Syma Ralston

Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP

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(301) 355-2258

Syma Ralston

Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP


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Dr. Syma Ralston
Silver Spring, Maryland 20903
(301) 355-2258

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I have been treating couples, adults and adolescents like you for more than 20 years, helping you find healthier ways to deal with crises and longstanding problems. My clients come from many different religious and cultural backgrounds, from the United States and throughout the world. Whether you are a civilian or in the military, whether you are trying to cope with depression, anxiety, loss or grief, I can help you feel better. I specialize in working with couples, finding ways to help you live together, or to separate with a minimum of hurt. I also help individuals explore issues of identity and self esteem.

I specialize in tailoring therapy to individual needs and work in a variety of modalities from psychodynamic psychotherapy to humanistic psychology, from cognitive behavioral therapy to couples counseling. I do marriage counseling, individual counseling of adults and teens, and relationship counseling. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, loss and grief.

I work with people of many cultures and religions as well as with Caucasian Americans. In San Jose, I was chief clinician for Jewish Family Services and Director of the Outpatient Clinic for Indian Health Center. At Walter Reed, I treated active and retired military, and their families.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Illinois School of Professional Psychology
  • License and State: 04100 Maryland

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $90 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Ceridian
  • ChoiceCare
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Out of Network
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Location

Dr. Syma Ralston
Silver Spring, Maryland 20903
(301) 355-2258

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Hebrew and Yiddish
Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Cancer

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Psychodynamic
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

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Professional Connections

Syma has been a personal and professional support to me for most of the 9+ years I have know her. She has a warm and compassionate demeanor and I would strongly encourage you to connect with her if you are seeking therapeutic services.

Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019

Syma Ralston

Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP