About Us

At Next Place Therapy, our skilled therapists provide a kind, understanding, non-judgmental approach in working with you to reach your best results.

The fee for individual and family sessions are $185.00 a session.

We are in-network with all Care first/BCBS plans and our self-pay only/out-of-network with all other insurance plans.

You would contact your insurance to find out what your out-of-network benefits are. You will receive a super bill to submit to your insurance for all sessions to get reimbursed.
Most insurances will reimburse 40-80% of the session fees.

Our client focus are children (ages 2-16) and families, teens. We offer ongoing groups for children, adolescents and preteens, and adults, as well as groups for parent support, adult adoptees, social skills and skill based training, and clinical supervision for licensure and Play Therapy.

Sabra Starnes LICSW, LCSW-C, RPT-S, M.Ed

Using the power of play is so important when working with children families. I have found that using play-based interventions and activities to be very effective in helping children and families to resolve and heal. And it is a way to meet children where they are at developmentally. My areas of specialty are working with birth and adoptive families. I am trained in Therapy and Filial therapy, which uses play-based activities and interventions with families, sand tray, and attachment-based therapies. I am skilled at working with children who are struggling at home and at school.

I am an adoption, attachment, and trauma-competent therapist with 22 years of clinical experience. I am truly passionate and excited about the work that I do. I am continually learning by attending professional webinars and workshops to be able to. As an adoptive mother, I understand the joys and challenges of being a parent. I am non-judgmental but supporting in offering parenting support.

I currently have openings to work with your family.

Please contact me for an initial free 15-minute consultation so that we can discuss how I can help you and your family.

Hi, I am Veltianda Cotton, a licensed level social worker in Maryland. I am passionate about creating a space for healing and growth with all clients I work with.  I am originally from Gary, Indiana, and relocated here to the DMV area.  I received my Bachelors degree in Youth Development from Indiana University, and my Master’s in Social Work from Howard University in 2020.  I have a background in leading psychotherapeutic groups for coping skills, anxiety and self-care.  I enjoy working as a social worker working with children, teens and their families.  I joined Next Place Therapy Services Group practice in November 2022 and happy to be here to work with cliens offerin indivudal, family and group therapy using expressive interventions and techniques.

Tahja-Rae Dickenson is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker who has worked with individuals and families in different therapeutic settings. She received her Bachelor of Science in Clinical/Counseling Psychology in 2018 and her Masters in Social Work in 2020.

Tahja-Rae is passionate about working with children through  to adulthood. Her experience includes working with clients who have autism, life stressors, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and hospice care.

She offers a holistic approach to counseling by addressing mental, emotional, physical, and social needs. She is enthusiastic about offering a judgmental-free space so that you can be heard, feel validated, and empowered for new beginnings.

Tahja-Rae believes there is something to learn from every connection and interaction.