Your past can be valuable, or it can be something that has haunted you to this day. In life, we can’t control our pasts, but it can sure control us. It can be hard to move on from trauma or tragedy, or just deal with the consequences of what our past has done to us. A counselor based in Alexandria can help. 

Alexandria is known for being the antique capital of the world. Antiques and old theaters cover the town. A counselor can help you find the valuable parts of your past and display them to the world, all while sweeping away the parts of the past holding you back. 

This is Erin Smith's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Virginia (Alexandria, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia with over 10 years of experience working as a counselor with children, adults, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting stressors, OCD, relationship difficulties, and ADHD. I also helped many individuals who have experienced physical, verbal or emotional abuse as a child or adult. I would describe my counseling style as empathetic, open, and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with upmost respect, empathy, sensit...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Virginia (Alexandria, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

Do you ever feel like you just need to reset, to get a tune-up so to speak? You are not alone, if you have. Life happens fast! At times it can be hard and we, as mere humans, have to fight to find balance. That balance, reset button, tune-up is within you and as my client I will assist you in finding it. I will take the time to help you reconnect with yourself, regulate your emotions and assess your goals/priorities. Through a collaborative approach, we will share our thoughts, ideas and then decide how to move forward. I encourage openness, honesty - a sens...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Virginia (Alexandria, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a warm and accepting counselor licensed in Virginia with over 4 years of experience working as a child, adolescent, and early adult counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I have a passion for working with those who are feeling lost or unsure of themselves. I believe deeply in working together to develop a sacred and healing place that is needed f...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Virginia (Alexandria, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

Hello, I’m Veronica McKay and I’ve spent the past thirty years as a practicing Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I’ve worked in the United States and Germany. I recently retired but find that I still have the time and desire to help people looking for answers and guidance when life’s waters become turbulent.
 
 My experience ranges from treating children with emotional and developmental issues to assisting adults with issues of anxiety, depression and surviving the trauma of sexual assault. In 2008 I began working with the military, treating active duty military ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Virginia (Alexandria, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Grief
Years of Experience: 10

Hi! I am Stephanie, a licensed professional counselor in both Virginia and Colorado. I enjoy working with people who want to move towards change in any area, and I am proactive about giving homework to clients who desire it and would benefit from it. In addition, I consider it an honor to walk with people who are on a grief journey. I like to treat the whole person; I see myself as a cross between a therapist, life coach, and spiritual director. I am a good fit for counseling through online chat, because I'm also a writer and can help you find words for the fee...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Virginia (Alexandria, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 26

Welcome and congratulations on taking your first step toward a happier life and lasting change. My name is Lisa McKinney and I am family and marriage therapy licensed in the State of Florida and the State of Virginia with over 25 years of experience working as a psychotherapist in many different settings. I have collaborated with clients in a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, eating disorders, women’s issues, adoption, and infertility. I have also worked with the US...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Virginia (Alexandria, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and have been counseling since 2014. I graduated from Ashland Theological Seminary with a Masters of Arts Degree in Clinical Counseling. I further specialized in additional training in trauma counseling through trainings with PESI. I have worked with clients struggling with stress and anxiety, depression, parenting challenges and coping with life challenges. I have worked in various settings, including correctional facilities, residential facilities and outpatient clinics. I utilize a Client Centered Approach to...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Virginia (Alexandria, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia, with nearly a decade of clinical experience. My primary amount of experience has been with children, adolescents, parent coaching, and family relationships. I use Person Centered, Solution Focused, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness approaches as appropriate, and primarily evidence based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I have worked as a Military and Family Life Counselor (MFLC), a Certified Pre-screener in Emergency Services, and an outpatient and assessment therapist in the Youth and F...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Virginia (Alexandria, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 7

I hold both, a Bachelors of Science degree in Christian counseling, and a Masters of Art , in professional counseling from Liberty University. I performed my residency at Counseling Alliance of Virginia, in Charlottesville Virginia. I was with them three years before moving on to open my own small business. I’m well skilled in working with individuals, both women and men, as well as, the elderly. My use of therapy is integrative, although I do have my favorites; which include, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, acceptance and commitment therapy...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Virginia (Alexandria, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-C
Therapy Specialties: Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

Graduate of Howard University School Of Social Work in 2012. Experience with Children, Adolescents, Couples, Grief/Loss, Fertility Issues, Pregnancy, Low-Self Esteem and Communication Challenges. I have worked in a variety of settings including, Case Management, Foster Care, Healthcare, Working with People Living with HIV/AIDS, Juveniles and Hospice Care. I have my Advance Palliative and Hospice Social Work Certification. I am a woman of color and enjoy working with people of all backgrounds and nationalities. I consider myself very spiritual. The treatment app...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Virginia (Alexandria, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,CSAC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hi! My name is Arianna, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. As a therapist I support individuals in becoming the best versions of themselves. I have worked with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, addiction, and are ultimately looking to live more full and authentic lives. My approach to counseling is client centered. I believe everyone has the tools within themselves to resolve whatever challenges they are facing; my role is to guide you to look internally to find and develop them. Using Cognitive Behavior...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Virginia (Alexandria, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, I am licensed professional clinical counselor in California and Maryland. I believe the most important aspect to the therapeutic process is to establish and maintain a strong rapport with my clients. I promise to provide a non-judgmental space for you and help you feel as comfortable as you can in my presence. It’s important that you trust me and I believe my genuineness, empathetic style and unconditional positive regard will help facilitate a healthy working relationship. One of my goals in each session is for you to be heard. I want you to lead our...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Virginia (Alexandria, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Virginia with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Virginia (Alexandria, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MEd,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I have been a licensed professional counselor in the state of Virginia since 2001. I have worked with a variety of clients ranging from children and adolescents to adults and families. I feel that my purpose as a counselor is to help someone be the best that they can be and to navigate whatever issue they may be facing. I have worked in a variety of settings: local mental health clinic, private practice and school settings with students with mental health challenges. My approach to counseling is accepting, warm and encouraging. I use solution focused ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Virginia (Alexandria, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, & depression. 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Virginia (Alexandria, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Virginia with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Virginia (Alexandria, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Virginia with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Virginia (Alexandria, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Virginia with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Virginia (Alexandria, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Virginia with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Virginia (Alexandria, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

If you are ready to find the happiness in your life you deserve, I am your person!! I am licensed in Georgia with 23 years of professional work experience. Also licensed in Virginia and Florida, I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & anger management. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first ste...

Having a hard time selecting a mental health professional in Alexandria? (How we can help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Alexandria area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.
 
First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couple’s therapy; just search 'therapist near me in Alexandria' and find the one that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Alexandria, or elsewhere in the Alexandria (city) county or state of Virginia.
 
Mental health professionals that have a private practice or provide therapy services for professional counseling can help improve healthy relationships and communication skills whether that be working through life's obstacles and life issues in couples counseling, changing negative thinking patterns, or just providing a listening ear. Verified Alexandria therapists can provide licensed marriage counseling, compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs (such as discussing healing, children, or other adults), and will help create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor. Verified Alexandria counselors help adults with healing (from physical ailments such as chronic pain, as well as mental illness).


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Alexandria, VA ranges from $85-$150.
 
Some therapists in the state of Virginia will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Alexandria and elsewhere throughout the state of Virginia, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every 4 weeks).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Alexandria offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.
 
Whether that’s via in-app messaging with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges in online therapy. You can work through various symptoms, disorders or condition, and even get a diagnosis from the comfort of your own home. 
 
So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like work stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a individual or marriage and family therapist that is right for you.
 
Counseling services, wellness services, online therapy, relationship counseling, and individual counseling through a licensed therapist can help treat postpartum depression, feeling lost or feeling stuck, difficult relationships, and helping people live their best lives. If you're looking for a therapist, Alexandria has many professionals who provide client centered individual counseling both in person and through online therapy. Gain more insight into in your life than you would through an eclectic approach or motivational interviewing. In Alexandria, therapy is easily accessible and just a click away. A clinical psychologist, licensed psychologist, or board approved supervisor can help you develop new coping strategies through modern therapy, therapeutic services, and a holistic approach.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). While helping to develop healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people who you see everyday.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Alexandria therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 155810 people in the city of Alexandria, VA finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 22320 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists through nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

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Take some time to learn more about our therapists and counselors to clearly understand our services. If you have questions for us, please reach us on our contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

Emergency Situations:

If you are experiencing a crisis or any other person may be exposed to danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services. Verified Alexandria therapists can help women, children, and young adults, as well as anyone experiencing a crisis or emergency.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that the counselors near or around Alexandria, Virginia can serve:

20598, 22301, 22302, 22304, 22305, 22311, 22313, 22314, 22320, 22331, 22332, 22333, 22334

Some other commonly asked questions can be found below:

How do I know I should get a therapist?
 
Modern therapy and psychotherapy have many benefits, regardless of the resources you may or may not have, or a service you have received in the past. The connection between brain, body and behavior is what effects everything in your life and therapy can help you see results in improving your attention and reaction to a specific thing. Whether it be someone wanting to learn more about their own mind and patterns, or specific situations in terms of well-being and friend struggles, searching for a 'therapist near me' or a 'therapist near Alexandria' can help you find a counselor near you or the closest locator to any counselors and psychiatrists. 
 
How much does a therapist cost?
 
Therapist prices differ, and one good way to learn more is by looking up "therapists around me" or "Alexandria's therapists" to learn about prices in your city or state, and who takes health insurance. You can also specify for a male or female counselor, or anything specific you're looking for in regards to money and therapy options and what might be an eco-friendly option.
 
How do I see a therapist for the first time?
 
One great way to prep for your first therapy session is by reading a lot of information on therapy-- articles by an author or experts on therapy can help you study some tips or a specific example of what to pay attention to in your first appointment. In fact, one great example of a case of someone with a great level of expertise who has written about therapy is the book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. Learning about the tools to tackle life challenges and the importance of putting in the effort in therapy sessions will help you make the most of the opportunity and potential self-discovery journey.
 
Should I go to therapy if I feel fine?
 
While you may look fine on the outside or through your instagram, that doesn't always mean we feel fine 100% of the time. A therapist can help you gain power over your life and emotions and be a helping hand and trusted source while you navigate day-to-day experiences and small growth opportunities. Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies can help you improve your self-esteem, work through values and relationships (such as with your parents), and overall gain a better sense of the world and how you see it. The success you may find through therapy is dependent on your process, if you are in-office or out-of-office, as well as who your provider is, what medication you are on, what fear you have, etc.
 
People also go to therapy for very specific things such as bullying, getting diagnosed with autism, wanting to learn mindfulness, having a specific nature or "spirit" they want to nurture and work on, trouble with office workers, phobia of doctors, and any other principles they are interesting in working through.
 
Is crying in therapy a breakthrough?
 
While for some crying in therapy might not be the normal, for others who perhaps experience mood disorders or even schizophrenia, crying could be a natural occurrence in each session. The groups you are in, the adolescents memories and experiences you've had, and the education you've received can all play a role into your emotions and emotional state throughout therapy.
 
Are therapists worth it?
 
We are all on a different path with our life, as each human is unique in the advice they want (or don't want) in areas of their life. Therapists, however, have the ability to help you find your potential through re-training your mind through methods such as CBT, or you can see a SEP (Somatic Experiencing Professional). For example, a number of patients who are battling sleep insomnia, difficulty with medications, troublesome behaviors, or overuse of drugs or alcohol have found help for their disorder through online therapy and telehealth. Many studies outline the risk in addition to the reward of seeing providers and specialists virtually, and overall the reviews show that the availability and areas of expertise from online therapists make it feel like they are on your team, and are a positive addition to your life.
 
Do therapists judge you?
 
The separation and boundaries between you and a therapist make it so that therapists are never there to judge you-- they are there to help you work through coping mechanisms, self-understanding, various stresses, and how your beliefs might impact your decisions and lifestyle. 
 
How much does a therapist cost near Alexandria, Virginia?
 
Each therapist might differ per state, but BetterHelp offers therapy throughout the US in many cities- including, but not limited to: New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Phoenix, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Tampa, League City, Seattle, Detroit, Orlando, Atlanta, and even University of Houston. You can also search states by their state code (such as MD or AZ) to find more on specific cities in the state. Having access to clinical psychology over zoom can open doors to another modality, such as in-app messaging. The scale of price and plan may differ with each area code, but BetterHelp's main belief is that therapy should be accessible wherever, whenever.
 
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