My Approach to Therapy


Let's Talk

I’m glad you are here.

I strive to bring a warm, nurturing, honest and straightforward approach to our work. My goal is for you to feel at ease as we navigate this journey together.

Hesitant about seeking therapy? I welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your concerns and help you figure out next steps.


About Me

I truly believe the right "fit" between a client and therapist is the key to successful therapy.  It is my job to attune to your needs and create a safe place, with you, to explore.


Ready? Let's Go.

I’m really glad you’ve chosen to find a therapist.  As a clinical social worker with years of experience working with clients and their families, I appreciate the opportunity to assist you with whatever may be causing you distress in your life.

Individual Therapy Services

Gender Identity Exploration


I have special interest and expertise in working with those who express their gender in non-traditional ways.


Kids, Tweens and Teens


Offering an authentic connection to kids, tweens and teens in therapy is one of my specialities. 

Trauma Informed Care


I am honored to provide trauma-informed therapy to all of my clients.  

We will co-create a calm and safe place within which we'll strengthen your resilience to better manage tough emotions and experiences.

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I'm looking forward to connecting with you soon.

Lissa Mantell, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW

8701 Georgia Avenue Suite 403, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

(301) 960-8546