TELETHERAPY AVAILABLE. I describe my style as gentle, yet honest. I use techniques that are logical, well studied, and effective in bringing about desired changes. I bring over two decades of education and experience and offer a supportive, confidential, and non-judgmental place to deal with challenges. I especially love working with couples and am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Are you struggling? Do you need support? I’ll work to meet you where you are, no matter what stage of life you’re experiencing. I have experience working with children/adolescents/teens, and I also worked with adults experiencing trauma and a variety of other mental health challenges such as relationship problems, anxiety, and depression. Whatever challenge you’re troubled with, I will work with you by creating a SAFE SPACE. I collaborate with you, assisting you towards your goals. My approach is to listen and understand, and I will work to support you unconditionally, without judgement, and with empathy. You deserve a safe space.
TELETHERAPY available. Are you struggling to improve feelings about yourself and your relationships? Sometimes the stresses of daily living are hard to manage. You may be struggling with anxiety, sadness, depression, addiction or grief. I can help you navigate through tough times. I offer individual and couples therapy to help you get "unstuck", find new ways to cope, & improve communication and intimacy in your relationships. In therapy you learn to overcome obstacles that interfere with happiness. We identify strengths and patterns of behavior that interfere with achieving happiness to help you enjoy life and relationships
Experiencing a heavy heart of pain with fear, shame, guilt, or loneliness can keep one from receiving a life of joy. So many times, one is ready to lay that burden down, but they are unsure of how to free themselves from the hurt. There is a process that can help anyone who is ready for a change. My clients say they have experienced me as non-judgmental and caring. They can bring anything into a therapy session as I have a way of understanding and helping them to find answers to their hurts in a place where they feel safe.
Are you feeling off-center, frustrated, overwhelmed, stuck? Want support in balancing the challenges in your life? Does negativity or anger undermine healthy relationships within your family? Maybe you wish for more effective ways of communicating, or the means to improve your outlook and energy level. Are you experiencing divorce, or the loss of a loved one, and need assistance in moving through the grieving process? Are you in the throes of a major life transition or crisis? I will assist you in developing insight, understanding, and strategies to address your particular issues and help you move toward overall well-being.
Looking for relationship help? To relieve the pain or find better ways to manage? The "secrets" of dealing skillfully with difficulties, differences and hurts, are not really secrets: you CAN learn these and many more relationship skills if you are curious, motivated and persistent. I'd like to help you: a) address and relieve your most pressing problems, b) set clear, realistic goals, and c) learn to avoid a tremendous amount of headache and heartache in the future. Our collaboration may yield a lifetime of benefits.
Murray Kramer has been a holistic psychotherapist for over 30 years. He graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from City College of New York in 1967. He went on to study Folklore and Folklife at the University of Pennsylvania, and received an M.A. in 1970. He then became intensively involved Zen meditation, and was in residence in Zen centers for 17 years. His approach to working with children, adolescents, adults and families, is to start with where the individual is, and to bring to bear psychodynamic principles, within a supportive, open space encouraging insight and healing.
I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and I work closely with you to develop a treatment plan geared toward your individual needs. My goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment where you can begin to understand yourself and your situation and make changes as you face life challenges.
Recommended by the Washingtonian Magazine as one of the Washington DC area's top trauma therapists, Tom Golden LCSW has been helping people move through crisis for over 25 years. Tom works with men, women, couples and children helping people find stability in the chaos whether the chaos is related to divorce, death or some other life crisis. His book Swallowed by a Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing expressed the idea that each of us have a healing gift that is often overlooked or misunderstood.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, RPT , CCTP
I'm a bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with over 26 years of treating children, teens, adults and families in private and public settings. I work with individuals with complex trauma, and personal histories of neglect/abuse. Addressing family systems issues like, parent/child relational issues, family reunification and ineffective/ inadequate parenting skills, and insecure attachment. Implementing evidence based practices and mindfulness techniques to achieve individualized treatment goals. I provide treatment to Spanish speaking individuals/ families.
Hablo tu idioma! I am a bilingual therapist with a deep passion to help and empower others. I see myself as an agent who influences and fosters change, growth and healing. I use different therapeutic modalities that fit the needs of my clients, and when clients welcome Biblical and Christian principles, I also include them as a foundation to enhance the counseling process. I have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with symptoms of depression, maternal mood disorders, various forms of anxiety, trauma, anger, relationship issues, adjustment and acculturation.
Washington Psychological Wellness is passionate about helping people live the lives they have envisioned by bringing values of honesty, kindness, humor and compassion to the practice. Therapy can inspire change, create greater self-awareness and improve one's life and relationships. Our clinicians provide a comfortable and collaborative environment in which you can take risks and explore different ways of thinking, feeling and being. Our aim is to help you gain clarity about the underlying causes of problems, provide strategies to help you cope and empower you to trust your inner voice and live each day authentically.
We started our company, ABC Therapeutic Solutions, with the goal of providing the best quality and empirically proven therapy possible. Dealing with stress, depression, anxiety, impulsivity, family or relationship conflict and other mental health symptoms, can have a serious impact on your health. Our mission is to help you find a balance that meets your emotional, psychological and physical needs. At your pace, with your success being our only goal.
I have more than 20 years experience working with pre-teens, adolescents and adults. Using individual and family therapy I help clients develop coping skills for dealing with ADHD, anxiety, depression and stressful life events. I particularly enjoy doing psycho-education and teaching parenting skills to parents of children/adolescents with ADHD.
Welcome! I hope this information will encourage you to take the next step toward personal wellness. Whether you have experienced a sudden unexpected event or an ongoing issue that causes you difficulty, I will partner with you to set self-defined goals, examine alternatives, and work toward solutions. In an environment of support and acceptance, we will walk the journey of self-discovery, personal growth, the process of change, and relationship enhancement. As a Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Co-occurring Disorders Professional, I provide compassionate treatment to individuals, couples, and families.
I work with adolescents,adults, and couples using the Family Systems approach by considering individual relationships between family members in the context of the whole. This means that I take into account my clients' emotional and relational history, in addition to observing present interactions. This collaboration of information from both the past and present is important in helping each person realize that he/she contributes to the way his/her life functions. It is my goal to help individuals recognize the impact of their unique roles in the family so that they may improve the quality of their interpersonal relationships.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Are you struggling with relationship issues or a life transition? Feeling anxious or depressed? I offer therapy in a safe, warm, non-judgemental environment. There are so many influences in this world that shape the way we think about ourselves and others. Sometimes our thinking has become so negative that it is hard to see our situation as hopeful or positive. I see therapy as a collaborative effort between the therapist and the client. No matter what you are struggling with, I can help you make a fresh start and renew your thinking, and make positive changes!
Welcome. Therapy is a place to reflect on your life, relationships, and behaviors. It is a place, free of judgement and biases where you and I will work together to understand what motivates your choices and behaviors. We will discover your unique goals and individual path to a more peaceful and fulfilled life. Together, will work towards change by managing unwanted thoughts and behaviors and identifying coping strategies to help you navigate a variety of life's challenges.
My goal is to facilitate your healing, growth, and transformation. Rooted in the psychodynamic orientation, my therapeutic approach is "active eclectic", utilizing cognitive behavioral, Adlerian, and solution-focused interventions. I facilitate change by helping clients understand the underlying reasons why they feel conflicted and by helping identify patterns of behavior that are keeping them stuck. Together we work to develop new ways to respond to present day challenges.
My office remains open for in person appointments throughout the pandemic, For the latest in appointment availability and wait list times, take a moment and visit my website at www.guidingprinciplesllc.com! Guiding Principles Counseling Services was founded on the belief that people can change, and must tap into their inner strength and moral compass to guide them toward change. Here at Guiding Principles I foster a warm, comfortable, compassionate and nonjudgmental environment, where a client can begin to emotionally unpack his/her concerns, and leave with specific cognitive behavioral tools to utilize in their everyday lives.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Gaithersburg are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Gaithersburg then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Gaithersburg specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.