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 - Franconia Rd Office

5952 Franconia Rd,
Alexandria, VA 22310

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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Counselors in Alexandria, VA

Cristyl Word, MS, Resident in Counseling

Practicing Since: 2019 Cristyl seeks to create a warm, empathetic, safe, and judgment-free space so that together, she and her clients can process emotions, achieve goals, and develop healthy coping strategies. Cristyl is gifted with intuition, compassion, support, and is fully present for her clients,…

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, Oncology, Peripartum and Postpartum, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm/Self-injury, Sex therapy, Sexual abuse, Sexual Addiction, Substance Dependence (i.e. drug/alcohol), Suicidal Ideation, Trauma

Shawndel “Shawn” Springer, MS, Resident in Counseling, NCC

Practicing Since: 2016 Shawn believes that clients can choose how to resolve their own issues and can make confident life decisions. He believes his role in the counselor-client relationship is to assist in the areas of personal growth through facilitation and client-counselor partnership. The goal…

Issues Served: Anger Management, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Codependency, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Marital/Premarital, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Sex therapy, Substance Dependence (i.e. drug/alcohol), Workplace Issues

Heidi Elliot, MA, NCC, Resident in Counseling

Practicing Since:2020 Heidi spent years in the client seat of therapy herself after experiencing several personal crises, so she firsthand understands the fear, vulnerability, and hard work it takes to change one’s life. Now, as a therapist, her deepest desire is to create a warm…

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, Anxiety/Panic, Depression, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Miscarriages, Self-esteem/self-worth, Trauma

Brian Rink, MSW, Supervisee in Clinical Social Work

Practicing Since: 1998 Brian believes that therapy is a pathway and process to wholeness and wellness. It is about the relationship developed mutually through the building blocks of trust and respect. Brian works together with the client to identify the problem and how the client…

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Eating Disorders, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Personality Disorders, Process Addictions (i.e. food, gambling, other), PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm/Self-injury, Sexual abuse, Substance Dependence (i.e. drug/alcohol), Suicidal Ideation, Workplace Issues

Catherine “Cathy” Kim, Supervisee in Clinical Social Work

Practicing Since: 2018 Cathy strives to create a safe, trusting, and non-judgmental environment. She incorporates a mixture of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectal behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and interpersonal psychotherapy. She has a person-centered, strengths-based, and goal-oriented approach. Cathy feels the relationship between the client…

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Codependency, Depression, Grief/Bereavement, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm/Self-injury, Sleep/Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

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, ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, OCD, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm/Self-injury, Sexual abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sleep/Insomnia, Substance Dependence (i.e. drug/alcohol), 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/self-worth, Trauma

Dyanna Citizen, LPC

Practicing since: 2013 Dyanna believes that it’s possible to grow through what you go through. Passionate about helping others find hope, healing, and freedom she works to provide a positive and encouraging therapeutic process to help clients thrive. She utilizes an integrative counseling approach to…

Issues Served: Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Disability, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, Process Addictions (i.e. food, gambling, other), Self-esteem/self-worth, Sleep/Insomnia, Substance Dependence (i.e. drug/alcohol), Trauma, Workplace Issues

Whitney McDonough, LCSW

Practicing Since: 1990 Whitney’s treatment style combines calm compassion, genuine interaction, and focused attention while providing an empathic, non-judgmental environment that supports growth. She strives to build a therapeutic relationship and then use an individual’s strengths and resiliency to move them forward. Her clinical style…

Issues Served: Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Blended Family, Depression, Divorce, Infertility, Marital/Premarital, Workplace Issues

Dr. Virginia Colbert, Psychologist, PhD

Practicing Since: 1984 Because of Virginia’s familiarity with various interventions, she is able to craft an approach that addresses the unique needs of each of the youth, adults, and families she attempts to serve. Much of her focus is given to creating an environment of change…

Issues Served: ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism Spectrum, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Depression, Disability, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, OCD, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm/Self-injury, Suicidal Ideation

Toinette Neube, MA, Resident in Counseling

Practicing Since: 2003 Toinette’s approach to counseling is eclectic in nature in that she caters her therapeutic approach to the client’s individual needs. The foundation of all her counseling is based in Grace, Love, & Mercy, with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Strength-based Therapy, and…

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, OCD, Personality Disorders, Self-esteem/self-worth, Workplace Issues

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, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm/Self-injury, Sex therapy, Sexual abuse, Sleep/Insomnia, 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, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, OCD, Peripartum and Postpartum, Self-esteem/self-worth, Sexual abuse, Sleep/Insomnia

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, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Self-esteem/self-worth, Workplace Issues

Brandee Zettel, LPC, LMFT

Practicing Since: 2015 Brandee understands that everyone is unique in their own way and she takes time to get to know her clients. She builds treatment plans that are tailored to the individual and she adapts her therapeutic approach to meet the needs of the…

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Blended Family, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Marital/Premarital, OCD, Peripartum and Postpartum, Self-esteem/self-worth, Sexual abuse, Trauma