Uzma Knouss is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in Bethesda, MD and California who specializes in relationship issues, anxiety, depression, couples counseling, stress, and life transitions.
Uzma works with individuals as well as couples, often on issues relating to infidelity and loss of intimacy. She also provides separation and divorce counseling.
For individual clients, Uzma utilizes narrative therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients understand their patterns and behaviors in order to gain perspective and claim authorship within their own lives. When seeing couples, Uzma helps partners make sense of their personal histories in order to help them forge a deeper sense of connection as a unit. Uzma is certified in IMAGO couples therapy, and also uses the Gottman method to help couples promote positive change within the unique dynamic of their relationship. Her practice is open to both queer- and straight-identified couples.
Uzma takes a highly collaborative approach to treatment, checking in frequently on their progress – whether that’s individually or as a couple. She helps clients set goals in the first session, in order to set a clear roadmap for treatment. She warmly welcomes you to her practice.
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
Uzma Knouss is not in-network with any insurances.
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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