Mission Statement & Philosophy


So you are looking for help for a personal or family challenge? We know that this can be a difficult and frequently overwhelming experience. Common questions you might be asking are…..How do I know who is qualified to help? Whom do I trust? Will they be sensitive to my or a loved one’s problems, pain, issues, or difficulties? How will they be helpful? We invite you to visit, get to know us, and hope you call on us to help you find some direction.

Ours is a holistic approach to working with people. First we want to get to know you and, if you like, become a part of your or your loved one’s “team.” We work hard to develop an accurate understanding of you or your loved one. We strive to understand the biological, personal, educational, occupational, and interpersonal issues that contribute to the challenges our you or your loved one’s face. Our guiding principle is “seek first to understand, then be understood.” Our initial goal is to develop a safe, non judgmental, and supportive relationship that provides the foundation for change. We know that real and lasting change is often a difficult journey that takes patience, persistence, and practice.

Change takes place not only within the office, but is an active process involving work in one’s day to day life. Where warranted and with client permission, we actively work with other systems to facilitate change, that is, schools, doctors, tutors, hospitals, family members, etc.

We work with you to develop treatment designed to help you or your loved one resolve the obstacles that stand in the way of reaching your goals. That might mean learning to accept and manage those challenges in a new and creative manner. We work hard to integrate the most current scientific principles and research about the therapeutic approaches that yield the greatest opportunity for positive change in order to enhance one’s ability to reach your goals.

We invite you to browse our site. If you have questions or think we can help give us a call. 301-587-2818