Seeking Help?

The decision to seek help for a problem is often a difficult one. Concerns may have been building over time or a crisis may have occurred which is affecting you or your family. Making the initial call to a counselor is a critical first step toward resolving the problem.

Choosing the right therapist is equally critical and consideration should be given to the therapist's education and training, maturity, empathy and compassion, and level of experience with your particular circumstance.

The practice of Covington & Hafkin and Associates is dedicated to helping people understand and resolve their problems. Our therapists are experienced in dealing with a broad range of mental health issues and use a variety of therapeutic approaches to help develop coping strategies to fit individual situations. We provide guidance through the exploration of values, beliefs, and feelings to help promote an increased self awareness and a greater sense of well-being.

Give us a call at 301-279-9030 or 301-951-9002, or email info@covingtonandhafkin.com

See who in our practice was recognized in Washingtonian Magazine as Top Therapists.

Tara Simpson

Featured Therapist

Tara Simpson, PsyD

Dr. Simpson believes that therapy is a framework to address and resolve current distress by promoting self-awareness and generating useful strategies for positive change. In addition, she emphasizes that the therapeutic relationship can help to identify and modify self-defeating attitudes, thoughts, and beliefs, as well as ineffective behavior patterns. She has specific expertise and interest in counseling for issues surrounding specific areas of expertise in providing counseling for issues surrounding, and unique to, infertility and assisted reproduction. infertility and assisted reproduction, as well as providing psychotherapy for adults dealing with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, low self-esteem, and relationship issues.

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Infertility and Our Veterans

RESOLVE and ASRM have been working tirelessly to change an outdated ban on IVF within the Veterans Affairs. However, there was recently a passage of an appropriations bill which included an amendment to allow IVF and/or adoption assistance to Veterans with a service-related injury causing an infertility medical diagnosis. This is only a temporary fix, and much more is needed to help support these veteran, including better understanding of how these injuries impact the service member.

Laura Covington is working on a qualitative research study that works to better understand how these combat-related injuries that impair fertility have influenced attitudes around family development (i.e.-marriage and procreation) and overall quality of life. If you have a combat-related injury that has impaired fertility or know someone who does that would be willing to participate in the research study, please contact Ms. Covington at 202-412-8022 or laura.covington@integramed.com.