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 #2 is located at:
7001 Heritage Village Plaza, Suite 210
Gainesville, VA 20155
Phone: 703-754-0636

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 life’s 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. It’s 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 that’s 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:

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.

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 child’s 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.

Art Therapy:

We offer a range of services designed specifically for individuals to heal from traumatic experiences and develop healthy coping strategies through art.

Christian Counseling:

We believe that faith and spirituality can be powerful tools for healing and growth. Our counselors integrate Christian principles and values into their counseling approach, providing guidance and support to help individuals and families grow in their faith and achieve their goals.

Online Therapy:

Our online therapy sessions provide adult and adolescent individuals with one-on-one counseling sessions that are tailored to their unique needs in the comfort on their own home.

Other Issues Addressed:

Life Enrichment Counseling Center has experienced clinical staff members who are skilled in psychotherapy.
Below is a partial list of issues addressed:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Marital Conflicts
  • Parent-Child Conflicts
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Women’s Issues
  • Infertility
  • Stress Management
  • Grief Counseling
  • Spiritual Counseling

Counselors & Therapists at The Gainesville, VA Life Enrichment Counseling and Therapy Center

  • Beverley Boothe, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW

    (Gainesville #1, Gainesville #2, Online Therapy)

    Not Currently Accepting New Clients

    Dr. Beverley Boothe is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Virginia. Dr. Boothe established Life Enrichment Counseling Center in April 2005 in Gainesville, VA. She provides therapy to adults at Life Enrichment Counseling Center.

    Dr. Boothe has a Ph.D. in Counseling and Psychological Studies from Regent University, a Masters of Social Work degree from Howard University, and undergraduate degrees in Social Work and Psychology from York University. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the American Counseling Association, and the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors.

    Dr. Boothe has worked as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1993. She has worked in private, non-profit, and government agencies serving children, adolescents, adults, and families. Dr. Boothe has experience in providing therapy to adolescents, individuals, couples, and families from a holistic perspective.

    At Life Enrichment Counseling Center, she specializes in working with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, and relationship issues. Dr. Boothe is able to incorporate Christian principles in the counseling session if requested. (Dr. Boothe is not accepting new clients at this time).

  • Babak Alidoosti, MS, LMFT

    (Gainesville #1, Gainesville #2, Online Therapy)

    Not Currently Accepting New Clients

    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 Master’s 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. Alidoosti’s main goal is to assist clients in navigating through the difficult issues for which they are seeking therapy, while cultivating lasting and significant change.

  • Kent Jensen, MSW, MPA, Social Work Supervisee

    (Alexandria, Gainesville #2, Online Therapy)

    Kent Jensen is a Social Work Supervisee who obtained his master’s degree in social work from the University of Oklahoma. Additionally, he completed a master’s degree in public administration also from the University of Oklahoma and is a graduate of an intensive one-year international studies program from the Japanese National Institute for Defense Studies. Mr. Jensen received his bachelor’s degree from Utah State University in fine arts.

    Prior to joining the Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Mr. Jensen provided clinical services focused on adults ages 17 and above utilizing a holistic strengths-based approach. At Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Mr. Jensen specializes in working with individuals and couples experiencing difficulties due to trauma, life transitions, depression, anxiety, or conflict in their relationships. He is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Motivational Interviewing.

    Mr. Jensen is fluent in Japanese and conversant in Mandrin Chinese. He has lived, studied, and worked around the world including foreign study programs in Germany, France, and Japan. He is also a U.S. Army veteran with experience in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. Mr. Jensen uses his life experience and unconditional positive regard to help him build rapport and gain an understanding of his client’s struggles, adversities, and hopes for the future. He has served the community by volunteering extensively with various non-profit organizations to serve the mental and physical health needs of its members. Mr. Jensen is able to incorporate faith-based principles in the counselor sessions when requested.

  • Shevy Kana, MA, LPC

    (Gainesville #2, Online Therapy)

    Dr. Shevy Kana is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the States of Virginia and Nebraska. She provides therapy to adults and adolescents, at Life Enrichment Counseling Center. Dr. Kana received her Doctor of Education: Community care and counseling; marriage and family from Liberty University. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Grace University in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Kana has an undergraduate degree in Theology, majoring in Education, from Singapore Bible College. She also has a diploma in Human Resources Management and has over 10 years of Management experience in Human Resources. Dr. Kana has worked in private and non-profit agencies and takes a holistic approach to providing therapy. She utilizes a wide range of researched based tools, often working with relationship approaches, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), mindfulness, solution focused, play therapy and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

    Dr. Kana’s areas of experience include working with individuals with anxiety related disorders, depression, Bipolar, PTSD, stress, sex and love addiction, grief, anger management, life changes, and challenges with work and career goals. In addition, she works through the Marriage Healing Center with couples that are in conflict, struggling with communication, infidelity, or porn addiction of a spouse. She is trained in Gottman level 1 & 2 marriage counseling methods and is certified in Prepare/Enrich. She is also certified as a porn addiction counselor. Dr. Kana offers Christian Counseling with sound, biblically based values if requested.

     

  • Dr. Courtney Shaughnessy, PsyD., MA, LPC

    (Gainesville #2, Online Therapy)

    Dr. Shaughnessy completed her Masters and PsyD for Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Rivier University in Nashua, NH as well as two bachelor degrees in Social Work and Psychology at Curry College in Boston, MA. She had the opportunity to work at Landstuhl Medical Regional Center in Landstuhl Germany, as well as other private agencies. She has experience with individuals, couples, adolescents, and groups. Dr. Shaughnessy has experience with adjustment/transition issues, family conflicts, recognizing expectations, LGBTQ, as well as depression, anxiety, OCD, and ADHD. Dr. Shaughnessy aims to break down wants, needs, understanding, and acceptance in relationships.

    Dr. Shaughnessy is certified in trauma counseling. She also employs different counseling methods based on the needs of her clients. Dr. Shaughnessy is also trained in several evidence-based treatments including Cognitive behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused short-term therapy, and psychodynamic therapy.

    Dr. Shaughnessy has been recognized through the Society for Brain Mapping for her clinical work recognizing motivational behavior. At Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Dr. Shaughnessy will serve adults using a variety of treatment modalities as needed.

  • Kenni Walker, LPC

    (Gainesville #2, Online Therapy)

    Kenni Walker, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. She received her master’s degree in Counseling from Capella University in 2014. She also holds a Master’s in Business Administration. Kenni appreciates the notion that success is a matter of one’s perspective based on their life’s efficacy and satisfaction.

    Kenni has worked with a variety of populations to include women (issues), adolescents, LGBTQ, sex positive, re-entry, the terminally ill, and various culturally diverse groups.

    At Life Enrichment, Kenni utilizes an eclectic approach of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy combined with a myriad of treatments to include, but are not limited to, Holistic, Solution Focused, Reality, Dialectical, multicultural, positive psychology and mindfulness, among other proven applications. Kenni’s philosophy is that there is no one way to treat anyone and her approaches are just as unique to the individual client.