Nicole Joseph
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030
Partnering with you to improve the quality of your life: that is my goal as your therapist. I'm here to encourage, support, empower, and listen. During our first session we will determine your goals for therapy and what changes you want to make to improve your life. To best help you, I use an integrative technique, designed to meet you where are ready to start, and sessions are tailored to your needs and goals. One of the most important therapeutic factors, according to research and my own experience, is finding the right fit with your therapist.
Lesbian
(703) 468-8052
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Fairfax, VA 22030
Lesbian
Partnering with you to improve the quality of your life: that is my goal as your therapist. I'm here to encourage, support, empower, and listen. During our first session we will determine your goals for therapy and what changes you want to make to improve your life. To best help you, I use an integrative technique, designed to meet you where are ready to start, and sessions are tailored to your needs and goals. One of the most important therapeutic factors, according to research and my own experience, is finding the right fit with your therapist.
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Danijela H. Nardelli
MA, NCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Fairfax, VA 22030
Facing the stressors of daily life activities can be daunting in the best of circumstances. Anxiety, depression, and past traumatic experiences can make those every day challenges seem overwhelming and insurmountable. My job as your counselor is to help you make sense of your presenting situation, support you, and walk with you through the process of healing the pain and discovering your strengths.
Lesbian
(703) 952-3483
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Office is near:
Fairfax, VA 22030
Lesbian
Facing the stressors of daily life activities can be daunting in the best of circumstances. Anxiety, depression, and past traumatic experiences can make those every day challenges seem overwhelming and insurmountable. My job as your counselor is to help you make sense of your presenting situation, support you, and walk with you through the process of healing the pain and discovering your strengths.
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Alison C Smith
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030
I am a licensed clinical psychologist whose services include psychotherapy, psychological assessment, and consultation. I work to help clients with a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship problems, and coping with trauma, as well as with transgender and/or sexual orientation issues. I particularly specialize in helping gay and lesbian individuals coping with childhood sexual abuse. I do individual therapy, providing practical ways to approach life's most difficult challenges. I work with clients in a collaborative relationship, with both of us working together to help you understand yourself and your problems more clearly.
Lesbian
(703) 407-9181
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Fairfax, VA 22030
Lesbian
I am a licensed clinical psychologist whose services include psychotherapy, psychological assessment, and consultation. I work to help clients with a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship problems, and coping with trauma, as well as with transgender and/or sexual orientation issues. I particularly specialize in helping gay and lesbian individuals coping with childhood sexual abuse. I do individual therapy, providing practical ways to approach life's most difficult challenges. I work with clients in a collaborative relationship, with both of us working together to help you understand yourself and your problems more clearly.
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Kiara Hartwell
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC, NCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Fairfax, VA 22030
Feeling stuck, anxious, hopeless, irritable, moody? Do you experience low self-esteem, a loss of interest in activities/people, strained relationships with others, a sense of grief of the old version of yourself? With 10 years of clinical counseling experience, I help motivated Gen Z and millennial women (18+) get unstuck, reach their goals, and live a life they desire by overcoming and managing life adjustments, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence.
Lesbian
(434) 535-4390
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Office is near:
Fairfax, VA 22030
Lesbian
Feeling stuck, anxious, hopeless, irritable, moody? Do you experience low self-esteem, a loss of interest in activities/people, strained relationships with others, a sense of grief of the old version of yourself? With 10 years of clinical counseling experience, I help motivated Gen Z and millennial women (18+) get unstuck, reach their goals, and live a life they desire by overcoming and managing life adjustments, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence.
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True Light Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
Fairfax, VA 22031
We all may experience everyday challenges in personal relationships, employment, and life transitions, resulting in stress, depression, anxiety, substance use, and other symptoms preventing us from living a more fulfilling and meaningful life, Part of it is that we are not aligned and instead we are stuck repeating patterns and holding to negative perceptions about ourselves and the world, I work under the premise that each individual has the capacity to reclaim themself by ADAPTING, TRANSFORMING, and FINDING BALANCE in life.
Lesbian
(914) 449-4162
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Fairfax, VA 22031
Lesbian
We all may experience everyday challenges in personal relationships, employment, and life transitions, resulting in stress, depression, anxiety, substance use, and other symptoms preventing us from living a more fulfilling and meaningful life, Part of it is that we are not aligned and instead we are stuck repeating patterns and holding to negative perceptions about ourselves and the world, I work under the premise that each individual has the capacity to reclaim themself by ADAPTING, TRANSFORMING, and FINDING BALANCE in life.
Jackie Sargent
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC, LCPAT Verified
Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030
Sometimes in life we find ourselves at a loss for words. We feel frozen and unable to remove the burden and weight of loss or pain. In moments like this, it may be difficult to ask for help. But you are here because you are ready to take a step towards a better life, and I am ready to walk beside you and honor the journey you are on. My name is Jackie, and I am an art therapist, counselor and the owner of Renew- a small group practice in Fairfax VA. I specialize in women's issues, life transitions, chronic illnesses, anxiety and depression. I also have a special interest in serving other clinicians on their road to self-discovery.
Lesbian
(571) 470-5219
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Fairfax, VA 22030
Lesbian
Sometimes in life we find ourselves at a loss for words. We feel frozen and unable to remove the burden and weight of loss or pain. In moments like this, it may be difficult to ask for help. But you are here because you are ready to take a step towards a better life, and I am ready to walk beside you and honor the journey you are on. My name is Jackie, and I am an art therapist, counselor and the owner of Renew- a small group practice in Fairfax VA. I specialize in women's issues, life transitions, chronic illnesses, anxiety and depression. I also have a special interest in serving other clinicians on their road to self-discovery.
Thrive Therapy Center, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030
**Accepting new clients via teletherapy. Immediate availability.** Life can be so overwhelming and we can feel so alone. At Thrive have devoted ourselves to helping people navigate their lives to feel happier and more fulfilled. We help individuals gain insight and live fuller & more authentic lives. We provide compassionate, supportive and confidential care to children, adolescents, college-aged, adults and couples. We specialize in providing relief from anxiety, depression, loss & grief and trauma. We also help with issues related to life transitions and acculturation issues.
Lesbian
(703) 507-0963
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Fairfax, VA 22030
Lesbian
**Accepting new clients via teletherapy. Immediate availability.** Life can be so overwhelming and we can feel so alone. At Thrive have devoted ourselves to helping people navigate their lives to feel happier and more fulfilled. We help individuals gain insight and live fuller & more authentic lives. We provide compassionate, supportive and confidential care to children, adolescents, college-aged, adults and couples. We specialize in providing relief from anxiety, depression, loss & grief and trauma. We also help with issues related to life transitions and acculturation issues.
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Erica Cornelius
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT Verified
Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030
I believe that psychotherapy is a process in which an individual can grow and address difficult emotions and/or experiences in a safe environment. Individuals learn effective coping strategies and how to modify unhealthy ways of thinking for application in their every day lives. With a supportive therapeutic relationship healthy and productive lifelong changes can happen.
Lesbian
(703) 215-1121
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Fairfax, VA 22030
Lesbian
I believe that psychotherapy is a process in which an individual can grow and address difficult emotions and/or experiences in a safe environment. Individuals learn effective coping strategies and how to modify unhealthy ways of thinking for application in their every day lives. With a supportive therapeutic relationship healthy and productive lifelong changes can happen.
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Caren Ann Appel
MSW, MA Verified
Verified
Fairfax, VA 22031
Finding the right therapeutic "fit" is one of the most important decisions you will undertake. You often can't waste time because you or your family needs help now, which is why I offer a compassionate, solution-oriented approach to clients. Hi, my name is Caren Ann Appel & I'm a Clinician, working toward licensure in clinical social work. I have a master's in clinical & macro social work from The Catholic University of America & another master's degree in Gender/American History from San Francisco State University.
Lesbian
(571) 454-9909
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Fairfax, VA 22031
Lesbian
Finding the right therapeutic "fit" is one of the most important decisions you will undertake. You often can't waste time because you or your family needs help now, which is why I offer a compassionate, solution-oriented approach to clients. Hi, my name is Caren Ann Appel & I'm a Clinician, working toward licensure in clinical social work. I have a master's in clinical & macro social work from The Catholic University of America & another master's degree in Gender/American History from San Francisco State University.
Unique Jordan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030
Hello beautiful people! My name is Unique Jordan. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and the owner of A Unique Perspective. I have been providing therapy services for more than ten years working with individuals, groups, and families. A Unique Perspective was developed to create a sacred space for us as African Americans. Statistics show that African American therapists make up 5 % of the psychology workforce. Statistics also show that we are less likely to seek out therapy support.
Lesbian
(571) 901-1213
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Fairfax, VA 22030
Lesbian
Hello beautiful people! My name is Unique Jordan. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and the owner of A Unique Perspective. I have been providing therapy services for more than ten years working with individuals, groups, and families. A Unique Perspective was developed to create a sacred space for us as African Americans. Statistics show that African American therapists make up 5 % of the psychology workforce. Statistics also show that we are less likely to seek out therapy support.
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Jordan Barnes
MS, LMHP-R Verified
Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030
*Not currently accepting new clients* I understand that self-care, healthy interventions, and emotional support are essential factors in the therapeutic relationship. Sessions are focused on assisting clients in helping them manage the emotions they experience in their daily lives through a person-centered approach. I strive to assist clients in processing and breaking down their problems, challenges, or past trauma by creating a supportive environment and goal-oriented approach. It is understood that each person's needs are different and an eclectic approach is used to assist each person in meeting their goals and creating change.
Lesbian
(571) 200-5443
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Fairfax, VA 22030
Lesbian
*Not currently accepting new clients* I understand that self-care, healthy interventions, and emotional support are essential factors in the therapeutic relationship. Sessions are focused on assisting clients in helping them manage the emotions they experience in their daily lives through a person-centered approach. I strive to assist clients in processing and breaking down their problems, challenges, or past trauma by creating a supportive environment and goal-oriented approach. It is understood that each person's needs are different and an eclectic approach is used to assist each person in meeting their goals and creating change.
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Nancy Wachtenheim, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW Verified
Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030
Making the initial contact with a therapist can be frightening and my first task is to assist you in feeling comfortable getting help for yourself. This can also bring a sense of relief. My early career experiences at a crisis center and community mental health center have given me the ability to diagnose and treat a wide variety of problems. My specialty is in treating acute and/or chronic depression and anxiety; adults with a history of abuse; and longstanding relationship and personality issues. I welcome into treatment older adolescents, adults of all ages, couples and partners, and families.
Lesbian
(703) 634-4814
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Fairfax, VA 22030
Lesbian
Making the initial contact with a therapist can be frightening and my first task is to assist you in feeling comfortable getting help for yourself. This can also bring a sense of relief. My early career experiences at a crisis center and community mental health center have given me the ability to diagnose and treat a wide variety of problems. My specialty is in treating acute and/or chronic depression and anxiety; adults with a history of abuse; and longstanding relationship and personality issues. I welcome into treatment older adolescents, adults of all ages, couples and partners, and families.
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Stephanie Renee Buchanan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, QMHCM Verified
Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030
Often asking for help is one of the hardest parts on the road to self-fulfillment. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 5 years of experience working with individuals, families and couples. Through listening, validation and learning your unique needs, I will create a plan specifically catered to you to assist in improving functioning across areas and life satisfaction. My approach is to explore and understand thoughts and behaviors that impact current functioning, as well as how past experiences can shape and impact the present moment.
Lesbian
(844) 943-2894
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Fairfax, VA 22030
Lesbian
Often asking for help is one of the hardest parts on the road to self-fulfillment. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 5 years of experience working with individuals, families and couples. Through listening, validation and learning your unique needs, I will create a plan specifically catered to you to assist in improving functioning across areas and life satisfaction. My approach is to explore and understand thoughts and behaviors that impact current functioning, as well as how past experiences can shape and impact the present moment.
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Emily Rieve
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CTS Verified
Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030
Hi! I’m Emily. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Trauma Specialist working in the Northern Virginia area. I use an eclectic therapy style, often combining Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy techniques with a holistic approach. I use breathing and mindfulness techniques as well in session. I have a certificate in trauma therapy and use this type of therapy in my work with survivors.
Lesbian
(703) 337-3983
Verified
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Fairfax, VA 22030
Lesbian
Hi! I’m Emily. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Trauma Specialist working in the Northern Virginia area. I use an eclectic therapy style, often combining Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy techniques with a holistic approach. I use breathing and mindfulness techniques as well in session. I have a certificate in trauma therapy and use this type of therapy in my work with survivors.
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Minoo Pakdaman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Fairfax, VA 22031
*Currently Have Openings for New Clients* I understand that making the decision to reach out for counseling takes a lot of courage. I will help you transform your life through finding the root cause of your issues while focusing on your inner strength and positive coping skills. I facilitate healing by incorporating different therapeutic techniques and by building a safe and secure therapeutic relationship for us to discover your authentic needs and feelings.
Lesbian
(571) 322-8499
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Fairfax, VA 22031
Lesbian
*Currently Have Openings for New Clients* I understand that making the decision to reach out for counseling takes a lot of courage. I will help you transform your life through finding the root cause of your issues while focusing on your inner strength and positive coping skills. I facilitate healing by incorporating different therapeutic techniques and by building a safe and secure therapeutic relationship for us to discover your authentic needs and feelings.
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Laurentia Ruby, Psy.D.
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030
People come to therapy looking for solutions to real-world problems. My therapeutic approach is interactive, strength-based and practical. Using empathy, humor, and an objective perspective, I will collaborate with you to develop an effective, down-to-earth approach to your current life challenges, as well as long-standing personal concerns. My job is to assist you in using your own self-knowledge to draw on your unique strengths and personal resources to respond to your challenges. We'll work together to put problems into a workable perspective and to create a realistic plan for addressing those problems.
Lesbian
(703) 468-8199
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Fairfax, VA 22030
Lesbian
People come to therapy looking for solutions to real-world problems. My therapeutic approach is interactive, strength-based and practical. Using empathy, humor, and an objective perspective, I will collaborate with you to develop an effective, down-to-earth approach to your current life challenges, as well as long-standing personal concerns. My job is to assist you in using your own self-knowledge to draw on your unique strengths and personal resources to respond to your challenges. We'll work together to put problems into a workable perspective and to create a realistic plan for addressing those problems.
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Susie Hanna
MSW, MEd, CSAT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Fairfax, VA 22033
Do you find that your addictions are consuming your life? Is your partner's behavior impacting you? Are you struggling with your teen or young adult and need guidance on how to draw boundaries and be the support they need? I am a Masters level Social Work Resident, a Licensed School Counselor and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. I specialize in working with adolescents, individuals, and couples. I can help those struggling with Porn or Sexual Addiction, and help guide you towards overcoming these addictions. I also support Partners of sex/porn addicts by empowering you through the experienced betrayal trauma.
Lesbian
(571) 500-5674
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Office is near:
Fairfax, VA 22033
Lesbian
Do you find that your addictions are consuming your life? Is your partner's behavior impacting you? Are you struggling with your teen or young adult and need guidance on how to draw boundaries and be the support they need? I am a Masters level Social Work Resident, a Licensed School Counselor and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. I specialize in working with adolescents, individuals, and couples. I can help those struggling with Porn or Sexual Addiction, and help guide you towards overcoming these addictions. I also support Partners of sex/porn addicts by empowering you through the experienced betrayal trauma.
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Nancy Elie Kirk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC, CSAT Verified
Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030
People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. Those suffering from addictions, compulsions, anxiety, and relationship problems often seek help when they are acting in ways that they don’t want to act or thinking in ways that don’t support their best interests. Let’s change negative patterns! Whether you are experiencing a crisis or are seeking better life balance and a new perspective, you may wish to work with a specialist. I offer warmth, curiosity and an ability to focus on objectives with clients seeking solutions to some of life’s most challenging issues.
Lesbian
(571) 620-5581
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Fairfax, VA 22030
Lesbian
People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. Those suffering from addictions, compulsions, anxiety, and relationship problems often seek help when they are acting in ways that they don’t want to act or thinking in ways that don’t support their best interests. Let’s change negative patterns! Whether you are experiencing a crisis or are seeking better life balance and a new perspective, you may wish to work with a specialist. I offer warmth, curiosity and an ability to focus on objectives with clients seeking solutions to some of life’s most challenging issues.
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Alexandra Roth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW Verified
Verified
Fairfax, VA 22033
What I'm especially good at is helping people get clarity about their relationships and their boundaries. This means I work well with individuals in difficult marriages, children and parents trying to establish adult bonds, codependent people, and with anyone who wants warmer, happier, more peaceful interactions in their life. If you can't figure out why your relationships go off the rails, I can help. I like to work with adults, teens and parents, couples, minor-attracted persons (non-offending pedophiles), LGBTQ folks and people who don't know why they feel bad.
Lesbian
(703) 997-1274
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Fairfax, VA 22033
Lesbian
What I'm especially good at is helping people get clarity about their relationships and their boundaries. This means I work well with individuals in difficult marriages, children and parents trying to establish adult bonds, codependent people, and with anyone who wants warmer, happier, more peaceful interactions in their life. If you can't figure out why your relationships go off the rails, I can help. I like to work with adults, teens and parents, couples, minor-attracted persons (non-offending pedophiles), LGBTQ folks and people who don't know why they feel bad.
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Madeleine E. Bertin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the central component to successful psychotherapy and I bring special attention to the ongoing process of relational safety. I also believe that self-harmful behaviors always have roots in past experiences of threat and it can be life-changing to discover these connections. I work to help individuals establish goals, explore their experiences, gain self-awareness, develop resources and skills, cultivate self-compassion, and find greater self-empowerment so they can create a more fulfilling and meaningful life for themselves.
Lesbian
(206) 819-8042
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Fairfax, VA 22030
Lesbian
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the central component to successful psychotherapy and I bring special attention to the ongoing process of relational safety. I also believe that self-harmful behaviors always have roots in past experiences of threat and it can be life-changing to discover these connections. I work to help individuals establish goals, explore their experiences, gain self-awareness, develop resources and skills, cultivate self-compassion, and find greater self-empowerment so they can create a more fulfilling and meaningful life for themselves.

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Lesbian Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are themselves lesbian. Rather, they specialize in helping with all aspects of being lesbian in Fairfax. They help with lesbian couples in lesbian relationships, lesbianism and Fairfax lesbian therapy issues that affect lesbian life.

If you're lesbian or are looking for help with lesbian issues in Fairfax or for a Fairfax lesbian therapist these professionals provide lesbian counseling, lesbian therapy and lesbian friendly care for lesbians or gays. They include lesbian friendly therapists plus lesbian therapists in Fairfax, lesbian psychologists and lesbian counselors.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Fairfax are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Fairfax. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Fairfax

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