Shelby Willoughby

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LMSW
 therapist: Shelby Willoughby,
In-Person in Bethesda, MD
In-Person in Bethesda, MD 20814
Online in Maryland
Are you experiencing difficulty with life adjustments or social connectedness? I am passionate about working with those who are struggling with eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, grief, relational and social difficulties, and members of the LQBTQIA+ community. I believe that the foundation of developing an authentic self is understanding the body's response to life experiences and understanding how it functions under stress. Together, we will create a safe, supportive, and trauma-aware space to begin healing. In settings such as partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient, I have worked with adults and teens experiencing binge eating, purging, anorexia, orthorexia, excessive exercise, OSFED, ARFID, and body image issues. Throughout sessions, I complete evaluations to determine whether you or a loved one requires more intensive/supportive eating disorder treatment. In addition, I complete bariatric evaluations that are required for the surgical process. This service helps determine readiness, address any concerns about underlying eating disorder behavior, provide pre/post therapeutic support, and explore alternatives to surgery. I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to assist patient's needs and use collaborative methodologies to facilitate supportive communication, reconnection, problem solving, and positive decision-making with teens, adults, and families. I hope to hear from you and look forward to jump starting your mental health journey.

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Family, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adolescent, Adult, Young Adult
Demographic Expertise: LGBTQ+ clients.
Languages: english

Treatment Approach

  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focus Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Existential/Humanistic
  • Experiential
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy

Education & Credentials

Shelby Willoughby LMSW
  • Female
  • License # 27150
  • Licensed in MD
  • Practicing Since 2014
Education: Bachelor of Science in psychology, human services, and political science from Elmira College MSW from Keuka College


  • Average Session Fee 200
  • Out of Network

Shelby Willoughby Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Bethesda, MD and Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Available Online for residents of Maryland
Shelby Willoughby Practice Description
I have been working in the field of social work since 2014 and practicing clinically since 2016.

Practice Overview

8030 Woodmont Avenue
Available both in-person and online
10 Years Experience
Couple, Family, Individual

Office Hours

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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