John Rhead, Ph.D., CGP
5560 Sterrett Pl. #205, Columbia, Maryland 21044
When I attempt to be of help to a client I bring to the table all the knowledge and skill I have acquired in earning a Ph.D. in psychology and many hours of additional formal training. However, this is only the beginning. I also bring to the table everything I have learned in many years of relating to people as therapist, friend, family member, group member, and psychotherapy client. What I know about my own humanity is more important that all of my formal training.
Deborah Cole, Psy.D.
5525 Twin Knolls Rd. #331, Columbia, Maryland 21045
I am a licensed psychologist and a clinical psychologist. I have also been a school psychologist. I try to find the strengths as well the "issues" the person wants to work on. Together, we look at patterns to overcome and ways that the person has been functioning, whether effective or not. We look at how the person can live a more meaningful life. It may be that patterns of behavior and of thinking have them feeling empty and isolated. We determine how they can get back on track.
Nancy Montagna, Ph. D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
1110 Fidler Lane, #1417, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Psychologists are scientist/practitioners. That means we are aware of the results of research. I have particularly studied research into how people can become happier. I am always studying the latest information on healing trauma and relationship problems. My clients over the years have also taught me a lot. I am a good listener and will commit myself fully to our work together. I will be present with you and bring a wonderful tool box to my work! My greatest satisfaction is to see people becoming more fulfilled, feeling good about their lives, happier!
Carlos Durana, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor
4933 Auburn Ave, Suite 208, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Understanding psychological growth and deviations from healthy developmental processes is essential in helping individuals and couples improve their situation. In my work, I make use of adaptational and motivational perspectives. Using adaptational strategies, I attend to how a client experiences, appraises, reacts, and copes with life stressors. The motivational perspective, on the other hand, attends to the fulfillment of physiological, security/safety, belongingness/love, esteem, and self-actualization or spiritual needs. It is not uncommon to be unaware of our deeper needs and motives, and the conflicts that exist between our needs and the actions used to satisfy them. In helping others, I tailor my approach to the client’s goals and needs.