Last updated: 6/5/2019

Caron T. Starobin, LCSW-C (301) 417-5979
Last Updated: 6/5/2019
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Starobin Counseling, LLC, Owner
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Years of Experience: 19

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
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MD - LCSW-C [12565]

Credentials and Certifications:
Group Psychotherapy, Certified in
Social Work Supervisor
Social Worker, Licensed Clinical (LCSW)

As a therapist for 19 years, providing counseling for children, teens, adults, couples, and families, I focus on helping people repair and strengthen their relationships. I regard relationships as central to the therapeutic process. Some challenges in life are purely personal, but most problems express themselves in the intersections people have with other people. Therapy helps people hear themselves think, experience feelings, gain new perspectives. When people learn to recognize and strengthen their own vitality and resiliency, they unlock their capacity for compassionate and meaningful connections. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and families living with autism. Participants in my groups practice relationship skills with their peers, their families, and community members. I strive to build inclusive communities for autistic individuals and families, each as vital contributors.  In individual & family counseling for people with autism individuals learn relationship skills and tools for thinking with greater flexibility, and family members learn to interact with greater ease and compassion. Training in Stuctural Family Therapy and cultural competence early in my career and more recently in the Post-Graduate Program at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Washington, D.C provide a foundation for my work with clients.
Office and Contact Information
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Starobin Counseling, LLC, Owner
3413 Olandwood Court, Suite 104
Olney, MD 20832
(301) 417-5979

Contact: Caron Starobin

Office Hours:
Mon: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Tue: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: By appointment
Sun: By appointment
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Day
Weekends: 1 Day

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Telephone Counseling

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Anxiety/Panic Disorders Asperger's Syndrome Autism Spectrum Behavioral Problems Couple or Marital Issues Depression Family Issues Interpersonal Relationships Parenting Issues Women's Issues
Also serving:
Attachment Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Body Dysmorphic Disorder Child Abuse and Neglect Developmental Disability Gender Identity Grief/Loss Immigration/Newcomer Learning Disabilities Life Transitions Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Pregnancy/Childbirth Selective Mutism Self Abuse Sensory Processing Disorder Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Trauma/PTSD
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Cognitive/Behavioral Family-Based Treatment (FBT) Mindfulness Based Approaches Narrative Therapy Parent Guidance Relational Social Support
Other theoretical approaches:
Coaching Information and Referral Meditation/Relaxation Psycho-Educational Psychodrama Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Family Systems Group Individual Peer Support
Other methods:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Supervision/Consultation
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Young Adults (18-25)
Children (6-12) Seniors (60 +)
Specific populations:
Caregivers Children of Divorce Chronic Illness College Students Gifted Grandparents Immigrants/Refugees Interracial Families/Couples Learning Disability Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Step Families Transgender
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Hindu Jewish Muslim
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Asian Hispanic Indian Italian Russian
Professional Associations
American Family Therapy Academy National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $150
Couples: $150
Group: N/A
Family: $150

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Community Education
Information & Referral


PEERS Social Skills for Teens and Young Adults on the Spectrum
PEERS Groups are for high functioning adolescents and young adults with autism or social communication challenges interested in learning and practicing relationship skills. Parent group also included.
Group Focus: Autism/PDD
Group Status:
Group Type:
Social Skills
Member Age: Adolescents (13-17)
Young Adults (18-25)
Member Gender:
Relation to Focus:
Location: Starobin Counseling
3413 Olandwood Court, Suite 104
Olney, MD 20832
Phone: (301) 524-4450
Meeting Time: From 7:00PM to 8:30PM
Meeting Frequency: Every 1 weeks on Monday

Parents Together - Support for Living with Autism
These groups offer information, resources, and emotional support and aims to strengthen the capacity of parents to navigate the maze of services for their children, adolescents, or young adults.
Group Focus: Autism/PDD
Group Status:
Group Type:
Member Age: Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Relation to Focus:
Location: Starobin Counseling
3413 Olandwood Court, Suite 104
Olney, MD 20832
Phone: (301) 524-4450
Meeting Frequency: On the third Thursday of the month