A Secure Base Psychotherapy  

Our Practice

A Secure Base Psychotherapy is conveniently located off Norbeck Road (Route 28) in the northern part of Silver Spring in a tranquil setting surrounded by trees and nature. As soon as you enter our offices, you will notice the peaceful environment meant to help you feel supported and at ease.


Meet our wonderful therapists:


Elissa Levine, LCSW-C

Elissa Levine is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, and a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Social Work. In her work, she uses EMDR, Brainspotting, Emotional Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT), Gestalt Psychotherapy, Bonding Psychotherapy, Awareness meditation, Hellinger Family Constellations, Therapeutic Use of Art in therapy, and Trauma Focused Cognitive therapy.

Elissa is also certified as a Supervisor for advanced social work licensure in the State of Maryland.

Elissa has worked successfully with clients with PTSD, OCD, depression, anxiety, and other disorders that often begin as a result of childhood trauma including sexual abuse and family violence.  In her work as the Program Manager for Counseling at House of Ruth Maryland's Prince Georges County office, she gained expertise in working with victims of domestic violence including helping them to heal from abuse, become empowered, and develop healthy relationships.




Dan Kimes, LCSW-C

Dan Kimes is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, and a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Social Work.  Dan uses a variety of therapeutic approaches including psychodynamic, emotionally-focused, attachment, and Gestalt therapies, as well as awareness meditation in his work with individuals and couples.

Dan has worked successfully in private and community mental health settings with clients having depression, anxiety, loss or grief, trauma, and anger issues. He works well with clients who would benefit from working with a mature male psychotherapist who understands the "professional mind", issues with relationships, and difficulties in developing and maintaining a rich, meaningful, energetic, and joyful life.



Elissa and Dan both have extensive experience helping couples identify the dysfunctional and destructive cycles they find themselves in so that the couple can change their way of relating and strengthen their communication and loving connection.

Both Elissa and Dan also have previous backgrounds working as scientists for many years at NASA (advanced degrees in physical and biological sciences).  They have a deep understanding of the "professional mind" and the issues facing the work and personal lives of professionals.  With their experience, Dan and Elissa are able to to understand and support this unique group of people with compassion and awareness.


New patients are currently being accepted

Major credit cards accepted and reduced fee sessions are available

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A Secure Base Psychotherapy

17003 Barn Ridge Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20906
240-342-2388

elissa2@comcast.net




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