Joan E. Pedersen, LCSW-C, MA, ThM

Joan E. Pedersen, LCSW-C, MA, ThM

Professions: Clinical Social Work, Counseling, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 00853
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933-D Russell Avenue
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

Fees: I charge $135.00 per session. I accept BC/BS (PPO) and provide the necessary paperwork for out-of-network reimbursement.

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My practice focuses on wellness, not pathology....I consider the therapeutic process as a profound exploration of sorts, where you grow to better understand yourself and work through the conflicts which block your happiness, your becoming your most authentic self.

As both a grief counselor and psychotherapist, I enjoy accompanying adults as they address the ups and downs of life--its losses and transitions (illness, death, miscarriage, separation/divorce, infertility, retirement, suicide, unemployment, aging with dignity, anticipatory grief or the death of a beloved pet). And I have a sincere passion in seeing people come out on the other side, where they find greater peace in their lives.

With training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, guided imagery, spirituality and Mindfulness, I also bring a rich lived experience from having worked in the corporate world in New York City.

My style is collaborative, interactive, empathetic and curious (and occasionally humorous). Working together in a safe, welcoming, non-judging space and utilizing a holistic (body-mind) therapeutic approach helps you let go of your unproductive behaviors and attitudes as you create new, healthier ways of being and relating.

I have the deepest respect for, and learn from, people as they grapple with the heartfelt challenges of making meaningful changes in their lives.

Email or Call Joan E. Pedersen, LCSW-C, MA, ThM at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00853

More Info About My Practice

Feel free to give me a call and I would be happy to answer any questions you might have about my practice and the process of therapy. I look forward to our working together.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Much of my practice (and personal interest) focuses on helping people cope with emotionally painful losses and challenging life transitions....to come out on the other side more fulfilled.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Group Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Grief/loss/life transitions; GLBT

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy

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