Laurieann Duarte, LCSW-C

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Are you an individual struggling with managing your anxiety, depression, stress or worry?
Do you want to find alternative ways to manage your symptoms, find purpose, and enjoy life? 
Are you struggling with managing conflict in your marriage or relationship?
Do you find it difficult to communicate with your partner?
Seeking to bring back the connectedness and intimacy you so desire in your relationship? Take the Couple's Quiz, "Do you still have a love connection," here: 

  Take the time to invest in your wellbeing - - you are worthy of this!
  • I provide certified and specialized assistance with couples counseling to understand and work through concerns with conflict, intimacy, trust, and other relational components.
  • I have certified, licensed expert knowledge to help you explore ways to improve and manage your concerns and issues related to, anger, anxiety, depression, grief, sadness, stress and worry.
  • Need to talk with someone who can objectively listen and provide a non-judgmental environment?
  • Give me a call  today!  240.292.6127
  • Begin to work on new ways to better manage your life. I believe you can do this. I provide a warm and safe environment. No judgment; only encouragement, hope, and concrete strategies oriented in changing your circumstances. 

How I practice. I provide individual and couples counseling.  Areas of specialization include anxiety, anger, depression, grief, stress management, and couples' concerns. I offer day, early evening, and some weekend sessions. I accept private pay only and am conveniently located in Kensington, MD and centrally located in the Bethesda, Rockville, and Silver Spring, MD vicinity.As a licensed social worker, I assist others with exploring problem areas and developing solutions that create a sense of  happiness, peace, joy, and strength to get through each day.   My perspective includes understanding your development and current lifestyle; hearing what you wish to change, and identifying how we can best approach the problems to create comforting solutions.  Together we explore your concerns and find ways to alleviate any pain or stress that exists.  Together we will explore how to change current behaviors in order to create a healthier way of coping and relating in your environment.

What I value.  I appreciate the affirmation of seeking change and establishing a lifestyle that encompasses change suited to one's needs. I believe that you have the capacity for positive change, the promotion of lifestyle growth. You are deserving of this if you so desire.  My approach is non-judgmental and supportive.  No judgment; only encouragement.  I understand the need for confidentiality in addition to being listened to in a supportive manner. 

My professional background.  I hold a Master's degree of Social Work from The Catholic University of America with a concentration in clinical therapeutic services. I have over 10 years of experience with adolescent and adult counseling and therapy and currently am the owner of Come 2 Change Counseling Center.  I have specialized expertise in couple's counseling and skills training in personality challenges.  I believe in the practice of providing helpful strategies and techniques to clients to assist with a newfound awareness of one's current lifestyle and how the individual can implement change.  I honor and value one's hope and motivation for change.

Credentials and Licensure:

Master of Social Work, Clinical Concentration, The Catholic University of America
Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical  (LCSW-C)
Certified Couple's Therapist from The Couple's Institute, Ellyn Bayder
Owner, Come 2 Change Women's Support Center, LLC
Professional Affiliations: National Association of Social Workers

Laurieann Duarte Reaches

North Bethesda MD