Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Merrifield, VA.

Licensed professional counseling for anxiety, stress, phobias, and panic in Merrifield, Virginia.


C J Medearis, Th.D, Ph.D, D.D, Life Coach
Anxiety Counselor

C J Medearis, Th.D, Ph.D, D.D, Life Coach

An Innovative Theology Social-Psychologist

In 20066 - Nearby to Merrifield.

As we all know stress is from anything in life and left undone, it will start bringing levels of anxiety. If we allow anxiety to grow unchecked it will start overwhelming us and can lead to a life "out of control". Here is one of my principles called "margins". A "margin" is when we give adequate space for the fluctuations of life. If you have put together a serious budget, it needs to have some room for the unexpected. When our "margins" are packed without room to adjust, we are headed for trouble. As we build "margins" with adequate space, we start experiencing rest, hope and joy. For we are not overwhelmed. One cannot have a "crises" management attitude. There is real hope.

Jill Weber, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Jill Weber, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 22102 - Nearby to Merrifield.

Anxiety can take on a variety of different forms depending on the individual. Oftentimes people who come into therapy for anxiety because they experience excessive anxiety and worry (apprehensive expectation) over a number of events in their life (work, children, relationships, finances, activities) and the source of the worry can change from day-to-day. People experiencing this kind of anxiety feel they cannot control or lessen the worry and that they are intruded upon by it on an hourly/daily basis. My recent book, Be Calm Proven Techniques to Stop Anxiety Now-offers strategies to reduce anxiety on the spot and I use these strategies in my client work.

Nancy Montagna, Ph. D.
Anxiety Counselor

Nancy Montagna, Ph. D.

Clinical Psychologist, Licensed in Maryland and Virginia

In 20910 - Nearby to Merrifield.

There are at least four components to reducing anxiety. The first is to learn self-soothing techniques. the second is to become aware of the thoughts and images which are making you anxious and to deliberately choose other thoughts and images. The third is to discover and face what you are most afraid of. Sometimes, when there has been trauma, this fear is something that has already happened and from which you have not recovered. Often it is something out of your control, a fact of life, like death! We need to make peace with these, accept their reality and make the best of what we have. I have some excellent tools from hypnosis and a field of study called NLP to speed your progress.

Susan Gorman, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Susan Gorman, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 22101 - Nearby to Merrifield.

Anxiety comes when the situations of life create negative ideas about people or things. Once these negative thoughts become frequent, they can prevent you from finding joy in life. In therapy, we work through the negativity, exploring its causes, and then find coping strategies to get around them. Once you know where the negative ideas come from, you can face the situations with a fresh outlook. And we act as a team to create it.

Laurieann Duarte, LCSW-C
Anxiety Counselor

Laurieann Duarte, LCSW-C

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 20895 - Nearby to Merrifield.

Experiencing levels of worry and stress that create challenges with effective behaviors in your personal, work or academic environments? Feel as if you are tired of the constant feelings of being tired, sad, or lonely? I am interested in helping you overcome these thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Life can become better for you by simply finding ways to change the way you manage your concerns. Give therapy a try - - you deserve this! Together we can do this. Make a good day - - be well. Give me a call for a free phone consult. 240.292.6127.

Becky Roth, MSW, LMSW, CPC
Anxiety Counselor

Becky Roth, MSW, LMSW, CPC

Career Counselor, Career Coach, and Life Coach

In 20878 - Nearby to Merrifield.

Are you having stress thinking about going back to work or going to work each day? As your life coach I can help you get a life plan to help decrease your stress. Together we navigate the path to realizing your ideal life vision. During the coaching process, we work to identify your core values, enhance your strengths, and to ensure that we find a life plan.

Gina Binder, LPC
Anxiety Counselor

Gina Binder, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 20110 - Nearby to Merrifield.

As a normal reaction to stress, mild anxiety is sometimes helpful: you study for a test, or drive within the speed limit. But excessive anxiety and stress make everyday activities much more difficult – they choke the joy out of life. Perhaps you worry way too much about normal things, find it hard to concentrate, or often experience an impending sense of doom or dread. Maybe you’re afraid of having panic attacks you can’t control. Perhaps you avoid social activities because you fear embarrassment or humiliation. Change is possible! With counseling, you can learn to soothe your anxious body, tame your anxious mind, and change your anxious behavior. Please contact me for more info.

Dr. Beverly Wright, (D.Min.)
Anxiety Counselor

Dr. Beverly Wright, (D.Min.)

Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor

In 20006 - Nearby to Merrifield.

Anxiety and stress go hand in hand. Anxiety is a customary reaction to a stressful situation. But, in some cases it becomes excessive and can cause sufferers to dread everyday situations. Stress is a reality for all of us. But, it does not have to overwhelm us. Some people may have a genetic predisposition to anxiety. Early traumatic experiences can also reset the body's normal fear-processing system so that it is hyper-reactive to stress. The goal would be to; rid the exaggerated worries and negative outcomes in unknown situations. I will counsel you on the many ways to reduce the amount of stress in your life, along with techniques to adjust your reaction to those factors.

Robyn Brickel, M.A., LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Robyn Brickel, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 22314 - Nearby to Merrifield.

Robyn E. Brickel, M.A., LMFT, LLC uses counseling methods in her therapy practice that are based on research evidence that can help facilitate the rapid resolution of symptoms of anxiety and mood instability, including stress and depression. Robyn incorporates techniques for mind-body integration so insights gained in psychotherapy are internalized and sustained.

Carlos Durana, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Carlos Durana, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor

In 20190 - Nearby to Merrifield.

Anxiety disorders develop as a result of long-term and cumulative stress. Recovering from anxiety and coping with stress can be successfully addressed through the use of a holistic and educational therapeutic model. I will help you to: • Learn to counter negative beliefs and self-talk; • Develop skills for coping with stress, panic attacks and phobias; • Adapt mindfulness strategies to decrease stress and worry; • Improve relationship skills; • Develop self-acceptance, self-esteem and assertiveness; and • Cultivate a sense of direction and purpose. I provide a safe and supportive space to help you achieve your goals.

Jade Wood, MA, LMFT, MHSA
Anxiety Counselor

Jade Wood, MA, LMFT, MHSA

Psychotherapist

In 20036 - Nearby to Merrifield.

Life can present you with difficult situations which are hard to process and move past. These challenges are not on your timeline and affect everything. Having worked in many healthcare settings, I am familiar navigating life-changing events and grief. I understand the territory of encountering loss, coping with trauma, the complexity of the medical system and living with illness. These issues can have ripple effects on your relationships, sense of self and perceptions of the world. I know how complex things can get, and I will support you during this process.

Cynthia Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC
Anxiety Counselor

Cynthia Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC

Insight Into Action Therapy

In 20147 - Nearby to Merrifield.

In the fast-paced Northern Virginia area, high levels of stress and anxiety are common. I create an understanding, compassionate therapeutic environment. My approach is to address both anxious thinking and the body’s stress response. You will learn practical skills to help adjust the thought patterns that support anxiety. Because anxiety is also physical I use relaxation and mindfulness techniques to achieve a calmer, more focused state by slowing down racing thoughts. With these skills, we examine all areas of life, including any outside factors that contribute to stress. I never take a “one-size-fits-all” approach to my work. Therapy is a collaborative process, the best results coming from honoring the uniqueness of each person.

Alison Huang, NCC, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Alison Huang, NCC, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 20910 - Nearby to Merrifield.

A lot of people experience anxiety when they feel stressed out. In fact, stress and anxiety go hand by hand. Hence, learning to deal with stress can also help you to manage anxiety in a better way. Anxiety is not really a bad thing as anxiety can motivate us to do things better, but anxiety can become a problem when it gets too much. Hence, how to keep “good” anxiety and get rid of “bad anxiety” and this is something that we can work on together.

Paul Kelner, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Anxiety Counselor

Paul Kelner, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Certified Sex Addiction & Anger Management Therapist

In 20852 - Nearby to Merrifield.

Many clients considering psychotherapy are dealing with two levels of anxiety and stress. The idea of consulting with a therapist can be stressful and anxiety provoking. Anxiety and stress can also be experienced when discussing issues of compulsive sexual behaviors, or anger issues, that one has not been successful in managing. I approach my psychotherapy practice with a non-judgmental, compassionate and respectful attitude. You will find a confidential and safe environment in which to discuss the difficult issues that have disrupted your personal and professional lives.

Earta Norwood, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Earta Norwood, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 22304 - Nearby to Merrifield.

Anxiety and stress is how our body and mind react to the compounding minor stresses of everyday life or major complications. The goal of therapy is to change how the body and mind respond to intense, overwhelming, or uncertain situations. First, you will develop an awareness of your reactions to stress. Next, we will develop and practice strategies that help you feel in control of the present and face the future with courage and strength.

Emily Cook, PhD, LCMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Emily Cook, PhD, LCMFT

Couple and Family Therapist

In 20814 - Nearby to Merrifield.

Anxiety and stress often get in the way of a fulfilling life and I believe therapy can help. I am a marriage and family therapist (MFT), so I have been trained to help clients think about the stress in their lives in the context of their relationships. This type of 'systems thinking' is unique to Licensed MFTs. Clients benefit from this approach because it brings your stress outside of your own self and into the world of your relationships. This is very freeing! We work together to achieve your goals, always reaching toward a more peaceful life.

Mary Lou Lyon, LPC
Anxiety Counselor

Mary Lou Lyon, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 22101 - Nearby to Merrifield.

You may be experiencing anxiety and stress in this current unpredictable financial and job related climate or stemming from a breakdown in relationships or family. Addressing your concerns in the presence of a counselor can help to bring perspective. My counseling style brings a calming and reassuring sense of hope no matter what you may be facing.

Linda Ritchie, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Linda Ritchie, Ph.D.

Licensed Professional Counselor/Marriage & Family Therapist

In 20190 - Nearby to Merrifield.

There is no doubt that anxiety, shyness, worrying, phobias, and panic attacks can interfere in your life. They can wreck havoc on your professional and personal life. Anxiety can adversely affect your most important relationships especially if you are experiencing severe symptoms. Many people experiencing severe anxiety confuse the symptoms with medical problems. We can help! We can teach you a set of skills, techniques and methods that will help you effectively manage and even eliminate all of these issues. We use techniques that are proven to be effective in treating anxiety such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis, and Emotional Freedom Technique.

Beth Levine, LCSW-C
Anxiety Counselor

Beth Levine, LCSW-C

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 20852 - Nearby to Merrifield.

I want to help you get relief from your anxiety. Living with a lot of anxiety can feel like you don’t quite get to be yourself. It can leave you not enjoying life as much as you’d like. Sometimes it can impact your relationships. We’ll look at the situations that trigger your anxiety. We’ll track what your perceptions are, what behaviors you do, what other feelings are there along with the anxiety. Once we have a better understanding of the anxiety, we can explore more effective ways of managing it. I will also help you learn the practice of self-compassion, as well as other tools that can help reduce anxiety.

Stanley Tamale, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Stanley Tamale, LCPC

Licensed Professional Counseling

In 20746 - Nearby to Merrifield.

Do you worry all the time that your mind finds it difficult to relax. Do feel overwhelmed stressed about life and all the challenges that come with it at times. Well, you are not alone. Counseling can help you learn new ways to manage and control emotions that cause you to worry. In a safe and non judgmental environment we can work together to develop copying skills to manage your anxiety.

Cynthia Rebholz, M.S., LCMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Cynthia Rebholz, M.S., LCMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 20878 - Nearby to Merrifield.

Stress and anxiety have always existed. Our brains encode fear easily as a way to protect us from danger. A small amount of angst can help us feel motivated, but when it grows, it can stop us in our tracks. With the rise of technology, many people feel submersed in stress. Constant emails make us feel like work never ends. We text at meals times instead of having real conversations. Consider the stressful impact of 24/7 access to negative news reports, traffic filled commutes, over-schedulled lives, and its easy to see a recipe for anxiety. Learning to be mindful, taking breaks and truly connecting emotionally can create confidence to face fears and even dissolve them.

Kathleen Hanagan, LCSW, TEP
Anxiety Counselor

Kathleen Hanagan, LCSW, TEP

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 22301 - Nearby to Merrifield.

Anxiety comes from conflicting emotions, and can end up creating crossed wiring in the brain that is difficult to imagine Getting to the root of anxiety is key, and I do that through brainspotting (https://brainspotting.pro/) and biofield tuning (https://biofieldtuning.com/). Working with the body is essential, so that the person can begin to manage the intense feelings and release the stress.

Jonathan Ladd, LCSW-C
Anxiety Counselor

Jonathan Ladd, LCSW-C

Psychotherapist for Individuals and Couples

In 20878 - Nearby to Merrifield.

Few things are as terrifying as Panic Attacks, which hit fast & hard, and in which you may have the harrowing belief that you are actually 'dying.' Other forms of Anxiety & Stress may linger over time, and be either all-consuming or subtle. They may cause: strained or depleted resources; sapped or jacked-up energy; and mounting senses of pressures or 'overwhelm.' My job is to help you 'transform' your particular (mental, emotional & physical) Anxiety & Stress experiences. I want to help you build resources that will work for you to deal with the kinds of difficulties & discomforts you face, in order to find your way through the 'challenges' to the 'contentment' that lies on the other side.

Mary Beasley, M.Min, N.C.C.A. LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Mary Beasley, M.Min, N.C.C.A. LCPC

N.C.C.A. Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor

In 20707 - Nearby to Merrifield.

Our Christian counselors can provide problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, and stress management. Many people also find that Christian counselors can be a significant benefit to managing personal and spiritual growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the stresses of daily life. Christian counselors can provide a fresh perception of difficult problems or refer you in the direction of a solution.

Elizabeth Nyang, Ed.D., LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Elizabeth Nyang, Ed.D., LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 20906 - Nearby to Merrifield.

There are many things that cause us to feel uneasy or uncertain as we move through our daily activities. We may be worried that we will be late for work or may feel anxious about getting a job. Together we will look at ways to reduce stress and make changes to make life less complicated. Sometimes the level of anxiety always is very high and I will help you find interventions to reduce that feeling of being overwhelmed. We may be able to use cognitive behavioral techniques along with meditation and tai chi movements. All sessions will focus on helping you move toward a less stressful life.



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Merrifield is located in Fairfax County, Virginia. It has a land area of 2.69 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Merrifield is 15,873 people with 6,600 households and a median annual income of $108,154. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Merrifield, VA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Merrifield is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Merrifield public health department.