Risa Ganel


Risa Ganel


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - LCM033
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8894 Stanford Blvd. Suite 103
Stanford Overlook
Columbia, Maryland 21045

My Approach to Helping

Couples often find themselves struggling with communication, intimacy, connection, trust and respect, as well as many other issues. If you are often frustrated with your partner, if you with you had more time together, argued less and enjoyed each other more, we'd like to assist you. Couples therapy is our area of specialization and training.
We focus on increasing your understanding of one another, your understanding of relationships and the ever changing needs of a marriage so that your marriage can THRIVE...not just survive.

More Info About My Practice

You may make an appointment on line by going to our website. Read about our therapists and click on the 'Book Now Button' of the therapist you are interested in seeing. You will be able to see available appointment times, fill out your information and choose a time that works for you. If you have any questions, please call us and we'd be glad to talk with you.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

Our goal is for our clients to put us out of business.
We want you to gain the skills and understanding of one another so that you no longer need to work with a therapist. While the length of therapy can vary for each couple, in general we see clients for 8-12 sessions. We determine the frequency and duration of therapy together and we work with you to come to a conclusion as you see fit with our guidance.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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