Alexandria, VA 22304
For over 40 years, the Potomac Center, Inc. (PCI) has been helping Northern Virginia residents with counseling, psychological testing, family, marital and individual therapy services for all ages. We are a private practice with 14 Licensed Clinical therapists and one of the few practices that can offer a full array of mental health services under one roof, from therapy to testing.
Coping Skills
(703) 997-2632
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Alexandria, VA 22304
Coping Skills
For over 40 years, the Potomac Center, Inc. (PCI) has been helping Northern Virginia residents with counseling, psychological testing, family, marital and individual therapy services for all ages. We are a private practice with 14 Licensed Clinical therapists and one of the few practices that can offer a full array of mental health services under one roof, from therapy to testing.
Photo of Melanie B Ness LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314
A patient wrote this to me: "You are someone who knows the song in my heart, and could sing it back to me when I had forgotten the words." In my over 27 years of psychotherapy practice, I have learned several things: one is, in meeting with patients, to clear my mind (at least to try hard!) of all the theories and clinical orientations I have absorbed and to allow my emotions, mind, body, and considerable life experience to be present in our interactions. [Please note that I do NOT accept CareFirst BlueCHOICE, just PPO and Federal.]
Coping Skills
(202) 688-5784
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Alexandria, VA 22314
Coping Skills
A patient wrote this to me: "You are someone who knows the song in my heart, and could sing it back to me when I had forgotten the words." In my over 27 years of psychotherapy practice, I have learned several things: one is, in meeting with patients, to clear my mind (at least to try hard!) of all the theories and clinical orientations I have absorbed and to allow my emotions, mind, body, and considerable life experience to be present in our interactions. [Please note that I do NOT accept CareFirst BlueCHOICE, just PPO and Federal.]
Photo of Lisa G Gordon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST, CSCT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Alexandria, VA 22314
It's not easy to reach out for help, I am impressed by your courage! I've no doubt that by now, you've already tried numerous times and ways to make the changes in your life you long for. I have over 30 years' experience helping individual adults and couples succeed in getting past their familiar "stuck points," and experience a new sense of motivation, joy, and connection. Whether you feel overwhelmed with anxiety, weighed down with sadness or grief, or have asked yourself "Is this as good as it gets?" about your relationship, marriage, or sex life, I can help bring new vision, energy, hope, and movement to your life!
Coping Skills
(571) 248-7861
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Office is near:
Alexandria, VA 22314
Coping Skills
It's not easy to reach out for help, I am impressed by your courage! I've no doubt that by now, you've already tried numerous times and ways to make the changes in your life you long for. I have over 30 years' experience helping individual adults and couples succeed in getting past their familiar "stuck points," and experience a new sense of motivation, joy, and connection. Whether you feel overwhelmed with anxiety, weighed down with sadness or grief, or have asked yourself "Is this as good as it gets?" about your relationship, marriage, or sex life, I can help bring new vision, energy, hope, and movement to your life!
Photo of Jenny Goebel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Alexandria, VA 22314
I believe that we are all connected to one another and that therapy is an opportunity to gain powerful insights into past experiences that shape who you are today, helping break through blindspots to empower you toward transformational change. I utilize a variety of approaches based on each client’s specific needs and goals, and am especially passionate about utilizing an insight-oriented perspective, in which I help clients gain insight into how to navigate life experiences to deepen their understanding of themselves to move toward greater vibrancy and live at their fullest capacity.
Coping Skills
(571) 621-7238
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Office is near:
Alexandria, VA 22314
Coping Skills
I believe that we are all connected to one another and that therapy is an opportunity to gain powerful insights into past experiences that shape who you are today, helping break through blindspots to empower you toward transformational change. I utilize a variety of approaches based on each client’s specific needs and goals, and am especially passionate about utilizing an insight-oriented perspective, in which I help clients gain insight into how to navigate life experiences to deepen their understanding of themselves to move toward greater vibrancy and live at their fullest capacity.
Photo of Armaria Fleming, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304
"Each one, reach one, teach one"... is a quote I embrace that inspires me in my therapeutic work with clients. With over twenty years of clinical experience I employ a compassionate, empathetic and creative approach when working with patients. This focuses on strength-based solution focused treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness training and other therapeutic interventions to collaboratively work with you. The advantage to working with me is that I apply my many years of professional expertise to help you achieve your goals which leads to positive outcomes.
Coping Skills
(571) 339-5827 x4
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Alexandria, VA 22304
Coping Skills
"Each one, reach one, teach one"... is a quote I embrace that inspires me in my therapeutic work with clients. With over twenty years of clinical experience I employ a compassionate, empathetic and creative approach when working with patients. This focuses on strength-based solution focused treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness training and other therapeutic interventions to collaboratively work with you. The advantage to working with me is that I apply my many years of professional expertise to help you achieve your goals which leads to positive outcomes.
Photo of Jessica Echeverry
MA, NCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Alexandria, VA 22312
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) resident in counseling with experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I am currently providing Telemedicine service and I am accepting new clients. My experience working with children involves virtual Play Therapy techniques to help children with a range of mental health issues including anxiety, bullying, and depression. I work closely with parents to help gain the skills and techniques to help children at school and home. My experience working with adults involves teaching coping skills and mechanisms for mental health issues including depression, anxiety, and life transitions.
Coping Skills
(571) 789-1477
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Office is near:
Alexandria, VA 22312
Coping Skills
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) resident in counseling with experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I am currently providing Telemedicine service and I am accepting new clients. My experience working with children involves virtual Play Therapy techniques to help children with a range of mental health issues including anxiety, bullying, and depression. I work closely with parents to help gain the skills and techniques to help children at school and home. My experience working with adults involves teaching coping skills and mechanisms for mental health issues including depression, anxiety, and life transitions.
Photo of Sarah Pitkin, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LSATP, ATR-BC Verified
Verified
Alexandria, VA 22301
As the demands of daily life become increasingly complex, many people find themselves struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relational conflicts, difficulty with managing life-work balance, and unresolved trauma from earlier experiences.
Coping Skills
(571) 200-1027 x507
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Alexandria, VA 22301
Coping Skills
As the demands of daily life become increasingly complex, many people find themselves struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relational conflicts, difficulty with managing life-work balance, and unresolved trauma from earlier experiences.
Photo of Katherine Fairhurst
PhD, NCC, ACSMCPT Verified
Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! So much of our lives are spent facing challenges that we often do not feel equipped to overcome on our own – have you ever felt the desire, deep down, to grow and achieve but feel held back by self-doubt, fear, anxiety, and insecurity? I know I have. It is my belief that, with the right support, tools, and inner dialogue, people are capable of improving how they show up in their lives. It is my philosophy that we can never underestimate the value of our past experiences and we will focus on drawing upon your strengths and resilience to help you navigate life’s challenges and tap into your potential.
Coping Skills
(304) 396-6749
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Alexandria, VA 22304
Coping Skills
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! So much of our lives are spent facing challenges that we often do not feel equipped to overcome on our own – have you ever felt the desire, deep down, to grow and achieve but feel held back by self-doubt, fear, anxiety, and insecurity? I know I have. It is my belief that, with the right support, tools, and inner dialogue, people are capable of improving how they show up in their lives. It is my philosophy that we can never underestimate the value of our past experiences and we will focus on drawing upon your strengths and resilience to help you navigate life’s challenges and tap into your potential.
Photo of Heather Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314
It feels like nobody really knows how you feel on the inside. In many ways you're successful, accomplished and have your stuff together. But privately you are aware of your personal struggles. It could be any of a number of things: low self worth, lack of confidence, pervasive negative thoughts, explosive anger, isolation, intense anxiety, or deep feelings of sadness or self-hate. You have tried to handle it, control it or change it to no avail. Something has to give; you're tired of the struggle and ready for a change.
Coping Skills
(703) 520-1776 x1
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Alexandria, VA 22314
Coping Skills
It feels like nobody really knows how you feel on the inside. In many ways you're successful, accomplished and have your stuff together. But privately you are aware of your personal struggles. It could be any of a number of things: low self worth, lack of confidence, pervasive negative thoughts, explosive anger, isolation, intense anxiety, or deep feelings of sadness or self-hate. You have tried to handle it, control it or change it to no avail. Something has to give; you're tired of the struggle and ready for a change.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
Alexandria, VA 22315
I enjoy working with clients ages 18+. I have received special training working with individuals struggling with changing problematic behaviors, cycles, and thoughts. I also work with clients struggling with challenging issues such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety, and Depression. I go beyond traditional "talk therapy". My goal as your therapist is to teach you the tools you need to create the change you are looking for. This includes providing the knowledge to maintain the progress you make during therapy as well as empower you to become your own therapist, with the confidence to face any obstacles after therapy.
Coping Skills
(910) 249-4815
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Alexandria, VA 22315
Coping Skills
I enjoy working with clients ages 18+. I have received special training working with individuals struggling with changing problematic behaviors, cycles, and thoughts. I also work with clients struggling with challenging issues such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety, and Depression. I go beyond traditional "talk therapy". My goal as your therapist is to teach you the tools you need to create the change you are looking for. This includes providing the knowledge to maintain the progress you make during therapy as well as empower you to become your own therapist, with the confidence to face any obstacles after therapy.
Photo of Jessica Taylor, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAEd, LPC Verified
Verified
Alexandria, VA 22315
I consider myself a facilitator of change. Making steps to change parts of life that might seem "fixed" or hopeless is an incredibly exhausting and daunting task. Getting stuck in a ''lather, rinse, repeat" lifestyle creates complacency and can lead to a comfort that can be stifling. Through collaboration, connection, processing, and exercising vulnerability, I aim to help my clients find a path that is suited for the type of success they choose. I consider myself a balance of being warm, empathetic, but direct in order to assist others figure out where their personal contradictions lie and to remove barriers.
Coping Skills
Verified
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Alexandria, VA 22315
Coping Skills
I consider myself a facilitator of change. Making steps to change parts of life that might seem "fixed" or hopeless is an incredibly exhausting and daunting task. Getting stuck in a ''lather, rinse, repeat" lifestyle creates complacency and can lead to a comfort that can be stifling. Through collaboration, connection, processing, and exercising vulnerability, I aim to help my clients find a path that is suited for the type of success they choose. I consider myself a balance of being warm, empathetic, but direct in order to assist others figure out where their personal contradictions lie and to remove barriers.
Photo of Amy Bouldin
MEd Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Alexandria, VA 22314
Making the decision to seek counseling is courageous and can be life-changing. During challenging times, I believe sometimes we need unbiased guidance and support to help get our lives back on course, and to determine necessary steps for sustainable change, enhanced happiness, and meaning in life. With a warm, empathetic stance, I'll meet you where you are and, together, we will explore ways to help you define and reach your goals. Using a tailored approach specific to your needs, I draw upon various theories to best serve your unique concerns.
Coping Skills
Verified
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Office is near:
Alexandria, VA 22314
Coping Skills
Making the decision to seek counseling is courageous and can be life-changing. During challenging times, I believe sometimes we need unbiased guidance and support to help get our lives back on course, and to determine necessary steps for sustainable change, enhanced happiness, and meaning in life. With a warm, empathetic stance, I'll meet you where you are and, together, we will explore ways to help you define and reach your goals. Using a tailored approach specific to your needs, I draw upon various theories to best serve your unique concerns.
Photo of Adam J Sowa, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), pediatric psychology, and family therapy. I work with children and families on a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, attention disorders/executive dysfunction, stress, coping with medical illness, learning disabilities, neuropsychological challenges, and developmental issues. I also have extensive experience in conducting psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for children and adolescents with school difficulties, developmental problems, and other issues. Along with evaluation, I can assist with interpreting and implementing treatment plans and related recommendations in consultation with parents, teachers, and other professionals (e.g., medical doctors, speech-language therapists, tutors).
Coping Skills
(571) 389-8970
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Alexandria, VA 22314
Coping Skills
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), pediatric psychology, and family therapy. I work with children and families on a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, attention disorders/executive dysfunction, stress, coping with medical illness, learning disabilities, neuropsychological challenges, and developmental issues. I also have extensive experience in conducting psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for children and adolescents with school difficulties, developmental problems, and other issues. Along with evaluation, I can assist with interpreting and implementing treatment plans and related recommendations in consultation with parents, teachers, and other professionals (e.g., medical doctors, speech-language therapists, tutors).
Photo of Anna Clay Bailey, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CSAC Verified
Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314
I understand that reaching out to schedule the initial therapy session can be intimidating. For this reason, my priority in session is to provide a safe and confidential therapeutic space for my clients in which they can share their challenges and feel heard and understood. My counseling experience includes assisting individuals with life transitions, anxiety, communication skills, depression, stress management, relationship difficulties, and addictive behaviors. I have worked in a variety of settings, including private practice, hospice care, mental health agencies, schools, and out-patient substance abuse treatment settings.
Coping Skills
(703) 997-2560 x250
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Alexandria, VA 22314
Coping Skills
I understand that reaching out to schedule the initial therapy session can be intimidating. For this reason, my priority in session is to provide a safe and confidential therapeutic space for my clients in which they can share their challenges and feel heard and understood. My counseling experience includes assisting individuals with life transitions, anxiety, communication skills, depression, stress management, relationship difficulties, and addictive behaviors. I have worked in a variety of settings, including private practice, hospice care, mental health agencies, schools, and out-patient substance abuse treatment settings.
Photo of Natalie Jensen
MSW Verified
Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314
I believe in collaboration and offer a companioning approach in our sessions – with you as the expert on your own story. It is my honor to walk alongside clients through a strength-based approach to therapy – helping clients identify and amplify their own unique gifts. My experience working with individuals includes stress management, life transitions, grief and loss, family or interpersonal conflict, anxiety, depression, PTSD, occupational vicarious trauma, and disruption of thoughts, feelings and emotions. I utilize an integrative approach by blending models of care to meet the client where they are and supporting empowerment.
Coping Skills
Verified
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Alexandria, VA 22314
Coping Skills
I believe in collaboration and offer a companioning approach in our sessions – with you as the expert on your own story. It is my honor to walk alongside clients through a strength-based approach to therapy – helping clients identify and amplify their own unique gifts. My experience working with individuals includes stress management, life transitions, grief and loss, family or interpersonal conflict, anxiety, depression, PTSD, occupational vicarious trauma, and disruption of thoughts, feelings and emotions. I utilize an integrative approach by blending models of care to meet the client where they are and supporting empowerment.
MSSA, LMSW, e-RYT Verified
Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314
I work across the lifespan to connect with individuals seeking the transformative power of therapy, resiliency, and post-traumatic growth. By developing a strong therapeutic relationship grounded in compassion and kindness, I create a safe and healing space for each client to explore insights, develop skills, process trauma, losses, and life transitions. I believe in the power of mindfulness, mind/body connection, expressive arts, and play as a tool to explore, learn, and process your experiences and reach your therapeutic goals. I am honored by the opportunity to work with you as you share, grow, and change.
Coping Skills
(703) 454-8710
Verified
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Alexandria, VA 22314
Coping Skills
I work across the lifespan to connect with individuals seeking the transformative power of therapy, resiliency, and post-traumatic growth. By developing a strong therapeutic relationship grounded in compassion and kindness, I create a safe and healing space for each client to explore insights, develop skills, process trauma, losses, and life transitions. I believe in the power of mindfulness, mind/body connection, expressive arts, and play as a tool to explore, learn, and process your experiences and reach your therapeutic goals. I am honored by the opportunity to work with you as you share, grow, and change.
Photo of Sean Graham, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314
I am an LCSW with 20+ years of experience working with adolescents and adults to assist them in addressing life's problems. I believe on focusing on the hear and now and how to make you live life to its fullest. If you are struggling and are looking for some help with coping, I welcome the opportunity to learn about your story and join you on the expedition. My goal is to help you heal, and we can explore and identify personal goals to improve your life.
Coping Skills
(703) 372-9021
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Alexandria, VA 22314
Coping Skills
I am an LCSW with 20+ years of experience working with adolescents and adults to assist them in addressing life's problems. I believe on focusing on the hear and now and how to make you live life to its fullest. If you are struggling and are looking for some help with coping, I welcome the opportunity to learn about your story and join you on the expedition. My goal is to help you heal, and we can explore and identify personal goals to improve your life.
Photo of Jocelyn W Cooper, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Alexandria, VA 22309
As humans, we develop strategies to help keep ourselves physically, mentally, & emotionally safe in an unpredictable world. These strategies may look like: isolating, self judgement, keeping yourself busy at all times, struggling to pull together enough energy to get through the day, putting others’ needs before your own, or feeling a lack of purpose/hope for the future. Sound familiar? At one point those strategies served a vital purpose, but may feel confining now. Sometimes we outgrow the techniques we learned way back when, or our circumstances change, & if we keep using them, they can actually become harmful.
Coping Skills
(318) 545-1479
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Alexandria, VA 22309
Coping Skills
As humans, we develop strategies to help keep ourselves physically, mentally, & emotionally safe in an unpredictable world. These strategies may look like: isolating, self judgement, keeping yourself busy at all times, struggling to pull together enough energy to get through the day, putting others’ needs before your own, or feeling a lack of purpose/hope for the future. Sound familiar? At one point those strategies served a vital purpose, but may feel confining now. Sometimes we outgrow the techniques we learned way back when, or our circumstances change, & if we keep using them, they can actually become harmful.
Photo of Janell Johnson, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ACS, WISA Verified
Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314
Building confident kids with social skills, advocating for the disabled with skills for employment, and strengthening family communications are the pillars of my passion. Helping children to cope and confidence for happiness, health, and healing can be answered with Play Therapy. Beginning and maintaining employment for individuals with disabilities can be intimidating. I provide support to adults with strategies to navigate through employment. Also, the home environment is first place where healthy family communication should begin through family counseling.
Coping Skills
(703) 991-8344
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Alexandria, VA 22314
Coping Skills
Building confident kids with social skills, advocating for the disabled with skills for employment, and strengthening family communications are the pillars of my passion. Helping children to cope and confidence for happiness, health, and healing can be answered with Play Therapy. Beginning and maintaining employment for individuals with disabilities can be intimidating. I provide support to adults with strategies to navigate through employment. Also, the home environment is first place where healthy family communication should begin through family counseling.
Photo of J Megan Telfair, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MA, LPC, PMH-C Verified
Verified
Alexandria, VA 22301
Do you feel your worries are getting in the way of every day experiences? Are you a new parent struggling with the weight of your new responsibilities? Are your internal doubts or concerns creating space between you and the relationships you want? You are not alone. Many people struggle with the daily concerns and troubles which get in the way of being able to enjoy life and achieve their goals. Whether it is experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, or major life transitions, reaching out for help through counseling can help to lessen the overwhelming emotions and make life feel a little more under control.
Coping Skills
(202) 751-3177
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Alexandria, VA 22301
Coping Skills
Do you feel your worries are getting in the way of every day experiences? Are you a new parent struggling with the weight of your new responsibilities? Are your internal doubts or concerns creating space between you and the relationships you want? You are not alone. Many people struggle with the daily concerns and troubles which get in the way of being able to enjoy life and achieve their goals. Whether it is experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, or major life transitions, reaching out for help through counseling can help to lessen the overwhelming emotions and make life feel a little more under control.

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Coping Skills Therapists
With coping skills or coping mechanisms, we learn to overcome issues like stress, depression, anger or anxiety.

Pro-active coping involves dealing with a problem by using constructive coping activities such as planning, confrontation, self-control and restraint. Overuse of coping mechanisms, like avoiding problems or working obsessively, can exasperate the weakness.

Emotion based coping skills reduce symptoms by addressing our feelings e.g. discussing the issues, distraction, relaxation, reframing or humor can all help. But negative coping mechanisms, which tend to be impulsive, like denial, projection, rationalization, repression or wishful thinking can make the underlying problem worse.

Some coping methods are more like bad habits than constructive life skills e.g. drinking and drugs. Other examples might include skin biting, nail biting or hair pulling (trichotillomania).

If you find it hard to cope or are having trouble coping, therapists in Alexandria can help develop constructive coping skills for children, coping skills for kids and life coping skills.

If you're looking for help with coping skills in Alexandria or for an Alexandria coping skills therapist, these professionals provide coping strategies. They include Alexandria coping skills therapists, coping skills psychologists, coping skills psychotherapists and coping skills counseling.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Alexandria are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Alexandria

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Alexandria you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Alexandria and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Alexandria or family therapy in Alexandria.