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About Me

Kathleen Pearce, LCSW-C is a psychotherapist and addictions counselor specializing in individual and group therapy for ages 17 and up who need help with trauma, post-traumatic stress, addiction and recovery and managing chronic illness or life's transitions. 

Kathleen's private practice is Peace of Mind Wellness, LLC located at 6203 Executive, Boulevard, Rockville, Maryland, 20852 a few blocks from Rockville Pike and Old Georgetown Road, less than a one mile from the White Flint Metro stop and Metrobus accessible. A map is provided on the Contact Me page under Learn More.

Kathleen has over 8 years experience as a psychotherapist, and is a graduate of University of Maryland School of Social Work specializing in mental health therapy. Previously, Kathleen was with the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute, counseling patients working to get listed and to receive organ transplants and with the Montgomery County Department of Social Services.

Among her areas of expertise are trauma and post-traumatic stress resulting from stressors such as abuse, human trafficking, natural disasters, terrorism and other acts of violence such as rape and professions requiring exposure to danger, such as military, police, firefighters and journalists who cover war and other violent events. Therapy dogs are welcome.

Kathleen is an addiction and recovery counselor for those struggling with all phases of and types of addictions. She is also a counselor at Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers.

Kathleen counsels patients suffering from chronic illnesses and clients who need help managing difficult life transitions.

Kathleen is an interactive, cognitive-behavioral focused therapist specializing in the therapies CBT, CPT and EMDR as well as mindfullness techniques, (MBSR), and creative expression methods. She has the EMDR International Association approved training and is trained in CPT by the Center for Deployment Psychology. Kathleen is listed and verified by Psychology Today and GoodTherapy.org.

Her therapeutic approach is to provide support, practical feedback and methods to help clients effectively address their trauma, stress, addiction and recovery, chronic illness and other life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.


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