Jenn S. Ross, LMSW

You'll benefit from working with me, an engaging, curious and culturally sensitive clinician who pre-teens/teens, Gen-X, Y, and Z-ers, religious, racial and ethnic minorities and members of the LGBTQ community trust to help them work through emotional pain, define and establish healthy boundaries with others and manage life and relational stressors. Specifically, I apply a stress and coping framework to help clients develop the ability to reframe  and replace understandings and perceptions of control of self or the environment. This means, they are then able to establish personal autonomy, regain a sense of emotional safety, develop adaptive responses to stress and distress and activate appropriate behavioral and emotional responses. I help clients develop confidence to challenge gender, race, age and ethnic based discriminatory events and reduce negative feelings about the self.


You'll experience my therapeutic style as a holistic approach that focuses on understanding your personhood in all environments (friends, family, work/school, etc.). My philosophy around healing and resolving the impact of life experiences, relationships and thought patterns is that the tools essential for healing lie deep within us and sometimes we need to partner with a change agent to help us access and skillfully build upon what is already there. Transformation begins at the core of who we are and the vision of who'd we like to become. This philosophy, along with my passion for inclusivity and developing cultural competency, is the foundation for my approach to insight building and change.

I am mindful and provide flexible scheduling hours, a warm, non judgemental space and an empowering introspective and skill-building approach. I'll walk step-by-step with you on your journey to experiencing the light at the end of the tunnel.

Licensed by both the Washington, DC and Maryland Board of Social Work, I have experience in providing individual and group counseling that centers around trauma, motherhood and pregnancy experiences, grief, depression, and anxiety. I received my clinical education (Master of  Social Work) from The Catholic University of America and work in a number of clinical settings as a supervisee.

Adika Counseling provides in-person and teletherapy to decrease the frequency, duration and intensity of symptoms related to anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, relationship difficulties and more. We provide mental health therapy via teletherapy and in person in Rockville, MD.

Call 240-428-0465 or email with any and all questions. Please specify your desire to work with me and include your insurance information.