1. Veterans and PTSD

    It is incredibly common for military veterans to experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, after returning from war. As a military veteran, you may have seen or experienced deeply traumatizing events, and this can affect you even when you are back to civil ian life. In the military, you are asked to put your feelings to the side in order to protect our country. However, ignoring the very…Read More

  2. Practicing Mindfulness For Anxiety

    Mindfulness is a hot topic in the mental health community at the moment. You may be familiar with the concept of mindfulness from meditation or yoga. Mindfulness is simply the act of being present. There are studies that suggest that mindfulness-based therapies may be helpful for people with anxiety disorders. The theory behind this is that mindfulness allows you to be more aware of your physiolog…Read More

  3. Alpha-Stim a Safe Alternative in the Treament of Insomnia, Depression, and Anxiety

    At Kentlands Psychotherapy in Gaithersburg, MD, we are proud to offer Alpha-Stim as a treatment option to our patients. Alpha-Stim is a therapeutic device that uses cranial electrical stimulation (CES) to alleviate the symptoms of anxiety, depression, insomnia, and some pain disorders. The device is roughly the size of a cell phone. The patient clips the device to their earlobes and receives a low…Read More

  4. Exercise As A Treatment For Depression

    When you have depression, you may feel like there is no hope for you. However, there are many treatment options for depression now, and by taking active steps towards recovery, you can manage your mood disorder. One such treatment option is psychotherapy. If you need psychotherapy in Gaithersburg, MD, Kentlands Psychotherapy can help. In congruence with therapy, some patients choose to make lifest…Read More

  5. Are You In A Codependent Relationship?

    The term “codependent” is usually used in connection with partners of substance abusers, but it can apply to other people as well. Someone is codependent when they cannot function as an individual, and organize their identity around another person; their self-worth is defined by the approval of their partner. Sometimes, people who are codependent have difficulty recognizing this quality in the…Read More

  6. The Benefits of Couples Therapy

    For people who have never participated in couples therapy, it is typical to feel anxious and uncertain before their first session. At Kentlands Psychotherapy, we have helped many couples in Gaithersburg, MD work through their issues and revitalize their relationships. We understand that you may be hesitant to try couples therapy because it involves talking about emotions that may make you uncomfor…Read More

  7. What Is Postpartum Depression?

    When you give birth, it is typical to experience what is called “the baby blues.” The baby blues last only a few days after your child is born, and may cause you to experience moodiness, sadness, anxiety, irritability, trouble sleeping, and difficulty concentrating. These feelings are normal, particularly when you have experienced such a huge life change. After a week or two, however, these fe…Read More

  8. Facts About Anxiety Disorders

    While everyone experiences anxiety from time to time, people with anxiety disorders are more or less constantly in an anxious state. Over time, when left untreated, anxiety disorders can get worse and interfere with daily life, influencing such aspects of their lives as work, school, and relationships. Fortunately, anxiety is a very treatable condition with many options.  The Symptoms The term …Read More

  9. Common Misconceptions About PTSD

    In the media, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is generally presented as something that war veterans develop that makes them “crazy” and “violent,” but this is a dangerous misconception. PTSD can happen to anyone, and symptoms can manifest in a variety of different ways. As with many mental conditions, there are certain misconceptions about PTSD. Here, we outline some common myths you…Read More

  10. The Benefits of Alpha Stim

    You may never have heard of Alpha Stim, but it is an incredible tool that is gaining prominence in the medical community. Alpha Stim is a device that is used worldwide to treat anxiety, depression, insomnia, and chronic pain. It works by electrically stimulating the nerve cells that produce the neurotransmitters associated with mood. Over time, this improves sleep, decreases anxiety, and lifts moo…Read More