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Mahlet “Mahi” Alemnew provides clients with a nonjudgmental, empathetic, and safe space to help them improve their quality of life and their greater well-being. She practices from a culturally informed structure, acknowledging social circumstances and the experience of individuals in their everyday interactions. She enjoys working with a diverse range of clients, assisting them in addressing different challenges in their lives, and empowering them to identify a variety of coping skills to take on their difficulties. She enjoys assisting clients overcome relationship issues, trauma, anxiety and depressed mood, among other concerns. She wholeheartedly believes that therapy and the therapeutic relationship she builds with clients provides a space to make healing, self-awareness, and personal growth more attainable.

Mahi received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology, and her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Towson University. Mahi specializes in working with adults and couples. She practices using Person-Centered, Solution-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness modalities. She feels passionate about increasing her clients’ sense of belongingness while exploring different aspects of their identity. She has a deep understanding of Ethiopian and immigrant experiences. Mahi is allied with the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities.  She works with many clients from these communities to treat cultural and individual trauma experiences. Mahi is bilingual in Amharic, and able to serve clients whose primary or only language is Amharic.

Mahi enjoys spending quality time with family and friends and trying new foods.


Mahlet specializes in counseling for:

Other Areas of Concentration

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety & Stress
  • Ethical Non-Monogamy, Kink, and Poly
  • High Performance Careers
  • Immigration
  • Marginalized Communities
  • Post Traumatic Stress and Other Trauma
  • Women’s Issues


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic


  • Individual Counseling

Age Groups

  • Adults

Here's Mahlet's general availability and billing information.

Billing & Availability

  • Weekdays

    • Afternoons
    • Evenings
  • Weekends

    • Afternoons
  • Telehealth States

    • Maryland [MD]

Billing & Insurance

In-Network provider under Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maryland for most clients who have a Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance plan in the DC, MD, and VA area.

Out of Network provider for all other insurance plans.

Able to provide Superbills for clients to submit to their insurance company for reimbursement. If you have Blue Cross Blue Shield and live outside of the DC, MD, and VA area, please check with your insurance on any potential coverage restrictions prior to beginning therapy.

Here are some of Mahlet's professional credentials.



  • MD License #LGP10085
  • Supervised by Linda Wilkens, LCPC, MD License- LC1936