Counseling is to strive for change, to find strength, and to experience growth. And it takes courage to be actively involved and willing to work on your life challenges such as anxiety, stress, relationship issues, or life transitions. Striving for change in any of these areas is the expression of your curiosity or may be a deeper necessity to explore the possibilities for enhancing the quality of your life. In either case, my counseling practice is committed to ensure a joint effort in a supportive and therapeutic climate in which constructive change can occur. As a counselor, I understand that the struggles involved in working through one’s barrier are balanced with the benefits of embracing greater sense of well-being. I value the opportunity to work with you and welcome any questions you might have regarding my professional services. Please contact me by phone or e-mail if you would like to set up an appointment. I look forward to meeting you.

Individual, Couple, and Family Counseling

It is a special privilege to work with people who desire to thrive in their relationship by showing inner courage and engaging in life enhancing activity rather than to remain inactive. You may be thinking about counseling for yourself, your child, your family member, or someone you love and care about. You may have reached this point of searching for help because of feeling of being overwhelmed, frustrated, “burned out”, distressed, afraid, or even hopeless. You are pondering on the feeling that something may be wrong either within you or in your outside world. You are searching for answers and you may have tried different solutions that you could think about. And, still find nothing is working. There are many circumstances that might lead people to seek the confidential support of a professional counselor. Therapy sessions provide invaluable opportunity for those who are committed and want to improve their life situation. Motivated individuals can benefit from therapy and achieve tangible results by strengthening their relationship, deepening their trust, and learning how to better nurture and enjoy their life.

Tel: 301-806-6948
Fax: 240-390-2400

Dr. Fereshteh Darya is a psychotherapist and a licensed clinical professional counselor serving clients with variety of mental health, relationship, marriage, and emotional issues in the Washington DC metropolitan area.

Areas of Specialties:
  • Improving relationship (Family, couple, parent/child, peer)
  • Stress Management and Coping
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Ethnic and Cultural Issues
  • Elderly Issues
  • Impulse Control
  • Woman's Issues
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Communication Skills
  • Group/Workshop
  • Goal Setting
  • Grief/Loss
  • Parenting

My Philosophy

I am a strong proponent of health-oriented and positive psychology that emphasizes what is right with people rather than what is wrong with them. My counseling work is based on the integrative approach to psychotherapy that is best characterized as going beyond and across the confines of any single orientation. I draw from different theories to form a comprehensive view of all the complexities of human conditions and emotions. The reason to do this is because no one theory has all the answers that could effectively work with every individual and situation.

Working Together

The process of counseling works best in a collaborative effort. Together we explore your experiences, feelings, and challenges. In a therapeutic relationship you are actively involved in an honest and willing manner to work on the presented issues both in sessions and between them. Counseling can facilitate self-exploration helping you to achieve a healthy and satisfying life balance. However, you have an important role in reaching the desired outcome you really want and looking for. Remember, nobody can change you but yourself.

Your First Step

If you are ready to make the first step and to bring positive change in your life, I would be honored to sit with you, your child, or family member and help you resolve your issue and lend a hand to heal the hurt you are experiencing. Please contact me to make an appointment and discuss your concern. I provide confidential counseling services to individuals, couples, and families who may be experiencing problems in their family, marriage, work, and personal lives. I work with you toward achieving the agreed-upon goals within the counseling process. More importantly, I will do my best to make you feel comfortable with my style and approach prior to committing to this journey.