Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Rockville, Maryland

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

Stephanie Chupein

Stephanie Chupein, M.Ed., LCMFT

It is my sincere belief that we all grow and change within the context of our relationships. Giving and experiencing love is our highest purpose in life. Relationships give us the opportunity to grow into the person we are meant to be. I specialize in working with individuals from a family systems perspective. I see a broad spectrum of clients with relationship issues, sexual issues, sex and love addiction, trauma and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 22 years


Katie  White

Katie White, LCSW-C

I became a therapist 7 years ago with the passion and drive to connect with people and work side by side creating motivation for positive change in their lives. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, various economic and vocational issues, communication problems, LGBT-Q topics, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Emily Tarantola

Emily Tarantola, LCPC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Orly Katz

Orly Katz, LCPC

Thank you for taking the first step to make a difference. My name is Orly katz. I am a professional counselor in MD. I am also a maternal child nurse. My passion for relationships and individual counseling stems from my life’s experience, on the job exposure and advanced continuing education. My professional background started in the late 1970s as a nurse-midwife in Israel. In 1985, I immigrated to the USA and continued working as a maternal child nurse. Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Hebrew
  • Experience: 11 years


Dr. Jamie Spohn

Dr. Jamie Spohn, Psychologist

I am a licensed psychologist with over 11 years experience. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of difficulties. I specialize in traumatic brain injury, concussion, depression, anxiety, women's issues, relationship issues, child and adult ADHD, pain, learning, academic, and work difficulties, self-esteem issues, chronic illness, and adjustment to illness and injury. I believe in treating clients with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My style is empathic and supportive, yet Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years


Sharon Szalejko

Sharon Szalejko, BA, MSW, LCSW-C

I have been a social worker for over ten years. I am an active-duty Navy spouse and Mom and understand the stress involved with living a military life, whether it's deployments or long hours or simply being on-call 24/7. I have had the opportunity to volunteer with spouses that struggle with the military life, and normalizing some of the problems that arise is very fulfilling. I want to let you know about some of Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Stacy  Fruhling

Stacy Fruhling , LCPC, LCADC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years


Shavon Warrick

Shavon Warrick, LCSW-C

Shavon Warrick was born and raised in Washington, D.C. She received her Bachelor's of Science degree from The University of the District of Columbia, and her Master's degree from Howard University. She is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from CalSouthern University. Shavon has been the sole owner of her private practice Elevating Minds, LLC (www.elevatingminds.org), for over 15 years. She specializes in working with women and families surrounding relationship issues, depression, anxiety, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years


Tahna Purnell

Tahna Purnell, LCPC

Hello! My name is Tahna. Welcome to BetterHelp! I am a psychotherapist licensed in the state of Maryland where I have been working with individuals and families for over 11 years. I hold an MA in Counseling Psychology as well as national certifications in hypnosis and life coaching. I currently work in private practice and a college counseling center. I have had the honor of working with a diverse client population, assisting them with Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years


Dr. Elizabeth Nyang

Dr. Elizabeth Nyang, LCPC

My name is Dr. Elizabeth Nyang. I have a masters degree in counseling from Seaton Hall University and a doctorate degree in counseling psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology. I work with clients (adults and adolescents) that have issues with mental health and/ life issues. I accept clients with depression, anxiety, problems at work, problems within the family, mood disorders, and adjustment issues. I use a cognitive behavioral approach and Gestalt techniques integrated Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


mari

Mari G. Craig , LCSW-C, CPC

I offer psychotherapy and other therapeutic modalities to those who are experiencing challenges in their relationships or seeking relief from stress, anxiety, or depression. People see me for a range of issues including help with stress, anxiety, and depression, marital and family discord, communication skills, parenting difficulties, developing appropriate boundaries, building self-esteem.

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 27+ years

An Overview of Mental Health in Rockville, Maryland

Rockville, Maryland, is one of Maryland’s oldest towns, and it also happens to be one of the most prosperous. Located just outside of Washington D.C., Rockville is characterized by more than 1,000 acres of parkland, high-end boutiques, fine dining restaurants, museums and galleries. Almost every home is within walking distance of Rockville’s Town Square and/or a city park. The city’s economy is largely dependent upon technology and biomed, a fact that attracts the well-educated and recent college graduates.

Rockville, Maryland, at a Glance

Rockville, MD, is home to approximately 68,401 individuals. The median household income in 2017 was $100,436, nearly two times more than the national median household of $57,652. The average income per capita in the city is $49,282, approximately $10,000 more than the state’s average and $18,000 more than the national average. 92.1 percent of residents aged 25 or older possess high school diplomas, while 63.1 percent possess bachelor’s degree or higher. To put that in perspective, only about 30 percent of U.S. citizens aged 25 or older possess a college education. 7.2 percent of Rockville residents live in poverty.

The gender pay gap is ever present in Rockville, just as it is in most other areas throughout the nation. The average Rockville male makes $85,453 while a woman in the same occupation with the same background, education and skill level makes just $69,028. The next section will address the relevancy of this information.

Despite the wealth clearly present in the area, little more than 50 percent of housing units are owner-occupied. In the U.S., owner-occupation rates are 63.8 percent, while in the state of Maryland, they’re even higher, at 66.8 percent. One may attribute this to the high cost of living, which the next section will explore more in depth.

Factors That May Contribute to Mental Distress

On paper, Rockville is the perfect place to live. It’s wealthy, it’s beautiful and the city clearly places an emphasis on getting outside and exercising. However, beneath its shiny surface, Rockville too faces unique challenge. One such challenge high rates of mental illness. Below are a few factors that may contribute to the rates of emotional disorders:

  • Wealth: Several studies focus on poverty and mental illness, but not many focus on the correlation between wealth and mental sickness. The University of California Berkeley decided to change that. The study found inflated feelings of self-worth lead to such afflictions as narcissistic personality disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, hypomania and mania.
  • Gender Pay Gap: The gender pay gap is not only unfair, but also, it’s harmful. According to the Center for Workplace Mental Health, working women are 2.5 times more likely to experience depression and anxiety than their male counterparts. The study and several others attribute this to the gender pay gap, which diminishes women’s feelings of self-worth.
  • High Cost of Living: The cost of living in Rockville, MD, is outstanding, earning a livability score of 150. The housing index is 246, which may explain why little more than half of working-age residents own their own homes. The median property value is $499,400. In the United States, it’s just $184,700. The cost to rent isn’t much better. The median gross rent in the suburb is $1,847, two times the national average. The high cost of living may put unnecessary strain on hard-working residents.
  • High Stress Jobs: The majority of Rockville’s working residents work in the tech, science or financial fields. Each of these industries is high stress. High stress jobs often lead to anxiety and depression.

Availability of Mental Health Care Services in Rockville

According to the Baltimore Sun, Maryland places little emphasis on mental health care. In fact, at the end of 2017, the state health secretary and four other top state officials were held in contempt of court for failing to increase the number of psychiatric beds available both before and after people with mental disorders are criminalized. This issues undoubtedly extends to Rockville.

Moreover, because of Rockville’s wealth, residents may be fearful to get the treatment they need for fear of being ostracized by their peers. The lack of available care and the stigma poses a huge concern for the city.

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