Nancy Hafkin, Ph.D.: Marriage and Individual Counseling in Bethesda, Maryland

Nancy Hafkin, Ph D.
Licensed Psychologist and
Certified Group Psychotherapist
4300 Montgomery Avenue
Suite 201
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
ph: 301-951-9002

About Dr. Hafkin

Dr. Nancy HafkinI have dedicated myself to the full-time practice of providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples and groups for over 35 years. I received my Doctorate in Psychology from The American University in Washington, DC. I also supervise the professional and personal growth of students of mental health.

I am a licensed marriage counselor and a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and hold a certificate from the Maryland Psychological Association in Conjoint (Couples) Therapy. Instrumental in founding the Stepfamily Association of America, I have conducted research, written, and lectured on the blended family since 1979. I co-wrote “The Remarried Family and Infertility” which appeared in the first edition of Infertility Counseling: A Comprehensive Handbook for Clinicians. My article, “The Difficult Former Spouse,” published in the Stepfamily Bulletin, was featured in The Washington Post and the Montgomery Gazette, and I was widely interviewed on this topic.

Some typical themes for the couples who see me are: Learning about transitions to marriage, to parenthood, and to the empty nest; recognizing the myths and realities of stepfamily living; coping with ADHD in a marriage; blending different cultural backgrounds and expectations; dealing with pregnancy loss and infertility; parenting the ADHD child; infidelity; and separation and divorce.

I am a member of the National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists and Past-President of the Mid-Atlantic Group Psychotherapy Society, where training is ongoing and experiential. I lead long-term psychotherapy groups and short term theme focused groups. I have taught group dynamics and mind-body techniques, and received advanced training in infertility at the Mind-Body Center for Women’s Health at Boston IVF.

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"It will be my pleasure to assist you in creating a resilient and satisfying relationship."

Our office is located in Bethesda, Maryland. We serve the Washington Metropolitan area including Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, DC, and communities in Bethesda, North Bethesda, Boyds, Cabin John, Chevy Chase, Colesville, Cabin John, Garrett Park, Gaithersburg, Glen Echo, Kensington, North Potomac, Olney, Potomac, Montgomery Village, Rockville, Olney, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Wheaton, Woodley Park, Cleveland Park, Tenleytown, Georgetown, Mclean, American University Park, Friendship Heights, Montgomery County, 20008 20814 20016 20815 20817 20904 20812 20832 20855 20877 20878 20879 20896 20895 20886 20830 20832 20854 20859 20850 20852 22106 22101 22102 20853 20903 20905 20906 20910 20912 20902.

Services include: Marriage counseling, couples counseling, premarital counseling, relationship therapy, group counseling, infertility counseling, counseling, and psychotherapy for individuals and couples dealing with infertility, stress, parenting problems, cheating, relationship issues, divorce recovery, medical illness, and life transitions.