DARA Psychological Services, LLC

Dr. Ruchi Bhargava

                                                                                                                                                                  

Welcome! I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds including Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals.

Ever feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? Maybe you are struggling with a family relationship or work struggles or facing daily life struggles.  I work with a variety of issues and concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and life transitions like marriage, divorce, career change and work/life balance. I also work with children and adolescents who are having a difficult time adjusting to school, making and keeping friends, having a hard time getting along with family members, or who need help managing symptoms of attention-deficit disorder. I am here to help ease the burden while we work together to find solutions for you and your family members. I provide individual (ages 6+), couples, and family therapy.

                       Services Offered    (Click on each link for more information)

Childhood development is a trying time and children often struggle to understand or properly deal with the changes they’re going through. I work with the child individually and incorporate family therapy on an as needed basis to help the child navigate the difficulties they are facing. I incorporate therapeutic games and activities to make the sessions more fun!

Adolescence is a unique and formative time, with physical, emotional and social changes occurring. I strive to build a strong therapeutic relationship with my adolescent clients and provide a safe therapeutic environment allowing them to feel secure as we tackle some of life's challenges. 

Many people have mental health concerns from time to time. I create a safe space to discuss problems in your daily life, such as at school or work or in relationships. Click on link to see more.

Couples Therapy

Couples therapy is a form of psychotherapy that can help you and your partner improve your relationship. If you are having relationship difficulties, you can seek couples therapy to help rebuild your relationship. I work with couples at any stage of relationship, regardless of marital status, age, race, faith, or sexual orientation.

Nearly all families deal with some sort of problems at one time or another.

Family therapy offers families a way to develop and maintain a healthy way of interacting and relating. I have extensive training in working with families needing to uncover multigenerational complex family dysfunction to families that are simply needing help to find solutions to problematic areas in their day to day functioning. 

Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which a group of individuals with similar issues meet to  describe and discuss their problems together receiving support from each other and the therapist. I offer group therapy services for children, adolescents, and adults.

Contact Dr. Bhargava​

(301) 363-1288

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In addition to being licensed in Maryland, Arizona, and New York; I am a PSYPACT provider. I provide in-person and/or virtual sessions to individuals residing in the DMV and provide virtual sessions to individuals residing in a PSYPACT member state: Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois,  Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah and Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. An updated list of participating states can be found here: https://psypact.site-ym.com/page/psypactmap