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Bethesda Counseling Associates

            Providing Individual, Couples and Family Therapy to Adults and Adolescents

After pursuing a career first in education and then in the corporate world, Uzma soon realized that neither of these pursuits were allowing her to connect to people the way that she wanted to. She therefore decided to follow her passion to become a psychotherapist and is grateful every day that she did.

Uzma is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in both Maryland and California who specializes in couples counseling, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, loss, trauma, and multicultural issues. Uzma grew up in Montgomery County and in Africa. Her Masters of Science in Family Therapy is from the University of Massachusetts-Boston.

Uzma has worked in a hospital-run school for adolescents in Rockville, a low-fee clinic in Berkeley, CA, and private practice in the Bay Area, so she has a broad range of experience and has worked with many different types of populations on a host of issues.

Uzma is committed to providing a safe, warm, and welcoming environment to her clients. She is certified in IMAGO, and she also uses the Gottman Method for couples counseling. In individual work, she primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. Connecting with her clients and building a strong client-therapist relationship, while working collaboratively with people on their issues, is paramount to her.

“We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.” -Brené Brown