Well Marriage Center, Ph.D, Psy.D., LMFT, LPC, LCSW
Marriage Counseling Specialists
3917 Old Lee Hwy #11D, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Family therapy is at the heart of Well Marriage Center. We specialize in helping family's understand their histories and how each of them have been shaped and formed. We empower families to open communication, build trust, regain a sense of friendship and fun, and support each other in our own hopes and aspirations. Healthy families provide an important foundation for healthy living.
John Raymond, MA, MS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
129 Park St. NE Suite C., Vienna, Virginia 22180
Families have as many dynamics as there are members. Each family has its own system to handle life's challenges. Sometimes, some of these systems do not operate effectively. The goal of family therapy is to help families understand the systems used, how they are not helping, and learn new skills to better equip the family to provide a safe and secure home for all to thrive
Athena Staik, Ph.D., LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
12866 Harbor Drive, Woodbridge, Virginia 22192
Free and open expression of thoughts and feelings is a hallmark of healthy family relationships. When members of a family feel safe to be themselves and express their thoughts and upsetting feelings, relationships flourish. Reactivity is common in family relationships. It simply says that your brain has activated your body's fight-flee-or-freeze system. A relational approach to healing family relationships focuses on forming quality connections in which each member feels they can express themselves and give from a place of love rather than fear, and non judgment allows each to grow in a supportive context.
Christina Schultz, MA
Resident in Counseling, Supervised by Thomas Lamp, LPC
New Directions Counseling, 150 S. Washington St Suite 303, Falls Church, VA, Falls Church, Virginia 22046
I approach families from a Family Systems and Structural Family perspectives, in that I view differentiation and adaptable yet present boundaries among family members and extended family members as a healthy family approach. I collaborate with the client family, including all members, to identify goals and process strengths and observed issues. I view the couple subsystem as the priority on the family hierarchy, the parent and/or caregiving subsystem as second, and child or sibling subsystem as third. I assess and evaluate internal, external, and multi-generational triangle, patterns, alignments, and rules which impact the client family.
Christiana Shao, M.S., M.A., LGPC, NCC
Resident in Counseling
300 N Washington St #102, Falls Church, Virginia 22046
My approach to family therapy is to help each family member identify and address their contribution to the family dynamic. We will also work to restructure the family system to acheive unity and wholeness. Through the use of genograms and other techniques, we will resolve familg of origin issues that may be contributing to family' s concerns. Identifying the family's strength and each family member's contribution to the strengthening of the family will be a major focus so as to help family rebuild.