Monday, March 25, 2013

Resources for Therapy

Hi everyone!

I wanted to share a list of a few books and references I often recommend to my clients. There are so many tools out there to help each person, so giving up is never an option!!

Take Care,

Inner Passages


“I like that we discuss various techniques, depending upon the type of problem I’m having. I also appreciate that we talk about the science behind the behavior, and I also find your book recommendations for further understanding very helpful. It feels like you customize your counseling for what best fits my personality and experiences and I appreciate that.”

~P. R., 32 y.o., Engineer

Books most often recommended to my clients:

Getting the Love You Want by: Harville Hendrix

The Artist’s Way, by: Julia Cameron

The Dance of Anger, by Harriet Lerner

Unstuck: , by: James Gordon, MD

Mindsight: , by: Dan Siegel, MD

The Wisdom of the Enneagram, by: Riso and Hudson

The Enneagram in Love and Work, by: Helen Palmer

Alternative and Complimentary Modalities:

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Learn More about Pauliann and Inner Passages

Happy Tuesday everyone!

We would like to introduce you to Pauliann, owner of Inner Passages. Check out the information below to learn more about her background and areas of expertise.


 have been practicing as a licensed therapist in the D.C., Washington metro, and surrounding areas for over 10 years. I am proud to be a community-based therapist, treating and supporting local clientele, and striving to serve my local community.

My expertise includes treatment of:

mood disorders
depression
anxiety and bipolar disorders
long term effects of trauma, including childhood neglect, physical and sexual abuse
family systems issues, including divorce, remarriage, blended families and parenting concerns
issues with the “sandwich” generation; supporting those struggling to both raise children and care for aging parents
My clients include:

Adults
Children, teens, and pre-teens
Families
Couples*
* I am experienced in, and welcome, treating couples together and individually, if you are interested in this arrangement.

I provide counseling and work as an individual and family therapist in the Washington D.C. Metro area, including Gaithersburg, Rockville, and Potomac in Montgomery County, Md., and Old Town Alexandria, Va.  Limited weeknight and Saturday appointments are available.

A Holistic Therapy and Coaching Practice

My work as a therapist is a reflection of my experience that the pursuit of happiness and well-being is a compelling journey in which we all engage. It is also a process that is often difficult and painful.  As social beings we share a common need to feel connected, but our difficulties and pain can cause us to feel disconnected from ourselves and others, unbalanced and alone.  It is through connections and relatedness to our deepest selves and each other that we find ease in our journeys.  I am committed to helping people improve their sense of balance and quality of life.

I strive to help my clients feel safe and supported; to be a compassionate and knowledgeable companion with whom to link arms.

I assist my clients in exploring the origins and dynamics of imbalance and discomfort in their lives and environments, and collaborate with them in developing insight, understanding and strategies to address these issues.

I specialize in deep emotional healing and in supporting my clients through developmental and situational life crises and transitions.

I am also deeply committed to helping heal troubled relationships, including:

relationships with one’s self
relationships among and between couples, children/adolescents, their families and peers
individuals in their social environments (work/educational)
I encourage my clients to participate actively in forming their goals for our work together, and in creating new ways to promote healing, health and confidence.  With expanded awareness, my clients feel assisted along their personal journeys toward these goals.



I am particularly skilled in facilitating emotional release processes, creative expression and mind-body healing.  In my experience, deep inner work combined with  attention to practical problem solving allows people to develop healthier and happier ways of being in their lives and relationships.



Other Services
I help clients develop skills for emotional literacy as a certified PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills) and PEERS Instructor in both office and workshop settings, and have specialized training in Attachment Theory, Brief Strategic Family Therapy, Substance Abuse, Adolescence and Trauma.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Welcome!! Inner Passages Therapy (Kentlands, Maryland)

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the blog for Inner Passages Therapy, located in Kentlands, MD. Stay tuned to our blog to find out more about what we do, how we can help you, and other interesting things about therapy and counseling in Maryland!


Our expertise includes treatment of:

-mood disorders
-depression
-anxiety and bipolar disorders
-long term effects of trauma, including childhood neglect, physical and sexual abuse
-family systems issues, including divorce, remarriage, blended families and parenting concerns
-issues with the “sandwich” generation; supporting those struggling to both raise children and care for aging parents

Our clients include:

-Adults
-Children, teens, and pre-teens
-Families
-Couples

You can check out our website at: http://innerpassagestherapy.com/