Rebecca S. Mahayag, Psychotherapy in Rockville, Maryland, 20850

Rebecca S. Mahayag

Rebecca S. Mahayag

Professions: Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW-C - 12072

Offices

12 South Adams St.
Rockville, Maryland 20850

My Approach to Helping

I have been in practice for more than ten years. I have found success treating people who face mood dysregulation that causes relationship difficulties. I appreciate working with individuals experiencing troubling family circumstances or transitional times in their lives. I love working with those who are looking to create changes in their lives, and seeking to lead their lives to the fullest potential.

I believe that the best way to work through issues and healing is the utilization of the therapeutic relationship. This is done by creating a deep relationship between therapist and client which happens through regular, consistent talk therapy.

I enjoy working with people who are experiencing difficulty with transitions, whether it?s college, work, sexuality, divorce, or a recently diagnosed mental illness. I have a particular specialty in working with twenty-somethings who are attempting to "figure out what to do with their lives."

More Info About My Practice

I strongly believe that discovering the original cause of the issue is essential for healing -- which I believe is attained by steady, relationship focused talk therapy.

I am currently accepting new patients.

Please contact me to discuss fees and appointment availability!

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

I believe that the purpose of psychotherapy is to help people recognize and achieve their best life potential. There can be many barriers and road blocks to achieving your true life potential. However, once these things are realized and talked through, the barriers come down and the potential can be realized!

Additionally, therapy is used to understand how one's own mind works. Why do we act/react the way we do when presented with certain situations and people.

My Therapy Focus

I believe that much of the "work" of therapy is about grief. Maybe not grief in the strict understanding of the word, but grief regarding mourning the loss of what wasn't, what couldn't be. Once people are able to recognize the grief, they are able to come to accept what is.

Additionally, therapy is used to understand how one's own mind works. Why do we act/react the way we do when presented with certain situations and people.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I enjoy working with people going through life transitions of all kinds. I am particularly fond of working with young adults navigating the transition into adulthood. I also like working with parents who are struggling with their adult children who are having struggles transitioning into adulthood!

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fertility Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
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