Mike Rudzinski, LMSW

I am a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) in the state of Maryland and hold a Master’s of Social Work from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. My professional journey includes extensive experience supporting clients from middle school through college on issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, and PTSD. During my tenure at the Catholic University of America, I played a pivotal role in helping college students navigate the stressors of in-person classes and college life as the pandemic waned.

As a therapy intern in a grade school, I provided critical counseling to young students facing a range of challenges, including family and social pressures, anxiety, and grief. My work with asylum seekers gave me a profound understanding of the far-reaching impact of trauma on individuals, their families, and their communities. With every client, I am dedicated to honoring their dignity and unique story while fostering trust through compassionate communication.

I hold a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and have over a decade of experience in communications and photography. Before embarking on my graduate studies, I co-founded a nonprofit dedicated to building orphanages in Eastern Europe, worked for an international development nonprofit, and successfully ran my own business as a freelance photographer. My experiences photographing and interviewing political activists and torture survivors from around the world reinforced my belief in the strength that comes from sharing one’s story and overcoming challenges.

My lifelong fascination with people drives my commitment to helping others through understanding. I consider it a profound privilege to be entrusted with my clients’ innermost thoughts and feelings. Clients have described me as outgoing, warm, curious, and humorous.

Originally from Illinois, I have called the DMV area home for over ten years. I enjoy traveling, spending time outdoors, and am always seeking new hikes and adventures.

Contact Mike directly at MRudz@cohncounseling.com

Mike Rudzinski, LMSW