Angela Sarafin, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
316 F Street NE, Suite 212, Washington, District of Columbia 20002
I use a primarily cognitive-behavioral approach to psychotherapy because there is a circular relationship between thoughts and actions. At some level everything we do is purposeful but may not be effective. For example, pouting when we were four years old may have unfailingly achieved the goal of getting what we wanted from our parents, but may work against us or may leave us with a sense of disappointment toward the people who give in to our demands. Are you dissatisfied with your relationships or do you feel like you keep attracting abusive, manipulative, or negative people? Psychotherapy can help expose the beliefs that fuel those patterns so you can choose differently.