Alex Altman (she/her)

LICSW, LCSW-C

Hi and welcome! I'm Alex. I offer individual therapy for adolescents and adults. I know life feels stressful right now and I'd love to help.

Clinical Social Worker in Bethesda, MD

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About My Clients

I work with anxiety, perfectionism, eating disorders, body image concerns, low self-worth and relationship issues. My clients are bright, kind, sensitive, dependable people who tend to be hard on themselves-never feeling good enough despite their best efforts. If this is you and you tend to use food, exercise, overachieving and/or people-pleasing as a way to manage tougher feelings, I see you—and you deserve better. I can help you find more balance, peace and pleasure in your everyday life.

My Background and Approach

I'm trained as a clinical worker, with experience in various field settings, including high school, college, hospital and adoption social work. My therapeutic style is integrative, meaning I pull from different modalities depending on what is needed and desired by my clients (including but not limited to cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, narrative therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy). I strive to provide therapy that is trauma-informed and culturally competent, and I am relational, meaning I use my warmth, sensitivity and sense of humor to build a strong therapeutic connection with my clients. I believe that therapy can offer a healing and corrective emotional experience, which can be especially helpful for people who have struggled to find this kind of connection elsewhere. With me, you can expect to work hard, laugh, maybe cry, surprise yourself, celebrate victories together, and find comfort, validation and support.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I’m a proud Health at Every Size clinician, meaning that I take an anti-diet stance, and prioritize clients' wellbeing over weight or any other arbitrary determinant of 'health'. The HAES approach embraces the concept of body diversity—the fact that there are many, many kinds of bodies in this world, as there always have been and always will be—and that all bodies are good bodies, worthy and fully deserving of safety and respect. I'm also a White therapist who believes strongly in the importance of doing my own anti-racist work, and I support the Black Lives Matter movement wholeheartedly. My practice is LBGTQIA+-affirming, as well. Currently, I offer teletherapy, so you can access therapy sessions from the comfort and safety of your own home.

At A Glance

  • Languages: English

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301-241-8664 Email Alex
4833 Bethesda Avenue, Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20814

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