Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
"I believe therapeutic skill combined with sensitive attunement can illuminate a healing path, removing psychological barriers and empowering clients to reach their full potential. I am a highly competent psychotherapist with twenty-two years of counseling experience. I specialize in creating a safe environment to explore issues that will result in integration and lasting change. The relationship bond that I form with each client, I consider a sacred trust to be guarded and respected. I use a deeply effective EMDR model which produces desirable results proven by research. I have EMDR certification . I counsel individuals, couples, and families. Visit my website for more information."
Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
(703) 496-4550
Verified
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
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Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
"I believe therapeutic skill combined with sensitive attunement can illuminate a healing path, removing psychological barriers and empowering clients to reach their full potential. I am a highly competent psychotherapist with twenty-two years of counseling experience. I specialize in creating a safe environment to explore issues that will result in integration and lasting change. The relationship bond that I form with each client, I consider a sacred trust to be guarded and respected. I use a deeply effective EMDR model which produces desirable results proven by research. I have EMDR certification . I counsel individuals, couples, and families. Visit my website for more information."
Ghada Khalaf, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
"I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been providing therapy to various client populations. My education and my career have always been focused on my passion for helping and supporting individuals, children and families. My experience includes working with clients on a variety of issues to include improving self confidence, anxiety, depression, family conflict, parenting issues and trauma. "
Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
(571) 526-0879
Verified
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
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Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
"I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been providing therapy to various client populations. My education and my career have always been focused on my passion for helping and supporting individuals, children and families. My experience includes working with clients on a variety of issues to include improving self confidence, anxiety, depression, family conflict, parenting issues and trauma. "
Vanguard Therapy, LLC., Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
"Do you feel alone and unsure of your purpose in life? Are you always feeling anxious or depressed? Do you find that living life and getting out of bed daily is a struggle and oftentimes impossible? I can help you by providing a compassionate, nurturing,and non-judgemental environment to express your deepest thoughts and feelings and explore ways to resolve the problems you encounter. Nancy Shawki, LCSW.-C, is the owner of Vanguard Therapy and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia with more than 9 years of experience in the mental health field."
Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
(703) 935-8314
Verified
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
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Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
"Do you feel alone and unsure of your purpose in life? Are you always feeling anxious or depressed? Do you find that living life and getting out of bed daily is a struggle and oftentimes impossible? I can help you by providing a compassionate, nurturing,and non-judgemental environment to express your deepest thoughts and feelings and explore ways to resolve the problems you encounter. Nancy Shawki, LCSW.-C, is the owner of Vanguard Therapy and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia with more than 9 years of experience in the mental health field."
Richard Roselli, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Fairfax, Virginia 20153
"Accepting New Patients I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and substance abuse related issues. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. "
Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
(571) 526-0583
Verified
Office is near:
Fairfax, Virginia 20153
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Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
"Accepting New Patients I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and substance abuse related issues. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. "
Julie Turner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
"I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia. I earned my Masters Degree in Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University and my Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland. I have been working in the clinical field since 1999. My passion is working directly with people who are experiencing challenges and assisting them through difficult times. I believe in the strength of individuals to overcome obstacles in life but recognize that everyone needs support through these times. A variety of evidence based practices assist clients in reaching their goals and living a fuller life."
Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
(703) 940-9767
Verified
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
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Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
"I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia. I earned my Masters Degree in Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University and my Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland. I have been working in the clinical field since 1999. My passion is working directly with people who are experiencing challenges and assisting them through difficult times. I believe in the strength of individuals to overcome obstacles in life but recognize that everyone needs support through these times. A variety of evidence based practices assist clients in reaching their goals and living a fuller life."
Bernadette Landry, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
"Working with a psychotherapist in individual therapy can be the key in generating positive change and real growth. Devoted to providing therapy to individuals, couples and families of all ages and populations, I have numerous years of experience in a variety of settings including private practices in the Northern VA area, substance abuse treatment centers and most recently, the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB). I have a personal interest in working with severe-mental illness and running Dialectal Behavior Therapy Groups. "
Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
(571) 777-0348
Verified
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
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Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
"Working with a psychotherapist in individual therapy can be the key in generating positive change and real growth. Devoted to providing therapy to individuals, couples and families of all ages and populations, I have numerous years of experience in a variety of settings including private practices in the Northern VA area, substance abuse treatment centers and most recently, the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB). I have a personal interest in working with severe-mental illness and running Dialectal Behavior Therapy Groups. "
Dr. Karen R. Kaiser, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LSATP, NCC, R-LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
"I use Cognitive Behavioral techniques which focus on changing how we think in a way that changes our emotions and behaviors. In addition, I provide hypnosis services for smoking cessation and other addictions, trauma, eating disorders, anxiety and other issues of concern. I work with clients from a strengths-based perspective on a wide range of issues, including: Depression, anxiety, trauma and other mental health disorders. I work with clients to address a broad range of concerns including: Grief and loss, relationship and family concerns. I offer sober companion services tailored to the specific needs of the client."
Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
(703) 721-4468
Verified
Office is near:
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
"I use Cognitive Behavioral techniques which focus on changing how we think in a way that changes our emotions and behaviors. In addition, I provide hypnosis services for smoking cessation and other addictions, trauma, eating disorders, anxiety and other issues of concern. I work with clients from a strengths-based perspective on a wide range of issues, including: Depression, anxiety, trauma and other mental health disorders. I work with clients to address a broad range of concerns including: Grief and loss, relationship and family concerns. I offer sober companion services tailored to the specific needs of the client."
Christin Randall Dougherty, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Fairfax, Virginia 22036
"I have been practicing for the last 15 yrs, & help individuals cope better, specializing in providing effective support & intervention to individuals experiencing anxiety & depression. I also work with families coping with trauma & help families cope with difficult circumstances & develop more effective communication. I help individuals identify their triggers & develop effective coping strategies helping them to see "the light at the end of the tunnel." Please note I work with children age 10 & up, as well as adults. Most important to me is the relationship, and I look forward to beginning the journey with you. "
Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
(571) 536-7414
Verified
Office is near:
Fairfax, Virginia 22036
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Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
"I have been practicing for the last 15 yrs, & help individuals cope better, specializing in providing effective support & intervention to individuals experiencing anxiety & depression. I also work with families coping with trauma & help families cope with difficult circumstances & develop more effective communication. I help individuals identify their triggers & develop effective coping strategies helping them to see "the light at the end of the tunnel." Please note I work with children age 10 & up, as well as adults. Most important to me is the relationship, and I look forward to beginning the journey with you. "
Emily Rieve, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CTS
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Fairfax, Virginia 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. "
Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
(703) 337-3983
Verified
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
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Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
"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. "
Kelly L Cipera, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CCTP
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Fairfax, Virginia 20151
"You are not on this road alone. Whether you are experiencing a life transition, deployment, depression, or anxiety, we can work together to reach your goals. I work with clients from five years old and up, and love working with teens and young adults and members of the LGBTQ+ community. I have experience working with severe, chronic and complex mental health diagnoses, first responders, Military members and their families and welcome our Veterans. I have additional certifications in working with clients who suffer from PTSD."
Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
(571) 380-7370
Verified
Office is near:
Fairfax, Virginia 20151
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Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
"You are not on this road alone. Whether you are experiencing a life transition, deployment, depression, or anxiety, we can work together to reach your goals. I work with clients from five years old and up, and love working with teens and young adults and members of the LGBTQ+ community. I have experience working with severe, chronic and complex mental health diagnoses, first responders, Military members and their families and welcome our Veterans. I have additional certifications in working with clients who suffer from PTSD."
Hyung Sook Kim, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
"When everyday life gets you down, sometimes asking for help can be the hardest. I see therapy as a journey that we take together; providing trauma inform care, CBT, DBT, psychodynamic, substance abuse treatment, and support for growth and change. "
Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
(571) 485-7648
Verified
Office is near:
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
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Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
"When everyday life gets you down, sometimes asking for help can be the hardest. I see therapy as a journey that we take together; providing trauma inform care, CBT, DBT, psychodynamic, substance abuse treatment, and support for growth and change. "
Ashlea Hopkins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
"Are you an athlete that needs help improving performance, managing athletic stress, or overcoming fear? I specialize in working with athletes and athletic organizations. I offer on site and online services so that it fits into your busy practice and competition schedule. You don't have to figure it out alone. If you are an adult or child struggling with anxiety, depression, motivation, or performance anxiety I can help. I have a history of working with those who have experienced trauma and have a passion for helping people integrate their experiences for happier more functional lives. Military families and veterans are a priority."
Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
(540) 217-4270
Verified
Office is near:
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
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Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
"Are you an athlete that needs help improving performance, managing athletic stress, or overcoming fear? I specialize in working with athletes and athletic organizations. I offer on site and online services so that it fits into your busy practice and competition schedule. You don't have to figure it out alone. If you are an adult or child struggling with anxiety, depression, motivation, or performance anxiety I can help. I have a history of working with those who have experienced trauma and have a passion for helping people integrate their experiences for happier more functional lives. Military families and veterans are a priority."
Sandhya Sharma, Counselor
Counselor, LPC, CAC II, EMDR
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
" Sandhya Sharma is a South Asian Indian LPC and certified addictions specialist who works with: Adults, Teens, LGBTQ community, and International Communities. Sandhya will help create a safe and supportive therapy environment and work with you collaboratively to both accurately assess your strengths as well as areas of struggle. She will develop a treatment plan with you to help you facilitate behavioral changes that more successfully meet your goals. Sandhya will help you look at the ways you have been currently coping with life’s problems and help you to develop new strategies from a strengths-based perspective. "
Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
(703) 828-0647
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
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Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
" Sandhya Sharma is a South Asian Indian LPC and certified addictions specialist who works with: Adults, Teens, LGBTQ community, and International Communities. Sandhya will help create a safe and supportive therapy environment and work with you collaboratively to both accurately assess your strengths as well as areas of struggle. She will develop a treatment plan with you to help you facilitate behavioral changes that more successfully meet your goals. Sandhya will help you look at the ways you have been currently coping with life’s problems and help you to develop new strategies from a strengths-based perspective. "
Peri Farag
MA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Fairfax, Virginia 22033
"Are you tired? Have you been trying really hard to no avail? Are you carrying many burdens, responsibilities, and troubles that you feel are breaking you. Are you discouraged? Exhausted? Worried? Sad? Disappointed in yourself and others? Stuck? Are you struggling with feeling that you do not matter and/or that you do not measure up? Do you crave to be understood, to rest, to connect, and to see your relationships flourish? Do you hope for a better tomorrow? "
Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
(571) 570-3564
Verified
Fairfax, Virginia 22033
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Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
"Are you tired? Have you been trying really hard to no avail? Are you carrying many burdens, responsibilities, and troubles that you feel are breaking you. Are you discouraged? Exhausted? Worried? Sad? Disappointed in yourself and others? Stuck? Are you struggling with feeling that you do not matter and/or that you do not measure up? Do you crave to be understood, to rest, to connect, and to see your relationships flourish? Do you hope for a better tomorrow? "
Sharnece Thomas, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LMHC, LPC, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
"I am a licensed mental health counselor specializing in individual and group therapy. I specialize in therapy with children and adolescents and adults. I am experienced in applying cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, play therapy and person centered therapy techniques. I also use an integrative counseling approach utilizing techniques from different therapeutic approaches to assist the client in reaching their goals. I have worked with a variety of mental health conditions including ADHD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Adjustment Disorders, Depression, and Anxiety."
Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
(703) 810-7840
Verified
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
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Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
"I am a licensed mental health counselor specializing in individual and group therapy. I specialize in therapy with children and adolescents and adults. I am experienced in applying cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, play therapy and person centered therapy techniques. I also use an integrative counseling approach utilizing techniques from different therapeutic approaches to assist the client in reaching their goals. I have worked with a variety of mental health conditions including ADHD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Adjustment Disorders, Depression, and Anxiety."
David Paul, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MDiv
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
"The goal of all therapy and counseling is to reduce suffering. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, impulsivity, ADHD, relationship problems, traumatic past, gender identity, sexual orientation, or just feeling stuck and dissatisfied with life, therapy can be a powerful vehicle for holistic change and increased peace and contentment. By focusing on your natural strengths we work collaboratively to identify the roadblocks internally and externally getting in the way of leading a fulfilled life."
Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
(202) 849-9624
Verified
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
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Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
"The goal of all therapy and counseling is to reduce suffering. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, impulsivity, ADHD, relationship problems, traumatic past, gender identity, sexual orientation, or just feeling stuck and dissatisfied with life, therapy can be a powerful vehicle for holistic change and increased peace and contentment. By focusing on your natural strengths we work collaboratively to identify the roadblocks internally and externally getting in the way of leading a fulfilled life."
Beacon Therapy and Wellness Center LLC Jennifer Barnes, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
"I believe in an accepting, non-judgmental approach to meet you where you are in your journey through life. My goal is to understand your situation from your point of view. Using personality traits of empathy, compassion, and commitment allow me to help you gain insight to have a better understanding of yourself. This, in turn, helps you to accept yourself for who you are while motivating you to create change. My approach goes beyond listening and understanding. I want to teach you skills that can help you manage and problem solve independently. Empowering you towards self-advocacy is my goal in therapy. "
Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
(571) 350-0814
Verified
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
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Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
"I believe in an accepting, non-judgmental approach to meet you where you are in your journey through life. My goal is to understand your situation from your point of view. Using personality traits of empathy, compassion, and commitment allow me to help you gain insight to have a better understanding of yourself. This, in turn, helps you to accept yourself for who you are while motivating you to create change. My approach goes beyond listening and understanding. I want to teach you skills that can help you manage and problem solve independently. Empowering you towards self-advocacy is my goal in therapy. "
Therapy By Chris, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S, BCD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Fairfax, Virginia 22033
"When it comes to working with clients, I feel the relationship between a therapist and a client should be a good fit, with the client feeling comfortable, supported and understood by their therapist. I encourage clients to challenge themselves in establishing new patterns of behavior and reactions to emotional stress. My main specialities (but not all) are in Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis. I am a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, National Association of Social Workers, American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work and the Employee Assistance Professionals Association. "
Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
(833) 674-2284
Verified
Office is near:
Fairfax, Virginia 22033
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Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
"When it comes to working with clients, I feel the relationship between a therapist and a client should be a good fit, with the client feeling comfortable, supported and understood by their therapist. I encourage clients to challenge themselves in establishing new patterns of behavior and reactions to emotional stress. My main specialities (but not all) are in Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis. I am a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, National Association of Social Workers, American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work and the Employee Assistance Professionals Association. "
Jasmine Nejat
M.A.
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
"I use clinical approaches and mind-body coping strategies such as mindfulness, guided imagery, and breath work techniques to put tools on your tool belt to cope. My goal is to bridge the gap between mind, body, and spirit, and help make it safe to come home to yourself, to your body, and to your life. I'm not steering the course of our work; you are, and I will be there as a guide. I am grateful for each story I have been able to be apart of and am grateful for the chance to be a part of yours. Let's see if its a good fit."
Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
(703) 972-1936
Verified
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
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Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
"I use clinical approaches and mind-body coping strategies such as mindfulness, guided imagery, and breath work techniques to put tools on your tool belt to cope. My goal is to bridge the gap between mind, body, and spirit, and help make it safe to come home to yourself, to your body, and to your life. I'm not steering the course of our work; you are, and I will be there as a guide. I am grateful for each story I have been able to be apart of and am grateful for the chance to be a part of yours. Let's see if its a good fit."
Laveena Khanchandani, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
"Seeking therapy can often be a difficult decision and can create anxiety and ambiguity about what the process will entail. However, Dr. Khanchandani functions from the foundation for a positive experience in therapy which first begins with establishing a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship. Doing so, can encourage positive growth towards goals. Therapy is facilitated with transparency about what to expect from therapy and goals are formulated collaboratively."
Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
(571) 260-8034
Verified
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
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Suicidal Ideation
Motivational Interviewing
"Seeking therapy can often be a difficult decision and can create anxiety and ambiguity about what the process will entail. However, Dr. Khanchandani functions from the foundation for a positive experience in therapy which first begins with establishing a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship. Doing so, can encourage positive growth towards goals. Therapy is facilitated with transparency about what to expect from therapy and goals are formulated collaboratively."

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Suicidal Ideation Therapists
If you have suicidal thoughts and you're in Fairfax, please call a Fairfax therapists from the list above or, simply call this number 1-800-273-8255 to chat to someone now.

Suicide is a tragic event with strong emotional repercussions for its survivors. Especially for parents of suicide victims, since so many suicides occur amongst young people and teenagers.

Learn more here about teenage suicide and suicide in general. Or contact a therapist in Fairfax who can help with counseling you or a family member or loved one who may have suicidal thoughts or suffer from suicidal ideation -or you just plain fear may take their life.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Fairfax are able to work with a wide range of issues.

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.