Richard 'Pinny' Roth, LCSW-C

About Me

If you have already perused through my website, you may be able to tell that I am a passionate person! Particularly, about finding the strengths in others and helping cultivate their inner goodness to change themselves and their relationships. 

When we meet, you’ll first notice my easy-going relatable personality as well as my sense of humor.

As a therapist, I feel blessed to have these qualities that help hasten my clients readiness and comfort to engage in therapy. 

As we work together, you will notice my additional knack for discovering links and patterns. I can help you zero-in on common features from your past and present and weave together a tapestry that offers valuable insight into yourself and your relationships. 

Richard Pinny Roth on rocks smiling
pinny roth oy vey emoji

I started off in a different career…

When a stereotypical Jewish mother suggests you become a therapist instead of a doctor or lawyer pay attention! Empathy, caring for others, and insight, always came natural to me and I guess my mother innately noticed this. 

I eventually graduated from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work in New York City with my master’s degree and then… became a rabbi- a Jewish mother’s nightmare. Oy Vey! frum therapist

I then spent 5 years as a community rabbi in San Diego, CA where I honed my pastoral counseling skills, deepened my understanding of people, and realized how comfortable people were confiding in me and trusting my guidance.

I also had many opportunities to sharpen my skills of explaining deep and difficult concepts in an easy to grasp manner which is immensely helpful in my clinical practice.

The pivot

In 2018, a discerning mentor of mine invited me to join his busy therapy practice.

To further my skills, he shipped me off to Connecticut to be trained by master EFT instructor, George Faller. I initially became certified at the EFT externship level and then returned for certification of EFT Core Skills.

Once completed, I officially moved on from community work and pivoted full-time to clinical therapy. 


For more about my approach see the About The Process page.

How else do I keep busy?

I like to quip that when I’m not in my office caring for my “outpatient” caseload, I’m at home with my wife caring for our “inpatient” caseload, namely, our four energetic and fun boys.


With the surplus of milliseconds I have to spare, I enjoy playing basketball, guitar, following my NY Knicks, listening to stand-up comedy, and drinking too many lattes from my Breville Oracle.  

Now, let’s get serious

Allow me to be open and honest.

It took 26 years for my own dormant emotional issues, which I never knew I had, to surface.

Frankly, I was shocked and confused as to who I really was. It was frightening for me to call a therapist. Admittedly, I only made the call because my struggles were also affecting my fiancé.

I jumped right in and guess what? I didn’t like it! 

It took even more courage to try another therapist, but that saved me and my marriage and I am forever grateful.

I sincerely hope that you find the right therapist on the first try, and if not, that you draw from your own willpower to continue and seek a better you.

pinny roth smiling in sunset

Nothing to lose, but 15 minutes


If 15 minutes can save you 15% on your car insurance, imagine what a 15-minute consult-call with the right therapist can save you?

How about well-being? Better relationships? Happiness?

My goal is that you live your best life possible 


If what you’ve read here resonates, it’s certainly worth your time to attain your best life possible…

Complete the form below or call/text me at:

301-338-6353

About Me

If you have already perused through my website, you may be able to tell that I am a passionate person!

Particularly, passionate about finding the strengths in others and helping cultivate their inner goodness to change themselves and their relationships. 

Richard Pinny Roth on rocks smiling

When we meet, you’ll first notice my easy-going relatable personality as well as my sense of humor. As a therapist, I feel blessed to have these qualities that help hasten my clients readiness and comfort to engage in therapy. 


As we work together, you will notice my additional knack for discovering links and patterns. I can help you zero-in on common features from your past and present and weave together a tapestry that offers valuable insight into yourself and your relationships. 

I started off in a different career…

When a stereotypical Jewish mother suggests you become a therapist instead of a doctor or lawyer pay attention! Empathy, caring for others, and insight, always came natural to me and I guess my mother innately noticed this. 


I eventually graduated from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work in New York City with my master’s degree and then… became a rabbi- a Jewish mother’s nightmare. Oy Vey! frum therapist

pinny roth oy vey emoji

I spent 5 years as a community rabbi in San Diego, CA where I honed my pastoral counseling skills, deepened my understanding of people, and realized how comfortable people were confiding in me and trusting my guidance.

I also had many opportunities to sharpen my skills of explaining deep and difficult concepts in an easy to grasp manner which is immensely helpful in my clinical practice.   

The pivot

In 2018, a discerning mentor of mine invited me to join his busy therapy practice.

To further my skills, he shipped me off to Connecticut to be trained by master EFT instructor, George Faller.

I initially became certified at the EFT externship level and then returned for certification of EFT Core Skills.

Once completed, I officially moved on from community work and pivoted full-time to clinical therapy. 


For more about my approach see The Therapy Process page.

How else do I keep busy?

I like to quip that when I’m not in my office caring for my “outpatient” caseload, I’m at home with my wife caring for our “inpatient” caseload, namely, our four energetic and fun boys.

With the surplus of milliseconds I have to spare, I enjoy: playing basketball, guitar, following my NY Knicks, listening to stand-up comedy, and drinking too many lattes from my Breville Oracle.  

Now, let’s get serious

Allow me to be open and honest.

It took 26 years for my own dormant emotional issues, which I never knew I had, to surface.

Frankly, I was shocked and confused as to who I really was.

It was frightening for me to call a therapist. Admittedly, I only made the call because my struggles were also affecting my fiancé. 

I jumped right in and guess what? I didn’t like it! 

It took even more courage to try another therapist, but that saved me and my marriage and I am forever grateful.


I sincerely hope that you find the right therapist on the first try, and if not, that you draw from your own willpower to continue and seek a better you.

Nothing to lose, but 15 minutes


If 15 minutes can save you 15% on your car insurance, imagine what a 15-minute consult-call with the right therapist can save you?

How about well-being? Better relationships? Happiness?

Pinny Roth headshot smiling

My goal is that you live your best life possible 

If what you’ve read here resonates, it’s certainly worth your time to attain your best life possible.

Complete the form below or call/text:

301-EFT-6353


"Professional, reliable, capable, creative, and extremely sincere. I had the opportunity to work with Pinny on various projects. He presents a balanced blend: industrious yet easygoing, assertive yet endearing, confident yet humble. He has a solid grasp of individuals and human nature."

- Dr. David Lieberman, NY Times Bestselling Author & Leading Behavioral Expert