clients, Kyle uses a range of therapeutic modalities and theories including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness and adult attachment theory.
(301) 234-7916
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Kyle Collins is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker with a passion for creating an affirming space in which to work with a diverse array of clientele. Kyle has his Masters of Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work with a focus in Behavioral Health and the integration of behavioral health in overall wellness. He currently works at Harmony Holistic, Integrative Wellness and Relationship Center. In meeting the needs of a wide range of clients, Kyle uses a range of therapeutic modalities and theories including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness and adult attachment theory.

Teletherapy (Online Therapy, Virtual Therapists) Therapists
Teletherapy and Online counseling have grown enormously as a medium for therapy since the advent of social distancing. Most therapists are happy to provide sessions by video or phone.

All professionals are licensed to provide video therapy to clients within the State in which they hold their license. Cross State licensing exists, but is rare.

So if you're a client in 20814, this list of Teletherapyists are licensed to provide therapy to you online (by phone, video or text based chat) because they are within your state. They are sorted nearest to furthest, with professionals in 20814 listed first.

Teletherapy via phone or video can be very similar to conventional in person sessions. The message is the same, even if the medium is different. There are some advantages in the form of convenience, lack of travel and being in comfort of your own home. Set against those, professionals find it more difficult to read non-verbal signals of their clients, and you may find you yourself can be more easily distracted.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in 20814 are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in 20814

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in 20814 you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in 20814 and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in 20814 or family therapy in 20814.