Last updated: 11/4/2020

Sharon Diane Strand, LCSW-C (301) 871-3845
Last Updated: 11/4/2020
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Online counselingOnline counseling

Gender: Female/Female Identifying

Languages Spoken:

Focusing on:
Addictions/Substance Adoption/Foster Care Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Couple or Marital Issues Depression Domestic Violence Dual Diagnosis Education/Personal Development Grief/Loss Infertility Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Parenting Issues Personality Disorders Phobias Postpartum Depression Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexuality Issues Stress Suicidal Thoughts Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Aging Asperger's Syndrome Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Autism Spectrum Career/Employment Concerns Child Abuse and Neglect Dissociative Disorders Eating Disorders Elder Abuse Family Issues Gender Identity Learning Disabilities Medication Management Multicultural Issues Physical Illness/Impairment Pregnancy/Childbirth Psychosomatic Runaways Sexual Disorders Sexual Orientation
Office and Contact Information
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Sharon Strand LCSW Inc.
15232 Red Clover Drive
Rockville, MD 20853  

(301) 871-3845

Contact: Sharon Strand

Office Hours:
Mon6:00am – 5:00pm
Tue6:00am – 6:00pm
Wed6:00am – 5:00pm
Thu6:00am – 5:00pm
Fri6:00am – 5:00pm
Sat7:00am – 12:00pm
SunBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Hours
Weekends: 3 Hours

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Zoom, Skype, etc.)
Weekend Office Hours


Years of Experience: 30

MD - LCSW-C [03599]
DC - LICSW [LC302207]

Credentials and Certifications:
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
Approved Supervisor AAMFT
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS)
Certificate of Intensive Training Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Certification in Cognitive Therapy (ACT)
Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC)
Certified Addictions Professional (CAP)
Certified Addictions Specialist (CAS)
Certified Adoption Professional (CAP)
Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager (C-ASWCM)
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Master's level (CADC III)
Certified Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADAC)
Certified Clinical Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Social Worker (C-CATODSW)
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor (CCGC)
Certified Domestic Violence Counselor and Advocate
Certified Domestic Violence Professional (CDVP)
Certified Financial Social Worker
Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP)
Certified in Addiction Studies
Certified in Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Certified in Couples Counseling
Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
Certified in Family Therapy
Certified Information and Referral Specialist (CIRS)
Certified Level II Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
Certified Social Work Case Manager (C-SWCM)
Certified Social Worker (CSW)
Certified Social Worker in Health Care (C-SWHC)
Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW)
International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling & Psychotherapy
Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner (LSATP)
Master Social Work Addictions Counselor (MSWAC)
National Register of Mental Health
Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW)
Social Work Supervisor
Substance Abuse Expert (SAE)
Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)
Suicide Prevention Specialist

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $150
Couples: N/A
Group: $60
Family: $150

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Medicaid (or equivalent state insurance): Yes
Medicaid QMB: Yes
Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Information & Referral
One Hour per week for Military and Families

AETNA (Open Choice) Horizon Behavioral Services
AETNA (PPO) JAI Medical Systems
AETNA Health Johns Hopkins EHP
American Behavioral Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
AMERIGROUP Kaiser Permanente Added Choice
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield M.D.-Individual Practice Association (M.D.-IPA)
APS Healthcare Magellan Behavioral Health
BCE Emergis Corporation (Admar/Associates for Healthcare/Health Network/ProAmerica/UP&UP) Managed Health Network
Beacon Health Maryland Physicians Care (MPC)
Beacon Health Options Mid Atlantic Medical Services (MAMSI) Alliance PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) Military OneSource
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield (CareFirst BlueChoice) National Claims Administrative Services (NCAS)
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO) Optimum Choice
CIGNA HealthCare PacifiCare Behavioral Health
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) Preferred Health Network (PHN)
Coventry Health Care Priority Partners
Delmarva Health Plan Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
Elder Health Maryland TRICARE
Evercare United Behavioral Health (UBH)
Fidelity Insurance Group (PPO) United Healthcare
First Health (Network) United Healthcare
FreeState Health Plan United HealthCare (Options PPO)
GEHA Health Plan for Federal Employees US HealthCare
Great-West Healthcare

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)

Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Adopted Biracial Caregivers Children of Divorce Chronic Illness College Students First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Gifted Grandparents Immigrants/Refugees Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Military/Veterans Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Step Families Suicidal Twins
Cancer Patients Diabetes Disabled Obese or Overweight Offenders/Perpetrators Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc) Transgender
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT) Advocacy Behavioral Behavioral Medicine Case Management Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Contemplative Crisis Intervention Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) EMDR Ericksonian Evaluation/Diagnostic Existential Psychotherapy Expressive Therapy Feminist Focusing Gestalt Holistic Humanistic Information and Referral Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Long-Term Meditation/Relaxation Narrative Therapy Outreach Parent Guidance Prevention Psycho-Educational Psychodynamic Relational Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support Systemic Thought Field Therapy (TFT) Transactional Analysis (TA) Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation
Other theoretical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Body Centered Psychotherapy Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Geriatric Consultation Imago Relationship Therapy Mediation Occupational Therapy Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodrama Psychopharmacology Redecision Therapy Satir Sex Therapy Transpersonal Psychology Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR)
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Individual Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:
Group Online Therapy Peer Support
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Hindu Jewish Muslim
LDS/Mormon Pagan
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Asian Hispanic
Alaskan Native Arabic Armenian Cape Verdean Caribbean Haitian Indian Irish Italian Native American Pacific Islander Portuguese Russian
Professional Associations
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT) American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) American Red Cross Mental Health Disaster Action Team (DAT) American Substance Abuse Professionals Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Center for Clinical Social Work (CCSW) Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA) Clinical Social Work Guild EMDR International Association Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)