Thank you for visiting our website. Looking for a therapist is an important step toward improving your life.
At Dr. Judi Sprei & Associates - DBTMaryand, we understand that life can be stressful and certain situations can be overwhelming. As therapists, we are here to listen and to help you on your path to wellness effective life. By discussing, exploring, listening, and practicing mindfulness, we will work together to assess your issues and work to resolve them. The road to the life you want to be living takes dedication, hard work, and change. It takes being with someone who knows how to listen and to hear. Our goal is to help you experience success in dealing with issues that are painful for you and get in the way of your living the life you want to live. Psychotherapy is a collaborative effort and we are here to work together with you on your recovery and wellness.
We believe that in order to grow and make changes in their life, people need validation, support & practical skills. We strive to provide an empathic, supportive & productive therapeutic relationship so you can feel safe while moving toward your goals.
Each person's situation is unique and our psychotherapy approach is designed to meet your individual needs. Many of our clients suffer from problems of emotional dysregulation such as borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. These problems are often most effectively addressed by dialectical behavior therapy (DBT.)
Your interest in DBT, Mindfulness, Borderline Personality Disorder, Trauma or Emotional Eating may have been what brought you to our website. Dialectical behavior therapy is an approach to psychotherapy that we each find to be very effective. While it is the main treatment approach that we use, it is not our only approach. As psychologists, social workers and counselors, we strive to integrate models to find what works best for you. Together, based on your situation and needs, you and your therapist will decide on the most effective therapy for you. For many people who contact us, that is Comprehensive DBT. For others, it is eclectic therapy integrating aspects of dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and psychodynamic therapy.
No matter what the therapy approach, it is
the energy created when two people sit together and mindfully focus on connection and healing that has been shown by research to be what results in the most healing and growth.
Together, we can make that happen.
Dr. Sprei and her associates have extensive experience in the treatment of trauma, borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety, dissociative disorders, interpersonal relationships, chronic suicidality, emotional eating and problems of daily living.
We offer individual, couples, and group therapy as well as supervision, consultation and continuing education to other mental health professionals.
Perhaps you are feeling stuck in your life. In an atmosphere of validation and support, you can make difficult changes and feel more in control of your life.
Our downtown Bethesda office is easy to get to from the Beltway, Metro or local streets. We have many people who come to our office from Montgomery County (Rockville, Potomac, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg, Chevy Chase), Washington, D.C., Howard County, Baltimore, Virginia & West Virginia.
Parking is easy and always available.
Our office is a relaxed setting for your process of healing.
We encourage you to email or call.
You don't have to do this alone!
If we can be of help, please complete our contact form on this website or send an email to our administrative assistant at
We can be also reached by phone at 301 229-0063.
Located in Bethesda, Montgomery County, MD