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.
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.
Carlos Durana, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor
11417 Tanbark Dr. , Reston, Virginia 20191
The focus of my family therapy work is the family as a whole. Working on the relationship between family members is more effective than just treating the person that is supposed to be in need of treatment. From my perspective, family therapy work sees individuals in relationships to others. As a result, the attention shifts from the symptomatic individual and problem is seen as the family as a whole. The goal of my family therapy work is to help establish a “functional family” – one in which needs and the desired goals of closeness, identity, self-expression, and meaning are met.
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
Linda Ritchie, Ph.D.
Licensed Professional Counselor/Marriage & Family Therapist
1800 Michael Faraday Drive, Suite 201, Reston, Virginia 20190
Typically, family therapy will bring the entire family together in therapy sessions. However, it may be that individuals in the family also see the therapist alone. There may also be times when individuals who are not a member of the family (such as a teacher or school counselor) participate in a therapy session with the family if their participation would be of benefit to the family. We can help your family learn how to better solve problems and how to better express thoughts and feelings. In family therapy, family members will learn about family roles and rules. Family members will examine behavior patterns and learn to identify issues that cause conflict.
Laurie Levine, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
457-B Carlisle Drive #202, Herndon, Virginia 20170
Family relationships are hard and demanding and frustrating. We strive for peace and harmony in our homes and often find ourselves angry, in tears and feeling powerless. I work with nuclear families, blended families and adoptive families who are living in chaos. I educate parents on setting appropriate limits and boundaries and STICKING TO THEM while also teaching kids how to have respect, follow rules as well as having an appropriate voice and getting their needs met. You WILL see positive results; bringing structure and balance into the home is the bare minimum you will experience, when you find yourselves laughing together as a family, you will know you have arrived.