In the depths of my stomach it dwells. A heavy, dark feeling. Relentless it waits until I’m unassuming. It grows. Consuming my every thought. All I can think of is this unnerving, nauseas feeling creeping over my soul. My heart begins to quicken, my chest tightens. Breathing faster I can’t seem to catch my breath. My hands begin to shake like leaves on an autumn tree. Wanting to cry, to release this pent up emotion but I can’t even muster up enough to cry. I’m paralyzed in my own prison, my body keeps me bound. Everyone is looking and they can all see the fear written all over my face. My heart beats faster, my breathing more labored. My stomach, I wish I could just remove it because the pain is so deep. You look at me and see nothing but a mess. I don’t blame you that you want to turn away. I want to hide. Under the safety of my blankets in the darkness of the room. Shut out all the sounds and let out a pain stricken scream. But I’m voiceless. It has taken everything from me. My voice and my ability to cry. To let it out. The visions of cutting myself are ever so clear but yet I can’t. The fear of what people would think … the aftermath of the scar keeps me from the expression. But now I know why people are driven to hurt themselves. I just want to gain control again and the only way I can think how is to release this overwhelming need to scream and cry and throw a tantrum. I want to vomit, I really do. But nothing comes, I’m empty. My stomach aches from the acid waves. Everyone expects normality out of me and I don’t want to be rejected so I push on. I wake up every morning, I get dressed and drive to work. I sit in lines of traffic and stress that I’m going to be late because I can’t disappoint anyone. All the stresses are overwhelming and no one sees it. They secretly hate me, or at least that’s what I let myself believe. I’m not good enough for any of this but yet I try. No matter the pain and how much it hurts to put on this smile everyday I do it because that’s what is expected. I hate myself for it but I’d hate myself if I didn’t. This endless internal battle will tear me down. Tears are welling up now. I think I’m caving in. The anxiety is too much. My chest so tight I’m afraid it might break open. But then would that be so bad? Let all the pressure out. Like a balloon that’s been overfilled. I don’t know how much more I can take.
I have been in private practice seeing adults and couples since 2004. I love my job and feel so fortunate to be able to work with people on living their best lives. I tailor sessions to the needs of the client- whether setting measurable goals, processing emotions in a safe space, changing habits or increasing self awareness.
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.
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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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.
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!
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.
Across Counseling is a group of experienced mental health practitioners in Vienna, Virginia with diverse specialties as well as other professionals offering integrative specialty services who can help you to resolve issues and challenges. The specialties we offer enable us to meet your specific needs, whether you are feeling depressed, anxious, struggle with issues around food, alcohol, or other substances, sexual or gender identity, grief, trauma, family and relationship issues and more. We also offer an option to work with us using a team approach that can be more effective with multiple members of a family or for clients with multiple issues that respond best to specialized approaches. When needed, the team option enables us to offer a coordinated approach that can be designed to best meet your specific needs. Whether we are working with individuals, couples, families, or groups, we can work together with you to address your issues and challenges and develop a plan to help you to improve your well-being and foster personal growth, to feel better and have a greater enjoyment of life.
Your happiness matters. Right now, life doesn’t look anything like what you imagined. You keep trying to find a way to get back to moments that were happier….lighter….easier. If the heartbreaking moments are outweighing the heartfelt moments, I can help. Hand in hand, we will identify new ways of relating with yourself and those you love that feels more satisfying. I'll help you heal pain points, make sense of the messy parts, and reauthor your story, so you can invite more playful moments, joy, and closeness back into your day and your relationships. Sessions focus on practical approaches to getting you back to joyful moments faster. If you are wanting meaningful change, email me for a free, 15 minute consultation, and let's see how I can help. We'll be in this together.
I appreciate that it can be challenging to find a therapist. I encourage you to shop around, read profiles, visit websites, and have initial sessions with a couple of providers to find someone who you can really talk to and be open with. We all have different styles and vibes and ways of talking and that's a good thing, hopefully we're all well trained as well but I encourage you to inquire if our training and credentials are confusing or not obvious. In therapy I will be someone who challenges you. I might interrupt you at times if your thinking seems off. I will encourage you to feel and exercise and be honest with yourself and the people you love. Therapy will be challenging. Hopefully you will be thoughtful about the process and interested in making changes. I'm here to help you become the person who you want to be and love the person who you are.
Supervision Central & Counseling Services, LLC
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New Year, New You! So, let's start your journey towards becoming the best version of you. I am so excited that you are moving towards making changes and I am a true believer that, " If we don’t change, we don’t grow and If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living". My goal as a therapist is to help you grow so that you can truly live life to your fullest potential. So, whether you're looking to improve your relationship(s), career or learning how to cope with life's challenges; having someone to help you on your journey to discovering the new you, is what I'm here for. So let's start your journey!
When we opened our doors in 1980, we were the very first private mental health group practice in Chesterfield County. From the beginning, we were welcomed with open arms by the Chesterfield Community Mental Health Center, physicians, schools and the community at large. Over the past three decades, we have been an established and highly trusted source for psychological care. In 2001, Family Guidance Centers made another hallmark decision, reaching out to provide mental health services to the underserved community of Powhatan. In 2016, we expanded to serve the needs of the fast-growing Midlothian area. In 2020, Family Guidance Centers opened a new location to serve the community of Henrico and Richmond city area. We also began offering Telehealth services as an integral part of our practice. In June 2021, we opened our Virginia Beach location to serve the Tidewater area!
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.
Calming Wind Counseling Services, LLC is a group mental health private practice located in Bon Air, VA area. We are a team of licensed mental health professionals who are driven to provide effective and professional therapy services. Calming Wind Counseling Services, LLC provides traditional in person therapy and telemental health services. Our licensed mental health professional will work with you identify the best way therapy resonates with you while providing evidence based approaches to assist you in making shifts in your life that will allow you enjoy life more, be more productive, and take on new challenges or transitions in your life. Call or Email today to get started today!
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.
White Dog Counseling: Donna M. Chamberlain
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During my many years of practice, I have consistently found that it is the relationship between a therapist and their client that is the primary basis for all therapeutic progress. Although I utilize a range of therapeutic modalities, I am firmly committed to the belief that the power of therapy lies in the relationship. If this resonates with you, let's talk. I don't toss around labels or believe in spreading bullshit. I'll call you on your stuff or be your biggest fan depending on which you need. I've walked through fire, gotten burned, but still survived. I can help you do the same. All you have to do is ask. I provide online counseling to individuals located in Texas or Virginia.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist, and I also hold a certificate in Trauma Counseling through Regent University. I'm trained in evidence based modalities of therapy such as EMDR level 1 and 2, Emotional Freedom Technique, Flash Technique, and Gottman Method Couples Therapy level 1. These modes of therapy allow me to help you process through anxiety, anger, depression, fears, guilt, shame, PTSD, complex PTSD, self esteem issues, and relationship difficulties. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy.