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A Support Group for  Those Touched by Hoarding.

This psycho-educational support group is for family members and friends whose loved one may be hoarding such that their daily living is compromised by the excessive collection of things. The group will meet once a week for four weeks in February 2017. Download the PDF for more information.  hoardingfamilyfriendgroupflyer…

Aspire’s New Board President

Pedro Martinez, M.D. is Aspire Counseling’s new Board President. Dr. Martinez  is the Chief of the Reproductive Psychiatry Clinic at NIMH where he undertakes groundbreaking research into new postpartum depression (PPD) treatments, specifically the pathophysiology of perinatal mood disorders and alternative treatments.  He is a huge asset to Aspire’s Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies program, which provides home-based therapy to low-income women with perinatal…

Helping Children Cope With Terrorism and Mass Violence

It’s been a difficult week, with many of us trying to find ways to express our thoughts, fears, and anger about the shootings in Orlando. What do we say when our children ask about this? How do we process this with our children when they hear things at school, on the radio, television? Aspire Counseling suggests reading the following tips…

Healing the Complex Wounds of Refugees

Associate Professor Nahid Aziz, PsyD. presented at Aspire’s May 20th Continuing Education Workshop. Professor Nahid’s presentation, delivered to a room full of mental health professionals, asked: “How do you provide effective mental health support and counseling to refugee and immigrant populations?”. The thought provoking presentation included many tips and strategies to ensure cultural competence, overcome assumptions and effectively address trauma…

Healthcare Initiative Foundation Grant Supports MobileMed and Aspire Collaborative Program: Integrated Behavioral Health Services for Underserved Montgomery County Residents

Aspire Counseling and Mobile Medical Care Inc (MobileMed) are pleased to announce that they were jointly awarded a $100,000 grant by the Healthcare Initiative Foundation (HIF) that continues support for integrated behavioral health services for MobileMed’s low-income primary care population. For more information download the press release.


Aspire welcomes new Executive Director

Aspire Counseling is pleased to introduce Tamara George as our new Executive Director.  A combined Board and staff committee spent many hours conducting a nationwide search to identify just the right candidate for this key moment in our evolution. Tamara met with the committee, followed by interviews with the Director and Clinical Supervisors, and finally with the administrative and clinical staff. …

Positive Aging with Aspire

Rika Granger, LCSW-C, is our onsite therapist at the Rockville Senior Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 3:00. for our Positive Aging Program.

You can schedule an appointment with Rika by calling the Senior Center at 240 314 8800. You can also register for one of her many support groups that are listed in the City of Rockville Recreation…

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