Esther Ungar

Accepting Clients

I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in adults who have experienced trauma. I am trained in EMDR and IFS.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Silver Spring, MD


About My Clients

Are you feeling anxious, struggling to follow your dreams or having difficulties in your relationships with others? Are you struggling with the impact of past traumatic experiences? If so, therapy can be helpful! My approach centers on fostering connection and healing. I prioritize a trauma-informed perspective, shifting the question from 'what's wrong with you?' to 'what happened to you?'. This approach is particularly empowering for trauma survivors, who may have received multiple diagnoses.

My Background and Approach

I am a licensed clinical social worker with a Master's from the University of Maryland. My practice is shaped by a number of core principles. I employ a trauma-informed perspective, shifting from 'what's wrong with you?' to 'what happened to you?', empowering trauma survivors. Integrating attachment theory, I recognize the importance of human connections in healing. With a neurobiological lens, I explore the mind-body connection in trauma and stress. I use evidence-based therapies like IFS and EMDR, aiding in profound healing. In sessions, I focus on developing practical skills to manage stressors, while also examining negative patterns in the present and exploring the root causes of your struggles. My practice spans diverse challenges like trauma, grief, depression, chronic pain, and relationship difficulties, aiding individuals across the lifespan. Additionally, I support caregivers in navigating parenting complexities.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $195/session


3013329948 Email Esther
Kersey Road
Silver Spring, MD 20902

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