Alexandria, VA - Grovedale Dr Office

The Safe Harbor office is located on the second floor of the west side of the building. Take the elevator to the second floor and the suite is the first door on the right.

Alexandria, VA - Grovedale Dr Office

6408 Grovedale Dr, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22310

Phone: 703-566-9900

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Counselors in Alexandria, VA - Grovedale Dr Office

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

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), Schizophrenia, Self Esteem, Self-Harm, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sleep Disorders, Substance Dependence (i.e. drug/alcohol), Suicidal Ideation, Workplace Issues

Margarita Zwisler, Supervisee in Clinical Social Work

Practicing Since: 2019 Margarita provides a safe, healing, and nonjudgmental environment, where clients are met where they are to achieve healing. Clients will learn and develop coping skills to manage strong emotions, as well as work collaboratively to set goals.  She desires to empower clients…

Issues Served: Abortion, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Divorce, Gender Identity Issues, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Miscarriages, OCD, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Process Addictions (i.e. food, gambling, other), Self Esteem, Self-Harm, Trauma, Workplace Issues

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

Cristyl Word, MS, Resident in Counseling

Practicing Since:2019 Cristyl seeks to create a warm, empathetic, confidential, and judgment-free space for you to feel safe as you process emotions and experiences and find strength in your resilience. Her therapy work focuses on whole-person wellness which includes finding balance in all areas of…

Issues Served: Abortion, Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism Spectrum, Bipolar Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Infidelity, Intellectual Disabilities, OCD, Personality Disorders, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Process Addictions (i.e. food, gambling, other), PTSD, Schizophrenia, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Substance Dependence (i.e. drug/alcohol), Trauma

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, 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

Priscila Rigsby, Supervisee in Clinical Social Work

Practicing Since: 2018 Priscila strives to create a safe space where clients feel heard, and their feelings validated.  She meets clients in their current stage in life and helps them to navigate through their challenging thoughts and experiences.  Sessions will also help clients better understand…

Issues Served: Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Depression, Grief/Bereavement, Marital/Premarital, Self Esteem

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

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

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

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

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