Last edited 10/26/2022

Carla LesterLCSW

Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Carla Lester Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

Learn more about my:

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I take a person-centered and strength-based approach to therapy. I meet all my clients where they are and don't force them to be where I think they should. I am very eclectic but lean toward cognitive behavioral therapy and what is traditionally known as non-directive therapy. Non-directive does not mean "without direction." I will sometimes walk behind you, ahead of you, and most definitely walk beside you.

What does a first session with you look like?

Our sessions are a journey of self-discovery. Your experience is uniquely your own. You will leave each session knowing that you are not alone. I will walk with you as we navigate whatever challenges are presented without judgment or bias. I will allow you the time and space you need and deserve to figure things out.




LGBTQIA related issues

In-Network Insurance


UnitedHealthCare (UHC)


Cigna EAP


Oscar Health


Individual Therapy$95


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)


  • Maryland, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 15937



Frequently Asked Questions About Carla Lester, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Carla Lester, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Carla Lester accepting new clients?

Yes, Carla Lester is accepting new clients.

Does Carla Lester accept insurance?

Yes, Carla Lester accepts insurance, including AvMed, Cigna EAP, Optum, Oscar Health, UMR and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

Does Carla Lester offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Maryland can book Carla Lester for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Carla Lester offer online therapy?

Yes, Carla Lester offers online therapy to people in Maryland.

How quickly can I see Carla Lester?

Carla Lester typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Carla Lester speak?

Carla Lester conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Carla Lester online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Carla Lester online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.