Michelle A. Dillard, DSW, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work in Waldorf, Maryland, 20602

Michelle A. Dillard, DSW, LCSW-C

Michelle A. Dillard, DSW, LCSW-C
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Michelle A. Dillard, DSW, LCSW-C

Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW-C - 12614
Secondary Credential: LISCW - LC50077993
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 40661
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
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Office 1
3261 Old Washington Road,
Suite 2020
Waldorf, Maryland 20602
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  • Accessible Parking
  • Service Animals Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible Building
  • Wheelchair Accessible Restroom

Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Johns Hopkins Employer Health Programs
  • Maryland Medical Assistance (Medicaid)
  • Medicare

Fees: 20-minute free Phone Consultation for new Clients (consultation is an informational service provided by the therapist).

Fees are due/ collected at the beginning of each session. I accept cash, check, credit/debit cards.

Individual Therapy

$100 for 45 minutes
$150 for 60 minutes (required for first session)
$200 for 75 minutes
$250 for 90 minutes

Couples & Families / Relationship Therapy

$150 for 45 minutes
$200 for 60 minutes
$250 for 75 minutes (required for first session)

15% discount off self-pay rate for school teachers, active duty military and first responders, or progressive discounts for pre-paid sessions.

NOTE: A detailed intake is conducted at the initial session. We will also discuss costs, goals, paperwork, and a sense of the process.

Ongoing Supervision: 60 minutes: $75
Groups of 2 or more: 60 minutes: $60 per person

One Time Consultation: 60 minutes: $125

Note that these services are payable by cash or major credit card.

Fee Reduction
While I offer some lower fee slots for those experiencing hardship or with reduced incomes, I prefer to hold these slots for current clients who are experiencing life transitions during our work together. If my fee is a concern, please discuss it with me. If I am unable to accommodate your financial situation, I will provide you with referrals.

Free Initial Consultation
Accepting New Clients
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

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As a result of my action based counseling, individuals move past being stuck, learn to stop the constant stream of negative self-talk and simply feel better about themselves and their lives. While I work with adolescents, adults and the elderly on a variety of issues and concerns, I have a particular interest in working with "the other woman"-- helping them to learn to forgive themselves and to let go of guilt and shame.

I'm looking for individuals who are ready to break free from unhealthy thoughts and behavior patterns and to reclaim their lives and self-worth.

Who do you know?

Email or Call Michelle A. Dillard, DSW, LCSW-C at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 40661

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

There is a saying that pain wakes you up to your truest self and that my friend is an understatement! There is nothing more humbling than getting your a$$ kicked by life, struggling in isolation intent on going it alone while silently suffering, trying to quiet that inner critic telling you that you're not good enough.

And you know why this happens to even the best of us? Perhaps out of fear, embarrassment or shame. Because reaching out requires being vulnerable and vulnerability is not only scary but risky; we might get judged, criticized, ridiculed, or rejected. I get it, I've been there. Prolonged grief was the catalyst for my clinical depression which completely derailed my life for almost 3 years. As clinicians we are taught not to self disclose but the truth is, we are all imperfect! I'm human, I struggle and I have pain just like everyone else; I've just gone to school, got a few tools and skills in my tool belt, practiced to learn the skills / techniques and put them into action.

So how exactly has this made me a better therapist? First, I realize that having knowledge of something never equates to the experience of it. My personal struggles helped me to fully appreciate and deeply respect the struggle that accompanies realizing that you need help, taking that first step, taking off the mask and facing your issues head on. Such courage and brave leaps of faith call me / challenge me to live up to them in my own life.

I'm not going to lie, dealing with our inner stuff is hard. There is no outside solution, no quick fix, no magic bullet. Inside of each of us there is wisdom about what feels right and what feels wrong if you are open to trusting those instincts and willing to be curious about who you really are and why you do what you do.

So, if you're in that place where your usual coping skills aren't working anymore and you're ready to move from a place of fear into courage and confidence, I'd love for you to give me call

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    "the other woman", infidelity

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inadequacy
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Love
  • Shame
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Values Clarification
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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