Linda Ritchie, Ph.D.
Licensed Professional Counselor/Marriage & Family Therapist
3801 N Fairfax Drive Suite 61, Arlington, Virginia 22203
Typically, family therapy will bring the entire family together in therapy sessions. However, it may be that individuals in the family also see the therapist alone. There may also be times when individuals who are not a member of the family (such as a teacher or school counselor) participate in a therapy session with the family if their participation would be of benefit to the family. We can help your family learn how to better solve problems and how to better express thoughts and feelings. In family therapy, family members will learn about family roles and rules. Family members will examine behavior patterns and learn to identify issues that cause conflict.
Anita Gadhia-Smith, PsyD, LCSW-C, LICSW
2500 Q Street, NW, Suite 237, Washington, District of Columbia 20007
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.
Dr. Beverly Wright, (M.Div., M.Th.)
Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor
1629 K Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, District of Columbia 20006
Are you and your spouse at odds as to how raise children? Are there power struggles in the home; Children vs. Parents? Families are more than groups of people who share the same address and genes. Although conflicts occasionally arise, a family should be a source of Christian love and support. My objective is to counsel family members on how to strengthen the family with characteristics of a Christian home; love, joy, peace, patience...fruits of the Spirit. Counseling may include all family members, or just those able or willing to participate. Single parents are encouraged. I look forward to working with you, and applaud you for taking the first step towards a peaceful coexistence!
Jade Wood, MA, LMFT, MHSA
1400 20th St NW , Washington , District of Columbia 20036
Life can present you with difficult situations which are hard to process and move past. These challenges are not on your timeline and affect everything. Having worked in many healthcare settings, I am familiar navigating life-changing events and grief. I understand the territory of encountering loss, coping with trauma, the complexity of the medical system and living with illness. These issues can have ripple effects on your relationships, sense of self and perceptions of the world. I know how complex things can get, and I will support you during this process.
Philip Kolba, MA
Washington, The District of Columbia 20036
Family therapy looks at the entire family system—parents, children, extended family members—to identify strengths and problematic behaviours. I collaborate with families on strategies for utilizing their own capabilities for resolving problems, and on developing effective communication and problem-solving skills for preventing conflicts. I specialize in working with families of teenagers, which is an age that can be challenging for both the teenagers and their parents.
Keith Miller & Associates Counseling
Psychotherapists and Couples Counseling
1320 19th Street, NW Suite 200, Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
Most family therapists inadvertently create more chaos through their well-intentioned efforts to assist a family move through a change process. Why? Brains are inherently deregulated (all of us, may I add) and most talking and dialoguing misses brain-centric problems that need more intensive help. Many times the emotional trauma created by years of solving problems ineffectively can wreak havoc on the brain's parasympathetic nervous system, not ever giving the family a break from flight or fight thinking. Contact us for an innovative neuroscience solution to family dysfunction. Kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.
Rob Williams, LICSW, CGP, MBA
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
1801 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009
Relationships are precious and can be, like many other precious things, delicate. The very love that is at the heart of relationship can lead to jealousy, disappointment, or feelings of betrayal. Family therapy is a powerful tool that can be used to put things back on track. I work as a consultant to the family. I look for ways to strengthen communication and mutual trust. I also find it very helpful to teach famlies specific techniques that can be substituted for destructive behaviors and habits that may be present.
Christine Marr, MA, LMFT
Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist,
4501 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 101, Washington , District of Columbia 20008
As families we each have our own individual culture. To be invited into that fold & trusted with those special relationships, no matter how prickly they may be at the time, is an honor. As a licensed marriage & family therapist with over 20 years experience, I balance individual & family perspectives to facilitate families in adapting, functioning smoothly & successfully through life's growing pains, I use family systems, narrative & play therapy in a developmental context. Parent-child conflict, co-parenting, addictions, transitions, grief, trauma, eating/ body issues, etc. Call for a free consultation 202-248-3818, 917-547-4173 Learn more at www.dcholisticpsychotherapy.com
Christiana Shao, M.S., M.A., LGPC, NCC
Resident in Counseling
300 N Washington St #102, Falls Church, Virginia 22046
My approach to family therapy is to help each family member identify and address their contribution to the family dynamic. We will also work to restructure the family system to acheive unity and wholeness. Through the use of genograms and other techniques, we will resolve familg of origin issues that may be contributing to family' s concerns. Identifying the family's strength and each family member's contribution to the strengthening of the family will be a major focus so as to help family rebuild.