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.

Jessica Soussana

Jessica Soussana, LCSW-C

I am a licensed clinical social worker, bilingual in English and Spanish, in Maryland with over 13 years of experience working with youth and families in a varieties of settings (outpatient agencies, home based services and school based services). In addition, I am a State Board of Social Work Examiners approved supervisor and have provided internship supervision for Bachelor’s and Master’s level social worker students. I am currently in private practice offering services to youth, Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 13 years


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


Christopher  Witman

Christopher Witman, LCPC

Hello! My name is Christopher Witman, LCPC. I have 10 years of experience as a practicing therapist and 21 years of experience in the human service field. I received my Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from Saint Joseph's University in 1997 and my Masters of Arts degree in Counseling from Johns Hopkins University in 2009. Since becoming a licensed counselor, I have worked primarily in community mental health in Baltimore Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 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


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


Erica  Slater

Erica Slater , LISW-CP, LCSW-C, LCSW

As a licensed clinical social worker for over 10 years, my interactions with clients have been the most rewarding. From children to adolescents to teens to adults, I have addressed numerous life issues, including mental health, abuse, neglect, trauma, and offending behaviors. I have also worked with military families around a variety of stressors. I honor, respect and appreciate the fact that clients allow me into their lives and strive to build and maintain healthy Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 0 years


Dr. Michael-Renee Godfrey

Dr. Michael-Renee Godfrey, PsyD, RN, LPC

I have been practicing as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia for 10 years. I am licensed in Maryland, Montana, & Texas as well. My theoretical base is client-centered psychotherapy. I believe that clients know themselves best. They have the answers inside; they just need help finding them. I am willing to walk through the deepest darkness with my clients and be their biggest fan at the same time. Being a therapist allows me to Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Christina Labib

Christina Labib, LCPC

Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has been providing client-centered therapeutic services for five years to children, adults and couples. I have experience dealing with chronic mental illness, as well as depression, anxiety, trauma and relationship issues. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from American University in Washington, D.C. I went on to get my Master's in Counseling & Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Ilani Ighedosa

Ilani Ighedosa, LCSW-C

Hello! I am a clinical social worker specializing in trauma focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy and supportive psychotherapy. I have extensive experience in assisting individuals struggling with chronic mental health illnesses, such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. I also have extensive experience in assisting individuals who have experienced sexual trauma or who do struggle with inappropriate sexual behaviors. I have worked in both intensive treatment environments as well as Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Andrea Sorber

Andrea Sorber, LCPC

Hi there! I’m Andrea licensed clinician and Marriage & Family Therapist. I help individuals who are feeling stuck, seeking clarity & balance, and need a bit of a boost to move from where they are, to where they really want to be - whether you are looking for help regarding a relationship, career change, or navigating the stresses of life. Let’s kick those old habits to the curb, leave behind negative-self talk, and fling 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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