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. Many people feel that way, prior to coming. For some, they feel black couples counseling is all about being labeled or judged. They feel that black couples counseling is about placing the blame on the intended party.

This is not our approach at all.

Here at Keith Miller and Associates, black couples counseling is about sitting down with someone you can trust and 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. If you’re looking for black couples counseling, 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.


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?

On the issues that are at hand. There might be certain underlining issues, issues which revolve around the main one. However, we choose to focus on the primary goals, not the subsequent one. Once we get rid of the primary issue, the other subsequent ones will go away.

For more information about us and how we do things, visit us online.

Dr. Monique Walker is a couple and family therapist with years of experience providing individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy. She can will help you heal from trauma, depression, anxiety, feeling stuck, and other forms of relational and interpersonal distress.

Working with Dr. Walker will allow you to explore, understand, and have more compassion for the multiple layers within your personality. With couples, she is a very active presence to help partners have productive conversations, and offers clear steps to help you create the kind of relationship you desire.

In addition to training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) , Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) , Dr. Walker is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) , an integrative and effective approach for individuals who have been impacted by trauma.

Call for a free consultation: 202-629-1949 ext. 0

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