VA Office: Counseling & Therapy Services
Counselors & Therapists Gainesville, Virginia
Substance abuse evaluation and counseling, African-American Therapist
The Life Enrichment Counseling Center in Gainesville, VA is located in Prince William County at the intersection of Heathcote Blvd., and Heritage Village Plaza.
Our office is accessible to individuals and families living in Haymarket, Warrenton, Bristow, Manassas and Centreville, VA.
The Gainesville office is located at:
7230 Heritage Village Plaza, Suite 202
Gainesville, VA 20155
Phone: (703) 754-0636
Fax: (703) 754-0646
At Life Enrichment Counseling Center, we strive to support our clients by providing holistic services to meet their mental health needs. We collaborate with you in your treatment to enable you to have the necessary tools to thrive when therapy is completed. When we go through lifeís challenges in our and when traumatic experiences turn our lives upside down, our clinicians are here to help. Oftentimes, divorce, death of a loved one, unexpected job loss, and other life transitions can be difficult to maneuver alone. Itís important to reach out for help and not isolate. We will provide supportive and compassionate services to help you in your time of need. We believe in your ability to heal and live a life thatís fulfilling and whole.
Our Gainesville, Virginia office has been in existence for over a decade. We provide counseling to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. Services include counseling in areas such as depression, anxiety, marital conflict, grief and loss, conduct disorders, and substance abuse. Our skilled and knowledgeable therapists can provide you with techniques to help in your healing journey. Some of the treatment approaches that are utilized include cognitive behavioral therapy, solutions focused therapy, family systems techniques, and Gestalt therapy. Treatment approaches are based on the needs of our clients. We strive to provide you with quality services to help you soar.
The following services are offered in the Gainesville Office:
Individual psychotherapy involves regular scheduled meetings with a therapist for one-on-one counseling to address current or past problems, experiences, and/or feelings. The purpose of the sessions is to reduce struggles which may occur in the form of problematic behaviors, feelings, and beliefs. Counseling sessions are 45 to 60 minutes in length and is provided by a licensed therapist.
Couples/Marriage therapy is a means of resolving problems and conflicts that couples have not been able to handle effectively on their own. It involves both partners working with a licensed professional to discuss their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. The goal is to help couples gain a better understanding of themselves and their partner, to decide if they need and want to make changes, and if so, to help them to do so to resolve conflict and heal wounds. Sessions are typically scheduled once per week for 50 to 60 minutes with a licensed therapist. Couples often seek counseling to address issues of Infidelity, sex, anger, and communication problems. They learn to communicate better, negotiate differences, problem solve and resolve conflict in a healthier way.
Psychotherapy groups are usually organized around a particular issue and average 6 to 8 participants in a group. Examples would be health and wellness, couples support, or womenís support group. In a group setting, participants are able to provide support and feedback to one another in a safe environment. It provides the opportunity to have confidential discussion of personal issues with feedback from a therapist and other group members. Itís also effective for clients who are working on their relationship skills and helps clients relate to others who share similar life experiences.
Family Counseling / Psychotherapy:
Family therapy may help to promote better relationships and understanding within a family. Family counseling often occurs with all members of the family unit present although this may not always be the case.
Adolescent Counseling: Adolescents generally find it difficult to eloquently verbalize their feelings. They are often overwhelmed and even confused by the number of complex feelings that come as they move toward adulthood. However, for teens, most conflicts involve differences between family members or issues over expectations of parents, in addition to peer and school pressures..
Child Therapy and Counseling:Sometimes children encounter difficulties that parents and caregivers find difficult to help them navigate. Oftentimes externalizing behaviors such as tantrums, defiance, and inattention can extend past the scope of normal developmental behavior and signal a more significant underlying issue.
It is important to note that the aforementioned behaviors are considered part of the normal developmental process; however, at times they can be so disruptive that they interfere with a childís ability to socialize appropriately with peers, succeed in school, problem-solve, and maintain safety within the home.
Some of the problems elementary and middle school children encounter include academic failure, bullying, difficulty making friends, struggles with attention and follow-through on tasks, difficulty expressing emotions appropriately, and family issues including but not limited to grief, divorce, abuse, moving, and being a part of a military family.
Group Psychotherapy/Counseling: Psychotherapy groups are usually organized around a particular issue and average 6 to 8 participants in a group. Examples would be health and wellness, couples support, or womenís support group. In a group setting, participants are able to provide support and feedback to one another in a safe environment. It provides the opportunity to have confidential discussion of personal issues with feedback from a therapist and other group members. Itís also effective for clients who are working on their relationship skills and helps clients relate to others who share similar life experiences.
Substance Abuse Evaluation and Counseling: Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Inc., provides substance abuse assessments and evaluations for drug and alcoholic addictions. Services may include evaluation, educational information, and psychotherapy sessions. Services may be requested by the schools, families, attorneys or the court system. Evaluations may be brief or comprehensive as needed. Our Certified Substance Counselors will be able to monitor compliance with treatment goals or court orders..
Other Issues Addressed:
clinical staff members who are skilled in psychotherapy. Below is a
of issues addressed:
> Marital Conflicts
> Parent-Child Conflicts
> Adolescent Issues
> Women's Issues
> Stress Management
> Grief Counseling
> Spiritual Counseling
& Therapists at The Gainesville, VA Life Enrichment Counseling
and Therapy Center
Boothe, MSW, LCSW
Boothe is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of
She is also a Certified Imago Couples Therapist and Imago Workshop
Presenter. Ms. Boothe established
in April 2005 in
She provides therapy to adults and couples at
Ms. Boothe has a Masters of Social Work degree from
and undergraduate degrees in Social Work and Psychology from
She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the
American Counseling Association, and the International Association of
Marriage and Family Counselors. Ms. Boothe has worked as a Licensed
Clinical Social Worker since 1993.
She has worked in private, non-profit, and government agencies serving
children, adolescents, and families. Ms. Boothe has experience in
providing therapy to adolescents, individuals, couples, and families
from a holistic perspective.
she specializes in working with couples who are in conflict and adults
with depression, anxiety, stress, and relationship issues. Ms. Boothe
is able to incorporate Christian principles in the counseling session
Feel free to contact Ms. Boothe directly:
Babak Alidoosti, MS, LMFT
Babak Alidoosti is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Virginia. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland (2005) and a Masterís degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Tech University (2009).
Prior to joining Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Mr. Alidoosti provided clinical services in a range of therapeutic settings, working with individuals, couples, adolescents, and families along the way. Most recently, he provided services at Foundations, a residential treatment program for adolescent girls on probation in Fairfax County's Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. In this setting, Mr. Alidoosti worked closely with residents and their families on a variety of issues including depression, trauma, self-esteem, anxiety, substance abuse, anger management, and parent-child conflict.
At Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Mr. Alidoosti provides services to individuals, couples, adolescents, and families. He draws on a blend of therapeutic approaches, including Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Family Systems. Mr. Alidoosti uses a client-centered approach and believes that a good therapeutic relationship and providing non-judgmental support are essential to successful outcomes. Mr. Alidoostiís main goal is to assist clients in navigating through the difficult issues for which they are seeking therapy, while cultivating lasting and significant change.
Feel free to contact Mr. Alidoosti directly:
Black, MA, LPC
Marie Black is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of
in May 1997 with a Master of
Arts in Counseling Psychology. She also received a Master of Arts in
Industrial/Organizational Psychology in May 1992 from
and has an undergraduate degree in psychology from
She is a
member of the American Counseling Association.
Ms. Black has worked in private, non-profit and government agencies
providing substance abuse and mental health counseling services to
clients. She is experienced with both individual and group mental
substance abuse treatment and has counseled clients with a range of
including domestic violence, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, grief
body image and eating disorders. Ms. Black's clinical areas of interest
addictions, women's issues, self-esteem, and stress reduction. She
mindfulness-based and holistic approach to psychotherapy.
Counseling Center, Inc., she specializes in both adult addiction and
issues and she is experienced in the education and counseling of family
of addicted persons.
Feel free to contact Ms. Black directly:
Jewelle Daquin, M.Ed, LPC
Jewelle Daquin is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth
of Virginia. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and
her master’s degree in Community Agency Counseling from George Mason
Mrs. Daquin specializes in areas of depression, anxiety, life
adjustments, family conflict, substance abuse, parenting skills, and
anger management. She has over 5 years of experience working with
adolescents and families. While creating a safe environment, she will
tailor the session to meet the specific need of the client. She is
adept at incorporating Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral
Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution Focused, and Person
Centered Treatment to create a detailed treatment plan for each client.
Mrs. Daquin is able to incorporate Christian principals in counseling
sessions if requested.
Feel free to contact Ms. Daquin directly:
Jocelyn Lovett, LMFT
Jocelyn Lovett is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state
of Virginia. She provides individual, couples, and family therapy to
children, adolescents, and adults through Life Enrichment Counseling
Center. She received her Masterís degree in Marriage and Family Therapy
from Valdosta State University in 2005. She graduated from the
University of Georgia with a minor in Spanish and a major in Sociology
Ms. Lovett has experience providing therapy in a variety of settings
including the private, community, church, and school environments since
2002. She works within a systemic framework which she tailors to the
needs of her clients. She has experience working with marital issues,
family conflict, mood instabilities, depression, anxiety, substance
abuse, parenting skills, communication difficulties, and anger
management. She integrates mindfulness, acceptance, and strength-based
approaches into treatment. If desired, Ms. Lovett is able to
incorporate faith-based principals into therapy.
At Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Ms. Lovett works with children,
adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
Feel free to contact Ms. Lovett directly:
Tracy Palmer, Psy.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Tracy Palmer is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Virginia. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families dealing with anxiety, trauma, grief, depression and other mood disorders. She is passionate about helping children and adolescents dealing with various psychosocial stressors that contribute to mood and anxiety disorders and work/academic performance issues. Also, she has an affinity for helping young adults who are experiencing difficulties coping with the transition from adolescence to adulthood.
Dr. Palmer has specialized training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and working with children, adolescents, and young adults who have experienced complex trauma. She has worked in various settings including schools, outpatient clinics, hospitals, and private practice and prescribes to an integrative approach in therapy that promotes unique individual strengths.
Dr. Palmer obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Washington, DC. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the VA Maryland Health Care System/University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Medicine Consortium. Her clinical training also includes working with pediatric populations at Childrenís National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Prior to becoming a psychologist, Dr. Palmer worked extensively in the field of public health and is passionate about helping families dealing with adjustment issues related to medical conditions or pediatric chronic illnesses. Her experience in public health also lends her ability to work with a diverse clientele in mental health care.
Dr. Palmer is a member of the American Psychological Association Division 53 (Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology) and the American Psychological Associationís Division 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology).
Feel free to contact Dr. Palmer directly:
Emily Sanders, MA, LPC
Emily Sanders is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia. She graduated from Marymount University in 2013 with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She also received her undergraduate degree in psychology from James Madison University in 2011. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and the American Counseling Association.
Mrs. Sanders has worked in a non-profit agency that focused on crisis stabilization for adolescents and their families. She is experienced in individual, family and group mental health treatment and has worked with a variety of clients including those struggling with PTSD, anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviors, suicidal ideations, low self-esteem, and eating disorders. Mrs. Sanders clinical interests include trauma work, relationship issues, and anxiety reduction.
Mrs. Sanders is a practicing Christian and would be happy to incorporate Christian principles into the counseling session if requested.
Feel free to contact Ms. Sanders directly:
Jennifer Speed, MA, LPC
**Ms. Jennifer Speed will not be accepting any new clients until June 2017.
Jennifer Speed is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. She also maintains professional licensure in Maryland and Colorado. Additionally, Ms. Speed is a board approved clinical supervisor in the state of Maryland. She graduated from the University of Denver in 2009 with a degree in Forensic Psychology and obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Mount St. Maryís University in 2007.
Ms. Speed previously provided therapeutic services in a variety of settings including non-profit community mental health centers and correctional facilities. She is experienced in providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents, families, and adults presenting with a wide range of mental health and behavioral disorders. Ms. Speed utilizes a strength-based, CBT approach geared toward helping individuals and families build on the positive attributes they already possess in order to facilitate change.
Ms. Speed specializes in assisting children address mental health symptoms and helping families improve communication and dynamics within the home. Additional specializations include adolescent mental health and behavioral disorders, trauma, military family challenges, and womenís issues.
Feel free to contact Ms. Speed directly:
Donna Thurston, LPC
Donna is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia. She has over 25 years of experience working in mental health counseling. She enjoys working with individuals, couples and families addressing issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, divorce recovery, and a variety of problems with conflict or adjustment. Donna has a heart for helping to resolve conflict in relationships and loves working with adolescents.
Donna graduated from Butler University with a Masterís Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1989. She has practiced in a variety of settings, including private practice, non-profit agencies, and inpatient treatment facilities.
Before moving to Northern Virginia, Donna previously developed a successful faith-based counseling center, worked in an outpatient hospital for adolescents, collaboratively produced Kids Good Grief camp for children, and started H2O (Hope, Healing & Overcoming) recovery programs for individuals struggling with divorce, grief, single parenting, and/or financial trials.
Donna has training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gestalt Methods, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Family and Couples Systems.
Donna is a Christian and happy to incorporate faith-based questions and perspectives into the counseling setting if requested by the client.
Feel free to contact Ms. Thurston directly:
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