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Therapist and Client Talking

Our Services & Practice Specialties

Therapist and Client Talking

At Bethesda Therapy, we understand that everyone’s journey to mental wellness is unique, and that’s why we offer a range of services tailored to fit your individual needs. Our team of dedicated professionals, serving Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia & South Carolina, is here to guide and support you through every step of the healing process. We are committed to helping you find your path to a healthier, more fulfilling life.

Our individual therapy sessions provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Our therapists are skilled in using evidence-based techniques to help you develop coping strategies, build resilience, and make lasting positive changes in your life. Whether you’re struggling with ADHDanxiety, depression, OCD or another challenge, we’re here to support you on your journey to wellness.

Relationships can be a source of great joy and connection, but they can also be complex and challenging. Our couples therapy sessions are designed to help you and your partner develop healthy communication skills, resolve conflicts, and strengthen your bond. By working together with a therapist, you can navigate the ups and downs of your relationship and create a more fulfilling partnership.

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Bethesda Therapy provides expert family therapy services in Maryland, DC, and Virginia, focusing on enhancing communication, resolving conflicts, and strengthening family connection. Our skilled therapists guide families through various challenges and transitions, fostering a healthier, more cohesive family dynamic for lasting positive change.

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Bethesda Therapy provides expert family therapy services in Maryland, DC, and Virginia, focusing on enhancing communication, resolving conflicts, and strengthening family connection. Our skilled therapists guide families through various challenges and transitions, fostering a healthier, more cohesive family dynamic for lasting positive change.

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What We Work On

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can impact both children and adults, leading to difficulties in various aspects of life. Our therapists can help you develop strategies for managing your symptoms, improving your focus, and increasing your overall well-being.

At Bethesda Therapy, we provide expert treatment for a range of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder. Our therapists are adept in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and other proven techniques to help you navigate and alleviate the challenges of anxiety. Our approach is tailored to help you achieve peace of mind and improved daily functioning.

Living with chronic pain can take a toll on your emotional and mental health. Our therapists are experienced in helping individuals develop coping strategies, address the emotional aspects of chronic pain, and improve their quality of life.

Living with depression or a mood disorder can feel overwhelming and isolating. Our therapists are here to help you better understand your emotions, develop coping strategies, and work towards a brighter, more balanced life. We use a range of evidence-based approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), to support your healing journey.

Struggling with grief and loss? Bethesda Therapy offers compassionate and personalized grief counseling in MD, DC, VA & SC. Our expert therapists provide support to help you navigate the complex emotions of grief and find a path to healing. Whether you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one, a significant life change, or anticipatory grief, our evidence-based approaches and empathetic care can guide you through. Reach out today to start your journey toward peace and well-being.

Major life transitions, such as a new job, moving, or the birth of a child, can bring about a mix of emotions and challenges. Our therapists can help you navigate these changes and develop coping strategies to thrive during these times of adjustment.

Preparing for marriage or working through marital challenges requires open communication and understanding. Our therapists can help you and your partner develop a strong foundation for your life together and address any issues that may arise in your relationship.

Family dynamics can be complicated, and conflicts may arise from time to time. Our therapists can help you navigate these challenges and work towards healthier, more harmonious relationships within your family.

Phobias such as driving phobia, emetophobia, etc. can have a significant impact on your daily life, causing intense fear and avoidance of certain situations or objects. Our therapists are experienced in helping individuals overcome their phobias using evidence-based treatments such as exposure therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).

Navigating the complexities of relationships can be challenging, whether it’s with friends, family, or romantic partners. Our therapists can help you improve communication, resolve conflicts, and foster healthier, more fulfilling connections with those around you.

Sexual dysfunction can have a profound impact on one’s well-being and relationships. Our therapists are skilled in helping individuals address the underlying issues contributing to their sexual concerns, and work towards a healthier and more satisfying intimate life.

Our Sibling Therapy sessions help resolve conflicts and strengthen bonds between siblings. Tailored to improve communication and deepen connections, these sessions guide siblings of all ages through their unique challenges, ensuring healthier, more supportive relationships.

As mental health professionals, therapists often face unique challenges in their personal and professional lives. Bethesda Therapy offers specialized support for therapists, helping them manage stress, prevent burnout, and maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Experiencing trauma can have lasting effects on your mental health and well-being. Our therapists are trained in trauma-informed care, which means we approach treatment with sensitivity and understanding. We offer therapies such as Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PET) for PTSD, Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and other evidence-based treatments to help you heal and reclaim your life.

We specialize in treating Trichotillomania, offering compassionate and effective strategies for those struggling with hair-pulling disorder. Our expert therapists use a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help you understand the emotional triggers of this condition. We provide personalized care to empower you in your journey towards recovery, ensuring that you receive the support and guidance needed to overcome the challenges of Trichotillomania.

Explore our dedicated treatment options for Vaginismus, Dyspareunia, and Pelvic Pain Disorders. At Bethesda Therapy, we understand the complexities and sensitivities of these often overlooked conditions. Our team of empathetic and skilled therapists offers personalized care, designed to address not just the physical symptoms but also the emotional and psychological aspects. We provide a supportive and understanding environment, empowering you to regain control and improve your quality of life. Learn more about how we can help you navigate these challenges with compassion and expertise.

What Colleagues Say About Us

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Rose Bleiweis


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


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


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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