Robin Brannan, Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist (LCMFT), Therapist in Kensington, MD

Robin Brannan (She/Her)

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist (LCMFT)

I'm Robin and I'm a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist with 19 years experience helping children, couples, and families thrive

Therapist in Kensington, MD

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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I love helping children ages 4+ discover their superpowers, learn to manage their emotions, build great friendships, and succeed at school. I also help parents understand and collaborate with their children to build a family life they truly enjoy. Families often come to me when their child's ADHD, anxiety, autism, or learning difference has started to make family life more stressful than fun. If you and your partner fight about parenting, I can help you get back on the same page too.

My Background and Approach

You may think a Marriage and Family Therapist only does Couples Therapy. Surprise! That's not true. Therapists with licenses in Marriage and Family Therapy are trained to examine every issue with relationship health in mind. This means that whether we're treating your child's ADHD, your anxiety, or your partner's autism, there's a high priority on ensuring that your relationships get better as a result of our work. I obtained my masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Maryland College Park in 2001 and my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology Summa Cum Laude from Wake Forest University. I provided therapy in public school settings (elementary and middle schools) for 14 years prior to launching my private practice in 2015, so my primary focus is on treating school aged children and their families. However, I do provide couples therapy for couples whose relationship has been impacted by family stress.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Therapy should be fun! Yes, we process difficult and sensitive issues, but we also move our bodies to improve mood and attention, bounce in a bungee chair, or roll on a balance ball. We play in the sand, and create stories together (even online). Therapy must be playful to fully engage a child in the process, and ours is an office for all ages. I believe above all else in each person's right to craft his/her/their own path to happiness. You'll never hear me say that your way of doing it is wrong. What works for you works for you. However to truly work for you, your way of doing things has to work within your chosen relationships. I will challenge your belief that your partner is foolish or your child is bad and help you find common ground. Respecting and hearing each other matters, whether within families or in society as a whole. The balance of power matters too. I'll acknowledge it in families and strive to be a true ally to those experiencing systemic oppression.

I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity
  • Interfaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 19 years of practice
  • Languages: English, EspaƱol
  • Rate: $185 - 190/session

Info

240 242 5185 Email Robin
3720 Farragut Ave
Suite 301
Kensington, MD 20895

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