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Adika Counseling Anxiety EMDR Depression Rockville, Maryland

Not accepting new clients

Providing virtual therapy to Maryland residents only. Accepts CareFirst/Anthem/BlueCross BluShield and Cigna Insurance only.

Lisa Salins, LCSW

Teens and adults who find themselves procrastinating because of fear; have experienced emotional neglect or abandonment in childhood; feel overwhelmed frequently; expereince frequent mood changes; struggle with saying how they feel and replay conversations later; live with shame and regret surrounding trauma and experience grief over how their life turned out come to me to learn long term coping skills. My solution focused, direct and holistic therapy approach helps clients identify triggers and actionable and behavioral strategies to manage mental, emotional and behavioral symptoms for anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD 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.

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