Marissa Josiah, LCPC

Marissa Josiah, LCPC


Phone: (240) 630-4099

Locations: Bethesda, MD | North Bethesda, MD | Towson, MD | Columbia, MD

Marissa Josiah is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience serving couples and families. She has studied researched-backed models in the couples therapy field (Gottman, Imago, etc) and has advanced experience treating trauma. Marissa specializes in helping couples who are fighting all the time, have experienced infidelity, past or on-going trauma, and couples who have lost that “spark” for each other.

Meet Marissa Josiah:
“Couples often start to feel their marital tension in a different way as their level of emotional disconnection gets wider and wider. Sometimes it’s simple fights about finances that seem more contemptuous or it can be something shocking like the revelation of an affair. For over 15 years I’ve been helping couples and families find their way back to each other and heal their relationships. My approach is an eclectic combination of some of the best research in the couples therapy field combined with advanced study and experience with trauma and emotional connection. I walk couples through safe ways to emotionally uncover and cleanse past and ongoing resentments. I help couples rewrite their story by discovering meaning and strength you may not have been aware existed. I believe marriage is a crucible for personal growth and self-development and my hope for you is a lasting, intimate, and thriving partnership. I became a therapist because I had the desire to help couples walk this path.”

Lori Shapiro, LCSW-C, LICSW

Lori Shapiro, LCSW-C, LICSW


Phone: (240) 600-0175

Locations: Bethesda, MD | Washington, DC | McLean, VA

Lori Shapiro is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has made helping couples and families her specialty for 20+ years. Her areas of expertise include helping couples overcome infidelity, couples who are “fighting all the time,” and couples who have seen their relationship spark grow stale.  Lori is LGBTQ friendly as well as alternate lifestyle friendly. In addition to being a couples specialist with multiple relationship-focused trainings, Lori is also an AASECT certified sex therapist and is comfortable helping couples explore intimacy and connection.

Meet Lori Shapiro, LCSW-C:
“I like to keep in mind that couples coming in for relationship counseling often arrive both hopeful and fearful at the same time. The distress of our most intimate relationship can cause tremendous anxiety and maybe even despair. I want you to know that whether your relationship has hit a major crisis or just needs a tune up, I’m at home. For over 20 years I’ve been helping families and couples reconnect by rediscovering and building on the strength they make together. Great couples counseling is an art form and I work hard to facilitate an environment that allows for creativity and growth, not a one-size-fits-all approach. My clients describe me as authentic, optimistic, and always fully engaged. I work with you to help relieve the stress weighing on your relationship and help you feel more connected, intimate, and at peace.
I’m very passionate about my work and it brings me great satisfaction when people tell me I’ve provided them with a safe place to heal and connect.”