Counseling in Fairfax, VA. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Fairfax, Virginia will help you make the changes you want.

Carolina Gayfield, MA, NCC

Carolina Gayfield, MA, NCC

Licensed Resident in Counseling

Alexandria, VA, 22206 | 757-687-0332

I am passionate counselor who strives to provide a safe place to address hurt that comes from life' challenges while providing interventions that will help you heal and grow. I am thrilled to walk with you on your journey.

Lifebulb Counseling and Therapy, LCSW, Ph.D

Lifebulb Counseling and Therapy, LCSW, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why Lifebulb exists - our therapists truly enjoy their work, so you get the highest quality care.

Nancy Montagna, Ph. D.

Nancy Montagna, Ph. D.

Clinical Psychologist, Licensed in Maryland and Virginia

Available for Online Therapy

Our own minds can multiply, confuse, and perpetuate the inevitable pain in life, or heal us to greater joy, love, and creativity. I will listen well and engage with you to move toward the life and relationships you want as rapidly as possible.

Linda Ritchie, Ph.D.

Linda Ritchie, Ph.D.

Licensed Professional Counselor/Marriage & Family Therapist

3025 Hamaker Court Suite 290, Fairfax, Virginia 22031 | 703-437-6311

I help adults and older adolescents who are struggling with stress, anxiety, OCD, depression and self-sabotaging behaviors find relief and gain control. I use CBT, Hypnosis, EFT & NLP. I also work extensively with couples to restore communication and relationships.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

Grey Matters Intl & Dr. Kevin Fleming(cited expert for NY Times, CNN, Fortune, Sporting News)is all about bold thinking & neuroscience innovation in getting mood/behavior change when shrinking,feel good self-help, and pills aren't cutting it. Indiv/couples/family.

Related Sites:
City of Fairfax, VA
Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

Therapy Fairfax, VA

Counseling Fairfax, Oakton

Fairfax is a bustling and modern city. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,565.1 Although it is an enclave of Fairfax County, the two are separate political entities. Situated in the Northern Virginia region, Fairfax forms part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. In May 2009, Fairfax was ranked number three in the Top 25 Places to Live Well by Forbes Magazine. Forbes commended Fairfax for its strong public school system, high median salary, and a rate of sole proprietors per capita that ranks it in the top 1 percent nationwide.

Mental Health in City of Fairfax

Fairfax has a strong local economy with less than 6 percent of the population falling below poverty levels. This may be due to the fact that almost 60 percent of the city's residents over age 25 hold a college degree.2 Yet, some residents of the city struggle to maintain a home and pay their bills. The Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter offers these families a safe place to live as they work to get back on their feet. Operated by Fairfax County, the shelter provides meals, clothing and transportation services as well. All adults are expected to work, and all children are required to attend school. For more details about the shelter, call 703-324-9492.3

The Fairfax Partnership for Youth (FPY) seeks to improve the mental health functioning of the city's children through various educational and outreach programs. FPY engages parents in discussions about drugs, alcohol and other dangerous behaviors in which teens engage. Workshops at local schools teach educators and students about bullying and how to appropriately address bullying situations. FPY also conducts outreach programs to educate the community about suicide and its warning signs. Call 703-324-7034 for more information about FPY's programs.4

Current Education

Dozens of organizations in Fairfax County provide housing and assistance to people with disabilities. In order to ensure these residents become a part of their neighborhoods and communities, the county began the Good Neighbor Initiative. As part of this program, organizations that provide community housing to disabled residents agree to provide opportunities for residents to engage in neighborhood and community events. Residents are encouraged to engage with neighbors in social activities, and members of the community are encouraged to visit residents at home, just as they would any other neighbor. Additional details about the initiative are available by calling 703-324-7006. 5


1. Wikipedia. (2017). City of Fairfax, VA. Retrieved from,_Virginia.
2. United States Census Bureau. (2016). Fairfax County Quickfacts From The Us Census Bureau. Retrieved from
3. Fairfax County, Virginia. (2016). Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter. Retrieved from
4. Fairfax Partnership for Youth. (2009). Promoting Risilience and Preventing Suicide. Retrieved from
5. Fairfax County, Virginia. (2017). Good Neighbor Initiative and Agreement. Retrieved from

Fairfax is not part of any county and is located in Virginia. It has a land area of 6.24 square miles and a water area of 0.03 square miles.  The population of Fairfax is 24,013 people with 8,467 households and a median annual income of $105,297. .

Therapy Affordability Meter for Fairfax, VA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Fairfax 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 Fairfax public health department.