Nate Luongo, Therapist in Bethesda, Maryland — Zencare
Nate  Luongo
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Nate Luongo

Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C
Maryland Accepting Online
Bethesda Waitlist In-person
Updated June 6, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Men's health
  • Adolescent mental health

Professional statement

Nate Luongo is a therapist based in Bethesda, MD who specializes in the mental health needs of young men who are struggling with a variety of mental health needs. Depression and anxiety significantly impact males of all ages differently and Nate has dedicated his life to improving the lives of men. While Nate specializes in the treatment of young men, he also treats all genders in his practice.

Nate's belief is that therapy should be functional and practical. Therapy is the time to sort out the problems in your life and address them head on. Nate has received extensive training in the top therapeutic techniques and tailors his approach to each individual's needs.

Nate received his graduate training from Columbia University where he also received specialized training in family therapy. Over the years, Nate has worked in and ran programs for families and young men who were in need of intensive treatment.

Due to COVID-19, Nate is only taking on new clients virtually. He hopes to re-open in-person services when as soon as he can in his downtown Bethesda, MD office.

Message to clients

Finding a therapist can be intimidating and a difficult process and I commend you on starting this process. I always tell potential clients the importance of making sure that they feel comfortable with whoever they choose as a therapist. Please keep that in mind whether you speak to me or someone else!

As for me, I'm a clinical social worker (aka a therapist). I am not your typical therapist, I grew up in the DC Area playing sports most of my life and eventually collegiate football. I felt the call at a young age to help others and was drawn towards the world of psychology. Through my training and experiences I saw a trend that men were suffering with their mental health in silence - often being punished for their expressions of sadness or angst. I knew that this population was being underserved, yet struggling the most. Men complete suicide at a rate 3x that of women yet participate in outpatient therapy less than half of women.

Since 2015 I have been working with men to proactively address their unique mental health needs, looking past these outward expressions and getting to the root for each young man. I strive to show each of my clients how therapy is a useful and practical tool to deal with whatever they're struggling with. Starting therapy can be intimidating and the process can be life change.


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

Men's health - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

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 disregulation


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


Nate Luongo is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Initial session: $260 (75min)
  • Family sessions: $175 (50min)

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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week


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 9am-5pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 8am-4pm
  • Thu 8am-12pm
  • Fri 8am-12pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Bethesda practice
4405 East West Highway, 408, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-5pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 8am-4pm
  • Thu 8am-12pm
  • Fri 8am-12pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

The Calming Mind, LLC, Founder/ Therapist, 2018 - Present
Embark Behavioral Health, Clinical Director, 2018 - 2021
Potomac Pathways, Therapist, 2015 - 2018
New York Foundling, Therapist, 2014 - 2015
Children's Aid Society, Therapist, 2013 - 2014
Pathways to Housing, Therapist, 2012 - 2013
Family Services Inc, Group Facilitator, 2010 - 2011

Columbia University, MSSW, 2014


Maryland: 21103