Uzma  Knouss

Uzma Knouss


Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist, LCMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Maryland Accepting Online
Bethesda Accepting In-person
Updated October 2, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Couples counseling
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Hello and welcome! As a relational therapist, I hope to help you understand and create meaning of the struggles that you are are experiencing, as well as uncover how to make the changes that you need to in order to live a more peaceful and fulfilling life.

I approach individual therapy through a Narrative lens, where the client is the expert on his or her life. I also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and am certified in Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Some of the issues that I treat are anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and loss, stress, identity issues, and life transitions.

In addition to treating individuals, I also work with couples on issues relating to loss of connection and intimacy, infidelity, and provide separation and divorce counseling. I am certified in IMAGO couples' therapy and also use the Gottman Method when working with couples. I have also worked with many couples that are part of the LGBTQ community.

As a Collaborative Divorce coach, I work with you to help you and your partner move through the divorce process in a way that is respectful and effective at reaching your goals . Collaborative Divorce offers a multi-disciplinary team of supportive professionals that will guide you through this often difficult journey in a gentle and caring manner. It is truly the healthiest way to transition your relationship from partners to loving co-parents who put their children first.

Creating and nurturing a strong therapist-client relationship is the biggest indicator of success in therapy. I hope that we are able to build this important relationship together!

Message to clients

As a relational therapist, I believe it is my job is to help clients understand and create meaning of the problems they are experiencing and uncover how these problems are affecting their lives. Together we will learn how to make the changes that you need to in order to live a happier and more fulfilling life.


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

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

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

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

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

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress


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


Uzma Knouss 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)
  • Initial session: $275 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $225 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $275 (80min)
  • Collaborative Divorce Coaching: $275 (60min)

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
Therapist's note

I also accept FSA and HSA cards.


Bethesda practice
4905 Del Ray Avenue, Suite 508, 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 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-3:30pm
  • Wed 8:00am-3:30pm
  • Thu 8:00am-3:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • 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 1:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-3:30pm
  • Wed 9:00am-3:30pm
  • Thu 9:00am-3:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2015 - Present
Blue Oak Therapy Center, 2016 - 2018
Frost School, 2013 - 2014

University of Massachusetts-Boston, MS, 2014
University of Sydney, MA, 2001
University of Maryland, BA, 1997


Maryland: LCM716

Washington DC: LMFT200001237