Thomas Franco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW Verified
North Rosslyn
Arlington, VA 22209
Offers online therapy
Stop and think about it! Do you feel anxious, unfulfilled, or have difficulty reaching your goals? Are you feeling depressed, perhaps experiencing suicide ideation? Depression is very difficult to manage on your own, and you won't have to when I am your therapist. Whether you are an adolescent or adult, you will have coping tools I will share with you during our sessions together at your disposal to help you feel more empowered and in greater control of your life. Would you like to become more self-aware? Our focus on mindfulness will facilitate your journey of self-realization.
(646) 762-0477
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North Rosslyn
Arlington, VA 22209
Offers online therapy
Stop and think about it! Do you feel anxious, unfulfilled, or have difficulty reaching your goals? Are you feeling depressed, perhaps experiencing suicide ideation? Depression is very difficult to manage on your own, and you won't have to when I am your therapist. Whether you are an adolescent or adult, you will have coping tools I will share with you during our sessions together at your disposal to help you feel more empowered and in greater control of your life. Would you like to become more self-aware? Our focus on mindfulness will facilitate your journey of self-realization.
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Restoring Hope Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP Verified
Offers online therapy
I have 14+ years of experience with a wide range of populations and needs. I have helped clients of all ages. The needs and issues have ranged from at risk/early intervention, depression, trauma, grief/loss, self esteem, gender identify, crisis counseling, relationship issues, and many more. The goals of my clients have been to develop effective copings skills and to get help with their own personal mental health journey. People want to feel supported, not judged, and heard in order to gain back their hope and assurance in their future.
Intervention
(540) 235-5073
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Intervention
I have 14+ years of experience with a wide range of populations and needs. I have helped clients of all ages. The needs and issues have ranged from at risk/early intervention, depression, trauma, grief/loss, self esteem, gender identify, crisis counseling, relationship issues, and many more. The goals of my clients have been to develop effective copings skills and to get help with their own personal mental health journey. People want to feel supported, not judged, and heard in order to gain back their hope and assurance in their future.
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Faby Diallo
MEd, BCBA, LBA Verified
Offers online therapy
My mission is to work with your child to achieve their full potential. I design plans that incorporate the natural environment to develop life skills and unlock your child’s tremendous potential. My approach is rooted in science and driven by daily insight from interacting with your child. As a parent of a child on the autism spectrum and a professional, I have had extensive experience working with children with special needs and training parents. I understand the challenges that your family faces. I believe that parent involvement plays a crucial role in the intervention and I want to give the best support to continue the work.
Intervention
(703) 844-2905
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Offers online therapy
Intervention
My mission is to work with your child to achieve their full potential. I design plans that incorporate the natural environment to develop life skills and unlock your child’s tremendous potential. My approach is rooted in science and driven by daily insight from interacting with your child. As a parent of a child on the autism spectrum and a professional, I have had extensive experience working with children with special needs and training parents. I understand the challenges that your family faces. I believe that parent involvement plays a crucial role in the intervention and I want to give the best support to continue the work.
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Faye N Whaley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC Verified
Offers online therapy
With 15 years in Crisis Intervention in an acute setting, I offer access to immediate intervention, guidance to stabilize symptoms and I can develop a recovery plan for you.
With over 25 years professionally, I have assisted many individuals and couples to gain insight into their life, reactions and decision making that is creating difficulty in relationships. The focus of Cognitive Behavorial Therapy (CBT) ( the cornerstone of my approach) is to empower clients to improve their lives through an understanding of individual control over thinking, responses and behaviors. A CBT approach in therapy offers change while highlighting client strength and diversity. My expertise, life experiences and guidance offers an open, accepting environment that creates results. With commitment to the process, Your life will change in a positive way!
Intervention
(910) 415-1887
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Offers online therapy
Intervention
With 15 years in Crisis Intervention in an acute setting, I offer access to immediate intervention, guidance to stabilize symptoms and I can develop a recovery plan for you.
With over 25 years professionally, I have assisted many individuals and couples to gain insight into their life, reactions and decision making that is creating difficulty in relationships. The focus of Cognitive Behavorial Therapy (CBT) ( the cornerstone of my approach) is to empower clients to improve their lives through an understanding of individual control over thinking, responses and behaviors. A CBT approach in therapy offers change while highlighting client strength and diversity. My expertise, life experiences and guidance offers an open, accepting environment that creates results. With commitment to the process, Your life will change in a positive way!
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Ariel Spraggins
MS MA , LMHP R Verified
Offers online therapy
I am a skilled clinician in emergency mental health services and crisis intervention.
All great changes are preceded by chaos. - Deepak Chopra....... In such uncertain times, it is common to feel confused, disorganized and uncertain about the future. Think back to a time in your life when change was inevitable, though difficult what was the silver lining? What did you learn? How did you grow? and How can you compare this to your current disposition? While we face so much adversity and ambiguity, it is ok to feel out of control. As a Resident in Counseling, I am dedicated to helping individuals and families create the new norm through the use of cognitive behavioral techniques and solutions.
Intervention
(804) 336-2694
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Offers online therapy
Intervention
I am a skilled clinician in emergency mental health services and crisis intervention.
All great changes are preceded by chaos. - Deepak Chopra....... In such uncertain times, it is common to feel confused, disorganized and uncertain about the future. Think back to a time in your life when change was inevitable, though difficult what was the silver lining? What did you learn? How did you grow? and How can you compare this to your current disposition? While we face so much adversity and ambiguity, it is ok to feel out of control. As a Resident in Counseling, I am dedicated to helping individuals and families create the new norm through the use of cognitive behavioral techniques and solutions.
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Jacques de Broekert
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC, LSATP, CSAC, MAC Verified
Offers online therapy
Additionally, I offer intervention services for addiction treatment.
Often in an attempt to finish "unfinished" business, we reenact unresolved issues in hopes of a better outcome finding ourselves face to face with the mountain of pain looming large in our past. I specialize in treating individuals, couples, and groups struggling with addiction, compulsive behaviors, depression, trauma, and related issues. If you struggle with addiction, I use emotionally connective and psychodynamic therapy to help you reach abstinence and then recovery, pre or post rehab. If you are struggling with the out-of-control substance abuse merry-go-round, we can work together to improve your life.
Intervention
(571) 489-0724
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Offers online therapy
Intervention
Additionally, I offer intervention services for addiction treatment.
Often in an attempt to finish "unfinished" business, we reenact unresolved issues in hopes of a better outcome finding ourselves face to face with the mountain of pain looming large in our past. I specialize in treating individuals, couples, and groups struggling with addiction, compulsive behaviors, depression, trauma, and related issues. If you struggle with addiction, I use emotionally connective and psychodynamic therapy to help you reach abstinence and then recovery, pre or post rehab. If you are struggling with the out-of-control substance abuse merry-go-round, we can work together to improve your life.
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Mary Guckert
PhD
Offers online therapy
As an educational psychologist, I specialize in helping adults, adolescents, and children who are experiencing difficulty in educational/career settings and assisting them in reaching their full potential. Specifically, I support individuals who experience challenges such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and/or specific learning disabilities. Through assessment and coaching methodologies, I determine the most appropriate intervention plan and strategies to support success. My doctoral research on evidence-based strategies and dissertation research on cyberbullying/bullying have informed my practice and focused my development of interventions for teens and adults to achieve independence and success in life.
Intervention
(703) 343-9066
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Offers online therapy
Intervention
As an educational psychologist, I specialize in helping adults, adolescents, and children who are experiencing difficulty in educational/career settings and assisting them in reaching their full potential. Specifically, I support individuals who experience challenges such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and/or specific learning disabilities. Through assessment and coaching methodologies, I determine the most appropriate intervention plan and strategies to support success. My doctoral research on evidence-based strategies and dissertation research on cyberbullying/bullying have informed my practice and focused my development of interventions for teens and adults to achieve independence and success in life.
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Robin Jahanian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC, CSAC Verified
Offers online therapy
Providing psychiatric evaluations, crisis intervention, and referrals in emergency rooms.
Therapy can be a great opportunity for hope, healing, and change to take place in your life. Whether it's a stressful set of life circumstances or an area in your life that you're struggling with, I look forward to working together with you to help you find what you are looking for. My diverse professional background has given me the privelege of working with a wide range of clients, such as those experiencing life changes/transitions, anxiety, stress, depression, and addiction. I seem to work mainly with male adolescents, adults and their families. Evaluation and referral services for mental health or addiction.
Intervention
(703) 468-0675
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Offers online therapy
Intervention
Providing psychiatric evaluations, crisis intervention, and referrals in emergency rooms.
Therapy can be a great opportunity for hope, healing, and change to take place in your life. Whether it's a stressful set of life circumstances or an area in your life that you're struggling with, I look forward to working together with you to help you find what you are looking for. My diverse professional background has given me the privelege of working with a wide range of clients, such as those experiencing life changes/transitions, anxiety, stress, depression, and addiction. I seem to work mainly with male adolescents, adults and their families. Evaluation and referral services for mental health or addiction.
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Dr. Bridgette Y. Williams
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, CSAC, MAC-NCC, ADS, SAP Verified
Offers online therapy
I believe that every person has the ability to break through barriers that we are faced with in life, but sometimes we may need some assistance, and this is when I come in. I enjoy helping people navigate change, promote growth, healing and restore hope. I take an active role in helping you to clarify your issues and identify an effective solution that fits your personal need. When I work with clients, I employ evidenced-based treatment including cognitive-behavioral therapy, crisis-intervention, bereavement counseling, Solution-Focused Brief therapy and spiritual counseling.
Intervention
(540) 328-9615
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Offers online therapy
Intervention
I believe that every person has the ability to break through barriers that we are faced with in life, but sometimes we may need some assistance, and this is when I come in. I enjoy helping people navigate change, promote growth, healing and restore hope. I take an active role in helping you to clarify your issues and identify an effective solution that fits your personal need. When I work with clients, I employ evidenced-based treatment including cognitive-behavioral therapy, crisis-intervention, bereavement counseling, Solution-Focused Brief therapy and spiritual counseling.
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Kia Simpkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Offers online therapy
Hello, my name is Kia Simpkins. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who desires to assist children, individuals, families, and couples in receiving the tools needed to be healed, whole, and free from obstacles that have hindered their journey. I have worked in various mental health settings some include: Intensive in-home , crisis intervention, outpatient therapy, and developmental services. I have specializations in anxiety, depression, trauma, veterans, grief, relationship counseling, and integrating the Christian faith/Biblical perspective into treatment.
Intervention
(804) 597-6156
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Offers online therapy
Intervention
Hello, my name is Kia Simpkins. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who desires to assist children, individuals, families, and couples in receiving the tools needed to be healed, whole, and free from obstacles that have hindered their journey. I have worked in various mental health settings some include: Intensive in-home , crisis intervention, outpatient therapy, and developmental services. I have specializations in anxiety, depression, trauma, veterans, grief, relationship counseling, and integrating the Christian faith/Biblical perspective into treatment.
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Stephanie Breitenbach
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Offers online therapy
Her practice is guided by a strengths based, person centered, trauma informed care, family systems and play intervention holistic approach.
Stephanie Breitenbach is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Arizona State University and a Master’s degree from Grand Canyon University. Stephanie has over seven years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults in individual and family settings. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy are a few of the treatment modalities Stephanie relies upon when working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, life challenges or trauma.
Intervention
(804) 265-4128
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Offers online therapy
Intervention
Her practice is guided by a strengths based, person centered, trauma informed care, family systems and play intervention holistic approach.
Stephanie Breitenbach is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Arizona State University and a Master’s degree from Grand Canyon University. Stephanie has over seven years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults in individual and family settings. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy are a few of the treatment modalities Stephanie relies upon when working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, life challenges or trauma.
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Dana Rexrode
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC Verified
Offers online therapy
I use attachment informed approaches such as Trust Based Relational Intervention.
I specialize in working with young children, couples, families, and adult women. I have extensive experience in working with families within the adoption and foster care arena. I work with families experiencing the impact of having a child with emotional and behavioral special needs including ADHD, ODD, anxiety, panic disorder, and trauma-related diagnoses. In my work with adults and couples, my clients often struggle with clear communication and boundaries. They desire to live more authentic lives and experience joy and connection.
Intervention
(434) 204-4271
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Offers online therapy
Intervention
I use attachment informed approaches such as Trust Based Relational Intervention.
I specialize in working with young children, couples, families, and adult women. I have extensive experience in working with families within the adoption and foster care arena. I work with families experiencing the impact of having a child with emotional and behavioral special needs including ADHD, ODD, anxiety, panic disorder, and trauma-related diagnoses. In my work with adults and couples, my clients often struggle with clear communication and boundaries. They desire to live more authentic lives and experience joy and connection.
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Sandra Teague
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Offers online therapy
Sandra Goris Teague is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia who has over 20 years’ experience with children and their family in the foster care system, community centers, in schools and intensive in-home therapy services to include treatment for ADHD/ADD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and Personality conflicts. In addition, to a partnership with a psychiatric hospital to facilitate crisis intervention for clients dealing with addictive behaviors, substance abuse, bipolar and psychotic conditions.
Intervention
(757) 210-5491
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Intervention
Sandra Goris Teague is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia who has over 20 years’ experience with children and their family in the foster care system, community centers, in schools and intensive in-home therapy services to include treatment for ADHD/ADD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and Personality conflicts. In addition, to a partnership with a psychiatric hospital to facilitate crisis intervention for clients dealing with addictive behaviors, substance abuse, bipolar and psychotic conditions.
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Hampton Roads Trauma & Recovery Treatment Center
MSW, CCTP Verified
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling with something and do not know where to turn? Are current issues with career, relationships, finances keeping you stuck? Perhaps, it’s buried deeper in your past and you need the positive space to process and ultimately heal. Whatever you are having difficulty moving through, we are committed to providing you with the nonjudgmental, empathetic and caring therapeutic intervention that you seek. Highly trained in complex trauma, depression and anxiety disorders. we utilize a humanistic and whole person approach which utilizes a tailored treatment plan dependent on your individual needs. Call for free consultation.
Intervention
(757) 600-6613
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Offers online therapy
Intervention
Are you struggling with something and do not know where to turn? Are current issues with career, relationships, finances keeping you stuck? Perhaps, it’s buried deeper in your past and you need the positive space to process and ultimately heal. Whatever you are having difficulty moving through, we are committed to providing you with the nonjudgmental, empathetic and caring therapeutic intervention that you seek. Highly trained in complex trauma, depression and anxiety disorders. we utilize a humanistic and whole person approach which utilizes a tailored treatment plan dependent on your individual needs. Call for free consultation.
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Neda Lopez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC Verified
Offers online therapy
Utilizing practice techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral modification, anger management, strengths based, motivational interviewing, 12 step program, crisis intervention, and integrative or holistic therapy.
Every person has worth, purpose and the skills they need to overcome the barriers in their life. I believe individuals have great capacity for resiliency, strength, hope and courage. Are you having difficulty seeing these characteristics in yourself? Does life have you feeling upside down? With 20 years of experience, I assist children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families to heal from symptoms of depression, trauma, addiction, substance use, family conflict, relationship discord, parenting, anxiety, low self-esteem, life transitions, grief and loss, and severe mental illness. Today is the right time for a better you.
Intervention
(757) 992-9682
Verified
Offers online therapy
Intervention
Utilizing practice techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral modification, anger management, strengths based, motivational interviewing, 12 step program, crisis intervention, and integrative or holistic therapy.
Every person has worth, purpose and the skills they need to overcome the barriers in their life. I believe individuals have great capacity for resiliency, strength, hope and courage. Are you having difficulty seeing these characteristics in yourself? Does life have you feeling upside down? With 20 years of experience, I assist children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families to heal from symptoms of depression, trauma, addiction, substance use, family conflict, relationship discord, parenting, anxiety, low self-esteem, life transitions, grief and loss, and severe mental illness. Today is the right time for a better you.
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Todd A. Gearheart
Resident in Counseling, LMHP-R, NCC, MA Verified
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience in community and clinic settings having engaged in therapeutic day treatment, intensive in-home, parenting aid, mentoring, crisis intervention, crisis stabilization, and outpatient services along with substance abuse treatment and counseling, and mental health outpatient therapy.
My theoretical foundation is person-centered with a strong influence of humanistic counseling therapies such as positive psychology. My philosophy focuses attention on the present and future. I focus on goal-oriented questioning to assist a client in moving into a future-oriented direction to help the client reduce negative thinking and behaviors, increase motivation and resiliency, and become a healthier and happier, human being. I take a very holistic approach to counseling in which I focus on the integration of the mind, body, and spirit.
Intervention
(540) 253-1778
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Offers online therapy
Intervention
I have extensive experience in community and clinic settings having engaged in therapeutic day treatment, intensive in-home, parenting aid, mentoring, crisis intervention, crisis stabilization, and outpatient services along with substance abuse treatment and counseling, and mental health outpatient therapy.
My theoretical foundation is person-centered with a strong influence of humanistic counseling therapies such as positive psychology. My philosophy focuses attention on the present and future. I focus on goal-oriented questioning to assist a client in moving into a future-oriented direction to help the client reduce negative thinking and behaviors, increase motivation and resiliency, and become a healthier and happier, human being. I take a very holistic approach to counseling in which I focus on the integration of the mind, body, and spirit.
Jessica MacNair
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC Verified
Offers online therapy
I am an LPC, with over 17 years of clinical experience, as well as the founder & owner of Falls Church Wellness Center (more about FCWC below). With empathy and compassion, I will help you grow into a healthier, balanced person. My therapy sessions may focus on self-esteem improvement, anxiety, depression (including postpartum depression/anxiety and perinatal mood disorders), eating disorders, anger, ADHD, infertility, parenting and addictions. I also work with grief and loss (including pregnancy & child loss), sexuality and gender (LGBTQ). I specialize in handling relationship crisis, sexual intimacy concerns, and infidelity.
Intervention
(571) 449-2731
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Offers online therapy
Intervention
I am an LPC, with over 17 years of clinical experience, as well as the founder & owner of Falls Church Wellness Center (more about FCWC below). With empathy and compassion, I will help you grow into a healthier, balanced person. My therapy sessions may focus on self-esteem improvement, anxiety, depression (including postpartum depression/anxiety and perinatal mood disorders), eating disorders, anger, ADHD, infertility, parenting and addictions. I also work with grief and loss (including pregnancy & child loss), sexuality and gender (LGBTQ). I specialize in handling relationship crisis, sexual intimacy concerns, and infidelity.
Marc Cottrell
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Offers online therapy
Veteran (enlisted) and veteran owned practice. I am a clinical psychologist with specialized education and experience treating PTSD, and the aftermath of domestic violence and interpersonal violence. I treat depression, anxiety, and the general funk we fall into when our personal and professional lives aren't as awesome as we would like. Whatever it is you bring, nothing is too big to fix. Experience working with veterans, state department, civilians in Pentagon and government agencies. Can work within need to protect security clearance.
Intervention
(206) 673-3812
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Intervention
Veteran (enlisted) and veteran owned practice. I am a clinical psychologist with specialized education and experience treating PTSD, and the aftermath of domestic violence and interpersonal violence. I treat depression, anxiety, and the general funk we fall into when our personal and professional lives aren't as awesome as we would like. Whatever it is you bring, nothing is too big to fix. Experience working with veterans, state department, civilians in Pentagon and government agencies. Can work within need to protect security clearance.
Stephanie I Thomopoulos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BCD, C-ASWCM, LCSW, LCSWC, CMC Verified
Offers online therapy
Stephanie I. Thomopoulos is President and Founder of GeriatriCare® Management, Inc., a private care management firm founded in 1995 that provides individualized services to people of all ages. Although we specialize in Geriatrics, we also provide mental health services, disease management, legal assistance (Guardianship/Conservatorship, family disputes), pre-disability Care Planning, and Care Management to people of all ages. I have extensive knowledge of community resources and housing options in the Washington DC area. Additional Services include the Friendly Visitor Program, Plan Now/Care Later and Pet Therapy.
Intervention
(571) 982-8365 x110
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Intervention
Stephanie I. Thomopoulos is President and Founder of GeriatriCare® Management, Inc., a private care management firm founded in 1995 that provides individualized services to people of all ages. Although we specialize in Geriatrics, we also provide mental health services, disease management, legal assistance (Guardianship/Conservatorship, family disputes), pre-disability Care Planning, and Care Management to people of all ages. I have extensive knowledge of community resources and housing options in the Washington DC area. Additional Services include the Friendly Visitor Program, Plan Now/Care Later and Pet Therapy.
George Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
Are you or your family going through a tough time? Are behaviors or situations becoming unmanageable or out of control? All people struggle at some point in their life, either individually or in their families. If you are looking for extra support and guidance during a difficult situation, or if you are trying to interrupt patterns for yourself or a family member before they escalate to a more serious level, I can help.
Intervention
(703) 584-7802
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Offers online therapy
Intervention
Are you or your family going through a tough time? Are behaviors or situations becoming unmanageable or out of control? All people struggle at some point in their life, either individually or in their families. If you are looking for extra support and guidance during a difficult situation, or if you are trying to interrupt patterns for yourself or a family member before they escalate to a more serious level, I can help.

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Intervention Therapists
An intervention can motivate someone to seek help for alcoholism, drug abuse, eating disorders or other addictive behaviors.

An addiction intervention therapist in North Rosslyn, Arlington or a drug intervention North Rosslyn, Arlington typically offers a comprehensive course of treatment that is designed to provide individuals who are involved with drugs with the education and life skills they need to overcome their addiction.

Alcohol intervention therapists in North Rosslyn, Arlington focus primarily on how alcohol addiction affects the entire family. Interventionist counselors in North Rosslyn, Arlington provide tools for the family to adequately deal with the situation, and work to establish healthy boundaries that restore order during this chaotic time. Most importantly, highly trained and educated interventionists work diligently to urge the alcoholic to accept treatment or face the consequences of his or her continued use.

The earlier an Eating disorder intervention in North Rosslyn, Arlington takes place, the better the chance for recovery. The cooperation of a professional is an important part of this often complex assessment.

Everything that takes place within an intervention is facilitated and supervised by a professional interventionist. One of the ways the interventionist can assist is by preventing a breakdown of communication. The interventionist will often meet with family members and friends of the affected individual prior to the intervention. During this preliminary meeting, the entire group will work together to design an approach. This may include preparing individual letters that detail personal experiences or describe pain that has been caused by the addiction.