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Counselor / Therapist

Uzi Ben-Ami, Ph.D.

Uzi Ben-Ami, Ph.D. photo
A Very Practical Therapist, Experienced and Caring
It is my motto that when you are in need, it is my practice to be responsive and available.

I have a multitude of skills and training, and experience of over 25 years as a psychologist both in Rockville, for most of the time, as well as in rural Illinois for several years. I started as a child psychologist and moved on to train and work with the parents too; family therapy, drug and alcohol abuse and then became certified as a sex therapist, as well as a school psychologist, NLP practitioner. I am also a trained Cognitive Behaviorist. I do individual, couple and family therapy. I work individually with children too and am experienced in Psychological and Educational testing. I have experience working with Identity issues (vocational, sexual and gender).

I prefer to be more of a generalist. It keeps me well rounded and interested and my clients enjoy working with me on their marriage, depression, sleep issues and their kids' academic issues.

I allow email communication when appropriate (within limits) to enhance and complement our work. My flexible hours, Sunday and evenings allow you to come after work and on the weekend or bring your children after school.

My assistant is trained to give you the hours you prefer, as soon as they become available. My office, in a suburban house, allows you not only privacy but also less impersonal feelings you may get in an office building.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Domestic Violence  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing
 Addiction  Eating Disorders  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Adolescents  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Anger Management  Gifted / Talented Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anxiety and Panic  Grief and Loss  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Asperger's Syndrome  Learning Disabilities  Relationships
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Life and Wellness Coaching  Self Esteem Issues
 Body Image Issues  Life Transitions  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Caregiver Issues  Loneliness  Sexual Dysfunction
 Chronic Illness  Marriage & Family Therapy  Stress Management
 Couples Therapy  Marriage Counseling  Trauma and PTSD
 Depression  Men's Issues  Work and Career Issues
 Divorce
Certifications
 Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.)
Bio
I was born and raised in Israel, but have been a USA citizen for many years. I was initially trained as an economist (M.A) but was dissatisfied with the prospect of an impersonal profession, when I matured into the recognition that my place is in a helping profession. I went back to school and became a psychologist. Switching vocation gave me insight into vocational choice issues, and the distress involved. I am married for more than 30 years and have two grown daughters, so I have plenty of experience as a husband and a parent as well.
Education/Training
PhD - Licensed psychologist; School Psychologist; Sex therapy; Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies.
Other Languages
Hebrew
Payments Accepted
Cash and Check
Hours:Sunday 10-6; M-W 10-1, 3:30-8:30; Th 10-6
Cost/Session:I take most insurances, so it is your co-pay
License:#01074 State of Maryland