Are you stuck in the painful self-talk of shame? In this post, we explain the difference between feeling guilt and shame and offer new language to make amends... continue reading.
Are We Out of the Woods Yet?
New relationships can bring shadows of the past. Read another helpful metaphor from Emily Cook Therapy, with the help of Taylor Swift!... continue reading.
Know the Five Signs
Learn the about the Five Signs of Suffering from the Campaign to Change Direction. Individual therapy in Bethesda, MD can help... continue reading.
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.
Dating your spouse
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.
Trapped in a cage that you built
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.
Due Date Club
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.
The Four Horsemen
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.