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Welcome to Counseling for Contentment

Counseling for Contentment LLC is a comprehensive psychotherapy practice that helps people throughout the lifespan. Our mission is based on the philosophy that children, families, couples and adults enjoy and desire connection with one another and contentment in their lives. Our counseling can help people develop healthy, securely-attached relationships, learn to communicate ones needs effectively, manage and express emotions clearly, and feel empowered to tackle life's many challenges AND rejoice in life's gifts. The human spirit is incredibly strong and everyone has the capability to make their life better and overcome their struggles through compassion, understanding and connection toward themselves and others.

Offices in Silver Spring & Bethesda, Maryland. Call 301-625-9102 for an initial appointment. Come visit our blog.

Counseling Services

For Individuals, Families, Couples and Groups

  • Do you find that you (or a loved one) need help in relationships and/or are overwhelmed with sadness, anxiety or stress?
  • Do you feel the need to have more than advice from friends?
  • Are you looking for on-going support to reestablish wellness in you or your loved one's life?

Individual, Family or Couples Counseling may be just what you need.

Couples Therapy
  • Would you like to re-connect with your partner and be able to share yourself in a warm and loving way?
  • Do you feel that your partner is not “there for you”?
  • Do you find that there is no “safe haven” at home for connection and love?

Couples counseling can provide a pathway towards creating a safe haven for reconnection, intimacy and developing new music for your couple “dance”.

Early Childhood Psychotherapy Services

Does your child...

  • Often play by him or herself?
  • Get into frequent conflicts with other children?
  • Fall apart easily in a group?
  • Seem overly competitive or very shy?
  • Get bullied by other children?
  • Have difficulty separating from you?

Your child may benefit from an evaluation, Child Play Therapy, Family Therapy or Group Play Therapy. As well, Parent Guidance and Support can help you help your child.


Washington Baltimore Center For Emotionally Focused Therapy

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Marie is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and a ICEEFT Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist. She has been a practitioner since 1992 and opened her private practice, Counseling For Contentment LLC, in 1999. She and her associates assist clients in realizing and accessing their strengths; developing self-acceptance; developing communication and stress management skills; and create connected, secure relationships in order to rebalance their lives, realize goals, and feel contented with themselves and their relationships.

“We create a supportive environment of empathy, trust, confidence and success when working with our clients. This allows each client to work at their own pace and comfort level and to discover and create their own vision for a contented, well lived life.”


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