1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Getting Help For Your Child With ADHD

    Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a common mental condition that generally begins in childhood. It is characterized by difficulty concentrating, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity. Having ADHD makes school very difficult for children because they cannot focus on the lesson and often get in trouble for their disruptive behavior. This often affects their mood; there is a high rate …Read More

  7. 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

  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