Last updated: 5/29/2020

Caron T. Starobin, LCSW-C (301) 417-5979
Last Updated: 5/29/2020
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker Starobin Counseling, LLC, Owner

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:

As a therapist for 20 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 relational work, incuding couples and family therapy, and I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and families living with autism. Participants in my PEERS social skills group practice relationship skills with their peers, their families, and community members. Participants in my Parents Together support group develop and grow real time connections and receive emotional support.   I strive to build inclusive communities for autistic individuals and families.  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.  Specialized training in Relational Life Therapy with Terrence Real, Stuctural Family Therapy, cultural competence, and training in Family Systems work through 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.
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 Sleep Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Stress Suicidal Thoughts Trauma/PTSD
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:
Mon8:00am – 3:00pm
Tue12:00pm – 9:00pm
Wed12:00pm – 9:00pm
Thu8:00am – 6:00am
SatBy appointment
SunBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

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

Ability to Schedule Sessions Online
Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Secure HIPAA-compliant Video (, etc.)
Telephone Counseling


Years of Experience: 20

MD - LCSW-C [12565]

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

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


Age Groups and Specific Populations (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) Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc) Single Parents Step Families Transgender
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 Gottman Method Information and Referral Internal Family Systems (IFS) Meditation/Relaxation Motivational Interviewing Person-Centered (Rogerian) Psycho-Educational Psychodrama Psychodynamic Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) Satir Somatic Experiencing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Family Systems Group Individual Peer Support
Other methods:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Online Therapy Supervision/Consultation
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)
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) 417-5979
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 emotional support, information, and resources and aims to strengthen the capacity of parents to navigate the maze of emotional challenges and 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) 417-5979
Meeting Frequency: On the third Thursday of the month