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Top 10 counselors in Gaithersburg, MD

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Yon Massage

Yon Massage

Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
13+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
LAURA H. says, "Incredible massage! Fell asleep almost immediately after and woke up with more mobility and less tightness. Will definitely be using this service again." Read more
Feeling And Healing

Feeling And Healing

Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
15+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Phil S. says, "I met Phil a few years ago at a meditation circle. He recently helped me with stress with my business and also coaching me properly and now my business is back on track. " Read more
Bright House Counseling And Coaching LLC

Bright House Counseling And Coaching LLC

New on Thervo
Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
4+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
I specialize in working with Men of all backgrounds in dealing with Depression, Anxiety, Phobias, Trauma, Anger issues and other challenges. I will help you strengthen your self identity and self concept so you can overcome your challenges and live life to the fullest. Whether through Counseling or Coaching, Change is never impossible! I enjoy helping Men reach their goals, manage mental health challenges and build out the life they truly want for themselves. Shattering limitations is key. I will help you reach your goals by supporting you in seeing how your thoughts cause you to feel a certain way and how this drives your decisions and actio...
Hypnosis Silver Spring

Hypnosis Silver Spring

New on Thervo
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
16+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
I love doing this work and I am very, very good at it. People settle, for things in their lives they don’t really like, that they feel powerless to change. I work with both the conscious and unconscious aspects, sometimes indirectly, in ways that engender changes on both of these levels. I enable and empower my clients to open up to new directions and possibilities, to new ways of feeling, doing, and being. I am a hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner, certified by the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA). Donald Pelles, Ph.D. is a hypnotherapist in Kensington, MD. He works with his clients to resolve their diffic...
Metamorphosis Healing Center

Metamorphosis Healing Center

New on Thervo
Offers online services
2+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
We are a therapeutic massage facility that brings spiritual awakening to the soul, body and spirit. We believe in working from the inside out- starting with our soul (mind, will, emotions) working with trauma and emotional aspects of the soul. We use the vehicle of healing coaching sessions to deal with the soul, and massage therapy to heal physical muscular pain. We primarily focus in women's health- with prenatal, oncology, mastectomy massag and manual lymphatic drainage therapies. We also are trained in stretching, deep tissue, trigger point, hot stone and reflexology. We provide onsite services as well as visit our studio. Also availabl...

Your counseling questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does counseling cost?

Counseling costs $50 to $250 per session if not covered by insurance, depending on your location, type of counseling, and the counselor's specialty. Prices are on the high end of the range in major metropolitan areas like New York and San Francisco. The average cost of counseling with insurance is $20 to $50 per session for the copay.

Online counseling membership plans cost $40 to $70 per week and typically include scheduled video sessions and/or 24-hour support through texting or online chat.

Marriage counseling costs $120 to $250 per session for in-person therapy or $90 to $230 per session for online therapy.

Can you use an HSA or FSA for counseling?

You can only use your HSA or FSA for counseling if you have a billable diagnosis—such as depression or bipolar disorder—and the therapy is deemed medically necessary. You can't use your HSA or FSA for marriage or family counseling, grief counseling, or therapy for stress management.

What are the types of counselors?

Counselors have a master's degree in psychology and are trained and licensed to practice psychotherapy. A counselor may be licensed or certified in a specific area:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs)
  • Licensed Practicing Counselor (LPC)
  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Registered Child Therapist RPT)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

What does a counselor do?

A counselor can help you navigate challenging life situations, understand your emotions, strengthen your self-esteem, and improve your communication and coping skills. They provide support through difficult times and guide you in making the necessary changes in thinking and behavior to improve your mental and emotional health.

Counselors can help you with a variety of problems:

  • Depression and mood changes
  • Marriage and relationship problems
  • Grief or loss
  • Anxiety, stress, and panic attacks
  • Self-esteem and body image concerns
  • Eating disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anger management
  • Addiction
  • Gender or sexual identity concerns

Can counselors prescribe medication?

Counselors are licensed psychologists but not medical doctors, and in most parts of the U.S. they are not allowed to prescribe medication. Only Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico allow counselors to prescribe medication, and counselors in these states must complete additional psychopharmacology training and certification.

In the rest of the U.S., only a medical doctor can prescribe medication. Psychiatrists are medical doctors and can prescribe medication, but they typically do not provide talk therapy or counseling services.

Can counselors diagnose ADHD, autism, or other mental health conditions?

A licensed counselor can give a mental health diagnosis in all states except Indiana and Maine. However, the counselor must refer clients to a psychiatrist or other medical doctor if the condition requires medication. Consult a counselor near you if you have concerns about ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism, bipolar disorder, or other mental health conditions.

How can I choose the best counselor near me?

When searching for a counselor, it's important to choose one who makes you feel comfortable, safe, and respected. Follow these tips to find the best counselor for you:

  • If you have a specific concern—such as depression, stress, or relationship issues—look for counselors who specialize in that area.
  • Ask your medical provider for recommendations.
  • Read reviews from other clients on Thervo and Google.
  • Confirm the counselor accepts your insurance or offers a sliding-scale rate.
  • Ask about telemedicine and virtual visit options.
  • Schedule an initial consultation to make sure you're happy with the counselor's communication style and empathy.

What questions should I ask counselors?

Ask these questions to help you choose a counselor who will help you achieve the best results:

  • How long have you been practicing, and what are your certifications?
  • What areas of counseling do you specialize in?
  • What is your philosophy as a counselor?
  • What therapeutic approaches do you typically use?
  • What does a typical session look like?
  • Are you more directive or guiding as a counselor?
  • Do you give homework or reading assignments?
  • Do you offer virtual / telemedicine appointments?
  • Do you accept my insurance? Do you bill the insurance company directly?
  • Do you offer sliding-scale rates for clients without insurance?

Reviews for Gaithersburg counselors

Recent success stories from people in the Gaithersburg area.
Wow is all I have to say. Phil was amazing. He has magic hands. He was fully prepared. He asked me questions before the massage and it was exactly what I needed. I feel lighter and less stressed.
Yon massage
It has been a great experience. Phil is not your usual healer but definitely the right person for the job. I'm still in the process but have seen lots of improvement.
Feeling and Healing
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