MICAH BRADY, LCSW-C, LICSW

CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER, PYSCHOTHERAPIST, AND COUPLES AND INTIMACY SPECIALIST
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I’m Micah Brady. I have been fortunate to practice Social Work for over 17 years with a rich diversity of people, places, and personalities. I chose this profession as the Social Work values of “start where the client is,” “understand that the person is a product of their environment,” and the inherent “importance of human relationships” spoke to me. I believe interpersonal connections are important for our health and well-being, our resiliency, and making the most of life.

I’m a strong advocate of a strengths-based, collaborative, evidence-based approaches, and implementing strategies and solutions that bring about the best result. There is so much “advice” from “experts” how can you possibly know who to turn to? Well, I follow the evidence.  To that end, I turn to the Gottman Institute of Relationships  and their wealth of research. Dr. John Gottman and his trained clinicians can assess with over 90% accuracy whether couples will stay together, or go their separate ways based on evidence-based data. I have learned the data, and I stand ready to help you achieve the connection, communication, and conflict-management tools you need to have a healthy, happy relationship.

I have a passion for helping couples learn how to connect on a deeper level, and how to make their love last.

A MORE PERSONAL INTRODUCTION…

” What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.”
THE GOTTMAN INSTITUTE
“Couples will always face conflict, but how you deal with conflict is key. In happy relationships, conflict is an opportunity to understand the other person’s point of view. You do not have to agree with them, you don’ t have to ‘switch teams,’ but at the end of the day you want to understand each other more, even if you agree to disagree.”
MICAH BRADY, LCSW-C
“Turning toward each other instead of away, listening to your partner, and showing appreciation lead to a great sex life, a long-lasting friendship, and creating shared meaning and value in your relationship.  Every positive thing you do in your relationship is foreplay.”
DR. JOHN GOTTMAN
“Your spouse doesn’t always need advice. Sometimes all they really need is a hand to hold, an ear to listen, and a heart that understands.”
MARRIAGE365.ORG
‘Your emotional awareness and ability to handle feelings will determine your success and happiness.”
DR. JOHN GOTTMAN
“Ask yourself if this style of communication is helping you become closer to each other, and if not, rethink your strategy.”
MICAH BRADY, LCSW-C
“Romantic love is not the least bit illogical or random. It is the continuation of an ordered and wise recipe for survival. We now have a map that can guide us in creating, healing and sustaining love. This is a consummate breakthrough.”
DR. SUE JOHNSON
“Many couples are very busy these days, but that doesn’t mean that “scheduled sex” has to mean an “unromantic, to-do list chore sex.” The keys are 1) to ensure that love and affection are displayed outside of sex, 2) both people are communicating their needs and willing to negotiate around them, and 3) you are both looking forward to this couple time together. Most couples don’t have the luxury of spontaneous vacations, spontaneous nice dinners, and spontaneous babysitters showing up. So plan when you need to, and enjoy the simmer of looking forward to intimate time with your loved one.”
MICAH BRADY, LCSW-C

EDUCATION YOU CAN TRUST

POST GRADUATE WORK, CERTIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Gottman Institute Seven Principals for Making Marriage Work Presenter
  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda Continuing Education Presenter
  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda Field Supervisor for MSW Students (various Universities)
  • Gottman Institute for Relationships Post Graduate Program, Seattle Washington
  • University of Maryland Advanced Trauma Treatment Post Graduate Program
  • International Psychotherapy Institute Post Graduate Program, District of Columbia Chapter

  • Walter Reed Bethesda Sexual Health and Intimacy Post Graduate Program