Meet Therapist Marybeth Albence
Daily life have you feeling down, tired, distracted or emotional? Are you struggling with relationships, anxiety or sadness? Are you having difficulty navigating life circumstances? You are not alone and there is hope. Life is too short to surrender to negativity and stress. If you are interested in personal growth, overcoming life challenges and understanding your story, I can help you discover solutions and make lasting life changes.
During my decades of experience as a clinical social worker, I have helped adults of all ages, couples and children of older adults navigate and understand life processes, find healing, peace and an improved quality of life. Together we can create a plan to achieve your goals.
I offer weekday and evening hours. You may inquire about Teletherapy.
Meet Therapist Patricia Lynn Gray
Teletherapy options available. I welcome the opportunity to get to know you and see how I can support you in reaching your goals toward self-improvement. I am a firm believer that you know what is best for you. Let’s look at your strengths and experiences to see how they have shaped your life. Working on ourselves is hard work. Sometimes we all need a little help. I have worked with adults and families managing illness, life transitions, depression, anxiety and many other issues. I have worked in the field of community mental health, hospice, hospital, non-profit both public and private organizations.
Life Transitions, Emotional Disturbances, Aging Issues
Getting the right support is all about FIT. Find the right person who makes you feel heard, supported and challenged to make changes at your pace.
Meet Therapist Darcy Bauer
We move through life in different stages and circumstances, some way more challenging than others. Sometimes, what worked before doesn’t seem to work now. That can be especially true for those who have struggled with anxiety and depression. We can go through the motions while adjusting to change, loss and the seemingly huge obstacles that block our vision. When we are surprised by that feeling of “stuck”, simply coping can dull the joy of life and harm our relationships. We can find ourselves responding in ways we know are not healthy. The good news is right there we can find our true adaptability and discover the path forward!
I can help you to say it out loud, even when you thought you didn’t want to. I practice with the mindful awareness that everyone’s journey looks different.
I work with adults of all ages and believe that the groundwork of therapy is the ability to meet an individual exactly where they are, not where anyone else thinks they should be. My clients are given the space they need to think while we find together the tools they need to heal.
Meet Therapist Monica Kelley
Resident in Counseling
We are not meant to navigate life’s tumultuous ups and downs alone. I commend you for exploring what is out there in terms of getting the support you deserve. Here in the therapy room, I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to unpack what is bothering you or keeping you from leading a fulfilling life so that we can explore, together, what freeing that space might look like for you. I encourage curiosity and non-judgement on your part as well, so that we may get to know how these aspects of you came to develop and work to create change that compliments who you are today and where you envision heading.
Whether it is a recent life transition, ongoing hurdles or patterns of behavior you feel you have suffered throughout your life, or something that just doesn’t feel right in terms of confidence, stress, relationships, life satisfaction, etc., there is no problem too great or small for us to explore. I strongly believe that human behavior is not random and that we are always doing our best with the knowledge and resources we have available. If you are inclined to break free from patterns of behavior that no longer serve you and to gain insight and skills that can help you create the quality of life you deserve, come explore with me. Therapy can include individual therapy, as well as consultation with parents, spouses, and healthcare providers. I work with clients ages 14+. My focuses include life transitions, stress, anxiety/depression, trauma, shame/guilt, addiction, self-esteem, personality, and emotional difficulty.
Meet Therapist Dominique Danquah
Having 7+ years of experience, I have used client centered and evidenced based approaches around my client’s specific and unique wants and needs. I am extremely passionate about Mental Health and desire to support individuals who are committed to improving their lives. I believe counseling is a partnership to help you heal, change, and grow. This partnership is built on mutual trust and respect.
Meet Therapist Rebecca Greene
Are you feeling more stressed out now than ever before? If you worry about the pandemic or other life events or struggle with balancing work, school, and family commitments, you may feel distressed and overwhelmed on a daily basis. If you are trying to cope with loneliness, isolation, or anxiety about the future, it can feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. Or perhaps your child or teen is struggling with new transitions or a serious health diagnosis, and you are unsure of how to help. If these stressors are negatively impacting your quality of life, consider turning to a trusted therapist for support. I provide a warm and empathetic space to share your feelings, to process your stressors, and to better manage your anxiety. When you feel heard and can put into practice new, successful coping methods, you will more successfully weather life’s challenges.
I am a licensed master social worker (LMSW) in Virginia and received my master’s degree in social work from The Catholic University of America. I have 10 years’ experience working with clients of all ages. My past experience includes conducting individual and group therapy, doing case management with older adults, and leading social skills groups for kids, teens, and young adults with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and disabilities. I work with all ages but specialize in therapy for kids and teens who struggle with anxiety, acceptance, social anxiety, and executive functioning deficiencies. I have a special interest in helping kids and teens improve their social-emotional skills, both at school and with friends. I also specialize in food allergy counseling and work with all family members to help them cope with a recent food allergy diagnosis.
I also work with adults who struggle with anxiety and depression, stress and coping, relationship difficulties, executive functioning skills, aging transition issues, infertility, and peri-menopause. Additionally, with years of experience as a geriatric social worker, I specialize in working with older adults who are experiencing grief and loss, chronic illness, loneliness, isolation, menopause-related issues, and aging transitions.
I use a combination of talk therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, strengths-based therapy, person-centered therapy, and motivational interviewing to help clients achieve their goals in therapy. I prefer structured therapy sessions during which we collaborate on a goal-focused treatment plan. We will work toward your individualized goals in each session together.
Meet Therapist Shawn Pham
Many times we navigate through the world feeling lost, alone, and even scared. We may tell ourselves that “nobody understands me,” “nobody loves me,” or “people have it much worst than I do, so why do I deserve to be kind to myself.” Many of us tell ourselves some sort of variation of these things from time to time. Some of us may tell ourselves these statements on the daily basis. Come join me as we explore your relationship with yourself as well as your relationship with others.
I have a range of experience working within higher levels of care and cultural-specific community mental health settings with a focus on mood and anxiety disorders, identity-based challenges, academic and career-based stressors, and overall challenges around life transitions. My therapeutic style utilizes expressive arts therapy with DBT, CBT, and beyond.
Together, we can build the foundation for making a life worth living as we learn to be kind to ourselves and learn to love both the challenges and the joys in life along your journey towards growth. As we work on your journey towards growth, I provide you with my skills and experience as a clinician to empower you in your healing process.
Meet Therapist Olivia Sweetnam
I believe that every individual has the ability to reach their full potential no matter what stressful experiences they may encounter. Everyone has their own story which is why I tailor treatment by taking a person-centered approach incorporating evidence-based therapies to create a safe and supportive therapeutic environment where clients are able to develop skills that promote positive change.
I specialize in treating adults and adolescents encountering a variety of mental health concerns. My background is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD. I am also experienced in evidence-based treatment for Complicated Grief, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I work with Virginia Oak Counseling, LLC to provide support to individuals struggling with mental health concerns or having difficulty coping with life stressors. I’ve worked in a variety of clinical settings for 11 years and am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am committed to helping you reach your therapeutic goals and improve your well-being.
Meet Therapist Roland Scheppske
Resident in Counseling
It’s my aim to utilize the connection and relationship between you and I to help you become the best version of yourself that you envision. I am a big proponent on creating connections. The more I know about you and what your aspirations are, the more I can assist in helping you achieve your goals in a way that works for you in the best possible way. If you think that I can be of assistance to you on your journey, I would be honored to be a part of it.
When we find ourselves feeling “stuck” in life or “facing hurdles”, life can seem a bit overwhelming. That’s where seeking help and seeing a counselor can be beneficial. Counselors can provide an outside perspective to our daily life to help us find our own path to betterment that works for us.
Meet Therapist Hannah Shahabi
Resident in Counseling
Hannah earned her degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Forensic & Legal Psychology from Marymount University. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in Psychology from the University of Arizona. Hannah is working with clients experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Bipolar disorders, life transitions and relational struggles.
Meet Therapist Kayla Rieck
Living in this world can sometimes feel overwhelming, confusing, and challenging. I believe that even the strongest people need support and guidance to navigate life’s ups and downs. I am not the expert in your life; you are. I work with you (and/or your loved ones) to identify goals and map paths for improvement so that you can move forward. Whether this is your first time seeking therapy or you are looking to restart services, I am so glad that you are here.
I provide services to teens, adults, and couples. I specialize in dealing with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, trauma, relationships, family issues, and coping with mental illness. My approach is unique and collaborative, blending elements from different techniques and tailoring treatment according to each individual.
Life can be incredibly fulfilling, but it can also be stressful and demanding. Whatever your experience is, you deserve a safe and positive environment to feel heard and heal. I look forward to helping you conquer your goals and achieve a happier, healthier, and more balanced life.
Meet Therapist Amy Stevenson
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Level II Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. It is my mission to enhance the lives of every individual and family I serve, though building healthy relationships and emphasizing the importance of total wellness.
I practice a person-centered approach and incorporate elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Therapy, and Mindfulness techniques to help adolescents and adults who experience trauma, mood disorders, psychosis, anxiety, family and relationship conflict, life stage transitions, and every-day stressors.
I hold a B.A. in Psychology and dual M.A. degrees in Counseling and Forensic Psychology. I have experience in various capacities, including: community case management, community crisis services, group homes, in-home services for at-risk youth, school-based treatment for youth, forensic inpatient settings, experiential/equine therapy for adults and children, forensic inpatient treatment, and outpatient therapy.
Meet Therapist Amber Couch
The primary goal of psychotherapy is to help you understand what you want and need to make your life more meaningful, productive and fulfilling.
Being true to yourself is an extraordinary, revolutionary act and is the means to living your best life and contributing your greatest gifts to the world.
As your therapist, I want to help you realize and utilize your full potential by guiding you through your fears and self-doubt. My theoretical orientation integrates psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral theories to assist you in addressing past and present challenges to improve connections, increase insight and gain a deeper understanding of self, while powerfully navigating change in a therapeutic setting.
My treatment specialities include: anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief/loss, women and LGBTQIA+ issues, aging/older adult issues, active duty military and veteran issues, families, couples and teens.
I believe in the power of CHANGE and in the strength of the therapeutic relationship. Welcome to this safe space. I look forward to connecting with you.