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Archive For: Counseling / Therapy

Exploring the Mind-Body Connection: Anxiety

It’s perfectly normal to feel anxious, especially when stressful life changes occur. However, some people may become overwhelmed with anxiety and it begins to interfere with their personal lives. These people may be struggling with an anxiety disorder. Many studies have been conducted by scientists and health care professionals regarding the influence mental health can ... Read More

Exploring the Mind-Body Connection: Depression

Depression is a mental illness that impacts mind, body, and spirit, and can cause patients to feel like their lives and minds are out of their control. But physical ailments such as pain, exhaustion, and muscle fatigue are also common in patients battling depression. In addition, the depressed body may feel low in energy and ... Read More

How Relationship Counseling Can Save Your Marriage

Statistics show that between 40 and 50 percent of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce. Couples who are in failing relationships often feel stuck, frustrated, powerless, and believe divorce is their only option to find happiness. But divorce doesn’t have to be the only way out of the conflict in your marriage. If your ... Read More

The Connection Between Inflammation and Depression

As the awareness for whole body health continues to grow, we must take a closer look at the connection between inflammation and depression—and how individual counseling combined with holistic healing can help with both. Depression Does Not Cause Inflammation Depression is not an inflammatory disease but those who suffer from acute or chronic inflammation may ... Read More

5 Tips for Helping a Loved One Who Could Benefit From Counseling

It is excruciatingly painful to watch a loved one struggle with mental health issues while knowing they could benefit from professional counseling. Naturally, you’ll want to introduce the idea of professional counseling to your loved one. Thankfully there are effective ways to have this conversation. Follow these steps by your Bethesda counseling experts to tell ... Read More

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and How Does it Work?

Treating people for psychological issues such as addiction, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression can be a complex process. Not all people react to therapy in the same way because we all come from different backgrounds. So if you’re looking for Reston or Bethesda counseling, how do you know which style is the best option for ... Read More

Shame and Counseling

Body and Mind – Shame Welcome. I’m your host, Beverly Jones, and today I’m interviewing Dr. Carlos Durana, the founder of A Caring Approach. Dr. Durana is a clinical psychologist and counselor with over 25 years of experience in couples and individual counseling, with practices in Bethesda, Reston, and Washington DC. In this episode, we’ll ... Read More

Therapy Isn’t Just for “People with Problems”

A common misconception that many people have about talk therapy is that there has to be something “wrong” with you before you can seek out professional help. Part of the reason why people feel this way is because they believe that the highs and lows they are experiencing are a normal part of life and ... Read More

5 Most Common Reasons People Begin Therapy

Many studies have been conducted to determine what percentage of the population seeks out marriage, couple or individual therapy. Additionally, experts want to better understand WHY people choose to seek out counseling services. The simplest answer is that people go to therapy to get help. This help can come in many forms, including having someone ... Read More

3 Skills Taught in Couples Counseling That Can Benefit All Couples

For many, when they think of couples counseling Reston VA, they think only of couples with critical issues. Often, this assumption is made because we assume that only couples whose relationships are in jeopardy can benefit from attending counseling. The truth is, all couples can benefit and enhance their relationship by learning and utilizing the ... Read More