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

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

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

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

Small Changes That Have A Huge Impact On Your Marriage

The word “relationship” is synonymous with hard work and dedication. Thinking back on your wedding day, it may be a whirlwind of events and memories. But what comes after should be clearly defined by the married couple if you want a relationship that will last. These are some of the skills taught in relationship therapy ... 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

Why do couples have a difficult time discussing money?

You’ve probably experienced a time with your significant other when you want to talk about money and what it should be spent on or saved for but avoided the conversation because you didn’t want to strain the relationship. Money is always a hard topic to talk about, especially with your significant other. According to a ... Read More