Counseling in Bethesda, MD. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Bethesda, Maryland will help you make the changes you want.

Carlos Durana, Ph.D.

Carlos Durana, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor

4933 Auburn Ave, Suite 208, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 | 301-654-0100

I am committed to providing a safe, supportive and compassionate space where you can experience and work through problems, experiment with potential solutions and gain information and life skills within the context of a helpful and caring relationship.

Nancy Montagna, Ph. D.

Nancy Montagna, Ph. D.

Clinical Psychologist, Licensed in Maryland and Virginia

Available for Online Therapy

Our own minds can multiply, confuse, and perpetuate the inevitable pain in life, or heal us to greater joy, love, and creativity. I will listen well and engage with you to move toward the life and relationships you want as rapidly as possible.

Elaine Klionsky, J.D., Ph.D., CGP

Elaine Klionsky, J.D., Ph.D., CGP


6917 Arlington Road, #300, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 | 3016418406

My focus is on learning who you are as an individual in order to create a safe and effective working relationship. While I address a variety issues (anxiety, depression, compulsive behaviors, etc.), I also work toward helping clients achieve greater life satisfaction

Anita Gadhia-Smith, PsyD, LCSW-C, LICSW

Anita Gadhia-Smith, PsyD, LCSW-C, LICSW


4800 Hampden Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 | 202-342-1762

Therapy is a journey through which we find our authentic selves and become the best we can be. My approach is to meet you where you are, and to help you to move toward your goals, overcome obstacles, and achieve maximum growth. Profound and lasting change can occur.

Emily Racic, PhD

Emily Racic, PhD

Life Coach, Relationship Coach, Former Couple and Family Therapist

6931 Arlington Rd, Ste 440, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 | (240) 424-5328

Welcome! My practice specializes in providing therapy and coaching services with empathy and integrity for couples, individuals, and families. We are dedicated to helping clients repair and enrich their relationships and provide a safe place to reach their goals.

Robert Castle, M.S., LCPC, NCC

Robert Castle, M.S., LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Available for Online Therapy

Teletherapy shortens the distance between you and access to licensed counseling services. Currently accepting new clients residing anywhere in Maryland or Pennsylvania for individual, couples, family, and career counseling services.

Related Sites:
City of Bethesda
Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists

Therapy Bethesda, MD

Counseling Chevy Chase, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Kensington

Bethesda, Maryland contains attractions for everyone in the family. Those seeking to enjoy a newly released film can visit the Round Horse Theatre; be sure to stop by the concession stand to grab your favorite snacks. McCrillis Gardens is another attraction opened daily until sunset offering a shady experience for walking, talking, and enjoying pleasant weather. Here families and couples alike can enjoy the serenity offered by the scenery while engaging in joyful conversation.1 An amazing location for families with children and teenagers is the Imagination Stage Inc. This attraction has a children's theatre and incorporates drama, acting, as well as filmmaking. Furthermore, summer camps are offered annually, providing education in the arts for your family. For those interested in a friendly game or two of bowling can stroll on down to Strike Bethesda, which is appropriate for all members of the family, including young children. In terms of recreation, Merrimack Park has tennis courts and soccer fields, as well as child-friendly equipment.

Mental Health in Bethesda

The North Bethesda United Methodist Church offers intervention services to individuals and families that have a loved one that has attempted to take or has taken his or her own life. Their Yellow Ribbon Suicide Support Group guides participants in an exploration of the feelings associated with loss. As group members share their experiences, they provide emotional support to one another as they find comfort in Christian principles. The group meets twice monthly and is offered free of charge. Call 301- 530-4342 for additional information.2

Various vocational, educational, social, and recovery programs are available to Bethesda youth at The Landing. These interrelated programs provide a comprehensive skillset that helps kids overcome an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Support groups allow them to share their struggles with addiction as well as their successes as they work toward recovery. Further benefits are derived from study skills groups that keep kids engaged in their learning and on track to get their diploma. Job readiness programs assist participants in looking toward the future and planning for financial self-sufficiency. More detailed information about these services can be obtained by calling 301-840-2000.3

The Family Support Center fosters the emotional and developmental growth of school-aged children through a variety of school-based intervention, prevention, and educational programs. Families and educators alike learn to recognize the warning signs of behavioral health issues and acquire the skills to assist young people in overcoming their symptoms. The Family Support Center further equips children for good mental health by teaching them effective social skills, peer mediation strategies, and refusal skills to combat peer pressure. Crisis response services are also offered to children that have experienced some sort of trauma. Call the Family Support Center at 301-718-2467 to learn more.4

Current Education

The Counseling Psychology graduate program at the University of Maryland offers individuals an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills required to provide mental health care in private or public settings. The program delves into psychological theory, and combined with field-based experiences and clinical practice, allows students to apply their knowledge in helping others overcome mental illness or maintain good mental health. With deep roots in multiculturalism, the program prepares students to work with diverse ethnic populations. Questions about the Counseling Psychology Program can be answered by calling 301-405-2865.5


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2. North Bethesda United Methodist Church. (2017). Yellow Ribbon Suicide Support Group. Retrieved from
3. Family Services. (2017). The Landing. Retrieved from
4. Family Support Center. (2016). In School Programs. Retrieved from
5. University of Maryland. (2017). Counseling Psychology Program. Retrieved from

Bethesda is located in Montgomery County, Maryland. It has a land area of 13.25 square miles and a water area of 0.07 square miles.  The population of Bethesda is 62,024 people with 25,007 households and a median annual income of $144,772. .

Therapy Affordability Meter for Bethesda, MD

Extremely Affordable

Therapy in Bethesda is easily accessible for the vast majority of families. This area ranks high nationally among the top of all income earners, making mental health treatment and counseling in Bethesda an affordable option for individuals and families here with or without insurance coverage. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Bethesda public health department.