1. 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

  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. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Managing Your Anxiety

    Everyone experiences anxiety occasionally, but sometimes, it goes farther than normal worrying. Anxiety can be incredibly debilitating, and sometimes people require psychotherapy or medication to manage it. If you believe you have an anxiety disorder, it is important that you talk to a professional to ensure you get the treatment that you need. If you need help, contact us today; Kentlands Psychot…Read More

  10. 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