Family therapy services in 22312: Alexandria, VA. Relationship and couples counseling.

Family counseling in 22312: Alexandria, VA. Honest and effective help for couples, relationships and blended families in and around Alexandria, Virginia.


Kathleen Hanagan, LCSW, TEP
Family Therapist

Kathleen Hanagan, LCSW, TEP

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

2016 Mt. Vernon Ave. Suite 204 , Alexandria , Virginia 22301 | 571-305-5499

Whether it is mother/daughter conflict, father/son, struggles, or the whole family, the dynamics are often wrought with underlying emotions that need to be addressed. Rather than therapy for the child alone, often having the entire family meet takes the role of "identified patient" off anyone, and emotional knots can begin to loosen and be untied. I use role play, in addition to talk therapy, to engender greater empathy. When there are unhealthy "triangles," new structures are put in place so that clear communication can flow between members.

Robyn Brickel, M.A., LMFT
Family Therapist

Robyn Brickel, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

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

Robyn began her career working with at-risk youth. She has worked extensively with older children and adolescents. Her approach goes beyond behavioral interventions and resolving negative school performance. Robyn believes the key to successful adolescent therapy is tapping into the strengths of the family system and helping the youth and each family member to grow and thrive as individuals and as a cohesive unit. Robyn's approach to adolescent therapy unites and coheres the family.

Kristin Rosenthal, MA, LPC
Family Therapist

Kristin Rosenthal, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

1707 Belle View Blvd C-1, Alexandria, Virginia 22307 | 703-768-6240

It can be a confusing world, with families coming in many shapes and sizes. Learning how to be connected, have good relationships, and setting up an emotional and physical environment where everyone can thrive can be a big challenge. We focus on attachment; that is, nurturing a deep sense of connection and safety between family members. Connection takes being emotionally “there” for family members, and having time and activity together. Connection means feeling like “I belong, and I’m valued”. Safety can mean discussing a fair work-load balance, limit-setting on behavior, and knowing that we can count on each other.

Mary Lou Lyon, LPC
Family Therapist

Mary Lou Lyon, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

6723 Whittier Avenue, Suite 406, McLean, Virginia 22101 | 703-963-6301

If your family is experiencing conflict and misunderstanding, I can help. By sitting down together, learning to listen to one another and allowing me to help you sort out your differences, you can begin to relate to one another in a new way. My goal is to provide a calm and safe environment where each family member expresses his or her point of view and conflicts are resolved through understanding and consensus.

Mary L Lyon, LPC
Family Therapist

Mary L Lyon, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

6723 Whittier Avenue, Suite 406, McLean, Virginia 22101 | 703-963-6301

In family therapy I meet with any number of family members together as a way to build understanding between family members and resolve conflicts that may exist. This tends to be a very active and dynamic interaction where each member is given the opportunity to express their views and concerns in a neutral environment. I, in turn provide feedback and help to clarify the issues.

Susan Gorman, LCSW
Family Therapist

Susan Gorman, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

1483 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Virginia 22101 | 703-468-8374

Family therapy is indicated especially if the couple also is looking for help out of an emotionally difficult place. Family stresses can also provide stresses on each member of the couple. Through therapy, we work together to find the causes of the family stress, and then create strategies for managing the negative emotions and creating positive ones. Then we practice the strategies so that when similar stresses arise, each family member knows how to work within their family dynamic, keeping things calm.

Anita Gadhia-Smith, PsyD, LCSW-C, LICSW
Family Therapist

Anita Gadhia-Smith, PsyD, LCSW-C, LICSW

Psychotherapist

2500 Q Street, NW, Suite 237, Washington, District of Columbia 20007 | 202-714-0000

Through family counseling, you can understand family dynamics that have impacted all of your relationships. Our families-of-origin are the training ground for our life skills. Communication skills are one example and are learned in our families; they can be relearned in therapy. Through various therapeutic approaches and techniques, I will assist you in creating a more loving and harmonious family system.

Dr. Beverly Wright, (D.Min.)
Family Therapist

Dr. Beverly Wright, (D.Min.)

Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor

1629 K Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, District of Columbia 20006 | 202-607-4754

Are you and your spouse at odds as to how raise children? Are there power struggles in the home; Children vs. Parents? Families are more than groups of people who share the same address and genes. Although conflicts occasionally arise, a family should be a source of Christian love and support. My objective is to counsel family members on how to strengthen the family with characteristics of a Christian home; love, joy, peace, patience...fruits of the Spirit. Counseling may include all family members, or just those able or willing to participate. Single parents are encouraged. I look forward to working with you, and applaud you for taking the first step towards a peaceful coexistence!

Reginald Cunningham, EdD, LPC, LCPC
Family Therapist

Reginald Cunningham, EdD, LPC, LCPC

Counseling Psychologist

2000 P Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, District of Columbia 20036 | 410-961-7192

As you learn more about yourselves as a family, you will also begin to better understand yourselves as individuals and a collective unit. You can identify your own needs and learn how to express them more honestly and respectfully. You can become a stronger and happier family, while increasing understanding and love for your family. Although you may be feeling hopeless right now, with guided support and a willingness to change, itis possible to re-build your family dynamics and have it be even better than it was before.

Keith Miller & Associates Counseling
Family Therapist

Keith Miller & Associates Counseling

Psychotherapists, Psychiatrist, and Couples Counselors

1320 19th Street, NW Suite 200, Washington, District of Columbia 20036 | 202-417-3465

Family therapy can bring momentous relief to the daily battles that leave parents and children worn down and over-reactive. Finding the right family therapist makes all the difference and it is important to find someone with experience. Our family therapists are glad to offer a free consultation to you to speak about your concerns. Your experience with a family counselor will be a tremendous benefit.

Jade Wood, MA, LMFT, MHSA
Family Therapist

Jade Wood, MA, LMFT, MHSA

Psychotherapist

1400 20th Street NW , Washington , District of Columbia 20036 | 510.520.2345

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.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Washington, District of Columbia 20016 | 1-877-606-6161

Most family therapists inadvertently create more chaos through their well-intentioned efforts to assist a family move through a change process. Why? Brains are inherently deregulated (all of us, may I add) and most talking and dialoguing misses brain-centric problems that need more intensive help. Many times the emotional trauma created by years of solving problems ineffectively can wreak havoc on the brain's parasympathetic nervous system, not ever giving the family a break from flight or fight thinking. Contact us for an innovative neuroscience solution to family dysfunction. Kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

Jill Weber, Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Jill Weber, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

7927 JONES BRANCH DR STE 6125, Tyson's Corner, Virginia 22102 | 7035411277

Parents and teenagers must navigate a difficult process as the teenager begins to separate from the parents and form his or her separate identity. I work with both parents and teenagers to help in this process in terms of developing strategies for communication, conflict resolution and ways to begin connecting more effectively. I help both the teenager and the parent find ways to better understand and to develop greater tolerance for one another. More than any other developmental stage, the teenage years necessitate that parents alter their typical ways of parenting, become more flexible, more patient, more emotionally attentive.

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

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

An Innovative Theology Social-Psychologist

Washington, District of Columbia 20066 | 888-908-2450

I would say that about 25% of my coaching is in the family scope. This area sometimes takes the most time. It has so many fascist. I ask each party for the one "big" problem and we start at that point. Resolving one step at a time. In any area of the home, there is commonly layers of bad thinking that brings things people to the edge. In the past I did testing, but I have found by the 38 years of history that you and I must get in the middle of the "stuff". Testing can really be a cop-out for the lack of experience in a field.

Victoria Smith, PhD
Family Therapist

Victoria Smith, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Hampden Lane, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 | 703-923-8965

Hope+Wellness is a therapy and counseling practice with a unique story. It was created based on our philosophy that hope can be found even in the most difficult seasons of life. We believe that people need hope and resilience to set goals and affect change, to persevere in the face of life challenges and thrive. Our approach is simple — we provide exceptional psychotherapy and assessment services to empower people to live happier, healthier lives. At Hope+Wellness, we provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness based therapies, and other premier evidence-based treatments. We work with children, teens, young adults, adults, and their families with depression, anxiety, ADHD..

Carlos Durana, Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Carlos Durana, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor

4933 Auburn Ave, Suite 208, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 | 301-654-0100

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.

Laurel Fay, M.S., LCMFT
Family Therapist

Laurel Fay, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 308, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 | 301-563-9520

Did you know that not everyone who claims to practice family therapy was actually trained in family therapy? It's true. Only licensed marriage and family therapists are specifically trained to deal with the complex issues that can arise in families. Not surprising - you know your own family and how complicated it can be! It takes a therapist with experience and training to know how to balance the needs and wants of each family member, all while making sure everyone is heard and understood. Add to that the difficult tasks of helping the family as a whole achieve its goals for better communication and closer relationships, and it's clear it takes a professional to make lasting changes for you.

Linda Ritchie, Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Linda Ritchie, Ph.D.

Licensed Professional Counselor/Marriage & Family Therapist

11710 Plaza America Drive, Suite 200, Reston, Virginia 20190 | 703-437-6311

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.

Ken Newberger, Ph.D., Th.M.
Family Therapist

Ken Newberger, Ph.D., Th.M.

Conflict Resolution Specialist

11704 Bowman Green Dr., Upper Suite, Reston, Virginia 20190 | 703-483-0031

Said one grieving mother, "Being estranged from your children and grandchildren is harder than surviving suicide. It's like experiencing a funeral, but they are not dead." Said another, "Many of my friends are excitedly anticipating visits from their relatives. They are shopping for them, planning meals and activities. I am truly happy for them. I want the same for myself, but I can't have it..." I work with parents and their adult children who have become estranged. My goal is to bring about reconciliation. If you have a need in this area, please feel free to call me to discuss your situation.

Laurie Levine, LCSW
Family Therapist

Laurie Levine, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

457-B Carlisle Drive #202, Herndon, Virginia 20170 | 703-795-9089

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.

Robert Castle, M.S., LCPC, NCC
Family Therapist

Robert Castle, M.S., LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Rockville, Maryland 20850 | 410-702-5138

We are all relational beings, living within interactive, emotional systems. How we relate to our most significant others (spouse, children, siblings, etc.) can sometimes lapse into unpleasant scripts and powerful undercurrents of action-reaction, negative group-think, and ineffective authority roles. Restoring a sense of effective functioning, wellness and harmony (shalom) within family relationships can be aided by learning and practicing new ways to empathize, communicate, and collaborate with each other. Under certain conditions, families can even benefit from video sessions or teletherapy (if more convenient and less stressful than gathering everyone at a therapist's office!)

Elizabeth Nyang, Ed.D., LCPC
Family Therapist

Elizabeth Nyang, Ed.D., LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 706, Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 | 240-403-4036

Sometimes family members find it very difficult to communicate with each other. Adolescents may offer challenges that the family finds overwhelming. Parents may be sandwiched between grandparents and their children. One member of the family may have a mental illness that causes a lot of stress. There are many reasons why a family requests family therapy. This therapy may be short term. It can include all members of the family or some members of the family. I help the family develop skills they can use to improve relationships and move through stressful times.

Jonathan Ladd, LCSW-C
Family Therapist

Jonathan Ladd, LCSW-C

Psychotherapist for Individuals and Couples

14504 Pebblewood Drive, North Potomac, Maryland 20878 | 301-309-8824

Family Therapy may take many forms. Generally, the configurations I work with best are those involving 1-4 individuals. My aim is to facilitate better connections & ways of operating within the context of their family systems. [When situations involve younger children or larger groups, directly participating in family therapy, I refer them to colleagues whose training, experience and expertise are better suited to serve them.] When family systems are fractured or in states of angry, fearful or hurtful disconnect, the wounding & scar-tissue can be profound and can last for years or even generations. When the stakes are so high, for so many, can you afford not to try to promote healing?

Becky Roth, MSW, LMSW, CPC
Family Therapist

Becky Roth, MSW, LMSW, CPC

Career Counselor, Career Coach, and Life Coach

11904-F Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878 | 2402334188

Have any of your family members recently graduated from high school or college? I provide career counseling and coaching to young adults that may need guidance to get them on the right career path. Or they may feel stuck and as a parent we don't always know how to help them. Feel free to reach out and contact me to learn more. I always provide a free phone consult.

Cynthia Rebholz, M.S., LCMFT
Family Therapist

Cynthia Rebholz, M.S., LCMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

316 Main Street, Suite 200, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878 | 240-230-7182

Family Therapists like myself are trained work with families. We look at the interaction and patterns within a family, as well as the connection and bonds. Families today faces many stressors. I assist families coping with Adoption, Blended Families, Medical Issues, Grief, Depression, Peer & Sibling Conflict, Anxiety, College Transition and Aging family members. Working together we can find new meanings and directions.



22312 is a zip code located in Fairfax County and part of Alexandria, Virginia. It has a land area of 5.366 square miles.  The population of 22312 is 30,614 people.