The Woolf Center

Accepting new clients with a 2-3 week wait for daytime & afternoon online therapy sessions (update June 3, 2020)
Offers Online Sessions

The Woolf Center is a private psychotherapy practice in Rockville, MD, specializing in working with clients for relationship issues, anxiety, life transitions, trauma, and anxiety. The practice is open to individual adults across the lifespan, as well as young adults and teens.

The providers at the Woolf Center utilize evidence-based practices for treatment, including modalities like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). They work closely with individuals to ensure they are equipped with the self-awareness and tools for lasting positive change.

Elana  Woolf
Elana Woolf

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

Beth  Cocker
Beth Cocker

Licensed Graduate Social Worker, LGSW


+ What services does your practice offer?

The Woolf Center offers highly tailored, evidence-based therapy services to teens and adults across the lifespan, with a special focus on adults in their 20s and 30s. A full-service practice, The Woolf Center provides sessions for individuals, couples, and families from a private office location in Rockville, MD.

Sessions are available with practice founder and Licensed Professional Counselor, Elana Woolf, as well as her associate clinician, Beth.

+ What are your practice's specialties?

With a over decade of experience, Elana is equipped to help clients navigating a wide range of life's challenges, with a particular focus on supporting women who find themselves struggling to adapt to change, find life direction, and maintain fulfilling relationships. In addition to her work with individuals, Elana also sees many couples, including those exploring consensual non-monogamy, who seek to improve their communication skill and intimate connection. Elana's practice is trauma-informed, and she is deeply dedicated to supporting clients in healing old wounds so that they might move forward more freely.

Beth's practice focuses on younger clients and their families. Her primary focus is on teens and young adults on the autism spectrum and high-achieving teens who might excel at school but struggle in other areas, such as their social life. Beth is excited to support both teens and their parents to increase self- and mutual understanding.

+ Why should I choose your practice?

At the Woolf Center, we are genuine, honest, and non-judgmental. We don't believe in having a stone cold face during sessions. That said, we help you learn boundaries and healthy relationships through your relationship with us. We are a safe, cozy place for you to let go of anything you have been holding on to.

+ How does payment work at your practice?

We accept payment in the form of cash, credit card, and check. We offer electronic payment for you so that you don't have to spend any time out of your session or life on payments. We are an out-of-network practice; however, we will provide you with a Superbill (receipt) for you to submit to your insurance company. Everything can be done electronically for an easy, paperless process.


Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Sex therapy & sexual health - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Teen mental health - Particular focus in working with high-achieving teens on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional dysregulation


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


The Woolf Center is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $185 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Initial couples session: $225 (50min)
  • Initial & ongoing sessions with Beth Cocker: $175 (50min)

Therapist's note

The Woolf Center can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Rockville practice

932 Hungerford Drive

Suite 35B

Rockville, MD 20850


  • Mon 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Bethesda practice

4405 East West Highway

Suite 311-A

Bethesda, MD 20814


  • Mon Please inquire for hours
  • Tue Please inquire for hours
  • Wed Please inquire for hours
  • Thu Please inquire for hours
  • Fri Please inquire for hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed




Therapy Groups

The Woolf Center
Support on the Spectrum

This online social skills therapy group is an outlet for children on the spectrum to connect with others, develop social skills, and foster normalcy in this time of uncertainty.