Counseling Associates of Metropolitan Washington

We have a range and depth of experience working with a variety of conditions and issues including the following:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety (including Panic Attacks)
  • Trauma/Abuse
  • Relationship problems
  • Parenting
  • Family issues
  • Grief and Loss​
  • Anger
  • Work and Career issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance abuse disorders

Areas of Expertise

Finding a therapist who you feel safe and comfortable with is the most important factor in successful outcomes.  We use different treatment approaches – depending on your needs – and may include one or a combination of the following:

  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy focuses on increasing your awareness of unconscious thoughts and behaviors, developing new insights into your motivations, and resolving conflicts to live a happier life.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps you identify unhealthy, unrealistic or negative beliefs or behaviors and replace them with healthy, positive ones.
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy whose primary objective is to teach behavioral skills to help you tolerate stress, regulate your emotions and improve your relationships with others.
  • Family therapy acknowledges that what affects one member of the family often affects all the members of a family. Family therapy helps families or individuals within a family understand and improve the way family members interact with each other and resolve conflicts.
  • Marriage counseling, also called couples therapy, gives partners — married or not — the tools to communicate better, negotiate differences, problem solve and even argue in a healthier way.
  • Mind-Body health/Wellness/Mindfulness  teaches strategies that can help you reduce stress and anxiety and help you cope with challenging situations.