All my life I felt like I never fit in. I never fit in with anyone, it seemed. I barely fit into my crazy family either. I felt so alone. My mother was an alcoholic and eventually quit after Child family services had taken us a few times. Soon my mom was using abuse to cope with her problems. She started to beat us. Even my dad and the dogs. No one was safe when she was in her rage. I always stepped in when she would be beating one of my siblings or my dad. I would in turn get the beating instead. I didn’t mind. I couldn’t stand hearing them cry and scream. But no one once did that for me. They never helped me. I was always the peace keeper or the burden carrier. what ever you want to call it. I felt like I could carry the weight and burden of my family. I walked around with shame and kept to myself. Most of the time in school I was a loner. Coming home to beatings and forced to scrub and clean at 5am before school. when I was 16 I took boxing to defend myself. Sure enough I blocked all her punches and hit her. I laughed in her face and she left me alone. My teen years were troublesome till I found a man at age 20 and ended up being with him for 8 yrs. I met him partying and his cousin tried to stab me, he got up to protect me and lost his eye. The same left eye my father lost….at the same age, coincidence? I think not. I thought we were meant to be. I stuck through 8 years of beatings and abuse. I blamed myself for his eye and he did too. Soon I had enough and left for the city. We had 2 kids by then and I left with them in my truck. I drove to the women’s shelter. From there we had tried with family services to reconcile but only to fail. He wouldn’t commit to counselling together. So I decided to leave him. One night I went out for some drinks. I haven’t been out for years cause of being in a committed relationship. I lost control and ended up getting rapped. The police made it feel like it was my fault so I just dropped the case. I swept it under the rug and blamed myself. I felt so dirty and gross. How could I let this happen!! Then I ended up in a deep depression that lead to alcoholism and addictions. I almost lost my kids but I got the help I needed and was honest from the start. I went to treatment and go to meetings all the time. This healing and transformation has been so huge. I am a completely different person! I am so thankful for everything right down to my illness for opening my eyes and spirit.
"Everyday is about becoming" I believe that going through a process of self-reflection and change is powerful and brave. It helps us identify how we are getting in our own way in having a better quality of life. In responsibility their is power. Everyone wants to feel content and satisfied with themselves and the world they build around them but we struggle to achieve this goal because we have been hurt, disappointed, betrayed, or doubt ourselves. Find your personal power and change your world. I am with you.
I believe that in order for psychotherapy to be effective, it is the relationship between the therapist and the client that provides room for growth and change. Therapy is such a deeply personal process and I'd be happy to talk with you to see if we would be a good fit.
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.
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), a method 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.
As a licensed clinical psychologist for 20+ years, I understand that the relationship and "fit" between client and therapist is paramount. I work hard to establish and maintain a relationship based on mutual trust and honesty. We can work together to help you feel less stuck, and more in control.
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.
Therapy is an investment in yourself. The best therapeutic relationship is a partnership with common goals. With over 25 years experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, Ms. Ryan has worked with diverse client populations and diagnoses. Please call for a confidential phone consultation.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Traumatologist and a Nationally Certified Counselor who specializes in mood and anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, multicultural counseling, relationship issues and problems associated with emotional and physical abuse.
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I assist families in building strengths and increasing their abilities to manage life challenges. I am a translator of experience and a creative guide to aid those with who I work in finding emotional healing, understanding and clarity of vision in navigating life's unanticipated twists, turns
I work with individuals to increase their understanding of themselves and their relationships. The insights gained in therapy provide relief from emotional pain and can be a springboard for growth and lasting change. My clinical experience includes many years' in the NHS working with individuals with complex mental health needs. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP).
Are you feeling stuck in your relationship? Come and discuss you issues in a safe and non-judgemental environment with an experienced professional (30+ years) who has helped many couples. I use the Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) model which has proven to be very effective. Helping you and your partner to access and express your deeper emotions will result in a more emotionally bonded relationship.
I will work with you to help you to change, to grow, to connect and be the best version of yourself. Helping you understand how you got here, where you want to go and how to get there will be the focus of our work together. I personalize in treating trauma, addiction and relationship issues and have been in the field for over 12 years
I believe you are the expert in your life and even though you may not know it, you have all the answers within you. Unfortunately sometimes life can make accessing these answers difficult. As a registered, well trained and caring therapist I aim to facilitate the process of accessing these answers.
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Finding a therapist you can connect with, who you feel understands you and your concerns is an important part of therapy. If not the most important. I am a non-judgemental, compassionate experienced clinician ready to help. Helping you explore identify and process your concerns to reach your goals