Caron Starobin , LCSW, MSW

Social worker, Supervisor, Therapist in private practice

Individual, couples, group, family therapy for people living with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and autism.

Clinical Social Worker
Starobin Counseling

Suite 104
3413 Olandwood Court
Olney, MD 20832

Fax: (240) 722-6591
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Caron Starobin

Caron Starobin's early lessons in family systems thinking began around her kitchen table, and in the family market and restaurant. She learned all of the basics from her Italian-American grandparents and great grandparents growing up on the South Side in Des Moines, Iowa. Caron first discovered social justice work in the dance studios and creative dance spaces of Minneapolis, MN in the 1990s. She guided children and adults with a range of emotional and behavioral abilities in exploring their personal potential and collective power through movement and dance in schools, dance studios, and community centers. Before earning her MSW at the University of Maryland in 2000, Caron Starobin was a professional dancer from 1990-1998 and earned her certification in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis in 1994 at The Ohio State University. Ms. Starobin's professional work in family therapy began when working with children and families at risk of abuse and neglect and homeless teens with a family preservation program in Minneapolis, MN in the late 1990s. Following graduate school Ms. Starobin worked with children and families managing HIV/AIDS at Childrens National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Ms. Starobin joined the Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) in Rockville, MD in 2001. At JSSA Ms. Starobin supervised therapists, facilitated a Clinical Process Group to support therapists' clinical work with children, adolescents, and families, and provided family systems consultation for therapy cases. Currently, Ms. Starobin provides Individual, Family, Couples, and Group Psychotherapy for adolescents, adults, and families in her private practice in Olney, MD, outside of Washington, D.C. Ms. Starobin has experience working with gender non-conforming youth, parenting issues, divorced parents striving to co-parent effectively, chronic illness, and autistic children, adolescents, and young adults transitioning to college or the workplace. Ms. Starobin is a PEERS® Certified Provider and specializes in Social Skills Groups for adolescents and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Social Anxiety, and social communication challenges. Ms. Starobin studied at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family from September 2013-June 2014 and is currently studying Relational Life Therapy with Terrence Real and working towards RLT Certification.

AFTA Membership Information

Member since 2017

Professional Roles

Social worker, Supervisor, Therapist in private practice

Therapeutic Approach / Theoretical Model

Bowen Family Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Group Therapy, Narrative Therapies, Psychoeducation, Relational Models

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