Call Us At (646) 780-8278
All Days 9:00 to 5:00
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116 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011
Imara Counseling Services, LLC
David I. Defoe
Mental Health Counselor, LCPC, NCC

Verified by Therapy For Black Men
(240) 581-1500
Primary Location
8101 Sandy Spring Rd
Suite 224
Laurel, Maryland
United States

Accepting new clients?: Yes
Remote therapy available?: Yes
Can prescribe medication?: No

Office Hours: Sun-Friday 9 am - 9 pm

License(s): LC6147-Maryland
Years in practice: 11

Cost per session: $150 to $210
Sliding scale pricing offered?: No
Free initial phone consultation?: No
Free initial face to face consultation?: No
Payment methods accepted:
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • Health Savings Account
  • Mastercard
  • Square
  • Venmo
  • Visa
  • FSA
  • HSA

Insurance types accepted:
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CareFirst

    Insurance Note: Presently our therapists are only in network with BCBS/CareFirst. We can provide super-bills for insurance reimbursements to other carriers, but each client will need to submit those receipts on their own. Clients are responsible for session costs at the time of service.

    • Individuals
    • Couples
    • Family

    Age specialty:
    • Children (6 to 10)
    • Preteens and Tweens (11 to 13)
    • Adolescents and Teenagers (14 to 19)
    • Adults
    • Elders (65+)

    Faith Orientation: I offer special insight to clients of the Christian faith.

    Communities I am allied with or for which I have experience supporting clients:
    • NFL
    • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
    • Professional Athletes
    • Racial Justice Allied

    I offer special insights for client's of the following ethnicity:
    • Black

    Languages spoken:
    • English

      ***To get in contact with us, or to request an appointment with one our our therapists please visit our website ( and submit a contact form through our site, many times the forms submitted on this page go to spam and we miss them***

      Why struggle through life's challenges alone? Get Help Today. We believe that each individual client has within themselves the power to change, live their ideal intended life, and maintain satisfying relationships. The counseling experience should provide an environment that is supportive, nonjudgemental, safe, and encouraging. We have been known to challenge our clients to confront their issues, and develop the inner fortitude to deal with life's many challenges.

      If you're dealing with grief from the loss of a loved one, trauma, battling depression, anxiety, stress, and a host of other challenges one of our therapists can help. We have clinicians that see clients ages 6+, couples in all stages of their relationships, and families. Many of our therapists also have a passion for helping men find the emotional support/outlet to deal with their historical traumas, anger, abuse and other emotional concerns.

      Don't delay, have the courage and get in touch with us today. Let us start with you on the journey to being the best you can be.

      • ADHD
      • Adoption
      • Anger Management
      • Anxiety
      • Behavioral Issues
      • Bipolar Disorder
      • Career Counseling
      • Coping Skills
      • Domestic Abuse
      • Domestic Violence
      • Emotional Disturbance
      • Family Conflict
      • Grief
      • Marital and Premarital
      • Men's Issues
      • Relationship Issues
      • Self Esteem
      Other issues:
        Treatment orientation:
        • Adlerian
        • Christian Counseling
        • Coaching
        • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
        • Culturally Sensitive
        • Dialectical (DBT)
        • Eclectic
        • Emotionally Focused
        • Existential
        • Family Systems
        • Gottman Method
        • Interpersonal
        • Motivational Interviewing
        • Multicultural
        • Reality Therapy
        • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

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