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, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I am passionate about working with individuals to take back their lives from anxiety disorders, OCD. I am a clinical social worker with specialized training and experience in treating adolescents and adults with anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
(301) 637-8444
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Bethesda, MD 20814
I am passionate about working with individuals to take back their lives from anxiety disorders, OCD. I am a clinical social worker with specialized training and experience in treating adolescents and adults with anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MC Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
We all have periods of struggle navigating life; work; and relationships. In my practice I focus on helping individuals and families identify troubling issues while increasing self understanding; coping skills and compassion for themselves and others with the goal of improving relationships and moving forward in life in accordance with their individual goals and values. In my 30+ years of practice I have worked with people from many different cultures including the LGBTQ+ community who are struggling with anxiety; mood disorders; and addiction issues. I am committed to helping and working collaboratively with my clients.
(301) 850-6846
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Bethesda, MD 20814
We all have periods of struggle navigating life; work; and relationships. In my practice I focus on helping individuals and families identify troubling issues while increasing self understanding; coping skills and compassion for themselves and others with the goal of improving relationships and moving forward in life in accordance with their individual goals and values. In my 30+ years of practice I have worked with people from many different cultures including the LGBTQ+ community who are struggling with anxiety; mood disorders; and addiction issues. I am committed to helping and working collaboratively with my clients.
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Counselor, LCPC Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Navigating transition or change can be HARD; I partner with you to help make it easier. Together we will uncover and explore patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting to help you feel better and live the life you want for yourself. In my office, I hope you feel heard, understood, and cared for. I acknowledge societal inequities in our work together, such as racism, sexism, and ageism. I hope to do all this while maintaining a sense of humor and not taking myself too seriously.
(240) 575-6645
Verified
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Navigating transition or change can be HARD; I partner with you to help make it easier. Together we will uncover and explore patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting to help you feel better and live the life you want for yourself. In my office, I hope you feel heard, understood, and cared for. I acknowledge societal inequities in our work together, such as racism, sexism, and ageism. I hope to do all this while maintaining a sense of humor and not taking myself too seriously.
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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.
Photo of Deborah Kleiner Ward, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I believe in the innate goodness of people. Problems arise when we lack the ability to communicate what's really going on within or can't get past defenses to understand another person's feelings or experiences. Most people haven't been taught the skills to be safe listeners and so we grow up believing that others don't have capacity to understand us. I love bringing people closer by teaching them to cross the bridge into the world of others without losing themselves. I teach emotional safety by demonstrating emotional safety and believe breakdowns create opportunities for new breakthroughs.
(301) 476-5906
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Bethesda, MD 20814
I believe in the innate goodness of people. Problems arise when we lack the ability to communicate what's really going on within or can't get past defenses to understand another person's feelings or experiences. Most people haven't been taught the skills to be safe listeners and so we grow up believing that others don't have capacity to understand us. I love bringing people closer by teaching them to cross the bridge into the world of others without losing themselves. I teach emotional safety by demonstrating emotional safety and believe breakdowns create opportunities for new breakthroughs.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Welcome! I help teens and adults with all types of eating disorders, disordered eating, mood and anxiety issues, and life transitions. Given the world we live in, it can be hard sometimes to sort out "normal" attempts to be healthy and fit vs disordered patterns of eating, exercising or thoughts about food and weight. Your eating issues may have suddenly become problematic or they may have been around "forever". Either way, you deserve to get help to bring balance and flexibility back into your eating and thoughts about food and your body. Learning how to manage mood changes, anxiety and stress during life changes is key.
(240) 349-7515
Verified
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Welcome! I help teens and adults with all types of eating disorders, disordered eating, mood and anxiety issues, and life transitions. Given the world we live in, it can be hard sometimes to sort out "normal" attempts to be healthy and fit vs disordered patterns of eating, exercising or thoughts about food and weight. Your eating issues may have suddenly become problematic or they may have been around "forever". Either way, you deserve to get help to bring balance and flexibility back into your eating and thoughts about food and your body. Learning how to manage mood changes, anxiety and stress during life changes is key.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Deciding to reach out for help can be a challenge. I aim to provide a comfortable transition into the therapeutic process, working with my clients to collaborate on developing a personalized treatment plan. I currently work with children (all ages) and adults with a wide range of presenting concerns.
(240) 608-6713
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Deciding to reach out for help can be a challenge. I aim to provide a comfortable transition into the therapeutic process, working with my clients to collaborate on developing a personalized treatment plan. I currently work with children (all ages) and adults with a wide range of presenting concerns.
Photo of Lana E. Segerman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Envision being hopeful and not feeling overwhelmed by sadness or worry, struggles with relationships, or loss of connection with others. Envision calmly coping with grief over the death of a loved one, the end of a close relationship, life transitions, or feelings of regret. Envision having courage, confidence, and clarity as you face life's struggles.
(202) 751-2653
Verified
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Envision being hopeful and not feeling overwhelmed by sadness or worry, struggles with relationships, or loss of connection with others. Envision calmly coping with grief over the death of a loved one, the end of a close relationship, life transitions, or feelings of regret. Envision having courage, confidence, and clarity as you face life's struggles.
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Counselor, LCPC, NCC, MBA Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
As a counseling professional, I work with individuals and couples who are experiencing difficulties in their personal relationships. Most clients describe trouble communicating with their partner, effectively parenting their children, managing conflicts with extended family members and navigating the turbulence of separation and divorce. It is my goal to help clients identify what is causing distress in their relationships and learn new ways of managing their difficulties. Together we will come up with realistic strategies to empower you to handle all of your relationships and overcome obstacles that are interfering with your family life.
(301) 804-2941
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Bethesda, MD 20814
As a counseling professional, I work with individuals and couples who are experiencing difficulties in their personal relationships. Most clients describe trouble communicating with their partner, effectively parenting their children, managing conflicts with extended family members and navigating the turbulence of separation and divorce. It is my goal to help clients identify what is causing distress in their relationships and learn new ways of managing their difficulties. Together we will come up with realistic strategies to empower you to handle all of your relationships and overcome obstacles that are interfering with your family life.
Photo of Joanne Wolf Small, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I believe our culture is finally recognizing that a more holistic approach to treatment is needed. With over 40+ years of experience working in community mental health and private practice, I know the importance on our assessing and understanding all of the ways society impacts every individual. Everything around us matters, even beyond our personal relationships with our families, colleagues and friends. Speaking as a proud social worker, for how better is it to effectively diagnose and treat a human problem then to utilize a fully inclusive, psycho-social model of evaluation? I am committed to your specific, and unique needs.
(301) 298-3135
Verified
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Bethesda, MD 20814
I believe our culture is finally recognizing that a more holistic approach to treatment is needed. With over 40+ years of experience working in community mental health and private practice, I know the importance on our assessing and understanding all of the ways society impacts every individual. Everything around us matters, even beyond our personal relationships with our families, colleagues and friends. Speaking as a proud social worker, for how better is it to effectively diagnose and treat a human problem then to utilize a fully inclusive, psycho-social model of evaluation? I am committed to your specific, and unique needs.
Photo of Nancy Hyatt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I have been helping individuals and couples transform their lives for over 25 years. My work is holistic. We target the root causes of your distress rather than skimming the surface level of symptoms. Only when root causes are addressed can symptoms dissolve. We dive deeply into the core issues that are keeping you stuck, disconnected and dissatisfied in your life and relationships. The process is efficient, effective, respectful, safe and profound. My ideal clients are people who are passionate about healing and releasing patterns that no longer serve them.
(202) 796-6091
Verified
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Bethesda, MD 20814
I have been helping individuals and couples transform their lives for over 25 years. My work is holistic. We target the root causes of your distress rather than skimming the surface level of symptoms. Only when root causes are addressed can symptoms dissolve. We dive deeply into the core issues that are keeping you stuck, disconnected and dissatisfied in your life and relationships. The process is efficient, effective, respectful, safe and profound. My ideal clients are people who are passionate about healing and releasing patterns that no longer serve them.
Photo of Jessica Decker Kramer, Counselor
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
Verified
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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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MD Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Dealing with difficult life situations is harder when decision making is clouded by emotions that make us feel stuck or act in ways that lead to unwanted outcomes. By learning to think clearer and to safely express emotions, you will discover healthier ways to respond. I work with people whose blocked feelings cause physical and/or emotional pain. I help couples who are caught in problematic relationships develop clearer boundaries. I encourage self care. I help you challenge what gets in your own way. I also have expertise in helping ailing people facing end of life issues and welcome those who need to explore these concerns.
(301) 918-5646
Verified
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Dealing with difficult life situations is harder when decision making is clouded by emotions that make us feel stuck or act in ways that lead to unwanted outcomes. By learning to think clearer and to safely express emotions, you will discover healthier ways to respond. I work with people whose blocked feelings cause physical and/or emotional pain. I help couples who are caught in problematic relationships develop clearer boundaries. I encourage self care. I help you challenge what gets in your own way. I also have expertise in helping ailing people facing end of life issues and welcome those who need to explore these concerns.
Photo of Caroline Bernhardt-Lanier, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, MS, MEd, NCC Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I am passionate about helping individuals and couples experience deeper connection, wholeness, and joy in their relationship. I speak French and Spanish fluently and appreciate the richness and challenges of multiculturalism in relationships. I have experience working with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, and other interpersonal issues. My husband and I lead one-day workshops for premarital and pre-commitment couples and 2-day Imago workshops for couples at any stage in their relationship.
(202) 335-6314 x712
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Bethesda, MD 20814
I am passionate about helping individuals and couples experience deeper connection, wholeness, and joy in their relationship. I speak French and Spanish fluently and appreciate the richness and challenges of multiculturalism in relationships. I have experience working with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, and other interpersonal issues. My husband and I lead one-day workshops for premarital and pre-commitment couples and 2-day Imago workshops for couples at any stage in their relationship.
Photo of Lori Shapiro, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, AASECT
Bethesda, MD 20814
Couples counseling is my specialty and what I offer almost exclusively. Whether your relationship is experiencing a major crisis (infidelity or threats of divorce) or whether you just feel stuck and disconnected over a communication issue, I am at home. I've been helping couples re-connect and rediscover that "spark" for over 20 years. My style is warm and engaging and I customize therapy approaches to fit your specific relationship. You'll get feedback from me which is what couples indicate they like best about working with me.
(954) 800-4449
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Couples counseling is my specialty and what I offer almost exclusively. Whether your relationship is experiencing a major crisis (infidelity or threats of divorce) or whether you just feel stuck and disconnected over a communication issue, I am at home. I've been helping couples re-connect and rediscover that "spark" for over 20 years. My style is warm and engaging and I customize therapy approaches to fit your specific relationship. You'll get feedback from me which is what couples indicate they like best about working with me.
Photo of Lauren Rubenstein, Psychologist
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
Verified
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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.
Photo of Deborah L Horan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Therapy is collaborative. I work closely with you to understand and explore the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and your behaviors because small changes in one area can lead to significant changes in other areas. Together we will identify and challenge unproductive thoughts and behaviors to bring about improved mood and a greater sense of well-being. I draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches to meet your individual needs and help you achieve your goals. I provide support and practical help so you can address current life challenges and long-standing issues.
(240) 813-3517
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Therapy is collaborative. I work closely with you to understand and explore the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and your behaviors because small changes in one area can lead to significant changes in other areas. Together we will identify and challenge unproductive thoughts and behaviors to bring about improved mood and a greater sense of well-being. I draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches to meet your individual needs and help you achieve your goals. I provide support and practical help so you can address current life challenges and long-standing issues.
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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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Psychologist, Psy.D. Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
We are CBT experts. Since it was founded in 2003 by Dr. Stephen Holland, Capital Institute for Cognitive Therapy has been providing research-proven treatments and compassionate care in Washington, DC. We have now expanded our services to Bethesda. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to be effective for a number of problems, including: depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), hoarding, panic, phobias, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, insomnia, chronic pain, personality disorders, and relationship problems.
(202) 519-1348 x15
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Bethesda, MD 20814
We are CBT experts. Since it was founded in 2003 by Dr. Stephen Holland, Capital Institute for Cognitive Therapy has been providing research-proven treatments and compassionate care in Washington, DC. We have now expanded our services to Bethesda. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to be effective for a number of problems, including: depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), hoarding, panic, phobias, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, insomnia, chronic pain, personality disorders, and relationship problems.

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.