Individual Counselor, Couples Counselor, Family Counselor
Licensed Graduate Marriage and Family Therapist, Bethesda, MD
Clinical Degree: University of Maryland, Couple and Family Therapy
Expertise: Self-esteem/Self-worth, Relationship Skill Building, Trauma
Available: Wednesday evening; Sunday afternoon
Prepare/Enrich Certified: Yes
Discernment Counseling: No
Direct Phone: 240-630-0182
About Kaitlin Doyle
Many people seek therapy because they feel “stuck”. This sense of “stuckness” may be present with your partner or family members, or may pervade your everyday life. In my experience, this “stuckness” can have many origins, including childhood experiences, poor partner communication, mental health diagnoses (e.g., depression or anxiety), or family dynamics. Whatever the cause may be, together we can work to help you move forward feeling positive and fulfilled.
My style of therapy is open, warm, and empathetic. I strive to build relationships with my clients by listening carefully to their unique perspectives and concerns. I also believe that just as every client has unique challenges, they also possess unique strengths. My passion is helping clients gain deeper understanding of the pattern of these challenges and building upon their strengths to overcome them. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques drawing from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and family systems models.
I am a certified PREPARE/ENRICH counselor and can provide therapy in English and Spanish. I hold a Master’s degree in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Maryland. My thesis research focused on the effects of childhood trauma on new mothers’ self-perceptions.
Finally, a little bit about me: I grew up in North Carolina, but have lived all over the East Coast! Before becoming a therapist I worked in education and in a psychology research lab. I enjoy traveling and learning about new cultures. In my free time I practice yoga and might incorporate some mindfulness and breathing exercises into our sessions!
Kaitlin Doyle is accepting new clients. She is available Wednesday evenings from 4:30 PM onwards and Sunday afternoons from noon to 5 PM.
Endorsement by Practice Owner, Dr. Emily Cook
Kaitlin is a skilled marriage and family therapist and a wonderful addition to Emily Cook Therapy’s team. She focuses her work on meaningful connections — those that she makes with her clients, and those that she helps couples and families create among one another. Kaitlin’s therapeutic style matches her personality: she is warm and deeply empathic, and she has a way of keeping even the most difficult conversations light-hearted. She is naturally insightful and, like me, enjoys using illustrative metaphors to help her clients understand and relate differently to their challenges and successes. Clients truly benefit from working with Kaitlin.
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MS, Couple and Family Therapy, University of Maryland
BA, Psychology and Hispanic Linguistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Maryland Marriage and Family Therapy License #LGM599, licensed since 2016