Marriage and Couples Therapy in DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase

Relationships are complicated.  They are the source of the greatest pleasures and the source of the greatest pains. And conflicts and problems are a part of living.
However sometimes these do not resolve themselves and couples are trapped a cycle of unhappiness. But even with long standing problems there can be hope to learn new ways of working on communication to rekindle and rediscover what is positive.

But a relationship when stuck needs outside help to approach things in a new way.

Dr Drell offers Effective Marriage Counseling and Couples Therapy in DC, Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Potomac

I counsel couples on how to work on and strengthen their relationships.  For any of us, the first step in making positive change in a marriage or relationship is to understand and see ourselves clearly. I have over 30 years of experience helping marriages and couples deal with the realities of life and improve their communication when they feel trapped.

They have learned how to better cope with the stresses that are a part of any relationship and learn new ways of communication and relating to their partners.

I have been quite lucky and have been married for almost 40 years. During that time I have learned more about myself than I ever wanted to know. I keep learning. I must.

Every relationship requires constant work and effort. Keeping a relationship alive and growing requires energy.

I help people find the energy and resources to work on themselves and their relationship.

You can find help with your relationship or marriage and recapture what you had or reevaluate where your are and change what is possible.

My therapy and other counseling techniques work to help people grow and can help a relationship even when it seems impossible.


Therapy helps a person see reality more clearly. We all tend to avoid seeing what is difficult and we often tend to react rather than respond thoughtfully.

Victor Frankl said: We are most human in that moment between stimulus and response.
Therapy is a process of learning to focus and develop that capacity within all of us.

Divorce and Separation Counseling in DC

Therapy can help you learn to see clearly and discover what may have been lost or not available in a relationship. There are times when it is best to move on.  With couple counseling I can help people see what is possible and what is not and help them deal with the pain of separating and moving on.

Therapy and counseling can help navigate this part of life in the best possible way.


What is Counseling ?

The most important part of  counseling and therapy for couples is learning to see the full reality of the situation. This means to recognize ones own feelings and how one has been living.   When one is in pain and feels stuck one often does not see all the options. People often just repeat what is familiar even though it doesn’t help change the problem.

I help people see clearly and find options and solutions for what is causing them pain. Counseling and therapy can often help renew a marriage and find a way for a couple to get back together.  

Contact me, Ask the difficult questions and learn how therapy can create a positive change in your relationships and your life. 202-232-8608

I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist with over 30 years experience providing counseling and therapy services in Washington, D.C. I specialize in anxiety and depression treatment, as well as marriage therapy and couples counseling. Convenient to Georgetown, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Chevy Chase, Potomac, MD, Alexandria, Arlington, McLean, VA