Carlos Durana, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor
11417 Tanbark Dr. , Reston, Virginia 20191
My first task in psychotherapy is to provide a safe and secure environment. I provide my clients with care, calmness, respect and stability to help address life challenges in new ways. Being non-judgmental, open-minded, empathetic and listening with respect helps set the stage for the deeper work that needs to be done. I help my clients evaluate whether their present life choices are providing what he or she wants. I also help my clients become aware of and transform the mental, emotional, interpersonal and/or behavioral strategies that cause his/her suffering. My approach to psychotherapy is to help clients become what he/she wants to become, to be better equipped to deal with life’s challenges, and to be in a greater state of health and harmony.
Colleen Neumann, PsyD, MSW
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
12020 Sunrise Valley Dr. Suite 100, Reston, Virginia 20191
Colleen specializes in the field of eating disorders, and works at the Center for Hope of NOVA, an outpatient eating disorders treatment center in Herndon, VA. At the Center for Hope, Colleen does individual and family therapy with clients working on eating, body image, anxiety, and depression issues. She runs an adult anxiety skills group on Thursdays, a yoga therapy group on Mondays, and an eating disorder relapse prevention group on Tuesdays. Contact Colleen at 703 466 5000 to learn more!
John Raymond, MA, MS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
129 Park St. NE Suite C., Vienna, Virginia 22180
I approach psychotherapy from a systems prospective. We all grow up in a family that teaches us beliefs, values, and behaviors that persist throughout life. Understanding our past and how it may be impacting current relationships is sometimes an undesirable exercise; however, taking the strengths from our past and building on them is one goal of therapy. I find that engaging the past actually frees us to live a more congruent life that is filled with richer relationships.
Linda Ritchie, Ph.D.
Licensed Professional Counselor/Marriage & Family Therapist
1800 Michael Faraday Drive, Suite 201, Reston, Virginia 20190
Have you experienced any of the following? -Constant Sadness -Irritability -Hopelessness -Problems with Sleeping or Eating -Excessive Worrying -Low Energy -Difficulty Concentrating -Grief over the death of a loved one -Relationship difficulties -Anger that you are unable to control -Anxiety and feelings of panic -Issues involving substance abuse in yourself or a family member We can provide you with the professional help that you need. We use result oriented therapy techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis, and Emotional Freedom Technique, to help you feel better quickly and regain control of your life.
Laurie Levine, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
457-B Carlisle Drive #202, Herndon, Virginia 20170
Psychotherapy is a challenging journey; the benefits of your hard work, time and tears will be worth every moment spent on my couch. Depression lifting, anxiety subsiding and relationships healed are all byproducts of the amazing psychotherapy work that I have witnessed with my clients. Be it wounds from your family of origin (the family you grew up with) or a harsh boss or a broken heart, having the space to talk and be heard, receive validation and feel safe are many of the benefits of psychotherapy. I urge you to trust the process, the psychotherapy relationship can be a truly healing process.
Gina Binder, M.A.
Resident in Counseling
9300 Forest Point Circle, Suite 103, Manassas, Virginia 20110
I think of psychotherapy as a healing process in which you, as an individual or a couple, discover more effective ways to deal with the unique issues and challenges you face. When you and your therapist form a trusted collaborative relationship, research shows that psychotherapy works. In such a relationship, I can provide support as you navigate the losses and transitions of life. Together we can explore multiple options to challenge individual problems like anxiety and depression, as well as tackle relationship problems with issues like communication and trust. Contact me with questions or to schedule a FREE 15-minute phone consultation.
Christiana Shao, M.S., M.A., LGPC, NCC
Resident in Counseling
300 N Washington St #102, Falls Church, Virginia 22046
Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods to help a person change and overcome problems in desired ways. It aims to increase individual well-being, mental health, and improve relationships and social functioning. I primarily provide an evidence based psychotherapy called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in working with each client. CBT is a talk therapy approach that helps you become aware of inaccurate, distorted or negative thinking patterns so that you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. Most importantly, I tailor treatment to meet individual needs and meet you where you are so as to help you get to where you want to be.
Alicia Munoz, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
450 West Broad Street Suite 315, Falls Church, Virginia 22046
Psychotherapy can be seen as a journey of self-discovery where you are accompanied and guided into deeper self-awareness by someone you can trust to accept you and support your healing and growth. The benefits to you of embarking on this journey with a professional whose primary focus is to be present for you, to help you cultivate curiosity and compassion toward yourself, are immeasurable. It can be the difference between a life half-lived—or lived primarily in reaction to confusing internal and external forces—and a life reflected on, understood, and accepted: a life you want. This shapes everything: your perspective on yourself, others, and the world around you.
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 treat a variety of behaviorally, cognitively, and spiritually based presenting problem. From a person-centered and existential perspective, I seek to understand and offer acceptance of the fullness and complexities of your behaviors, feelings, thoughts, and spirit, your family background and patterns you may have internalized or transferred into the present, your goals, and your presenting problems and strengths. I will offer you empathy, acceptance, and insight to achieve your goals using an eclectic technical approach and evidence-based interventions, while also making use of assessments and feedback to determine your current symptoms and progress.