13240 Executive Park Terrace, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
The Dreaming Tree Counseling

Counseling services & therapy office space in Germantown, MD

The Therapists

Kim W. Piasecki, MS, LCPC


Kim specializes in couples therapy and is a Certified Advanced Imago Therapist. Her work with adults focuses on tackling problems such as depression, anxiety, relationships, and ADHD. With adolescents, her specialties include depression & anxiety, ADHD, and bipolar disorder.  Kim draws on over 28 years of experience as a therapist as well as insights from her own marriage and raising two daughters and a stepson.  She sees her role as a therapist as being a guide to her clients, helping them to gain insights, form connections, and make important behavioral changes, so that they may lead more productive, satisfying lives.

Kim accepts CareFirst & Cigna insurance.



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Veronica Tunon, LCSW-C


Veronica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of experience. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues and other disorders, and treats adults and adolescents. Veronica works collaboratively with each client to identify, shape and achieve goals, and strives to create a warm, non-judgmental, safe environment to help clients thrive.  Veronica’s approach to counseling is practical and goal-oriented. It is built on a solid framework of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Solution-Focused therapy, and incorporates elements of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness.

Veronica accepts CareFirst insurance.



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Margie Underwood, MA, LCPC


 Margie has over 18 years of experience supporting individual adolescents and adults, as well as couples and families. She helps clients address issues including relationship challenges, parenting and co-parenting, LGBTQ identity and unique challenges, family conflict, depression, anxiety, and major life transitions. Margie is bilingual and offers all services in both English and Spanish. Margie es bilingüe y ofrece todos servicios en inglés y español. She takes a strength-based approach and utilizes humor in her work, believing that laughter is a critical factor in healing. Margie collaborates with her clients to help them gain insight into the roots of their challenges, and then helps empower them to take conscious steps toward decreased stress, and increased joy and peace. 

Margie accepts CareFirst insurance.



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Marcia J. McKinley, JD, PhD, LCPC


Marcia is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who works with individuals ages 6 through adulthood who are struggling with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other executive functioning issues, mood disorders, anxiety, and school and relationship issues.  She is especially skilled in working with individuals of all ages who are highly sensitive, gifted, or 2e (gifted plus having another exceptionality).  Marcia holds a law degree, a PhD in Developmental Psychology and an MS in Pastoral Counseling and has been trained in neurotherapy and Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).  Before becoming a counselor, she worked as an attorney, a professor of psychology, and an ADHD/Executive Functioning coach. Her inter-disciplinary education and experiences enable Marcia to offer clients a variety of tools for healing and growth.

Marcia accepts Cigna & CareFirst insurance.



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Andrea Mendez, MSW, LCSW-C


Andrea has come to the social work field from a background in the creative, dramatic, and musical arts, and enjoys using her creative skills to provide unique care to clients.  Andrea believes in treating clients “holistically” so that they can understand the connection between mind and body, and how it pertains to over-all healing.  She uses a neurobiological approach that is heavily influenced by mindfulness-related methods, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.  Andrea looks forward to developing her expertise in several areas including Trauma and PTSD, School and Career Challenges, Relationships, and Addiction.  Andrea works with children, adolescents, and adults, as well as supervisees working towards their advanced clinical licensure. 

Andrea accepts CareFirst & Cigna insurance & various EAPs.



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Tiziana DiFabio, MPH, MSW, LCSW-C


Tiziana is a bilingual (English and Spanish) mental health counselor.  She has had the privilege of serving youth and young adults as an educator, youth worker, and therapist in Montgomery and Prince George's County.  Therapeutically, she addresses issues related to: trauma and stress related disorders (adjustment disorders, PTSD, complex trauma), grief, depression, and anxiety.  Tiziana believes that feeling connected to self, others, and community is healing.  Tiziana uses mind/body techniques to combine cognitive work, mindfulness, breathing exercises among others.  In addition, she is working towards her certification for Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).  Her background in both Social Work and Public Health enables her to find interventions supported by scientific research to develop a path to wellness.

Tiziana accepts CareFirst & Cigna insurance & E4 EAP.



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Darling St. Louis, LCSW-C


Darling is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience providing mental health services.  She specializes in treating adults and adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, relationships issues, life transitions and other disorders.  

Darling's approach to counseling begins with fostering a nonjudgemental therapeutic relationship in a nurturing and safe environment in which individuals feel supported and encouraged. She then collaborates with each individual to identify, formulate and achieve goals that promote healing, growth and new insight.  Darling is skilled at incorporating elements of proven-effective therapeutic models and techniques to help individuals explore who they are, get unstuck from patterns that trouble them, make desired changes in their lives, learn effective coping skills  and access their natural resilience.  Darling is dedicated to making therapy a positive and life changing experience. 

Darling comes with a wealth of experience in diverse settings and populations.  She’s worked in public and non-profit social services agencies, hospitals, community based behavioral health programs and outpatient mental health clinics. Darling has a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from University of Maryland School of Social Work and Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Psychology from University of Maryland Baltimore County.  Outside of the office, Darling enjoys traveling, dancing, gardening, and meeting new people.

Darling accepts CareFirst, Cigna, Medicaid/ Beacon Health, and Medicare insurance.



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Veara Butler, MS, LCPC, NCC


Veara is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over ten years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults.  She specializes in the treatment of ADHD, depression, family and relationship issues, and trauma-related issues including PTSD.  She also has experience working with foster families and court-mandated clients and provides supervised visitations.  Veara uses a person-centered approach creating a space of unconditional positive regard, genuineness, and acceptance which fosters therapeutic healing.  Within this therapeutic space, Veara incorporates CBT, solution-focused therapy, psychoanalytic techniques, and trauma-informed care.

Veara is also a National Certified Counselor licensed in both Maryland and the District of Columbia.  Veara's experience also includes working for non-profit organizations, county government, residential treatment programs, in school settings and community-based work.

Veara accepts CareFirst, Cigna, Aetna & Medicaid insurance.



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