Britt Rathbone

LCSW-C, CGP, Linehan DBT Certified, BCD

Britt Rathbone is an expert in the treatment of adolescents and young adults. He is consistently rated highest by clients and colleagues.

Clinical Social Worker in Bethesda, MD

Contributor to American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

My clients are frequently frustrated with previous mental health care and tired of therapy that is not effective or suspicious of therapy in general. We get things done; working on goals that matter to you with practical skills and solutions. This therapy works. I use evidence based treatments and maintain a focus on relatability, humor and respect. For more about my approach, see my book "What Works With Teens".

My Background and Approach

We provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Certified Comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Unified Protocol for Adolescents (UP-A), Exposure and Response Prevention, Parent Management Training (PMT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), Prolonged Exposure for PTSD (PE), Behavioral Activation (BA) and other effective treatments.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Britt Rathbone is an expert in the treatment of adolescents. He graduated from Columbia University and has worked exclusively with adolescents and their families since 1985. He has a special interest in challenging, difficult to treat, and treatment-reluctant adolescents as well as those who have multiple and complicated mental health diagnoses. He trains therapists, speaks to professional and lay groups, and has taught advanced level social work graduate students at the Catholic University of America. Washingtonian Magazine has consistently named Mr. Rathbone one of Washington's best therapists for adolescents, and one of Washington's best therapists for group therapy. Mr. Rathbone is the coauthor of "What Works With Teens: A Professional's Guide to Engaging Authentically With Adolescents to Achieve Lasting Change" and "Dialectical Behavior Therapy for At-Risk Adolescents: A Practitioner's Guide to Treating Challenging Behavior Problems".

At A Glance

  • Experience: 33 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $130 - 295/session


301-229-9490 Email Britt
4701 Sangamore Road
Bethesda, MD 20816
5942 Hubbard Drive
Rockville, MD 20852

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