Laurel Fay

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Availability: Available Openings
License: Marriage and Family Therapist
Address: 8720 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring
United States
Best Way of Reaching Me: Phone or Email is Fine
The reason I chose to specialize in marriage and couples counseling is….:

multi-faceted. A lifelong fascination with interpersonal relationships and the dynamics of honesty, trust and vulnerability coupled with my own parents' divorce (and one parent's remarriage) when I was a teenager contribute to my passion of working with couples. Don't get me wrong: I'm not out to save my parents! But living through that experience as a kid plus analyzing it as an adult in my own therapy have only served to fuel the interests I already had since childhood.
Basically, it all starts with the couple relationship. If a person loves and is loved the way they most need to be, incredible good flows out of that - to their children, families, friends, colleagues and community. Conversely, pain and hurt have a ripple effect as well. It's beyond exciting for me to be part of the positive side of things, and it's what I always aspire to be and do.

What you most enjoy about working with couples is….:

the a-ha moments when they really *get* it - when they deeply understand their partner and/or are deeply understood. The profound relief and connection that floods the room in these moments is absolutely addictive.

Are there kinds of couples or issues that you work with a lot?:

I work with many different types of couples with varying issues, from infidelity to years of miscommunication and distance. The "best" couple for me to work with is those in which one partner is all in, and the other is at least willing to be made willing...often there are very good reasons for reticence and caution. If hearts are still even a little bit pliable and accessible, I can do my work. I've seen some amazing things!

What are the steps to becoming a client in my practice?:

Call, email or text - my intake coordinator Maggie Dodd handles my schedule and can get you the next available appointment. After speaking with you she'll send you a link to our forms, and I'll reach out to touch base with you before our first session.


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