Welcome (back!) to Emily Cook Therapy! Perhaps it’s been a while since you’ve visited our website, or maybe this your first time. We invite you to take another look at our webpages–from our new practice welcome video on the homepage, to new associate therapist profiles (we’re a practice of six!), to new services like career... continue reading.
Couples therapy has helped my husband and I make great improvements in the quality of our marriage. We’re communicating better, compromising, and feeling hopeful again about our future. One of our recurring “homework” assignments is date night–do you have any suggestions for making the most of our dinner dates? Wahoo!! Major kudos!! You two sure must... continue reading.
I’m tired of feeling angry and hurt, but I can’t help it! Loved ones in my life make me feel terrible sometimes, especially when we disagree, and I walk away from discussions either fuming or near tears. Why can’t they just stop making me feel this way? Sometimes, I find myself saying to the clients in front of me,... continue reading.
I’m newly pregnant and interested in connecting with other new moms with a due date near mine. I need some new-mom friends! And how can I find out about the best local resources and services for new parents in Bethesda? Congratulations on your pregnancy! The journey towards parenthood is filled with excitement, joy, and new... continue reading.
For a long time, I’ve been hurt emotionally by someone close to me. And, anyway, he is unwilling to talk about what happened or even admit that he hurt me. I want to let go of the pain and move on, but he doesn’t deserve forgiveness. What can I do? When you feel forced between two... continue reading.
My spouse and I aren’t treating each other very well lately and I think it has to do with how we talk to one another. Neither of us feel good after a “talk” and it’s not very loving. Can you help us understand what’s going on, and teach us how to fix it? Geeze, this is... continue reading.
My husband and I are expecting our first child in a few months. My OB asked me to start thinking about my birth plan. I’m an anxious person and I’m worried about the birth plan being carried out the way I want it to be. How can I approach my birth plan so I can be... continue reading.
Emily Cook Therapy has exciting news… We’re moving! After just one year, the practice has out grown our office on Del Ray Avenue. We’re moving across town to a three office suite with windows that look out onto a tree lined street. The building is the professional home to many psychotherapy practices–not only is it in... continue reading.
Even though we’ve been to a few couples counseling sessions and have begun to better understand our relationship problems, I still feel so angry with my partner. I know I need to work on giving up anger, but it feels so hard to do. You’re right– giving up anger is hard to do. Anger is a powerful... continue reading.
My wife cares more about her mother’s opinion than mine. Even though we’ve been married for five years, she still involves her mother in decisions that I think should be between us, like our finances or how we take care of our baby girl. It’s like she’s on Team Mom instead of Team Marriage. There... continue reading.