1. Why You Should Be Ready to Confess Your Affair When Asked

    Should you tell your partner about the affair you've had? If you ask a philosophy professor they will likely give you an ethical decision making theory like in this article from Psychology Today. But philosophers work in theory, they don't work with people in crisis. On the other hand, if you ask 100 couples therapists, "Should your client tell their partner about an infidelity or affair?" you mi…Read More

  2. Animal-Assisted Therapy

    Definitions and  Clarification Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) Animal-Assisted Therapy is occurring when a qualified, certified therapists and health care providers employs the use of their own animal, or another trained animal, as a part of a therapeutic treatment plan. Therapy Dogs and Facility Dogs can at times be included in this category. Riley at our practice falls into this category when he …Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  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. Common Mental Health Disorders In Teens

    The teenage years are marked by emotional turmoil, so it can be difficult to determine whether your teen is experiencing a mental health disorder, or just the normal ups and downs of adolescence. Here, we will go over signs that something more serious is happening that requires teen counseling, and the most common mental health disorders that teens develop. How Do You Know Something Is Wrong? Whil…Read More

  9. 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

  10. 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