A Practical, Personal, and Collaborative Approach


Rockville Therapy Center LLC is 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, the unique aspects of who you are, and is delivered in a practical, personalized and collaborative way.

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.

Contact us today for services for Selective Mutism, February and August Confident Kids Camp DC MetroTics and Tourette’s, and Group Therapy for Teen Social Anxiety and to schedule a 15-minute no-cost phone consultation.

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CBT for Kids, Teens, and Adults

Selective Mutism

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

Confident Kids Camp DC Metro for Selective Mutism

Confident Kids Camp-DC Metro is a 5-day intensive, therapy program to help kids with Selective Mutism prepare for the new school year. Mini-camps are coming soon!

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, Improv for Teen 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 my patients 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 me and my background, please visit my About page.