Northern Virginia Counseling Center (Counselors | Therapists) serving Alexandria, Fairfax, Gainesville, Manassas, Washington DC., and surrounding areas in Northern Virginia (VA).Life Enrichment Counseling Center offers a variety of professional services designed to provide the most effective care possible for each client. Services most frequently provided are:
Individual psychotherapy: Individual psychotherapy involves meeting with a therapist
one-on-one for the purpose of reducing internal struggles which occurs in the
form of problematic behaviors, beliefs, feelings, and sensations in the body.
Marriage/Couples psychotherapy helps couples, married or unmarried, understand
and resolve conflicts and improve their relationship. Couples therapy gives
couples the tools to communicate better, negotiate differences, problem solve
and resolve conflict in a healthier way.
The focus of the therapy is on the couple's relationship vs. the individual.
Couples therapy can be short term. You may need only a few sessions to help you
work through a crisis. Or you may need couples therapy for several months,
particularly if your relationship has greatly deteriorated. As with individual
psychotherapy, you typically see a therapist once a week. Illness, infidelity,
sex, anger, communication problems can contribute to distress in marriages or
other relationships. Marriage therapy or couples counseling can help resolve
conflicts and heal wounds.
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.
Part of the goal of the therapist is to observe interactions between family
members. Another part is to observe the perception of non-interacting family
members. In addition to observation, the therapist often helps the family
reflect on better ways of communicating with each other. So family counseling
may in part be instruction and encouragement. Family counseling often teaches
family members new and more positive ways to communicate to replace old,
negative communication patterns.
Group psychotherapy or counseling:
Psychotherapy groups are usually organized around a particular issue. Examples
would be health and wellness, adolescent issues, and being single - releasing
past relationship, women support, divorce/separation group. Learn More ...
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.
Other Issues Addressed:
Center has experienced
clinical staff members who are skilled in psychotherapy. Below is a partial list
of issues addressed:
> Marital Conflicts
> Parent-Child Conflicts
> Adolescent Issues
> Women's Issues
> Stress Management
> Grief Counseling
> Spiritual Counseling