Rebecca  Whitmore
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Rebecca Whitmore

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C Master of Social Work, MSW Master of Education, MEd Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC Accepting Online
Bethesda Office - In Person Accepting In-person
Updated December 19, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Parenting
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

Rebecca Whitmore has over 30 years of experience and training in providing interventions based in neuroscience that focus on strengthening emotional insight, developing emotional resiliency, and cultivating an authentic and confident sense of self. Rebecca's approach begins by identifying resources and building on personal strengths as a pathway to increasing capacity to experience joy, compassionate self-regard, and loving relationships with others.

Rebecca believes that people grow and heal best when they feel safely connected, supported, and not alone in facing difficult situations and vulnerable emotions. She provides her clients with portable practices to use between sessions that support reduction of anxiety and increased emotional wellness.

Rebecca works with Adults, Couples, Children, and Parents. She is trained in and integrates Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Imagery, Sand Therapy, Play Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Short Term Intensive Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and IMAGO relational therapy.

Rebecca also has a master’s degree in special education and extensive experience in both private and public school settings providing parent coaching to navigate diagnosis and treatment of behavioral, social, learning, and developmental challenges in children and adolescents. She is skilled in addressing issues of ADHD, Learning Disabilities, High Functioning Autism Spectrum, and attachment disorders.


Message to clients

I offer a therapeutic relationship where you can experience feeling safely connected, supported, and not alone in facing difficult situations, healing from past injuries, and learning to manage vulnerable emotions. I want you to know that you matter, your feelings matter, and you are not alone. Together we can figure out your goals and how to move towards them.

My sessions begin with exploring your strengths, and identifying your vision and your hopes and dreams for your individual or relational life. We look across time zones to see if there are unresolved emotional issues in the past that are a continuing burden, situations in the present that are overwhelming, or future worries causing counterproductive anxiety.

I offer a free 20 minute introductory session so that you can meet me, hear about how I work and see if I could be a good match for the help you are seeking. Please reach out! That is already a good step in moving forward!


Specialties

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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

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

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

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman




Clientele

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

Insurance

Rebecca Whitmore 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: $200 (50min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 1:00 to 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00am to 3:00 pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • 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 Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 1:00 pm to 6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

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 Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Bethesda Office - In Person 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 Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00 am to 6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice , Psychotherapist, 2008 - Present
Mclean School, School Counselor, 2020 - Present
DC Public Schools, School Based Clinical Social Worker, 2008 - 2022

National Catholic University, Masters of Social Work - Clinical Concentration, 2007
George Washington University , Masters in Special Education, Emotionally Disturbed, 1982
University of Vermont, Bachelors, Elementary Education, 1981


Licensure

Virginia: 0904012899

Maryland: 13930

Washington DC: LC50078951


Languages

English