1. When ADHD Makes Homework Time Hell

    Q: I cannot get my child to focus on school work. I have tried helping him myself throughout the school year, but he is always distracted with something and cannot sit still for even five minutes. He was recently diagnosed with ADHD and I’m starting to think that label is taking over his school life and impact his motivation and confidence. How can I best support him and help him to learn to foc…Read More

  2. When Your Family Is a Bunch of Scrooges

    Originally Published in the Lakelands Leader in our advice column The Laudable Life Q: It's early December and as usual I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the things I needs to get done; school parties, work parties, neighborhood parties, gift shopping, family travel, and decorating the house before we go away for the holiday. It's too much! Worse yet I can't seem to get anyone to help. My husba…Read More

  3. Stepping Back from Parenting Your College Student

    Originally published in our advice column the Laudable Life in the Lakelands Leader Q: Our oldest child is leaving for University of Maryland next year.  She's excited, but I'm nervous.  I won’t be there to wake her up for her 8am classes and I won’t be there when she needs me.  What if she doesn’t like her roommate?  What if she gets sick?  And the idea of frat parties scares the hell …Read More

  4. 3 Tips For Communicating With Your Teen

    It is no secret that communicating with teenagers can sometimes be difficult. As an adolescent, your priorities and experiences are just different than those of an adult. It can be easy to fall into a pattern of not really communicating with your teen; it may seem like you’re speaking two different languages, and you each end up speaking at each other as opposed to with each other. At Kentlands …Read More

  5. 4 Signs Of Trauma in Children

    As much as we would like to, we cannot completely shield our children from trauma. Whether it is disturbing event or a tragic loss, no one can completely avoid trauma. However, with the right tools, we can help children to healthily cope with their feelings of loss, fear, and sadness. At Kentlands Psychotherapy in Gaithersburg, our Licensed Clinical Social Workers have extensive experience helpin…Read More

  6. Does Your Child Have Asperger’s?

    Asperger’s syndrome, a neurological disorder on the autism spectrum, has become more commonly diagnosed in recent history. Therefore, there are many parents who come to us, concerned that their child may have Asperger’s. If you suspect that your child may have this disorder, it is crucial that you bring them into Kentlands Psychotherapy for child counseling in Gaithersburg. This is because eac…Read More

  7. Getting The Most Out Of Family Therapy

    Family therapy helps families improve the way they communicate and resolve conflicts. Family therapy can be a healing experience, and you may find that it strengthens your bonds to each other. If there is conflict in your family and you are having difficulty communicating with one another, family counseling may help. At Kentlands Psychotherapy, we specialize in family therapy. Our therapists appro…Read More

  8. Does Your Child Need Counseling?

    It is always difficult to see your child in pain, but when the issue is mental, not physical, it can be particularly devastating. When your child scrapes their knee, you can give them a band-aid and a kiss, but when your child is suffering emotionally, it isn’t so cut and dry. It is hard to know exactly what to do when your child seems to have mental health problems, and many parents only turn t…Read More

  9. Who Benefits From Psychotherapy

    From time to time everyone can use a little help. When times get difficult and problems seem to spiral out of control, professional help is often sought. Mental health problems can affect men, women, and children of every age. Many problems are taken to a professional psychiatrist because their expertise and experience usually means that help is not far off. The residents of Gaithersburg, MD have …Read More