1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Young Adults and Mental Illness

    Mental illness can manifest at any age. However, certain mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression, tend to become symptomatic in the late teens to mid-twenties. It is not exactly understood why these disorders tend to appear during this time of life, though there is some research that suggests that it may be related to hormonal changes. Certain people are at greate…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. 6 Habits of Healthy Relationships

    At Kentlands Psychotherapy, we offer couples therapy in Gaithersburg, MD, so we are familiar with the habits of people in both healthy and unhealthy relationships. When you are having problems in your relationship, you and your partner may find that having a neutral third party with experience in helping couples improve their relationships may help. In the meantime, here are some healthy habits of…Read More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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