Family therapy services in 21144: Severn, MD. Relationship and couples counseling.

Family counseling in 21144: Severn, MD. Honest and effective help for couples, relationships and blended families in and around Severn, Maryland.


Laurie Friedman Donze, Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Laurie Friedman Donze, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

784-B Shelton Road, Crownsville, Maryland 21032 | 443-286-1787

When I work with adolescents or young adults living at home, I involve the parents in therapy, as well as other family members as needed. I will meet with one or both parents as part of the initial evaluation, to obtain a history of the client's life and difficulties, as well as a family history of psychiatric illness and substance abuse. Throughout treatment, I will meet again with the parents as needed, to discuss their concerns about their child and to offer practical suggestions to reduce conflict and help the client with his/her issues. If desired by the client, we may have one or more conjoint sessions with the child and one or both parents.

Deborah Cole, Psy.D.
Family Therapist

Deborah Cole, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

8840 Stanford Blvd. , Ste. 4000, Columbia, Maryland 21045 | 410-381-7551

I work with families to encourage connections and also communication. Sometimes, these break down just due to business and the role of technology. Family time needs to become a priority once again. Offenses that have not been forgotten or forgiven need to be processed. Boundaries also need to be established, particularly between parents and children.

John Rhead, Ph.D., CGP
Family Therapist

John Rhead, Ph.D., CGP

Licensed Psychologist

5560 Sterrett Pl. #205, Columbia, Maryland 21044 | (410) 997-5060

A family is a living organism, and when one member is in pain or confusion the whole family unit is part of that pain or confusion--sometimes as part of the cause, and always as a potential part of the cure. I offer families help in seeing how family members may contribute to each other's suffering and, more importantly, how they can help each other reduce the suffering.

Mary Beasley, M.Min, LCCC, LCPC
Family Therapist

Mary Beasley, M.Min, LCCC, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor

704 Chichester Lane, Silver Spring, Maryland 20904 | 301-785-0531

Christian counseling can benefit marriages, individuals struggling with personal issues and families experiencing difficulties. Christian counseling is for those who want to honor God in their personal life, marriage, and family by aligning with God's truths and becoming fully reliant on God. God is our ultimate healer, and Christian counseling is one avenue that God has provided to those who need healing and life change.

Robert Castle, M.S., LCPC, NCC, ACS
Family Therapist

Robert Castle, M.S., LCPC, NCC, ACS

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Collaborative Counseling, LLC, 744 Dulaney Valley Road, STE 7, Towson, Maryland 21204 | 410-702-5138

We are all relational beings, living within interactive, interpersonal systems. How we relate to our most significant others (spouse, children, parents, etc.) can sometimes lapse into unpleasant scripts, patterns and powerful undercurrents of action-reaction, negative group-think, and ineffective authority structures. Restoring and sustaining a sense of effective functioning, wellness and harmony (shalom) within family relationships can be aided by engaging the services of a professional counselor with a family systems approach. I use my skills and training to help family members learn and practice better ways to empathize, communicate, resolve conflicts, and collaborate with each other.

Gabriel Newman, Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Gabriel Newman, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

2328 W Joppa Road, Suite 10, Lutherville, Maryland 21093 | 410-828-7792

When people feel heard, everything changes. Thus, if a family can create an atmosphere in which every voice has its place, a great shift can occur in which the atmosphere changes from defensive to expansive, from reactionary to benevolent, from frustrated to fulfilled. Sure, change is hard, but it is also rewarding, and miraculous. There cannot be a more rewarding experience than seeing family members discover just how warm and supportive a place the family can be.

Keith Miller & Associates Counseling
Family Therapist

Keith Miller & Associates Counseling

Psychotherapists, Psychiatrist, and Couples Counselors

8120 Woodmont Avenue, #205, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 | 202-629-1949

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.

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.

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

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

Psychotherapist

4405 East West Highway, Suite 304, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 | 301-656-1404

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.

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.

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.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Family Therapist

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

Washington, District of Columbia 20052 | 503-606-6412

Family therapy looks at the entire family system—parents, children, extended family members—to identify strengths and problematic behaviours. I collaborate with families on strategies for utilizing their own capabilities for resolving problems, and on developing effective communication and problem-solving skills for preventing conflicts. I specialize in working with families of teenagers, which is an age that can be challenging for both the teenagers and their parents.

Dr. Beverly Wright, (M.Div., M.Th.)
Family Therapist

Dr. Beverly Wright, (M.Div., M.Th.)

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!

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.

Brad Wasserman, LCSW-C
Family Therapist

Brad Wasserman, LCSW-C

Psychotherapist for Adults, Adolescents, Couples & Families

18900 Bluewillow lane, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20886 | 301-325-2103

Every family member is affected by the behaviors of the other members. Although there may be an “identified patient” (the one with the biggest and most obvious problems), those behaviors are in some ways supported by the actions of others. I help each family member to understand his or her role within the family, to communicate in healthy ways, and to resolve problems so the family move can forward and remain connected. Conflict is a part of life, but when it is resolved successfully it can bring families closer rather than dividing them. As a parent, you will learn to function with an appropriate level of authority, while children learn to thrive within your family’s unique system.

Jonathan Ladd, LCSW-C
Family Therapist

Jonathan Ladd, LCSW-C

Psychotherapist for Individuals and Couples

14504 Pebblewood Drive, North Potomac, Maryland 20878 | 301-309-8824

Family Therapy may take many forms. Generally, the configurations I work with best are those involving 1-4 individuals. My aim is to facilitate better connections & ways of operating within the context of their family systems. [When situations involve younger children or larger groups, directly participating in family therapy, I refer them to colleagues whose training, experience and expertise are better suited to serve them.] When family systems are fractured or in states of angry, fearful or hurtful disconnect, the wounding & scar-tissue can be profound and can last for years or even generations. When the stakes are so high, for so many, can you afford not to try to promote healing?

Becky Roth, MSW, LMSW, CPC
Family Therapist

Becky Roth, MSW, LMSW, CPC

Career Counselor, Career Coach, and Life Coach

11904 F Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878 | 240-233-4188

Have any of your family members recently graduated from high school or college? I provide career counseling and coaching to young adults that may need guidance to get them on the right career path. Or they may feel stuck and as a parent we don't always know how to help them. Feel free to reach out and contact me to learn more. I always provide a free phone consult.

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.

Mary L Lyon, LPC
Family Therapist

Mary L Lyon, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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

In family therapy I meet with any number of family members together as a way to build understanding between family members and resolve conflicts that may exist. This tends to be a very active and dynamic interaction where each member is given the opportunity to express their views and concerns in a neutral environment. I, in turn provide feedback and help to clarify the issues.

Susan Gorman, LCSW
Family Therapist

Susan Gorman, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

1483 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Virginia 22101 | 703-468-8374

Family therapy is indicated especially if the couple also is looking for help out of an emotionally difficult place. Family stresses can also provide stresses on each member of the couple. Through therapy, we work together to find the causes of the family stress, and then create strategies for managing the negative emotions and creating positive ones. Then we practice the strategies so that when similar stresses arise, each family member knows how to work within their family dynamic, keeping things calm.

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.

Christina Schultz, MA, NCC
Family Therapist

Christina Schultz, MA, NCC

Resident in Counseling, Supervised by Thomas Lamp, LPC

New Directions Counseling, 150 S. Washington St Ste 303, Falls Church, Virginia 22046 | (571) 882-2925

I approach families from a Family Systems and Structural Family perspectives, in that I view differentiation and adaptable yet present boundaries among family members and extended family members as a healthy family approach. I collaborate with the client family, including all members, to identify goals and process strengths and observed issues. I view the couple subsystem as the priority on the family hierarchy, the parent and/or caregiving subsystem as second, and child or sibling subsystem as third. I assess and evaluate internal, external, and multi-generational triangle, patterns, alignments, and rules which impact the client family.

John Raymond, DMin, MA, MS, LPC
Family Therapist

John Raymond, DMin, MA, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

129 Park St. NE Suite C., Vienna, Virginia 22180 | 703-999-5567

Families have as many dynamics as there are members. Each family has its own system to handle life's challenges. Sometimes, some of these systems do not operate effectively. The goal of family therapy is to help families understand the systems used, how they are not helping, and learn new skills to better equip the family to provide a safe and secure home for all to thrive

Patrick Di Vietri, LPC, NCC
Family Therapist

Patrick Di Vietri, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

9001 Braddock Rd Suite 220, Springfield, Virginia 22151 | 571-748-5999

Every family is unique and yet every family has their own struggles. At HOPE Therapy and Wellness Center, we work with families struggling with addictions, behavioral problems, or relational problems. A family is a unit and if there is trouble with one area of the family, it will impact the entire family. That is where family therapy can be helpful. At HOPE we work with families to improve the relationships within the family as well as improve the functioning of the family members.


21144 is a zip code located in Anne Arundel County and part of Severn, Maryland. It has a land area of 16.023 square miles.  The population of 21144 is 31,884 people.