Specializing in Teens and Young Adults
Beth Cocker is an LMSW licensed in the State of Maryland and a graduate from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. She has worked with adolescents in a variety of settings across private and public school settings, as well as community agencies. Beth focuses on the following population:
- Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- ASD co-occurring with Anxiety
- High-performing students struggling with demands of school, extra-curricular, college applications
- Adolescents struggling with self-harming behaviors
- Mood Instability, Behavior issues, Trauma, Anxiety, Life transitions
Beth’s Therapy Style
Beth utilizes EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) in conjunction with CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and mindfulness with her clients. She encourages clients to be an active part of the change process. In addition, Beth enjoys using a variety of mediums during her sessions including art, music, and journaling.
Clients report feeling comfortable and accepted when working with Beth. She brings a connection to her adolescent clients and is able to build rapport with them through her warm, empathic, and non-judgmental approach. Many teens who were once resistant to therapy have shared they enjoy working with Beth and feel relaxed and understood during session. Beth has also worked with families to help navigate various conflicts between teens and their parents, in order to foster positive family relationships and strengthen caregiver bonds.
Beth currently works as a school social worker at the Foundation School in Gaithersburg in addition to The Woolf Center. When Beth is not working, she enjoys a variety of interests focusing around art and fitness. She enjoys crochet, quilting, weightlifting, yoga, swimming, biking, as well as recreational flag football.
Beth is available for 50 minute teletherapy or in person sessions with clients. You can reach Beth directly at [email protected] and 240-630-1431. You can also email [email protected] or 240-630-0393 to reach our main email and phone line.
*Beth is currently accepting new clients on a very limited basis, please contact us directly to find out more*