Family therapy services in Gateway, Washington. Relationship and couples counseling.

Family counseling in Gateway, Washington. Honest and effective help for couples, relationships and blended families in and around Washington, District of Columbia.


C J Medearis, Th.D, Ph.D, D.D, Life Coach
Family Therapist

C J Medearis, Th.D, Ph.D, D.D, Life Coach

An Innovative Theology Social-Psychologist

Washington, District of Columbia 20066 | 888-908-2450

I would say that about 25% of my coaching is in the family scope. This area sometimes takes the most time. It has so many fascist. I ask each party for the one "big" problem and we start at that point. Resolving one step at a time. In any area of the home, there is commonly layers of bad thinking that brings things people to the edge. In the past I did testing, but I have found by the 38 years of history that you and I must get in the middle of the "stuff". Testing can really be a cop-out for the lack of experience in a field.

Reginald Cunningham, EdD, LPC, LCPC
Family Therapist

Reginald Cunningham, EdD, LPC, LCPC

Counseling Psychologist

2000 P Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, District of Columbia 20036 | 410-961-7192

As you learn more about yourselves as a family, you will also begin to better understand yourselves as individuals and a collective unit. You can identify your own needs and learn how to express them more honestly and respectfully. You can become a stronger and happier family, while increasing understanding and love for your family. Although you may be feeling hopeless right now, with guided support and a willingness to change, itis possible to re-build your family dynamics and have it be even better than it was before.

Keith Miller & Associates Counseling
Family Therapist

Keith Miller & Associates Counseling

Psychotherapists, Psychiatrist, and Couples Counselors

1320 19th Street, NW Suite 200, Washington, District of Columbia 20036 | 202-417-3465

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.

Jade Wood, MA, LMFT, MHSA
Family Therapist

Jade Wood, MA, LMFT, MHSA

Psychotherapist

1400 20th Street NW , Washington , District of Columbia 20036 | 510.520.2345

Life can present you with difficult situations which are hard to process and move past. These challenges are not on your timeline and affect everything. Having worked in many healthcare settings, I am familiar navigating life-changing events and grief. I understand the territory of encountering loss, coping with trauma, the complexity of the medical system and living with illness. These issues can have ripple effects on your relationships, sense of self and perceptions of the world. I know how complex things can get, and I will support you during this process.

Dr. Beverly Wright, (D.Min.)
Family Therapist

Dr. Beverly Wright, (D.Min.)

Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor

1629 K Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, District of Columbia 20006 | 202-607-4754

Are you and your spouse at odds as to how raise children? Are there power struggles in the home; Children vs. Parents? Families are more than groups of people who share the same address and genes. Although conflicts occasionally arise, a family should be a source of Christian love and support. My objective is to counsel family members on how to strengthen the family with characteristics of a Christian home; love, joy, peace, patience...fruits of the Spirit. Counseling may include all family members, or just those able or willing to participate. Single parents are encouraged. I look forward to working with you, and applaud you for taking the first step towards a peaceful coexistence!

Anita Gadhia-Smith, PsyD, LCSW-C, LICSW
Family Therapist

Anita Gadhia-Smith, PsyD, LCSW-C, LICSW

Psychotherapist

2500 Q Street, NW, Suite 237, Washington, District of Columbia 20007 | 202-714-0000

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.

Laurel Fay, M.S., LCMFT
Family Therapist

Laurel Fay, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 308, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 | 301-563-9520

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.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Washington, District of Columbia 20016 | 1-877-606-6161

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.

Victoria Smith, PhD
Family Therapist

Victoria Smith, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Hampden Lane, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 | 703-923-8965

Hope+Wellness is a therapy and counseling practice with a unique story. It was created based on our philosophy that hope can be found even in the most difficult seasons of life. We believe that people need hope and resilience to set goals and affect change, to persevere in the face of life challenges and thrive. Our approach is simple — we provide exceptional psychotherapy and assessment services to empower people to live happier, healthier lives. At Hope+Wellness, we provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness based therapies, and other premier evidence-based treatments. We work with children, teens, young adults, adults, and their families with depression, anxiety, ADHD..

Carlos Durana, Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Carlos Durana, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor

4933 Auburn Ave, Suite 208, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 | 301-654-0100

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.

Kathleen Hanagan, LCSW, TEP
Family Therapist

Kathleen Hanagan, LCSW, TEP

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

2016 Mt. Vernon Ave. Suite 204 , Alexandria , Virginia 22301 | 571-305-5499

Whether it is mother/daughter conflict, father/son, struggles, or the whole family, the dynamics are often wrought with underlying emotions that need to be addressed. Rather than therapy for the child alone, often having the entire family meet takes the role of "identified patient" off anyone, and emotional knots can begin to loosen and be untied. I use role play, in addition to talk therapy, to engender greater empathy. When there are unhealthy "triangles," new structures are put in place so that clear communication can flow between members.

Robyn Brickel, M.A., LMFT
Family Therapist

Robyn Brickel, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

300 North Washington Street; # 500, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 | (703) 518-8883

Robyn began her career working with at-risk youth. She has worked extensively with older children and adolescents. Her approach goes beyond behavioral interventions and resolving negative school performance. Robyn believes the key to successful adolescent therapy is tapping into the strengths of the family system and helping the youth and each family member to grow and thrive as individuals and as a cohesive unit. Robyn's approach to adolescent therapy unites and coheres the family.

Mary Lou Lyon, LPC
Family Therapist

Mary Lou Lyon, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

6723 Whittier Avenue, Suite 406, McLean, Virginia 22101 | 703-963-6301

If your family is experiencing conflict and misunderstanding, I can help. By sitting down together, learning to listen to one another and allowing me to help you sort out your differences, you can begin to relate to one another in a new way. My goal is to provide a calm and safe environment where each family member expresses his or her point of view and conflicts are resolved through understanding and consensus.



20018 is a zip code located in District of Columbia County and part of Washington, District of Columbia. It has a land area of 3.017 square miles.  The population of 20018 is 16,894 people.