Deborah  Meisel

Deborah Meisel

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C Master of Social Work, MSW
Maryland, Washington DC Accepting Online
Bethesda, Chevy Chase Accepting In-person

NEW TIMES AVAILABLE AFTER 4pm M-F as well as Saturdays 9am to 3pm. Set up a free consult to see if you two are a match.

Updated September 9, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic illness
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Ms. Meisel (Deborah) is the founder of TMA - The Meisel Associates which is located in Downtown Bethesda, MD. where she is a licensed (LICSW, LCSW-C) clinical therapist that works with clients who have a variety of needs.

Deborah has gained incredible experience through her years of professional work in Washington State, the Greater Boston Area, and Washington, D.C.

Her early days were in the area of crisis work while advocating for mental health treatment facilities, to training & educating schools on how to reduce the possibility of gun violence in their setting.

As her experience progressed Deborah was asked to be in management roles where she oversaw the staff, resources, and finances at a regional hospital that provided mental health & clinical needs to an underserved immigrant community.

Before Deb moved to Washington, D.C. she was an Associate Professor at Brown Universities School of Medicine, a Clinical Social Worker for Women & Infants Hospital where she worked at a breast and gynecological oncology center with women who have breast cancer. She traveled as a national trainer, speaker and curriculum developer for Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals.

Deborah decided to become a social worker because it truly spoke to her-who she is as a person and how she wanted t to approach people's needs and today- how she approaches mental health for all of her patients. It all begins with your needs, exploring your strengths, and ensuring that you two work as a team to get to a better spot.

Deborah has day, night, & weekend appointments for her clients as your needs are not typically from 8am to 4pm. Deb is kind, sincere, honest, direct, and more than anything-flexible. She is here for you, her client.


Message to clients

I am a seasoned clinician with extensive experience as a therapist for adolescents, adults, couples, parents, and families from various cultural backgrounds.

My goal is to team with clients to reach a better emotional place. Working with your personal strengths and specific goals, we can help you gain new skills to cope with and overcome the challenges you are facing.

My style is collaborative and we can find solutions together. Success requires honesty, understanding, strong communication skills, and a willingness to work through difficulties.

Often people shy away from getting help. Seeking support and guidance is a valuable investment in yourself and those you love.

As a licensed professional my specialty is supporting people who are ready to make changes in their life.

These changes include emotional concerns, addressing life transitions, coping with cancer and other medical concerns, exploring family and relationship challenges, and living successfully with various mental health challenges such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety, and Depression.


Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

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

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

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

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

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Deborah Meisel 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: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $295 (80min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $295 (80min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

The Meisel Associates (TMA) / Deborah Meisel does not take insurance. We do provide our clients a monthly invoice that provides the dates, fees, and details that your insurance company, FSA, or HSA would require to provide you with reimbursement.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Maryland)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 4pm to 8pm
  • Tue 4pm to 8pm
  • Wed 4pm to 8pm
  • Thu 4pm to 8pm
  • Fri 4pm to 8pm
  • Sat 9am to 3pm
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 4pm to 8pm
  • Tue 4pm to 8pm
  • Wed 4pm to 8pm
  • Thu 4pm to 8pm
  • Fri 4pm to 8pm
  • Sat 9am to 3pm
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Bethesda practice
4401 East West Highway, Suite 203, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 4pm to 8pm
  • Tue 4pm to 8pm
  • Wed 4pm to 8pm
  • Thu 4pm to 8pm
  • Fri 4pm to 8pm
  • Sat 9am to 3pm
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Chevy Chase practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 4pm to 8pm
  • Tue 4pm to 8pm
  • Wed 4pm to 8pm
  • Thu 4pm to 8pm
  • Fri 4pm to 8pm
  • Sat 9am to 3pm
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 25 years

The Meisel Associates (TMA), Therapist, Consultant, & National Speaker, 2010 - Present
Eli Lilly, National Trainer, Speaker, & Developer of Curriculum- Patient, Cancer, & Survivorship, 2009 - 2018
Brown University, Associate Professor-Medical School, 2008 - 2010
Women & Infants Hospital, Clinical Social Worker- Breast Cancer, 2008 - 2010
St. Joseph Hospital, Manager, Social Services, 2001 - 2008
Edmunds School District, Manager, School Based Prevention, 1998 - 2001
Seattle Children's Home, Crisis, Manager & Therapist, 1995 - 1998
American Association of Childrens Residential Services, Assistant Director, 1992 - 1994

University of Washington, MSW, 1996
Miami of Ohio, BS, 1991


Licensure

Maryland: 16653

Washington DC: LC50079285


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"I found Ms. Meisel to be very attentive, professional, experienced, empathetic, and positive. I feel that the work that we will do together will help me get beyond where I am today to a better place that includes strength and resilience."
- Zencare client • March 2021