Counselor / Therapist in Bethesda, MD

Joanne Irving, PhD

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Survive an affair/ infidelity ...then thrive as a couple!
Develop the relationship you've always dreamed of having!
From my many years of experience as a psychotherapist, I know the quality of our relationships is central to our entire experience of life. If our primary relationship is not going well, it is hard for us to be truly happy so I am especially passionate about helping couples in crisis, when there has been some kind of betrayal.

So many relationships that start out feeling wonderful and exciting end up in frustration and disappointment. In addition, life crises can stress a relationship to the brink. It saddens me to know that couples go through the intense pain of breaking up only to struggle in their next relationship. It doesn't need to be that way.

I help couples learn skills that give them immediate relief from their most hurtful encounters and foster deep empathy, understanding and connection. In only a few coaching sessions with your partner, you will learn how to communicate in ways that:
* Rekindle friendship and passion
* Truly resolve long standing conflict and
* Lead to individual growth and satisfaction.

I see psychotherapy as helping people access their inner resources, deepen their self awareness, develop strategies for overcoming obstacles and break old habits, and learning coping skills to face the inevitable stresses of life. I am an empathetic, active listener who approaches my clients' concerns with deep respect, honesty, pragmatism, caring and sometimes, with humor. I am results oriented and ensure that my clients can transfer what they experience and learn in my sessions to their real life.

I am humbled and honored by the trust my clients have shown me over the years as me I have accompanied them on their journey back to safety and and enriched personal relationships and to more fulfillment and satisfaction with life.
Joanne Irving is a licensed clinical psychologist and co-founder of The Chrysalis Group Inc. She received her PhD in clinical psychology in 1983 and has worked in a variety of settings including: a residential treatment center for adolescents, a county heath department, a community psychiatric clinic. Since 1988, she has had a wonderful private practice working with individual adults and specializing in couple therapy for the last 15 years. She works with a group of colleagues who specialize in children and adolescents so that clients needs across the life span can be addressed in a coordinated manner.

Dr. Irving is a certified Imago Relationship therapist, an AASECT certified sex therapist and has post-doctoral training in Gestalt therapy, hypnosis, cognitive-behavioral therapy, EMDR and additional marital/couples counseling. She is a member of the Maryland Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, International Coaching Federation, and is currently the vice-President of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Imago Therapists.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Grief and Loss
 Anger Management  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Marriage Counseling
 Body Image Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Caregiver Issues  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Children's Counseling  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Chronic Illness  Relationships
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Self Esteem Issues
 Couples Therapy  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Depression  Stress Management
 Divorce  Trauma and PTSD
 Eating Disorders  Work and Career Issues
 Certified Sex Therapist (AASECT)  Clinical Psychologist
 Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.)  Licensed Psychologist
 Member, American Psychological Association (APA)
PhD 1983
Maryland Psychological Association
American Psychological Association
Mid-Atlantic Association of Imago Therapists
American Association of Sexuality Educators, counselors, and Therapists
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, credit cards
Hours:9:00 - 7:00 pm
License:MD #1884
4405 East-West Hwy Suite 301
BethesdaMD 20814
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