Uzma Knouss, LCMFT, Psychotherapist,
Collaborative Divorce Coach, Parent Mediator, Parent Coach
You can't stop the waves but you can learn to surf. John Kabat-Zinn
Hello and welcome! As a relational therapist, I will help you understand and create meaning of the struggles that you are are experiencing, as well as uncover how to make the changes that you need to in order to live a more peaceful and fulfilling life.
I hold a Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. I attend monthly professional consultation groups and also devote several weeks each year to trainings and professional development. I am licensed in Maryland and D.C.
I approach individual therapy through a Narrative lens, where the client is the expert on his or her life. I also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and am certified in Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Some of the issues that I treat are anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and loss, stress, identity issues, and life transitions.
In addition to treating individuals, I also work with couples on issues relating to loss of connection and intimacy, infidelity, and I provide separation and divorce counseling. I am certified in IMAGO couples' therapy and also use the Gottman Method when working with couples. I have also worked with many couples that are part of the LGBTQ community.
As a Collaborative Divorce coach, Parent Mediator, or Parent Coach, I will work with you to help you and your partner move through the divorce process in a way that is respectful and effective at reaching your goals . Collaborative Divorce offers a multi-disciplinary team of supportive professionals that will guide you through this often difficult journey in a safe and caring manner.
On a personal note, I am originally from the Washington D.C. area. I have a wonderful husband and two awesome kids.
Creating and nurturing a strong therapist-client relationship is the biggest indicator of success in therapy. I hope that we are able to build this important relationship together!
Learn more about me and my approach in a brief video here!