Joann K. Carpenter, Ph.D

Dr. Joann Carpenter is the
Director of the Bethesda Psychology Group
and has over 25 years of
clinical and research experience.


  • National Institute of Mental Health
  • National Cancer Institute
  • Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Hospital Experience

  • Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital
  • Taylor Manor Psychiatric Hospital
  • Crownsville State Hospital

Biopsychosocial Research

  • National Institute of Mental Health-Biological Psychiatry  Branch
  • National Institute of Mental Health-Mental Health Study Center
  • Children's Hospital National Medical Center
  • Medical Illness Counseling Center

Professional Associations

  • American Psychological Association
  • Maryland Psychological Association


  • American MENSA


  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology Major, Georgetown University
  • Master of Education, Counseling and Guidance, University of Virginia
  • Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, Catholic University of  America
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology, Catholic University of America

Specific Services Provided

  • Marital Psychotherapy
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Family Counseling
  • Medical Illness Counseling
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Stress Management

Psychotherapy for Couples, Families, and Individuals

To schedule an appointment or for more information contact us
301-907-8821 or email

If You Need Help, We're Here for You.

Bethesda Marriage Counseling is conveniently located in downtown Bethesda, Md. We serve the online community as well as communities in Suburban Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia including: Bethesda, North Bethesda, Boyds, Cabin John, Chevy Chase, Colesville, Cabin John, Garrett Park, Gaithersburg, Glen Echo, Kensington, North Potomac, Olney, Poolesville, Potomac, Montgomery Village, Rockville, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Wheaton, Woodley Park, Georgetown, McLean American University Park, Tenleytown, Friendship Heights, Montgomery County 20008 20814 20016 20815 20817 20904 20812 20855 20877 20878 20879 20896 20895 20886 20830 20832 20854 20859 20850 20852 22106 22101 22102 20853 20903 20905 20906 20910 20912 20902

Services at Bethesda Marriage Counseling include: marriage counseling, relationship therapy, couples counseling, premarital counseling, counseling, and psychotherapy for couples and individuals dealing with relationship issues, infidelity, cheating, marriage, communication, conflict resolution, eldercare issues, sexual problems, divorce recovery, infertility, medical illnesses, stress management, life transitions and positive psychology coaching.