I am a very depressed person who has been diagnosed with manic (bi-polar) tendencies. I have many situations (too many to list) in my life that prevent me from coping adequately. I have thought of suicide but I do not want to leave my kids. I don’t think that I would really be missed by anyone else, not even my husband. I am not getting the support from my so-called friends or loved ones. They tell me they have too much in their life to listen to me. I am experiencing issues with co-workers too so I feel that my livelihood is now threatened in a time where employment opportunities are bleak. I really am a kind and caring person, yet I am treated otherwise. I am very creative and artistic especially when it comes to music. Some people use poetry to get them through the melancholy, I use music; sad songs. I can not listen to happy songs; I feel worse (i.e. why can’t I feel that way). Listening to sad songs makes me believe that I am not alone. I feel very very alone. My sister is wonderful but she is busy caring for my ailing dad and she does not understand depression. She thinks like many others that I can just snap out of it. I really wish I could. I try every day to do that. It seems that something will happen to drop me right back down. I watch sad movies too in hopes to make me feel I have it better (i.e. House of Mirth, Requiem for a Dream). I have days when I feel I can fight back; fight for my dignity against those who walk on me. But then I lose; I can’t be mean enough or I lose my wit. I can’t think clearly. I am very intelligent with my work, but I am even struggling there. I have tried to make changes in my life; positive ones (job changes, make new friends). It doesn’t seem to matter. Life is incredibly hard for me. I can only laugh for short periods then my sadness kicks in. I would rather sleep all day to just escape. But even my dreams are filled with anxiety; I wake up every hour and look at the clock. I have a decent job with benefits, which I know I am fortunate to have. I still can’t afford much. And I am not allowed to take time during work to see a counselor. I have been criticized in the past for that by my boss. However, I really really need to talk to someone so I can let it out. I don’t have anyone at all. All I have is judgment toward my behavior; comments that I am too negative to be around. What is sad is that I get told this all the time by people that I thought loved me. This hurts me so badly and it makes me feel worse and worthless. I might as well be in solitaire confinement then I would not put anyone out. Your support group is my last hope. I feel I am at a point that I don’t have any other options. I am even crying while I type this because I am scared that no one will be able to help me.
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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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
I have been in the mental health field for 32 years, providing out-patient services to couples, families and individual over 16 years. I opened Schiller Counseling Services to help people live their best life. I am an upbeat, active therapist who emphasizes a strength based perspective. My education, continued efforts to receive the most up to date training, and life experience results in my ability to connect and support my patients. I offer a welcoming environment allowing my patients to relax and share their thoughts and feelings.
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.
Changing Lives Therapeutic Service dedicated with providing the highest quality clinical services to assist individuals with reaching their fullest potentials. We at Changing Lives Therapeutic Service have the following experience with providing service to the following individuals: child, adolescents, adults, geriatric and the LGBTQ populations. During individual, couples and family counseling we strive to provide our clients with the tools needed to assist them with reaching the goals that they have set for themselves. At Changing Lives Therapeutic Service, we believe in the following core values: Compassion-towards the community we serve; Acceptance-of everyone's right to compassionate care; Respect-of everyone's unique path towards their own healing; Empowerment-for everyone to have a voice and participate in their own care; Sincerity-in how we treat each other every day.
My approach to counseling is that each individual has the potential within them to accomplish anything. My job is to help you realize that potential and to make peace with the issues that you face. Notice I never said anything about “getting over” what you have going on, because I believe that there are some things that make that impossible. But, I believe that if you are willing to work with me to achieve your goals, you can achieve the recovery you truly want My journey to the present day has been unconventional to say the least. I’ve worked in the mental health field since graduating with my Master’s Degree in 2007. I’ve worked with many different populations in many different settings. Most recently I have been working with clients who desired to end their lives, or who were too sick to go about their daily lives. I’ve also supervised others, taught at a college level, and made presentations to other professionals. In the real world, I’ve worked in the medical field, customer service, and I’ve owned my own business. I believe this varied experience allows me to be more emphatic as well as take a more common sense approach to treatment. I invite you to take a step toward something difficult and do something that is good for you. You always have the opportunity to go back to the way things were; that isn’t challenging in the least.
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.
I work with men’s issues, sexuality and HIV awareness, planning for retirement, coping with depression, anxiety and stress, family relationships and care giving, school phobia, childhood depression, improving grades, time management, talking about feelings, and anger.
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 .
I am a trauma-informed resident therapist in Northern Virginia and I specialize in trauma, PTSD, abuse and mood disorders. I work with adults, youth and families both virtually and in-person. I also work extensively with the immigrant population providing support in areas like acculturation and resettlement, relationship issues, multicultural issues, intergenerational trauma, and social advocacy.
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.