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Adika Counseling Anxiety EMDR Depression Rockville, Maryland

Not taking new clients at this time

Elssa Kenfack, LCPC

It’s hard being in a position in your life where everything seems okay on paper, but inside something still feels off. Do you ever find yourself feeling down, reacting in disadvantageous ways in your important relationships, or in a cycle of overthinking, negative thoughts, anxiety, or self-loathing? What’s really underneath?


I  would like to partner with you and support you in going beyond the numbing, and getting to the root cause of your  pain, challenges, and maladaptive habits.


Using an integrative approach, I employ elements of various techniques (e.g.,  cognitive behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy, family systems therapy, attachment theory, etc.) always promoting a culture of safety, empowerment, and healing. Together, we will work to explore the origins and purpose of behaviors, moods and thought patterns; how they are sustained, and how they impact psychological and overall well being.


The goal is to increase one’s self-awareness, i.e.,  process symptoms of depression, anxiety, poor self-esteem, and disordered thinking; to invite you to connect back to your parts and body, and equip you with the tools and techniques  to heal—bit by bit.


I am sensitive to the necessity of juggling cultural, gender and racial identities and managing cultural differences while meeting the expectations of community, family, and self. It is extremely important for all people to feel safe and that they have a place of belonging. Through my practice, I work hard to create a space where my clients feel safe, heard, felt, supported, and confident that they can be themselves without judgment.


I identify as a Christian, and welcome the incorporation Christian beliefs, values, God, and faith within sessions, though it is not required.


I am designated as a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) by the Maryland Board of Professional Therapists and Counselors and provide clinical mental health counseling under the supervision of an independently licensed clinical supervisor. I  received a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Towson University.

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