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Elena Terminiello, LCSW-C, LICSW

Elena Terminiello, LCSW-C, LICSW

Pregnancy counseling with Elena Terminiello at Postpartum Wellness

Meet our Clinical Director

Welcome!  I’m Elena and I’m glad that you made the first step to taking care of yourself.

As a compassionate experienced perinatal therapist practicing in Washington, DC and Maryland for over 20 years, I have seen many 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 not only others’ expectations but more importantly the expectations we put on ourselves.  I understand mourning the loss of independence, spontaneity, and your pre-pregnancy identity.

Nobody ever talks about all the changes and unexpected feelings that surface after becoming a mother and there are a lot!  Whether it’s anxiety, depression, grief or just the challenges of adjusting to this new season, we can work through it.

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

I’m committed to offering insight, support and a safe, nurturing space to work out the wonderful and often complicated feelings of our motherhood journey!

I look forward to working with you!



Hours:  Calendar is closed;  Waiting list closed

Office: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Elena is only offering therapy via HIPAA compliant telehealth sessions until further notice to Maryland and Washington, DC residents only.



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


Types of Therapy:

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based



(703) 772-5097

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