Many people decide to seek individual therapy after some sort of crisis: a break-up, career change, or loss of a loved one. Others are looking for relief from depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem. Individual psychotherapy can help with all of these issues.
I work with people who are seeking change in their life. Perhaps you’ve wondered, “Why do I keep making the same mistakes over and over again?” Psychotherapy can help answer that and many other questions and put you on the path toward greater acceptance of yourself and others.
For individual therapy, I see patients once or twice a week depending on the nature of the presenting issues. The purpose of the first session is to find out why you’ve come to therapy and to see if we’re a good fit. Finding the right therapist with whom you feel comfortable is extremely important. After deciding to work together, we’ll discuss your goals for therapy and begin collaboratively working toward them.
Couples often seek therapy when they find themselves:
- Frequently arguing
- Communicating ineffectively
- Feeling angry, bitter, or resentful
- Not wanting to spend time together
- Feeling emotionally disconnected
- Losing interest in sex or intimacy
- Being physically or emotionally unfaithful
I use a variety of techniques in couples work to help you and your partner engage in more open, honest, empathic communication that seeks to minimize blame, contempt, and resentment in the relationship.
If you have these or other issues in your marriage or partnership, couples therapy is an excellent way to create more understanding and connection between you and your partner. Conflict is a necessary and unavoidable aspect to every relationship. But how the couple manages and resolves that conflict is what matters. If you feel that your marriage is suffering because unresolved issues have taken over, then couples counseling is for you.
*I currently have 2 openings in my Women’s Group for 30 & 40 year-olds that meets weekly on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:45. Members are dealing with issues of depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and relationships. The cost is $125 per session and will likely be reimbursed under most insurance plans. Please contact me directly if you are interested in joining this group.*
- Long-term women’s psychotherapy group for those who identify as women in their 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. This psychodynamic process group will be comprised of women who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationships, perfectionism, worthiness, vulnerability, and family of origin issues. The focus will be on the “here and now” experience of group members, providing insight into members’ ways of relating to others in an honest, yet supportive atmosphere. The group will meet in-person on Thursdays from 11am-12:15pm in downtown Bethesda.
I also facilitate Daring Greatly™ Groups based on the research of Brené Brown (see The Daring Way™ page)
For more information on Group Therapy, please click here.
Sex therapy can address…
Low sexual arousal or desire
Concerns about sexual orientation/gender identity
Impulsive sexual behavior
Difficulty reaching orgasm
Intimacy issues related to a disability or chronic condition
Pain during intercourse
As an AASECT Certified sex therapist, I work with both individuals and couples to help people fully enjoy and cultivate their own sexuality in a more satisfying way. I help people learn more about their own views of sexuality, their bodies, and the importance of communication in cultivating a healthy sexual relationship. Talking about sex can be very anxiety-producing for many people, so I try to be as accepting and non-judgmental as possible. I enjoy working with heterosexual, homosexual, pansexual, and polyamorous individuals and couples and consider myself sex-positive and kink-aware.