Amanda Wiggins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LGMFT Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
Offers online therapy
I use techniques from Virginia Satir’s Human Validation Process Model, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, & Solution-Focused Therapy.
I work with individuals and families facing stressors such as life transitions, emotional and behavioral concerns, anxiety, depression, separation and divorce, blended families, parent child relationships, as well as identity, personal, and relational growth. My training as a MFT has helped me develop a collaborative, systemically informed therapy style. I believe clients are the experts in their own lives, and I can serve as a warm, empathetic and non-judgmental presence to facilitate exploration and self growth.
(301) 720-1706
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Offers online therapy
I use techniques from Virginia Satir’s Human Validation Process Model, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, & Solution-Focused Therapy.
I work with individuals and families facing stressors such as life transitions, emotional and behavioral concerns, anxiety, depression, separation and divorce, blended families, parent child relationships, as well as identity, personal, and relational growth. My training as a MFT has helped me develop a collaborative, systemically informed therapy style. I believe clients are the experts in their own lives, and I can serve as a warm, empathetic and non-judgmental presence to facilitate exploration and self growth.
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Heidi Emmer, Build Coping Skills and Strengths
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
Offers online therapy
We will draw on CBT, Family Systems, strengths-based therapy, mind-body, psychodynamic, imagery, and role-play techniques.
Do you or your child experience painful feelings such as fear, anxiety, anger, or sadness? In therapy, you can expect to get help for you or your child in learning to express thoughts, feelings, and needs. You can learn to recognize the triggers for unwanted destructive habits and find the source of your emotional pain. You can expect help fapping into your strengths and building coping skills. If you are ready to move towards your goals and experience growth, or feel that your child needs expert help, contact me via phone, text, or email. I am looking forward to helping you build the tools for a happier and more successful life.
(301) 453-4262
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Offers online therapy
We will draw on CBT, Family Systems, strengths-based therapy, mind-body, psychodynamic, imagery, and role-play techniques.
Do you or your child experience painful feelings such as fear, anxiety, anger, or sadness? In therapy, you can expect to get help for you or your child in learning to express thoughts, feelings, and needs. You can learn to recognize the triggers for unwanted destructive habits and find the source of your emotional pain. You can expect help fapping into your strengths and building coping skills. If you are ready to move towards your goals and experience growth, or feel that your child needs expert help, contact me via phone, text, or email. I am looking forward to helping you build the tools for a happier and more successful life.
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Stephanie Prigal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
I utilize Non-Directive Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy and Theraplay as well as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.
My therapeutic approach emphasizes the importance of meeting the client and family where they are at and building a connection through trust and understanding. I have experience working with children as young as 5 years old, adolescents, adults and families. I specialize in supporting clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem challenges, socialization and attention deficit disorder. When working with adolescents or adults, I utilize a variety of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness.
(240) 201-9566
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
I utilize Non-Directive Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy and Theraplay as well as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.
My therapeutic approach emphasizes the importance of meeting the client and family where they are at and building a connection through trust and understanding. I have experience working with children as young as 5 years old, adolescents, adults and families. I specialize in supporting clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem challenges, socialization and attention deficit disorder. When working with adolescents or adults, I utilize a variety of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness.
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Allison Brown
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, RPT Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
Offers online therapy
I am a registered play therapist and work with children who have trouble managing their emotions, whether that is through outward expressions of temper tantrums all the way to inward expressions of withdrawing from others.
Is it difficult to communicate with your child? Does your child have moments when their emotions take over and have a meltdown? Is your child withdrawn and have difficulty interacting with other children? Does your child have unpredictable reactions to simple requests or situations? Would you like to be able to comfort your child when they appear upset?
(240) 398-3298
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Offers online therapy
I am a registered play therapist and work with children who have trouble managing their emotions, whether that is through outward expressions of temper tantrums all the way to inward expressions of withdrawing from others.
Is it difficult to communicate with your child? Does your child have moments when their emotions take over and have a meltdown? Is your child withdrawn and have difficulty interacting with other children? Does your child have unpredictable reactions to simple requests or situations? Would you like to be able to comfort your child when they appear upset?
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Oladipo Adedeji
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
He uses Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, and spiritually integrated psychotherapy to address concerns of clients, groups, and families.
Oladipo Adedeji is a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland, and Resident in Counseling in Virginia. He has 6 years of experience providing individual and group psychotherapy to clients of various demographics (ages 4-65). He earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Bowie State University and Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Loyola University Maryland. Oladipo seeks to understand the perspective of his clients and the stressful experiences negatively affecting their daily lives.
(240) 201-2692
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
He uses Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, and spiritually integrated psychotherapy to address concerns of clients, groups, and families.
Oladipo Adedeji is a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland, and Resident in Counseling in Virginia. He has 6 years of experience providing individual and group psychotherapy to clients of various demographics (ages 4-65). He earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Bowie State University and Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Loyola University Maryland. Oladipo seeks to understand the perspective of his clients and the stressful experiences negatively affecting their daily lives.
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Griff Doyle
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
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
Offers online therapy
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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Quintin Talley
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Quintin uses CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) based, person centered, mindfulness, solution focused, play therapy, and family systems interventions to help his clients meet their therapeutic goals.
Quintin Talley is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland. Quintin has nearly 10 years of experience working with adults (18 - 90) and children (5-17), in a number of therapeutic settings. Quintin has experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. He has helped clients to work through issues related to anxiety, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, school problems, career/job stress, communication problems in marriages and relationships, trauma, and other behavioral concerns.
(301) 579-8957
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Quintin uses CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) based, person centered, mindfulness, solution focused, play therapy, and family systems interventions to help his clients meet their therapeutic goals.
Quintin Talley is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland. Quintin has nearly 10 years of experience working with adults (18 - 90) and children (5-17), in a number of therapeutic settings. Quintin has experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. He has helped clients to work through issues related to anxiety, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, school problems, career/job stress, communication problems in marriages and relationships, trauma, and other behavioral concerns.
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Joann S Stern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I have helped clients gain relief from anxiety and stress through Talk and Mind/Body Therapies -- Mindfulness, Yoga, Somatic Experiencing, Breathwork -- and Adult-Centered Play Therapy.
Stressed, anxious, even panicked at times? in these times, facing the unknown, at times thinking the worst, it can be difficult to attain calm and serenity. Through Talk and Mind/Body Therapies, I can help you find relief from anxiety and stress and engage in life.
(301) 685-0618
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Bethesda, MD 20814
I have helped clients gain relief from anxiety and stress through Talk and Mind/Body Therapies -- Mindfulness, Yoga, Somatic Experiencing, Breathwork -- and Adult-Centered Play Therapy.
Stressed, anxious, even panicked at times? in these times, facing the unknown, at times thinking the worst, it can be difficult to attain calm and serenity. Through Talk and Mind/Body Therapies, I can help you find relief from anxiety and stress and engage in life.
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Christopher Ray
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
With children, I use play and talk therapy to assist them in identifying strengths and reducing negative symptoms of distress.
**AT THIS TIME I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Although you may not believe it, you are stronger than you think. Through our work in therapy, I will help you to find your strengths and learn to leverage them in times of need. I work collaboratively with children, adolescents, and adults in individual and family therapy. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, relationship concerns, in addition to behavioral concerns in children.
(240) 589-7737
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
With children, I use play and talk therapy to assist them in identifying strengths and reducing negative symptoms of distress.
**AT THIS TIME I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Although you may not believe it, you are stronger than you think. Through our work in therapy, I will help you to find your strengths and learn to leverage them in times of need. I work collaboratively with children, adolescents, and adults in individual and family therapy. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, relationship concerns, in addition to behavioral concerns in children.
Brittany LaFleur
Counselor, MS, LCPC-S, NBCC Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Brittany is a certified Child & Adolescent Trauma Therapist, Registered Play Therapist & Board Approved Supervisor.
Brittany LaFleur is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with a deep passion for aiding individuals in their journey towards becoming their best selves, hence why she started Your Best Self therapeutic services in 2018. Brittany creates a safe and confidential space to guide clients’ exploration of their inner worlds. In conjunction with her dynamic approach, her compassionate and direct style, pulling from the newest neuroscience research and mindfulness training, lends itself to helping patients become their best selves.
(301) 205-5422
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Brittany is a certified Child & Adolescent Trauma Therapist, Registered Play Therapist & Board Approved Supervisor.
Brittany LaFleur is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with a deep passion for aiding individuals in their journey towards becoming their best selves, hence why she started Your Best Self therapeutic services in 2018. Brittany creates a safe and confidential space to guide clients’ exploration of their inner worlds. In conjunction with her dynamic approach, her compassionate and direct style, pulling from the newest neuroscience research and mindfulness training, lends itself to helping patients become their best selves.
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Claudia Camargo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Claudia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Parent Child Interaction Therapist. She is certified to train clinicians in PCIT in her practice. She provides individual, group and family therapy. Claudia has over five years’ experience working with adults and children facing depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and relationship challenges. She specializes in working with children ages 3 to 8 years old with behavioral concerns by focusing on strengthening attachment and coaching parents on setting healthy limits. ​ Claudia’s therapeutic approaches include CBT, TF-CBT, Theraplay, Sand and Play Therapy.
(240) 617-4319
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Claudia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Parent Child Interaction Therapist. She is certified to train clinicians in PCIT in her practice. She provides individual, group and family therapy. Claudia has over five years’ experience working with adults and children facing depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and relationship challenges. She specializes in working with children ages 3 to 8 years old with behavioral concerns by focusing on strengthening attachment and coaching parents on setting healthy limits. ​ Claudia’s therapeutic approaches include CBT, TF-CBT, Theraplay, Sand and Play Therapy.
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Rebecca Whitmore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, MEd Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
My training includes, EMDR, IMAGO couples therapy, EFIT, Play Therapy, Sand Therapy, and Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy.
I work with children, couples, and adults who may be feeling anxious, sad, alone, or emotionally unable to feel good about relationships or themself. I believe people recover and grow best when they do not have to go at it alone. I offer a partnership where together we can discover your authentic capacity to heal and to experience joy, compassionate self regard, and healthy rewarding relationships. I will help you discover inner resources to move through losses and past or present challenges with greater emotional resiliency and self compassion.
(240) 775-2294
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
My training includes, EMDR, IMAGO couples therapy, EFIT, Play Therapy, Sand Therapy, and Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy.
I work with children, couples, and adults who may be feeling anxious, sad, alone, or emotionally unable to feel good about relationships or themself. I believe people recover and grow best when they do not have to go at it alone. I offer a partnership where together we can discover your authentic capacity to heal and to experience joy, compassionate self regard, and healthy rewarding relationships. I will help you discover inner resources to move through losses and past or present challenges with greater emotional resiliency and self compassion.
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Samantha Congdon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Samantha's specializes in Narrative, Art/Play, CBT, and Solution-Focused Therapy, etc.
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 Ca and Md. Samantha works with children, adolescents, 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
Offers online therapy
Samantha's specializes in Narrative, Art/Play, CBT, and Solution-Focused Therapy, etc.
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 Ca and Md. Samantha works with children, adolescents, 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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Lauren A Messina
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LCMFT Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I am certified in Play Therapy and I work teens and young adults to address issues like depression, anxiety, family conflict, social/dating skills, and academic/career concerns.
What drives my work as a Couple and Family Therapist is my belief in your ability to make positive changes in your life and my dedication to building strong families. My approach begins with taking a client-centered, strengths-based empathetic perspective. I strive to create a comfortable and safe environment for those I work with. Drawing from Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused, and Experiential therapy, I am adept at tailoring my approach to meet the needs of my clients. We will discuss where you've come from, where you are at now, and where you desire to go next.
(301) 960-3955
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Bethesda, MD 20814
I am certified in Play Therapy and I work teens and young adults to address issues like depression, anxiety, family conflict, social/dating skills, and academic/career concerns.
What drives my work as a Couple and Family Therapist is my belief in your ability to make positive changes in your life and my dedication to building strong families. My approach begins with taking a client-centered, strengths-based empathetic perspective. I strive to create a comfortable and safe environment for those I work with. Drawing from Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused, and Experiential therapy, I am adept at tailoring my approach to meet the needs of my clients. We will discuss where you've come from, where you are at now, and where you desire to go next.
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Amy Pelletier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
Amy has completed training in expressive and play therapies and in using CBT to treat mood and anxiety disorders.
Amy has over a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings, including outpatient mental health, school-based, and private practice. She is dedicated to helping children and families navigate life’s challenges. Amy’s approach to therapy involves creating a safe and supportive environment for her clients where she uses cognitive behavioral therapy and play therapy techniques to help clients experiencing a range difficulties, including anxiety, OCD, depression, ADHD, emotional dysregulation, and behavior issues.
(301) 417-5840
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Amy has completed training in expressive and play therapies and in using CBT to treat mood and anxiety disorders.
Amy has over a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings, including outpatient mental health, school-based, and private practice. She is dedicated to helping children and families navigate life’s challenges. Amy’s approach to therapy involves creating a safe and supportive environment for her clients where she uses cognitive behavioral therapy and play therapy techniques to help clients experiencing a range difficulties, including anxiety, OCD, depression, ADHD, emotional dysregulation, and behavior issues.
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Dara Goldberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
In my practice I use combination of talk, play and relaxation training to meet your specific needs.
Reaching out to a therapist can be a difficult decision and a brave choice. In my practice, I work with my clients to build upon strengths that already exist to help you gain the skills to reach their fullest potential. I would like to help you have the opportunity to create meaningful change in your daily lives. I provide psychotherapy to children, adolescents, individuals and their families who are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, ADHD, and learning challenges. I have experience advocating for clients in the form of working with teachers, participating in IEP meetings, and educating the community.
(301) 861-0746
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Bethesda, MD 20814
In my practice I use combination of talk, play and relaxation training to meet your specific needs.
Reaching out to a therapist can be a difficult decision and a brave choice. In my practice, I work with my clients to build upon strengths that already exist to help you gain the skills to reach their fullest potential. I would like to help you have the opportunity to create meaningful change in your daily lives. I provide psychotherapy to children, adolescents, individuals and their families who are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, ADHD, and learning challenges. I have experience advocating for clients in the form of working with teachers, participating in IEP meetings, and educating the community.
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Quinn K Smelser
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC, RPT Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
I am a nationally recognized expert and published author on play therapy, family therapy, ethical practice, trauma informed care for children, LGBT and gender identity, grief and loss, and spirituality.
You have taken a very courageous step in seeking therapy. I have counseled children, families, and individuals at all stages of life. Over the course of my career, I have worked in urban, rural, and suburban communities, under government-funded grants, and through private funding in homes, schools, and residential treatment. Using an integrative approach that is trauma-informed, evidence-based, and family systems oriented, I draw from attachment theory, neurobiology research, systems theory, cognitive-behavioral theory, and existentialism. I also am an approved clinical supervisor in Maryland.
(240) 213-7314
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
I am a nationally recognized expert and published author on play therapy, family therapy, ethical practice, trauma informed care for children, LGBT and gender identity, grief and loss, and spirituality.
You have taken a very courageous step in seeking therapy. I have counseled children, families, and individuals at all stages of life. Over the course of my career, I have worked in urban, rural, and suburban communities, under government-funded grants, and through private funding in homes, schools, and residential treatment. Using an integrative approach that is trauma-informed, evidence-based, and family systems oriented, I draw from attachment theory, neurobiology research, systems theory, cognitive-behavioral theory, and existentialism. I also am an approved clinical supervisor in Maryland.
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Pam Herrick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LGMFT Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
Our connections to one another and the communities we work and play in are foundational to our health and well-being. It is through relationship that we learn about ourselves and how best to be in relationship with others. At times, stress can threaten to overwhelm, priorities can become unclear and uncertainties can mount. We all benefit from a consistent and trusting relationship in which to identify our feelings, thoughts and behaviors, to be supported in our efforts to determine and utilize our own strengths and resources, to build our coping strategies, and begin to create the change we choose to work on in any stage of life
(301) 417-5032
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Our connections to one another and the communities we work and play in are foundational to our health and well-being. It is through relationship that we learn about ourselves and how best to be in relationship with others. At times, stress can threaten to overwhelm, priorities can become unclear and uncertainties can mount. We all benefit from a consistent and trusting relationship in which to identify our feelings, thoughts and behaviors, to be supported in our efforts to determine and utilize our own strengths and resources, to build our coping strategies, and begin to create the change we choose to work on in any stage of life
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Maggie Meyer
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, RPT Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Not accepting new clients
In addition to being a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist, I practiced 17 years as a Registered Dietitian working with children, adolescents, & adults experiencing disordered eating behaviors.
Reaching out for support can be a hard step, but it is the first step towards unlocking all of the possibilities and potential for you, your child, and your family to heal and re-connect. Therapy is a gift and allowing me the ability to share my compassion, openness, and empathy with you and/or your child is a gift to me. I strive to create authentic, engaging, and trusting therapeutic relationships. I enjoy working with families to strengthen their connection, and my goal is to be a source of both practical and emotional support for you and your family. I believe therapy is nourishment for social, emotional & physical wellbeing.
(301) 900-8361
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Not accepting new clients
In addition to being a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist, I practiced 17 years as a Registered Dietitian working with children, adolescents, & adults experiencing disordered eating behaviors.
Reaching out for support can be a hard step, but it is the first step towards unlocking all of the possibilities and potential for you, your child, and your family to heal and re-connect. Therapy is a gift and allowing me the ability to share my compassion, openness, and empathy with you and/or your child is a gift to me. I strive to create authentic, engaging, and trusting therapeutic relationships. I enjoy working with families to strengthen their connection, and my goal is to be a source of both practical and emotional support for you and your family. I believe therapy is nourishment for social, emotional & physical wellbeing.
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Michael Stahly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW-C Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Drawing on my experience as a martial arts instructor and a grounding in play therapy, I take a creative, non-directive approach that works well for many kids and families.
I specialize in helping people grapple with existential concerns, often related to grief, loss, and finding a path in life. I work well with people who are disillusioned with the world today and who struggle to reconcile their values with the tasks of daily living, as well as those who have suffered significant losses need help to find their footing once more and to reengage in their altered lives. I do not structure sessions, teach skills, or assign homework.
(301) 918-5435
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Drawing on my experience as a martial arts instructor and a grounding in play therapy, I take a creative, non-directive approach that works well for many kids and families.
I specialize in helping people grapple with existential concerns, often related to grief, loss, and finding a path in life. I work well with people who are disillusioned with the world today and who struggle to reconcile their values with the tasks of daily living, as well as those who have suffered significant losses need help to find their footing once more and to reengage in their altered lives. I do not structure sessions, teach skills, or assign homework.

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Play Therapy
Generally for children ages 3 to 11, play therapy is a form of counseling that relies on play to help therapists communicate with children and understand their mental health. Because children develop cognitive skills before language skills, play is an effective way to understand a child. The therapist may observe a child playing with toys--such as playhouses and dolls--to understand the child's behavior and identify issues.

If you're looking for play therapy in Bethesda or for a Bethesda play therapist, these professionals provide play therapy, play therapy children, child play therapy, play therapy for children, sandplay therapy, family play therapy and group play therapy. They include play therapists, play psychologists, play psychotherapists and play counselors.