Jennifer Beall, MS, NCC, LCPC, LCADC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
645 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Suite 107, Severna Park, Maryland 21146
Do you feel like you and your partner are just roommates? Do you feel like there is no longer any intimacy in your relationship? Do you struggle with mismatched levels of sexual desire? All of these things are common in relationships, especially long-term relationships. It’s easy to fall into a rut and lose the sense of passion you and your partner once had. You lose track of the things that attracted you to your partner in the first place. Over time, those once-attractive characteristics (and other characteristics you didn’t even know about when you first got together) become an annoyance. You no longer find them as appealing as you once did. But believe it or not, there are things you can
Angela Sarafin, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
316 F Street NE, Suite 212, Washington, District of Columbia 20002
There are unique challenges in romantic relationships that differ from other types of friendship and yet friendship is the basis for most happy couples. I utilize the Gottman Method to assess the strengths and challenges in your relationship and help you explore the differences in your beliefs, expectations, communication styles, etc. After the assessment we will work together to create the therapy goals for your relationship.
Nancy Montagna, Ph. D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
1110 Fidler Lane, #1417, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
There are two most basic fears of intimacy that we all have: one is fear of abandonment, the other is fear of being taken over, of losing my autonomy. In a relationship, people often become polarized with one clinging and the other seeming distant. With awareness of our fears and how to take care of ourselves and each other, we will bring out the best in each other. Everyone knows how to speak and listen, right? Not so. The most difficult skills to learn are to speak self-responsibly about your own experience and to truly listen and understand the other person's experience even when you don't like it. To learn these skills enables love. I can help.
Keith Miller & Associates Counseling
Psychotherapists and Couples Counseling
8605 Cameron Street, Silver Spring , Maryland 20910
Relationship counseling for couples is our primary specialty. How can you tell if couples therapy is right for you? Consider calling if you: * Find it hard to stop criticizing your partner * Feel defensive when asked for something by your partner * Find yourself avoiding your partner or family * Are developing emotional attachments to other potential partners about which you would not want your partner to find out * Are thinking about your partner or your marriage makes you depressed or anxious * Are not able to be sexually intimate with your partner We have relationship experts that will speak with you today.
Deborah Cole, Psy.D.
5525 Twin Knolls Rd. #331, Columbia, Maryland 21045
I generally see each person individually prior to seeing a couple. I do not keep secrets in relationships and make that clear, as that would undermine trust. I use Emotion Focused Therapy with couples to help them reconnect or build deeper connections. This is a structure approach that is one of the most evidence-based methods. We work together to help you find rekindle your love!
Rob Williams, LICSW, CGP, MBA
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
1801 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009
Helping individuals and couples realize more fulfilling and intimate relationships in their lives is a major goal of my practice. Using diferent client-specific approaches, I can help with problems in communication, compatibility, control, and other issues. By using mindfulness practices to focus your attention, you literally change the structure of the brain, re-sculpting the neural pathways that underlie a sense of personal well-being. We improve the quality of our relationships when we improve our ability to perceive the inner workings of our minds. As we become increasingly intimate with the inner workings of our mind, we also develop our ability to understand others.
Jeffrey Crouch, LCSW-C
10632 Little Patuxent Pkwy Suite 313, Columbia, Maryland 21044
I provide marriage and couples counseling. I help couples to improve their communications to reduce arguing and to improve their understanding of each other. I also work with couples going through the pain of an affair. In most cases couples can work through their feelings and have an improved connection. Being a male therapist sometimes can help reluctant husbands/partners feel more comfortable coming to therapy and talking in therapy.
John Rhead, Ph.D., CGP
5560 Sterrett Pl. #205, Columbia, Maryland 21044
Committed and loving connections with a partner are probably the most challenging and potentially healing of all relationships in life. Deep fears of closeness tend to get in the way of realizing such potential, often without being consciously recognized as fears. I help partners in couples to find ways of being gentle and honest with each other and with themselves as they confront and overcome their fears.
Ann Klein, LCSW-C, MSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist
6239 Plaited Reed, Columbia, Maryland 21044
Many couples have difficulties communicating. There may have been an affair or there may be a loss of intimacy. I can teach you powerful ways to respectfully resolve issues, communicate and connect in a safe, nurturing way to restore caring and love. You can learn effective ways to bring healing and forgiveness back into your relationship. Since each couple is unique, I use a variety of approaches, such as, the 'Couples Dialogue' developed by Dr. Harville Hendrix, Emotionally Focused Therapy of Dr. Susan Johnson, research of Dr. John Gottman, among others. I also help premarital couples to avoid pitfalls in their relationship and prepare for a successful long-term relationship.
Philip Kolba, MA
Washington, The District of Columbia 20036
There are countless models of healthy romantic relationships, from monogamous to polyamorous, and unique variations between partners. The scripts for dating and longterm relationships of our parents’ generations may not be applicable to your relationship, and there is no formal education in how to be a good partner or how to identify unhealthy relationships. But there is psychological research that shows that effective communication, emotional openness, intimacy, and other factors contribute to healthy relationships. Creating these conditions are skills that can be learned. I practice brief humanistic and emotion-focused therapy (EFT) to help my LGBTQ and hetero clients learn these skills.