Psychotherapy for couples and individuals in Silver Spring, MD

Couples Therapy

It is never too early to start couples therapy

I focus on helping young adult couples (usually in their 20's or 30's, and sometimes 40's) improve their relationship. I work with couples who are significantly struggling as well as those simply looking for a "tune-up." Sometimes couples seek therapy as they go through a major milestone, such as moving in, making a career decision, having a child, or getting married. Others seek therapy when conflict begins to take over the relationship.  Regardless of the reason, most couples wish they had started sooner. 

 

I help couples understand and improve how they interact with each other, especially during conflict. I will help you have healthy conflict and communication, using evidence based methods such as the Gottman model. Conflict within relationships is inevitable, but it doesn't have to be destructive. In session we will practice having difficult conflict conversations so that you can learn new skills to take home with you. 

I also offer sex therapy to help couples talk about difficult problems such as different levels of desire, orgasm issues, erectile dysfunction, or other concerns. With sex therapy, I will usually assign activities for you to complete in the privacy of your home. There is never any nudity or sexual touching in session. 

 

Couples of all backgrounds are warmly welcome here, including intercultural, interracial, poly, LGBTQIA and gender non-conforming couples. I have specific experience working with first and second generation immigrants, and intercultural couples (partners from different ethnic backgrounds).

Collaborative approach

All therapy services are provided under direct clinical supervision of senior clinicians. In addition to attending trainings throughout the year on the latest treatment methods, I regularly consult with experts in the fields of couples therapy and sex therapy so that you can get the best experience possible.