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Marriage Counselors Silver Spring MD

Marriage counselors help you deal with marriage difficulties and build a healthy long-lasting relationship. Read on to learn more information on marriage counseloers in Silver Spring, MD that give access to marriage therapy, marriage crisis solutions, tips on communication skills, and family therapy, as well as advice and content on pre-marital counseling.

Mr. Mark Hirschfeld
Mark Hirschfeld LCSW-C, BCD DBA Marlboro Therapeutic Services
(301) 933-6182
11002 Veirs Mill Road Ste. 707
Wheaton, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C, BCD
Licensed in Maryland
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PT
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Offenders/Perpetrators, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Le Andrea Banks
Lekaiban, LLC
(301) 801-4626
10125 Colesville Rd., Suite 138
Silver Spring, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSWC
Licensed in Maryland
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Anger Mana
Populations Served
Offenders/Perpetrators, Caregivers, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Judith Peres
Supporting Successful Transitions
(301) 455-5140
4848 Battery Lane Suite 202
Bethesda, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
38 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Educ
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Brooke Ugel
(202) 256-4646
4963 Elm Street, Suite 108
Bethesda, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Traum
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Carole Palmer
Carole Palmer, Psychotherapist
(301) 718-9122
7920 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in DC
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Diane Williams Hymons
White Oak Psychological Center-Counseling-Consulting-Training-Services
(301) 754-0411
11235 Oak Leaf Drive Suite 110
Silver Spring, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C, LICSW
Licensed in Maryland
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relations
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Paul Kelner
Paul H. Kelner, LCSW-C
(301) 388-0178
8830 Cameron Court Suite 101
Silver Spring, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C, LICSW
Licensed in Maryland
31 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Disorders, Sexuality Issues, Men's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith
Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith
(301) 656-1404
4405 East West Highway, Suite 304
Bethesda, MD
Credentials
Credentials: PsyD, LICSW, LCSW-C
Licensed in DC
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Carol Hendler
Carol Hendler, LCSW-C, CSAT
(301) 718-6298
5480 Wisconsin Ave Suite 220
Chevy Chase, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
21 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Offenders/Perpetrators, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Susan Shewchuk
Susan Shewchuk
(240) 778-9384
7910 Woodmont Avenue Suite 460
Bethesda, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C, C-SWHC, MSW
Licensed in Maryland
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Immigration/Newcomer, Life Tran
Populations Served
Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Are you making time for your marriage?


by Stephanie Foster

It's easy to lose track of the important things when you are raising a family. It's hard enough to pay enough attention to your marriage when you have children; if you add working from home to the mix, it can become nearly impossible. Yet a strong marriage is one of the greatest gifts you can give your children.

There are some simple ways to make sure your spouse knows how much he or she means to you, however. These tips won't solve all your problems, but they will help you to remember how much your spouse means to you.

1. Say "I love you" often. My husband and I say these three little words every day. We start the day with them, and the day ends with them. It means so much to hear the words, even when you know your spouse loves you.

2. Be honest with each other about your needs. If your spouse is not doing something you wish he or she would do, say so, whether it's helping with housework or cuddling. Don't be confrontational, of course.

3. Show appreciation for the things your spouse does. Not only is saying "thank you" a good example to set for your kids, it's one of those small things that makes a huge difference in how people feel about what they've done.

4. Take time to listen. Make sure you know what is going on in your spouse's life. Emotional support is utterly vital in a good marriage.

5. Get time away from the kids together. It doesn't matter if it's for an hour or a few days, just do it. You need to remind yourselves what you mean to each other, and to just relax in each other's company. No need for fancy plans, dinner and a movie or even just a walk will do. Try for at least once a month, better yet, once a week.

6. If you work from home, don't let your job or business run your entire life. Keep a schedule, just as you would at a traditional job. It's easy to let these things get out of hand, but remember why you're working from home in the first place and keep your priorities straight.

A good marr...

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Beatitudes of Marriage

1. Blessed are the husband and wife who continue to be affectionate, considerate, and loving after the wedding bells have ceased ringing.

2. Blessed are the husband and wife who are as polite and courteous to one another as they are to their friends.

3. Blessed are they who love their mates more than any other person in the world, and who joyfully fulfill their marriage vow of a lifetime of fidelity and mutual helpfulness to one another.

4. Blessed are they who attain parenthood, for children are a heritage of the Lord.

5. Blessed are they who remember to thank God for their food before they partake of it, and who set apart some time each day for the reading of the Bible and for prayer.

6. Blessed are those mates who never speak loudly to one another, and who make their home a place "where seldom is heard a discouraging word."

7. Blessed are the husband and wife who faithfully attend the worship service of the church, and who work together in the church for the advancement of Christ's kingdom.

8. Blessed are the husband and wife who can work out the problems of adjustment without interference from relatives.

9. Blessed is the couple which has complete understanding about financial matters, and have worked out a perfect partnership, with all money under the control of both.

10. Blessed are the husband and wife who humbly dedicate their lives and their homes to Christ, and who practice the teachings of Christ in the home by being unselfish, loyal and loving.
[compared from Book]

Source: Saju C Varghese

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Marriage and Health

Marriage and Health
by Poonam Sharma, Ph.D.

A bad marriage or long-term relationship can have detrimental effects on your health, while a good one can protect you from disease and speed recovery. Sociologist Linda Waite, Ph.D., says, "Marriage is sort of like a life preserver or a seat belt. We can put it exactly in the same category as eating a good diet, getting exercise, and not smoking."

John Gottman, Ph.D., a well-respected psychologist and marriage researcher reports that an unhappy marriage can increase your chances of becoming ill by 35% and take four years off your life! He believes "working on your marriage every day will do more for your health and longevity than working out at a health club".

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Although many of us believe that anger is the root cause of unhappy relationships, Gottman notes that it is not conflict itself that is the problem, but how we handle it. Venting anger constructively can actually do wonders to clear the air and get a relationship back in balance. However, conflict does become a problem when it is characterized by the presence of what Gottman calls the "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse:" criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling.

1. Criticism. Criticism involves attacking your partner's personality or character, rather than focusing on the specific behavior that bothers you. It is healthy to air disagreements, but not to attack your spouse's personality or character in the process. This is the difference between saying, "I'm upset that you didn't take out the trash" and saying, "I can't believe you didn't take out the trash. You're just so irresponsible." In general, women are more likely to pull this horseman into conflict.

2. Contempt. Contempt is one step up from criticism and involves tearing down or being insulting toward your partner. Contempt is an open sign of disrespect. Examples of contempt include: putting down your spouse, rolling your eyes or sneering, or tearing down the other person with so-called "humor."

3. Defensiveness. Adopting a defensive stance in the middle of conflict may be a natural response, but does not help the relationship. When a person is defensive, he or she often experiences a great deal of tension and has difficulty tuning into what is being said. Denying responsibility, making excuses, or meeting one complaint with another are all examples of defensiveness.

4. Stonewalling. People who stonewall simply refuse to respond. Occasional stonewalling can be healthy, but as a typical way of interacting, stonewalling during conflict can be destructive to the marriage. When you stonewall on a regular basis, you are pulling yourself out of the marriage, rather than working out your problems. Men tend to engage in stonewalling much more often than women do.

All couples will engage in these types of behaviors at some point in their marriage, but when the four horsemen take permanent residence, the relationship has a ...

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