As a therapist, it is both a privilege and a responsibility to be entrusted with the personal details of people's lives. I understand that people often make the first call to a therapist with a sense of urgency, a strong desire for change, and a mix of emotions. I aim to make my office a safe and supportive environment for personal exploration and growth. I will strive to know you fully, to offer you a collaborative approach to meeting your goals, and to provide you with care that is individualized and grounded in the latest research on effective treatment.
At Heart 2 Heart we believe that a holistic approach to self-care is the key to living your best life. Self-care comes in many forms. We specialize in mental health therapy, therapeutic yoga, meditation, and holistic health care services through our nurse practitioner. Through these services learn to be at your best and manage the issues that may be hindering the vision you have for your life. All of our services are driven by the goal of teaching our clients skills to maintain wellness in each area of their lives. Our medical provider offers medication management as well as natural alternatives to medication.
As a Clinical Psychologist for the past 30+ years, I have worked with individuals, couples and families with a wide variety of issues and concerns. While problems need to be identified, I prefer to focus on the strengths that are often obscured by the stress and the immediate crisis. As the stress becomes manageable, so too can we together discover the strengths that will result in solutions, growth and improvement. I look forward to sharing that challenge with you.
Did you know you don't have to be in a state of crisis to seek therapy? I have met many of my clients at various points in their lives. Some come in with the goal of facilitating growth in specific areas, while others come in looking to gain the necessary tools, to navigate a particularly challenging life transition. Regardless of when you decide to begin this journey of healing, the decision you make is one that is personal to you and your unique set of circumstances. The self-knowledge, skills and insight you gain is an investment into your future, which pays dividends, by helping you better cope with life events going forward.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the Commonwealth of Virginia with more than a decade of experience in the field of social work. I have assisted people in adjusting to a new normal by means of task analysis, supportive talk therapy, and case management. The people with whom I have worked in the past have struggled with symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other such symptoms of mental illness.
I believe that we all strive to be more authentic in our lives but sometimes get lost along the way. Together, you and I will explore your concerns at your pace and try to get more clarity. I work with individuals and how they view themselves, others, and their world. I am committed to working with you to foster greater insight and improve your agency in your life. I also collaborate with people in relationships to help them reconnect and communicate better. I'm also getting trained in sex therapy, as well as couples' therapy.
I work collaboratively with children, teens, and adults to create a safe environment that encourages positive changes. It can be difficult to make sense of distress and I seek to guide individuals to a deeper understanding of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, as well as teach coping strategies to use in the future. I have experience working with various concerns including anxiety, depression, behavioral concerns, grief, poor self-esteem and body image, relationship issues, ADHD, and life transitions. I strive to provide an environment that is warm, relaxed, and engaging where clients can have fun while gaining insight.
Has "life" impacted your self esteem and how you navigate your day to day? Do you have the desire for change but not sure where to start? Does having the support to help you navigate the depression and anxiety sound like a relief? My goal is to meet you where you are and to push/support you to become a more confident version of you. We get stuck. We subscribe to others expectations. We can operate with a negative filter. We compare ourselves to others. We deserve more, we are more and together we can obtain more. I look forward to helping you uncover what is holding you back from being your best.
Over the past 13 years I have learned that the change process is collaborative and requires a unified focus between therapist and client. In therapy, the most positive outcomes occur when we develop a healthy therapeutic relationship and focus on the same goals. Building this relationship allows both therapist and client to feel comfortable while cultivating positive change. I practice from a wellness perspective that states everything we experience throughout our lives is a natural part of our development as individuals. I will meet you wherever you may be emotionally knowing that your life's journey has brought you to this place.
I enjoy working with clients from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. I believe that each person who seek counseling is ready for change. It is my role as a counselor to partner with the client on their journey to wholeness and healing by using interventions based on comprehensive assessments to determine the client's therapeutic needs.
We understand that the decision to begin therapy may be difficult. Limited finances, perceived family rejection, lack of time, and cultural barriers are just a few reasons why individuals refrain from embarking on this life-altering journey. Regardless of the reasons, Professional Psychological Services is dedicated to helping you reach your full potential.
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, MSW, UTCSW-I, VA SISW
If you are here, I would imagine you are in that place of not quite knowing how to move forward. As your therapist, I would love to help you sort out what brought you here, and what you can do to improve your quality of life and relationships. Whether you are struggling with life-interrupting symptoms, or life has just become a littIe too much these days, I would love to explore with you. I am passionate about working with individuals struggling with eating disorders and body image issues, and previously worked at an eating disorder residential treatment facility for adolescents.
Life can be challenging. Are you feeling distracted by anxiety or stress? Lethargic or withdrawn? Empty or stuck with no hope for change? We all get overwhelmed with the complex demands of life. I am here to provide the tools that will empower you to manage any stressors that may come your way. As a therapist, I aim to provide a safe and trustworthy environment and utilize a person-centered, strengths-based and integrated approach. Collaboratively, we address key questions as the first step in guiding your own therapeutic process. What are your strengths? What are your areas of need?
Sheena Carter is Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She gained her Bachelors and Masters of social work from the Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been providing mental health services for over 12 years in the Richmond and Northern Virginia areas. Sheena believes in a client centered environment that is safe, supportive, nonjudgmental, and culturally sensitive with all clients.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Washington, DC, and Virginia. I have over 16 years as a clinician. I specialize in working with individuals and couples to manage personal and environmental stressors, depression, anxiety, marital discord, and addiction. I also have extensive experience in working with individuals and families affected by a traumatic event. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Services from Cornell University and my Master’s in Social Work from Howard University.
I provide a safe and supportive environment where clients can be heard and empowered to explore, discover, understand, and transform their lives. Many of my clients come seeking clarity on why they feel the way they feel, why their actions aren’t aligning with the person they know they are, what’s getting in the way of their goals, and how they have established relationship patterns that do not serve them. I work with clients to create a space that invites creativity and curiosity to solve problems, alleviate symptoms, and look inward at how our ways of thinking, feeling and behaving may be constricting our freedom to achieve.
Does your stress come from juggling all your different roles, trying to respond to everyone’s needs while also maintaining your own sense of well-being? I bet you're pretty good at it but perhaps you are also exhausted from trying to balance your personal and professional life. You may feel overwhelmed, under appreciated, angry, lonely, or apathetic. Because it is not easy to resolve these conflicts on your own, you could benefit from counseling. Counseling can help you make small steps towards change so you can experience success with ease and confidence. Counseling can help you improve your personal and work life.
Welcome to possibility. Stressful life events or trauma may have shaped your past, but you have the power to define your future. I am here to help support, encourage, and assist you in rewriting your story. Together, we can focus on your innate strengths and your capacity to create a fulfilling life. My approach is best described as interactive and collaborative that honors your individuality and takes a respectful interest in everything that makes you unique. I believe that a successful therapeutic relationship is based on careful listening and honest feedback.
I have dedicated my practice to help children, adolescents and adults transform their lives. In working with you, I focus on your resources and strengths to bring about the positive change that will improve your relationship with yourself and others and ultimately lead to a more satisfying life. In collaboration with you, I tailor treatment to your unique situation and personality, My work is influenced by my passion for healthy and balanced living, and therefore I treat you as a whole: mind, body, and spirit.I invite you to visit www.centerforpositivechange.us to learn more about me.
Kat completed their bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Studio Art at the College of William & Mary and their Master of Social Work (MSW) at Virginia Commonwealth University. In Kat’s spare time, they enjoy live music, art and poetry, exploring nature, lifting weights, skating, and working on their camper van.Kat understands that we cannot always choose the cards we are dealt; sometimes we deal with fear, loss, rejection, isolation, stress, anxiety, and pain due to personal or societal events that we have no control over.