We offer individual, couples, and family counseling
By video, phone, or face-to-face.
People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons, from coping with major life challenges or childhood trauma to dealing with depression or anxiety, to simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge. A client and therapist may work together for as few as five or six sessions or as long as several years, depending on the client’s unique needs and personal goals for therapy.
What is Individual Therapy?
Individual therapy (sometimes called “psychotherapy” or “counseling”) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.
What is Couples Counseling?
Couples counseling is a process through which a couple (who may be engaged, dating, married, partnered—or sometimes even parent and child or other pairings) works with a trained therapist to identify specific areas of conflict and/or aspects of their relationship they would like to change, and then develops a plan of action to improve each individual’s satisfaction and contentment.
Working with a therapist in a safe and confidential setting, couples are able to explore how their individual backgrounds, beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors may be impacting their relationship in both positive and negative ways. The therapist may assist the couple with addressing any immediate and pressing problems, as well as developing strategies for protecting and enhancing the long-term health and happiness of their relationship.
How do I get started?
1. Contact. Your first step is to contact us directly. You can contact us by completing the secure, on-line Request for Services Form, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 540-744-6162. You will be asked to provide some initial information to determine whether or not we can assist you.
2. Schedule. A staff member will schedule you for an initial 60-minute intake appointment. All appointments are available by video, phone or face-to-face. At this appointment, you will have an opportunity to build rapport with the therapist and provide him/her with some background about yourself and the reasons you are seeking counseling. You will receive an email giving you access to our Client Portal where you can review and sign forms, enter insurance and payment information, and access your therapist’s schedule. If you have difficulty access portal, please contact us. We are interested in developing a collaborative relationship with you in which we try to decide together what kind of treatment would be best for you.
3. Next Steps. The client and therapist will decide on a mutually-agreeable time slot for your therapy sessions (typically, the client and therapist will meet 1-4 times a month, and each session will last for 60-minutes). At your second appointment, you will begin working with your therapist to set goals for your therapy experience and then begin working together toward achieving them.