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Germantown Counseling, Psychiatry—Mental Health Care in Maryland

Our mission at Thriveworks is to help people live happy, successful lives. We accomplish this mission by offering quality mental health services that help our clients overcome the challenges they face: these challenges might include feelings of depression, anxious thoughts, career changes, relationship issues, or dangerously low self-esteem. Whatever it is you’re struggling with, a counselor, therapist, or life coach at Thriveworks Counseling in Germantown can help.

 There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.” –Zig Ziglar

The providers at Thriveworks Counseling in Germantown possess premium-level skills and extensive experience. Additionally, they truly care about your health and wellbeing, and they want to help you heal. If you think that you could benefit from working with a mental health professional, reach out to Thriveworks in Germantown. Our counselors, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, online counselors, and life coaches are eager to offer their guidance and support.

How Can Counseling, Therapy, or Life Coaching Benefit Me?

As we touched on above, the professionals at our office can assist you with managing a vast variety of issues, including harmful symptoms of depression or anxiety, relationship trouble, stressful life transitions, and difficult times. Our counselors, therapists, and life coaches can help you deal with these challenges and live happily despite them. Here are a few other things that can harm your mental health, often discussed in counseling or therapy:

  • Harmful habits
  • Feelings of loneliness
  • Low self-esteem
  • Work stress
  • Family dynamics
  • Relationship issues
  • Poor work/life balance
  • Trauma or PTSD
  • Financial strain and stress
  • Grief and loss
  • Mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, and ADHD

Remember: this is not a complete list. Anything that proves harmful to your mental health and wellbeing is grounds for seeking mental health help. Your counselor or therapist will consider your unique situation and design treatment specific to you. Here are a couple of examples of the therapeutic process and how it can help.

Are You Like John and Hailey?

John and Hailey started dating 10 months ago. As they approach their one-year anniversary, they question whether they’re really a good fit for each other. After a few weeks of worrying, Hailey suggests couples counseling. Much to her surprise, John agrees and even expresses his excitement.

After just a few sessions, they feel more confident in their relationship and feel connected more than ever before. While their visions for the future vary slightly, they agree they can reach healthy compromises and want to embark on the rest of their lives together.

Or Are You Like Brad?

Brad flaked on plans with his friends for a month straight now. Going out for drinks or seeing a movie always sounds like a good idea, but when the time comes, Brad doesn’t see the appeal. In fact, he doesn’t see the appeal in doing much at all these days. He shoots his friends a less than remorseful text at the last second: “Can’t make it.”

Finally, after the fifth cancellation in a row, Brad’s friends express their concern about Brad and convince him to talk to someone. Brad finds a local therapist and explains how he’s been feeling. Within just a few weeks, and after a diagnosis of depression, Brad’s feeling and doing better.

His therapist has helped him to understand and begin managing his symptoms. And he’s even hung out with a few friends the past week.

Consider Talking to a Thriveworks Psychiatrist

Maybe you’ve been struggling with a feeling of hopelessness, low self-esteem, or a persistent low mood. Or perhaps you’re suffering from ruminating thoughts and panic attacks.

If you’re dealing with a mental health concern that’s interfering with your life, it may be time to speak with a licensed psychiatrist. As medical doctors, psychiatrists can evaluate your symptoms, diagnose mental illnesses, and treat clients via talk therapy, medication, or some combination of the two.

Talking with a psychiatrist can help you break negative thinking patterns and discover effective coping strategies. It can give you the strength to keep going. Reach out today to Thriveworks in Germantown, MD to set up your first online appointment.

Schedule a Session at Thriveworks in Germantown, MD

The counselors, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and life coaches at Thriveworks are committed to helping you. They truly care about your health and wellbeing as well as your success in life. Not to mention, they possess pertinent skills, training, and experience in the mental health field. This is precisely why our clients find our mental health services to be so helpful.

Are you struggling to manage the harmful symptoms of a mental illness like depression or anxiety? Are you in the midst of making a major life change, and you aren’t sure how to cope? Is your relationship falling to pieces and begging for professional help? Reach out to Thriveworks Germantown.

Our providers are ready and eager to help you overcome whatever challenge stands in your way. You can easily set up an in-person or online counseling therapy appointment by calling us at (240) 949-6808. A scheduling specialist will assist you in scheduling a session on the day and at the time that works best for you—we have evening and weekend appointments available. Additionally, we accept many insurance plans.

Let’s start this journey toward healing today.

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We call this The Thriveworks Difference

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Offices open early and late
Same- or next-day appointments
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Care at 240+ locations
Phone access to your provider between sessions
Email access to your provider between sessions
Providers that accept major insurance plans
Online counseling opportunities Unlikely
Ask-a-coach 24hr Q&A
Text support via our Success Navigator
Exclusive video content
Counselor-moderated community discussion
Ultra-flexible 23.5hr cancellations
A free e-copy of "Leaving Depression Behind"
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People Love Our Providers!

Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 20 5 1 20 reviews. See all reviews
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Knew how to see past the obvious

★★★★★
It's extremely difficult to confront yourself and take steps to change especially when you feel "comfortable" doing what you have been doing for sometime even, if your actions have resulted in symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Shani knows how to see past the obvious and get to the core of the issue empowering you to work through tough emotions. Shani does so in a very reassuring manner and calming tone. It's challenging work but Shani's knowledge of CBT techniques have delivered great results and relief from anxiety and depression.
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Counseling at it’s best

★★★★★
My wife and I have been having counseling sessions online (due to COVID) in Germantown. We counsel and get couples therapy from Janet Hawkins Pope. She is a well experienced and excellent counselor. We are very pleased with her. My wife and I highly recommend her not just for couples but for any type of counseling. The counseling sessions and the engagement has been very helpful to us and my family during these tough times.
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Extremely helpful

★★★★★
I signed up with Thriveworks at the recommendation of my daughter. We have been thrown quite a few challenges the past few years and especially in recent months. On my first session with Janet I felt a warmth and a connection that usually takes much longer to achieve. She is open and friendly, encouraging and offers guidance. I find that I look forward to our sessions and reflect back on them as well. The additional resources that Janet has provided have been invaluable. I strongly encourage anyone having a tough time these days should reach out to Thriveworks Germantown.
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Janet

★★★★★
I started seeing Janet in February of this year while I was going through a difficult time in my life. The counseling she’s provided me has helped me tremendously in all aspects of my life including my marriage. Janet has played a big part of the growth in our marriage. Thank you Janet!!
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Janet Hawkins Pope LCSW

★★★★★
Janet is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful! She is extremely flexible and easy to reach. I look forward to speaking with her and have surely benefited from it. I have, and will continue to recommend Thriveworks and specifically Janet! Thank you for all of the hard work you put in for our benefit. I highly recommend Janet's services!
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Janet is Awesome!

★★★★★
My husband and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Janet in our couples counseling. She has helped us improve our communication, problem-solve reoccurring problems and empowered us to work together as a team!
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Helpful

★★★★★
I had a few issues that I wanted to talk through, and Janet Hawkins Pope was a good ear and offered sage advice. I only needed four sessions, but that helped me find peace of mind and clarity on the issues that were bothering me. Thank you, Janet!
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Convenient & Helpful

★★★★★
Thriveworks offers convenient virtual appointments without having to schedule weeks in advance. Janet has provided tools and guidance to help improve communication between my husband and I which has strengthened our relationship. I truly appreciate the work she continues to do with us.
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Johante is an excellent counselor

★★★★★
Johante truly met my needs and exceeded my expectations of a counseling session. She is empathetic, understanding and consistently helps me feel grounded by the time our session is up. Johante knows how to provide a space where I feel comfortable and safe sharing some of my toughest thoughts and challenges. I often leave feeling this sense of clarity and even empowerment. I highly recommend Johante’s services.
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Johante

★★★★★
I would like to thank Johante for listening to all of my concerns and complaints, She is such a wonderful person to talk with. Johanté also gave really good advice. I am so pleased!
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Janet

★★★★★
Janet is amazing. I always look forward to our sessions and I always feel so much better after we talk. This is my first time ever doing therapy, and I wish I would’ve met Janet years ago.
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Janet

★★★★★
Janet is amazing. She has really helped my marriage.
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Work with couples

★★★★★
"We really appreciated Janet's help and think she saved our marriage"
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Ms.

★★★★★
Megan Mills is a terrific therapist. She is genuinely caring and knowledgeable. She is great to work with!
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Audrey

★★★★★
Audrey was great. I needed someone to talk to and she was perfect. I probably will not return right now, but I know that there is someone there to help if I need it.
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Skilled Therapist

★★★★★
Having worked with Janet in the past, she brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, empathy, and care into all of the work she does. She always has the best interest of her clients in mind as well as the best avenue for treatment.
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The best

★★★★★
Elizabeth is truly one of the best therapies I’ve see. She helped me get through a confusing time in my life, and she helped me resolve a lot of negative noise and emotions. I liked that she gave me “homework” to do inbetween sessions. The homework allowed me to reassess my values and focus on positive thinking and emotions. The mind can be a very dark place. Seeing Elizabeth helped bring the light back in. 5 stars all around.
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Best Mental Health Clinic

★★★★★
I recent started receiving psychotherapy at Thriveworks and so far I am very pleased with everything. The facility is extremely clean, and they are very punctual. My therapist is knowledgeable and extremely professional. I would definitely recommend this facility to anyone who is looking for a great mental health clinic.
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Five Stars

★★★★★
Elizabeth is one of the best therapists I’ve been to. She helped me get through a difficult and confusing part of my life by talking with me and guiding me to workthrough my grief. She also gave me self love “homework” after each session. The homework helped me to re-evaluate my values and needs and that helped me implement what I needed to thrive. She offers a safe place to talk and unload with no judgment. Elizabeth truly cares about her clients success and well being, she helped catapult me into becoming a better version of my self. You can tell she truly cares about your success, she’s the best.
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Online Information incorrect

★☆☆☆☆
Ive contacted customer service in regards to the incorrect information posted on the Germantown MD site page. You state that the self pay rate is $65 for anyone not using insurance but when making an appointment over the phone the pricing given was over $200 for initial appointments and over $100 for regular appointments. Im giving 1 star based on my over the phone customer service experience. This information should be updated to eliminate any confusion.
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  • 19805 Executive Park Cir,
    Germantown, MD 20874

  • Mon-Fri:7AM-12AM
    Saturday:7AM-6PM
    Sunday:8AM-5PM

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