Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, Phd Can, MS, Cert, BS, AS
No matter who you are, life is always changing, filled with challenges, transitions, doubts, and sometimes successes. This is, indeed, the human experience, but you do not have to go it alone. Counseling is an available resource to help hone your natural talents and skills to find vision, motivation, meaning, and resolve through your choices and experiences. With the support of a professional counselor there are no dead-end scenarios. I thoroughly believe in meeting clients where they are at, treating individuals with dignity and respect no matter who they are or where they come from, celebrating differences and individuality.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, MARS
My personal theory of choice is the Existential approach to therapy. I believe self-awareness is required in order to live an authentic life. Individuals must be aware of their inner-self, environment, culture, spiritual, and relationship with others. I provide professional services and clinical assessments for adults, adolescents, couples, and families who present with clinical issues to include anxiety, depression, adjustment, behavioral, spiritual, substance abuse, communication, anger and other life issues. My Therapy techniques include Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavior, Person Centered, and Narrative.
Imagine: it seems like no matter what we do, we feel 'trapped' or helpless in a stressful situation. My name is Mary Cano, and I am a Resident in Counseling who works with adolescents and adults struggling with trauma, anxiety, relationship issues, and depression. I also work with concerns including LGBTQ+ specific issues, substance use, life transitions, grief and loss, family issues, racial stressors, and issues or trauma related to religion or spirituality. Keeping emotional pain to yourself can feel burdensome. I believe everyone deserves a safe space to discuss thoughts, feelings, and beliefs without fear of judgment.
Abundant Counseling Solutions goal in working with clients includes providing support and guidance toward a healthy lifestyle. The approach includes a nonjudgmental, empathetic, logical, person-centered perspective. Through a collaborative effort with the individual, couple, or family to address life challenging concerns. The ideal client understands professional boundaries and appreciates that the answers will not be given but guiding them with compassion. Lastly the ideal client agrees to arrive on time attend sessions regularly and remain emotionally invested in the process.
As a therapist, I have much to offer. My many varied years of professional experience as a clinical social worker, my excellent education, combined with my personal life experience serves me well. Together, we collaborate on a new trusted relationship built on safety that has the potential to aid your growth with whatever issue you choose to work on. I work especially well with children and adolescents and have a good foundation in play therapy, yet adults are often surprised that I can work equally well with their concerns. We can design an approach that works for you.
Leon Wilson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and Maryland who has 20 years of experience partnering with children, adults, and couples seeking help with anger management, bipolar, attention deficit hyperactivity, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and relationship issues. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from National University and received his Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of Maryland.
I'm a psychologist and coach, who will work to provide you with the guidance and support you need to help you heal and progress through your life journey. I'm an empathetic and compassionate clinician who believes in the power of a strong therapeutic alliance where individuals, families, and couples can find acceptance, direction, and empowerment in a space free of judgment that promotes healing and emotional growth as they move forward in life.
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.
As a retired U.S. Army Officer with over 30 years of service, I’m dedicated to helping current military and fellow veterans recover from often “hidden” injuries. To this end, I specialize in anxiety & depression, trauma counseling, marital & couples counseling, transitions, gaming/internet addiction, and workplace (military unit) mobbing - defined as being bullied or excluded by one’s unit/team. Because I believe that God built us to live in balance and community, I engage in many interests outside of the therapy room- for that reason, appointments may be limited. But, reach out-I. ’ll get you in as soon as I can.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys working with high school teens, college age students and adults. I have over 10 years of experience offering counseling and therapy to diverse populations in Northern Virginia and in North Carolina. I provide an altruistic and pragmatic style of therapy that seems to appeal to all. I can provide clinical supervision in VA and DC.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LPC, CSOTP, LMFT, MA
The philosophy of the practice is to empower individuals to cope with, and solve, their problems, accentuating their strengths and unique capabilities. Systems, cognitive-behavioral, relapse prevention and solution focused techniques are used to help people move on with their lives as quickly as possible. CFS treats all types of problems including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, major mental health disorders, issues related to development, including divorce, empty nest syndrome, family reunification, aging, and young families with children and adolescents.
Sometimes people seek counseling with a clear goal of what they want and need. Other times, people aren't sure how counseling can help them, but they know they need support to feel better or make changes in their lives. Whether you are looking to improve yourself or your relationships, let go of past emotional pain, or learn skills that will improve your communication and ability to manage stress, counseling can help you turn the page and begin a new chapter in your life.
Life brings its unique challenges. The good news is that you don't have to face these challenges alone! I am here to help you move past those obstacles that are holding you back. Have you experienced trauma, disappointments, personal hurt, or loss? Are you currently facing an overwhelming amount of anxiety and find it hard to manage your life? Do you sometimes feel like you are alone and that no one understands? Then please, call me and we can discuss how you can move forward. Begin to live your best life today.
I am not a traditional clinician and do not strive to be. I have respect for the complexities of life, especially the challenges that are presented to children, adolescents, and families. I am appreciated for my relatability, empathy, strong advocacy skills, transparency, and for telling it like it is! With years of experience in the mental health field, I use an integrative approach to therapy. I believe the power of the therapeutic relationship can begin the process of healing and discovery, and I seek to create a safe space for collaboration, exploration, and inclusion.
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.
I think it safe to say you're seeking assistance with certain challenges in your life. Be it recovery from trauma (childhood abuse, combat related or first responders), relationship struggles, a difficult childhood that continues to cause problems, troubling anxiety, addiction issues or just knowing you need a safe place and safe person to talk things over with. The right therapist will be very experienced, well trained and a magnificent listener. They will be able to guide you on a journey to emotional growth and persona healing. I encourage you to choose your therapist wisely and make sure they specialize in your area of need.
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!
When relationships get stuck in an unproductive pattern it is usually because people are reacting to the hurt rather than responding in ways that can solve problems. As a marriage and family therapist (in residency) I specialize in helping people find strength based solutions to address the challenges of managing relationships. The systemic approach focuses on the interactions of people (families, groups, communities) more than individual symptoms; however, this approach is beneficial when working with groups, families, couples, and individuals.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, LCSW, LMFT-R, LPC-R
Accepting new clients - The Center for Connection, Healing & Change focuses on the creation of secure, close, and satisfying relationships- within us and between us. We choose to specialize in relationships because we know the importance of satisfying connections for our mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Services explore the relationship we have with both ourselves and others; how well we can live with emotional ease, know who we are, ask for what we need, be responsive to loved ones, set boundaries, deal with loss, move through stressful experiences, find our purpose, and access resilience in moments of need.
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.