Rockville, Maryland Therapists

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Anita Gadhia-Smith
LCSW-C, LICSW, Psy.D.
In-Person Sessions:

Washington, D.C.

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington, D.C., 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.
Raffi Bilek
LCSW-C
In-Person Sessions:

Pikesville, Maryland

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
In-Person Sessions:

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...
Leda Kaveh
Psy.D., MS
In-Person Sessions:

Gaithersburg, Maryland

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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....
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Maryland

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...
Liz Kent
LCSW-C
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Maya Georgieva
L.P.C, LCPC, Ed.D.
In-Person Sessions:

Falls Church, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Maryland

Please see my websites for all the information you need!: www.communiationforcouples.com www.bestdivorcepossible.com
In-Person Sessions:

Gaithersburg, Maryland

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Valerie Slattery
PsyD, Ph.D.
In-Person Sessions:

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...
In-Person Sessions:

Bowie, Maryland

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Maryland

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...
Wendy Velazco-Weiss
LCSW, LCSW-C
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
In-Person Sessions:

Bethesda, Maryland

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Maryland, Washington, D.C.

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...
Mari Craig
LCSW-C
In-Person Sessions:

Rockville, Maryland

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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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...
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Gaithersburg, Maryland

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Maryland

I help people feel deeply heard, understood , and validated so they can find their own solutions to problems and peace with their choices.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Maryland

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 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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