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Orly Zimmerman-Leizerov

Early Childhood Specialist and Therapist

Orly Zimmerman-Leizerov, LCSW-C, is a highly experienced early childhood specialist and therapist at Growing Minds, Center for Children and Family Therapy, in Rockville, Maryland. In addition to individual and family therapy, Orly leads social skills groups and provides preschool mental health consultations, as well as coaching and training for educators and parents. She has over a decade of experience working with children ranging from infancy through adolescence, and families in every form and of all cultural backgrounds including LGBTQA+, BIPOC, and neurodivergent communities. Her approach combines holistic, expressive, playful, and strengths-based modalities to assessment and intervention. Orly is certified in Theraplay, SPACE, TF-CBT, and Animal Assisted Therapy, and is a Maryland State Clinical Supervisor.


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