Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Find a therapist in Gaithersburg, Maryland that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Gaithersburg to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Danielle Smith

LCSW-C
3 years experience
Hello! I am so glad you are interested in taking the first step towards change! I view therapy as a relationship and you are the ultimate expert because you know your life and those in your environment best. My role is to point areas I hear that could be easily overlooked by you and ideas to assist you in working through your current problem area. Therapy is a safe place to bounce... Read More
Hello! I am so glad you are interested in taking the first step towards change! I view therapy as a relationship and you are the ultimate expert because you know your life and those in your environment best. ... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Stacy Fruhling

LCPC,LCADC
15 years experience
Congratulations on taking the first step toward a life change! It's not easy to ask for help and I applaud your decision to do something different in your life. I look forward to taking this journey with you. I earned my Master's and Bachelor's Degrees in Counseling Psychology from Towson University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and a Licensed Addictions Counselor. My experience and... Read More
Congratulations on taking the first step toward a life change! It's not easy to ask for help and I applaud your decision to do something different in your life. I look forward to taking this journey... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Lonny Samuels

LCSW-C
20 years experience
I have been a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Maryland since 2001. I have 20 years of experience working as a child, adult, family, and substance abuse therapist. My therapeutic style starts with humanism, which means working to understand you as a whole person. Humanism is the foundation of all the other techniques I use to help you achieved your goals. These techniques include solution focused therapy, cognitive techniques, behaviorism,... Read More
I have been a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Maryland since 2001. I have 20 years of experience working as a child, adult, family, and substance abuse therapist. My therapeutic style starts with humanism, which means... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Wayne Barnstone

LCSW-R
23 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a calm and easy going manner. I have been a psychotherapist for 20 years, helping all types of people with problems big and small. Relationship issues, life transitions, depression, anxiety are among the many areas that I have helped my clients effectively deal with and overcome. I also have supervised and trained therapists . My approach will always be collaborative and together we will... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a calm and easy going manner. I have been a psychotherapist for 20 years, helping all types of people with problems big and small. Relationship issues, life transitions, depression, anxiety... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:23 years

Bridgette Eaton

LCPC
10 years experience
Greetings, I am a counselor with more than 10 years of experience assisting persons in distress related to career difficulties, grief, and life changes. My motto: better is possible. I have a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. I served as an employment union chapter-representative assisting persons in processing their emotions about workplace issues. I facilitated a support group for persons who have lost loved ones as well as worked with them one-on-one. Additionally, I worked... Read More
Greetings, I am a counselor with more than 10 years of experience assisting persons in distress related to career difficulties, grief, and life changes. My motto: better is possible. I have a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. I served as... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Farah Westbrook

MA,LCPC,LPC,LMHC,NCC
10 years experience
Thank you for taking the time out to view my profile. Finding the right therapist to meet your individual needs is a very important step and I am hopeful that I will be able to assist you. I find great passion in assisting my clients in meeting and surpassing their full potential. After I obtained my Bachelors degree in Psychology, I continued my education and received a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.... Read More
Thank you for taking the time out to view my profile. Finding the right therapist to meet your individual needs is a very important step and I am hopeful that I will be able to assist you. I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Chamika Block

LCPC
6 years experience
Hello! At various times in our lives we may feel the need for change and personal growth. I believe that the change and personal growth we seek can be achieved through therapeutic collaboration. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a unique opportunity to take a look within and move passed anything that is holding us back. While this process is not easy; it is sacred and rewarding and I am honored to be... Read More
Hello! At various times in our lives we may feel the need for change and personal growth. I believe that the change and personal growth we seek can be achieved through therapeutic collaboration. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Emily Tarantola

LCPC
10 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. I graduated from Louisiana State University in Shreveport with my Masters in Counseling Psychology. For the past 10 years, I have been working with adults, adolescents, children and families from various backgrounds. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger management, relationship issues, ADHD, and trauma. My counseling style is a combination of Person-Centered, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Solution-Focused. I... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. I graduated from Louisiana State University in Shreveport with my Masters in Counseling Psychology. For the past 10 years, I have been working with adults, adolescents, children and families... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Joy Hurley

LCSW-C
7 years experience
You’ve made a great first step towards feeling better! For many individuals, asking for help can be on one of the hardest steps towards a healthier wellbeing. I use an eclectic approach to tailor individualized treatment plans. I believe that clients are the experts on their own lives and I follow their lead in order to meet the client where they are, emotionally. I understand that every client is different, and there is not a... Read More
You’ve made a great first step towards feeling better! For many individuals, asking for help can be on one of the hardest steps towards a healthier wellbeing. I use an eclectic approach to tailor individualized treatment plans. I believe that... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Elizabeth Carr

Psy.D.
I help people feel deeply heard, understood , and validated so they can find their own solutions to problems and peace with their choices. Read More
I help people feel deeply heard, understood , and validated so they can find their own solutions to problems and peace with their choices. Read More
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  • Languages: English

An Overviewof Mental Health in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Gaithersburg, Maryland is beautifully lush, bustling city located in the heart of Montgomery County. The city’s 68,710 residents represent many different ethnic backgrounds with 35 percent of the community being white alone, 25.8 percent being Hispanic, 18 percent being African American, and 18 percent being Asian. Notably, the geography and diversity of the city is affected by Interstate 270 which splits Gaithersburg into east and west sections. While the east section includes the more historic buildings, the Olde Town district, and the Lakeforest Mall, the west section features residential areas with newer homes and the popular Washingtonian Center for shopping.

In many ways, Gaithersburg is a thriving community full of plenty of work opportunities for its residents. The National Institute of Standards and Technology and MedImmune are the top employers in the city. A median household income of $85,773 is higher than the median income in both Maryland and the United States. The city also has lower than average poverty rates with 9.5 percent of the community living below the poverty line. In addition 52.2 percent of people are home owners. Part of the city’s financial success can be linked to their higher than average rate of college graduates. Over half of Gaithersburg’s residents have a bachelor’s degree and many go on to receive a graduate degree.

While financial stability and a beautiful environment makes Gaithersburg an amazing place to live, every city has residents who struggle. Mental illnesses such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders can affect anyone and make life extremely difficult to manage. If you or a loved in Gaithersburg are dealing with a mental health concern, it is important that you know you are not alone and that resources are available to help you get your life back.

Mental Health Statistics in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Residents in Gaithersburg, Maryland face mental health issues that are unique to their community. Here are some important statistics on the state of mental health in the city.

Minorities

While residents of Gaithersburg are doing well financially overall, there are some minority groups that struggle more than others. Notably, those who identify as an “other” race experience the most poverty with 24.65 percent of individuals living below the poverty line. For those who identify with one of the listed races, Hispanics have the highest poverty rate at 16.94 percent. They also have the lowest high school graduation rate at 59.40 percent.

Both poverty and dropping out of high school has a negative impact on one’s mental and physical health. In addition, youths who struggle with a mental illness may have more difficulty succeeding in school or staying motivated, which can result in them not finishing school. Unemployment and unhealthy behaviors and eating habits are also higher among high school drop outs.

Suicide

Like most of the United States, Maryland has seen an increase in suicide deaths since 2012. However, Maryland consistently has suicide rates below the national average. In addition, Montgomery has a suicide rate of 6.46, the second lowest suicide rate out of every other county in Maryland. Although these statistics are great news for the residents of Gaithersburg, it is important the risk of suicide is still taken seriously since suicide is a leading cause of death for college students and young adults.

Substance Abuse

Substance abuse is a huge issue for the state of Maryland. In fact, the state ranks in the top five for having the highest rate of opioid-related overdose deaths. Fentanyl, heroin, and prescription opioids are often to blame for these deaths. Unfortunately, these rates are not showing any signs of dropping. Rather, rates are increasing rapidly as the percentage of opioid overdose deaths rose from 17.7 per 100,000 people in 2016 to 29.7 per 100,000 people in 2017.

Mental Health Resources in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Many people who need help for their mental health concerns often don’t seek it. Statistics reveal that as many as 56.4 percent of adults who have a mental illness don’t receive treatment. While this is often due to a stigma towards mental health and difficulty affording treatment, many people struggle to find providers in their area that can help with their particular needs.

Fortunately, there are resources to help you! E-Counseling is dedicated to helping those with mental illnesses and other concerns to connect with professionals in their area. Check out their therapist directory to get started!