Victoria Balenger
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Based on my broad experience in higher education, Federal EAP's and law enforcement/national security settings, I have observed that many people are "too well-adapted for their own good". Caretaking others, performing above expectations, and appearing just fine while their physical or emotional health is being eroded by chronic stress or unhealthy coping mechanisms. In an initial phone consultation, I try to help prospective clients define and clarify their reasons for seeking help. I then provide recommendations regarding counseling, psychotherapy, or other support or treatment options in the person's best interest.
(240) 201-9637
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Based on my broad experience in higher education, Federal EAP's and law enforcement/national security settings, I have observed that many people are "too well-adapted for their own good". Caretaking others, performing above expectations, and appearing just fine while their physical or emotional health is being eroded by chronic stress or unhealthy coping mechanisms. In an initial phone consultation, I try to help prospective clients define and clarify their reasons for seeking help. I then provide recommendations regarding counseling, psychotherapy, or other support or treatment options in the person's best interest.
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Julia Kirvan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
"Are you experiencing conflicts in your relationships? Are you feeling depressed, anxious or irritable? Finding a therapist you can connect with to help you explore an unbiased view of your struggles or concerns can be difficult. As a clinical social worker with over twenty years of experience, I help adults, adolescents, and couples through a variety of life transitions. I offer help to clients struggling from a variety of issues, ranging from: marital difficulties, anxiety and depression, separation and divorce, grief, parenting and workplace difficulties. In addition, I am a trained collaborative divorce coach and child specialist.
(301) 678-8681
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Bethesda, MD 20817
"Are you experiencing conflicts in your relationships? Are you feeling depressed, anxious or irritable? Finding a therapist you can connect with to help you explore an unbiased view of your struggles or concerns can be difficult. As a clinical social worker with over twenty years of experience, I help adults, adolescents, and couples through a variety of life transitions. I offer help to clients struggling from a variety of issues, ranging from: marital difficulties, anxiety and depression, separation and divorce, grief, parenting and workplace difficulties. In addition, I am a trained collaborative divorce coach and child specialist.
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Miranda K Morris
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Are you leading the life you want? So many people aren't. Dissatisfaction, anxiety, depression, and stress become fixtures in our daily lives. If yours is not the life you want, therapy can be a powerful means by which to let go of suffering, to find fulfillment and joy in you life. In my work, I help people develop the skills they need to let go of pain, to pursue their goals, to strengthen relationships, and to live fully. My clients range from people who are having acutely painful problems to people who simply feel stuck or unhappy.
(240) 696-4173
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Are you leading the life you want? So many people aren't. Dissatisfaction, anxiety, depression, and stress become fixtures in our daily lives. If yours is not the life you want, therapy can be a powerful means by which to let go of suffering, to find fulfillment and joy in you life. In my work, I help people develop the skills they need to let go of pain, to pursue their goals, to strengthen relationships, and to live fully. My clients range from people who are having acutely painful problems to people who simply feel stuck or unhappy.
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Heather E Clark
Counselor, LCPC, MA Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Hope, Help, and Honor for Every Body... My special focus is disordered eating, including binge eating disorder, bulimia, anorexia, body dissatisfaction, chronic dieting, intuitive eating, and orthorexia. If you've ever had your broken relationship with food/body dismissed, overlooked, minimized, or even encouraged, due to living in a larger body, there's a special place in my heart and in my practice for you. I might be a good fit for you if you are looking for a therapist who is down-to-earth, trauma-informed, likes to use humor in our conversations, and is professional but also informal.
(410) 469-7119
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Hope, Help, and Honor for Every Body... My special focus is disordered eating, including binge eating disorder, bulimia, anorexia, body dissatisfaction, chronic dieting, intuitive eating, and orthorexia. If you've ever had your broken relationship with food/body dismissed, overlooked, minimized, or even encouraged, due to living in a larger body, there's a special place in my heart and in my practice for you. I might be a good fit for you if you are looking for a therapist who is down-to-earth, trauma-informed, likes to use humor in our conversations, and is professional but also informal.
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Bethesda Chevy Chase Counseling & Assessment
Psychologist, JD, PhD Verified
Bethesda, MD 20816
Teresa Maria Giral, JD, PhD earned her doctorate from Columbia University in 2008. Before beginning her studies in psychology, she worked as a litigator for 6 years in Washington, DC. Dr. Giral's principal areas of interest are adolescent and adult psychotherapy, mental health and spirituality, and academic and career mentoring. She is known for her direct therapeutic style and emphasis on goal-setting and results.
(301) 876-4218
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Bethesda, MD 20816
Teresa Maria Giral, JD, PhD earned her doctorate from Columbia University in 2008. Before beginning her studies in psychology, she worked as a litigator for 6 years in Washington, DC. Dr. Giral's principal areas of interest are adolescent and adult psychotherapy, mental health and spirituality, and academic and career mentoring. She is known for her direct therapeutic style and emphasis on goal-setting and results.
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Malachite Institute for Behavioral Health, LLC
Counselor, MS, LCPC Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I enjoy working with a diverse clientele, and specialize in treating individuals struggling with co-occurring disorders, including anxiety and mood disorders, complex trauma, and eating disorders.
(240) 249-4466
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Bethesda, MD 20814
I enjoy working with a diverse clientele, and specialize in treating individuals struggling with co-occurring disorders, including anxiety and mood disorders, complex trauma, and eating disorders.
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Kate Scharff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Bethesda, MD 20816
Offers online therapy
I'm a Washington, DC area psychotherapist, author, and teacher with over 30 years' experience helping individuals, couples and families navigate such issues as relationship difficulties (including communication, intimacy and infidelity), parenting and co-parenting, anxiety, depression, grief and trauma. I maintain a general practice of individual and couple therapy. Separately, I have a specialized practice separation and divorce and never-married parents. You'll find more information about my experience, qualifications, and what it might be like to work with me at www.katescharff.com. Feel free to email or call with questions.
(301) 850-6853
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Bethesda, MD 20816
Offers online therapy
I'm a Washington, DC area psychotherapist, author, and teacher with over 30 years' experience helping individuals, couples and families navigate such issues as relationship difficulties (including communication, intimacy and infidelity), parenting and co-parenting, anxiety, depression, grief and trauma. I maintain a general practice of individual and couple therapy. Separately, I have a specialized practice separation and divorce and never-married parents. You'll find more information about my experience, qualifications, and what it might be like to work with me at www.katescharff.com. Feel free to email or call with questions.
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Mary Randall Ingate
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MC Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
Not accepting new clients
We all have periods of struggle navigating life; work; and relationships. In my practice I focus on helping individuals and families identify troubling issues while increasing self understanding; coping skills and compassion for themselves and others with the goal of improving relationships and moving forward in life in accordance with their individual goals and values. In my 30+ years of practice I have worked with people from many different cultures including the LGBTQ+ community who are struggling with anxiety; mood disorders; and addiction issues. I am committed to helping and working collaboratively with my clients.
(301) 850-6846
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Not accepting new clients
We all have periods of struggle navigating life; work; and relationships. In my practice I focus on helping individuals and families identify troubling issues while increasing self understanding; coping skills and compassion for themselves and others with the goal of improving relationships and moving forward in life in accordance with their individual goals and values. In my 30+ years of practice I have worked with people from many different cultures including the LGBTQ+ community who are struggling with anxiety; mood disorders; and addiction issues. I am committed to helping and working collaboratively with my clients.
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Robert Greenstone
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
Offers online therapy
Imagine what your life could be like if ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, or relationship issues no longer controlled your life. Imagine being able to manage the stressors that continually weigh heavily on you. When you have tried to resolve these issues on your own, but haven't found the result you are looking for, it's time to reach out for support. It's not about working harder, but smarter. My job is to provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment to allow you to find the balance and improvement you have been seeking.
(301) 760-2935
Verified
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Offers online therapy
Imagine what your life could be like if ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, or relationship issues no longer controlled your life. Imagine being able to manage the stressors that continually weigh heavily on you. When you have tried to resolve these issues on your own, but haven't found the result you are looking for, it's time to reach out for support. It's not about working harder, but smarter. My job is to provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment to allow you to find the balance and improvement you have been seeking.
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Judith Andai, PsyD, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
I am a European-American psychotherapist with 20+ years in practice. My goal is to help my clients to find the most effective and rewarding ways to negotiate the "labyrinth of life", for resolution, change and growth. With a rich background in different modalities, I will try to find the right approach to my clients' specific needs.
(703) 348-0925
Verified
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
I am a European-American psychotherapist with 20+ years in practice. My goal is to help my clients to find the most effective and rewarding ways to negotiate the "labyrinth of life", for resolution, change and growth. With a rich background in different modalities, I will try to find the right approach to my clients' specific needs.
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Steven Alexander
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Selecting the right therapist is an important, personal decision. You deserve to work with someone who is compassionate and highly skilled in helping to bring about desired changes in your life. In nearly thirty years of clinical experience, I have helped people attain more satisfying personal and family relationships, cope with symptoms of anxiety or depression, and learn to better manage the stress of daily life.
(301) 979-7856
Verified
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Selecting the right therapist is an important, personal decision. You deserve to work with someone who is compassionate and highly skilled in helping to bring about desired changes in your life. In nearly thirty years of clinical experience, I have helped people attain more satisfying personal and family relationships, cope with symptoms of anxiety or depression, and learn to better manage the stress of daily life.
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Hannah L Gold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Are you having trouble adjusting to a new life transition? Or having difficulty moving forward with your goals? Maybe you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, or relationship challenges. You have come to the right place. I am a clinical social worker dedicated to improving the lives of my clients. I am passionate about offering my clients new insights, enabling them to see things from different perspectives, and empowering them to make positive choices. My clients appreciate my ability to stay present and empathic, while helping them develop creative solutions and strategies to cope with their challenges.
(203) 257-4588
Verified
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Are you having trouble adjusting to a new life transition? Or having difficulty moving forward with your goals? Maybe you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, or relationship challenges. You have come to the right place. I am a clinical social worker dedicated to improving the lives of my clients. I am passionate about offering my clients new insights, enabling them to see things from different perspectives, and empowering them to make positive choices. My clients appreciate my ability to stay present and empathic, while helping them develop creative solutions and strategies to cope with their challenges.
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Julia Shabat
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
My practice focuses on individual therapy with adults and young adults/late teens. I have a particular interest in working with clients who are struggling with the adjustment to life transitions (e.g. new baby, marriage, breakups, loss of loved one, moves, job/school changes, health issues). I am interested in the adjustment to parenthood. In addition, I enjoy working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, identity issues (professional or otherwise), family of origin issues and relationship concerns.
(240) 297-0986
Verified
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
My practice focuses on individual therapy with adults and young adults/late teens. I have a particular interest in working with clients who are struggling with the adjustment to life transitions (e.g. new baby, marriage, breakups, loss of loved one, moves, job/school changes, health issues). I am interested in the adjustment to parenthood. In addition, I enjoy working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, identity issues (professional or otherwise), family of origin issues and relationship concerns.
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Karin Focke
Counselor, MS, LCPC Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Change can be unpredictable and sometimes stressful to the point that it may disturb a family, trigger anxiety or depression, generate relationship problems in adults and behavioral problems in adolescents and children. Having lived in different countries myself, I can understand how difficult it is to adapt to new life situations.
(301) 686-7631
Verified
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Change can be unpredictable and sometimes stressful to the point that it may disturb a family, trigger anxiety or depression, generate relationship problems in adults and behavioral problems in adolescents and children. Having lived in different countries myself, I can understand how difficult it is to adapt to new life situations.
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Victoria Mwongela
Counselor, MSc, LCPC Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I help people when life is not going the way they expected. I work with individuals and groups as they navigate issues like anxiety, questions of identity and faith, relationships, conflict and depression. Since earning my Masters at Johns Hopkins University, I have been committed to providing quality services to all my clients. As a therapist, I am inspired by the techniques introduced through CBT, DBT, Existential and Client-Centered theorists.
(240) 221-6814
Verified
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I help people when life is not going the way they expected. I work with individuals and groups as they navigate issues like anxiety, questions of identity and faith, relationships, conflict and depression. Since earning my Masters at Johns Hopkins University, I have been committed to providing quality services to all my clients. As a therapist, I am inspired by the techniques introduced through CBT, DBT, Existential and Client-Centered theorists.
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Mary Ann Caruso
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Not accepting new clients
I have a general clinical psychology practice devoted to helping adults with a variety of life stresses and transitions. I often see individuals who are struggling with problems in relationships, including difficulty in forming relationships, conflicts in relationships, separation, divorce, and parenting. I also work with people who are dealing with various types of stress, including jobs, infertility, grief, and adjustment to medical conditions. We work together to clarify their thoughts and feelings, and to develop practical strategies and approaches to solve the problems they present.
(301) 656-9595
Verified
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Not accepting new clients
I have a general clinical psychology practice devoted to helping adults with a variety of life stresses and transitions. I often see individuals who are struggling with problems in relationships, including difficulty in forming relationships, conflicts in relationships, separation, divorce, and parenting. I also work with people who are dealing with various types of stress, including jobs, infertility, grief, and adjustment to medical conditions. We work together to clarify their thoughts and feelings, and to develop practical strategies and approaches to solve the problems they present.
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Sharlita Boyd, Licensed Master Social Worker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LGSW Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling with the effects of childhood trauma? Do you find it difficult to build and maintain healthy relationships? Do you experience family conflict? Shralita brings warmth, empathy, and specialized knowledge to help you recover from depression, anxiety, insomnia, dependent personality disorder, and adjustment disorder. You can expect supportive, practical help in overcoming the effects of trauma. Therapy will be tailored to your needs, using the tools that work best for you, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR).
(240) 465-0007
Verified
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling with the effects of childhood trauma? Do you find it difficult to build and maintain healthy relationships? Do you experience family conflict? Shralita brings warmth, empathy, and specialized knowledge to help you recover from depression, anxiety, insomnia, dependent personality disorder, and adjustment disorder. You can expect supportive, practical help in overcoming the effects of trauma. Therapy will be tailored to your needs, using the tools that work best for you, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR).
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Julie Derby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
My practice focuses on treating adolescents and young adults suffering with anxiety, depression, body image and low self-esteem. I help individuals, couples, families and groups identify problems and concerns, develop insight, understanding, and compassion for themselves and others. I want each client to recognize their own strengths and the positive aspects of their lives, while developing new coping skills and discovering new ways to lead a rewarding and satisfying life. I incorporate multiple techniques and theories with a focus on DBT. I provide a supportive environment where each patient can explore their feelings in a secure and safe environment.
(240) 428-2957
Verified
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Bethesda, MD 20814
My practice focuses on treating adolescents and young adults suffering with anxiety, depression, body image and low self-esteem. I help individuals, couples, families and groups identify problems and concerns, develop insight, understanding, and compassion for themselves and others. I want each client to recognize their own strengths and the positive aspects of their lives, while developing new coping skills and discovering new ways to lead a rewarding and satisfying life. I incorporate multiple techniques and theories with a focus on DBT. I provide a supportive environment where each patient can explore their feelings in a secure and safe environment.
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Stephen O'Connor
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Psychotherapy provides a unique opportunity to decrease suffering and increase quality of life. My approach to treatment is both collaborative and pragmatic - we will develop a good sense of why your experience makes sense, determine the best treatment strategies that match your preferences, and track progress over time. We will work to achieve both near-term relief and larger, thematic improvements in your life.
(301) 364-9508
Verified
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
Psychotherapy provides a unique opportunity to decrease suffering and increase quality of life. My approach to treatment is both collaborative and pragmatic - we will develop a good sense of why your experience makes sense, determine the best treatment strategies that match your preferences, and track progress over time. We will work to achieve both near-term relief and larger, thematic improvements in your life.
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Daniel McNulty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
I am passionate about helping my clients alleviate suffering to find meaning and purpose in their lives. I also recognize how difficult the path of seeking help and making change can be and I will provide my skills, support, and compassion to you as you navigate your journey. Whether you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed, isolated, burned out, or stuck, I can help you get through the challenges and difficulties you face.
(240) 702-1413
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
I am passionate about helping my clients alleviate suffering to find meaning and purpose in their lives. I also recognize how difficult the path of seeking help and making change can be and I will provide my skills, support, and compassion to you as you navigate your journey. Whether you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed, isolated, burned out, or stuck, I can help you get through the challenges and difficulties you face.

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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Bethesda are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Bethesda then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Bethesda, or Child Psychologists in Bethesda.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Bethesda psychologists specializing in EMDR.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Bethesda specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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