Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Baltimore, New York 20777
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.
Elizabeth Nyang, Ed.D., LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 706, Silver Spring, Maryland 20906
Sometimes family members find it very difficult to communicate with each other. Adolescents may offer challenges that the family finds overwhelming. Parents may be sandwiched between grandparents and their children. One member of the family may have a mental illness that causes a lot of stress. There are many reasons why a family requests family therapy. This therapy may be short term. It can include all members of the family or some members of the family. I help the family develop skills they can use to improve relationships and move through stressful times.
John Rhead, Ph.D., CGP
5560 Sterrett Pl. #205, Columbia, Maryland 21044
A family is a living organism, and when one member is in pain or confusion the whole family unit is part of that pain or confusion--sometimes as part of the cause, and always as a potential part of the cure. I offer families help in seeing how family members may contribute to each other's suffering and, more importantly, how they can help each other reduce the suffering.
Ann Klein, LCSW-C, MSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist
6239 Plaited Reed, Columbia, Maryland 21044
When I see the family, I ask each one how they view the situation and how it affects them and the whole family. With parenting issues, I will see the child or teen alone and then the parents. I teach parents ways of listening to each other and understanding where each one is coming from. Once they validate each other, I help them problem solve using possible strategies with their child or young adult. These strategies will depend on the issue whether their child is experiencing symptoms of hyperactivity, addictions, learning processing difficulties, acting out in a new blended family, etc. Then I bring the family together for the parents to set limits on the child or young adult.
Brad Wasserman, LCSW-C
Psychotherapist for Adults, Adolescents, Couples & Families
18900 Bluewillow lane, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20886
Every family member is affected by the behaviors of the other members. Although there may be an “identified patient” (the one with the biggest and most obvious problems), those behaviors are in some ways supported by the actions of others. I help each family member to understand his or her role within the family, to communicate in healthy ways, and to resolve problems so the family move can forward and remain connected. Conflict is a part of life, but when it is resolved successfully it can bring families closer rather than dividing them. As a parent, you will learn to function with an appropriate level of authority, while children learn to thrive within your family’s unique system.
Laurel Fay, M.S., LCMFT
Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist
8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 308, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Did you know that not everyone who claims to practice family therapy was actually trained in family therapy? It's true. Only licensed marriage and family therapists are specifically trained to deal with the complex issues that can arise in families. Not surprising - you know your own family and how complicated it can be! It takes a therapist with experience and training to know how to balance the needs and wants of each family member, all while making sure everyone is heard and understood. Add to that the difficult tasks of helping the family as a whole achieve its goals for better communication and closer relationships, and it's clear it takes a professional to make lasting changes for you.
Deborah Cole, Psy.D.
5525 Twin Knolls Rd. #331, Columbia, Maryland 21045
I work with families to encourage connections and also communication. Sometimes, these break down just due to business and the role of technology. Family time needs to become a priority once again. Offenses that have not been forgotten or forgiven need to be processed. Boundaries also need to be established, particularly between parents and children.
Keith Miller & Associates Counseling
Psychotherapists and Couples Counseling
8120 Woodmont Avenue, #205, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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.
Anita Gadhia-Smith, PsyD, LCSW-C, LICSW
4405 East West Highway, Suite 304, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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.
Carlos Durana, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor
4933 Auburn Ave, Suite 208, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
The focus of my family therapy work is the family as a whole. Working on the relationship between family members is more effective than just treating the person that is supposed to be in need of treatment. From my perspective, family therapy work sees individuals in relationships to others. As a result, the attention shifts from the symptomatic individual and problem is seen as the family as a whole. The goal of my family therapy work is to help establish a “functional family” – one in which needs and the desired goals of closeness, identity, self-expression, and meaning are met.
Cynthia Rebholz, M.S., LCMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
349 Main Street, Suite 1, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
Family Therapists like myself are trained work with families. We look at the interaction and patterns within a family, as well as the connection and bonds. Families today faces many stressors. I assist families coping with Adoption, Blended Families, Medical Issues, Grief, Depression, Peer & Sibling Conflict, Anxiety, College Transition and Aging family members. Working together we can find new meanings and directions.
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