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Bethesda Counseling Associates

            Providing Individual, Couples and Family Therapy to Adults and Adolescents

I completed my graduate degree in Clinical Counseling at Johns Hopkins University where I graduated with Honors. My post graduate work included positions in the public and private sectors – I worked as a counselor at the Montgomery County CFW Counseling Center in Rockville, MD and as a school counselor for the Lyceé Rochambeau in Bethesda, MD. I am a Board Certified Clinical Counselor and a member of the American Counseling Association. I completed my undergraduate degree in Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.


Publications

I have collaborated on the parenting book Adventures in Gentle Discipline by Hilary Flower, and have also written several articles for Mothering Magazine on positive discipline techniques.  I have regularly appeared in The Boca Raton Observer as a therapist/expert weighing in on various relationship issues.

I was interviewed for an article that appeared in the November/December 2011 issue of Bethesda Magazine, the Philanthropy Issue and I appeared in the March issue of Bethesda Magazine in an article on parenting a special needs child.  You can see that article here: http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Magazine/March-April-2012/The-Education-of-Nicol-Copeland/index.php?cparticle=5&siarticle=4#artanc

Most recently I have conducted parenting classes at Kidville, a children’s play center in Bethesda.  To see the article that I wrote for that class, you can click here:http://www.kidvillebethesda.com/2012/03/fostering-self-esteem-in-kids.html.  I have also appeared in The Huffington Post in an article that was written based on a class that I conducted at Kidville in March, 2012:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anjali-varma/tantrums_b_1383237.html?ref=parents


Community and Group Work

Aside from my regular private practice I currently conduct parenting groups at the Washington Hebrew Bindeman Center in Potomac where I also served on the discussion panel in the screening of the movie “The Race To Nowhere.”  I also co-lead parenting and divorce support groups in my office in Bethesda, and at Kidville, a children’s play center.