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Why seek an expert?

Life's journey can sometimes be a difficult road. You may face challenges with people in your life. In addition, you may experience some conflicts within yourself. These relationships may be causing you a great deal of emotional distress. Perhaps you have begun to notice a repeating pattern in your interactions and you want this to change. I specialize in helping adolescents, adults, couples, and families to improve their ability to relate with others through psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and consultation.  

I maintain a non-judgmental attitude and provide a safe, confidential space for you to have your thoughts and feelings. Together we will work to understand your relationships with others and yourself. Over time, you will gain insight and process difficult feelings. You will find yourself increasingly able to move through life in a more present, thought out, and successful manner.


Deciding to contact a therapist for a consultation or beginning therapy is not always an easy decision. However, when you find that your usual ways of coping are not enough, it is necessary. I am an expert in understanding human behavior, human motivation, and complex relationships. I will listen and work to understand your challenges at a deep level that can lead to new understanding and resolution. 


Contact me and we can explore working together to meet your needs.

My commitment, experience, and sensitivity are

essential to our work together. 


  • One's life direction begins to clarify.
  • Motivation is cultivated.
  • Taking healthy risks that one has delayed, begins.
  • New skills for success in life and relationships grow.
  • An ability to communicate more clearly develops.
  • One gains a greater sense of emotional stabilty.
  • Difficult feelings become more possible of tolerating.
  • One learns to trust.
  • Greater self-control develops.
  • Capacity for intimacy grows.
  • Self-esteem increases.
  • Insight and understanding grows.
  • Resolution of past struggles occurs. 

Karen E. Sherwood, LCSW-C, LLC

Adult, Adolescent, Couple, Family, and Marriage Counseling

847-E Quince Orchard Boulevard

Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Call: 301-938-3890


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