Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified by Psychology Today
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
"Through psychotherapy, every person has the capacity to grow and change and live the life they’ve always imagined. I can help you recognize and alter patterns in your life, develop new skills to enhance your relationships with family, friends, and partners, and move toward greater joy and personal fulfillment. I specialize in treating individuals and couples with issue of anxiety & depression, low self-esteem, postpartum depression, parenting issues, sexual & physical abuse, domestic violence, trauma, and work-related stress. I also specialize in working with women who are in unhappy marriages and are contemplating divorce. "
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(202) 559-4242
Verified
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"Through psychotherapy, every person has the capacity to grow and change and live the life they’ve always imagined. I can help you recognize and alter patterns in your life, develop new skills to enhance your relationships with family, friends, and partners, and move toward greater joy and personal fulfillment. I specialize in treating individuals and couples with issue of anxiety & depression, low self-esteem, postpartum depression, parenting issues, sexual & physical abuse, domestic violence, trauma, and work-related stress. I also specialize in working with women who are in unhappy marriages and are contemplating divorce. "
Daniel Fleshner, Counselor
Counselor, LGPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Bethesda, Maryland 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. "
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(301) 683-5055
Verified
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"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. "
Nina Anagnostopolous, LPC Intern
LPC Intern, BA
Verified by Psychology Today
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
"Nina Anagnostopoulos is a Master’s student in the last year of her Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Marymount University. She is working under the supervision of Dr. Melanie Ricaurte. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Community Health from the University of Maryland, College Park."
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(301) 259-3045
Verified
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"Nina Anagnostopoulos is a Master’s student in the last year of her Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Marymount University. She is working under the supervision of Dr. Melanie Ricaurte. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Community Health from the University of Maryland, College Park."
Jennifer H Greenberg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW, CST
Verified by Psychology Today
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
"Do you have a family member or loved one who served in the military and suffers from combat-related stress? Is he or she finding it hard getting back to civilian life or is struggling to maintain healthy relationships, reliving bad memories of traumatic events or avoiding situations that trigger flashbacks of traumatic experiences? Combat-related stress might negatively impact intimacy, sexual desire and can cause ruptures in relationships. It's important to know that post-deployment stress responses are normal reactions to abnormal events..."
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(646) 846-7100
Verified
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"Do you have a family member or loved one who served in the military and suffers from combat-related stress? Is he or she finding it hard getting back to civilian life or is struggling to maintain healthy relationships, reliving bad memories of traumatic events or avoiding situations that trigger flashbacks of traumatic experiences? Combat-related stress might negatively impact intimacy, sexual desire and can cause ruptures in relationships. It's important to know that post-deployment stress responses are normal reactions to abnormal events..."
Melanie Ricaurte, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd
Verified by Psychology Today
Bethesda, Maryland 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 now offering supervision to those interested in becoming AASECT certified at a reduced rate as she works to become an AASECT Certified Supervisor."
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(240) 329-0562
Verified
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"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 now offering supervision to those interested in becoming AASECT certified at a reduced rate as she works to become an AASECT Certified Supervisor."
Julie Bindeman, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Bethesda, Maryland 20817
"My specialty is centered around those who are undergoing life transitions, such as going from adolescence to adulthood; transitioning from college; building a family; or other adjustment issues with which people may struggle. Whether I'm working with an individual, couple, or a group, I continually seek out feedback as to how treatment is progressing for them. Therapy should be an effective collaborative effort. Additionally, I incorporate mind and body integration techniques, such as yoga and relaxation, which can relieve stress, anxiety and be helpful for numerous other issues."
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(301) 246-0980
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, Maryland 20817
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"My specialty is centered around those who are undergoing life transitions, such as going from adolescence to adulthood; transitioning from college; building a family; or other adjustment issues with which people may struggle. Whether I'm working with an individual, couple, or a group, I continually seek out feedback as to how treatment is progressing for them. Therapy should be an effective collaborative effort. Additionally, I incorporate mind and body integration techniques, such as yoga and relaxation, which can relieve stress, anxiety and be helpful for numerous other issues."
Brooke Schetgen, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, NBCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Bethesda, Maryland 20889
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(240) 743-2026
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, Maryland 20889
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Lenna Jawdat, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, RYT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Bethesda, Maryland 20810
"I believe in our innate power to heal and grow from difficult life experiences. Whether you've experienced a trauma recently or many years ago, these experiences may continue to impact you in the present: physically, emotionally, psychologically and relationally. I offer a gentle, collaborative and affirming space to access and work through past events, however they show up, as well as for self-exploration and personal growth. I pay attention to the ways in which issues of identity (race, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, ability, size, etc.) may impact your experience. "
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(202) 838-4899
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, Maryland 20810
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"I believe in our innate power to heal and grow from difficult life experiences. Whether you've experienced a trauma recently or many years ago, these experiences may continue to impact you in the present: physically, emotionally, psychologically and relationally. I offer a gentle, collaborative and affirming space to access and work through past events, however they show up, as well as for self-exploration and personal growth. I pay attention to the ways in which issues of identity (race, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, ability, size, etc.) may impact your experience. "
Thomas Tsakounis, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC, BC-TMH, RH(AHG)
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
"Relationships and intimacy require work and attention; I’d like to help you with that work, building a road to a more fulfilled future. I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in private practice. I work with the LGBTQIA+ community and people, (individuals, two or more), interested in learning more about developing stronger emotional connections with themselves and their partner(s), exploring ethical non-monogamy and kink, stimulating love and desire, building communication skills around sex and intimacy, and exploring sexual confidence, eroticism, and self-esteem."
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(301) 744-8737
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"Relationships and intimacy require work and attention; I’d like to help you with that work, building a road to a more fulfilled future. I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in private practice. I work with the LGBTQIA+ community and people, (individuals, two or more), interested in learning more about developing stronger emotional connections with themselves and their partner(s), exploring ethical non-monogamy and kink, stimulating love and desire, building communication skills around sex and intimacy, and exploring sexual confidence, eroticism, and self-esteem."
Irini Gouzos, Psychological Associate
Psychological Associate, Psy.D, M.Ed
Verified by Psychology Today
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
"Dr. Irini Gouzos received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, along with a Master in Human Sexuality from Widener University. She has worked with diverse individuals of different races, ethnicities, religions, age, and sexual orientations in a variety of settings including inpatient hospitals, and outpatient practices. Dr. Gouzos completed one of her internships at the exclusive Keystone Extended Care Unit, in Chester, PA where she worked with individuals struggling with sexual compulsivity and trauma; this placement fostered her interest in working with individuals that struggle in relationships, and with attachment."
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(301) 234-7257
Verified
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"Dr. Irini Gouzos received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, along with a Master in Human Sexuality from Widener University. She has worked with diverse individuals of different races, ethnicities, religions, age, and sexual orientations in a variety of settings including inpatient hospitals, and outpatient practices. Dr. Gouzos completed one of her internships at the exclusive Keystone Extended Care Unit, in Chester, PA where she worked with individuals struggling with sexual compulsivity and trauma; this placement fostered her interest in working with individuals that struggle in relationships, and with attachment."
Emily T. Cook, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
"I help people just like you repair and enrich connection--starting with the relationship to yourself. I'll earn your trust as we work together to process what has happened in the past, understand how it keeps you stuck in the present, and problem-solve what to do differently for a healthier future. I wrote The Marriage Counseling Workbook to help couples outside my office make meaningful changes in their partnership. It's available on Amazon! Relationships are hard work, but you don't have to struggle alone."
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(240) 424-5328
Verified
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"I help people just like you repair and enrich connection--starting with the relationship to yourself. I'll earn your trust as we work together to process what has happened in the past, understand how it keeps you stuck in the present, and problem-solve what to do differently for a healthier future. I wrote The Marriage Counseling Workbook to help couples outside my office make meaningful changes in their partnership. It's available on Amazon! Relationships are hard work, but you don't have to struggle alone."
Kyle T Collins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Bethesda, Maryland 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. 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. Kyle also offers sex therapy to individuals and couples. "
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(301) 234-7916
Verified
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"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. 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. Kyle also offers sex therapy to individuals and couples. "
Samantha Rodman, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Bethesda, Maryland 20817
"If you have felt stuck, unfulfilled, or frustrated in your life, your relationship, or in previous therapy, let's work together! I work best with motivated, intelligent clients who know they are not living the life they want and want to create lasting change. First, we'll explore the origin of your issues, then we'll use this insight to change your current patterns. Your time and money are valuable, and our sessions will be productive. My clients know I am focused fully on helping them. I am open minded, understanding, non-judgmental, and humorous. Visit drpsychmom.com or read my books to get a feel for my style."
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(707) 520-4347
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, Maryland 20817
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"If you have felt stuck, unfulfilled, or frustrated in your life, your relationship, or in previous therapy, let's work together! I work best with motivated, intelligent clients who know they are not living the life they want and want to create lasting change. First, we'll explore the origin of your issues, then we'll use this insight to change your current patterns. Your time and money are valuable, and our sessions will be productive. My clients know I am focused fully on helping them. I am open minded, understanding, non-judgmental, and humorous. Visit drpsychmom.com or read my books to get a feel for my style."
Cathy Roberts, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
"Connection is the most powerful tool we have for healing emotional distress. Through individual and couple therapy, I offer you deep listening, understanding, and strategies for change. You have the opportunity to heal from the past, explore new behaviors in the present, and have more hope for the future. I especially like working with, 1) individuals and couples in non-traditional relationships and lifestyles, 2) those who want to improve their relationships, 3) people facing a spiritual/religious conflict or challenge, 4) all who are exploring the impact of racism on their lives."
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(301) 658-2444
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"Connection is the most powerful tool we have for healing emotional distress. Through individual and couple therapy, I offer you deep listening, understanding, and strategies for change. You have the opportunity to heal from the past, explore new behaviors in the present, and have more hope for the future. I especially like working with, 1) individuals and couples in non-traditional relationships and lifestyles, 2) those who want to improve their relationships, 3) people facing a spiritual/religious conflict or challenge, 4) all who are exploring the impact of racism on their lives."
Meghan Cusack, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Bethesda, Maryland 20817
"I enjoy working with clients who are self-motivated to create a change in their lives. As a clinical social worker, I will not change you, but guide you down the path to change yourself. I have great experience in working with a variety of clients who are newly diagnosed and experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and trauma."
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(240) 558-5997
Verified
Bethesda, Maryland 20817
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"I enjoy working with clients who are self-motivated to create a change in their lives. As a clinical social worker, I will not change you, but guide you down the path to change yourself. I have great experience in working with a variety of clients who are newly diagnosed and experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and trauma."
Joanne Bagshaw, Counselor
Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Bethesda, Maryland 20815
"Sexuality and relationships are complex, and sex therapy is not just about sex. Great sex is more about your relationship with yourself and others than it is about technique. In sex therapy, we identify and work through the emotional issues that contribute to sexual problems by using cognitive therapy to change problematic thoughts and attitudes and incorporate behavioral techniques to change physical symptoms and behavior. I use a sexual health model and work with individuals and couples of any sexual orientation & lifestyle. Interventions include psychoeducation about sex, mindfulness exercises, and repairing relationship issues."
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(631) 697-5568
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, Maryland 20815
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"Sexuality and relationships are complex, and sex therapy is not just about sex. Great sex is more about your relationship with yourself and others than it is about technique. In sex therapy, we identify and work through the emotional issues that contribute to sexual problems by using cognitive therapy to change problematic thoughts and attitudes and incorporate behavioral techniques to change physical symptoms and behavior. I use a sexual health model and work with individuals and couples of any sexual orientation & lifestyle. Interventions include psychoeducation about sex, mindfulness exercises, and repairing relationship issues."
Allyssa Lanza, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
"Welcome! Life's challenges come in many shapes and colors, and solutions are not one-size-fits-all. My approach is to help you in a way that works with your life and values. In practice, I integrate science-based treatment into my warm, compassionate style in order to help individuals and couples reach their goals."
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(571) 365-3188
Verified
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"Welcome! Life's challenges come in many shapes and colors, and solutions are not one-size-fits-all. My approach is to help you in a way that works with your life and values. In practice, I integrate science-based treatment into my warm, compassionate style in order to help individuals and couples reach their goals."
Joanna Strait LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Bethesda, Maryland 20815
"Finding a therapist you can partner with can be an incredibly powerful tool in overcoming difficulties and achieving long-lasting change. I strive to create a judgement free environment in which clients are able to calmly explore the issues leading them to seek support. The ability to change is already within you. My job is to assist and support you in that process. I work with young adults, adults and seniors who are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and loss, issues related to adoption, infertility, and prenatal/postpartum depression and anxiety. "
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(240) 802-7287
Verified
Office is near:
Bethesda, Maryland 20815
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"Finding a therapist you can partner with can be an incredibly powerful tool in overcoming difficulties and achieving long-lasting change. I strive to create a judgement free environment in which clients are able to calmly explore the issues leading them to seek support. The ability to change is already within you. My job is to assist and support you in that process. I work with young adults, adults and seniors who are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and loss, issues related to adoption, infertility, and prenatal/postpartum depression and anxiety. "
Jonathan Lebolt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
"We all have strengths that we can develop, as well as challenges from which we can grow. Each crisis in our lives is an opportunity for healing and growth. As your therapist, I will use a variety of techniques to help you achieve your personal, professional, and spiritual goals. My primary approach is relational, meaning I focus on the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. A dynamic, interactive, and empathic therapist, I offer advice and support when needed, and I share my own experiences when I think they will be helpful. Though I have extensive, in-depth training, I rely greatly on intuition and humor in my work."
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(301) 259-3575
Verified
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"We all have strengths that we can develop, as well as challenges from which we can grow. Each crisis in our lives is an opportunity for healing and growth. As your therapist, I will use a variety of techniques to help you achieve your personal, professional, and spiritual goals. My primary approach is relational, meaning I focus on the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. A dynamic, interactive, and empathic therapist, I offer advice and support when needed, and I share my own experiences when I think they will be helpful. Though I have extensive, in-depth training, I rely greatly on intuition and humor in my work."
Maxwell Brooks, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
"Relationships are a complicated endeavor. Whether you feel alone, the supports you have are not satisfactory, or you feel to blame, I am here to help. Mental health is strongly influenced by one's ability to get their needs met in relationships. Psychotherapy is a process whereby we can look at your needs, including the thoughts and feelings you have when you are stuck. Ultimately, by identifying and fleshing out your reactions, we gain a deeper understanding of you, helping you to find freedom of choice and fulfillment."
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(240) 702-1143
Verified
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"Relationships are a complicated endeavor. Whether you feel alone, the supports you have are not satisfactory, or you feel to blame, I am here to help. Mental health is strongly influenced by one's ability to get their needs met in relationships. Psychotherapy is a process whereby we can look at your needs, including the thoughts and feelings you have when you are stuck. Ultimately, by identifying and fleshing out your reactions, we gain a deeper understanding of you, helping you to find freedom of choice and fulfillment."

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Sex-positive counseling in Bethesda for sex-positive clients

If you are sex-positive or are looking for help with being sex-positive in Bethesda or for a Bethesda sex-positive therapist, these professionals provide kink allied therapy in Bethesda and counseling for sex-positive clients.

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Therapists in Bethesda are able to work with a wide range of issues.

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