Couples Counseling Therapists in Gaithersburg, MD

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Lisa Isenman
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
I practice a range of evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for adults and teens and the Gottman Method for couples to help you achieve positive change in the way that works best for you.
Sometimes life's challenges can seem overwhelming. If you are suffering from anxiety and/or depression or feel you are otherwise not thriving, I would love to support you. I offer a balance of empathy, compassion and warmth with a proactive, strengths-based and personalized approach to help you identify your goals and create positive and lasting change.
(301) 719-5366
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Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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Amy Tindell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
Therapy is a relationship built upon trust and safety.
Loneliness and anxiety are pervasive in our society today. Many of us feel overwhelmed with the stressors of daily life and that overwhelm is compounded by depression, anxiety, past trauma, abuse, or current marital and parenting difficulties. We long to not feel alone anymore and to talk with someone who can understand and help.
(240) 261-0227
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Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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Jessica Blake Hawke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Our philosophy strives to help you work through any barriers to optimum living, such as stress, relationship issues, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, as well as grief and loss.
My approach to healing is compassionate and pragmatic as well holistic which includes being attentive to the mind and body. I am fully invested in helping you resolve anxiety and depression and in helping you find contentment in your life and relationships. I will work with you to create a collaborative and individualized treatment plan to treat symptoms of depression, anxiety and other struggles that interfere with daily living. I have experience working with a diverse client base and together we will work to identify current behaviors and introduce coping skills to help with your physical and mental health.
(240) 261-0657
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Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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Carol Keller
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I enjoy working with both couples and individuals and have been trained in many therapy modalities.
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!
(301) 683-5122
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Ruchi Bhargava
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I work with children, adolescents, young adults and adults, including couples and families.
Welcome! I am currently accepting new clients. It may have been hard for you to take this first step in seeking help. I want to ease your mind. I believe that treating the whole person is essential to providing the best care. I provide a multifaceted collaborative approach to treatment and concentrate on an individual strengths. Many times we go through life feeling stuck or in a state of limbo, but when we begin to explore the reasons and underlying issues, it can become clear what exactly is standing between oneself and the goal.
(301) 205-5386
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Atar Stav
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
**CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Has your partner become a roommate instead of a romantic partner ? Do one or both of you lack physical desire for each other? Are you struggling with how to reconnect sexually and regain the intimacy you once shared? Or perhaps you want to work individually, feel empowered, and have more joy and pleasure in your life? Working from a strengths based & holistic perspective, I am skilled at creating a warm + open space to help individuals and couples increase intimacy, navigate changing roles, set boundaries, resolve conflicts, heal trauma, and create satisfying relationships.
(240) 202-2410
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Amy L Hooper
LCSW-C, CEAP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Is your mind spinning with worries and endless "to-do" lists? Are you critical of yourself and you never feel good enough? If you have lost touch with who you really are or what you really want out of life, counseling can help you find yourself. If you are someone who usually takes care of everyone else, let me help you start taking care of yourself as well. My clients are regular, everyday women who struggle with life's overwhelming issues: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self esteem, difficulty being assertive, past trauma, insecurities, people pleasing and difficult life transitions.
(240) 557-3275
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Not accepting new clients
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Zixuan Wang
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Empathy, warmth, and compassion are personal attributes that I bring to my role as a clinical psychologist. My extensive training in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, couples , and family therapies allows me to draw upon an integrative psychotherapeutic framework in helping clients navigate life stressors. I guide clients in fostering a better understanding of self, relationships, and the context in which they live.
(301) 786-5018
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Gaithersburg, MD 20886
Not accepting new clients
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Katherine Redd
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified
Verified
In my work, the relationship between you and I is an important tool.
In our day to day lives, it can be difficult to notice changes in our mood, behavior or relationships and how that shift may be affecting our overall well-being. These changes can be caused by various stressors in our lives. As a therapist, I bring a genuine sense of compassion for the difficulties my clients face, placing great emphasis on building meaningful relationships, transparency, and authenticity. My integrated approach to care utilizes aspects of cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and mindfulness techniques to work towards a patient centered conceptualization of health.
(240) 219-8559
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Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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Sara Giuliani
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Our work will be collaborative, drawing from your strengths and personal goals to create a relationship and space that feels safe, healing, and helpful for you.
Now available during after school hours! Its hard to be a teenager. Often my clients have a desire to better understand themselves and how experiences in their past inform who they are now. They may experience anxiety and depression or feel overwhelmed by stressors in their lives. Oftentimes, they struggle to cope with emotions or day to day stress and can be hard on themselves. I will work with you to process the emotions and beliefs that accompany relationship issues, identity exploration, emotional challenges, or past trauma, so you can move towards a life of fullness and connection with self and others.
(301) 246-2956
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Mechia Sydnor
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I help millennial adults address and manage overwhelming feelings as you are going through different stages of your life such as relationship /friendship issues, anxiety, family changes, life transitions, work stress, self-esteem, etc. I collaborate with you to help you develop a deeper understanding of emotional and behavioral patterns that may be interfering with your quality of life and relationships with others.
(240) 913-8813
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Adika Counseling, LLC
Counselor, LCPC, LPC
Verified
Verified
We collaborate with clients to identify precipitating events, the resulting cognitive, behavioral and emotional impact, responses and reactions of those triggers and strategies to develop the capacity for vulnerability, ability identify, tolerate and find language for feelings, develop relationship skills to increase systems of support and reduce symptoms.
Married individuals, third-culture kids, students and/or working professionals collaborate with us in individual counseling to explore and address the psychological impact of relational experiences, identity, abuse and neglect, sadness, worry, substance use, low self worth, stress from responsibilities, grief and loss, anxiety, unmet needs, life transitions, abuse and more. We are trained and/or licensed to diagnose, guide insight and skill development to mange or eliminate symptoms of substance use, PTSD, anxiety, depression, OCD tendencies, bipolar disorder and more.
(301) 781-7923
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Dayle Sterman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
My practice has been dedicated to helping individuals, couples and families for 25+ years.
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
(301) 852-5582
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Joanne Bagshaw & Associates
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You may feel like you’re the only one experiencing sexual challenges in your relationship , but difficulties like low desire, painful sex, or premature ejaculation are more common than you think. If you’ve been afraid to talk about your sexual challenges, you probably feel alone, overwhelmed, and unsure about what to do. If you’re in a relationship , you and your partner may have stopped talking about sex, deepening the disconnection and feelings of loneliness and shame. Fortunately, there is a way out of this negative cycle, and you can create the sex life and relationship you desire.
(301) 288-3723
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Tina Lightner-Morris
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, DMin, MS, LCPC, NBCC, IAYT-C
Verified
Verified
Consistently we learn that it is "The Relationship " that heals in therapy so pick someone you like and who is on the journey of personal healing too.
Thank You. We will design a healing journey that is uniquely yours! Specializing in trauma resolution and spiritually integrated psychotherapy. Working together considering all factors of mind, body, and spirit. Honoring chronic illness; reviewing your spiritual life or lack of; what you eat or don't; your thoughts and what you are afraid to think; how you move or are unable to move; what you vision for your-Self and what gets in the way. Acknowledging the great mystery of suffering and how to find meaning. Exploring your resiliency and your innate capacity to heal - seeking your strengths and what brings joy and happiness!
(301) 637-0477
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Gaithersburg, MD 20883
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Tamar Barnett
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience working with individuals and couples impacted by chronic stress, anxiety, and relationship disconnection.
If you experience frequent stress and anxiety in your everyday life, you are not alone. Worrying and feeling overwhelmed can leave you feeling exhausted. If you are tired of feeling this way, counseling can help. I will work to understand your needs and to support you, guiding you towards living with more calmness and connection in your relationships. Prioritizing a nurturing and warm environment in the therapy sessions, we can work collaboratively to help you to access your strengths, and to cultivate more self-compassion and greater self-awareness. Our work together can help you to feel more at ease with yourself.
(240) 226-3321
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Miran Dalley
Counselor, MS, LGPC
Verified
Verified
Accepting new clients; virtual and in person available immediately! We help empower women and couples to find their strongest authentic self. Are you are feeling lost in all the different roles in your life? Are you feeling like you have created a life that you thought should make you happy, but you're not? Are you feeling alone in your relationship (s). Are you feeling overwhelmed, on edge and unable to rest or engage in self care? Do you feel like you make everyone else's needs a priority, and yours get lost? Are you feeling too emotional or sensitive? We can help you find fulfillment, contentment and internal strength!
(240) 202-3250
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Jamie West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a former military spouse and mother of 3, I also have insight into the demands of military life.
I want to help people be their best version of themselves. People looking to work through anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and also those wanting to build self esteem and communication skills. I want to help you on your path to awareness and insight so that you have the ability to see issues clearly and work through them with skills you learn in therapy.
(240) 641-0673
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Not accepting new clients
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America Caballero / Integrity Counseling
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
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.
(301) 250-1892
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Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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Colleen E. Desmond
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I feel that establishing a trusting relationship is one of the most important factors in having a successful client/counselor relationship .
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or confused? Are changes or struggles within your family causing you stress? Do you need help navigating a new challenge in your life? Does your child or teen need some support and guidance? Life's journey can be difficult at times and we may need the support of someone to assist us in seeing things from another perspective and finding ways to move forward. I commend you for taking this first step to getting the support you need and deserve at this time in your life.
(301) 683-5447
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Couples Counseling Therapists

Does couples counseling work?

Research shows that couples counseling is effective; it can reduce relationship distress and improve emotional awareness, communication, empathy, intimacy, and overall relationship satisfaction. For example, emotionally focused therapy was found to be effective for about 75 percent of couples, and those benefits lasted at least two years.

When should a couple seek counseling?

Couples can benefit from counseling if they consistently struggle in their relationship. They may have lost the ability to communicate effectively, become entrenched in harmful patterns, begun to fight more than usual, broken the other’s trust, suffered from a mental or physical illness, or faced any number of other challenges. Many therapists offer free consultations, so if a couple isn’t sure whether therapy is necessary, asking directly can provide clarity.

How can I get my partner to go to couples therapy?

The decision to seek couples therapy is often driven by one partner, who then convinces the other to participate. When discussing the idea, the initiator should be direct and assertive. They can state the problems they see and explain how the relationship would benefit from therapy. In more serious cases, they can also explain how their relationship may suffer without making any changes or seeking professional help.

How does a couple prepare for couples counseling?

The anticipation of beginning couples counseling can be difficult—sometimes more difficult than the first session itself. Taking a few moments to reflect can allay those concerns: What are the current challenges? When and how did they begin? What do they want the relationship to look like in the future? Reflecting on these questions can help individuals or couples articulate their goals. Of course, the therapist will also ask questions and guide couples through the process.