Mark Bottinick

LCSW-C

Mark Bottinick

LCSW-C

Professions: Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW-C - 10371
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
Evening Availability

Offices

8720 Georgia Avenue
Ste. 808
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

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My Approach to Helping

Have you tried traditional talk therapy and you're still struggling with the same problems? Why cope with a problem if you can heal it at its core? My strength is in helping people discover and heal the root causes of their issues. My goal is transformation. I don't want you to leave my care and have to talk to another therapist about the same problems.

Your troubling feelings, thoughts and behaviors likely stem from your past experiences. From these experiences, you developed patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. I'll help you work backwards, from your current troubles to their source - the key memories, and the unhelpful ways of thinking and behaving connected to these memories. I'll then guide you to use highly innovative techniques to heal what we discover.

The tools I use enable people to neutralize even highly traumatic memories. The memories remain, but they feel more distant and no longer trigger the same painful reactions. Your patterns of thinking and behaving can be healed with the same techniques. The process is gentle and strengthening and my expectation is that you'll experience positive shifts during our sessions. Plus, you'll learn to use these healing techniques on your own so you'll gain invaluable lifelong skills.

Many people put off starting therapy. They imagine it's going to be uncomfortable to discuss their problems and their painful past. If you relate to this, we can start there and heal any fear or shame that may be been blocking you from getting the help you deserve.

I am happy to provide potential clients with a free consultation so we can determine if I am a good match for their needs - please email or call to set up an appointment to talk. You may also wish to check out reviews of my services from former clients on Healthgrades.com.

More Info About My Practice

I take BlueCross BlueShield. If you have another plan, you may have "out of network" benefits to enable you to be reimbursed for my services. Please call me to discuss your situation and what fees will be involved.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Individuals with Bipolar Disorder and other severe mental illnesses; people who have not had success with traditional talk therapy

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Energy Psychology
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Thought Field Therapy (TFT)
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