Carlos Durana, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Professional CounselorReady for change? Let's Get Started
11417 Tanbark Dr. , Reston, Virginia 20191
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.