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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., and Virginia, 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

Sees Clients In:
Maryland, Washington D.C. & Virginia

Warm and empathetic, Melissa Murphy welcomes you with open arms to Bethesda Therapy. As the founder and clinical director, she is a Licensed Certified Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) in Maryland, Washington  D.C. and Virginia.

Emily
Star

Psychotherapist

LMSW, LGSW

Sees Clients In:
Maryland & Washington D.C.

Emily Star is a compassionate and dedicated Licensed Master Social Worker (Licensed in Maryland and Washington D.C.) who holds a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Brandy
Walker

Psychotherapist

LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW

Sees Clients In:
Maryland, Washington D.C. & Virginia

Brandy Walker is a dedicated therapist who understands the immense courage it takes to seek help, especially when it comes to you or your teenager’s mental health. Brandy holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. She is a Licensed Certified Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) in Maryland, Washington D.C and Virginia.

Naeem
Thompson

Psychotherapist

LMSW

Sees Clients In:
Maryland

Embark on a transformative journey towards mental well-being with Naeem Thompson, a dedicated Licensed Social Worker at Bethesda Therapy. Leveraging a solid educational foundation and a trauma-informed perspective, Naeem’s holistic approach aims not only to navigate life’s adversities but to turn them into meaningful growth opportunities.

Morgan
Russo

PsychotherapisT

LGMFT

Sees Clients In:
Maryland

Join me at Bethesda Therapy as your guide in navigating the complexities of relationships and personal emotions. As a Licensed Graduate Marriage and Family Therapist (LGMFT), I am committed to helping couples rediscover connection and individuals manage emotional challenges.

Megan
Gray

PsychotherapisT

LCPC, LPC, NCC, CCMHC

Sees Clients In:
Maryland & Virginia

Megan Gray at Bethesda Therapy specializes in anxiety, mood disorders, and perinatal mental health. Her approach merges traditional therapy with creative insights, fostering personal growth and healing. Embark on a transformative journey with Megan, where empathy and expertise unite to guide you to a more fulfilling life.

Mary Alice
Reilly

PsychotherapisT

LMSW, LGSW

Sees Clients In:
Maryland & Washington D.C.

Mary Alice is eager to support you in building a more fulfilling, peaceful, and joyful life. Specializing in a compassionate, evidence-based approach, she empowers clients facing anxiety, depression, and life’s challenges. Embrace your journey towards growth with Mary Alice.

Want to
Join Us?

PsychotherapisTS Wanted

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

Join our exceptional team at Bethesda Therapy and enjoy competitive compensation, flexible scheduling, and full autonomy over your client relationships. We offer a fully virtual practice, eliminating commuting hassles and enabling you to focus on delivering top-tier care.

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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