Meet Rachel Dvoskin, LGPC—Now accepting new clients!

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Hello! My name is Rachel Dvoskin. I work with adolescents and adults in individual, family, and group therapy. I strive to help clients feel better understood, more fulfilled, and increasingly connected—to others, to their own needs and values, and to the world around them.

We all, at times in our life, wrestle with pain and darkness, fearing judgment from others, or feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or alone. Yet, it can feel like no one could possibly grasp what we’re going through or who we truly are. And it takes tremendous courage to ask for help. I believe everyone deserves to have their story heard and their struggle validated. As we share our story in a safe space, it becomes easier to confront and own its frightening parts, so that we may gain greater self-awareness, control, and freedom to live the life we want. I view my role as a supportive and nonjudgmental partner who will accompany you as you do the hard work of writing, or re-writing, your own story.

I seek to understand clients from a holistic perspective that takes into account their unique family of origin, past and present relationships, biology, and sociocultural environments. After years of a research career in biological anthropology and bioethics, I draw a lot from science, including the neurobiology of attachment and emotion. I also do walk-and-talk therapy with clients who desire an alternate setting, as I believe strongly in the therapeutic value of nature, movement, and exercise.

I find this work profoundly rewarding, and I am honored to be trusted with each client’s unique story. In exchange, I bring my natural warmth, presence, life experience, authenticity, humor, and playfulness into the therapeutic relationship. I will help you harness the strengths you already possess to inject more hope, joy, and meaning into your life. I invite you to come in and see if we are a good fit!

When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending.
— Brene Brown
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  • Shame

  • anxiety

  • life transitions

  • boundary setting

  • parenting concerns

  • trust & attachment issues

  • Relational conflict & Relational concerns

  • Existential concerns

  • sandtray work

  • individuals/families affected by incarceration

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Tuesdays: 9:00 – 5:00 pm

fridays: 9:00 – 4:30 pm

Payment & Insurance Information:

Rachel is in network with careFirst/BCBS insurance plans.

cash, Check & Major Credit Cards are all accepted.




When I am not in the office, I’m usually spending time with my family or friends. My two curious and very energetic sons keep me on my toes. I love being out in nature, reading, and going to see bands. I’m passionate about social justice issues, particularly those affecting marginalized populations in Baltimore, so I try to stay engaged in city life and in efforts to make positive change. My favorite hobby is ice hockey; the rink is my happy place.

My Educational Background:

I have a Master of Science in Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. My counseling history consists of work with incarcerated men and with adults and adolescents in a private practice setting. Before becoming a professional counselor, I received a B.S. in Psychology from Duke University, and then a Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology from New York University. I worked in research for about a decade, focusing on topics including evolutionary theory, biological bases of temperament and stress response, behavioral genetics, and ethical issues in genetics research and testing. I am thrilled to have come full circle back to the mental health field and to be pursuing my passion.

I attend frequent trainings in evidence-based treatment modalities and stay up-to-date on relevant research. Most recently, I have attended a trauma and attachment certificate program, a 2-day intensive Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) training, and multiple sand therapy trainings.

Contact Me:

I am currently accepting new clients. If you are interested in working with me please call me directly at 410-205-6192. You can also email me at or schedule by utilizing the link below.

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Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
— Anais Nin

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