Diana  Mayer

Diana Mayer

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist, LCMFT
Maryland Accepting Online
Bethesda Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 20, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Child mental health
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce and separation
  • Custody and co-parenting
  • Adjustment difficulties

Professional statement

Diana Mayer is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in Bethesda, MD who specializes in anxiety, depression, divorce and separation. Her practice is open to clients across the lifespan, and she has expertise in working with children and adolescents.

Many clients visit Diana for support through general anxiety (including general anxiety disorder, or GAD), as well as specific concerns such as phobias, OCD, and perfectionism. She provides a warm, supportive environment that is tailored to each client's needs, both in sessions and their everyday lives. As a child and family therapist, Diana encourages parents who are seeking support for their children to reach out. She specializes in helping children adjust through major transitions, such as their parents' divorce or separation, or a family loss. Other parents seek her help for emotional regulation, particularly for younger children in elementary school.

Diana’s approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a skills-based approach that equips both children and adults to practice strategies for self regulation. When working with families, she is able to provide training for parents to coach their child at home.

Diana offers sessions in both English and Spanish, and she looks forward to working with you and your family at her practice, located close to Woodmont Triangle.


Message to clients

I'm committed to helping children and adolescents develop healthy skills to cope with the inevitable challenges of life, while supporting parents in the art of juggling parenting, work, and self-care.

By providing a strength base, collaborative and solution focus therapy approach, I'll guide you and your family towards better patterns of relation and more productive ways of communication. Looking forward to engaging with you and help achieve your goals.


Specialties

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents 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

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Divorce and separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges

Custody and co-parenting - Supporting children and parents and collaborating with courts when necessary to address issues of visitation, custody schedules, co-parenting, and mediation

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Diana Mayer 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: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Bethesda practice
4827 Rugby Avenue, Suite 202, Bethesda, MD 20814
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 2010 - Present
World Bank Counseling Unit, 2018 - Present
COPE Inc., Counselor, 2014 - 2018
Linkages to Learning School Based Counseling, 2010 - 2013

University of Rochester, LCMFT, 2006
Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, 2003


Languages

English

Spanish