All of us who live and work in the DC metropolitan region cope with a lot of stress every day. We know stress, anxiety, sadness, and anger are bad for us, both physically and mentally, but we are often reluctant to seek help for ourselves.
Once we become professionals and parents, we sometimes think we should be able to solve our own problems. Trying to ‘grin and bear it’ or ‘go it alone’ often only makes the problem worse. We may find ourselves ‘stuck’ in unhealthy ways of feeling, acting, or thinking that prevent us from being the person we want to be. Psychotherapy is a proven treatment modality that brings long-term relief. Our psychotherapists have the clinical expertise to help. We believe in working with you collaboratively in a warm, supportive, non-judgmental setting. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Adult psychotherapy can help with a variety of emotional, behavioral, developmental and relationship issues. Your psychologist will help you gain an understanding of current issues and work toward achieving positive changes in your life.
We treat a variety of adult mental health challenges including:
- Relationship issues (Separation, Divorce and co-parenting)
- Loss and Grief
- Career issues
- Difficulty maintaining relationships
- Health challenges leading to depression
- Managing life transitions
- Coping with life-work balance
The Statsen family was referred to therapy by their school counselor after their 15-year-old adolescent son reported to his teacher, “I didn’t study for my exam because my family was fighting all night and I couldn’t think, so I went to bed.” The Statsen family is comprised of mom and dad and four children. They have been experiencing challenges recently because Mr. Statsen lost his position at work, and Mrs. Statsen is now working late hours to supplement income. The children are angry because she is not at home and dad is “always angry”.
The psychologist will work with this family to help them communicate their feelings to each other about the lay off and the challenges they have faced financially.
The family had never engaged at this level and greatly benefited from opening up and developing empathy for each other. This included role play and how different roles have impacted their views of each other.
They negotiated a plan to meet as a family on Sunday nights to discuss what they might expect for the week ahead and how each may help get driving schedules coordinated, dinner on the table, and how to support the overall needs of the family.
Mr. and Mrs. Statsen work together in negotiating their new roles and how they can find it productive for the family.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation.