Alexandria, VA

Alexandria, VA - Belle Haven Rd Office

1451 Belle Haven Rd, Suite 230
Alexandria, VA 22307

Phone: 703-566-9900

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Alexandria, VA - Fordson Rd Office

7836 Fordson Rd,
Alexandria, VA 22306

Phone: 703-566-9900

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Alexandria, VA - Grovedale Dr Office

6408 Grovedale Dr, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22310

Phone: 703-566-9900

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Alexandria, VA - N Royal St Office

110 N Royal St, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 410-838-9500

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Alexandria, VA - St. Johns Lutheran Church

5952 Franconia Rd,
Alexandria, VA 22310

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Counselors in Alexandria, VA

Juan Barrios Rottman, Licensed Resident

Practicing Since: 2020 Juan’s clients can expect to identify their strengths, build on them, and experience perspectives of truth, freedom, care, and scripture.  He believes that counseling is a team effort, where the client will expand and integrate strengths to build a meaningful life, while…

Issues Served: Abortion, Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, BIPOC Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Eating Disorders, Gender Identity Issues, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Intellectual Disabilities, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, OCD, Oncology, Personality Disorders, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Process Addictions (i.e. food, gambling, other), PTSD, Schizophrenia, Self Esteem, Self-Harm, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Substance Dependence (i.e. drug/alcohol), Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

Marsi Beschel, LCSW

Practicing Since 1987 Marsi works to offer a peaceful, trustful, and welcoming space. She understands that making the decision to enter the counseling process can be difficult, so providing a supportive, caring place where clients can be heard and known is the foundation of all…

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, Anxiety/Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Eating Disorders, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, OCD, PTSD, Self-Harm, Sexual Abuse, Substance Dependence (i.e. drug/alcohol), Suicidal Ideation, Trauma

Tamsin Harper, Clinical Intern

Practicing Since: 2024 Tamsin’s life-long dream is to work to support others in developing resilience, healthy coping skills, and overcoming barriers and trauma.  She has experience working with a range of different individuals, cultures, and ethnicities. She is particularly interested in working with children and…

Issues Served: Abortion, Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Developmental Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Eating Disorders, Gender Identity Issues, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Intellectual Disabilities, Loss/Abandonment, Miscarriages, OCD, Oncology, Personality Disorders, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Process Addictions (i.e. food, gambling, other), PTSD, Schizophrenia, Self Esteem, Self-Harm, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sleep Disorders, Substance Dependence (i.e. drug/alcohol), Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

Patricia Martinez, MSW, Supervisee in Clinical Social Work

Practicing Since: 2009 Patricia seeks to build authentic relationships with clients by providing a safe and trusting environment.  She utilizes a holistic approach to healing that acknowledges a person’s life experiences.  She strives to make clients feel comfortable and safe so that they can be…

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, Anxiety/Panic, BIPOC Issues, Domestic Abuse/Violence, OCD, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Self-Harm, Sexual Abuse, Substance Dependence (i.e. drug/alcohol), Trauma

Chelsea Jefferson, LCSW

Practicing Since: 2016 Chelsea has gained experience with a variety of populations, situations, and backgrounds. The foundation of her experience was accumulated in a residential setting for children and adolescents. Although Chelsea’s specialty lies in treating trauma and adverse childhood experiences, she tailors each session…

Issues Served: Abortion, Abuse/Neglect, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Miscarriages, OCD, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Process Addictions (i.e. food, gambling, other), PTSD, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Workplace Issues

Zamir Bridgman, MSW

Practicing Since: 2009 Zamir cultivates an atmosphere and relationship with her clients that is fundamentally supportive and nonjudgmental to both adults and children. Zamir has experience working with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, DSM-5 diagnosis, and family counseling. Zamir believes that therapy is a…

Issues Served: Abortion, Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism Spectrum, Behavioral Issues, BIPOC Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Eating Disorders, Gender Identity Issues, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Miscarriages, OCD, Personality Disorders, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Self Esteem, Self-Harm, Sexual Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma

Mary Martin, Supervisee in Clinical Social Work

Practicing Since: 2017 Mary believes that radical acceptance is foundational for healing and recovery.  She strives to create an environment of unconditional positive regard where clients feel safe exploring challenging thoughts, difficult emotions, and traumatic experiences. She uses trauma-informed and strengths-based interventions to help clients…

Issues Served: Abortion, Abuse/Neglect, Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Miscarriages, OCD, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Workplace Issues

Ben Orlando, Resident in Counseling

Practicing Since:2021 Ben creates a safe space so that clients feel comfortable working through difficult issues. His primary modality is Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy, which is an experiential therapy focusing on what is happening during the session.  He helps clients notice what is going on,…

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, OCD, PTSD, Self Esteem, Sleep Disorders, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

Ori Onazi, MA, Resident in Counseling

Practicing Since: 2019 Ori believes that the therapeutic process is a team effort that is successful when there’s vulnerability, honesty, and a willingness to be self-aware. She strives to create a warm and welcoming environment for individuals to attain emotional, social, and mental wellbeing. She…

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, Anxiety/Panic, Blended Family, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, PTSD, Self Esteem, Self-Harm, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

Christen Panissidi, LCSW

Practicing Since: 2014 Christen believes that mental health should be talked about and normalized.  She strives to create a safe, relaxing, and fun environment for her clients to feel comfortable expressing their struggles with life.  She recognizes that everyone’s personal needs are important and helps…

Issues Served: Abortion, Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Loss/Abandonment, Miscarriages, OCD, Oncology, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, PTSD, Self Esteem, Substance Dependence (i.e. drug/alcohol), Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

Sarah Nies, LPC, ATR-BC

Practicing Since: 2016 Sarah creates a caring and supportive environment, championing clients in self-discovery and healing. After earning a Master’s in Art Education and a Master’s in Art Therapy, Sarah continued expanding her knowledge and techniques, incorporating art into therapy. She is a Board-Certified Art…

Issues Served: Abortion, Abuse/Neglect, Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Intellectual Disabilities, Loss/Abandonment, Miscarriages, OCD, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, PTSD, Self Esteem, Self-Harm, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Workplace Issues

John Howard, MA, Resident in Counseling

Practicing Since: 2020 John approaches counseling from a client-centered perspective to help foster a safe, inclusive environment. Maintaining openness and transparency while upholding confidentiality is of utmost importance to him. He helps clients focus on re-framing commonly distressing events into a different, often more positive…

Issues Served: ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism Spectrum, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, Process Addictions (i.e. food, gambling, other), Self Esteem, Sexual Addiction, Sleep Disorders, Substance Dependence (i.e. drug/alcohol), Suicidal Ideation

Isabel Stratton, MSW

Practicing Since: 2022 Creating opportunity for trust, allowing clients to be vulnerable while focusing on their strengths helps Isabel build relationship with her clients. Regardless of background, clients can expect a welcoming environment. Isabel believes it’s important to provide children and youth with the tools…

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Infidelity, OCD, Personality Disorders, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, PTSD, Self Esteem, Self-Harm, Sexual Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

Evelyn Lieb, MA, Resident in Counseling

Practicing Since: 2021 Evelyn creates space where her clients feel comfortable and safe to talk about even the most difficult topics. Children are welcome as she creates a fun and playful environment, letting them lead the conversation. Evelyn chooses to focus on the strengths of…

Issues Served: Abortion, Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Anxiety/Panic, Autism Spectrum, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Loss/Abandonment, Miscarriages, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, PTSD, Self Esteem, Self-Harm, Sexual Abuse, Substance Dependence (i.e. drug/alcohol), Suicidal Ideation, Trauma

Aparicio Cottrell Jr., MS, Resident in Counseling

Practicing Since:2016 Aparicio uses a solution-focused approach with clients. He seeks to allow his clients to tell him about who they are and likes to work together with his clients in order to help them achieve their treatment goals. Aparicio views the counseling process as…

Issues Served: Abortion, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Infidelity, Marital/Premarital, Process Addictions (i.e. food, gambling, other), Sexual Addiction

Lisa Kelleher, MA, Resident in Counseling

Practicing Since: 2010 Lisa believes everyone has the capacity and resiliency to help themselves but sometimes, they need someone else to help them discover the path to wellness. Her goal is to help individuals understand their thoughts, feelings, and experiences so that they may heal…

Issues Served: Anxiety/Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, OCD, Substance Dependence (i.e. drug/alcohol)

Nettia Banton, Licensed Resident in Counseling

Practicing Since:2012 Nettia provides a safe and open space where clients are accepted, valued, and respected. She utilizes a strength-based, client-focused therapeutic approach grounded in Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral therapies. She focuses on listening to and understanding her clients in order to create a…

Issues Served: ADD/ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, Personality Disorders, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Schizophrenia, Self Esteem, Self-Harm, Sleep Disorders, Substance Dependence (i.e. drug/alcohol), Suicidal Ideation, Trauma

Jennifer Schalow, LPC

Practicing Since: 2007 Jennifer implements both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered treatment interventions in her practice. She has found that when using these interventions, individuals can overcome and understand their thought processes. Additionally, her focus on the family system unit allows her to be effective in…

Issues Served: Abortion, Abuse/Neglect, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, OCD, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Workplace Issues

Michelle Wenz, LCSW

Practicing Since: 2011 Michelle is a bilingual (Spanish/English) Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with children and families to address anxiety, ADHD, autism, and other special educational needs, social skills, emotion dysregulation, trauma, abuse and/or neglect, life transitions and acculturation/reunification issues. She has…

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism Spectrum, Behavioral Issues, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, PTSD, Self Esteem, Trauma

Stacey Crosson, LMFT

Practicing Since: 1998 As the Clinical Supervisor of Safe Harbor Northern Virginia, Stacey has over 25 years’ experience in the people-helping business. As a spouse of a retired U.S. military member, she offers a shared perspective of the military life. She also provides a developed lens…

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, PTSD, Self Esteem, Self-Harm, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Trauma, Workplace Issues

Pamela Dourado, Masters Level Counselor & Life Coach

Practicing Since: 2012 Pam is a Board-Certified Life Coach with a Masters in Counseling from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. She meets individuals where they are to partner with them in moving out of stressful life situations to create a more fulfilling future. You might feel frustrated,…

Issues Served: Abortion, Abuse/Neglect, Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Miscarriages, OCD, Oncology, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Workplace Issues

Melissa Hoffman, LPC

Practicing Since: 2007 Melissa focuses on building the therapeutic relationship through empathy, respect for the individual, and unconditional support. Through this therapeutic relationship, clients are able to set goals and achieve them. Once this therapeutic relationship is built, Melissa uses cognitive behavioral techniques, mindfulness, and…

Issues Served: Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Career Counseling, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Self Esteem, Workplace Issues