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.
Linda Ritchie, Ph.D.
Licensed Professional Counselor/Marriage & Family Therapist
1800 Michael Faraday Drive, Suite 201, Reston, Virginia 20190
The Center for Life Strategies has both a Clinical Psychologist and a Neuropsychologist on staff. We offer a full range of psychological and neuropsychological assessment services for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. There are many issues that can be assessed through a psychological and / or neuropsycholgical evaluation. Some common conditions include: -Learning disabilities, ADHD and attention skills -Giftedness, intellectual abilities and academic skills -Emotional functioning -Developmental disabilities, Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, language skills -Cognitive or memory problems -Dementia -Cognitive loss due to neurodegenerative disease, head injury or stroke We complete all assessments in a timely fashion and will provide...(view profile to read more)
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!