Everything That You Need to Know about Premarital Counseling Part 2

  Getting married is an exciting time, you’ve found the one person who makes you indescribably happy, and that you want to spend the rest of your life with. While going through the process of planning the perfect wedding, most couples are experiencing what most people refer to as the “honeymoon phase” of their relationship. ... Read More
 

Everything That You Need to Know about Premarital Counseling Part 1

Most engaged couples don’t think about it, but when you are planning your wedding, are you also preparing for your marriage? Recent studies have shown that couples who went through premarital counseling prior to walking down the aisle experienced a 30 percent decline in the likelihood of divorce over a five-year period. Some houses of ... Read More
 

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
 

Why Couples Counseling Is Effective

Couples counseling is for anyone seeking relationship improvement, whether the relationship is going wonderfully and you’re seeking to proactively strengthen it, or the relationship is struggling and needs guidance. In today’s era of ever-expanding understanding about humanity, it only makes sense to consider the tremendous benefits couples counseling can provide for your relationship. Understanding what ... 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