Hi I’m Lizzy Kosin! I’m a Licensed Masters Social Worker Therapist at Montgomery County Counseling Center in Rockville, MD. My hope is to create a space built on trust and collaboration. The goal is to help you find areas of growth and strength within your life. The therapeutic process should be adaptable, human, creative, and it should actually WORK. First off, I believe in an integrative approach that addresses the complexities of your separate life while also recognizing the impact of the environment around you. I can help look at how your choices serve you and also understand what is your responsibility versus that of others like family and community. In addition, I value the importance of the mind-body connection and using experiential activities to keep the fun in building insight and motivating towards progress.
I have a very casual approach to therapy. Because of this, I work very well with kids & teens, and also with adults who want the benefits of therapy without feeling stuffy or over-medicalized. I work well with people who are starting their journey of self-discovery. We will be a good fit even if you are just starting to shift from thinking about change to being ready for change.
Therapy is the tool to find the common denominator between where you are now and where you want to go. I am transparent in my approach and want to transfer what’s in my brain over to you.
Education and Experience
I have my AM degree (equivalent to an MSW) from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.
I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in many settings including schools, in-home services, and outpatient and community-based settings. My training includes Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
I am licensed in both Maryland and Washington DC so I can take clients from either location!
My Specialties Include
- Children 7 and up
- Adolescents and Young Adults
- Anxiety or Stress
- Emotional Regulation
- Substance Abuse
- Life Transitions
I love my garden and have found that singing and talking to plants helps both you and the plant grow. My tomatoes have responded best to a medley of Talking Heads and Disney songs. I value exercising creativity so I encourage anyone to find the thing (or things) to help put that creativity into action. I write poetry and intensely analyze movies whether it is a classic or this year’s blockbuster. We humans need to bring humor and lightness into their lives so you can often find me tapping into the therapeutic goodness of watching comedy specials. Above all, I love to be curled up on the couch with my cat, Winston.