Black Couples Counseling

Here at Keith Miller and Associates, we pride ourselves in setting the appropriate counseling environment. For those that are seeking black couples counseling, this is quite essential. We don’t want counseling to feel forced.

Our counseling is about sitting down with someone you can trust. Creating a safe space to have difficult conversations.

With black couples counseling, we help you reduce blame and criticism that is common during relationship conflict. We’ll help both parties feel comfortable with themselves and the situation. We want you to share what is going on, in a truthful manner. This way we can get to the root of the problem, not the symptom.

BLACK COUPLES COUNSELING: FAQ’S

1) What will happen the first visit?

We will just have a simple talk. We will find out why you are here. We will also find out what you hope to accomplish with your session. We want to know the root of the issue and how we can go about fixing it.

2) What do I have to tell you?

You don’t have to tell us anything you don’t want to. These sessions are not forced. You discuss what information you feel comfortable talking about, nothing more. We will never probe you for information that is not part of your treatment.

3) Where do you place the primary focus?

We create a safe and calm environment for you to have productive conversations. We want to hear your stories, about your situation. Our questions and interventions will set the tone and help you both lower your guard.  We’ll help you get what you need in a way that’s good for you and good for your partner.

Below are the black counselors on our staff: 

Maya Foster, LMFT
Psychotherapist for Individuals and Marriage/Couples

Office Location: Dupont Circle

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Maya Foster is an individual and couples counselor, and a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). She can help you heal and change the long-standing patterns that are obstacles to living a life of greater joy and freedom. Her expertise includes trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, and relationship issues.

Working with Maya will bring you into deeper and more compassionate understanding of key parts of yourself. As a couples therapist, she actively helps create a productive environment in the sessions, and offers clear steps to create better relationship skills.

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Marjorie Nightingale, JD, MFT
Marriage/Couples Therapist, Sex Therapist
Office Location
Dupont Circle

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Marjorie Nightingale is a marriage and couples therapist that is passionate about helping couples discover possibilities for healing and connection. She offers targeted interventions to especially improve communication and reduce conflict, and is skilled at providing necessary support to recover from infidelity.

Marjorie is a skilled sex therapist that specializes in treatment of sexual performance and arousal disorders for for men and women (low desire, anxiety, premature ejaculation, and erectile dysfunction). She can help partners successfully navigate sensitive topics like mismatched sexual desire, fetishes, painful sex (dyspareunia) or sexual identity.

In individual therapy, Marjorie is successful at treating anxiety, depression, anger, and relationship issues.

Marjorie brings a wealth of life experiences to her clinical practice, working as an attorney, non-profit executive, and director of a social welfare agency prior to becoming a therapist. She is currently a PhD candidate at Drexel University in Marriage and Family Therapy. Her numerous published clinical research has focused on studying couples therapy or sex therapy treatment for African Americans.

 

Dr. Tifphane Riley, MFT
Individual Psychotherapist & Marriage, Couples and Family Psychotherapist

Office Location: Dupont Circle

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Tifphane Riley is a Couple and Family Therapist, specializing in Sex Therapy, with over 10 years of experience providing individual, couple, group and family psychotherapy. She can help you heal from symptoms related to trauma, mood regulation, anxiety, depression, infidelity, relationship issues, and sexual dysfunction.

Tifphane has been trained in Systems Family Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Systemic Sex Therapy. She has experience working within communities of color and the LGBTQ community to improve access to justice and health resources.

 

We provide counseling for:

  • Marriage and Relationship Issues
  • Premarital Counseling with Bethesda Counseling
  • Drug Treatment with Bethesda Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Mind-Body Counseling

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