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What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Friday, September 15th, 2017
What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a short-term form of therapy that usually focuses on one problem at a time.

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a short-term form of therapy that usually focuses on one problem at a time. The goal is to help clients see the how their relationships, thoughts, feelings, behavior patterns, and actions all affect each other. This way, the clients can see how their perceptions about different things affect their reactions to various situations. Cognitive behavioral therapy is not a single treatment technique. It refers to a group of therapies that share certain therapeutic methodology characteristics. Some of these therapies include: rational emotive behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy, among others. (more…)

What to Expect When Seeing a Marriage Counselor

Monday, August 7th, 2017
What to Expect When Seeing a Marriage Counselor

If you’re going to a marriage counselor for the first time, it’s good to know what to expect.

If you’re going to a marriage counselor for the first time, it’s good to know what to expect. It is common for couples to be anxious about that first meeting. It can be helpful to know what sorts of questions might be asked during the appointment so that you are better prepared. Keep in mind that every counselor operates differently and the types of questions that they ask can vary. (more…)

Everything You Wanted To Know About Family Therapy

Friday, July 7th, 2017
family therapy

Going to family therapy can greatly improve your relationships!

Family therapy is centered around systems thinking, or the idea that every member of the family contributes to the dynamic of the entire family. Family therapy examines behavior as being informed by and inseparable from the way that the family functions. Are you curious about family therapy and whether or not it could help out your family? Here’s what you need to know. (more…)

Everything You Need To Know About Marriage And Divorce Counseling

Friday, March 10th, 2017
marriage divorce counseling

Counseling can often be the best solution for your marriage or divorce struggles.

Just like marriage, people seeking a divorce may need to seek a professional who can assist in making the transition a smooth one for all parties involved. Despite the popularity in our society, divorce is still a hard thing for people to endure. As such, it is important for people who are going through a divorce to consider seeking professional help for advice and support as they transition their entire lives. (more…)

5 Common Misconceptions About Deaf People

Friday, March 3rd, 2017
deaf people

The top deaf myths, busted!

There are a variety of myths that people have regarding the deaf. It’s important that we start to debunk these myths and learn to treat the deaf with the respect that they deserve. (more…)

Family Counseling and Divorce: How It Can Help Your Children

Friday, October 7th, 2016
family counseling and divorce

Let us help your children through your divorce.

Divorces can be a stressful time for the entire family, but can be especially tough on children. This time can cause feelings of loss, sadness, depression, confusion, and even anger. While young children often lack words to express these feelings, older children may be more vocal about their feelings. But no matter the age, children everywhere may feel like the divorce is their fault. During this time, it is important for parents to not only speak with the children themselves, but to also offer them additional support by seeking professional help. A family counselor may be able to help your child. So how can you and a family counselor help your child through a divorce? Read on to find out.

Take Care of Your Child’s Needs

Even though you are busy with your own stuff, it is important for you to make sure your children are taken care of. Children depend on you and they need to know you are still capable of taking care of the family’s needs and decisions. It is important not to change their routine too much in order to keep their stability. It is important for children to know that regardless of which parent is taking care of them, they will always have clean clothes, something to eat, and a bed time they can depend on.

Reassuring Your Children

When things change, it is always to reassure your children that things will be alright. Take the time to listen to their concerns and try to understand their point of view. It is also extremely important to assure them that it is not their fault and that it is alright to be upset.

Try Family Counseling

While you may be reassuring your children that everything is alright, it may be helpful for your children to visit a family counselor. Family counseling is often an outlet for children who are experiencing problems and are unable to talk about them with their parents. This counseling can help settle your child’s fears and help reassure them that this divorce is not their own fault. A family counselor will also help you figure out what you child is feeling and how you can help address these problems on your own.

Divorce can be extremely difficult and stressful for children. But with family counseling, your children will be able to deal with their feelings. For more information on our counseling services, call Family Service Foundation today!

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Family Service Foundation, Inc. has been serving the greater Maryland area since 1936. This nonprofit organization helps Maryland residents across a span of different areas such as mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse, and provides interpretation for deaf and deaf-blind individuals. To learn more about cerebral palsy or other developmental disabilitiesvisit here.

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Question to Ask Your Marriage Counselor

Friday, September 16th, 2016
Marriage counselor

What are some things you would like to ask your marriage counselor?

Everyone enters their marriage expecting it to be easy. You’ve been with your spouse years before being married so you think you know each other well enough to commit the rest of your life to that person. But being in a relationship with a person is very different from being married to them. Once the wedding is over, you will have to live with that person, figure out how they spend their time, and get to know them without the “manners” portion of their personality. This can lead to many arguments and even some resentment. But if you truly love each other, you may be able to seek help with a certified marriage counselor. So how do you choose a marriage counselor to help your marriage? Let’s take a look at some questions you should ask your marriage counselor to figure out if they can help you. (more…)

How Can You Benefit from Anger Management Counseling?

Friday, July 1st, 2016
anger management

If you feel yourself becoming in a fit of rage, it could be time to seek some help with anger management counseling.

Joy, sadness, disgust, fear, and anger are the five basic emotions everyone feels. But depending on how you manage and express your anger, this base emotion could have positive or negative effects on you and everyone around you. Some positive effects of anger can be motivation to work on our problems and to help satisfy some of your needs that are often ignored. But some negative consequences can occur when your anger is not managed or expressed appropriately. Let’s take a look at some signs you may benefit from anger management counseling and what you could take away from a few sessions with Family Service Foundation. (more…)

What Is DORS and How Does It Work?

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
Working with DORS

When you work with DORS, you will feel independent and confident in your abilities.

As a part of our Developmental Disabilities services, Family Service Foundation works with individuals to help them find a job based on their skill level. We often train and assist our clients with assistance in developing and building their resumes through job tryouts, shadowing, and informative interviews. FSF often coordinates with DORS to help our clients find the right position for them. But what exactly is DORS and how can it help you and your loved one? Let’s take a look at this government funded service. (more…)

What are Community Learning Services?

Friday, March 11th, 2016
Community learning services

Community learning services allow individuals with disabilities to learn a skill and help their community.

For many adults with developmental disabilities, holding a typical 8-hour job can be extremely hard. This can not only leave them dependent on someone else for their living costs, it can also contribute to frustration levels and leave them feeling depressed. But with our community learning services, these individuals – our clients — gain skills that can be used to benefit members of the community and build self-esteem.  So what is community learning? Read on to find out! (more…)

At Family Service Foundation (FSF), a social services organization in Baltimore, Maryland, we are dedicated to providing advocacy and support to individuals with mental and physical disabilities that have recently left inpatient settings. Integration back into the community can be difficult; for that reason, each member of our team works to provide services specifically tailored to each individual and family that we work with. We believe that all individuals can achieve their highest levels of social, physical, and emotional well-being in the community when they have the proper support. FSF specializes in serving Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and individuals with intellectual disabilities. We also have American Sign Language interpreters on staff at all of our locations for the convenience of our Deaf and hard of hearing clients. For more information about The Family Service Foundation, please visit our website at or give us a call at 301-459-2121.
5301 76th Ave
Landover Hills