I feel like I’m standing in a forest clearing; sun is rising after the war I’ve had to fight my whole life. My past behind me and my future ahead while I stand in the middle. Im nearly 24 which I never thought I’d be. Every year past 15 I’m surprised that I’ve made it this far. When I was 15, I was diagnosed with depression and blamed myself for having something I had no understanding of. I was in a constant state of crisis while feuding with two different sides of my family with estranged relatives that were cut out for good reason. The books I was meant to write were born which saved my life. I wanted those books published that had been my goal since I was 17 then I did that. I wrote 2 books back to back for 8 years then published 3 books within the last two years. After first publication, I was burned by what little family I had left when they’re unsupportive opinions turned into an act with a malicious result. It triggered my abandonment and trust issues sending me into a depressive relapse. I’ve recovered since then but spend 99% of my time alone. I don’t have friends, I have a faint interest in dating partially due to my insecurities with my past issues. I also can’t fathom the idea of being able to trust someone the amount of times I’ve been burned. I really don’t know what a healthy relationship is. All that’s in the future and I really don’t know what’s going to happen. I’ve never had such a relaxed attitude towards uncertainty even my therapist was surprised. During my relapse I went crazy attempting to micromanage everything to control everything around me. I don’t know what’s going to happen and that’s okay. Maybe I’m just a little more fearless after all the situations I’ve endured. A new year can open up to anything happening
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
We provide scripture-based Christian Counselling in areas of marriage, parenting and family, youth and children, addictions, emotional development, mental health, trauma and grief, sexual health, pornography addiction, eating disorders, deliverance, healing prayer, generational cleansing, pre-natal and pregnancy prayer, disease care and many others. We offer in-person and online appointments, we are mobile, and we can travel to you.
I am an LCPC in Maryland and an LPCMH in Delaware serving adult and teen clients alike. My specialties center around adolescent and teen therapy, in addition to areas of focus including but not limited to anxiety, depression, and gender identity. With guidance, clients gain the ability and courage to take the steps needed to reach their goals. As we experience difficult times in our lives, it is easy to feel alone and like others cannot understand. I seek to be a source of support during times of hardship, while also celebrating life's little joys and accomplishments with my clients. I look forward to walking with you through your journey.
I work with people that are going through lifes hardships including but not limited to, trauma, childhood abuse, depression, marital conflict, anxiety, and general relationship problems. I believe that each person has the ability to heal and find the answers they are looking for. I am honored when clients allow me to walk with them on that journey. I do my best to provide a compassionate and caring atmosphere for each client so that healing can begin. I counsel individuals, couples, and families using evidence based practices and the clients own strengths to achieve a positive outcome. I encourage collaboration with the client and then we select a path for treatment that works best to ensure that the client's needs are met. I feel it is an honor to work with my clients and to be invited into their lives. I will do my best to honor and respect the relationship that we forge and to provide ethical services with compassion and care. I look forward to working with you.
Sometimes things happen in life that we cannot stand up and keep walking like we have in the past. I help my clients take a look at what it is that has them feeling stuck and unhappy, where that might be coming from and work on the root of the problem.
Since our thinking determines what we feel, controlling our thinking is the difference which makes the difference. I focus there and get the FASTER results my clients seek using the latest, most effective cognitive behaviour therapy based on the hard sciences of physics, chemistry and biology. Contact me today!
Are you questioning your place in the world? Are you trying to make sense of life? Are you having a crisis of faith or of yourself? If you feel you are ready to explore these questions then you may be ready for the type of therapy I have to offer.
The goal of therapy is to help you to overcome your limitations, to heal and to grow. My job as a therapist is to assist the client in becoming aware of what they are doing, how they are doing it, and how they can change it; to support them as they learn to accept and value themselves. The emphasis is on what is being done, thought and felt at the moment rather than on what was, might be, could be, or should be.
I think of myself as a compassionate and non-judgmental counselor. I look at counseling and the therapeutic relationship as a collaboration and an opportunity to facilitate a growth experience emphasizing greater self awareness on the emotional, mental and spiritual levels.
Life is really hard. If you are a teen (11-17) or young adult (18-29), life can be even harder. From school to finances, to friends to family… the pressure just keeps growing. And these pressures? Well, they can make you feel worried, anxious, or even alone. But you don’t have to feel this way.
In therapy I focus on three things: building mental resilience and flexibility, healing traumatic memories and learning to cope and connect with the present. I am very warm and welcoming, resourceful and practical, caring and tactful, direct and honest. With a patient, systematic and practical approach, I work with children, youth, adults, couples and families presenting mental health issues; behavioral, developmental and parenting difficulties, as well as people managing concussion effects, chronic pain and illness or undergoing critical life transitions such as immigration or divorce. Together we will dive deep into self-knowledge and develop self-love. You will be able to overcome the fears, traumatic events or family crisis that has perhaps left you feeling helpless and hopeless. We will shed light onto solutions you didn’t see before, or finally apply ones you may not have had support or strength to implement before. Book your free consultation now.