Chronic pain, poor-quality sleep, anxiety, and depression can have devastating effects on quality of life. If you want to stop unhelpful thoughts or overcome unexpected life challenges like these, with effective tools you can, and in a shorter time than you think. By providing treatments that are clinically proven to work, I partner with you to tailor a plan that creates the change that works for your life. My passion for working with those with chronic pain, insomnia, traumatic brain injury, and anxiety issues led me to become certified in alpha-stimulation which naturally creates the “good” feeling chemical of serotonin.
Counseling services for women. Life can be overwhelming at times. Are you are feeling stressed due to pressures at home or on the job? Are you experiencing problems in your relationship and desire to make positive changes? Do you have the desire to make meaningful changes in your life but unsure where to start? Challenges such as these can often cause you to feel stuck, frustrated, or even depressed. My goal is to work collaboratively with you to create a life of balance and stability.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC, RPT-S, CETP
I have significant experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I use a strength based perspective believing that each one of us have inherent strengths that can help us manage life. My framework is based on trauma and attachment approaches which emphasize that the stress an individual experiences is usually rooted in a traumatic event that has formed negative beliefs, dysruption of lifestyle, change in family system, or that has helped to develop a less than satisfying parent child relationship. My ideal client is an individual that wants to have a happier life or a family or couple that wants more peace.
Living means encountering challenges along the way. All of us have a drive toward living full, happy, successful lives, and sometimes we can get overwhelmed by events and find ourselves in over our head. When life becomes too much to handle on our own, a compassionate, insightful and supportive relationship is invaluable to assist us in getting back on our feet or back on track. Whether you feel worn down over time by life, or beat down by major events, I create a safe and positive space for examining your strengths and values to move forward into a brighter future.
I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in inpatient settings, as well as foster care, intensive in home/skill building, and outpatient counseling. While I specialize in working with adolescents and adults suffering from addiction, I also help clients with a wide variety of behavioral and emotional concerns.
There are times when any one of us can feel like we need a little more support than friends and family can provide. Knowing when to seek professional help on your journey of personal growth is a brave step in the right direction. I am an experienced empathetic therapist who can help you tap into strengths you may have forgotten you have and teach you how to use them to resolve challenges you face. Together we can confront unhelpful thinking styles and put you back in charge of your life.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LSATP, MAC
Do you or someone you love have a substance use problem? Have you been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and don't know where to turn? Are you struggling with depression or anxiety and having a hard time getting through the day? Are you gay/ lesbian/ bisexual/ gender fluid/ transgender /* and having difficulties coming to terms with this identity? I have over 20 years of experience helping folks with these issues. My basic approach uses humor combined with evidence based approaches including Cognitive-Behavioral, GLBT Affirmative Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Enhancement, etc.
I have been involved with the recovery community for over 25 years. I have 20 years of experience working with families dealing with addiction and behavioral issues, helping parents develop strategies and tools to help their children.
Torria works with teenagers and adults who are suffering from depression, anxiety, suicide ideation, adjustment disorder, and other mental health issues. Torria employs cognitive behavior therapy, psychotherapy, and psychoeducation to assist individuals in overcoming obstacles and achieving their goals.
We are excited to offer both in-person and online social skills training using both individual and group formats for clients of all ages. For those living in Northern Virginia, please visit PsychLife.net for our in-person services at our Fredericksburg, Woodbridge, and Oakton offices. If you are interested in our online social skills coaching program, visit SocialSkillsCenter.com. For over 20 years we have taught social skills to 1,000’s of children, adolescents, and adults using our innovative “Peer Process Social Skills” model.
Are you feeling overwhelmed during this time of uncertainty? Are you finding it difficult to complete your normal daily tasks due to irritability, anxiety, and depression? Do you feel overwhelmed to a point where you cannot control your fear of negative thoughts about the future? I am passionate about empowering you to find the best within yourself to overcome life’s stressors and traumas. I would like to partner with you, identify your feelings and thought patterns, and assist you in fostering healing and creating effective change in your life.
Life is a journey that we all go through, and it presents us with many obstacles to navigate. Sometimes these obstacles can present us with challenges that can lead us to feel depressed, overwhelmed, stressed, withdrawn, or even isolated. When we learn to create balance in our life, we begin to feel a sense of joy and happiness for the person we are meant to be. I would like to partner with you as you explore life’s challenges and concerns and help you in identifying feelings and thought patterns and assist you in developing effective coping and self-care strategies that will strengthen your everyday life.
It takes a lot of courage to take that first step to ask for help when emotions and stress have begun to feel unmanageable. Many clients contemplate counseling for awhile before scheduling that first session. Often a significant other, family members, friends or an employer have suggested counseling but myths and stereotypes about therapy get in the way of taking that first step. If you're looking to restore hope and balance in your life maybe you're ready to take that first step. Call today for an appointment.
I believe the problems that direct clients into counseling are emotional, physical, and spiritual. Therefore, the whole person must be addressed and treated as a unique and complex individual. As a Christian therapist I help clients get to the root causes of their distress and assist them to find answers by using solution focused therapy. While some long-term therapy is a necessity I take pride in helping people set goals and objectives to find answers to their issues and struggles. Discover the hidden strengths in your weakness and find an inner peace that brings stability amidst your storm.
TELEHEALTH AVAILABLE I believe that everyone has a natural inclination toward positive growth and development, but that life's challenges can block forward movement. These challenges can take the form of depression, anxiety, traumatic events, losses, life transitions, difficulty controlling anger, and difficult relationships. I understand starting therapy can be an intimidating decision. My aim is to provide a comfortable, supportive, and accepting environment in which to explore difficulties, obstacles, and strengths in order to make positive change.
For the past 20 years I have enjoyed working with those persons with a wide variety of mental health issues (like depression, anxiety, schizophrenia) and/or substance use issues. I have significant experience working with men with serious mental illness and their families.
Are you feeling disconnected or overwhelmed? Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationships? Do you want to be able to manage stress in your life? Life is an amazing journey that can sometimes get complicated and difficult. Your experiences can affect your mood, relationships, stress levels, sense of self, physical health and overall wellbeing. There are times when we need help to face life’s challenges. Because even in those times when you feel things are out of your hands, you have the opportunity to grow and take control of this journey that is yours.
Life transitions of any kind, while they can bring joy, can also bring a sense of anxiety, loss, fear, depression, and many unknown feelings. My goal is to help my patients understand these feelings, cope with them in a healthy manner and transition to their next stage in a healthy way - just like a butterfly.
I love working with people who are striving to rise from a place of brokenness; those who need help seeing their innate value and worth. There can be many things that block our vision of ourselves as being great. My goal is to work with clients who need help dusting off their glasses and learning how to reframe their way of seeing the world. Whether it is depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, infidelity, self-hatred, or fear that is stopping you; if you are willing to be vulnerable, then you can experience change. The goal being a new or improved vision for a new and improved you.
We have been inspiring and challenging each other as therapists for over 25 years, a special relationship that makes both of us uniquely qualified to help you prevail and move you forward no matter what your age or issues. You will learn how to work through your problems, distressing situations, and disrupting emotions, as you draw upon your strengths and nurture your abilities to grow, resolve, expand and transform. We are on your side. The voice you hear when you call is not office staff, but either of us. It's the sound of hope and the promise of solutions.