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5 Things You Need to Know About Premarital Counseling

Premarital counseling, albeit often overlooked, is a crucial step in the wedding process. Unless couples are getting married in a religious environment with required faith-based marriage counseling, premarital counseling is forgotten. Premarital counseling is designed to set couples up in the best positive way for marriage and help avoid troubling times in the future. Here ... Read More
 

Anxiety and Counseling

Body & Mind – Anxiety Welcome!  I’m Beverly Jones, your host, and I’m speaking today with Dr. Carlos Durana. Dr. Durana is the founder of A Caring Approach, a psychotherapy, counseling, and complementary medicine practice in Reston. He’s a clinical psychologist and counselor with over 30 years of experience, and also has a background in ... 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
 

Dr. Durana’s Practice

Dr. Carlos Durana, the founder of A Caring Approach, is a clinical psychologist and counselor with over 25 years of experience, practicing in Bethesda, Reston, and Washington DC. I’m your host, Beverly Jones. In today’s episode, Dr. Durana describes his philosophy and integrative approach to individual counseling and couples counseling. He’ll also discuss what to ... 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
 

3 Key Principles to Get the Most Out of Couples Counseling

When partners attend couples counseling Bethesda MD, they have to be willing to make changes, face difficult truths and put in the work during and in between sessions to ensure they get the most of the experience. Many individuals go into couples counseling under the pretense that they have done nothing wrong and all the ... Read More
 

Potential Outcomes as a Result of Individual Counseling

There are numerous reasons individuals, couples, and families elect to seek out professional counseling. In years past, people believed you had to be in dire straits to justify asking for professional help. Thankfully, this mentality is evolving. Many people seek out support and assistance with situations in their lives that may be hard to face ... Read More
 

6 Things You Can do To Enhance Your Relationship

Relationships require effort for both partners to be happy and satisfied. Everywhere you look, people are handing out advice for a better relationship. But not all relationship advice is created equal. Here are a few things that have been proven to enhance relationships, provided to you by your Bethesda counseling experts. Hold Hands Holding hands ... Read More
 

5 Reasons You Should Attend Premarital Counseling

The divorce rate in the United States is around 50 percent. And it’s not uncommon for couples to divorce and remarry more than once. Because the divorce rate is so high, it is helpful for engaged couples to attend premarital counseling before tying the knot. Couples who focus on building solid, strong relationships before they ... Read More
 

What is Holistic Counseling?

When people hear the term counseling, they often envision a counselor asking, “How does that make you feel?” While this might happen during a counseling session, in holistic counseling there is much more than recognizing how you feel. Holistic psychotherapy explores the connections between how our feelings and the ways that we think, behave, and ... Read More