Therapeutic Tseng

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Honoring the Body You Were Born Into

by Christina Tseng, March 29, 2021

Everyone has the ability to impact the world in a positive manner, but we’re not all going to contribute in the same ways. We are born in a multitude of different identities, cultures, and bodies. We have strengths and we have weaknesses. The goal is to find the way in which you can uniquely shine and create a positive impact for others.....


How does Therapy work?

by Christina Tseng, March 23, 2021

Going to psychotherapy is different than going to many of your other healthcare providers. Normally, our job as a patient or client is to go to the doctor’s office, have them examine or diagnose us, wait for the doctor to tell us the problem, and then receive medicine from the doctor. We often experience a passive treatment process where we wait to be told what is going on with us and what medicine we need to take to fix it.....


How Ginny and Georgia reflects the current state of Asian Americans in the racial hierarchy

by Christina Tseng, March 15, 2021

I binged-watched Ginny and Georgia on Netflix this past weekend and I loved it. I really enjoyed how they spotlighted on race, class, and even regional differences that make up parts of systemic inequality in America. To me, it was a reflective piece on how all of us are in different stages of growing and learning how to be more equitable to each other.....


What To Expect in My Therapy Session?

by Christina Tseng, March 8, 2021

Every therapist has their own style to practice therapy, which doesn’t make it easy to know what a therapy session will be like. An easy distinction is whether the therapist adheres to a structured program or detailed methodology. Your therapist may guide you through a step-by-step process such as the Gottman Method of Relational Therapy or Dr. Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy....


Why is Therapy Expensive?

by Christina Tseng, March 3, 2021

Therapy costs money. You don’t get to walk away with a physical product or a material symbol of what you paid for. Why does it cost so much and how do we justify the cost? The big factor is that when you are going to a therapist, you are paying for a private slot of time with the therapist to work on your mental health......


What to Expect in a Consult Call

by Christina Tseng, February 22, 2021

A consultation with a therapist allows you to have a chance to speak with them in person and get a feel for their personality and vibe. Before your consultation, it’s ideal to make sure they accept your insurance or you are comfortable to pay their self-pay rate. Your therapist can answer any details regarding insurance or financial processes that you are not sure of, but it will take time out of your consult call.....


Therapy is an investment in yourself

by Christina Tseng, February 18, 2021

Therapy is a deep-dive exploration into what creates negative patterns in your cognitive and emotional process, which frequently manifest into negative automatic actions. To stop such a cycle in its tracks, we have to go to the root of the problem. I feel like these days, we always want to find the hacks and shortcuts. However, with something as important as your mental and emotional state, we want to make sure you are solidly healthy and able to go achieve your dreams....


Improving Couple Relationships: Principle #2

by Christina Tseng, November 10, 2020

I frequently hear couples in the therapy room tell me that they want to work on the marriage. There are several downfalls to using a working perspective of “improving the marriage”. A marriage does not exist without the relationship. A relationship is a living dynamic created from the chemistry of the partners’ interactions. Like all living things, the relationship requires nurturing care to grow....


Improving Couple Relationships: Principle #1

by Christina Tseng, November 9, 2020

A relationship is definitely a team. Team members work together to achieve goals. The primordial goal of a relationship is to embark on an infinite journey of giving and receiving love. In a relationship, we strive to make the other partner happy and fulfilled, and of course, forever in love with us....


How COVID-19 will truly tear apart our families and relationships

by Christina Tseng, October 27, 2020

In the heat of the COVID-19 panic, there is a desperate urge to protect ourselves from a virus of which little is known about. We arm ourselves with reading article after article about the advent and spread of the virus. We stock up on protective equipment as well as daily necessities, since COVID-19 has threatened life as we know it. We have ended up engaging in oppositional discussions with our loved ones about what is the best thing to do for the family or relationship....

Christina Tseng, LGMFT

Hi there! I’m a Licensed Graduate Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Maryland. My goal is to help you bring about lasting changes that will make you happy. What makes you (specifically you) happy could take many different forms. You may want to improve your relationship with your romantic partner, your relationship with your family, or even your relationship with yourself. I take a good hard look at the foundations of these relationships and walk you through ways to strengthen these relationships and create space for greater authenticity in those areas of your life.

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