The Bethesda Counseling and Therapy Office
What makes an effective counselor? At Empowered Connections, we select passionate practitioners with a range of diverse and unique life experiences.
Our therapists in Bethesda, MD are more than mental health practitioners. They are parents, artists, advocates, world travelers, home cooks, and survivors. Their wealth of life experiences make them uniquely equipped to offer empathetic counseling services for women and girls in Bethesda. We’re confident you will connect with a qualified, licensed, and experienced Bethesda therapist for women.
Get to know our dedicated team before pursuing Bethesda counseling services with Empowered Connections.
Now hiring rockstar licensed therapists in Bethesda!
Our Bethesda location is looking for sparkly, awesome clinicians! Flexible schedules, excellent pay, admin support, and free mentoring are just some of the perks of being part of the EC team.
Interested? We’d love to connect with you!
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MEET OUR TEAM OF COUNSELORS IN BETHESDA
Bethesda counseling for women and girls starts with the therapeutic relationship. Get to know the incredible members of our Bethesda therapy team by browsing their bios.
We find that knowing a little bit about the team in advance helps new clients ease into the process. Do you have further questions? Don’t hesitate to call the office to request more information about Bethesda, MD counseling with Empowered Connections. We can’t wait to connect with you!
Anna Georges, MSW, LMSW
Seeing teen girls ages 13 and up, adult women & LGBTQ+ members in-person & virtually to residents of Maryland
Anna grew up in the beautiful Hudson Valley, NY. As a wanderlust and Navy spouse, she has lived all over the world. She moved to Montgomery County, MD in 2019 with her husband and daughters.
Anna earned her Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Dance and Arts Management from Emerson College in Boston, MA. Her years working as a teaching and performing artist with children and adults all over the world, especially as the Arts Coordinator at a camp for children of the victims of 9/11, led to her desire to support healing through creativity and embodiment.
Anna received her MSW from Yeshiva University in New York City. She is the third generation of mental health clinicians in her family. Her grandparents started a preschool for autistic children in LA in the 1950’s!
Anna has worked with girls, women of all ages and LGBQT+ community members in clinical and private practice settings. She has experience counseling girls, adolescents and women dealing with anxiety, depression, other mood disorders, ADHD, PTSD, chronic conditions and other trauma. As a Navy spouse, she is familiar with the specific challenges of military life.
Because Anna believes that well-being is seated in the mind, body and soul, she takes an eclectic approach to therapy that incorporates person-centered approach and embodiment practices. She provides creative therapy for curious souls. Anna is bilingual in English and Spanish.
When not doing therapy, Anna is a professional flamenco dancer and teaching artist. She also is an avid knitter, reader and maker. Every other hour of her day is spent supporting her two daughters as they pursue their passions i.e. she spends lots of time at the sidelines of soccer fields, in dance studios and in horse barns.
Her family’s favorite thing to do together is travel. Anna believes that the pets make houses into homes and has an all white cat, a rescue Black Lab who is 12 and a little Russell terrier who she is training to be a Gluten-Detection Service dog to support her Celiac Disease.
Because when you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worthwhile. – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Cynthia Ntagbu, MSW, LMSW
Seeing girls ages 8 to 18, adult women & LGBTQ+ members both in person and virtually for residents of the state of Maryland and Washington DC
MSW Intern Supervisor
Cynthia was born in Maryland, but raised in California. After high school, Cynthia returned back to Maryland where she attended Salisbury University. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Social Work with a minor in Psychology in 2017 and obtained her graduate degree in Social Work in 2018. After her time on the Eastern Shore in Salisbury, she returned back to Prince George’s County to pursue her social work career.
Cynthia has experience working as a behavioral interventionist with girls and teen girls in D.C focusing on conduct disorder associated with anxiety, bullying, depression, low self-esteem, and trauma. She has case management experience working with youth and adults, connecting them with services and resources.
Cynthia uses a person-centered, strengths based, and solution focused approach with her clients. She is passionate about advocating for girls, teen girls, and adult women. As a therapist, one of her goals is to learn the purpose in all her client’s journey to mental wellness.
In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family and friends and travel. She has a love for flowers and spends time creating different floral arrangements as her personal hobby. She is also an avid reader and writer. As part of her self care when she is outdoors, she loves to go on walks and runs, take day drives, go shopping, and explore new cuisines: when indoors she loves to cook, watch movies and shows, and relax!
You can reach Cynthia by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org, call her directly at 301-690-0779 ext. 717, self-schedule online at our appointment page, or call our administrative goddess directly at 301-690-0779 to schedule with Cynthia!
Nothing can dim the light that shines from within. – Maya Angelou
Deborah Duley, LCSW-C
Maryland Board-Certified Clinical Supervisor (now accepting MD LMSW professionals needing supervision who are working towards their advanced license)
Deborah is the founder and creator of Empowered Connections, LLC. She is a survivor of domestic violence both in her family of origin and in a subsequent marriage: because of these traumatic experiences, she has dedicated her life to advocating for women rights and the empowerment of girls.
She is working diligently to provide our communities of women and girls with real therapeutic support and empowerment by opening locations of Empowered Connections across the country. Each location has been specially designed to create a warm, safe place for all women and girls & each therapist has been specially chosen because they embody the mission and values of Empowered Connections.
She believes that women and girls have been left out and left behind for long enough: it is her mission and life’s purpose to create those connections that they have always needed and craved in order to empower them to live that life they’ve always dreamed of!
Deborah can be reached at email@example.com
A girl should be 2 things: who and what she wants. – CoCo Chanel
Rochelle was born in Ohio but grew up in the Maryland suburbs of Prince George’s county until she moved to Charles county in 2004 with her family.
It is her love for people and her passion for customer service that drives her desire to serve others in a way that ensures that each and every client is well taken care of.
As a former Cosmetologist turned business owner and manager of more than 5 Salons and spas over the past 19 years, Rochelle feels compelled to BE the difference in the lives of those she meets and she is committed to elevating the customer experience for every client, every time!
Her daily goal is to leave our clients better than she found them by giving them more than what they expected!
Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain. – Vivian Green
Norrisa was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in the Maryland suburbs of Prince Georges County’. Norrisa’s love for family and people lead her to open her own daycare that she owned & operated from 2004-2011.
Being a mom of 3 daughters, Empowered Connections’ core values and mission really resonated with her resulting in her seeking out full time employment with Empowered Connections.
Norrisa has a combined 26 years of outstanding customer service, but what sets her apart is her compassion, empathy and desire to be the very best version of herself possible.
Her daily goal is to treat everyone who she comes in contact with, the ways she would want her own daughters to be treated, with kindness, understanding and imparting knowledge into them, empowering them to utilize these tools to aspire to greatness!
Not having the best situation, but seeing the best in your situation is the key to happiness. – Marie Forleo
Is Empowered Connections Right for You?
If you’re reading this, you’ve already taken the first step toward wellness and peace of mind. We realize reaching out can often be the most challenging part of pursuing women’s counseling in Bethesda. How do you know you’re choosing a counselor with the skills and experience necessary to meet your unique therapeutic needs?
Rest assured that Empowered Connections is unique in its mission to provide counseling for girls in Bethesda. Every member of our team is qualified to address a range of women’s issues. These range from mental health concerns to behavioral and conduct disorders. With that said, some team members might have specific expertise that will help them connect with you.
It can be helpful to ask yourself the following questions before reaching out to a Bethesda therapist for girls and women. They can confirm whether Empowered Connections is the right counseling service for you.
- Are you part of a marginalized population? This might include women and girls of color or members of the LGBTQ+ community. Many of our counselors have specific experience with or belong to these groups and can offer empathetic insights. This ensures you’ll feel seen, be heard, and get the specific help you need.
- Are you seeking counseling for a specific mental health concern, such as depression or anxiety? We offer Bethesda depression counseling, Bethesda anxiety counseling and address concerns ranging from low self-esteem to trauma processing. We can help match you with a practitioner who is passionate about providing specific support.
- Are you specifically seeking counseling for teen girls in Bethesda? Many of our team members specialize in teen counseling in Bethesda and have experience in social work and school settings. Our compassionate practitioners are excellent resources for teens and young adults. That’s why we have such a strong reputation in Bethesda for counseling for girls.
Our team is prepared to tailor our treatment approaches to meet you where you are. Contact us today to begin your journey toward confidence and wellness.
“A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars.”
― Carly Simon, Musical Artist