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When Can a Couples Counselor Help?

Couples counseling can prove to be beneficial for couples in a variety of different stages of life, from helping couples draw closer to each other, to overcoming challenges and conflicts that can arise within a relationship. Couples counseling Bethesda MD can help couples to overcome differences and struggles, to grow closer to each other and ... Read More
 

Couple’s Counseling – Not Just for Couples in Crisis

Couple’s therapy can be an intimidating issue to discuss. When you think of couple’s therapy, you may conjure up images of bitter, arguing husbands and wives sitting in front of an uncomfortable counselor.  This is a highly inaccurate perspective, and is detrimental to many of those that would benefit from a couple’s therapy session. Counseling ... Read More
 

An Integrative Approach to Anxiety Therapy

Carlos Durana Ph.D., M.Ac. offers counseling and marital therapy in Reston, Virginia, Washington, DC, and Bethesda, Maryland. Anxiety is part of everyday life and everyone experiences anxiety and fear from time to time. Mild worry, anxiety and fear plays an important role in helping us prepare and deal effectively with challenging and threatening situations; they ... Read More
 

Myths, Illusions, and Solutions: Relationship Pitfalls and Saboteurs

At a Caring Approach, Couples Counseling in Bethesda, Md., by Dr. Durana, we help couples develop relationship skills, enhance intimacy, and communicate and resolve conflicts effectively. In our intimate relationships, we tend to hold unconscious or unexpressed expectations about love, trust, friendship, power, disagreement, etc. Unmet expectations lead to disappointments and misunderstandings. Often, underlying these ... Read More
 

Depression: A Treatable Problem

Carlos Durana Ph.D., M.Ac. offers counseling and therapy in Reston, Virginia, Washington, DC, and Bethesda, Maryland. Most of us experience some type of depression as we face life’s challenges. Depression can be mild, moderate, or more severe, as in the case of a clinical depression.  At its worst, a depressive disorder can interfere with our ... Read More
 

Basic Issues Underlying Relationship Problems

At a Caring Approach in Reston, Va., we work with couples and families to decrease stress, and to improve communication and relationship satisfaction. Although relationship problems can vary, there are a few underlying issues common to most conflicts.Problems can exist in areas having to do with money, intimacy, communication, sex, support, gender, housework, loyalties to ... Read More
 

Tools, skills and resources for relationship success and satisfaction

Couples counseling and marriage counseling offered in Reston, VA, Washington, DC, and Bethesda, MD. Our ability to communicate is essential for creating and sustaining a satisfying relationship. Often, the style of communication is more of a problem than the problem you are communicating about. Under stress, people use defensive communication styles that alienate their partners. ... Read More
 

Cognitive (Thought) Distortions and Core Beliefs

Carlos Durana, Ph.D. provides couples counseling, psychotherapy, and individual counseling in Washington, D.C., Reston, Virginia, and Bethesda, Maryland. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) looks at how our thoughts affect our view of ourselves, of others and of the world. We have thoughts or evaluations about events, ourselves, and about our emotions and our behaviors; this in ... Read More
 

Changing Habits One Step at a Time

Six steps to healthier living in Reston, Northern Virginia, and Bethesda – let life and wellness coaching and counseling be your guide. Carlos Durana Ph.D., M.Ac. offers counseling and marital therapy in Reston, Virginia, Washington, DC, and Bethesda, Maryland. Making important changes in our lives can sometimes be more difficult than we think. Lasting changes ... Read More
 

Exploring Personal Beliefs in Counseling

Carlos Durana Ph.D., M.Ac. offers counseling and therapy in Reston, Virginia, Washington, DC, and Bethesda, Maryland. Our experience of reality is determined by the beliefs that we hold about ourselves and the world. Believes are like spectacles through which we see, or like boundaries around us which represent the limits of our experience. Our emotions ... Read More