Orlesa Poole

LCSW-C (Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C.)

Orlesa Poole

LCSW-C (Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C.)

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Life Coach, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW-C (MD)
Secondary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (VA)
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: I offer free 15-minute consultations. My 60-minute intake fee is $250 and my 50-minute session fee is $225. Although I am an out-of-network provider, you might still be able to use your insurance to partially cover the cost of our sessions. I offer courtesy billing and will file a claim with your insurance company so that you can be reimbursed according to your out-of-network benefits rate. If you have questions about this, schedule a free consultation and we can chat.
Free Initial Consultation


Bowie, Maryland 20715
Fairfax , Virginia 22039

My Approach to Helping

My clients come to me for two main reasons: either they are not enjoying motherhood because their mental health is suffering (due to depression, anxiety, birth trauma, mom burnout, anger) or they are not enjoying motherhood because they are unable to manage their child's challenging behaviors. The mom in the first scenario finds herself plagued with anxiety, sadness, disappointment and exhaustion. The mom in the second scenario loves her child, but doesn't always like them. She yells more than she likes and feels anger, resentment and guilt that she can't do better.

You're here because you share the same struggles. Despite being a loving mom who wants the world for her child, you aren't the mom you want to be. Instead of motherhood being a time of joy and ultimate fulfillment, you're plagued with disappointment, worry and guilt. You love your child(ren), but you are not loving motherhood. You’re here because you’re tired of being tired and overwhelmed. You’re ready to feel confident, empowered and to actually enjoy and feel connected to your kids! I want that for you too.

I provide individual therapy for postpartum challenges and mom burnout, couples therapy for new parents and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (behavioral therapy) for parents of littles with behavior challenges. If you'd like to learn more about how I can help you gain confidence and find joy in parenting, visit my website to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation. I offer 247 online scheduling, electronic paperwork, and HIPAA compliant video sessions to make accessing help as easy as ever.

More Info About My Practice

My practice is 100% telehealth. I provide therapy services to families in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Families interested in parent coaching for less yelling and more connection with their kids can access my services from anywhere in the world.

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

I have specialized training in perinatal (pregnancy and postpartum) and maternal mental health (burnout, mom rage). I also have specialized training in child behavior development, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and positive discipline. I've helped hundreds families to have more peace, connection and joy in their homes.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is to help you see what you are already doing well and to build upon the skills you already have to make lifelong changes. You can expect me to be your biggest advocate and cheerleader while also gently challenging and nudging you towards change. I'm a big proponent of solutions-focused work and skill building. My ultimate goal is that you have the skills and support to manage life's challenges without therapy (although I'm always here if and when you need me).

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Therapy is a huge investment of money, time and effort. You might think that it might be easier to just deal with these issues on your own. I want to remind any parent considering therapy that If nothing changes, nothing changes. You are here for a reason. You want to enjoy parenting and feel more connected to your kids. Although therapy is a huge investment, the rewards you stand to gain are even bigger! An investment into your health and well-being is an investment into the health and well-being of your entire family!

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    My practice serves moms struggling with perinatal mood disorders (postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, birth trauma, mom rage, pregnancy mood struggles) and maternal burnout. I also serve parents of challenging and spirited children. I provide individual therapy for moms and parent-child interaction therapy (behavioral therapy) to parents of children with challenging behaviors or emotional struggles. My practice is inclusive, meaning I work with all types of families (race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, adoptive). Culturally diverse families of all makeups are able to access my services.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Filial Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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