An Introduction to Individual Therapy: Part One

Individual therapy, also known as therapy, psychotherapy, psychosocial therapy, talk therapy and counseling, is a joint process between both a therapist and the individual in therapy. Many individuals seek out therapy in Bethesda MD for help and assistance with issues that arise in their lives that are hard to face alone, along with a myriad ... Read More
 

5 Reasons Why People Seek Out Individual Counseling

There is a myriad of reasons why people seek out individual counseling throughout the course of their life. Counseling involves more than just sitting on a couch and talking to someone about how you feel, it is a great tool that is useful in helping individuals cope, deal, and work through whatever issues they are ... Read More
 

Reasons Why Couples Should Seek Out Marriage Help!

According to various studies, marriage rates are on the decline at a staggering 50% of first marriages ending in divorce. While this is a high percentage, it has also remained at 50% for the last 30 years. There are many different factors that contribute to divorce rates, including partners’ level of education, religious beliefs, and ... Read More
 

8 Tips for Improving Communication in Your Relationship

Anyone who has been in a relationship knows that “communication is key”. Even if you’ve not been in a committed relationship, or seen a therapist Bethesda MD, you’ve probably heard that phrase at least once before in your life. Just because we know that communication is key, it doesn’t mean that we necessarily always know ... Read More
 

Signs that Your Marriage Needs Help

While no one likes to admit that their marriage is less than perfect, it is not uncommon for couples to go through periods where outside, professional help may be necessary. Sometimes it is easy to see and recognize that you need marriage help, while at other times it isn’t so obvious. Here are 4 signs ... Read More
 

Partner Choice and Stages in Relationships

The choice of intimate others in relationships appears to be influenced by two important needs whose fulfillment results in completion, wholeness, and the development of higher capacities such as compassion, forgiveness, and kindness for couples. First, we are attracted to differences; we seek partners with qualities that we are missing ourselves. These traits were repressed ... Read More
 

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. But ... Read More
 

Attachment Styles in Intimate Relationships

The capacity to make meaningful intimate bonds is a key feature of healthy personality functioning. The processes of attachment and intimacy are fundamental to the development of close relationships. Attachment refers to the inborn need and tendency of human beings to make strong affectionate bonds with significant others, resulting in closeness, security and safety. Attachment ... 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
 

Cognitive (Thought) Distortions and Core Beliefs

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 turn affects our ability to cope with life. Researchers estimate that we have over 60,000 automatic thoughts per ... Read More