Alan L Marcus, PhD, Psychologist in Bethesda
Are you feeling alone, depressed, anxious, or confused? Are you struggling with relationships? Experiencing a lack of sexual desire, struggling with ED, or unable to achieve an Orgasm?. As a Licensed Psychologist, trained and Certified IMAGO & Gottman Relationship Therapist and a Diplomat in Sex Therapy; I can help you. Without judgement, we will talk openly and candidly about all aspects of your life. Together, we will address your concerns by understanding your past, how it effects you in the present and what you want or can do to change the future.
Dr. Marcus focuses on creating a safe and nonjudgmental environment. His approach is one of curiosity, encouraging clients to wonder about themselves, their childhood experiences and relationships they have had. As the story comes together, so does insight and the ability to make changes and see what happens.
Dr. Marcus earned his doctorate in counseling psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia. He has been in practice for over 20 years. Dr. Marcus also conducts workshops on relationships, sex and professional sign language interpreting. To accommodate todays busy professionals, he offers weekend and evening hours.
Call or Email Alan L Marcus for a free phone consultation now - (301) 744-8759


  • Years in Practice: 23 Years
  • School: Temple University
  • Year Graduated: 1991
  • License No. and State: 02965 Maryland


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $170
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

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

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: AASECT/Diplomat in Sex Therapy
  • Certificate Date: 2000
  • Certificate: Institute for IMAGO Relationship Therapy/Advanced Clinician
  • Certificate Date: 2002


  • Infidelity
  • Men's Issues
  • Relationship Issues


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Disabilities
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Alternative Languages: ASL
Religious Orientation: Jewish


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Imago
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength Based


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2017
Alan L Marcus, PhD, Psychologist in Bethesda

Alan L Marcus

Psychologist, PhD