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Lisa Salins, LMSW

You'll learn coping skills to manage symptoms and experience gradual decrease in symptoms, mood, behavior and cognitive functioning. My solution focused, directive and holistic therapy approach helps clients identify triggers and actionable and behavioral strategies to manage stress and distress, reactivity, self-doubt, persistent worry, frequent mood changes, overachieving, rumination and intrusive thoughts, sadness, discontent, avoidant pattern, communication challenges, irritability, isolation and withdrawal, excessive demands of personal and professional roles, disappointments and more.

You'll learn coping skills to manage symptoms and experience gradual decrease in symptoms, mood, behavior and cognitive functioning. Some of the cognitive, emotional and behavioral changes you'll see overtime include  decrease in impulsive reactions to stress; increased assertiveness demonstrated by behavior and communication; improved effective communication; increase self-efficacy and autonomy; ability to focus, set goals and maintain structure. Additionally my clients sometimes experience and increased ability to be compassionate, kind, patient and regulated with self and others; clarity on personal values; ability to manage shame, grief and regulate emotions; decrease in unfulfilling behaviors. I always consider diverse perspectives, honoring them as valid and important to therapy. 

Through a process of exploring, understanding, evaluating and identifying thinking and behavior patterns we eliminate and replace unproductive habits with more adaptive patterns toward an increased sense of well-being and ability to thrive and function in a variety of settings, situations and relationships. In the end my clients are able to  experience enthusiasm, take inspired and purposeful action, live with autonomy, find pleasure in people, places and things, have emotional flexibility,  and experience vulnerability and intimacy in relationships.


I received my Master’s degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and have since provided mental health services to children and adults in private practice settings in Maryland. As a certified and supervised clinical social worker,  I provide a safe and thoughtful environment for collaboration and resolution.

Call 240-428-0465 or email with any and all questions. Please specify your interest in exploring working with me.