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.
Christine Marr, MA, LMFT
Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist,
4501 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 101, Washington , District of Columbia 20008
Are you getting what you need from your relationship? Are you still giving it your best as a partner? Whether you fight all of the time, have turned away from another, or just go through the motions of everyday life with unresolved hurts and unmet needs, there are ways to really resolve issues & enjoy a fulfilling relationship. With over 20 years experience helping couples, using Gottman & Imago based approaches I bring research based methods that are practical, doable steps to creating something you look forward to coming home to and putting yourself into. Call for a free phone consultation 202-248-3818. Learn more at http://www.dcholisticpsychotherapy.com/Marriage_Couples_Therapy.html
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.
Keith Miller & Associates Counseling
Psychotherapists and Couples Counseling
1320 19th Street, NW Suite 200, Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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.
Jade Wood, MA, LMFT, MHSA
1400 20th Street NW , Washington , District of Columbia 20036
Relationships are hard! They can bring out the best in us...and also the worst. What's more, its easy to feel confused and unable to see what is happening clearly when things in your relationship are troubled. Relationships can be up & down, and often it is that one familiar pattern or issue that triggers everything. As you and your partner are so 'in it', it is pretty difficult to find your own way out of the same old behavior. I work with couples, providing an unbiased and neutral perspective, helping you gain greater understanding into what is happening and how you want things to change. Yes, relationships are hard, but also contain infinite potential for healing & renewal.
Therapeutic Links, LLC
Licensed Psychotherapists and Counselors
2000 P St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Most couples come to us to address problems with communication, constant conflict, infidelity, betrayal of trust, loss of desire and/or there may be external influences that has affected the relationship. Our approach to couples counseling involves identifying issues that keep you stuck and what you might be missing in your relationship. We use evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and the Gottman Method to sort out and express negative feelings, work through unresolved issues and teach the skills that are essential in helping you move forward in your relationship. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help
Reginald Cunningham, EdD, LPC, LCPC
2000 P Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, District of Columbia 20036
If you and your partner are committed to improving your relationship, counseling with mecan be extremely beneficial. During couples counseling, I will help yo stop the destructive patterns within your relationship. Eliminating the hurtful ways you and your partner relate can make room for seeing your partner in a new way, increase loving behaviors and improve your communication. You can develop new ways to discuss sensitive or difficult topics. You will listen to each other better and have more shared understanding.
Philip Kolba, MA
Washington, The District of Columbia 20052
There are countless models of healthy romantic relationships, from monogamous to polyamorous, and unique variations between partners. The scripts for dating and longterm relationships of our parents’ generations may not be applicable to your relationship, and there is no formal education in how to be a good partner or how to identify unhealthy relationships. But there is psychological research that shows that effective communication, emotional openness, intimacy, and other factors contribute to healthy relationships. Creating these conditions are skills that can be learned. I practice brief humanistic and emotion-focused therapy (EFT) to help my LGBTQ and hetero clients learn these skills.
Ron Kimball, PhD, CGP
PhD Licensed Psychologist
910 17th Street, NW, Suite 306, Washington, District of Columbia 20006
I see couples in all situations -- premarital counseling, marital/non-marital distress, separation and divorce issues, gay or straight couples, etc. The ability to hear and understand one another, even in situations of major difference, is almost always part of the process as that ability (and willingness) is often easily lost. It is not generally the whole thing, though. I follow the behavioral guidelines explicated by John Gottman's research into relationship and marital satisfaction and find that using them as rules of thumb usually clarifies whatever problems exist and helps determine the appropriate course of action within each relationship.
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 engaged and need premarital counseling? Or, perhaps you are married and simply "fell out of love". Is there an infidelity that needs to be forgiven, and the desire to repair the marriage? Is arguing the norm between the two of you? Through faith-based counseling a healthier "couple" will emerge and manifest. In a nonjudgmental and safe environment, exploration will take place to identify and eradicate the problematic circumstances. I look forward to working with you, and I applaud you for taking the first step toward a happier state of co-existence! Let's start your tomorrow today.
Anita Gadhia-Smith, PsyD, LCSW-C, LICSW
2500 Q Street, NW, Suite 237, Washington, District of Columbia 20007
Your relationship with your partner is the most important relationship in your life. Relationship issues touch every area of our lives. Learning healthy relationship skills is a fundamental building block of a successful life. Through therapy, you will learn how to achieve intimacy, manage conflict, how to give and receive love, and to create the relationship you have always wanted.
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.
Laurel Fay, M.S., LCMFT
Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist
8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 308, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Working with couples is my area of expertise and passion. I have seen relationships transform through the power of mutual understanding and increased sensitivity. Often couples become so entrenched in certain communication patterns that they can't even really see when and if their partner is trying to do something different. This is one way working with a good couples therapist can be so powerful - they can act as "translator" for partners, and dig through the years of pain and pattern to what's really in each other's minds and hearts. If both partners are willing, it's amazing what can happen; and even if only one person is willing, change is possible. I hold the hope until they can.