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Elena Terminiello, LCSW-C, LICSW

Elena Terminiello, LCSW-C, LICSW

Meet our Clinical Director

Why didn’t becoming a mom turn into the dream you had for yourself?  Why do you feel disappointment, guilt, anxiety, irritability, isolation, and embarrassment taking over?  And how do you stop those feelings from impacting your relationships and self-esteem? You are not alone!

I’m here to help you.

As a compassionate, experienced perinatal therapist practicing in Washington, DC, and Maryland, I have seen many smart, accomplished, and high-achieving women struggle with the overwhelming and confusing transition from pregnancy into the world of motherhood.

As a mom myself, I know about the expectations that others have to “bounce back to your old self,” whether it’s with friends, family, or coworkers.  I understand mourning the loss of independence, spontaneity, and your pre-pregnancy identity.  Nobody ever talks about all the changes, other than sleep, that occur during the first few weeks, months, and even years after taking your baby home.

I utilize several evidence-based approaches including mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy and Trauma Focused-CBT, tailored specifically to your needs.

Listening to your inner thoughts, acknowledging your struggles and taking care of yourself are the best things you can do for yourself, your baby, and your loved ones.  Counseling does not need to be a long term commitment.  Within a few sessions, you and I can develop a clear path towards feeling better.

I have a deep compassion for all mothers and the joys and challenges our motherhood journey brings us.  I’m committed to offering insight and a safe, nurturing, and supportive space so that you in turn can offer the best to yourself and your family.

I look forward to working with you!

Elena Terminiello is an expert postpartum depression counselor in Maryland


Hours:  By Appointment Only

Office:  Due to state licensing requirements, Elena offers counseling services to residents of Washington, DC and Maryland only.  Elena does not provide in-person/office sessions at this time.



Postpartum Support International

Washington, DC #LC303389
Maryland #10573



In Network With:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare


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