“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”

– Carl Rogers

Client reviews

The following reviews are from people who we have worked with. We ask for feedback from those we help to better inform how we conduct therapy. We also want people who are searching for reviews of therapists or counselors in Bethesda, MD to see what people are saying about the services our clinic provides. Below are several reviews that our clients gave permission to share. To protect confidentiality identifying information has been removed.

"Lorraine has provided concrete strategies to help us, and she has always demonstrated quick understanding of our situation as well as great feedback. Because we are a lesbian couple, it has been such a benefit to have a therapist with a deeper understanding of our identities."
Anonymous
"Lorraine has facilitated a safe place for my wife and me to discuss our issues and address problem areas in our relationship. Although it seems like we are still headed to divorce, Lorraine has continued to offer support to both of us as we move forward. She has been most helpful in facilitating our sessions."
Anonymous
Silver Spring, MD
"Lorraine is a caring and insightful person. She creates a safe space for me to process what is happening in my life and specific tools that help me cope with anxiety."
Anonymous
Silver Spring, MD
"Learning positive communication skills has helped us in multiple situations. Not only have we been able to understand each other more effectively but we have also become closer and have been able to discuss more deeper emotions."
E.B.
Rockville, MD
"Robin was very welcoming and created a safe space for us to fully be ourselves and express what we needed."
Anonymous
“My wife and I have new strategies to resolve disputes. Robin was helpful in addressing our challenges by listening and offering timely insights. Robin Smith is excellent.”
Anonymous
Washington, D.C.
“My life has changed so much since attending therapy. The insights into my past and how they’ve come to shape the way I see the world today along with how other [people] have completely different experiences”
Anonymous
Gaithersburg, MD
“I think [therapy] is helpful to guide the discussion and keep us focused. For me, it’s finding ways to address anger and learning to communicate better.”
B.B.
Gaithersburg, MD
“The most beneficial aspect of therapy for me has been feeling less worried about the thoughts of others and how they view me.”
Anonymous
“[Therapy has helped] me open up and understand how my fears and adaptations affect my relationship. I am more open and able to express my needs and wants. I feel more justified in having these needs.”
J.B.
Bethesda, MD
“I feel like I’ve learned better techniques for dealing with conflict and I don’t practice avoidance as much as I had in the recent few years.”
Anonymous
Hyattsville, MD

Bringing Baby Home™ reviews

"[Bringing Baby Home] is priceless. It gave me lot's of knowledge about what I was doing right or wrong in my relationship."
H.A.
Hyattsville, MD
"Learning about the Sound Relationship House is such valuable information for all couples/parents."
M.T.
Bethesda, MD
"I enjoyed learning about baby signals"
Anonymous
Fairfax, VA
"I learned what cooperative play means and I am excited to share this info with my clients!"
J.B.
Springfield, VA