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Therapist & Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Devin Maroney Bethesda, Maryland


  • I need therapy. How do I start?
    Contact me to schedule a free 20-minute consultation. If it seems like a good fit, we will schedule a full intake session.
  • Can I do therapy bi-weekly or on an as-needed basis?
    It depends. I offer bi-weekly therapy on a case-by-case basis. We would first need to have a full intake session before I would be comfortable with that type of arrangement.
  • Do you take insurance?
    I am a private-pay provider which means that your card will be charged the full amount after each session. Some insurance policies will reimburse you for out-of-network mental health treatment. I provide a “superbill” at the end of each month which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement, if that is an option in your plan. These superbills can be accessed at any time through the client portal.
  • I can’t afford the fees. What are my options?
    Please let me know if you need help with the rates.
  • Is Teletherapy as good as coming in person?
    Based on my observations, there is not a simple answer to this question. In person therapy gives the therapist and client an opportunity to connect with each other nonverbally, which can be beneficial for treatment (and less tiring for everyone). It also provides us with the opportunity to engage in certain therapy techniques that involve movement. On the other hand, Teletherapy often provides clients the ability to come at times that they would not otherwise be available, and minimizes commute time which can make it easier to show up regularly and on time. In some rare cases, a client’s home environment can be more supportive for treatment than the office environment.
  • What is mindfulness?
    Mindfulness is the capacity to observe things as they are happening in the present moment. When we are mindful, we see three things about experience: 1. It’s always changing 2. It’s not personal 3. We can respond in ways that make us happier and at peace or in ways that make us more miserable.
  • Do I need mindfulness or therapy?
    As I teach it, the primary difference between mindfulness and therapy is that in mindfulness the goal is predetermined; we are aiming to cultivate a mind that responds wisely to the challenges of life, while also being at peace. In therapy the client decides what the goal is, and we then choose the treatment approach that will help them meet that goal. Mindfulness might be an explicit part of the therapeutic treatment or it may not. It is also worth noting that I charge for therapeutic treatments but I don’t charge when I’m teaching mindfulness in the Buddhist tradition. While I have to make a living, it is important to me that mindfulness is available to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay.
  • My teenager is struggling! What can I do?
    When a teen is struggling, often it can help for the parent to come in on their own for a consultation. While a therapist can only see a teen once a week for an hour, a parent can be present for much of the week. I have experience helping parents find new ways of interacting with and supporting their teens, which often results in an improved situation for the entire family.
  • My teen is struggling, I have already talked to a therapist myself, and things aren’t getting better! What else can I do?
    Sometimes, even with professional support for the parent, certain issues are specific to the teenager and, in those cases, the teen will benefit from therapy themself. I treat teens aged 16 and above and would be happy to schedule a free 20-minute consultation.
  • What kind of therapy do you do?
    I am trained in both Western and Buddhist approaches to the mind, including specific therapy modalities such as Internal Family Systems, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Somatic Experiencing, and Focusing Oriented Therapy. I draw from all of these approaches extensively. Taken all together, I have two ways of working with clients. The first approach is to explore cause and effect. I help clients review the patterns in their lives that they want to change and to find opportunities to live differently. The second approach is to bring clients into a present-moment relationship with themselves that allows them to explore, untangle, and sometimes heal, painful patterns in their psyche. These two approaches can be blended easily within a single session or across the course of treatment.
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