1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Co-Parenting With Your Ex

    Co-parenting requires you to be empathetic and patient with your ex, which is easier said than done. Break ups are fraught with emotion, even when you can choose to never see your ex again. When children are involved, you have to accept that you will have to work with your ex to ensure that your child gets the best parenting possible. While it is stressful, there are steps you can take to make it …Read More

  5. Principles of Effective Couples Counseling

    When the relationship between you and your partner is in distress, it can be hard to know where to turn. You may have heard that there is no point to going to couples therapy because it “never works.” It is true that couples who go to therapy together often break up, but this is due to the fact that many couples wait until their marriage is already essentially over to try therapy. When couples…Read More

  6. Tips For a Healthy and Happy Marriage

    A good marriage takes a concerted effort from both partners. Love is a verb; you have to action to keep the spark alive. Here are our marriage counseling tips on how you can actively and positively love your partner and contribute to your marriage. Show physical affection. When you make contact with your spouse, whether holding hands, hugging, or just a quick kiss before you leave for work, you ar…Read More

  7. 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

  8. Falling Out Of Love

    It is no secret that marriage can be difficult. Often times many people enter into marriage with the false notions that marriage changes everything, and no problems will ever occur. In fact, marriage can be just as difficult as it is rewarding. Just as falling in love is easy, falling out of love can be just as easy. Many married couples seek marriage counseling services in Gaithersburg when they …Read More

  9. Signs That Couples Therapy Is For You

    Stress, anxiety, and relationship issues can take a toll on us all. These issues can become cyclical and put a strain on interpersonal and intimate relationships. They can also cause changes to our emotional, physical, and spiritual health. It is not surprising that many people who are dealing with excess stress, anxiety, and relationship issues reach out for help by means of couples therapy in Ga…Read More

  10. Anger And Aggression In Marriage

    All marriages come with their own set of challenges. No couple is immune to the trials and tribulations that come with long-term relationships. While some married couples fight, excessive anger and aggression are something that needs to be dealt with by a professional before trouble occurs. Anger isn’t necessarily a detrimental emotion, everyone deals with anger on a regular basis. Anger is only…Read More