Daryl Ellen Gincherman, MS, LCPC, NCC


Adult Individual & Group Therapist | Maryland Board Approved Clinical Supervisor
Location: Silver Spring & Rockville Offices; Teletherapy
240-200-5401 extension 701
Licensed in Maryland and Virginia

Daryl identifies as a relational psychotherapist which is a based on the idea that mutually satisfying relationships with others are necessary for one’s emotional well-being. In this vein, Daryl works with people to help them develop and maintain stable, healthy and secure relationships. Daryl sees psychotherapy as a process of learning about oneself, gaining access to one’s feelings and finding clarity. Daryl helps people learn how to respond effectively to the ongoing life challenges of work, family and relationships and views psychotherapy as not just about dealing with problems or crisis, but also a process of self-discovery. It is about gaining confidence, courage and a belief in you. The goal is to develop greater self-awareness that leads to increased self-confidence and a more fulfilling life. Daryl believes deeply in psychotherapy as a proactive and powerful tool for personal growth and change. She is passionate about helping people find their voice, feel empowered, and assert themselves so they can strive to get what they want from their lives.

Daryl speaks to her practice process and philosophy:

“Early in our lives, we learn adaptive ways of relating with others to keep us as safe and loved as possible. Later in life we may find that these same ways of relating are no longer effective or satisfying. Yet we often find ourselves continuing to inadvertently repeat these old dysfunctional patterns and dynamics. In therapy, you will learn about the unintended behaviors and relational patterns that cause problems in your life and relationships. As you discover the patterns that are getting in your way, you develop healthier ways of coping with life’s dilemmas and learn how to make better decisions for your future. My wish is that you leave therapy with old wounds healed, better life decisions made and confidence in your strength to face life’s challenges.”

Daryl creates a safe, confidential space for people to feel seen, heard and understood. In this environment people are freed to explore their true motivations and potential and find lasting solutions resulting in desired change. Daryl draws on people's innate abilities to make constructive change and work towards personal growth. By partnering with clients, Daryl helps them find ways to effectively advocate for themselves in order to get what they want out of life.

Daryl Ellen Gincherman is currently licensed in Maryland and Virginia.

Education & Certifications:

  • Master’s Degree, Clinical Counseling, Johns Hopkins University
  • Masters Degree, Public Administration, University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelors Degree, Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the states of Maryland and Virginia
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • Gottman Method Level 1 Certification


  • American Academy of Psychotherapists
    • Executive Council Representative
    • Chair, CE Committee
  • Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists: Approved LCPC Clinical Supervisor
  • Chi Sigma Iota - Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International

Workshops, Presentations, and Groups:

  • American Academy of Psychotherapists Mid-Atlantic Conference 2024 – Generation to Generation Workshop
  • American Academy of Psychotherapists Institute & Conference 2023 – Narrative Therapy Workshop
  • 2020 Group Facilitator for The National Institute of Health (NIH) Office of Intramural Training and Education · New York Academy of Sciences- Mental Wellness and Health Webinar