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Rachel Lansbury, LGPC

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Clinical Degree/Training/Licensure

The College of William & Mary
Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Currently licensed in Maryland.

Clinical Interests

Depression, Anxiety, Suicidality & Self-harm, Life Transitions, Relationship Struggles, Couples Counseling, Trauma Processing, Postpartum Struggles, Communication Issues, Adolescent Issues, Military & Veteran Populations, Eating Disorders & Body Image, Identity Development, Self-Esteem, Family Therapy

Professional Background

I am extremely grateful to have accumulated many different experiences in the mental health field which have prepared me for my role as a therapist here at the Family Therapy Center of Bethesda. During my graduate school experience, I worked at a non-profit agency where I supported clients in remedial work following criminal charges. I then completed my clinical internship at a local practice where I provided therapy to a diverse caseload of clients with a broad range of needs, circumstances, and backgrounds. I also have experience providing support to those acutely in need of mental health care through my experience at a local call center where I provided crisis counseling through several hotlines including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the Trevor line for LGBTQIA+ youth, and many more. As an undergraduate, I was fortunate enough to intern here at the Family Therapy Center of Bethesda, where I carried several different roles, but most notably created and compiled many of the resources you can find here on this website!

My Therapy Style

As a therapist for individuals, couples, and families, it is my passion support my clients through life’s challenges and foster resilience to create meaningful and fulfilling lives. Viewing therapy through a holistic lens, I see each client as more than just a set of presenting problems, but as a whole person with a unique set of strengths, struggles, values, and goals. I believe that the most important aspect of therapy is the therapeutic relationship, and I work to create a collaborative and authentic relationship with each client to foster self-expression and insight. Through the context of the relationship, clients are able to explore their inner world and their relationship with the world around them, and ultimately move toward their goals.

My diverse experience in the mental health field has helped me build an integrative approach to therapy, and I draw from many different evidence-based modalities including CBT, DBT, narrative therapy, and a client-centered approach, tailoring my intervention to the specific needs of the client each session.

A Little Bit About Me Outside of the Therapy Room

In my free time, I love to spend quality time with my friends and family, particularly spending time outdoors! You can also find me regularly trying out different fitness and yoga classes, and also testing out a new recipe or trying a new restaurant. Another favorite pastime of mine is browsing DC’s many markets whether it be a farmers market, vintage clothing, or art vendors market!

Contact Information

Bethesda office:
5654 Shields Drive
Bethesda, MD 20817

Baltimore office:
30 East Padonia Road, Suite 202
Timonium, MD 21093

(240) 883-6074

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