Laurel Fay, M.S., LCMFT
Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family TherapistReady for change? Let's Get Started
8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 308, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Psychotherapy can mean different things for different professionals. For me, it's another word for therapy or counseling - the process of sitting down with a warm and skilled professional to figure out how to achieve your life goals. and improve your relationships. Don't let the word "psychotherapy" scare you away from what can often be a powerful tool for improving your life. Trust your instinct about who to choose, and don't hesitate to stop therapy if you don't feel a connection with your therapist. The truth is that unless you really believe your therapist cares about your life, sophisticated therapy interventions and techniques are worthless. Remember to look for that connection!
Alison Huang, NCC, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional CounselorReady for change? Let's Get Started
8403 Colesville Road, Ste. 1100, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
What is psychotherapy? Some people say “psychotherapy is the treatment to work on your personal situation”, and others say “psychotherapy is the place for you to talk about your problem and your therapist will work with you to figure out the better way to manage it” Well…both of them are correct. When you seek therapy, that does not mean you are weak. In fact, attending therapy is a brave behavior as you allow yourself to be vulnerable in front of another person (your therapist), and you are willing to touch on some undesirable characteristics about yourself and work on that. By doing so, you are getting closer to your true self and make your life more beautiful than ever.
Nancy Montagna, Ph. D.
Licensed Clinical PsychologistReady for change? Let's Get Started
1110 Fidler Lane, #1417, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
You look for psychotherapy when something is wrong, when you are fed up with not being able to get something you need. At the same time, there are some good things in your life and you have strengths. I will listen to you carefully and become your ally. Together we will discover how you are creating what you don't want, and come up with strategies to go toward what you do want. I have much experience and many great tools to put at your service. My satisfaction is to see my clients become more in charge of their lives - and happier!
Angela Sarafin, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family TherapistReady for change? Let's Get Started
316 F Street NE, Suite 212, Washington, District of Columbia 20002
I use a primarily cognitive-behavioral approach to psychotherapy because there is a circular relationship between thoughts and actions. At some level everything we do is purposeful but may not be effective. For example, pouting when we were four years old may have unfailingly achieved the goal of getting what we wanted from our parents, but may work against us or may leave us with a sense of disappointment toward the people who give in to our demands. Are you dissatisfied with your relationships or do you feel like you keep attracting abusive, manipulative, or negative people? Psychotherapy can help expose the beliefs that fuel those patterns so you can choose differently.