I am a licensed clinical
psychologist with many years experience. I call what I do “solution focused”
because my aim is to help you to move toward the life and relationships you
want as rapidly as possible. Some of
our habits of perception and reaction were formed long ago when we didn’t know
the options. However, I am not
interested in endless wandering through the pains of the past except as they
are relevant to how you are experiencing your present situation.
I am a good listener but I will also
engage with you fully and be your ally.
Together we will find the best strategies to get where you want to go. My professional tool bag includes
psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), emotional
intelligence, mindfulness practice, emotion-focused therapy, and brief therapies
such as hypnosis, EMDR and NLP. Most recently I trained for six months with
Martin Seligman, noted researcher and author, to apply the latest research in
Positive Psychology. (Positive Psychology is the study of what makes people
happy, strong, resilient, and good.) I
have always been interested in what is effective, regardless of theoretical
Personally, I have been married for
over 40 years and am the mother of two grown children. I divide my time between
Silver Spring and the Virginia mountains.
I enjoy hiking, dancing, yoga, gardening, singing, improvisation, and,
especially, the beauty of nature. I am interested in health, in prehistory, and
in ancient history. I love my work. I am
happy as long as I am learning and making a difference. So far, life keeps getting better!
For a more detailed account of my
training, professional activities, and professional affiliations, please see my
web site, http://www.nancymontagna.com.
Dr. Nancy Montagna ReachesSilver Spring MD