Depression - Anxiety - Stress - Self-esteem Issues - Relationship Issues - Work-Life Balance - Family Conflicts - Grief and Loss - ADHD - Trauma PTSD -Chronic Illness - Parenting Issues - Life Transitions (getting married/having a baby/relocation/divorce) - Women’s Issues (sexuality, hormonal issues, pregnancy/motherhood, menopause) - Work and Career Issues - Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Acculturation Challenges
It is the collaborative process between therapist and patient. Working together we explore feelings and emotions, and identify behaviors that the patient would like to change. Having a better understanding of themselves and others makes it possible to work toward a desired change.
Self-esteem and confidence issues
Feeling stuck and having trouble making decisions
Grief and loss of a loved one
Adaptation to a new culture
CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS
We believe that through therapy, children and adolescents can increase problem- solving capacities, express emotions in a healthier way, learn in a better and productive way, and develop age-appropriate verbal skills.
Parents consult us for a variety of reasons, including:
Signs of low self-esteem
Difficulties in school (behavior and academic)
Adjustment to social situations
Adjustment to changes after moving, separation, or divorce
Through couples therapy we help create a safe space, finding new ways of developing closeness and connection. We help identify unhealthy and hurtful patterns that create disconnection and conflict. Therapy can help people to better understand each other and to strengthen their relationships.
Feeling disconnected from your partner
Power struggles (financial, sexual, parenting)
Conflicts related to different backgrounds
Lack of desire
Fighting over the same issues
Learning to communicate and understand each other
Family therapy helps build better communication, develop healthy boundaries, promote problem-solving through healthier dynamics, and reduce family conflict. Reasons for seeking family therapy include:
Trauma in the family (loss, grieving, natural disaster, moving)
Adjustment to a new situation in the family (birth of a child, separation or divorce)
Conflict with parent
Adult children estranged from parents
Group counseling is a wonderful way to give and receive support. We help people work through problems by interacting with a therapist and a group of individuals with similar struggles. In a safe and confidential setting, each group member can share personal experiences, feelings, and issues to get support from the rest of the group. Research clearly demonstrates the effectiveness of group therapy to treat a variety of conditions.
Some of the benefits of group therapy include:
Supportive setting to discuss difficult emotions and experiences of struggling with a difficult diagnosis
Reduced isolation and loneliness when surrounded by others with similar struggles
Improvement of self-awareness and motivation to change
Feedback from peers can be highly constructive
Learning and making healthy decisions
Learning mindfulness skills (increasing awareness and staying present)
Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
Educational and informative discussions
Some group therapy topics include:
Anxiety and depression
To gain the maximum benefit of group therapy, individuals must be willing to participate. The more open and honest an individual is, the more they get out of the experience.
Roxanna Losada Radley, LCPC and Sandra Cohen, LCPC provide Clinical Supervision with ethical standards set forth by the Maryland Board of Professional Counseling, The American Counseling Association, and the National Board for Certified Counselors.
Global Psychotherapy Center uses a telehealth platform, TheraNest, for those patients who may want to conduct their sessions remotely. Telehealth has become an increasingly popular method of delivering health care services around the world because it offers flexible scheduling and allows you to connect with your therapist from work or home. Note that TheraNest is a secure video conferencing tool that is HIPAA compliant.
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS & PRESENTATIONS
Global Psychotherapy Center therapists regularly present at prominent organizations throughout the Washington, DC area on key mental health issues. Below are some of the most recent events that took place. Please contact us if you're interested in having GPC therapists present at your workplace, professional organization, or other related setting.
"The Strain that the COVID-19 Pandemic has Placed on Couples" (in English) Health & Safety Directorate at the World Bank Group February 24, 2021 Presenters: Sandra and Roxanna
"The Pandemic and its Impact on Couples" (in Spanish) The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Family Association February 17, 2021 Presenters: Sandra and Roxanna
"Mental Health and Wellness Through a Cultural Lens" (in English) The National Institutes of Health November 2, 2020 Panelist: Roxanna
"How to Maintain Balance during the Pandemic Using Your Inner Resources" (in Spanish) The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Family Association September 16, 2020