Family Therapy in Gaithersburg, MD

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Jessica Blake Hawke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Whether you are dealing with communication issues with partners or struggling to connect with your family members or feeling helpless about the future, we will work with you to resolve your issues through a strengths based perspective.
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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Elsie Weinstein
Counselor, MA, MS, LGPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
e, pet loss, friend loss, job loss) depression, anxiety, interpersonal and family relations, communication and help with the challenge of being on the autism spectrum.
The decision to begin therapy is never easy; but it is a courageous step on your life's journey. Our current climate is fraught with uncertainty and constant change, which creates stress and anxiety in all of us. I am here to create a safe, nonjudgmental environment to help you on your journey, whether it is stress, anxiety, depression, grief or any other emotion facing you. Working together can alleviate the pressure and strain from these issues. We can face your issues, your needs and/or your goals and I am here to meet you where you are.
(301) 250-1164
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Sharon Khen Life Skills Coaching
MA, CMLC
Specialties: Working through times of transition, Family Coaching, Stress Management Coaching, Confidence Coaching.
I am a Certified Master Life Coach and work with clients to develop practical strategies to manage life challenges. I strongly believe that YOU are the most capable, resourceful, powerful force in your life, regardless of your circumstances, and that YOU have the ability to change your life by realigning your goals and committing to change. I will be your partner on your journey. I will listen, and help you nurture yourself and your plans by using my practical and results-oriented coaching approach.
(301) 945-7020
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Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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Rachel Ama Kwadu
Counselor, LGPC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
Family relationships, postpartum difficulties, transitions, frequent worry, shame and guilt, sadness, immigrant experiences, persistent self-doubt and trauma are some of the things I support individuals through. I provide space to process the psychological stress caused by interactions with people, places and systems that are demeaning, hostile, dismissive and insensitive to minority groups. My clients are able to increase distress tolerance; improve communication and relationships; ​develop assertiveness and autonomy; address family -of-origin challenges; adjust to life transitions; resolve trauma and more.
(240) 213-9208
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Bravo Psychological Group
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
A specific approach to treatment varies from patient to patient, however, our clinicians are trained in cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, interpersonal, dialectical-behavioral, family systems, and mindfulness techniques.
The Bravo Psychological Group provides a number of psychotherapeutic services and life coaching. We value all of our clients and strive to give quality, individualized care. We embrace a philosophy of teamwork and believe that a strong working relationship is based on a trust, understanding, comfort, and respect.
(240) 201-2443
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Mirshelle Edwards
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Identity, school and career stress, trauma, persistent worrying, family relationships, sadness, isolation/withdrawal and shame are my specialty. I facilitate empowering and solution-focused treatment to gain understanding of current cognitive patterns that result in undesired behavior and low mood. My clients learn emotion regulation, assertiveness, effective communication, trauma resolution, positive relationship and behavior change. I target cognitive distortions that are usually responsible for the heightened feeling of catastrophizing, worry, sadness, loss of interest and pleasure, low self-esteem etc.
(301) 781-7942
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Dayle Sterman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
My experience includes advanced training in couples therapy (emotionally focused), family therapy , solution focused therapy, trauma, addictions , and work with family members of substance abusers.
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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Jill Jacobson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Typical challenges that my client bring to sessions include: child behavior problems, sibling dynamics, parent-child conflict, separation anxiety, school problems, transition issues, parental burnout, and family stressors.
Being a parent is the toughest job out there. Even the best parents go through challenging times when they need and deserve extra support. I provide therapeutic parent coaching and counseling, both in person at Kentlands Psychotherapy and virtually. I work primarily with parents of children who are in preschool or elementary school. As a licensed psychologist and parent of three myself, I'm passionate about helping you build your parenting toolbox, connect with your child, and develop coping strategies to work through parenting challenges. I can support you in meeting your parenting goals and raising resilient, thriving children!
(240) 734-3084 x821
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Mary Mahoney
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
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.
(301) 844-6150
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Gaithersburg, MD 20879
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Joanne Bagshaw & Associates
Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We practice systemic therapy, which means that in counseling we consider how your unique biology and psychology— in addition to your relationship, sociocultural, and family -of-origin history—all contribute to your overall happiness.
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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Colleen E. Desmond
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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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Dr. Leda Kaveh
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kaveh & her team sees individuals for a range of issues including anxiety, depression, unsatisfying relationships, LGBTQ issues, overwhelming emotions, self-esteem, academic challenges, family discord, lack of motivation as well as workplace challenges.
Dr. Kaveh is the owner/director of Washington Psychological Wellness. Dr. Kaveh is passionate about helping people live the lives they have envisioned by bringing values of honesty, kindness, humor & compassion to the practice. She works to inspire change, create greater self-awareness & improve one's life. She provides a comfortable and collaborative environment in which you can take risks and explore different ways of thinking, feeling & being. Her aim is to help you gain clarity about the underlying causes of your problems, provide strategies to help you cope & empower you to trust your inner voice & live each day authentically.
(240) 209-9124
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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George Rambert
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Verified
Teenage and adult client explore how relationships, societal and family expectations/roles and experiences affect their mood, behaviors, thoughts reactions, outlook and personhood. I work with clients to gain greater insight and appropriate skills to manage symptoms and undesired patterns. I am skilled and trained in the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder and more. We also process life transitions, relationship challenges, guilt, shame, self-worth, worry, sadness and mood changes, racism and sexism and more. We leverage current skills toward growth and healing.
(240) 222-5434
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Nausheen Khan
Counselor, LGPC, MS, NBCC
Verified
Verified
Feeling disconnected and looking for meaningful connections with family and friends around you? Exhausted being the person who aims to please others, but then silently struggle with pain and resentment alone? Spending hours and days feeling confused, irritated and disappointed because you feel like a fulfilling life is not meant for you? You don't have to let the events of your past define you and expressing your pain does not need to happen in solitude. I have been where you are now and empathize with your pain. I am here to help shed the feeling of helplessness and self-blame that are holding you back.
(301) 701-2049
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Rosa Fakhrai
Counselor, LGPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Are you having a difficult time feeling a sense of peace and calm as you move through your life? Do you find yourself worrying a lot throughout the day or night? Perhaps you or your kids are struggling with the day to day stress of relationships, work, school and life. For some people, anxiety feels like pressure to do everything for everyone, while for others, there is an internal sense of worry. In either case, for both children and adults, counseling can help. I love helping clients learn some specific, creative coping strategies to help you and your family start to feel more balanced, worry less and work toward your goals.
(240) 883-5739
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Lisa M Joy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cognitive-behavioral therapy, strengths-based, person-centered, solution-focused, family -systems, psychoeducation, & meditation are some of these evidence-based practices.
Accepting New Clients! Lisa is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical & a board-approved clinical supervisor. With thirty years of eclectic clinical experience & eighteen years of behavioral health leadership experience, Lisa has helped a variety of people with diverse needs. This includes children, adolescents, adults, families, couples, parents, groups, communities, students, & professionals experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, stress, compassion fatigue, burnout, life changes, & workplace challenges. Empathy, compassion, trust, and unconditional regard are the foundation of the therapeutic relationship with Lisa.
(240) 734-2379
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Daniel C York
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I also see children and adolescents and along with that work I do a great deal of family therapy .
Because I view each client as unique, I approach each case differently. I work from an integrative theoretical orientation and employ strategies from Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamics, Family Systems, and other theories according to the varying needs of each client.
(301) 710-9010
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Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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Hearts In Mind Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
He provides psychotherapy for individuals, family , and groups.
Mr. Williams is a seasoned Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist who utilizes Solution-Focused Therapy, Insight Oriented Psychotherapy, Emotional Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a catalyst for change with his clients. His typical clients struggle with depression, anxiety, love addiction, anger management, attachment issues, divorce/separation, and blended family dynamics. He is able to see individuals, couples and families. He specializes in working with the adolescent to adult male population. Helping them navigate and understand their purpose in life while providing relatable life experiences to their circumstances.
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Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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Emma Mattingly
LPC Intern
Verified
Verified
Managing or eliminating sadness, difficult relationships, military life and its impact, uncontrollable worry, intrusive thoughts, work stress, family stressors, isolation, difficulty concentrating and little interest or pleasure in activities are reasons why clients come to me. They learn how to use solution-focused, dialectical behavior therapy, trauma informed care and cognitive behavioral to manage their difficulties. We will discuss the absence of a parent, the pressures of caretaking, the stress of balancing responsibilities, grief and loss, difficulty in interpersonal relationships, and more.
(301) 477-8097
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Tracy Tsao
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Hi! I am a culturally competent, trauma-informed therapist. My potential clients are looking for someone compassionate who can help them navigate the complexities of their lives. I am dedicated to providing a safe space for my clients to process and reflect on family systems, intergenerational and cultural-related issues and trauma, enmeshment, unhealthy attachment and boundaries, work-life balance and productivity, and/or other relationship conflicts. Self-esteem and self-worth issues, women's issues, avoidant behaviors, and unhealthy thinking patterns are just some of things we may work on in our sessions together.
(301) 478-8419
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.