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.
Elizabeth Nyang, Ed.D., LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 706, Silver Spring, Maryland 20906
Sometimes a couple reaches a place where they need to work on resolving different conflict in their relationship. There may be communication issues and the ability to make thoughtful decisions about the relationship is lost. I use the Gottman approach to help you identify where the major issues are and interventions to help improve communication. I will be your neutral mediator, I do not take sides. My focus will be on the relationship and both of you will get time to give your story. The couple will have an opportunity to talk through the issues and at times figure out what the issues are.
Laurieann Duarte, LCSW-C
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
10410 Kensington Parkway, Suite 219, Kensington, Maryland 20895
I provide couples counseling (including marriage counseling) to helping you explore current challenges in your relationship. Are you suffering in your relationship due to consistent conflict, an inability to effectively communicate, lack of intimacy, separation, and simply growing apart? Do you want to find more effective ways to relate to one another and acquire a new sense of intimacy and closeness? Consider couple's counseling to acquire a new awareness of how you can become more effective in your relationship. Give counseling a try; you are deserving of this. Give me a call for a free phone consult to discuss your concerns. 240.292.6127. Make it a good day - - be well. Laurieann
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Baltimore, New York 20777
What are the most common couples' issues? If you are thinking "communication, conflict, sex, money, child rearing" you are correct. However, most therapists will go after the symptom on each side of the couple fence thinking that the way to effective change is by getting each party to "work" on their respective "issue". Many times the parties don’t agree but comply. Imagine if you could align the unconscious brains of a couple and stop the "working on your issues" part that has become so popular in therapy settings? Contact email@example.com to learn how! Or call 877-606-6161. DR. FLEMING'S NEW RELATIONSHIP/COUPLES INTENSIVES. www.kevinflemingphd.com/marriage-couples-retreats.php
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
8120 Woodmont Avenue, #205, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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.
Joanne Irving, Ph.D
4405 East-West Hwy Suite 301, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
So many relationships that start out feeling wonderful and exciting end up in frustration and disappointment. Sometimes people try to solve the problem by moving on to a new relationship only to discover that the next one has similar struggles. Couples who work with me learn how to heal, grow, and find joy in their relationship. They learn skills that give immediate relief from their most hurtful encounters and foster deep empathy, understanding and connection. In only a few coaching sessions with your partner, you will learn how to communicate in ways that: heighten friendship and passion; truly resolve conflict; and lead to individual growth and satisfaction
Anita Gadhia-Smith, PsyD, LCSW-C, LICSW
4405 East West Highway, Suite 304, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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.
Carlos Durana, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor
4933 Auburn Ave, Suite 208, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
I help couples develop skills and behaviors to better understand each other, resolve conflicts and communicate effectively. My approach is educational and practical, and it will help you find ways to increase intimacy, marital satisfaction and happiness. I offer services to people in a wide spectrum, from those who are looking for help with difficult relationship issues to others who are looking for relationship enrichment.
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
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.
Mark Napack, MS, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
6810 Montrose Road, North Bethesda, Maryland 20852
Couples counseling can be a deeply rewarding and positive experience. It can lead to deeper connection, better communication and a better sense of self as an individual. Dysfunctional patterns from the past can be broken and new and life-giving patterns can be learned. As an experienced couples counselor, I aim at helping you to have the best relationship possible. I look forward to hearing from you