Alexandria, Virginia Therapists

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Arlington, Virginia

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Virginia, District of Columbia

Dr. Hecht is a licensed clinical psychologist and the owner of Resolve Psychological Services, a small group practice in Rosslyn dedicated to treating anxiety, depression, trauma, and eating disorders, as well as care for children, teens, families,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

My foundation with clients is person centered. By including empathy and validation in the therapeutic process, it allows the client to have a voice and be heard without judgement. I uses evidenced based theoretical orientations and work...
Lorna Tempest
LMFT, LPC
In-Person Sessions:

Alexandria, Virginia

Lorna Tempest is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Virginia and Washington DC and in California. She provides teletherapy to individual adults at Life Enrichment Counseling Center. Ms....
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor with several years of clinical experience. I have worked with adolescents and adults in a university mental health facility, outpatient substance abuse clinics, and a...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Feeling “stuck” or like you have “hit a wall?” Do you and your spouse or significant other feel like your communication is not what it used to be? Are you “at a loss” in trying to figure out your teenager or adolescent child? Are you...
In-Person Sessions:

Alexandria, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Are you motivated to make positive changes in your life but overwhelmed with deciding how to start? My goal is to empower you identify your strengths, advocate for your needs, and meet your unique goals. I integrate strategies from Cognitive...
In-Person Sessions:

Alexandria, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Misunderstood, alone, angry, confused, sad, anxious, apathetic, lost. These are a few common emotions that can often feel overwhelming and never-ending. My goal as a therapist is to help people uncover their own strengths, accompany them on their...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Dr. Brendle has trained and worked in a variety of clinical settings including private practice, schools, child development clinics, children’s hospitals, specialty health clinics, and acute care units for children and adolescents. Skilled in...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

I believe that people argue because they do not feel understood or feel that anyone is listening. There are similarities between teenagers and couples in how they argue. "If this person would just listen to what I am saying things would be better."...
Torre Boyd
MS, Licensed Resident In Counseling
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Hi! Are you super-busy, and continuously on the go, but feeling like you have yet to accomplish your goals? A working professional who is tired of feeling stressed out, worried, fearful, and unhappy with where you are in life? Who at times may have...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

As an art therapist, I facilitate the process of creating visual art in sessions to help clients communicate feelings and achieve their goals. Art therapy can help individuals of all ages practice mindfulness, make connections between the art...
In-Person Sessions:

Alexandria, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

In patient mental health services 20 years with DEA Critical Incident Intervention Taught graduate school for 12 years Director of Field Instruction for three different graduate programs Trauma informed
In-Person Sessions:

Alexandria, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

I view the relationship between the client and therapist as the most important aspect of therapy. I value creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space in which clients feel comfortable being open about their experiences. I spend time...
Robyn Brickel
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor, LPC-Supervisor 1, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Alexandria, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia, Connecticut

Robyn Brickel, M.A., LMFT Clinical Director, Brickel and Associates, LLC EMDRIA Certified and Approved Consultant Robyn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 20+ years of experience providing psychotherapy, as well as the founder and...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

My specialty is servicing young adult/adult clients (ages 18 to 40) who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and life-direction. My ideal client is one who is interested in thriving, identifying and living a passionate...
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Arlington, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Alexis is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia and is passionate about working together with clients during challenging times in their lives and believes in healing for all. Alexis sees the therapeutic relationship as the most...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

I am a Virginia licensed professional counselor (LPC) specializing in helping clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression and maternal and paternal mental health issues. I also work with individuals who are navigating life transitions,...
Kris Oseth
LPC 172, LCPC
In-Person Sessions:

Washington, District of Columbia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

District of Columbia, Virginia

Many of us often seek the help of a therapist for several different reasons. Maybe, we are looking to facilitate a change in our lives – we feel stagnant, something is not contributing to our happiness, or we seek greater inspiration. We become...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

District of Columbia, Virginia

I, April Preston, am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington DC area who earned my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary's University in Minneapolis, MN. I specialize in systems and family dynamics and have...
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Springfield, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

I realize that sharing the most intimate details of your life with a stranger can feel really vulnerable. I work to create a space in which you feel safe, accepted, connected, and supported in sharing your struggles. Having such an environment can...
In-Person Sessions:

Falls Church, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

I am originally from Florida, where I earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at The Florida State University. I completed my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Marymount University. I enjoy using expressive and embodied...
In-Person Sessions:

Falls Church, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Perhaps you find that this season of your life is providing new and difficult challenges, or maybe a loss has taken you by surprise. Maybe you have found that the coping strategies you have built over the years are no longer serving you well and you...
Maya Georgieva
L.P.C, LCPC, Ed.D.
In-Person Sessions:

Falls Church, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia, Maryland

Dr. Maya Georgieva is Assistant Professor of Counseling at Messiah College and a licensed professional counselor in Maryland and Virginia. As a clinician, she specializes in treating anxiety in adult, teen, and pre-teen clients. Her professional...
In-Person Sessions:

Falls Church, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

So many emotions come with making the decision to seek counseling. Are you stuck in an unhealthy pattern of communication? Do you or your partner regularly feel unheard or criticized during conflict? Are you at a loss about how to communicate...

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, Virginia is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The heart of town has stores and shopfronts. It can be described as quaint, in fact. However, it is only 7 miles away from the nation’s capital. Most of the people who live in Alexandria are working professionals who have jobs in D.C.

The median household income in Alexandria reflects the fact that it is so close to D.C. At over $82,000, the median household income is much higher here than in the rest of the state. However, the cost of living is also high. The stress that comes along with a higher salary can cause serious mental health issues.

As far as overall mental health in Alexandria, it is similar to other large cities. Given the stress of people’s jobs, people in Alexandria do suffer from mental health issues. There are a ton of mental health professionals in Alexandria. In fact, you could spend all day going through the hundreds of entries on google. However, people don’t always have access to mental health resources.

Mental Health Statistics for Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria is a rather small city. The population is only 151,000 people. For Virginia, in general. Over 1.5 million people suffer from a mental health illness. About 350,000 of these would qualify as a serious mental health illness. Another quarter of a million people in Virginia are suffering from a substance abuse issue. This just compounds their problems with mental illness.

The poverty rate in Alexandria is low at under 10%. You can’t really attribute the mental health issues to those with financial difficulties. The group suffering the most are the professionals making that commute every day to D.C. They work highly stressful and high-powered jobs. With these types of jobs come a large amount of stress and anxiety.

Impact of Not Receiving Treatment in Alexandria

There are only about 151,000 people in Alexandria. Yet there are over 350 mental health professionals in the city. It is not a matter of the number of mental health professionals. The issue is that the people in Alexandria don’t have the time or wherewithal to seek mental health treatment.

A lack of mental health resources can lead to:

  • Suicide
  • Divorce
  • Homelessness
  • Unemployment
  • Cyclical poverty
  • Substance abuse

If people in Alexandria had access to quick, around-the-clock mental health treatment, they would be more likely to seek out help. With their work schedules and commute, they don’t have time to spend hours calling around for a mental health professional. They would really benefit from a one-stop mental health resource for people in all major cities in the United States.

What Makes Alexandria Unique When It Comes to Mental Health?

Alexandria is more akin to New York City or Washington D.C. than it is other cities in Virginia. Salaries are high and homes are valuable. However, time is a rarity.

  • Culture: The culture in Alexandria is mixed. Most people are on the younger side given their proclivity to work in government. The median age is only 36.
  • Economic: People in Alexandria do better financially than their counterparts in the rest of the state. However, high-salaries can give rise to high stress levels and anxiety.
  • Climate: The climate in Alexandria is seasonal. They have very hot and humid summers and very cold and snowy winters. Anyone who lives in this type of climate knows that these highs and lows can lead to depression and anxiety.

Divorce Rate in Alexandria, Virginia

An interesting thing about Alexandria is that 40% of all married people are already on their second marriage. Given the fact that the population is so young, this gives you an idea of how high the initial divorce rate must be!

With mostly younger people moving into the area, you can expect the marriage rate to be a bit lower. Most people in Alexandria are focused on their careers. They don’t put the time and effort into their marriages or finding a spouse.

Mental Health Resources in Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria has its share of mental health issues. They may manifest themselves in a different way because of the makeup of the city. However, just as many people go without mental health treatment in Alexandria as in most major U.S. cities.

There are about 261 mental health professionals for every 100,000 people in Atlanta. This is actually a healthy ratio. The problem is that people don’t have time to shop around for a mental health professional. If they had a place to get information quickly, they would be more likely to seek the mental health treatment they need.

E-Counseling Solves the Challenge of Finding a Therapist in Alexandria, Virginia

E-Counseling believes that everybody deserves good mental health treatment. People in Alexandria don’t have time to shop around and spend time on the phone looking for a mental health professional. If they had a one-stop spot for information, they would be able to get the help that they need.  It is important that E-counseling provide this much needed information.