Laura Bell, Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC
As a client-focused therapist working with children, adolescents, couples, and adults, I will be a non-judgemental sounding board for all of your challenges. As my client, you will feel heard and accepted. You can walk away from our sessions knowing I believe in your ability to make your life better.
I am an EMDR Certified and Certified Integrative Mental Health specialist. I specialize in treating individuals who struggle with anxiety, mood disorders, attention and focus issues as well as trauma. I use a holistic approach to help you set goals and overcome obstacles in every area of your life. I believe every person deserves to be happy and successful. As a mental health provider, I will be your partner on this journey. Finding a therapist you can trust and work with is the most important factor in healing. I am happy to talk to you and see if I am the right fit. Call to schedule a free phone consultation.
Shantise Hood, Intern in Counseling
As a mental health professional, I help individuals, couples, and families engage in some of life’s most difficult conversations. I am currently working towards my licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner (LSATP) as well as certification as a Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) for the state of Virginia. I have 7 years of experience in both community-based and non-profit sectors along with 1 year of experience working in private practice.
I use a holistic psychotherapeutic approach when working with individuals, couples, and families to navigate the multiplicity of challenges that arise in life. Challenges such as depression, anxiety, substance use, relationship issues, family discord, or other major life struggles, all while employing mindfulness, acceptance and commitment methods in helping to achieve desired goals for personal growth and wellbeing.
Amy Griffo, M.A.ED, NCC, Resident in Counseling
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We can all benefit from taking a look at ourselves and asking the question, “Is this working?” Even if your answer is no, it can be difficult to know how to move forward and make a change. I support clients asthey bravely look within and reconnect to their empowered self.
I offer a warm and safe space to process the past, examine the systems that impact you, make sense of your story and find meaning in your life experiences, and build self-trust so you can heal your past and move forward into a future that you are proud of. Let’s create the next version of you together.
Clients I work with: Adults and Children
Issues I work with: Managing and coping with anxiety, depression, trauma, and emotion regulation. Self-worth/self-esteem, identity, family of origin issues, grief and loss, shame, guilt, life transitions, religious trauma, LGBTQ+, women’s issues.
Specializations: Amy is a Resident in Professional Counseling who is working towards the requirements of becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. Amy practices under the supervision of Laura Bell. Amy attended Virginia Tech earning her master’s degree in Counselor Education. Amy has worked as a licensed school counselor in Fairfax County Public Schools since 2014 and she is a National Certified Counselor. In the event that clients have any questions or concerns about Amy’s work, her supervisor can be contacted at: email@example.com or 703-239-3268.