Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, NBCCH, LICSW Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20815
"Something we were withholding made us weak until we found out it was ourselves" (Robert Frost) Working closely together we'll help you become authentically, fully ALIVE by healing your past and current emotional wounds and breaking self- destructive habits/behaviors. We'll work relentlessly to liberate you from crippling anxiety, shame, detachment, loneliness and other destructive inhibitions creating your symptoms. Clients report a feeling of HOPE and MOMENTUM even after our first session! So, if you want to enjoy passionate relationships, become emotionally alive while experiencing internal peace and fulfill your unique potential, roll up your sleeves and let's get started!
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(301) 259-3680
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Bethesda, MD 20815
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
"Something we were withholding made us weak until we found out it was ourselves" (Robert Frost) Working closely together we'll help you become authentically, fully ALIVE by healing your past and current emotional wounds and breaking self- destructive habits/behaviors. We'll work relentlessly to liberate you from crippling anxiety, shame, detachment, loneliness and other destructive inhibitions creating your symptoms. Clients report a feeling of HOPE and MOMENTUM even after our first session! So, if you want to enjoy passionate relationships, become emotionally alive while experiencing internal peace and fulfill your unique potential, roll up your sleeves and let's get started!
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I am a Ph.D. level Licensed Psychologist who has been in the field of psychology for over 20 years. I provide individual therapy to adults with various concerns, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, loss, work related stress, sexual orientation, gender identity, and cross-cultural adjustment. I provide psychotherapy in English, Portuguese, and Spanish and have a special interest in working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Prior to my current professional activities, I spent several years at the Department of Psychology of the George Washington University working with young adults and doing research in the LGBTQ+ community.
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(240) 513-2275
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I am a Ph.D. level Licensed Psychologist who has been in the field of psychology for over 20 years. I provide individual therapy to adults with various concerns, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, loss, work related stress, sexual orientation, gender identity, and cross-cultural adjustment. I provide psychotherapy in English, Portuguese, and Spanish and have a special interest in working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Prior to my current professional activities, I spent several years at the Department of Psychology of the George Washington University working with young adults and doing research in the LGBTQ+ community.
Photo of Parviz Steeds, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
I believe that psychotherapy is very useful in connecting deeply with oneself and subsequently with others. Anxiety and depression are often related to faulty coping mechanisms developed in childhood that lead to painful relationships. Being happy in work and love are the pillars of a rewarding and fulfilled life and therapy makes this possible.
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(301) 852-5242
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I believe that psychotherapy is very useful in connecting deeply with oneself and subsequently with others. Anxiety and depression are often related to faulty coping mechanisms developed in childhood that lead to painful relationships. Being happy in work and love are the pillars of a rewarding and fulfilled life and therapy makes this possible.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCSW-C, LPC Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I am an experienced therapist who looks forward to working with couples and individuals who are curious about themselves and willing to risk a manageable amount of anxiety in order to maximize growth potential. I view my personal experiences combined with professional knowledge in a way that facilitates the opening of doors to those who are willing to explore what lies ahead. Areas of life transitions, relationship issues, depression, anxiety and coping skills are worked with on a strength based model.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(301) 656-7445
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I am an experienced therapist who looks forward to working with couples and individuals who are curious about themselves and willing to risk a manageable amount of anxiety in order to maximize growth potential. I view my personal experiences combined with professional knowledge in a way that facilitates the opening of doors to those who are willing to explore what lies ahead. Areas of life transitions, relationship issues, depression, anxiety and coping skills are worked with on a strength based model.
Photo of Melanie Ricaurte, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Dr. Ricaurte is the director of Harmony Holistic. She has her doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Master's in Human Sexuality from Widener University. She graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Human Biology, Health and Society. She has worked with diverse individual of different races, ethnicities, religions, and sexual orientations in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient clinics as well as universities. Dr. Ricaurte is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapy Supervisor.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(240) 329-0562
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Dr. Ricaurte is the director of Harmony Holistic. She has her doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Master's in Human Sexuality from Widener University. She graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Human Biology, Health and Society. She has worked with diverse individual of different races, ethnicities, religions, and sexual orientations in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient clinics as well as universities. Dr. Ricaurte is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapy Supervisor.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
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.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(301) 246-2879
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
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.
Photo of Cheryl D Taylor, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, MPA, CDWF Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
You're successful, yet exhausted by life. Self-acceptance is difficult. You're secretly miserable and want a better life. You want healthy relationships, yet your efforts have not worked. You are tired of negative feelings and shame and are motivated to make positive changes. If you want to improve your life in the face of painful doubt, I am here to help. You'll feel safe, supported and not judged. You and I will work together as a team, in a solution focused way, to help you better understand your challenges and to create a great life. Why suffer another day? Give me a call today and let's talk!
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(301) 945-8252
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
You're successful, yet exhausted by life. Self-acceptance is difficult. You're secretly miserable and want a better life. You want healthy relationships, yet your efforts have not worked. You are tired of negative feelings and shame and are motivated to make positive changes. If you want to improve your life in the face of painful doubt, I am here to help. You'll feel safe, supported and not judged. You and I will work together as a team, in a solution focused way, to help you better understand your challenges and to create a great life. Why suffer another day? Give me a call today and let's talk!
Photo of Mina Dadvar, Counselor
Counselor, LPC , CAGS Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Couples work is challenging and emotionally provocative. Feelings of frustration, pain, anger and discouragement alternating with relief, hopefulness, and excitement are common among couples who are trying to resolve their marital discord. Although each couple is unique the following principles hold true in treatment of the majority of partners. 1) A good marriage requires both spouses to psychologically separate from their family of origin and shift their primary love, loyalty to each other. An individual cannot fully participate in an interdepended relationship without being first an independent and autonomous person.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(240) 223-2378
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Couples work is challenging and emotionally provocative. Feelings of frustration, pain, anger and discouragement alternating with relief, hopefulness, and excitement are common among couples who are trying to resolve their marital discord. Although each couple is unique the following principles hold true in treatment of the majority of partners. 1) A good marriage requires both spouses to psychologically separate from their family of origin and shift their primary love, loyalty to each other. An individual cannot fully participate in an interdepended relationship without being first an independent and autonomous person.
Photo of Chia-May C Dougherty, Counselor
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
We, as human beings, have our habitual way to think, feel, and behave which may not always help us cope well. We may feel stuck in the past, fearful for the unknown future, and not being able to be present in the moment. We are not able to change the past and we cannot live in the future because future is delusional and non-existent. The present is the only time that we can do something to make a change and feel better. We do not need to deal with a struggle once we stop fighting against it and begin to practice acceptance and let go of the attachment to our habitual pattern so as to respond with a mindful and non-judgmental mind.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(240) 453-4343
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
We, as human beings, have our habitual way to think, feel, and behave which may not always help us cope well. We may feel stuck in the past, fearful for the unknown future, and not being able to be present in the moment. We are not able to change the past and we cannot live in the future because future is delusional and non-existent. The present is the only time that we can do something to make a change and feel better. We do not need to deal with a struggle once we stop fighting against it and begin to practice acceptance and let go of the attachment to our habitual pattern so as to respond with a mindful and non-judgmental mind.
Photo of Daniel Turetsky, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I have been helping individuals and couples work through difficult issues in order to have a more fulfilling life for over fifteen years. Having been trained to work with people across the lifespan has enabled me to integrate an understanding of the origins, development and resolution of behavior and relationship patterns which are presently holding the client back from important accomplishments or feelings of well-being in their lives, even though these patterns may very well have historically originated out of a functional need.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(301) 852-6236
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I have been helping individuals and couples work through difficult issues in order to have a more fulfilling life for over fifteen years. Having been trained to work with people across the lifespan has enabled me to integrate an understanding of the origins, development and resolution of behavior and relationship patterns which are presently holding the client back from important accomplishments or feelings of well-being in their lives, even though these patterns may very well have historically originated out of a functional need.
Photo of Carlos Durana Ph.D., Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I love helping individuals and couples achieve their goals and aspirations. I offer a caring, safe, and healing environment that allows clients the opportunity to explore, experience, work through problems, and create solutions that expand their potential for growth and wellness. As a proponent of integrative and holistic therapy that honors the mind-body connection and its impact on well-being, health, and happiness, I attend to the whole person, not just a set of symptoms or problems. I emphasize teaching skills that develop inner resources for successful coping in life. I use a variety of methods, but the method has to meet your needs.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(202) 849-7840
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I love helping individuals and couples achieve their goals and aspirations. I offer a caring, safe, and healing environment that allows clients the opportunity to explore, experience, work through problems, and create solutions that expand their potential for growth and wellness. As a proponent of integrative and holistic therapy that honors the mind-body connection and its impact on well-being, health, and happiness, I attend to the whole person, not just a set of symptoms or problems. I emphasize teaching skills that develop inner resources for successful coping in life. I use a variety of methods, but the method has to meet your needs.
Photo of Isabel M Berman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20810
Welcome, and thank you for visiting me. I believe a strong and trusting relationship between a therapist and client is fundamental to the success of therapy. I provide a warm, non-judgmental environment in which I hope you will feel comfortable, so you can achieve your goals, change something that's not working for you, develop self-awareness, or better understand your own potential. I strongly believe in working with people of all ages, since our stages of life change. I can adjust my therapeutic technique dynamically based on feedback the client provides me on what works for you.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(301) 812-3316
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20810
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Welcome, and thank you for visiting me. I believe a strong and trusting relationship between a therapist and client is fundamental to the success of therapy. I provide a warm, non-judgmental environment in which I hope you will feel comfortable, so you can achieve your goals, change something that's not working for you, develop self-awareness, or better understand your own potential. I strongly believe in working with people of all ages, since our stages of life change. I can adjust my therapeutic technique dynamically based on feedback the client provides me on what works for you.
Photo of Alan L Marcus, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Picking a therapist to work with can be overwhelming. Feeling comfortable and understood by your therapist is critical. During our first session we will explore what brought you to me. Together we identify your struggles, develop a treatment plan, discuss whether you feel comfortable with me, and that our plan makes sense to you. I am a Licensed Psychologist with over 20 years of experience. A certified IMAGO, Gottman, Equine Assisted and Diplomat in Sex Therapy, we will talk openly and candidly about your life. Together, we will explore your concerns, past and present and mindfully identify changes for you to consider.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(301) 744-8759
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Picking a therapist to work with can be overwhelming. Feeling comfortable and understood by your therapist is critical. During our first session we will explore what brought you to me. Together we identify your struggles, develop a treatment plan, discuss whether you feel comfortable with me, and that our plan makes sense to you. I am a Licensed Psychologist with over 20 years of experience. A certified IMAGO, Gottman, Equine Assisted and Diplomat in Sex Therapy, we will talk openly and candidly about your life. Together, we will explore your concerns, past and present and mindfully identify changes for you to consider.
Photo of Omar Fawzy, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20815
Life can be filled with challenges and sometimes they become overwhelming. Those challenges can lead to feelings/thoughts of sadness, hopelessness, anxiety, panic, and sometimes the symptoms we feel can't necessarily be easily identified. If your goals include identifying the problem, engaging in a journey towards personal empowerment and developing the tools to handle life's challenges, I am here to help.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(202) 915-0377
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20815
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Life can be filled with challenges and sometimes they become overwhelming. Those challenges can lead to feelings/thoughts of sadness, hopelessness, anxiety, panic, and sometimes the symptoms we feel can't necessarily be easily identified. If your goals include identifying the problem, engaging in a journey towards personal empowerment and developing the tools to handle life's challenges, I am here to help.
Photo of Laudan Moghadam, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
As a psychotherapist, I work with individuals to help them work through their problems by providing a supportive environment, focusing on their immediate issues as well as addressing unresolved issues from the past. My goal is to help my clients better understand the causes of their problems and how to effectively overcome them, develop better self-awareness and self-acceptance, form healthier relationships and improve the overall quality of their life. Making peace with the past is also an important component of treatment as one's past can continue to haunt the present time.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(844) 433-0434
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
As a psychotherapist, I work with individuals to help them work through their problems by providing a supportive environment, focusing on their immediate issues as well as addressing unresolved issues from the past. My goal is to help my clients better understand the causes of their problems and how to effectively overcome them, develop better self-awareness and self-acceptance, form healthier relationships and improve the overall quality of their life. Making peace with the past is also an important component of treatment as one's past can continue to haunt the present time.
Photo of Sam Wilson L.c.s.w., Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
I provide services to clients in Oregon and Maryland, as I am currently licensed in both states. Do you feel trapped by circumstances beyond your control? Are you unable to escape negative thoughts? Have you forgotten why you made the decisions that led you to this moment? Talk therapy can offer a way forward. Therapy can be a safe space to catch your breath, to talk out ideas that feel strange or risky, and to devise a new strategy for reconnecting with your best self.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(240) 292-8651
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I provide services to clients in Oregon and Maryland, as I am currently licensed in both states. Do you feel trapped by circumstances beyond your control? Are you unable to escape negative thoughts? Have you forgotten why you made the decisions that led you to this moment? Talk therapy can offer a way forward. Therapy can be a safe space to catch your breath, to talk out ideas that feel strange or risky, and to devise a new strategy for reconnecting with your best self.
Photo of Darling St. Louis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20810
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in treating adults and adolescents who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, relationships issues, life transitions and other disorders. My approach to counseling begins with fostering an open and safe relationship in a nurturing environment that promotes healing, growth and insight. I collaborate with each client to identify, set and achieve goals to address challenges and concerns.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(202) 750-4840
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20810
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in treating adults and adolescents who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, relationships issues, life transitions and other disorders. My approach to counseling begins with fostering an open and safe relationship in a nurturing environment that promotes healing, growth and insight. I collaborate with each client to identify, set and achieve goals to address challenges and concerns.
Photo of Vickye Hayter, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, RN, LCMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Often we wait until we have exhausted every measure before we seek professional help. You can start on your journey to healing, reconciliation, peace, and joy today. I believe that in times of adversity and struggle, we have the greatest potential for growth. It is often hard to see clearly how the difficulties we face will lead to positive changes, so instead we lose our way and get stuck in places of frustration, despair, and resentment. The change process is a journey-sometimes long and at times short. It is a process that gives us the opportunity to discover new ways of approaching our circumstances.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(301) 327-2320
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Often we wait until we have exhausted every measure before we seek professional help. You can start on your journey to healing, reconciliation, peace, and joy today. I believe that in times of adversity and struggle, we have the greatest potential for growth. It is often hard to see clearly how the difficulties we face will lead to positive changes, so instead we lose our way and get stuck in places of frustration, despair, and resentment. The change process is a journey-sometimes long and at times short. It is a process that gives us the opportunity to discover new ways of approaching our circumstances.
Photo of Mina Dadvar Klein, Counselor
Counselor, CAGS, MS Verified
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Individuals seek treatment because they are in pain. Facing one's own weaknesses is difficult and opening up even more so-particularly for people whose cultural background and/or family upbringing discourges transparency /self-disclosure. My priority is to create a safe environment where my clients may confront, accept and change aspects of their lives they consider shameful and/or self-destructive. I have been invited as a guest speaker by a number of organizations and regularly offer seminars and work shops on such themes as self-esteem,communication skills, stress management and the challenges of being married/single and dating
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(301) 710-0507
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Individuals seek treatment because they are in pain. Facing one's own weaknesses is difficult and opening up even more so-particularly for people whose cultural background and/or family upbringing discourges transparency /self-disclosure. My priority is to create a safe environment where my clients may confront, accept and change aspects of their lives they consider shameful and/or self-destructive. I have been invited as a guest speaker by a number of organizations and regularly offer seminars and work shops on such themes as self-esteem,communication skills, stress management and the challenges of being married/single and dating
Photo of Rivka Sidorsky & Associates, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CST Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Are you struggling with your intimate relationship? As an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, this is all we do. With 10 years of experience in the field of sex therapy, men, women, and couples come to us for our expertise in female and male sexual dysfunction and intimacy concerns. Rivka Sidorsky & Associates is designed to improve all the areas of intimacy and sexuality. If you are experiencing pelvic pain, unconsummated marriage, Vaginismus, sexual anxiety, sexual aversion, libido concerns, differences in desire, infidelity, sexual trauma, male sexual dysfunction, relationship and other concerns, you have come to the right place.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(339) 237-5976
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Office is near:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Are you struggling with your intimate relationship? As an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, this is all we do. With 10 years of experience in the field of sex therapy, men, women, and couples come to us for our expertise in female and male sexual dysfunction and intimacy concerns. Rivka Sidorsky & Associates is designed to improve all the areas of intimacy and sexuality. If you are experiencing pelvic pain, unconsummated marriage, Vaginismus, sexual anxiety, sexual aversion, libido concerns, differences in desire, infidelity, sexual trauma, male sexual dysfunction, relationship and other concerns, you have come to the right place.

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