Richard 'Pinny' Roth

Licensed Certified Social Worker- Clinical

Richard 'Pinny' Roth

Licensed Certified Social Worker- Clinical

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Social Worker
License Status: I'm a certified professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Certified Social Worker- Clinical - MD-23747
Secondary Credential: NJDCATEMP - 045749
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: Individual Sessions (45 min.) - $170
Couples Sessions (60 min.) - $190
Free Initial Consultation


Silver Spring, Maryland 20902
Bethesda, Maryland 20816

My Approach to Helping

I CAN HELP HEAL YOUR RELATIONSHIP. COUPLES & PREMARITAL COUNSELING. "Why does my partner overreact?" "Why do I get so triggered?" "How come the punishment doesn't fit the crime?" “Why can’t he be more supportive?” “Is anything I do ever enough for her?” While you are feeling hurt, you have an added layer of confusion. You simultaneously love your partner and even hope to stay in this relationship to keep your love, family, and dreams intact. You are torn in a tug-of-war of emotions and desire to feel understood, accepted, and embraced by your partner.

Heal your relationship at its root! Your dynamic is being driven by vulnerable and deep emotions. Those deep emotions are sensitive ‘raw spots' that are easily provoked and can cause you intolerable emotional discomfort- and leads to a “fight-or-flight” (anxious, angry, avoidant) response. This starts a negative cycle that creates more distance between you.

It can change! I’ve helped hundreds of clients experience emotional intimacy by learning how to effectively share and receive each other’s deeper emotions. Your partner will become your ally instead of your enemy! The next step is simple: For a free 15-minute phone consultation, reach out by email or call above and I'll be able to guide you.

More Info About My Practice

If you have already perused through my website, you may be able to tell that I am a passionate person! Particularly, about finding the strengths in others and helping cultivate their inner goodness to change themselves and their relationships.

When we meet, you’ll first notice my easy-going relatable personality as well as my sense of humor.

As a therapist, I feel blessed to have these qualities that help hasten my clients' readiness and comfort to engage in therapy.

As we work together, you will notice my additional knack for discovering links and patterns. I can help you zero in on common features from your past and present and weave together a tapestry that offers valuable insight into yourself and your relationships.

I’ve worked with many clients, such as yourself, that have successfully created emotional intimacy and acquired new healthy dynamics.

In therapy, you will learn strategies to respond differently and avoid slipping into old negative cycles of criticism, questioning, defensiveness, shutting down, and avoidance.

Nothing to lose, but 15 minutes

If 15 minutes can save you 15% on your car insurance, imagine what a 15-minute consult-call with the right therapist can save you?

How about well-being? Better relationships? Happiness?

My goal is that you live your best life possible

If what you’ve read here resonates, it’s certainly worth your time to attain your best life possible…Call me above!

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

Allow me to be open and honest.

It took 26 years for my own dormant emotional issues, which I never knew I had, to surface.

Frankly, I was shocked and confused as to who I really was. It was frightening for me to call a therapist. Admittedly, I only made the call because my struggles were also affecting my fianc?.

I jumped right in and guess what? I didn?t like it!
It took even more courage to try another therapist, but that saved me and my marriage and I am forever grateful.

I sincerely hope that you find the right therapist on the first try, and if not, that you draw from your own willpower to continue and seek a better you.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

Make sure your therapist continues to consult with colleagues andor seeks out supervision. A good and effective therapist is ALWAYS looking to grow and understand their clients better. Peer consultation is critical to that effect.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

It is most common to schedule regular weekly sessions at least for the first 4-6 weeks at which point many clients choose to move into a bi-weekly or monthly schedule depending on their progress.

It is important to understand that you will get the best results from our work together if you stay consistent and actively participate in the process.

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Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Groups I Work With

    I work best with ages 20-70. I am most effective with couples in their 20's, 30's, and 40's

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Men's Issues
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage

Types of Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy

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