Family therapy services in 22443: Colonial Beach, VA. Relationship and couples counseling.

Family counseling in 22443: Colonial Beach, VA. Honest and effective help for couples, relationships and blended families in and around Colonial Beach, Virginia.


Family Therapist

Athena Staik, Ph.D., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

12866 Harbor Drive, Woodbridge, Virginia

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.

Family Therapist

Robyn Brickel, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

300 North Washington Street; # 305, Alexandria, Virginia

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.

Family Therapist

Kathleen Hanagan, LCSW, TEP

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

2016 Mt. Vernon Ave. Suite 204 , Alexandria , Virginia

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.


22443 is a zip code located in Westmoreland County and part of Colonial Beach, Virginia. It has a land area of 61.005 square miles.  The population of 22443 is 8,083 people.