Getting to Know Us
Welcome to Modern Owl Counseling. We are a group of Clinical Social Workers who believe that everyone deserves someone to talk to who is non-judgmental or biased. You are the expert on you! There are many different kinds of people and different kinds of therapists. It's most important that you and your therapist are a good fit and you feel comfortable opening up to them. We are here to work as a team with you to establish and meet your goals. Together we can create change and improve your symptoms.
We are a diverse group with different areas of expertise. Here is a sample of areas: couples, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief, trauma, aging, coping with chronic illness, children & teens.
NEW CLIENTS WELCOME
Galit - Virtual sessions for clients in DC & MD & In-Person Sessions on Wednesdays
Keisha - Virtual sessions for clients up to age 25 in DC & MD (evenings)
Susanne - Virtual sessions for clients in DC, MD, & VA (Fridays 8am & 10am)
Kelly - Virtual sessions for clients in VA and DC. (Tuesdays 330 & Thursday 3)
RACHEL ANNABLE LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Founder / Owner
Welcome! I am a psychotherapist/Clinical Social Worker. I have been in practice for 14 years. I received my Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University. I believe that everyone deserves someone to talk to who is non-judgmental or biased. You are the expert on you! I am here to work as a team with you to establish and meet your goals. Together we can create change and improve your symptoms.
I have experience working with individuals adjusting to new life situations/transitions, depression, anxiety, discrete trauma & complex trauma. I help individuals cope and develop new skills to improve symptoms.
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Virtual Session for clients in:
DC, MD, & VA
In-Person sessions also available
GALIT RUTSTEIN LGSW, LMSW
Clinician / Grief Specialty
I am a mental health therapist with experience helping adults obtain their optimal health and well being. Through guidance and collaboration I am here to listen and support you on your healing journey.
I use multiple theoretical styles including cognitive-behavioral therapy, strength-based approach, integrative approach and motivational interviewing to help clients attain their goals. My expertise is in grief, anxiety, depression, life adjustment and weight management.
I received my Masters in Social Work from Adelphi University. I am also a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and utilize my training to assist clients in cultivating balance and mindfulness in the different aspects of their lives.
I am a wife and a mother of 4. In my spare time I enjoy walking my dog, reading and baking.
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Virtual Sessions for clients in:
DC & MD
KEISHA TAYLOR LCSW-C
Lakeisha Taylor LCSW-C (She/Her)
I am a licensed clinical social worker providing therapeutic services to individuals in the state of Maryland. I received my Master’s Degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore. I have 7 years of experience working with children, young adults and families who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression and difficulty navigating life transitions.
I utilize several approaches including Motivational Interviewing, Collaborative Problem Solving, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Strengths Based. My goal is to assist individuals with achieving their therapeutic goals and to cope with various life challenges through inclusive, compassionate and intentional psychotherapy.
I look forward to working with a diverse group of children and young adults.
Virtual sessions for clients in: MD
SUSANNE ROTHE LGSW, LMSW
I am a bilingual (English/German) Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from George Mason University and my Master’s degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. I have more than 8 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families who are facing emotionally challenging life situations.
I integrate a variety of treatment approaches, such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialect Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Strength-Based and Solution-Focused Therapy modalities, into my practice. I am also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and have an extensive history working with children that have been exposed to and/or have experienced trauma.
In our session, I will help you explore your feelings, examine patterns in your thoughts and behaviors, and identify other destructive inhibitions that are creating challenges for you. We will use a holistic treatment approach that will identify your strengths, areas of needed growth, and overall promotes your well being.
By teaching tools for coping and change tailored to each individual in an environment of compassion and support, I have helped individuals and families to find a balance and move forward when life challenges arise.
Virtual Sessions for clients in:
DC, MD & VA
KELLY KURTZ LCSW, LICSW (SHE/HER)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and I obtained my Masters of Social Work from University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2017. I have experience working with adults who are:
experiencing challenging life transitions
adjusting to a chronic or acute illness
experiencing grief and loss, anxiety or addiction
coping with issues associated with family changes or dissatisfied with relationships
I use a variety of treatment approaches, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I believe that you have the ability to make positive change in your life. I look forward to partnering with you to help you identify and accomplish goals that are in line with your values!
Virtual sessions for client's in:
VA & DC
MORGAN ROOK LGSW, LMSW (SHE/HER)
I am a mental health therapist and open to working with adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, conflict and dealing with difficult life transitions. I will provide a non-judgmental and safe place for you to share any challenges you may be facing.
I am a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) and received my Master’s degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. I use a variety of theoretical approaches including Psychodynamic, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & EMDR.
I look forward to meeting you and working together to help you reach your therapeutic goals.
Virtual sessions for clients in:
DC & MD
MARY KEANE LICSW
Mary is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has worked with individuals, couples, and families. Her focus has been on crisis interventions as well as effective short term therapy. Open to all, adolescents and young adults are of particular interest. She is particularly interested in working with clients with the arts serving as a background for exploration. Her experience includes training for licensure at The Women’s Center in Washington, DC as well training during graduate study at Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health and the Montgomery County Crisis Center.
Virtual Sessions for Clients in DC
JAH-EL RUSSELL LGSW, LMSW
Clinician / Director of Couples Therapy
I am a social worker, and I received my MSW from Howard University. I have been a social worker for 9 years. I have worked with adolescents and adults that have experienced difficulties coping and adjusting with a variety of challenges in life and need someone to encourage them to overcome their current challenges. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strength Based, and Person-Centered Therapy. My goal is to help my clients achieve their desired goals and overcome their challenges to continue living a happy and productive life.
Virtual Sessions for Clients in:
DC and MD
MONICA CHICKERING LCSW-C
Clinician / Clinical Supervisor
I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker- Clinical (LCSW-C) earning my MSW from University of Maryland, Baltimore. I have over 8 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families who are experiencing depression, anxiety, life transitions and have experienced trauma.
I am passionate about working with all clients and want to create a safe space to share.
I have experience with many different modalities including, Motivational Interviewing, Strength Based, Solution- Focused, Person Centered, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Collaborative Problem Solving.
I completed my yoga teacher training in 2019 and like to integrate what I have learned into my practice.
I look forward to hearing from you as you continue on your journey.
Virtual session for clients in MD and DC
CAREFIRST / BCBS / ANTHEM / BCBS FEDERAL
CIGNA / EVERNORTH
TRADITIONAL MEDICARE / ANTHEM MEDICARE / CAREFIRST MEDICARE / CIGNA MEDICARE
PRIVATE PAY $160
NO SURPRISE ACT
Currently applies to clients that are uninsured or private pay.
“Right to Receive a Good Faith Estimate of Expected Charges”
Under the No Surprises Act
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least one business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call Rachel Annable LICSW 202-515-1993.