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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
 

5 Most Common Reasons People Begin Therapy

Many studies have been conducted to determine what percentage of the population seeks out marriage, couple or individual therapy. Additionally, experts want to better understand WHY people choose to seek out counseling services. The simplest answer is that people go to therapy to get help. This help can come in many forms, including having someone ... 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