Hello, I am a Licensed Therapist (LPC) in Virginia, USA with over 23 years of professional work experience. I have helped clients (both adults and children/adolescents) with various mental health and/or life struggles related to depression, anxiety, coping with trauma/abuse, stress, anger and impulse control problems, grief, aging, difficulties adjusting, low self-esteem, attention deficits, autism spectrum, relational/marital problems, substance abuse issues, parenting challenges, Military/ Veterans issues, care taker fatigue/burn out, Gender dysphoria and LGBTQ issues. Some of the therapeutic techniques I utilize include but are not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and some Attachment-Based Therapy skills as well as a strength and goal oriented approach. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. With my clients I strive to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. Together we can focus on the goals you would like to achieve and collaborate to bring some relief to your stressors. I offer my therapy services in both English or German language and look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA LPC 0701006300
Ina has been a godsend to my healing journey for the past 14 months. She is compassionate, helpful and incredibly good at her job. I have learned so much about myself with her expertise guidance to further help me to identify my childhood trauma wound. I’m so grateful to have Ina as my therapist!
Written on Dec 02, 2023 after therapy with Ina for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder
Ina is empathetic, a great listener and wise in her advice. I have greatly valued the therapy she has provided. She is also very calm, which is a wonderful trait in a therapist given how hyper I can be.
Written on Nov 14, 2023 after therapy with Ina for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management
She is quite friendly and a great listener. Ina provides timely suggestions during sessions and sends supportive messages.
Written on Nov 14, 2023 after therapy with Ina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and adhd
she's wonderful and kind...empathetic but practical...which I like
Written on Oct 19, 2023 after therapy with Ina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes
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Written on Jul 28, 2023 after therapy with Ina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Ina is compassionate, tactful, and beautifully intelligent. She’s warm and fun to discuss things with —even when the subject of the discussion isn’t pleasant. Ina’s irreverent demeanor puts people at ease so they can arrive at their answers honestly.
Written on Jun 11, 2023 after therapy with Ina for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching