|Flora Ingenhousz, LCSW-C|
From her office in Silver Spring/Wheaton, Maryland (Washington D.C. metro area), she offers both short-term and long-term individual, couples and group psychotherapy. In short-term therapy she helps you find practical solutions for immediate problems, while in long-term therapy the focus is on helping you understand and change self-destructive patterns. While her work is based in psychodynamic theory, she also enjoys studying other approaches. From this rich background she is able to tailor treatment to your unique needs.
She is certified in Imago Relationship Therapy, Group Psychotherapy, and Gestalt Therapy. She also trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Family Constellations, Meyers-Briggs, Pesso psychomotor work, Core-energetics therapy, humanistic/spiritual and body-mind approaches.
With a background in alcoholism treatment, Flora frequently works with people in various 12-step programs. She also is the founder of Hope after Stroke which provides individual and family counseling for caregivers and stroke survivors. Flora is Dutch and moved to the U.S. as an adult. She likes to work with people who were born abroad and who are working on bridging the old and the new world.
She is very well-versed in working with men and women who struggle with depression, low self-esteem, anxiety and anger. She works well with people who wish to be in a committed relationship and equally well with people whose partners are reticent to participate in couples therapy. She enjoys working with people in transition such as adjusting to (re)marriage, coping with divorce, adding a family member, caring for aging parents, and adapting to chronic illness or disability.
Flora Ingenhousz, LCSW-C, BCD
11500 Nairn Farmhouse Court
Silver Spring/Wheaton, MD 20902
(Metro rail accessible)
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In collaboration with you, I create a non-judging place in which to explore these and other questions.
We often see our failures as bad luck, bad choice of partner, or a lack of natural ability. More often it is a matter of how we respond. Often the very responses that were effective when we grew up become obstacles to loving ourselves and others in adulthood.
In long- term therapy, you have the opportunity to explore, rethink and change these habitual ways of responding. You will learn new ways to act that will bring more satisfaction, joy, effectiveness, intimacy and balance. Just like other skills this will require practice. Mozart was blessed with great musical ability but it took lots of practice and courage to become a great composer.
Flora is affiliated with the
Mid Atlantic Association of Imago TherapistsMaryrita Weiners MA, LPC Relationship Therapist, Washington DC Metro area
Imago Relationships International
American Group Psychotherapy Association
Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work
National Association of Social Workers
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work
Montgomery County Stroke Association
Other related links:
Cathy Balzarett, RN, MSCS imago therapy, psychotherapy, virginia, washington, dc
Linda Harter - Deveau LCPC, couple and family imago therapy
Suzanna M. Hillegass, LCSW imago couples therapy, psychotherapy, virginia, washington, dc
Teresa M Hunt, Ph. D. couples and individual psychotherapy, ADHD, anxiety, depression, maryland, washington dc