I like to work with people who find that their usual ways of dealing with problems in their lives are not working as they have before. These problems can involve relationships of all kinds, effectiveness and satisfaction at work, and the changes and stumbling blocks that inevitably come in the course of life. I take an active role in the work; I am not a silent listener. I also want, hope, and expect that YOU will also take an active role in our work and in putting what we learn to use in your life.
In our work, we'll focus on how your feelings- and more importantly, how you deal with your feelings- affect your relationships, your outlook, and your behavior/choices. We'll focus on what and how you want your life to be, and what you may be putting in the way.
I believe that therapy should not only be work- it can be an adventure of discovering who you really are and who you really can be. I bring enthusiasm and commitment to our work, and am committed to your getting all you can from our time together.
Call or Email David S. Rose for a free phone consultation now - (301) 587-5735 x3


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: American University
  • Year Graduated: 1987
  • License No. and State: 02429 Maryland


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $160
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
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David S. Rose's Groups

Men's Psychotherapy Group

This is an open-ended Men's therapy group with a focus on intra- and interpersonal issues. Relationships and interaction in the group are used to understand these issues, and group members are encouraged and expected to be active in working their own issues AND supporting each other. Most group members are seeing me individually, while some see other therapists. An initial individual interview is required.

More about this group


  • Men's Issues- for Men AND Women
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression


  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Internet Addiction
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Gay Issues
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Transgender Identity

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: ASL


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


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transsexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Couples/Imago
  • Eclectic
  • Humanistic
  • Intensive Short-term Dynamic
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2015
David S. Rose, PhD, CGP, Psychologist in Bethesda

David S. Rose

Psychologist, PhD, CGP