Deborah Meisel LICSW, LCSW-C

Licensed Mental Health Therapist


Adolescents, Adults, Couples, and Families


Bethesda Office & Off-site Visits*

202.808.3960  |

4401 East-West Hwy | Suite 203 | Bethesda, MD | 20814


About  Deborah


I am a seasoned clinician with extensive experience as a therapist for adolescents, adults, couples, parents, and families from various cultural backgrounds.


My goal is to team with clients to reach a better emotional place. Working with your personal strengths and specific goals, we can help you gain new skills to cope with and overcome the challenges you are facing.


My style is collaborative and we can find solutions together. Success requires honesty, understanding, strong communication skills, and a willingness to work through difficulties.


Often people shy away from getting help. Seeking support and guidance is a valuable investment in yourself and those you love.


As a licensed professional my specialty is supporting people who are ready to make changes in their life.


These changes include emotional concerns, addressing life transitions, coping with cancer and other medical concerns, exploring family and relationship challenges, and living successfully with various mental health challenges such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety, and Depression.


Deborah's Services

Adult Therapy

  • 55 Minutes
  • $220
We are a team! We will work together to identify and meet your goals. My approach is solution-focused therapy, always building on your personal strengths. The key is feeling empowered to take the next steps to address our challenges at hand.

Adolescent Therapy

  • 55 Minutes
  • $220
Working with teens is a fine balance! They are independently minded and on the cusp of adulthood, yet still navigating their way out of childhood. It's an important time to build on their strengths, build confidence, assist them to be insight-oriented and feel empowered to build their future!

Couple Therapy

  • 55 Minutes
  • $220
Partnerships and committed relationships are both fulfilling and challenging! Our goal is to honestly address the challenges and improve communication together. Acknowledgment and validation is key. When the truth is articulated, our goal is to listen carefully and respond thoughtfully. It is at that time that you and your partner will feel more connected & appreciated. Our goal is to breakdown resentment, allow doubt to fade, support intimacy and create space to have fun and laugh together.

Family Therapy

  • 80 Minutes
  • $325
Family dynamics have the potential to be complicated. Relationships have many layers. How do we untangle the complications? Build stronger communication? Gain comfort with honesty? Bringing everyone to the same space is both a commitment and an accomplishment! Now let’s get started...

Initial Intake

  • 80 Minutes
  • $325
It's time to unfold your story It's essential that I understand your stressors, strengths, and goals. The session requires more time as we start our process together. Gathering information is essential, yet it is equally important that we get started on understanding and thinking strategically about what made you reach out initially!

Social Work Licensing Supervision

  • 60 Minutes
  • $100
This 1:1 session is for a person who is in need of supervision to become a Licensed Social Worker in the District of Columbia or the state of Maryland. Ms. Meisel also has a Group Supervision session that she offers.


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*Off-site (i.e local hospitals, home visits, etc) are considered based on need and location. Weekend and evenings appointments are available When setting up an initial appointment use the contact form or e-mail | Operations | Appointments must be canceled within 24 hours in advance or rescheduled to not incur the full charge of the session. Insurance-TMA is out of network-TMA provides a comprehensive invoice to their clients each month that is accepted by most insurance firms, FSA, & HSA plans.

Additional Information

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Deborah G. Meisel has been a practicing licensed therapist for more than 25 years. She is licensed in Washington, D.C. & the state of Maryland. Deborah graduated from the University of Washington in 1996 with a Masters in Social Work. Deborah's licenses include a LICSW & and LCSW-C. Notable roles that Deborah has held include:

  • Associate Professor at Brown University Medical School
  • Clinical Social Worker for cancer at Women & Infants Hospital
  • National speaker for Eli Lilly on cancer, patient, & treatment
  • Manager, Social Services ( Families )
  • Manager, School-Based Prevention (Crisis)
  • Associate Director-National Children's Residential Services

Clinical Hours

Deborah sees clients based on the below days/hours (exceptions are made for special/individual circumstances) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday | 2pm to 8pm Wednesday | 10am to 3pm Saturday | 9am to 3pm Sessions are either in person, by zoom, phone, or facetime

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