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Dr. Samantha Rodman: Rockville Psychologist

About Dr. Rodman

Dr. Rodman is originally from Brooklyn, New York and now lives in Potomac, Maryland with her three children.  She attended Columbia University for her BA, and received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park.  Dr. Rodman has been in private practice since 2009.  Her CV can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.  She is the author of How to Talk to Your Kids About Your Divorce and 52 Emails To Transform Your Marriage. Her blog, Dr. Psych Mom, has a wide following, and Dr. Rodman's writing has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, PsychCentral, Babble, Scary Mommy, and many others.  She has been featured on the Today Show, Nightline, and on many radio shows. She was awarded the Best Psychologist award in the Maryland Gazette in 2016.



Dr. Rodman combines cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, acceptance-based, emotion-focused and insight-oriented techniques based upon the needs of the individual or couple.  Dr. Rodman is collaborative, engaged, enthusiastic, and motivated in session.  She gives homework assignments, which can range from thinking about an issue in a new way to engaging in an entirely new behavior during the week.  Dr. Rodman loves her job and is very committed to her clients.  She enjoys reading and often recommends books to clients, if they find reading to be a  useful adjunct to therapy (see the recommended reading section of this website).   



Dr. Rodman's strengths include her use of humor in session, her non-judgmental and open minded attitude, her direct and honest approach, and her ability to integrate techniques flexibly to meet the needs of the individual or couple.   She is comfortable discussing a range of topics that her clients have found it difficult to discuss with others, even prior therapists, including sexual issues/preferences, abuse history, thoughts they feel are "crazy," and so forth. (Dr. Rodman's weaknesses include that she can run 5-10 minutes late, so be warned!)