Based in Bethesda-Chevy Chase Maryland and the District of Columbia, Tory Joseph offers parent coaching and counseling to suburban Maryland and DC parents, families, couples, and individuals, helping them build healthy and rewarding relationships. Using well-established, empirically supported theory and strategies, Tory can help you build stronger, more positive connections.

I have over 20 years experience as a parent educator, teaching and consulting parents for the Parent Encouragement Program of Kensington, Maryland.  I am a graduate of Boston University and Johns Hopkins University with a M. Ed. in Counseling and a Post Masters Certificate in Clinical Community Counseling.

Among my areas of expertise are parenting education and coaching, and individual and couples therapy.  I am trained in Imago Relationship Therapy, which is a relationship-based approach to therapy. Imago therapy is a highly effective form of relationship and couples therapy that has positively affected thousands of couples around the world.

Tory Joseph, M. Ed., LCPC
Tory Joseph, M. Ed., LCPC


Why I Chose to be a Counselor and Parent Coach

I now have three grown children: two boys and a girl. Raising three children was a challenge for me, but the skills that I learned gave me confidence, and an approach that was positive and rewarding.  I started attending parenting education classes when my children were babies, and have raised my own children using the methods that I studied, then taught, at the Parent Encouragement Program in Kensington, Maryland.   Since then, I have helped hundreds of families find answers to their own parenting struggles: from bedtime and morning hassles, to school problems, sibling rivalry, defiance, poor self-esteem and much more.  I have been a counselor since 1982. Most recently, I have specialized in relationship counseling.  I use an approach that is collaborative and solution focused.

“I know how difficult parenting can be…”

I know how difficult it can be as a parent, raising children and keeping a healthy relationship with one’s adult partner; or raising children as a single parent. We all struggle at times, and can benefit from a counselor, or coach who can offer a clear, positive approach to making our relationships easier and more enjoyable.  This is the goal of my practice: Making the most important relationships, and the most important job in the world, easy and rewarding.  It takes love, but also a conscious understanding, safe and open communication, and practical skills to create a happy, healthy family environment.

“We can all benefit from a coach who can make our relationships easier and more enjoyable.”


  • Post Masters Certificate, Clinical Community Counseling, Johns Hopkins University, 2010
  • M.Ed, Counseling, Boston University, Boston, MA, 1982


  • Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor, State of Maryland
  • Certified Parent Educator, Parent Encouragement Program, Kensington, Maryland
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Ohio Wesleyan University


  • Imago Relationship Therapy


  • Clinical Member, American Counseling Association
  • Clinical Member, Association for Specialists in Group work
  • Clinical Member, North American Society of Adlerian Psychology
  • Board Member, Parent Encouragement Program


Jennifer Davis, “Covid Christmas: Managing kids’ expectations without turning into the Grinch“, The Washington Post, 14 Dec. 2020.

“I would encourage parents to consider whether it’s really about their own disappointment at this time or their kids’,” says Tory Joseph, a licensed therapist, parenting coach and parenting educator in D.C.