I may not be gay but that doesnt mean I dont hide in the closet. I conceal my secret in a lonely dark place that has no windows and a door that is tightly closed and locked that only a few are allowed to see into. Like the fearful closeted homosexual I hide in a world that I fear will not understand me. A world full of people who are just like I once was …..HIV negative ….HIV apprehensive …HIV ignorant….HIV hateful. I remember the attitudes and feelings I once had towards people with HIV/aids, and the normal stereotypes associated with HIV. I see my former self reflected in so many faces and hear the me of days gone by echoed in so many of the offbeat comments made to me by those who are unaware of my HIV status. I live in constant fear that the wrong person finds out and I am outed like a dirty politician who has just been the focus of an expose on the 6 o'clock news. a fear that is less centered around how I might be affected but for the onesI love. How would the world treat my children? Would they suddenly be kept at arms length? Would other parents tell their kids not to play with my kids? Would they maybe not allow their children to attend my childrens birthday parties? I mentally trace all the possible routes that information of my status could possibly link back to my children and be spread from one person to another . So scared that I might rob my children of a sense of normalcy, I decide to remain in my secret hiding place . Afraid my children might be exposed to someone ignorant and hateful, someone apprehensive and petrified of HIV …………someone like the me that used to be.
Seeking an alternative to traditional therapy? That’s why I’m here. My tools range from innovative new mind-body modalities (e.g., Energy Psychology) to the most ancient spiritual/energetic modality (shamanic healing). These tools enable me to help clients address most of the problems that licensed mental health professionals do – plus some they can’t. And usually do it more efficiently. This is the main reason I almost always have one or more licensed therapists as clients. See the testimonials on my website.
I provide professional, results-oriented counseling with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Hypnosis, methods that more quickly and effectively brings about positive changes. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I also work extensively with couples and family members on relationship issues.
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My sensitive and engaging, direct and practical, style is reported by my clients as one of their attractions to working with me. I work with Children, Adolescents and Adults, addressing ADHD, depression and anxiety, divorce, loss and medical trauma. . I would be honored with your trust in me.
Victoria J Haag
My diverse experience has provided me with an understanding of both physical and mental diagnoses, and emotional issues. Your mind and body are woven together to make you a one-of-a-kind human being! To reach personal health & happiness, the key is a healthy connection between mind and body.
Ashburn Psychological Services was founded in 2005 by Dr. Michael Oberschneider. The practice has been well received by area professionals and families and has grown to be the home of some of the area's leading psychiatrists and psychologists. We are here to address your needs.
I believe therapy is truly a collaborative effort for healing. You are the expert and the therapist is a conduit. I’m committed to helping people learn how to live by their values instead of letting emotions and thoughts control their lives. My work focuses on targeting ineffective behaviors, habits, and beliefs and transforming them into effective ways of living that brings people in touch their values. In life, we will always experience a full spectrum of emotions, it's all in our reactions to those emotions in which we build a life we're excited about. In my practice, I will never ask the person sitting across from me to do something I myself have not done. Meaning, I live my life by my therapy approaches and don't just use them as an "intervention." I also use a lot of humor, direct and transparent communication. Personally, I love dogs (have two of my own), reading, painting and engaging in sports or exercise! If you’re interested in scheduling a consultation with me, please send an appointment request.
I love helping people who are struggling with low self-esteem, poor self-worth, and lack of self-acceptance stemming from being conditioned to believe they are unacceptable, feel free, accept who they are, find peace and no longer struggle with anxiety and depression.
Washington Psychological Wellness is a boutique-style psychotherapy and mental health practice located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Our therapists have a passion for helping members of the community fulfill their mental wellness goals. We provide integrative and holistic mental health treatment with specialized expertise in adult, adolescent, child, couples, and family therapy. Telehealth options are available. Contact us now to schedule your complimentary 15-minute consultation!
Personal set-backs and conflictual relationships are common problems that we all can face at some point in our lives. My approach is respectful and compassionate. I have doctoral level clinical training, research experience, several publications, and am adjunct faculty at Virginia Tech.
I help people heal from trauma. I use EMDR, Gestalt therapy, and other mind -body methods to address PTSD, anxiety, and depression in ways that are safe, gentle, and effective. If you have any questions, please call me or send me an email .
As a pre-licensed intern, my goal is to empower clients to make positive changes and reach goals. I work under the supervision of Dr. Angela Waggoner, LPC, license 0701007809. We will begin offering groups this Summer. Contact me for more information!
MySpectrum Counseling & Coaching provides individual, family, and couples counseling to every person, every spectrum. We offer sessions in an office as well as online through Teletherapy throughout the state of Virginia. Both in the office and via online therapy, MySpectrum can help with anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma, grief / loss, stress management, ADHD, Autism Spectrum, developmental delays, serious mental illness, substance abuse, LGBTQ specific issues, and most any of life's hardships. We serve all ages and accept most insurance plans, including Medicaid, Medicare, and Tricare.
Seeking therapy is a courageous first step toward the relief you are searching for and need. Therapy provides the opportunity to more deeply reflect on self, experiences, and circumstances. Together we can bring healing to your mental health. We have a team of licensed therapists in DC, Maryland, and Virginia providing online therapy to those seeking to improve their lives.
Welcome to Williamsburg Youth Counseling, by Dane Wendell, LPC. We are excited to be in Williamsburg and to provide services to the youth in our community, through our private counseling practice. While working with your child/teen, we are able to help them navigate through their emotions and feelings along with teaching them healthy coping mechanisms. We specialize in working with youth dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, and the compounding concerns associated with them. Our practice believes that working with youth is drastically different than working with adults. Children and teens do not care about our philosophies, our educational backgrounds, or our theoretical orientations. What they do care about is their ability to relate to our counselors. Our youth today need to feel comfortable, supported, and most importantly, heard. We are able to help your child feel comfortable when starting or continuing their journey in bettering their mental health and overall wellbeing.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think".......By A.A. Milne. It is my deepest desire to actively assist those in need of support through life's challenges. I am eager to work with those experiencing a crisis, conflict, or seemingly unmanageable change in the course of life's events. I discretely assist individuals in finding solutions to some of the more challenging issues in life. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults in addition to people experiencing life with physical and/or cognitive disabilities. I have many years of experience as an educator, and as a clinical therapist working with people with special needs. My work is very interactive and homework is often assigned to practice new skills. The purpose of our work together is to build a relationship that fosters an environment that is personalized and centered on your goals and objectives. In meeting your goals and objectives you will not only be able to successfully navigate through these challenges, but be better prepared to face future challenges life may bring.
Trauma, anxiety, and life's stressors and transitions can leave you feeling like you are drowning. Counseling is a life raft in a sea of emotion. I partner with families and individuals in navigating transitions and stressors throughout the lifespan. Each child, individual, and family have unique needs. I adjust my counseling approach to best meet your needs to support your success and growth. Together we will develop a plan to manage your current challenges and symptoms and to move you into a place of healing and peace.
We are an online practice including compassionate, experienced psychologists and licensed professional counselors who provide mental health services to individuals, couples, families, and children located in Virginia, D.C., Georgia, and to American Expats who are located abroad. We also offer fully virtual, psychological testing for ADHD, Pre-adoption, and Intelligence testing. We specialize in PTSD, Complex Trauma, Dissociation, Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Disability, and Life Transition & Adjustment. We see adults, adolescents, children and welcome all people from diverse backgrounds. Therapy Solutions, LLC, as a practice, also specializes in working with individuals and families who are globally mobile, including Third Culture Kids (TCKs) and Adult TCKs. We are proud of our clinicians and the exceptional work they do to help each client and family gain a sense of calm, joy, and self. Each therapist has a unique perspective, specialty, and focus which serves a wide range of clients. Many of our therapists are instructors or faculty in University settings and have extensive training in areas such as trauma, grief, TCK issues and psychological assessment.
At Adagio House, our focus is empowering caregivers and their differently-abled loved ones. by working with families, children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. We know that every life is uniquely valuable, interwoven with the complexities of both beauty and pain.