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How are you doing? You’d probably say fine, right? Even if you weren’t fine. You feel like no one would understand or you've been dismissed and emotionally invalidated.

Read below to find a therapist who works collaboratively with clients to identify actionable lifestyle, developmental and culturally appropriate interventions within the context of clients’ psychological, cultural, social, and developmental histories. We provide individual virtual counseling services.

Adika Counseling Rockville, MD offers counseling and talk therapy for Rockville residents with or without health insurance. Pregnancy and Postpartum counseling in Rockville, MD, Depression counseling in Rockville, MD, PTSD counseling in Rockville, MD, Immigrant counseling in Rockville, MD, ADHD counseling in Rockville, MD, and Mental Health Services serving, Rockville, Maryland 20850

Karo Beygzadeh, LMSW

Psychotherapist, Contractor

240-428-0465

Karo collaborates with individuals to reframe thoughts, instill hope, improve self awareness, have self-compassion, gain clarity, feel empowered and build resilience. ​He's knowledgeable and passionate about providing clinical mental health care to address the needs of racial and ethnic minorities who are affected by systemic negligence. He collaborates with clients to identify  how a diagnosis and daily experiences affect thoughts, mood, behavior, relationships and self-esteem and identify unique strategies to alleviate or eliminate the effects of these things.

Adika Counseling Rockville, MD offers counseling and talk therapy for Rockville residents with or without health insurance. Pregnancy and Postpartum counseling in Rockville, MD, Depression counseling in Rockville, MD, PTSD counseling in Rockville, MD, Immigrant counseling in Rockville, MD, ADHD counseling in Rockville, MD, and Mental Health Services serving, Rockville, Maryland 20850

Doretha Lewis, LGPC

Psychotherapist, Contractor

240-428-0465

Doretha uses  CBT, DBT, ACT, attachment Person Centered Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care (TIC), along with motivational therapy, support of self-determination, and strengths-based approaches to support individuals. She works with clients living with anxiety, grief and loss, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, OCD, ADHD, ASD and more.  She uses a multicultural approach to understand the difficulties Latinx, BIPOC, AAPI, LGBTQ+ and other minorities are experiencing from the unique individual and cultural perspective. You'll leave each session with a sense of progress, accomplishment, and insight into your cognitive patterns, mental health & behavioral goals.

Adika Counseling Rockville, MD offers counseling and talk therapy for Rockville residents with or without health insurance. Pregnancy and Postpartum counseling in Rockville, MD, Depression counseling in Rockville, MD, PTSD counseling in Rockville, MD, Immigrant counseling in Rockville, MD, ADHD counseling in Rockville, MD, and Mental Health Services serving, Rockville, Maryland 20850

Sandra Obidiegwu

Associate Counselor, Intern

240-428-0465

Sandra works with people who are living with debilitating sadness, frequent crying spells, irritability/anger, frequent worrying;  immigrant/cultural identity experiences; emerging adults navigating identity issues; those managing roles, expectations and real or perceived pressure related to school, work and/or success; those navigating live transitions and adjusting to change. You'll will identify and manage irrational and flawed thinking; improve self soothing, replace unhelpful behaviors, improve mood and more.

Adika Counseling Rockville, MD offers counseling and talk therapy for Rockville residents with or without health insurance. Pregnancy and Postpartum counseling in Rockville, MD, Depression counseling in Rockville, MD, PTSD counseling in Rockville, MD, Immigrant counseling in Rockville, MD, ADHD counseling in Rockville, MD, and Mental Health Services serving, Rockville, Maryland 20850

Cho Mot Mot Lwin

Associate Counselor, Intern

240-428-0465

Individuals experiencing little interest or pleasure in doing things, avoidance, shame or guilt, uncontrollable worry, concentrating and procrastination issues, cultural identity, motherhood and career, transitions, relationship stress and low self esteem collaborate with Cho to learn actionable, lifestyle appropriate and culturally affirming skills. I guide you to identify triggers; reframe irrational thinking patterns; modify maladaptive behaviors; improve distress tolerance; and decrease or eliminate the frequency, intense and duration of symptoms.

Adika Counseling Rockville, MD offers counseling and talk therapy for Rockville residents with or without health insurance. Pregnancy and Postpartum counseling in Rockville, MD, Depression counseling in Rockville, MD, PTSD counseling in Rockville, MD, Immigrant counseling in Rockville, MD, ADHD counseling in Rockville, MD, and Mental Health Services serving, Rockville, Maryland 20850

Ama Kwadu, LGPC

Psychotherapist, Contractor

240-428-0465

Family relationships, postpartum difficulties, transitions, worry, school and work stress, sadness, immigrant experiences, persistent self-doubt and trauma are some of the things Ama supports individuals through. Her clients are able to increase distress tolerance; improve communication and relationships; ​develop assertiveness and autonomy; address family-of-origin challenges; adjust to life transitions; resolve trauma and more. I create use evidence-based assessment tools for diagnosis and ollaborate with you to create treatment goals.

Adika Counseling Rockville, MD offers counseling and talk therapy for Rockville residents with or without health insurance. Pregnancy and Postpartum counseling in Rockville, MD, Depression counseling in Rockville, MD, PTSD counseling in Rockville, MD, Immigrant counseling in Rockville, MD, ADHD counseling in Rockville, MD, and Mental Health Services serving, Rockville, Maryland 20850

Augusta Sannoh, LCSW

Psychotherapist, Contractor

240-428-0465

Augusta helps individuals identify and modify navigate separation and divorce, manage the impact of pregnancy, delivery and parenthood,  process and manage grief and loss explore systemic issues and stressors related to immigrant experiences, manage family of origin and relationship stress, and identify and address life events that contribute to depression, trauma response, dissociation and more. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical behavior therapy, trauma-informed care and more. Clients benefit from her supportive validation, compassionate questions, direct communication and practical feedback 

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Lucy Freshour, LGPC

Psyhotherapist, Contractor

240-428-0465

Lucy's's clinical practice focuses on working on managing ASD and ADHD, life transitions, young adult issues, family of origin dynamics and trauma, anxiety related to validation/people pleasing and relationships, career and education stressors and overall mental health. She incorporates concepts that help people change or modify dysfunctional thought, emotional and behavior patterns that affect work/school, relationships, self-esteem and daily functioning. She embrace AAPI, LGBTQ+ & BIPOC identities and relationships and helps clients move toward emotional and physical safety, radical acceptance.

Adika Counseling Rockville, MD offers counseling and talk therapy for Rockville residents with or without health insurance. Pregnancy and Postpartum counseling in Rockville, MD, Depression counseling in Rockville, MD, PTSD counseling in Rockville, MD, Immigrant counseling in Rockville, MD, ADHD counseling in Rockville, MD, and Mental Health Services serving, Rockville, Maryland 20850

Carrie Cornwell, LCPC

Psychotherapist, Contractor

240-428-0465

Carrie assists with emotion regulation, distress tolerance, trigger identification, implementation of coping skills and interpersonal effectiveness as clients work through planned and unplanned life changes; addiction and substance use; unresolved chronic stress; grief and loss; sadness, worry  around pregnancy, work stress and pressure from expectations within the family; and day-today stress. 

Adika Counseling Rockville, MD offers counseling and talk therapy for Rockville residents with or without health insurance. Pregnancy and Postpartum counseling in Rockville, MD, Depression counseling in Rockville, MD, PTSD counseling in Rockville, MD, Immigrant counseling in Rockville, MD, ADHD counseling in Rockville, MD, and Mental Health Services serving, Rockville, Maryland 20850

Jeanni Aubee, LMSW

Psychotherapist, Contractor

240-428-0465

Jeanni incorporates concepts that help teens and adults change or modify dysfunctional thought, emotional and behavior patterns. She collaborates with adults to work through early life trauma, relationship challenges, communication difficulties, coping with work stress, adjusting to changes, family conflict and more.  You'll explore the origins and purpose of behaviors, moods and thought patterns; how they are sustained; what benefits and consequence there are for maintaining or changing these patterns, and how they impact psychological well-being. 

Adika Counseling Rockville, MD offers counseling and talk therapy for Rockville residents with or without health insurance. Pregnancy and Postpartum counseling in Rockville, MD, Depression counseling in Rockville, MD, PTSD counseling in Rockville, MD, Immigrant counseling in Rockville, MD, ADHD counseling in Rockville, MD, and Mental Health Services serving, Rockville, Maryland 20850

Jaime Engrum, LMSW

Psychotherapist, Contractor

240-428-0465

Jaime works with adults (18 years and older) who are experiencing psychological effects of pregnancy/childbirth/parenthood; need support with life transitions, including the end of life; struggling with imposter syndrome, self-efficacy, perfectionism, and debilitating worry; and experiencing stress or any psychological disturbances (e.g., depression, anxiety) that are preventing healthy relationships, work satisfaction, peace and contentment, self control and mood stability. 

Adika Counseling Rockville, MD offers counseling and talk therapy for Rockville residents with or without health insurance. Pregnancy and Postpartum counseling in Rockville, MD, Depression counseling in Rockville, MD, PTSD counseling in Rockville, MD, Immigrant counseling in Rockville, MD, ADHD counseling in Rockville, MD, and Mental Health Services serving, Rockville, Maryland 20850

Kayla Wallington

Associate Counselor, Intern

240-428-0465

Kayla works with teens and adults to identify long terms strategies to decrease the impact of trauma and grief, address frequent sadness and worry; address behavioral issues; improve concentration, structure and procrastination; heal experiences with parental neglect neglect and abandonment; address irrational thinking patterns and resolve patterns of staying in unsatisfying relationships. She will incorporate your values, faith and cultural practices and belief systems.

Adika Counseling Rockville, MD offers counseling and talk therapy for Rockville residents with or without health insurance. Pregnancy and Postpartum counseling in Rockville, MD, Depression counseling in Rockville, MD, PTSD counseling in Rockville, MD, Immigrant counseling in Rockville, MD, ADHD counseling in Rockville, MD, and Mental Health Services serving, Rockville, Maryland 20850

Elssa Kenfack, LGPC

Psychotherapist, Contractor

240-428-0465

Elssa works with emerging adults and adults  experiencing anxiety, trauma and depression related to life transitions, negative beliefs about self, past/current relationships and racial identity. Her get a supportive space to talk and understand themselves while also identifying and altering negative thought patterns, behaviors, and feelings to improve self esteem, relationships and career/academic outcomes. She also employs faith-based practice within her work with clients.  

Adika Counseling Rockville, MD offers counseling and talk therapy for Rockville residents with or without health insurance. Pregnancy and Postpartum counseling in Rockville, MD, Depression counseling in Rockville, MD, PTSD counseling in Rockville, MD, Immigrant counseling in Rockville, MD, ADHD counseling in Rockville, MD, and Mental Health Services serving, Rockville, Maryland 20850

Marvida Lake, LGPC

Psychotherapist, Contractor

240-428-0465

Marvida guides adult clients toward insight and provides coping strategies for those who are living with anxiety, depression, trauma, sadness, parenting and caretaker stress, mood changes, relationship stress, addiction, abuse, adjustment disorder, grief, and loss. Her clients learn to establish and improve boundaries to promote holistic wellness. Clients experience her as engaged,  attentive, unbiased direct, accepting, caring, authentic, relatable and attentive.

Adika Counseling Rockville, MD offers counseling and talk therapy for Rockville residents with or without health insurance. Pregnancy and Postpartum counseling in Rockville, MD, Depression counseling in Rockville, MD, PTSD counseling in Rockville, MD, Immigrant counseling in Rockville, MD, ADHD counseling in Rockville, MD, and Mental Health Services serving, Rockville, Maryland 20850

Lisa Salins, LCSW-C

Psychotherapist, Contractor

240-428-0465

Lisa works with clients to reduce the cognitive, emotional and behavioral impact of transitions; anxiety; family, work and school stressors; depression, mood changes and more. With sensitivity to contextual and sociocultural factors,  you'll construct solutions rather than focus on problems; discover  resources to activate change; and address dysfunctional relational patterns.

Adika Counseling Rockville, MD offers counseling and talk therapy for Rockville residents with or without health insurance. Pregnancy and Postpartum counseling in Rockville, MD, Depression counseling in Rockville, MD, PTSD counseling in Rockville, MD, Immigrant counseling in Rockville, MD, ADHD counseling in Rockville, MD, and Mental Health Services serving, Rockville, Maryland 20850

Mirshelle Edwards

Associate Counselor, Intern

240-428-0465

Mirshelle provide assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for a multitude of symptoms and experiences related to anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, neglect and abandonment, frequent worry, PTSD, feeling inadequate, ADHD, transitions, school or career stress, trauma, discrimination and issues related to LGBTQIA or BIPOC identity and more.  Therapy will also introduce the cognitive triad (relationships between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors), behavioral techniques, and behavior modification.

Adika Counseling Rockville, MD offers counseling and talk therapy for Rockville residents with or without health insurance. Pregnancy and Postpartum counseling in Rockville, MD, Depression counseling in Rockville, MD, PTSD counseling in Rockville, MD, Immigrant counseling in Rockville, MD, ADHD counseling in Rockville, MD, and Mental Health Services serving, Rockville, Maryland 20850

Emma Mattingly

Associate Counselor, Intern

240-428-0465

Emma collaborates with teens and adult clients to develop an increased capacity to resolve and manage the psychological impact of family dynamics; experiences with the military; identity; family of origin; dissatisfaction in relationships; transitions; work stress/burnout; pressure and expectations and more. You will gain understanding about yourself, learn self-compassion, enhance distrss tolerance; reduce the intensity, frequency and duration of symptoms and gain long-term coping skills.  

Adika Counseling Rockville, MD offers counseling and talk therapy for Rockville residents with or without health insurance. Pregnancy and Postpartum counseling in Rockville, MD, Depression counseling in Rockville, MD, PTSD counseling in Rockville, MD, Immigrant counseling in Rockville, MD, ADHD counseling in Rockville, MD, and Mental Health Services serving, Rockville, Maryland 20850

Philicia Ross, LMSW

Psychotherapist, Contractor

240-428-0465

An EMDR trained, humanistic and CBT therapist, Philicia uses compassionate questioning, active listening and a collaborative therapeutic relationship to questions to help clients living with anxiety, depression and trauma access and activate negative experience and identify the  desired adaptive resolution. Clients gain skills to address symptoms; think better about yourself, others and the world; learn ways to cope if symptoms emerge again; and treat trauma symptoms like depression, anxiety, or misuse of substances.

Adika Counseling Rockville, MD offers counseling and talk therapy for Rockville residents with or without health insurance. Pregnancy and Postpartum counseling in Rockville, MD, Depression counseling in Rockville, MD, PTSD counseling in Rockville, MD, Immigrant counseling in Rockville, MD, ADHD counseling in Rockville, MD, and Mental Health Services serving, Rockville, Maryland 20850

Victoria Yeboah, LMSW

Psychotherapist, Contractor

240-428-0465

Victoria collaborates with individuals who are living with anxiety, depression, identity and related stress, trauma, family of origin and relationship stressors, life transitions, education and career stress, grief and loss. Her clients clients learn to establish and improve boundaries to promote holistic wellness. She takes time to understand an individual from their/his/her own unique biological, social/emotional, familial, cultural, and environmental experiences and the systems that impact each client.

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Barbara Adika, LCPC, LPC

Psychotherapist

240-428-0465

Barbara works from ethnic, racial and cultural identity development theories, and Attachment Theory, existentialism, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior, cognitive behavioral interventions and Christian ideologies. She especially enjoys doing work around immigrant experiences. She incorporate mindfulness as a way of helping clients pay attention to the physical manifestation of psychological stress and as a function of acceptance and commitment therapy  (ACT)

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Sarah Cardenas

Associate Counselor, Intern

240-428-0465

Sarah blends social justice and clinical frameworks to support clients in self-exploration, affirming identities, confronting the impact of biases and discrimination, resolve how family systems affect them psychologically and build or strengthen interpersonal relationships. She helps discover the unconscious thoughts and unresolved experiences and feelings behind their beliefs, decisions, desires and behaviors. She prioritizes establishing trust, emotional/psychological safety and having a collaborative therapeutic relationship.

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Safiyya Abdul Bari, LMSW

Psychotherapist, Contractor

240-428-0465

Safi works with adolescents and adults living with the stress of school or work; immigrant experiences and other identity experiences; grief, guilt and shame; family of origin and relationship challenges; anxiety, depression; PTSD; bipolar disorder; neurodivergence and more.  She develops a treatment plan with each client to track the progression of the intensity, duration and frequency of symptoms. She seeks to enhance the individual’s mental health, so they are able to reach their potential mentally, physically, and spiritually.

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Luis Ocampo, LGPC

Psychotherapist, Contractor

240-428-0465

Luis uses evidence-based theories, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Attachment-based Theory, and Psychodynamic and Mindfulness practices. As a bilingual (English and Spanish) who works with BIPOC, AAPI, Latinx, LGBTQ+ (diverse) clients on experiences related to identity in all its forms, ADHD and neurodivergence, pressure form expectations, discrimination, shame, transitions, socioeconomic stress, anxiety, grief, trauma and/or abuse, racial, ethic and cultural identity, and relationships.

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Alem Asefa, LGPC

Psychotherapist, Contractor

240-428-0465

Alem helps adult clients uncover the experiences and/or relationships that inform their current mood, behavior, cognitive and relational patterns and helps them identify long them coping strategies and new approaches.  She works with adolescents and adults to manage the physiological impact of adverse life experiences, transitions, family-of-origin difficulties, anxiety,  school/work stress, multicultural identity and related experiences, depression, substance use and PTSD. She uses therapeutic frameworks based on clients' need to decrease negative thoughts and undesired  behaviors and increase distress tolerance; improve communication effectiveness

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