Counseling in Alexandria, VA. Find the Right Therapist.

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Robyn Brickel, M.A., LMFT

Robyn Brickel, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

300 North Washington Street; # 500, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 | (703) 518-8883

Robyn E. Brickel, M.A., LMFT, LLC is a private practice that specializes in the therapeutic treatment of individuals (adolescents and adults), couples, families and groups. The practice offers treatment and educational services for many life issues and transitions.

Kathryn Ziemer, PhD

Kathryn Ziemer, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

510 N. Washington St., Alexandria, Virginia 22314 | 571-310-1604

I specialize in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress and coping, infertility, health issues, and life coaching. My goal is to develop a trusting, accepting, and genuine relationship with you, where we will help you overcome whatever challenges you face.

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Related Sites:
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Alexandria, Virginia is a family-friendly town featuring multiple attractions proving to be entertaining for children, teenagers, as well as adult family members. One must explore Old Town and visit Candi's Candies. This old-fashioned candy shop is sure to be a treat for the entire family, plus there are free samples inside. Another perfect must-see location is Whistle Stop Hobbies where you can find trains, cars, planes, and more for the hobby enthusiast.1 Known to be a great educational site, Friendship Firehouse showcases antique firefighting equipment and has exhibits that are sure to be entertaining for not only children, but also teenagers and adults.

Mental Health in Alexandria

Bullying is an all-too-common occurrence in schools that involves a purposeful imbalance of power between one student and another.2 Schools play a very important role in the development of children, and if a student is unhappy, frightened, or insecure in their surroundings due to bullying, it can lead to mental illness early on as well as later in life. The local schools in Alexandria offer counselors to work with students and can offer resources that will help students who are struggling with harassment. School personnel undergo extensive training to recognize these inappropriate behaviors and respond in an appropriate manner. To inquire about the district's anti-bullying efforts, call 703-824-6600.3

Some of the most common mental health problems faced by Alexandria residents are anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. Due to the large veteran population in the area, post traumatic stress disorder is also highly common. Mental Health America is a non-profit organization that works to provide community-based education about mental illness. With a focus on recovery, wellness and healing, Mental Health America's programs are positively oriented. The agency also engages in advocacy programs to give a voice to those whose own voice may not be heard. Call 703-684-7722 to learn more about Mental Health America's programs and services.4

Current Initiatives

Alexandria's Community and Human Services department takes an active role in promoting the health needs of the area's residents. In particular, the agency has focused on women's issues in recent years. One initiative, the Commission for Women, seeks to end gender discrimination in the workforce. Additionally, the commission strives to impact local legislation to ensure the rights and interests of women are both protected and represented. The commission also engages in fundraising efforts and hosts social events to further promote issues important to the city's female population.5


1. City Data. (2017). Alexandria, VA. Retrieved from
2. Alexandria City Public Schools. (2017). Anti-Bullying Facts for Parents. Retrieved from
3. Alexandria City Public Schools. (2017). Bullying Prevention: Developing an Awareness. Retrieved from
4. Mental Health America Virginia. (2017). About. Retrieved from
5. City of Alexandria. (2016). Community & Human Services - Women's Initiatives. Retrieved from

Alexandria is not part of any county and is located in Virginia. It has a land area of 15.04 square miles and a water area of 0.43 square miles.  The population of Alexandria is 153,511 people with 66,879 households and a median annual income of $89,134. .

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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Alexandria for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Alexandria public health department.