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.
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.
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.