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Meet the Team

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Welcome to Bethesda Therapy! Our highly-qualified therapists specialize in individual and couple’s therapy, and addressing OCD, anxiety, depression, ADHD, phobiastrauma/PTSD & vaginismus.

Licensed across Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia & South Carolina, our experts offer personalized, evidence-based virtual therapy. Each member of our team combines deep expertise with a genuine commitment to supporting your mental wellness journey. Your path towards a healthier life starts here, with Bethesda Therapy.

Our Exceptional Therapists

Melissa
Murphy

Founder & Clinical Director

LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW, C-DBT

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Melissa, founder of Bethesda Therapy, brings warmth and expertise to her practice. She helps clients navigate anxiety, depression, and trauma with compassion, using CBT, ERP, and DBT. Melissa’s empathetic approach ensures clients feel valued on their journey to better mental health.

Colleen
Jordon

Therapist

LMSW, LGSW

Sees Clients In:

Colleen Jordon, LCSW-C, specializes in trauma, anxiety, and depression with over 15 years of experience. Utilizing CBT, ACT, and mindfulness, she provides compassionate teletherapy to help clients achieve emotional well-being and personal growth. Schedule your session with Colleen today!

Mary Alice
Reilly

Therapist

LMSW, LGSW

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Mary Alice is an empathetic therapist who supports clients through anxiety, depression, and LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy. Using CBT, DBT, and Narrative Therapy, she provides a nurturing space for healing and growth, helping clients feel understood and empowered.

Christopher
Hawks

Therapist

LCSW-C, LICSW

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Christopher is a seasoned therapist dedicated to helping individuals and families navigate trauma, OCD, and anxiety. Using CBT, DBT, and ACT, he creates a supportive environment for healing. As a veteran, Christopher uniquely understands military-related challenges and provides warm, personalized care.

Megan
Gray

Therapist

LCPC, LPC, NCC, CCMHC

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Megan specializes in anxiety, mood disorders, and perinatal mental health. Utilizing CBT, DBT, and ACT, she offers compassionate, trauma-informed care. Megan is dedicated to supporting her clients’ mental wellness with a focus on neurodiversity and personal growth.

Naeem
Thompson

Therapist

LMSW

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Naeem is a dedicated therapist who specializes in trauma, grief, and men’s issues. He uses CBT, DBT, and trauma-informed approaches to provide compassionate care. Naeem is committed to helping clients achieve emotional well-being through personalized and empathetic therapy.

Morgan
Russo

Therapist

LGMFT

Sees Clients In:

Morgan specializes in couples therapy and individual therapy for anxiety and depression. Using EFT, CBT, and mindfulness, she helps clients build emotional intimacy and manage challenges. Her empathetic approach fosters a supportive environment for growth and healing.

Hassti
Hamidi

Therapist

LGSW

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Hassti is passionate about supporting individuals with anxiety, depression, OCD, and trauma. Using CBT and a trauma-informed approach, she creates a personalized and accepting space for her clients. Hassti’s dedication to mental health and cultural sensitivity makes her a valued therapist.

Nicole
Zimmerman

Therapist

LMSW

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Nicole brings over 15 years of experience to Bethesda Therapy, specializing in anxiety, autism, OCD, and severe mental illness. Using CBT and mindfulness techniques, she provides warm and empathetic care, ensuring clients feel supported and understood on their path to well-being.

Brandy
Walker

Therapist

LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW

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Brandy is a dedicated therapist with expertise in anxiety, trauma, disordered eating, and addiction. Using CBT, SFBT, mindfulness, and CRM, she provides compassionate, personalized care. Brandy’s empathetic approach and diverse therapeutic techniques create a supportive environment for clients to explore and overcome their challenges.

Emily
Star

Therapist

LCSW-C, LGSW

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With a focus on anxiety, OCD, phobias, and trauma, Emily provides empathetic and effective therapy. Utilizing CBT, ERP, and ACT, she helps clients manage their challenges. As a certified yoga and mindfulness instructor, Emily incorporates these practices into her therapy, creating a holistic and supportive environment for healing.

Join Our Team

PsychotherapisTS Wanted


Are you a therapist licensed in Maryland, Washington, D.C. or Virginia?

Join Bethesda Therapy’s team! We offer competitive compensation, flexible scheduling, and full autonomy over your client relationships. Enjoy a fully virtual practice, eliminating commute stress and focusing on delivering exceptional care to your clients.

What Colleagues Say About Us

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Rose Bleiweis

LCSW-C

Melissa is determined, hard-working, and provides a range of therapeutic interventions. She is committed to professional development to further her clinical skills.

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Jen Lodico

LCSW-C

Melissa’s skillset was empowering to work with. She is professional and supportive. Melissa is a fantastic therapist who I cannot recommend enough!
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Beth Cocker

LCSW-C

Melissa Murphy is a wonderful therapist. She is kind, non-judgmental and empathetic. She truly understands her client’s needs and takes into account the whole-person. I do not hesitate to refer clients to Melissa and enjoy collaborating with her on cases. She is an excellent therapist with expertise in anxiety, depression, and OCD.

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