I work with adult individuals and children aged 2-18 and their families/caregivers. I focus on supporting clients to creatively turn their pain into coping skills, missed connections into secure relationships, and problematic behaviors into strengths and resiliency. I focus on practical, real-world strategies that build security and connection through a balance of nurture, engagement, structure, and challenge. These strategies are a resource that can then be utilized through different life experiences, stages, and adversity. I support children and caregivers alike to learn new ways of responding, guiding, and supporting one another.
My name is Shideh Sarmadi, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia. My goal as counselor is to empower client to mindfully change their lives in a positive manner by focusing on recovery and welfare and promote healthy personal growth. I completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1998 and earned a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling, focused on Multicultural Counseling in 2002 in University of North Carolina at Charlotte. experienced in variety of mental health settings including outpatient, inpatient, emergency services and psychiatric research.
(TELEHEALTH ONLY) Are you tired of that nagging voice in your head that tells you you're not good enough? Maybe that voice constantly reminds you of the things that you “should be” or “shouldn’t be.” You might question why you are so sensitive and often wish you could just “snap out” of it. To others you look like you have it all together but, on the inside, you’re often unsure of yourself. You wonder what other people have that you don't and that question makes you feel sad, lonely, hopeless and isolated from the world. You're sick of feeling inadequate and want so badly to feel like you're living and not just surviving.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CPLC, LCSW, LICSW
I am extremely passionate about helping women, adolescents and couples forgive and let go of past hurts, failures, trauma, and self-defeating behaviors. I have a passion for helping women heal and deal with some of the toughest realities of life. While my innermost passion is women, I am fully equipped to offer solution-based therapy to individuals from all walks of life. I believe we must normalize mental health and learn to work through trauma, stress, anxiety, unforgiveness, peer pressure, divorce, co-parenting, anger, self-esteem, identity, and any other struggles that we cannot face on our own.
I understand that life can be extremely overwhelming at times and, on some days, may even feel unbearable, but I am here for you. My goal is to help you work through whatever issues or stressors you may be experiencing, while promoting a safe and therapeutic environment for you to freely express yourself. I work from a cognitive behavioral therapeutic approach and am very passionate about positive psychology. I am a firm believer in that you can achieve what you believe. The mind is extremely powerful, which is why it is important to fill it with positivity.
Now accepting new clients! Life and living can be hard; and the real world issues and concerns that you face deserve real world solutions! I offer solution-focused interventions for teens and adults who are looking to make positive changes in their "now." But sometimes today's issues are rooted in the past and resolving traumatic histories is the way to improve the present. Regaining power over your narrative allows you to heal mind, body, and soul... to be holistically you! Whether it is anxiety, depression, or familial/relationship issues, I take a person-centered approach in assisting you in your wellness journey.
Accepting New Clients! Congratulations & welcome to your personal healing journey! It is my passion to help women unlock their potential & heal from past traumas they may be in their way and working through daily struggles and anxiety that prevent you from obtaining your peace!
Ideally, our early experiences of connection were secure, safe, accessible, and responsive and we developed an internal sense of ourselves as loveable, worthy, and deserving of getting our needs met. But what happens when this has not been our experience? Many of us have had to find ways to adapt and survive moments of disconnect, invalidation, or criticism. This can often mean we hold beliefs about ourselves that are limiting, worry that we have to hide or minimize parts of who we are, deny certain emotions, hustle for our worth, and/or build up layers of protection. I can support you to heal, connect and create lasting change.
Many of us desire to be close enough to our partner that we can risk sharing our deepest vulnerabilities or difficulties and trust that we will receive the acceptance and understanding we need in return. This is not always easy to create with a partner. You might be having the same fight over and over again, where intentions are misunderstood, or frustration gets the best of you and you push each other away or increase the conflict. Past experience tells you not to open up, you know how it will end, and things build up. Over time, you get protective, and your connection attempts come with an edge of defensiveness or resentment.
Psychological and psycho-educational testing can be useful in identifying a variety of clinical concerns, including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, Autism spectrum disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, and psychosis. I rely on multiple sources of information, such as tests of personality and behavior, ability or intelligence, and personal and collateral interviews. I strive to be thorough, objective, well reasoned, and understandable in my feedback to clients.
My orientation to psychotherapy is integrative; I recognize the value of psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and family approaches. I have come to believe that no one approach is necessarily the best. Each individual is unique, so the therapeutic approach that is used should reflect the needs of the client. By tailoring therapy to fit the needs of each individual, an atmosphere is created in which the client feels secure to explore his or her feelings. I have worked in many different treatment settings, and with diverse population of adults and adolescents. I have experience treating individuals, couples, and families.
Hello! I am a Resident in Counseling at Counseling and Forensic Services. I have experience working with trauma-informed care for adolescents and children. I also have experience working with adolescents involved in the juvenile justice system.
Tiffany Perry is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor in the state of Virginia and Texas who has over 5 years of experience partnering with children, adolescents, families, adults, and couples seeking help with trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, women issues, relational issues, familial issues, and Schizophrenia related disorders. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Abnormal and Social from Park University and received her Master of Arts in Community Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
I am a compassionate person who can listen well, offer new ways of looking at problems and brainstorm with you to discover new approaches to manage your life. I have 33 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and believe that an approach of mutual respect works best. I am from Virginia and currently live in SE Louisiana with my two dogs, Henley and Louie.
As a mental health professional, I help individuals, couples, and families engage in some of life’s most difficult conversations. I am a PhD student in Social Psychology and currently working towards my licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner (LSATP) as well as certification as a Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) for the state of Virginia. I have 8 years of experience in both community-based and non-profit sectors along with 1 year of experience working in private practice.
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Do you feel that no one understands you? Who or what are you missing? Do you know the reasons you behave the way you do? Are you crippled by fear or lacking social skills? Has relationship issues? Well, you are not alone; I am here to help you through this!
Beatriz approaches therapy from a practical and interactive way. She helps individuals build on their strengths to accomplish their personal goals both spiritually and mentally. Beatriz partners with her clients through the process of healing and personal growth and uses faith-based principles to guide her work.
You have made the first step to improve your mental health and wellness, seeking the assistance of a qualified therapist. Whether dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship problems or life transitions, therapy can play a key part in the development of goals, identification of roadblocks to achieving those goals and building the tools to bring about change. I bring an integrative approach to help people resolve emotional conflicts, develop self-awareness/acceptance and increase coping skills, constructive behaviors, and thought patterns.
I am is a student at Liberty University studying in the Master of Arts program for a Licensed Professional Counselor. I retired from the military after serving for 30 years and now dedicated to serving his community in battling mental health concerns. I work with all populations including, children, elders, and families. My education and life experiences are tools that I use in the therapeutic process. My goal is to help solve some of the challenging situations in your life to be viewed clearer, making your response to the challenge more effective.
Life presents challenges with the power to help us grow, yet we often get stuck or hurt in the process. Are you currently finding more problems than solutions? Do your thoughts, emotions, and memories lead to pain and poor decisions? Diving inward may be the first step to moving forward. Whether you’re an adult, a teen, or couple—a safe therapeutic space can help you unravel the different factors hindering your ability to break through barriers (e.g. addiction, trauma, relationship issues, mood disorders, poor coping skills, anxiety, etc.).
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Woodbridge are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Woodbridge then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Woodbridge, or Child Psychologists in Woodbridge.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Woodbridge psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Woodbridge specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.