Hello! My name is Taylor Rapuano (she/her) and I’m an LCPC based here in Washington, DC, and practicing in Maryland. I’m so thrilled to be joining the Monarch team.
Have you encountered the abbreviation “CBT” and found yourself in the dark about what it means or entails? If so, you’re not alone, and today, we’re here to shed some light on this acronym. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT for short, is a powerful form of psychological intervention and treatment proven to address various mental […]
Dr. Dana Harron discusses the intersection of trauma and eating disorders.
Carissa Hannum LPC discusses level of care considerations for eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and ARFID.
Commuting Sanely in DC, Maryland or NOVA is Not Easy – But These Tips Can Help Now that the government has avoided closing, many of us are returning to the office at least part-time. You might have noticed that there are more and more cars on the road in the morning. For many of us […]
A Therapist’s Thoughts on Two Trauma Resources The Body Keeps the Score Bessel van der Kolk You may have heard that our bodies store traumatic memories and about how our bodies respond to the traumas that we have experienced. Perhaps you want to learn more about the science of trauma and the body, as well […]
Tips From a Psychotherapist on Finding a Good Fit for Therapy Choosing a therapist is an overwhelming task at a time when, by definition, you are usually not at your peak. But a little bit of effort now can go a long way – research clearly indicates that the relationship you have with your therapist […]
Where You Can Process Your In-Person Therapy Session in Chevy Chase, MD Friendship heights has more to offer than just amazing therapists. 🙂 We have been finding that some people have been taking the entire morning or afternoon for wellness when they visit our in-person offices. As body-mind practitioners, Monarch therapists strongly endorse this idea! […]
Are You “Your Own Worst Enemy”? “I shouldn’t have eaten that.” “I can’t do anything right.” “I’m a failure.” Have thoughts like these ever popped into your head? Or perhaps they don’t pop in so much as linger on repeat. Thoughts like these can feel so isolating, and it can feel like you are the […]
Body Image During a Hot, Humid Summer We are about three quarters of the way through summer, which can be a good time to pause and check in with yourself about how you’ve been feeling this season. Summer can be a fun time of the year filled with beach vacations, concerts, rooftop dinners etc. These […]