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.


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

Valerie Slattery

PsyD, PhD
20 years experience
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 perfectly and other times it is necessary to work really hard to find... Read More
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 perfectly and other times it is necessary to work really hard to find... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 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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