About Emily Cook Therapy

About Our Practice

Emily Cook Therapy opened its doors to the DC metro area in summer 2014 and its experienced therapists have been collectively providing clinical therapy services for more than 15 years. We are conveniently located in downtown Bethesda, MD, within walking distance of the Red Line Bethesda Metro station and public/private garage parking.

Meet Our Therapists

Our diverse team of therapists is qualified, experienced, and accepting new clients.

Emily Cook Therapy features diverse mental health professionals, each with her own story and expertise. Our couples therapists, individual counselors, and family therapists provide a safe, comfortable, and trusting environment for healing and growth in our Bethesda, MD counseling office. We know the relationship you build with your therapist is one of the most important factors in achieving positive outcomes from counseling. We prioritize good fit between therapist and client.

Read about us to find out which of our therapists is right for you. Then, read about what to expect from therapy in Bethesda, MD, such as our session fees and how we can help you submit for out-of-network reimbursement. You are also invited to send us a message or schedule a free telephone consultation.

Come, let’s sit together and talk. We’re here to help you make positive, lasting changes and repair and enrich your relationships.

Emily Cook, PhD - Therapist in Bethesda MD

Emily Cook, PhD

  • Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, and Family Therapy
  • Discernment Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling, PREPARE/ENRICH certified
  • Wedding Officiant Services
  • Expertise: Repairing Couples’ Connection, Discernment Counseling, Transition to New Parenthood
Michelle Collins, MS - Therapist in Bethesda MD

Michelle Collins, MS

  • Licensed Graduate Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, and Family Therapy
  • Discernment Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling, PREPARE/ENRICH certified
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Expertise: Couples and Families in Transition, Parenting, Couples in Conflict
Kaitlin Doyle from Emily Cook Therapy

Kaitlin Doyle, MS

  • Licensed Graduate Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, and Family Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling, PREPARE/ENRICH certified
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Expertise: Self-esteem/Self-worth, Relationship Skill Building, Trauma


Caryn Malkus, MA - Therapist in Bethesda MD

Caryn Malkus, MA

  • Licensed Graduage Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, and Family Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling, PREPARE/ENRICH certified
  • Expertise: Infertility and Perinatal Issues, Repairing and Revitalizing Relationships, Healing Self-Esteem and Self-Worth
Colleen McCarron, LCPC

Colleen McCarron, MA

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
  • Individual Therapy and Family Therapy
  • Expertise: Eating Disorders, Depression and Anxiety, Adolescent Mental Health
Jocylynn Stephenson, MS

Jocylynn Stephenson, MS

  • Licensed Graduate Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, and Family Therapy
  • Discernment Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling, PREPARE/ENRICH certified
  • Expertise: Anxiety/Stress Management, Self-Esteem and Identity Concerns, Family Conflict
Anna White - Play Therapist in Bethesda MD

Anna White

  • Licensed Graduate Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Play Therapy, Adolescent Counseling, and Family Therapy
  • Parent Coaching
  • Expertise: Childhood Trauma, Adolescent/Young Adult Anxiety and Depression, Parent Coaching

Ready to get started with Bethesda, MD therapy services? Give us a call, we’re looking forward to hearing from you.