Walter S Knauff, MEd, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Silver Spring
Are you worried about your child, but unsure what to do? Are you concerned about your child's social skills? Is it getting harder and harder to manage your child's emotional outbursts? Does your child suffer from excessive anxieties? Are you having the same conflicts with your child, but making no progress? Is your child having difficulty completing work at school? Is your family going through difficult changes, like separation, divorce, or death of a family member? Are you willing to do whatever it takes to bring about the changes you want for your child and your family?
An award-winning child professional with over 25 years of experience, I help families with children who have special needs, such as ADHD, Asperger's, and Learning Disabilities. With my guidance and support, parents create win-win solutions that result in closer relationships, improved self-esteem and happier home life.
The quality of the relationship you have with your family's therapist is the key factor that predicts a successful outcome. Please call or email for a complimentary initial consultation to meet me and see if my services will be a good fit for you, your child, and your family.
Call or Email Walter S Knauff for a free consultation now - (301) 882-1300


  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • School: University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Year Graduated: 2008
  • License No. and State: 14521 Maryland


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $130
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: IBCCES/Certified Autism Specialist
  • Certificate Date: 2015
  • Membership: Clinical Social Work Association
  • Member Since: 2008


  • ADHD
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Child or Adolescent


  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Spanish


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Collaborative Problem Solving
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 15 May 2017
Walter S Knauff, MEd, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Silver Spring

Walter S Knauff

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW, LCSW