Frederick, Maryland Therapists

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Gaithersburg, Maryland

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I help people feel deeply heard, understood , and validated so they can find their own solutions to problems and peace with their choices.
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Gaithersburg, Maryland

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Maryland

Dr. Rebecca Kauten is a Licensed Psychologist (PhD) in the state of Maryland. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2016 after completing her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Gettysburg...
Leda Kaveh
Psy.D., MS
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Gaithersburg, Maryland

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Maryland, Virginia

Dr. Kaveh is the owner/director of Washington Psychological Wellness, a boutique-style mental health practice located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Therapy can inspire change, create greater self-awareness and improve one's life and relationships....
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Please see my websites for all the information you need!: www.communiationforcouples.com www.bestdivorcepossible.com
Mari Craig
LCSW-C
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Rockville, Maryland

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Maryland

I am a psychotherapist and life/career coach in private practice. I offer psychotherapy and other therapeutic modalities to those who are experiencing challenges in their relationships or seeking relief from stress, substance abuse, anxiety, or...
Valerie Slattery
PsyD, Ph.D.
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Potomac, Maryland

Making the decision to help a child or teen who is struggling academically, behaviorally, socially and/or emotionally may be the most important decision you make for your child or teen. I see each child as a puzzle. Sometimes the pieces fit together...
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Bethesda, Maryland

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Maryland, District of Columbia

Claire Lerner, LCSW-C, is a nationally recognized early childhood expert with over 30 years experience in infant mental health, parent guidance and family support. Claire is devoted to helping parents nurture their young child's overall healthy...
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I am a trauma therapist. We all have experienced traumas at some point in our lives, from relationship wounds to major events. It's often helpful to process these experiences with a supportive person. I provide teletherapy for individual clients and...
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Pikesville, Maryland

I have a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and am a Licensed Graduate Marriage and Family Therapist (LGMFT) in the state of Maryland. As an MFT I'm specifically trained to work with couples, families, and individuals. Have you been...
Raffi Bilek
LCSW-C
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Pikesville, Maryland

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Maryland

Raffi was born in Montreal, Canada, and moved to the US as a teenager, where he spent his high school and college years. He went to college at Brown University in Providence, RI, where he studied computer science and graduated with honors. Raffi has...
Maya Georgieva
L.P.C, LCPC, Ed.D.
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Falls Church, Virginia

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Virginia, Maryland

Dr. Maya Georgieva is Assistant Professor of Counseling at Messiah College and a licensed professional counselor in Maryland and Virginia. As a clinician, she specializes in treating anxiety in adult, teen, and pre-teen clients. Her professional...
Wendy Velazco-Weiss
LCSW, LCSW-C
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Virginia, Maryland

In our lives, we may face challenges that test our emotional essence and cause us to experience a wide range of difficult emotions. I provide a warm, supportive and encouraging environment to help you find balance and foster a greater control over...
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Virginia, Maryland

I truly believe that the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important tools towards healing. As a clinician, I strive to create a safe and warm environment that is compassionate and client-centered. I prescribe to an integrative approach to...
Anita Gadhia-Smith
LCSW-C, LICSW, Psy.D.
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Washington, District of Columbia

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District of Columbia, Maryland

Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith is an award-winning psychotherapist, author, and media consultant specializing in addiction, recovery from addiction issues, and relationships. Her website is practicaltherapy.net.
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Towson, Maryland

We have all been faced with obstacles and struggles in our lives. With the stresses and demands of everyday life, therapy offers an opportunity to explore these challenges. The journey to seek professional help is personal and potentially life...
Liz Kent
LCSW-C
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Maryland

I provide clinical therapy and counseling services to individuals experiencing anxiety, difficulty with stress management and sleep, postpartum issues, relationship issues, spirituality, and parenting issues. I am passionate about improving maternal...
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Bowie, Maryland

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Maryland

I enjoy working with women (young and mature) to explore their feelings and perspectives about themselves (self-esteem, self-worth, empowerment) and in the context of their relationships (family, friends, professional and/or romantic). I also enjoy...
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Maryland, South Carolina

Not accepting clients at this time With warmth, humor and a one-fits-one approach to your personal well being I bring my all into helping you find relief from struggles and develop a well spring of tools to move forward.  After decades serving and...
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If you are suffering with depression, looking to learn how to manage your anxiety, or seeking greater satisfaction in your relationship with others; I can help. Perhaps you are trying to adjust to a major life transition such as the death of a loved...
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Does life seem overwhelming? Are you tired of feeling like you're not "enough"? Many people like yourself go through years of trial-and-error self-help fixes before seeking help. --Yet you’re here.-- Maybe the pain resurfaced. Maybe you want to...

An Overview of Mental Health in Frederick, Maryland

Frederick, Maryland, is home to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and is well known for its downtown cluster of historical churches, which fill the skyline with their many spires. In 1861, it was briefly the state capital, as legislators attempted to vote on secession during the Civil War. It is the former home of singer Patsy Cline, writer David Gallaher, and Francis Scott Key, who composed the familiar lines of The Star-Spangled Banner. But even residents of this beautifully historical town are not immune to a history of mental illness.

Mental Health Concerns Facing Frederick Residents

Mental illness is often invisible, making it much harder to identify in neighbors, coworkers, acquaintances, and friends than, say, a broken leg. It’s fairly obvious when someone is constrained to crutches, but depression, anxiety, and other mental health complaints are often much more subtle. For this reason, it’s important to be aware of the signs and statistics surrounding mental health in the Frederick area.

Mental Illness Statistics

If you are a Frederick resident struggling with depression, you are not alone. According to recent data, 18 percent of Frederick residents suffer with you, and that number is increasing every year. Anxiety sufferers are also prevalent. Though rates of anxiety disorders are reported as decreasing, this data may be misleading. A number of factors contribute to poor reporting of anxiety, including poor education, widespread stigmatization, and fear of being percieved as weak. Sufferers may not even realize that what they are experiencing is abnormal, believing their anxiety to be the result of everyday stress, or thinking everyone goes through the same thing. Others may know that their mental health is not good, but believe they can push through it, or fear that seeking treatment will make them seem weak.

Mental health treatment is incredibly important, even for mild cases. Over ten percent of Frederick residents report that their mental health was poor on more than half of the previous 30 days. Another 20 percent say that up to 7 days out of the last month were bad. In one year, a total of 3598 patients sought emergency mental health or psychiatric care from Frederick Memorial Hospital. That’s nearly ten people per day. Many of these cases could have been mediated or even prevented by seeking regular treatment through a therapist or other mental health organization.

Teen Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression

Though many might not think of it, teen pregnancy is a significant risk factor for mental illness. In Frederick, Maryland, 26 births out of every thousand belong to teen mothers between the ages of 15 and 19. Though Frederick’s teen pregnancy rate comes in a little lower than the state of Maryland, it’s still high when compared to the national rate of 18.8 births per thousand.

Existing mental illness also increases the risk of teen pregnancy threefold, and for teen parents with untreated mental health complaints, parenting becomes significantly harder. According to data collected by New-York-based mental health organization The Seleni Institute, teen mothers are almost twice as likely to suffer from postpartum depression.  Postpartum depression makes everyday tasks seem insurmountable, increases risk of substance abuse and suicide, and creates barriers to proper parent-infant bonding, which can lead to the child experiencing developmental delays or disorders, poor parent-child relationships, and future mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, or attachment disorders.

Mothers aren’t the only ones who can suffer from postpartum depression. Fathers are also at risk, but because of stigma associated with the disorder, few fathers are aware that it may be the cause of their suffering. A father whose partner is experiencing postpartum depression becomes even more likely to experience the same, creating a self-perpetuating problem

How Therapy Can Help

Though some more serious mental illnesses may require intense, long-term treatment, most common mental health complaints can be treated in part or in whole by regular counseling or therapy. A therapist can help come up with coping strategies, recommend additional treatments such as medication, or even just serve as a friendly ear to discuss your stresses and concerns. In many cases, therapy can help prevent mental breakdowns, or help mediate or reduce troublesome mental illness symptoms.

For more information, start your mental health journey with the therapist directory offered by E-Counseling. With access to a variety of mental health resources at your fingertips, it’s easy to find the help you need.