Individual, Couples, and Trauma Therapy

  • (301) 964-6011



Karen Epstein, LCPC, NCC

Life often poses many challenges. At a certain point, it can become quite overwhelming and exhausting to manage alone. You may be unsure how to handle marital and relationship issues or deal with the emotional distress from past and recent unresolved trauma. Or, you may be facing difficult life transitions or dealing with chronic symptoms related to anxiety and depression.

As a therapist, I seek to provide you with a warm, non-judgmental, and culturally-sensitive environment where you will feel heard and validated. I work collaboratively with you to develop a treatment plan that will help you gain greater self-awareness, manage stress, and live a healthier, more authentic life. I also work with women and their partners who are facing issues related to infertility, postpartum depression, loss and perinatal mood disorders.

In my work with couples, I strive to be both objective and empathetic in our sessions. I customize treatment, utilizing the Gottman Method approach, to help couples identify their issues; improve communication; co-parent effectively, and determine their relationship goals.

As I trauma informed therapist, I provide a safe environment where clients can begin the process of healing from difficult past experiences. I have also worked extensively with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) - a modality used for the treatment of trauma.

I received my Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am also a Certified National Counselor. I am dedicated to making sure you receive the most current evidence-based treatment approaches by continuing to participate in additional trainings, workshops and forums. In addition to EMDR and Gottman Method Couples Therapy, I have received advanced training in CBT, Mindfulness, Maternal Mental Health and Somatic Experiencing.

I offer an easy 24/7 scheduling process, evening and Sunday appointments, and a FREE 15-minute phone consultation. I also provide Telehealth (online) sessions that are confidential and HIPAA compliant.

For A Confidential Inquiry



  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Levels 1 and 2
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Levels 1 and 2
  • Flash Technique for EDMR
  • Prepare/Enrich
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Seleni Maternal Mental Health Intensive (MMHI)
  • DBT Skills Training


  • Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Therapy From Johns Hopkins University
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) Member
  • American Counseling Association (ACA) Member
  • Maryland Counseling Association (MCA) Member
  • EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) Member