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
 

An Integrative Approach to Anxiety Therapy

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 are all necessary responses in adapting to life. However, people with anxiety disorders experience anxiety with a ... Read More
 

Trauma and Psychotherapy

The word trauma comes from a Greek word meaning wound. In psychiatry, the term refers to an experience that produces psychological injury or pain. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) sometimes occurs after one has been through a traumatic situation. A traumatic event is the experience of something horrible and scary happening to oneself, or witnessing it ... Read More
 

Depression: A Treatable Problem

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 ability to work, eat, sleep, and enjoy life. A person can experience one or more depressive ... 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