A Practical, Personal, and Collaborative Approach

Welcome to the Rockville Therapy Center LLC!

Our clinic is guided by our core values of evidence-based practice, community orientation, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are dedicated to a strengths-based approach to help you reduce suffering and improve social, emotional, and behavioral health. Our aim is to offer effective therapy that is grounded in scientific research, personalized to your unique identity, and delivered in a practical, collaborative, and culturally sensitive manner.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), the main approach used at Rockville Therapy Center LLC, is a short-term, evidence-based therapy approach designed to improve mental health and well being. Exposure- based CBT helps you to gradually and directly face your fears and other strong emotions. We create a fear hierarchy or ‘ladder’ together from easier to more difficult exposures. Individuals of all ages benefit from learning tools to manage distressing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. CBT sessions are structured to ensure that each and every session is productive. We believe in personalizing CBT based on client identities (e.g., gender, race, sexual orientation, etc.) to increase its effectiveness.

CBT for Kids, Teens, and Adults

Selective Mutism

Selective mutism is an anxiety disorder that impacts school, friendships, and accessing help. Effective therapy involves kids, parents, and schools.

Confident Kids Camp

Discover Confident Kids Camp-DC Metro, a multi-day intensive, therapy program for children with Selective Mutism. Check out our 5-day Summer Camp and 2-day Winter Mini-Camps!

Tics and Tourette's

Tourette Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder most commonly affecting children and teens. CBIT is a short-term intervention to manage tics.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is a unique way to learn and practice skills with others who really "get it." Check out our groups for Teen Social Anxiety and Parent/Caregiver Skills.


To increase education and mental health awareness, We offer a variety of trainings and speaking engagements to schools, clinics, and groups.

Children and Teens

Let's use fun to override the fear! Children and teens can learn coping skills to manage stress in a healthy way, build resilience, and increase bravery.

About Lindsay Scharfstein, PhD

Welcome to Rockville Therapy Center!

I founded the Rockville Therapy Center to provide clients with a practical, personalized, and collaborative approach to therapy, and am dedicated to helping people of all ages achieve their specific mental health goals. I offer skilled diagnosis, psychological treatment, and consultation for Selective Mutism, Social Anxiety, and Tourette Syndrome. I am passionate about promoting mental health equity, increasing access to care, and creating systems driven by anti-racist values.

For more information about our clinic, team, and core values, please visit the About page.