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Family RVing Washington DC

Why do RVs appeal to so many families? Most importantly, RVs allow parents to reestablish relationships with their children by removing life’s daily distractions. On an RV trip, families are not faced with the interruptions of routine home life, yet they have all the comforts of home. RVing families are able to enjoy each other’s company and kids are free to be themselves, without the distraction of soccer practice, swim team or piano lessons.

Dr. Sarah Pillsbury
(202) 332-9473
1616 18th St. N.W. Ste. 213
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LCSW
Licensed in DC
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Psychosomatic, Attachment Disorders
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Lauri Preston
LRP Resources
(240) 462-7347
7600 Flower Avenue, Suite 131
Takoma Park, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C, LICSW
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Sleep Disorders, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Deborah Taylor
(571) 235-3221
1801 N. Quaker Lane
Alexandria, VA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Virginia
29 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Melinda Salzman
(301) 588-3225
Suite 503 8830 Cameron Street
Silver Spring, MD
Credentials
Credentials: MSW
Licensed in Maryland
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Disorders, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Le Andrea Banks
Lekaiban, LLC
(301) 801-4626
10125 Colesville Rd., Suite 138
Silver Spring, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSWC
Licensed in Maryland
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Anger Mana
Populations Served
Offenders/Perpetrators, Caregivers, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Gigi Gruenke
Brookland Pastoral Counseling Center
(202) 526-4445
1325 Quincy St. NE
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in DC
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Immigration/Newcomer, Anger Management
Populations Served
Immigrants/Refugees
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Jennifer Kogan
(202) 215-2790
4000 Albemarle Street, NW Suite 510
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in DC
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorders, Women's Issues, Postpartum Depression
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Lauren Rubenstein
Integrative Therapy
(301) 656-9607
5480 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 229
Chevy Chase, MD
Credentials
Credentials: PsyD
Licensed in Maryland
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Women's Issues, Postpartum Depression
Populations Served
Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Irene Walton
(301) 589-0209
8811 Colesville Rd., Suite 102
Silver Spring, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Susan Shewchuk
Susan Shewchuk
(240) 778-9384
7910 Woodmont Avenue Suite 460
Bethesda, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C, C-SWHC, MSW
Licensed in Maryland
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Immigration/Newcomer, Life Tran
Populations Served
Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Strengthen Family Relationships by Rving

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December 31, 2009 by Woodalls Editorial Staff ·  

Today’s fast-paced life often leaves busy parents searching for opportunities to spend quality time together as a family. Increasingly, families are discovering that vacationing in an RV is the best way to cement family relationships while having a great time.

Family camping “Bringing the family closer together was the top answer for parents when asked what are the most important benefits of family RV camping in “Campfire Canvass,” a semi-annual nationwide survey of a random sample of RV owners by Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). Other highly ranked responses were “providing a learning experience,” “teaching kids to respect nature,” “broadening their horizons,” and “developing wholesome values.”

In a recent research study conducted by Louis Harris and Associates, nine out of 10 current RV owners said RVs are the best way to travel with the family. Perhaps even more significant, 62 percent of survey respondents who have never owned an RV said they also thought that an RV is the best way to take a family trip.

Why do RVs appeal to so many families? Most importantly, RVs allow parents to reestablish relationships with their children by removing life’s daily distractions. On an RV trip, families are not faced with the interruptions of routine home life, yet they have all the comforts of home. RVing families are able to enjoy each other’s company and kids are free to be themselves, without the distraction of soccer practice, swim team or piano lessons. Owning an RV also means every weekend can be a vacation, allowing quick getaways with minimal preparation and planning.

According to Christine Loomis, travel editor of Family Life magazine, author of 11 children’s books and mother of three, RV trips give families the opportunity for “do-nothing time.”

“It takes a lot of energy to cope with the hectic pace of everyday life,” she said. “The entire family has to have time to put everything on hold, except the family relationship. The RV provides the means to hit the road, leave the daily routine and enjoy quality time together.” Many parents also supplement their children’s learning during their RV travels. The Campfire Canvass found that 43 percent of families cite visiting a historic location for educational purposes. Science and nature centers, zoos and ...

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