Thank you for taking the first step to make a difference.
My name is Orly Katz. I am a professional counselor in MD and in VA. I am also a maternal child nurse.
My passion for relationships and individual counseling stems from my life’s experience, on the job exposure and advanced continuing education.
My professional background started in the late 1970s as a nurse-midwife in Israel. In 1985, I immigrated to the USA and continued working as a maternal child nurse. Although nursing was rewarding, I felt that my work was missing a vital mental health component, that I believed was integral to a holistic approach that I wished to provide for my clients.
I later obtained an education in counseling, where I focused on relationships and couples. I facilitated support groups for new mothers, new parents, and worked with children and incarcerated women. My work with a diverse population and in different cultures taught me to accept people without judgment.
My pursuit for the most current, research based approaches motivates me to continuously take advanced classes and training, and to read and participate in forums and discussions. This ongoing learning process keeps me updated, while refining and expanding my therapeutic approach.
In my practice, I strive to provide you with the most empathetic, yet objective environment where you feel heard, respected and validated. Together, we will collaborate to customize a plan and provide you with the most tested, up to date tools and techniques to get to your desired wish. Your input and feedback are crucial to our work together.
What sets me apart from other therapists?
Style: My roles as a wife and mother, life experience as an immigrant and professional background all work together by deepening my value and respect for people. I view my clients with great perspective, which allows me to balance an empathetic technique with understanding. With this approach, I am better able to provide clients with direct and straight forward therapy. Clients tend to value this way of “not sugar coating”, or “not hiding behind the bush”.
Clients’ Comments: “This is exactly what I need.”
Specialty: Focusing on relationships and couple counseling, I am known for getting to the root of the issue faster and assisting my clients in customizing the best therapy for them, through educating them on worthwhile, tested approaches. Clients value this method of “nailing it”, or “getting it”.
Clients’ comments: “Coming here is like going to an ivy league school”.
Client Led Discussion: Together with my clients we continue to evaluate the therapeutic process. I guide my clients to set their pace and progress with confidence and trust. They feel empowered.
Clients’ comments: “It feels good, I am hopeful,” and “We have a road map--we are not going to be in therapy forever”.
I look forward to working with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Intimacy-related issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression
LCPC #LC3838 (Expires: 2021-01-01)
She is AMAZING!! What else is there to say? She is perfect for Me, I cannot speak as to how she would fit with someone else, but for Me, the algorithm worked well. As for her competence and expertise, to be able to dispense the clear, concise and helpful advice she gives by phone, no less, is unbelievable. Again, she is Amazing. I am very grateful to have met her.
Orly is the consummate professional, flexible and insightful. I highly recommend.
Orly was helpful and gave the right balance of empathy and advice.
Orly is wonderful in that she is a problem solver- she wants to give you the tools to help yourself and some helpful perspective, but her end goal is that you no longer need therapy. I find that so refreshing when I have felt difficulty in making progress with other counselors.
She's very patient, understanding, and is a great listener.
Absolutely amazing and helps me develop an awareness about myself that now makes me more confident In myself and how to manage certain situations.
Orly has been great in helping me understand boundaries and how to create them for myself. She’s also made me aware of unhealthy communication patterns that I often don’t recognize. Extremely insightful.
Orly Katz is an incredible therapist who is clearly very experienced and passionate about what she does. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is seeking help. My first session with her definitely made me feel more optimistic about how therapy can help me see positive change in my life. Thank you, Orly!
Very helpful and knowledgeable. Understands my concerns and offers relate able advice.
Orly is great and is very empathetic. It was great meeting Orly! Can’t wait to continue with my therapy.
Orly Katz has a good grasp of counseling techniques and knows the right questions to ask. She is friendly and willing to move in a different direction when I need to.
I feel lucky to have Orly as my counselor. She is very caring and can remember everything I said. She can often figure out the root cause after my long, tedious explanation. That's like a Ah-ha moment. Will keep in touch with her as long as I can!
Orly Katz has helped me so much with my anxiety and is helping me learn to manage life’s stresses.
Orly is a good listener and has provided me with good insight on myself and what I'm goin through.
Ms. Katz has been a monumental help for me since I started this process. I can't thank her enough for the things she has taught me that I have started to incorporate into my life.
Very supportive and responds very quickly.
Orly has been nothing but helpful. She is extremely knowledgeable and super easy to talk to! She has an extremely broad perspective and is able to put herself in my shoes in a way that makes me feel like I’m not speaking with a “lay on the leather couch and talk about your problems” kind of therapist. Our conversations are productive and yield results.
She was so helpful to me. Just in our first session, she made me realize something and I made some small adjustments and things so far have been working it's way up.
Felt really good to talk to someone who has pretty good feedback and advice.
Orly is a patient and understanding counselor with the admirable ability to re-contextualize my anxieties in a way that allows me to acknowledge their causes, as well as figure out how to address them.