Cynthia Rebholz, M.S., LCMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Clarksburg, Maryland 20871
Family Therapists like myself are trained work with families. We look at the interaction and patterns within a family, as well as the connection and bonds. Families today faces many stressors. I assist families coping with Adoption, Blended Families, Medical Issues, Grief, Depression, Peer & Sibling Conflict, Anxiety, College Transition and Aging family members. Working together we can find new meanings and directions.
John Rhead, Ph.D., CGP
5560 Sterrett Pl. #205, Columbia, Maryland 21044
A family is a living organism, and when one member is in pain or confusion the whole family unit is part of that pain or confusion--sometimes as part of the cause, and always as a potential part of the cure. I offer families help in seeing how family members may contribute to each other's suffering and, more importantly, how they can help each other reduce the suffering.
Ann Klein, LCSW-C, MSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist
6239 Plaited Reed, Columbia, Maryland 21044
When I see the family, I ask each one how they view the situation and how it affects them and the whole family. With parenting issues, I will see the child or teen alone and then the parents. I teach parents ways of listening to each other and understanding where each one is coming from. Once they validate each other, I help them problem solve using possible strategies with their child or young adult. These strategies will depend on the issue whether their child is experiencing symptoms of hyperactivity, addictions, learning processing difficulties, acting out in a new blended family, etc. Then I bring the family together for the parents to set limits on the child or young adult.
Brad Wasserman, LCSW-C
Psychotherapist for Adults, Adolescents, Couples & Families
18900 Bluewillow lane, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20886
Every family member is affected by the behaviors of the other members. Although there may be an “identified patient” (the one with the biggest and most obvious problems), those behaviors are in some ways supported by the actions of others. I help each family member to understand his or her role within the family, to communicate in healthy ways, and to resolve problems so the family move can forward and remain connected. Conflict is a part of life, but when it is resolved successfully it can bring families closer rather than dividing them. As a parent, you will learn to function with an appropriate level of authority, while children learn to thrive within your family’s unique system.
Deborah Cole, Psy.D.
5525 Twin Knolls Rd. #331, Columbia, Maryland 21045
I work with families to encourage connections and also communication. Sometimes, these break down just due to business and the role of technology. Family time needs to become a priority once again. Offenses that have not been forgotten or forgiven need to be processed. Boundaries also need to be established, particularly between parents and children.
Elizabeth Nyang, Ed.D., LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 706, Silver Spring, Maryland 20906
Sometimes family members find it very difficult to communicate with each other. Adolescents may offer challenges that the family finds overwhelming. Parents may be sandwiched between grandparents and their children. One member of the family may have a mental illness that causes a lot of stress. There are many reasons why a family requests family therapy. This therapy may be short term. It can include all members of the family or some members of the family. I help the family develop skills they can use to improve relationships and move through stressful times.
Gabriel Newman, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
2328 W Joppa Road, Suite 10, Lutherville, Maryland 21093
When people feel heard, everything changes. Thus, if a family can create an atmosphere in which every voice has its place, a great shift can occur in which the atmosphere changes from defensive to expansive, from reactionary to benevolent, from frustrated to fulfilled. Sure, change is hard, but it is also rewarding, and miraculous. There cannot be a more rewarding experience than seeing family members discover just how warm and supportive a place the family can be.
Dane Wendell, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
600 Wyndhurst Ave, suite 112, Baltimore, Maryland 21210
When working with children, I believe that the family has to be involved and invested in the therapeutic process in order to make the necessary changes. One family members concerns can lead to problems in the whole family. My main goal when working with families is determine what every members' goal of therapy is and see how we can bridge the differences and come to a common goal that satisfies all family members.
Keith Miller & Associates Counseling
Psychotherapists and Couples Counseling
4831 West Lane, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Family therapy can bring momentous relief to the daily battles that leave parents and children worn down and over-reactive. Finding the right family therapist makes all the difference and it is important to find someone with experience. Our family therapists are glad to offer a free consultation to you to speak about your concerns. Your experience with a family counselor will be a tremendous benefit.
Anita Gadhia-Smith, PsyD, LCSW-C, LICSW
4405 East West Highway, Suite 304, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Through family counseling, you can understand family dynamics that have impacted all of your relationships. Our families-of-origin are the training ground for our life skills. Communication skills are one example and are learned in our families; they can be relearned in therapy. Through various therapeutic approaches and techniques, I will assist you in creating a more loving and harmonious family system.
Carlos Durana, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor
4933 Auburn Ave, Suite 208, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
The focus of my family therapy work is the family as a whole. Working on the relationship between family members is more effective than just treating the person that is supposed to be in need of treatment. From my perspective, family therapy work sees individuals in relationships to others. As a result, the attention shifts from the symptomatic individual and problem is seen as the family as a whole. The goal of my family therapy work is to help establish a “functional family” – one in which needs and the desired goals of closeness, identity, self-expression, and meaning are met.