“Always ask yourself if what you are doing today is getting you closer
to where you want to be tomorrow.”
– Paul Coelho
Katelyn Alcamo, MS, LCMFT
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University of Maryland, Couple and Family Therapy Program
Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist for Children & Adolescents
Currently licensed in Maryland, Florida, DC, New York, & North Carolina
Tween/Teen Concerns (i.e. Self Esteem, Anxiety, Depression, Decision-Making, Peer Issues), Anxiety, Communication Issues, Separation & Divorce, Family Issues, Relationship Strengthening.
Kate Alcamo is a licensed clinical couple and family therapist and founder of Family Therapy Center of Bethesda in Bethesda, Maryland who specializes in working with adolescents, young adults and adults with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-worth, and challenges related to divorce. Kate also provides both parent and divorce coaching.
Kate has experience working in a variety of settings including Baltimore public schools and Montgomery County public schools and private practice. Kate recently co-founded The Confidence Coaches with Allison Cohn of Cohn Counseling which provides unique group therapy experiences that foster growth and empowerment for people of all ages, genders, and abilities through participation in structured, out-of-office activities.
Kate is a certified cognitive behavioral therapist for children and adolescents and is trained in EMDR. Kate is also a trained collaborative divorce professional and supports families as they navigate the divorce process. As a child specialist, Kate brings children’s voices to the table so that parents can make decisions that align with their children’s best interest.
In addition to clinical work, Kate is active in the professional community. As a Clinical & Founding Member of Metro MFT, Kate works to stay active in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy. Kate is also an active member of Montgomery County’s Collaborative Divorce Resolution Professionals (CDRP) group. She is also an Approved Supervisor and supports both new and seasoned clinicians in their work with clients.
My Therapy Style
I consider myself to be a warm and collaborative therapist who strives to empathize with and validate each client’s experience and feelings. It is my hope to provide a safe space where client’s can be open about even the most difficult and painful thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I also work to be direct and challenging when it is clinically necessary to help clients become unstuck and move towards their goals. I draw on a range of clinical tools and therapy models including CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Solution Focused, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Play Therapy. I know that each client that comes into my office is unique and thus work hard to tailor strategies and interventions that best meet the needs of each client.
A Little Bit About Me Outside of the Therapy Room
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, riding horses, and being outside. I am married, have two daughters, Riley and Bella, and a dog, Cooper.
Phone: (240) 600-0968