Kathleen Pearce LCSW-C, Mental Health Counseling in Rockville, Maryland, 20852

Kathleen Pearce


Kathleen Pearce


Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist, Addictions Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW-C - 18638
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $150 per 60-Minute Individual Session, $175 per 75-Minute Intake Session, $200 per 90-Minute Family Session, $100 per 90-Minute Group Session.
Need-based Sliding scale available on a limited basis.
Free Initial Consultation
Accepting New Clients
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


6203 Executive Boulevard
Rockville, Maryland 20852

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My Approach to Helping

Helping people who are suffering has always been my passion. In my first career, I was helping people by educating them, but I always wanted to understand their stories and why they were acting and feeling certain ways. So, I became a therapist, so I could work with people individually and in small groups to help them find answers to their most difficult and challenging problems. I am trained to use the cognitive-behavioral therapies, including CBT and CPT, as well as EMDR for trauma. I believe the way we think about our issues affects our feelings and behaviors. These approaches are very solution oriented and give people the tools they need to tackle tough issues. I also like to use expressive arts, such as writing, and mindfulness-based stress reduction to help clients when they enjoy them.

More Info About My Practice

I began my practice, Peace of Mind Wellness, LLC, after working with organ transplant patients and their families at the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute in Washington, D.C. My position as a counselor and social worker with patients coming to the out-patient clinic in need of a liver was to guide them through a very arduous and difficult process that could save their lives. It was extremely challenging for many patients and their families and it was my privilege to help them. I worked with my patients prior, during, and after hospitalization. This experience is one of the reasons I am working with clients managing chronic illness and why I am focused on addiction and recovery. Many of the patients who need a liver transplant do so because of substance use. Addiction is a disease, but it is a preventable one and patients can recover from it with the proper assistance.

My Therapy Focus

My specialties are trauma, post-traumatic stress, addiction and recovery, managing chronic illness and helping people adjust to life's transitions. I use the Veteran's Administration approved therapies CPT and EMDR to help military veterans and others who have experienced trauma, including victims of human trafficking and natural disasters, first responders, police, fire fighters and journalists. I work with clients/patients ages 17 and up individually and in small groups. I am an addiction counselor for individuals and lead groups for people recovering from addictions of all kinds.

Services I Provide

  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Trauma survivors, military veterans, police, firefighters, journalists, natural disaster survivors, human trafficking survivors, chronically ill, addiction and recovery.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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