Counseling Center

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church values physical, spiritual, and mental health.  For that reason, we have a counseling center consisting of two in-house counseling professionals:

Patricia Corbey, SNJM 

We welcome Pat Corbey, SNJM, who joins us at CLC as the new child and family therapist at the Bethesda Therapy Center. Pat holds B.A. and M.S.W. degrees from the University of Maryland. She has been in private practice since 1988, specializing in individual and family therapy with expertise in areas of depression, substance abuse, divorce, anxiety, academic and developmental problems of children and adolescents. Pat is a sister in the Catholic church and brings with her a rich spiritual journey. She is excited about her move to CLC and working with us in the integration of theraputic models and the use of prayer and the spiritual healing models of Jesus. 


Pat’s Phone: 301-652-5160 (Ext. 7)

Pat’s E-mail Address: pacorbey(at)




Brian Depenbrock, LCSW-C 

Brian Depenbrock, LCSW-C, is a clinical social worker in private practice at Christ Lutheran Church. He received his BA from the University of Maryland and his MSW from the Catholic University of America. he has addressed the impact of depression on couple and families through numberous channels including D/ART (Depression Awareness, Research and Treatment – NIMH) presentations to clinicians and policy makers. He has been active in a collaborative effort with DRADA (Depression and Related Affective Disorders – Johns Hopkins University.) He has appeared on programs such as Dateline NBC, Good Morning America and the Emmy-nominated HBO documentary Dead Blue: Surviving Depression. Since 1998, he has participated in the “Intimacy and Depression” project co-sponsored by the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists and the National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association. In the project, mental health professionals have conducted “town hall” meetings in selected cities, discussing depression and its impact on the individual, the couple, and the family. 

Brian’s Phone: (202) 550-8810

Brian’s E-mail:  brianjd17(at)