“Our greatest glory is not in never falling
    but in rising every time we fall.”  Confucius

Fereshteh "Faye" Darya, Ph.D.

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Dr. Fereshteh Darya is a psychotherapist and a licensed clinical professional counselor serving clients with variety of mental health, relationship, marriage, and emotional issues in the Washington DC metropolitan area.

Certifications and Professional Trainings

State of Maryland requires that counselors who practice for a fee must be registered and licensed with the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists. The Board is mandated to regulate the practice of counseling and therapy by licensing and certifying qualified counselors and therapists.

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) Maryland License #LC2795
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Member, American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Member, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
  • AAMFT Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • AAMFT Couple and Family Therapy
  • DHHS/NIH Advanced Directives
  • Coaching as a tool for Staff Development
  • DDA mandated training, DHMH certification
  • Child Abuse Identification/Reporting
  • Domestic Violence Awareness


  • Ph.D., Human Services with specialty in Family and Marriage Services, Capella University
  • M.A., Counseling and Personnel Services with specialty in Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Maryland
  • B.S., Psychology, University of Maryland