Washington Psychological
Wellness

Psychotherapy & Assessment

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Boutique-Style Counseling With Care

We're open!

We believe that now, more than ever, we all need support. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re encouraging appointments be scheduled via online video conferencing (telehealth). If in-person appointments are necessary, they can be scheduled on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the provider.

About Us

At Washington Psychological Wellness, we create the space for you to pause and gain the insight you need into what really matters in your life. That insight becomes the catalyst for personal, professional and relationship growth that helps you embrace more meaningful connections and find the motivation that you’ve been seeking to create real, positive change in your life.

Our mission is to help members of our community achieve holistic mental wellness and experience a healthy life.

Our Core Values

  •  Healing and Progress: We consider that it takes time, effort, and devotion to help you through the challenges you face. We are here for you through the long term.

  • Diversity: We believe that there are no boundaries in progress and success. We support & acknowledge ALL people  from all backgrounds, identities, and walks of life in treatment.

  • Integrity: The success of how we provide services is anchored in honesty and sincerity. We are committed to providing emotional and mental health services with transparency at all times.

  • Pay It Forward: By validating who you are and what you need as a client only makes for a healthier and happier community. We aim to create a harmonious environment that will promote growth, productivity, and a positive outlook for everyone.

                                    Learn more about Washington Psychological Wellness: offered services, meet the team, book now!

COVID Precautions


Washington Psychological Wellness

Office Safety Precautions in Effect During the Pandemic

Washington Psychological Wellness is currently treating clients online and has limited in-person availability. We are grateful and honored to be able to provide support to the community during this incredibly challenging time. For the safety of our clients, staff, and the community-at-large, we encourage clients to choose tele-health appointments when possible.

Washington Psychological Wellness has been monitoring the daily events surrounding the COVID-19 virus and complying with guidance from the CDC and our state and local public health departments. While we maintain our commitment to high quality and compassionate care, we are keenly aware that we must protect and maintain a safe treatment environment for our clients, family members, and staff. As we adjust our schedules and office flow to support recommendations by the CDC, we ask for your patience and understanding as we move through difference phases of reopening.

Here’s what you can expect from Washington Psychological Wellness during this process:

  • Our providers will be alternating work schedules to provide access to care while allowing for social distancing.
  • Clients and staff will be required to wear masks (cloth or surgical) while in the office.
  • We will gather information through as many contactless ways as possible and will establish hand washing protocols for everyone.
  • Upon arrival, each client (and caregiver, if there is one) will have their temperature taken and may be asked specific COVID-19 screening questions.
  • We have rearranged our waiting room and workspaces to help with social distancing.
  • If you need assistance during  your visit, we ask that the person who brings you in waits in their car until your appointment is over to help us limit the number of people in the clinic at any one time.
  • If you have a caregiver who needs to attend the visit with you, they will also need to wear a mask. Please inform staff if this is the case.
  • We will communicate any changes as we move through this process. 

Please note that in-person session availability is contingent on clinician and client preference as well as CDC recommendations and law.



Getting Help


"Once a person is determined to help themselves, there is nothing that can stop them." -Nelson Mandela-

People seek help when something in their life isn't working. Some are searching for a way to put an end to their emotional pain. Others want to feel like themselves again, find what's missing from their life, or to stop patterns of behavior that feel out of their control. They've usually tried everything they could think of to do on their own, perhaps even used strategies that have worked in the past. But they're still feeling stuck.

Below are some common struggles that therapy can help you address:

  1. Anxiety, Depression & Stress
  2. Unsatisfying Relationships
  3. Overwhelming Emotions
  4. Difficulty Making Decisions
  5. Addictive or Compulsive Behavior
  6. Lack of Motivation or Follow Through
  7. Difficulty Communicating
  8. Grief/Loss 
  9. Multicultural Difficulties
  10. Social/Relational Concerns 
  11. Low Self-Esteem 
  12. Transitional Difficulties 
  13. Body Image Concerns 
  14. Overall Life Dissatisfaction 
Washington Psychological Wellness looks forward to helping you achieve the fulfillment and balance you deserve.

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Getting Help

Services


Adult Therapy

Our clinicians treat individuals one-on-one for a wide range of presenting issues. From inspiring change, to creating greater self-awareness to improving quality of life and relationships.

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Telehealth

Telehealth provides the convenience of attending therapy from the privacy and comfort of one's home, workplace, or preferred location without the hassle of traffic or driving.

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Adolescent & Teen Therapy

Our clinicians help children and adolescents develop a more secure and healthy identity and understanding of themselves, improve communication skills, and resolve conflicts both inside and outside the home.

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Child/Play Therapy

Child/Play Therapy helps children to improve communication and interpersonal skills. It focuses on a child's interests and encourages interaction based on the child's favorite activities. Our professionals, collaborate to help children deal with emotional trauma, anxiety, grief, behavioral problems, neurological conditions and mental illness.

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Couples Therapy

Our clinicians work with and are affirming of all configurations and structures of couples who are struggling to resolve conflicts, communicate effectively, feel heard, and achieve greater intimacy with their partner(s).

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Family Therapy

Our clinicians help all definitions of families who are struggling to relate, communicate and understand one another.

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Psychological Assessment

Psychological Evaluations can help highlight academic challenges and/or strengths, clarify diagnoses to inform treatment, aide in an employment application, and provide information about one's social, behavioral, and personality functioning.

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Meet Our Team


Dr. Leda Kaveh

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PsyD)

Owner/Director Psychotherapist/Psychological Assessment Provider

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Eboni Clipper, MS, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)

Psychotherapist

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Morris Vatz, LCSW-C

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Clinical (LCSW-C)

Clinical Supervisor/Psychotherapist

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Amelia Holgash, LCSW-C

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Clinical (LCSW-C)

Psychotherapist

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Veronica Adler

University of Maryland, College Park

Danielle Wissler, LPN, CNA

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN); Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Client Care Coordinator

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billing and insurance


In-Network:

Washington Psychological Wellness is currently in-network with Carefirst BlueCross and BlueShield. Please check with your insurance provider regarding co-pay or co-insurance rates.

Out-of-Network Reimbursement:

Washington Psychological Wellness also accepts most PPO insurance plans as out-of-network providers. We provide you with an invoice (also known as a “superbill”) at the end of every month, which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.  Payment is made by the client at the time of session, and if you choose, insurance will reimburse you a percentage of the session cost. Insurance providers typically reimburse 50-80% of session costs. Insurance plan coverage varies widely, so please check with your provider via phone or online for specific coverage and rates of reimbursement.

If you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA), you may also pay for your sessions with your FSA or HSA card or get reimbursed from your account with the Superbills we provide.

Download the Franklin App:

We have partnered with Franklin, which is an app to help you get money back from insurance for your out of network therapy visits. If you choose to sign up with Franklin, they will automatically file your out-of-network insurance claims for reimbursement to you. After each visit, simply submit the receipt you receive from us via the Franklin app and they will take care of all the work of submitting receipts with your insurance so that you can get reimbursed for your therapy sessions!

Helpful questions to ask your insurance company
:

• Do I have mental health coverage?

• What percentage of my bill will be covered for services obtained by an out-of-network provider?

• How many sessions will be covered per calendar year?

• What is my deductible and has it been met?

-We are happy to discuss your specific situation during your initial consultation-
billing and insurance

FAQs


Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking extra support when you need it. Therapy is for people who have the self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and can help you avoid triggers, change damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face.
Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks. Self-exploration can lead to personal growth, improved relationships, and can help you manage the hassles of daily life. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. Some of the benefits from therapy include:
  • Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
  • Developing skills for improving your relationships
  • Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
  • Improving communications and listening skills
  • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
  • Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
Therapy is based on a high degree of trust as we often talk about private, sensitive subjects, so confidentiality is one of the most important components of the relationship between a client and psychotherapist. You can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone. By law, your therapist cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission. There are some exceptions to confidentiality, such as abuse of children or elders, or if clients are in danger of harming themselves or others. But these will all be explained in a written form when you begin therapy.
Some people may be going through a major life transition (unemployment, divorce, new job, etc.), or are not handling stressful circumstances well. Others need assistance managing feelings such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, childhood issues and creative blocks. Therapy can help with these issues and manage through difficult periods. Learning more about yourself can help you become more effective in attaining life goals.
Please call 9-1-1 or the Montgomery County Crisis hotline. The Montgomery County Crisis hotline is available 24 hours a day at (240) 777-4000.

Job Opportunites


Licensed Clinician - Gaithersburg, MD, USA - 5435


Washington Psychological Wellness LLC is expanding!

We are looking for a flexible, and collaborative group of clinicians who value working independently as well as working together to share ideas, collaborate, and contribute to good morale. The ideal candidate is someone who is warm and open, culturally competent, diversity & LGBTQ affirmative and is able to work with individuals, couples, families, and a wide variety of ages. This is a contractor position and compensation will be based on a fee-for-service split. Work hours and schedules may vary depending on client needs and clinician preference. This is a great job for someone looking to transition from a traditional employment setting into a more flexible, autonomous private practice environment!

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

Licensed mental health professional/clinicians. It is a requirement that you have a Maryland license in your field and that you are able to practice independently without the need for supervision. The license must be Active and Unrestricted.

If interested, please send a cover letter and CV to washingtonpsychwellness@gmail.com or apply below!


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Resources


The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care resources and information.  The following is not meant to be a comprehensive list, nor is it an endorsement of the content of the sites.

CRISIS SUPPORT

In case of emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255


National Sexual Assault Hotline: (800) 656-4673


24-Hour National Domestic Violence Hotline:  1 (800) 799-7233 


Montgomery County Mental Health Resources


Local Mental Health Hotlines (24-Hour Info, Referrals and Supportive Conversation)











Associations & Institutes

Suicide Awareness and Hotlines

Depression

Anxiety Disorders

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Addiction and Recovery

Eating Disorders

Personality Disorders

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence

Developmental Disorders

Diagnosis

Medication

  • DrugWatch.com provides up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications, including details about associated side effects.
  • Drugalert.org is a comprehensive database with information and news alerts about potentially dangerous drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide.

"Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you'd ever imagined. Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."

-Rumi-

Contact


Washington Psychological Wellness looks forward to helping you accomplish holistic mental wellness and balance

  • Washington Psychological Wellness LLC
  • 845-F Quince Orchard Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD, USA

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