Message

Message

From Dr. Rosana Marzullo-Dove

Our office is located in Hyde Park (at Bailey Building) in a private and secluded setting. It is a very appropriate space to care for patients suffering from anxiety, depression, having relationship issues, or are looking for a long-term (more in-depth) type of therapy.

Dr. Marzullo-Dove’s well-rounded doctoral and master’s education in clinical psychology provided various techniques and settings to treat couples, adults, older adults, young adults, teens, children, families, and groups.

For children, we use play therapy, behavioral therapy, and Mindfulness – as children have significant difficulties recognizing and voice their emotions, play therapy helps the child create a warm, trusting relationship with the therapist, where life situations can be “played” in sessions. We have treated children with behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, and children from split or unconventional families. Parents’ participation in therapy is welcomed and sometimes required.

We use techniques from different theoretical views for teens, such as art therapy, play therapy, psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), behavioral therapy, Mindfulness, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). Here at Global Wellness, we value confidentiality, and teens feel safe to share their inner thoughts, ask difficult questions and explore themes of anxiety, depression, friendship, relationship, sex, etc. Parents will sometimes be part of therapy, as we value parents’ participation and adult modeling of behaviors.

Our founder’s experience at Howard University Counseling Center in Washington DC, helped utilize many techniques in working with young adults. Based on building a good relationship with the client, we see young men and women who are dealing with anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, academic issues, work issues, “adulting” issues, and who are now confronting their inner feelings about their past (or present) traumas. Talk therapy (Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy [CBT], Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Emotional Freedom Technique [EFT]), and other techniques are the core of this treatment.

Our experience and bulk of our work are with Adults and Older adults dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting, life transitions, separation/divorce, death/dying, work/retirement, mood, and personality issues. Talk therapy (Psychotherapy, psychoanalytical exploration, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy [CBT], Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Emotional Freedom Technique [EFT]) and other techniques are the core of treatment adults. We also offer some Group Therapy for qualifying individuals.

Support for parents is found in many different ways in our office:

Before conception, we provide support for individuals dealing with fertility issues or deciding to have children or not. We also work with parents going through the adoption process (before and after).

After conception, we provide support for mood and anxiety issues and support parents who have lost their child (due to miscarriage, abortion, or neonatal loss).

Parenting skills (and sometimes Parents’ Group) are offered throughout treatment.

Couples (before and after marriage) come to us when they have either exhausted their communication skills and are still frustrated with the relationship or are having issues of trust, intimacy and need help (re)building the relationship they dream/want. We use Gottman therapy and other psychotherapy techniques.

Message from our Founder, Dr. Rosana Marzullo-Dove

Regardless of the issues presented by my patients, I truly love this profession and the work I do.

Coming from a complex background (I’m a first-generation immigrant) and having an “analytical mind” (I studied Architecture and later Civil Engineering before Psychology) helped me to connect with both men and women from all kinds of backgrounds.

My educational background and experience as a human being, adoptive-mother, student, teacher, friend, family member, and LGBTQ-friendly have helped my patients “normalize” themselves, using positive psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness.

Regardless of your age, I am very dedicated to my patients, providing a good, safe, and non-judgmental environment where you can be “real” and work out your inner feelings.

On a more personal note, when I am not in “working mode,” you may find me walking in neighborhoods, eating good meals, cooking for my family. I sometimes engage with different crafts (painting, knitting, making pieces of jewelry, rock-painting), gardening, meditating, or just soaking up the sun. I try to apply to myself what I preach to my clients.

If you are questioning if you are ready to commit yourself to therapy, give us a call for a 15-minute FREE consultation and find out how you can start this process.

 

Dr. Rosana Marzullo-Dove