Tift Pelias,LCPC

Tift Pelias,LCPC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCPC


6131 Executive Blvd
Rockville, Maryland 20852

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My Approach to Helping

Always anxious and unable to calm down? Anxiety is the number 1 mental health issue in this country affecting more than 40 million people. Is depression, chronic pain, low self esteem, anger, relationship conflict, or some other issue getting in the way of you reaching your full potential? Counseling can help you identify, address, and manage anxiety or other issues that block you from being your true authentic self.

More Info About My Practice

My office is the North BethesdaRockville area. I also offer HIPAA compliant secure video sessions (teletherapy). I work with individuals, couples and families. I accept Care First Blue Cross Blue Shield. I can provide you with a statement for your insurance company for out of network benefits. I offer a sliding scale to some clients. For more information, please see my website. Call or email today for a free consultation.

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

I specialize in the areas of chronic pain, anxiety, anger, communication, cultural adjustment, low self esteem, work-life balance and LGBTQ issues. I work with my clients to discover the source of their issues, not just focusing on their symptoms and devise strategies that can assist them to manage their symptoms in order to reach their full potential.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Just getting thoughts and feelings out in a safe and supportive environment can be enormously helpful. In counseling, you can also learn good coping skills to manage problematic symptoms and then discover and address the source of the issues.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

The purpose is to not only help us cope better but to learn more about ourselves. This process helps us to be more of the person we would like to be.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Committing to change or taking the leap into therapy can be challenging. By being on this site and reading the therapist listings, you've already taken the first step. If you would like to discuss if therapy would work for you, please call or email today for a free consultation.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

In supportive and non-judgmental sessions, I work from a person centered approach and often use cognitive and rational emotive behavioral concepts as well as drawing from positive psychology and using mindfulness techniques. Exploring from this approach, you can assess and build on your natural strengths to help you address issues causing problems and move toward your full potential.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

Studies show that regardless of the style of therapy, the most important factor for change and success in therapy is the relationship between the client and the counselor. I am a person centered counselor who works with each client in a unique way tailored to their needs. For more information about me, what issues I work with and how I work, please visit my website www.yourfullpotentialcounseling.com.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Individual, couples, families, men, women, people with chronic pain, LGBTQ individuals and couples, people making adjustments to a different culture, interfaith couples, people grappling with work-life balance issues

Industries & Communities Served

  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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