Therapists in South Kensington, Maryland MD
Hypnotherapist, Hypnotherapist certified by International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association
Working wit with me, you will be able to make the changes you want in a relatively short amount of time. This is NOT "talk therapy." We do talk, but MOST of the transformation is on the unconscious level. Unlike psychotherapy, which goes on week after week for months or even years, most of my clients find resolution in 3 or 4 90-minute sessions (though some issues, like weight loss, require longer-term follow up). My methods are highly effective and many of my clients are amazed at the positive changes in themselves in such a short time.
18 Years Experience
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LMSW
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.
10 Years Experience
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LMSW
Are you an adult or adolescent that is struggling with anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, addiction, mood and personality disorders, relationship issues, trauma, or major life transitions? These are my areas of expertise. Whether you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed, isolated, burned out, or stuck, I can help you get through the challenges and difficulties you face. My passion is helping my clients find meaning and purpose in their lives by alleviating suffering. My skills, support, and compassion will guide you as you navigate the path of seeking help and making change, no matter how difficult it may seem. Developing a strong therapeutic relationship is essential to achieving positive and lasting outcomes for clients. It is my goal to cultivate our relationship by providing a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental environment where you can feel understood and heard. To find the method that works best for each individual client, I draw from psychodynamic, humanistic, and existential perspectives. Additionally, I incorporate a variety of modalities into my work with clients including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing.
10 Years Experience
I have a special interest in addressing various challenges, including Trauma and PTSD, Career Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem/Personal Growth, Life Transitions/Adjustment, Relationship Conflict, Multicultural Issues, Religion and Spirituality, Self-harm, Suicidal Ideation, and Bipolar/Mood Disorders. In my therapeutic approach, I incorporate Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), having completed the foundational training through the Linehan Institute and contributing to CCG's comprehensive DBT team. My toolkit also includes Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Client-Centered, Solutions Focused, Trauma-Informed, and Psychodynamic modalities, with a willingness to integrate faith and spirituality into sessions upon client request. As a Resident in Counseling in Virginia and a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) in Maryland, my priority is to establish a secure and collaborative environment, drawing on my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. Being a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and Chi Sigma Iota, I bring a wealth of expertise to my practice. My professional journey includes serving diverse populations at a group practice, where I supported first responders, medical staff, military personnel/veterans, international humanitarian workers, law enforcement, and journalists. I've worked with individuals facing fertility and prepartum/postpartum challenges and implemented social-emotional learning for refugee children in Germany. Beyond my counseling role, I find joy in outdoor activities, travel, culinary exploration, and quality time with my husband.
3 Years Experience
Licensed Professional Counselor, LGPC
I believe everyone in life has a unique path they follow. I provide a safe space to help you navigate the ebbs and flows of everyday you may encounter. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy for those experiencing anxiety, depression, intergenerational trauma, low self-esteem, and BIPOC-specific issues such as difficulty maneuvering through systematic oppression. I tailor each of my sessions to the individual and their needs. I greatly value a person-centered approach toward therapy where a compassionate therapeutic relationship is most important. Through a collaborative, creative style we will approach sessions as a mindful opportunity to model ideal well-being and interpersonal practices so that you can feel confident in who you are. Techniques I specialize in are Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Buddhist Psychology. I would be honored to offer you the judgment-free space you need to explore what it is like to be seen, heard, and begin your therapy journey with you.
5 Years Experience
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC, ACS, CCTP
There is nothing like being listened to and understood on a deep level, with genuine interest, unconditional positive regard, congruence, empathy and acceptance. This is what I strive to offer in therapy, as we explore together your hopes and dreams, your losses and regrets, your longings and fears. My goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment where you can truly feel supported,encouraged and empowered.
21 Years Experience
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW, LCSW-C
Life can be difficult sometimes, but you never have to go through it alone. My strengths lie in the unique ability to connect with people by use of compassion and understanding; listening; humor; and therapeutic knowledge and skills. I have been working in the field for over 30 years and my heart is always filled with joy when I see and hear about my clients emotional growth and healing.
32 Years Experience
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, PsyD, LICSW, LCSW-C
Therapy is a journey through which find our authentic selves and become the best we can be. I believe that through therapy, profound and lasting positive change can occur. My approach is to meet you where you are and help you to move toward your goals, overcome obstacles, and achieve maximum growth.
26 Years Experience
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC
*I am currently accepting new clients* I’m glad you are here. Reaching out to find support can be the hardest step. I can be difficult to know how to move forward in your personal life, work, or academics when fear, anxiety, or depression are making you feel stuck. I often find that when one hits a crossroad in their life, it can sometimes bring stress, but also has the capacity to create growth and resilience. Whether it’s experiencing overwhelming feelings of loneliness, trying to find your footing as a parent in the age of Covid-19, coping with a difficult boss or colleague, or navigating the loss of a relationship, having a nonjudgmental and supportive space to work on areas of growth can make all of the difference. I believe that positive change most readily occurs when the right balance of accountability and self compassion is achieved. To that end, I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where you can truly feel supported.
14 Years Experience
Psychologist, J.D., Ph.D., Inc.
Everyone is different. It's my job to listen, learn, and tailor my approach to each client. My skill is in getting to know my clients and figuring out what type of help they want, how they would like to improve their lives, and what steps are necessary to achieve these improvement or sense of well-being. This is a highly individualized approach which involves getting to know the underlying causes of distress as well as treating distressing symptoms. It's not easy or simple but...humans are not easy or simple! Therapy and Counseling can be powerful agents in helping people achieve the changes they desire.
28 Years Experience