Life can be so hard, but there is hope. It can get better. Are you struggling to heal from past events? Have you lost hope that peace is even possible? Sometimes the assistance of a caring, trained professional is needed for the healing journey. Effective therapy is a collaborative process. Together we will explore your brain and body's dynamic interaction for self-healing to help overcome past trauma, and learn how to remain in the present, while also planning for the future self you envision.
As a relationship therapist, I am passionate and effective in strengthening couples, supporting families, and helping individuals connect with others and with themselves. I can help you and your partner calm conflict, re-establish trust, increase friendship & intimacy, heal from betrayal. For relationship distress, together we create the change needed to relate in positive ways. I offer Discernment Counseling for those considering divorce to gain greater clarity in the decision making process. Whether helping a couple, an individual, or a family, I apply proven treatments for each unique client.
Specializing in counseling to females (adolescents-adults), marriage and family therapy. I find it rewarding helping others learn to develop and maintain healthy relationships, overcome negative thoughts, become spiritually mature and effectively manage their lives. My approach to counseling is to build a therapeutic counseling relationship that provides support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. My commitment is to provide a safe place of trust and to walk alongside my clients through the struggles they are currently facing and teach them more adaptive ways to manage their lives.
I am interested in supporting adolescents and adults to process their feelings while nurturing their resilience and overcoming barriers. Offering strategies through CBT, DBT, and solution-focused therapy allows for an expanded perspective to help the client. I believe in listening to others and fighting the stigma of mental health in society. I extend services from family therapy to individual counseling. Everyone deserves the best version of themselves and a safe environment. My supervisor is Dr. Hardenburg. I completed my MSW at VCU, and I'm a resident in social work now, working towards licensure for my LCSW.
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.
I believe in working in partnership with clients, utilizing their inner strengths to help them sort out their challenges in order to achieve their goals. My passion is helping individuals, families and couples to learn how to rebuild their lives and relationships by overcoming obstacles.
Offering Tele-health services. I am VA board certified for LCSW Supervision. I believe in creating a calm environment to help guide you through the healing process. My goal is employ compassion, empathy, and care through ongoing engagement upon building rapport. I like to not only educate, but collaboratively work with you (and your loved ones if involved) and encourage growth and motivation for long term change. I have worked with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, everyday difficulties/stressors, child behavioral issues, mood disorders, stress management, military veterans/active duty, and trauma.
Established over 10 years ago, we originally opened as Prince William Family Counseling and provided the community with trustworthy therapy services in a safe, welcoming environment. In 2015 the agency was purchased and took on new ownership and we became Woodbridge Therapy Group. With the recent change in ownership, we have expanded our number of providers, added more services, and renewed our investment in the community.
I have a healthy respect for the difficulties and complexities of life and will provide a non-judgemental environment for individuals or couples to explore solutions to the problems they face. The most common issues I work with are depression, anxiety, trauma and relationship problems. I like to look at what is working in a person's life and to promote wellness, as opposed to focusing on pathology or sickness. I find that once an individual focuses on specific goals, it does not take a long time to make significant movement in a positive direction.
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.
I enjoy working with clients to address various challenges including anxiety, infidelity, communication issues in relationships, boundaries, work issues, anger management, and other challenges. In my more than 15 years of practice, I have found that I especially love working with individuals with sexual behavior issues and couples at any stage of their relationship. I also enjoy doing Christian counseling with individuals and couples who are seeking it to overcome the challenges they are facing. While I primarily work with adults, I have also worked with teens.
I am currently working towards my licensure as Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and certification as a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP) in the state of Virginia. In 2017 I graduated from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia with two master’s degrees in Forensic Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I completed my Practicum at a non-profit serving individuals with dual diagnosis mental health and substance abuse disorders. I later completed my two semester internship at Counseling and Forensic Services, Inc – Where I am currently working as a Resident.
I believe that therapy should be something you look forward to and that laughter qualifies as a therapeutic intervention. I believe in setting goals and tracking progress – why go to therapy without results? I believe that our connections to ourselves and with each other are rooted not only in the mind, but also in the body, so I use body-based interventions like grounding, breathwork, and mindfulness. My treatment approach is flexible, but I lean toward clinically tested and evidence-based therapies.
What does a healthier you look like? We can find out by increasing your understanding of yourself, and improving your relationships with others. We focus on the topics you want to discuss, such as relationships, boundaries, coping skills, communication, self-care, etc. I will help you identify and process your emotions. Looking inside ourselves, the good and the painful, is a journey for those who want to grow and blossom into their true selves. The work is not easy or quick, however the progress made is yours to keep forever.
Because no two clients are exactly the same, my treatment plans are tailored to each individual. I approach each client as I would a puzzle, where the end goal is to assemble all of the relevant pieces together for a consolidated picture. While I work with my clients to gain insight on what their past has brought to their present, I also tailor my approach by evaluating what is happening in the here and now. Having worked for the Victim Witness Program at the Commonwealth Attorney of Virginia’s office, I have experience in working with trauma/PTSD, as well as stress, family conflict, anxiety, depression, and self esteem.
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, LMFT, CSOTP, LPC, LSATP
If you are scouring over these therapist sites, you are in the market to find some help. It can be daunting to call a therapist you have never met and try to find someone to understand you. You should take your time, interview therapists and find a good fit. It is okay to shop and to decide not to make an appointment. Or, if you choose to call and come in, please get to know me in the first session. Ask questions. I will outline the way I work, explain my philosophy and help you voice your goals for treatment. I will listen but will also tell you what I think. If directness is for you, I am your therapist.
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 the human experience, and 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.
Do you need help in these times? Sometimes it is difficult to walk in our shoes, let me help. I am a LCSW with 26 years of professional experience in the mental health field. I am the Clinical Director of Child/Adolescent Psychotherapy Services for the Prince William Family Counseling/Woodbridge Therapy Group. We have two locations, Manassas and Woodbridge. At both locations, I provide individual and group therapy (Mood Management, Social Strides and Safezone groups).
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.
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.