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Top Rated Behavioral Health Counselors Around Ashburn, VA

  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Lise V.
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Mr. Tsakounis (Thom) is a skilled and caring therapist. We came to "A Quiet Journey Counseling " center for couples counseling. My husband was very reluctant at first, but quickly found Thom to be a supportive and understanding ally. Feeling like Thom "got " him, and us, allowed our work with Thom to progress quickly. As a mental health therapist myself, I have very high expectations for fellow counselors. Thom met or exceeded my expectations! He is well versed in a number of holistic, cognitive behavioral and Gestalt modalities, and a genuinely caring human being. While my husband and I have more work to do, Thom has supported us and given us new tools to communicate more effectively in our relationship. I reccommend Mr. Tsakounis whole-heartedly!

Cherry Wellness, LLC
from 15 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa M.
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My fiance and I really enjoyed our first meeting for premarital counseling. She was very easy to talk to and seemed able to relate to us and understand us as a couple.

  • 12 years in business

We offer counseling and mental health services for teens and young adults. We provide substance abuse assessments and referral.

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Mindful Way Counseling
from 22 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Austin H.
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After being in a bad way for a fairly long time, I started sessions with Mindful Way Counseling. It was a most beneficial experience, and something I looked forward to. That's a big step considering I did not have the best preconceived notions about it. Denise was very easy to talk to and made me feel at hom right away. 5 stars and thank you Denise

Synergy Health & Wellness
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nancy P.
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Heidi's rare set of skills has been so beneficial to me in my healing journey. I sought her out because of a deep grief I was experiencing along with physical problems such as sleep and skin issues and difficulty losing weight. Her training in psychology , nutrition , exercise science, yoga and counselling have given a holistic approach to our sessions. Through Skype we were able to explore the thoughts and ideas that have not been working for me. Using active listening and pointed questions she was able to help me find answers and peace. She also has such a depth of knowledge in nutrition and herbs that she was able to find just the right combination to resolve my problems. Previous to working with Heidi, I was taking a ton of supplements without getting the results I wanted. She was able to suggest what was right for me, saving me money and tailoring them to my unique needs. I am so grateful for the help she has given me and the ease of the sessions on Skype, right from my own home. She is awesome!!

Keith Miller Counseling LLC
from 2 reviews
  • 24 years in business
Jonah G.
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As a mental health clinician in the DC Area, I can attest to the fact that Keith Miller Counseling is very highly regarded. I refer to them often, and can count on them providing very high quality service.

  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Bob R.
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First she is very professional, punctual. She listens to your need and very attentive to them. Very strong hands and a great personality. I would highly recommend Ms Brooks to anyone needing a Massage

Courageous Life Design
from 3 reviews
    Charles L.
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    Iva Vest became my health coach about 10 months ago. I came to her overweight(277 lbs), depressed and unhappy in my life. I felt had my lost myself to middle age. I was no longer active as I once was, my diet was horrible and no nutritional knowledge. She took me as a client and opened my eyes to a whole new world. Coming to her as a meat eater I was very skeptical about initiating a plant based diet. She has shown me that there is way more to eat than just meat. she will guide thru what to buy at the grocery store with her food tour and will show you how to cook with her immense library of recipes. She will personally guide you through your journey to becoming the person you are inside. She will guide you through enlightment with her in depth knowledge of yoga, reiki training, and personal counseling. Today I am happy to say I am down to 225 lbs and I am on my way to achieving my goal and I feel so much better. I will continue to have Iva has my personal coach and would recommend her services to anyone.


    Each year, millions of Americans suffer from mental health disorders. Some disorders are documented but many are not. Unfortunately, these individuals and their families suffer further because of a lack of exposure to informed resources to help them move into fulfilling and productive lives. Bridging the Gap Family Services is a reputable private behavioral health organization serving Northern Virginia. We are committed to stabilizing families by breaking the vicious cycle of behavioral health diagnosis in generation after generation. While this may appear hopeless and daunting to some individuals, we know that anything is possible when you genuinely focus on servicing the core issue(s) of those in need. Bridging the Gap Family Services' mission is to equip individuals of our community with skills to achieve social independence. Our vision is to preserve the family system through providing individual and family therapeutic coaching, role definition, community linkages, education and mentorship. Our goal is to empower the communities we serve. Bridging the Gap Family Services provides intensive in-home services to "at-risk" children/adolescents ages 5 to 18. The focus of these services is to assist individuals who are a public safety risk, have serious mental illness, emotional dysfunctions and substance abuse disorders, and diagnosed as at-risk of hospitalization, homelessness, isolation from social supports, suspended or expelled from school for behavioral related occurrences or entering the criminal justice system.

    • 2 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Kristina R.
    Verified review

    Kristen was absolutely excellent. She helped me with writing, coaching, creating documents, even job searching for me. I hired her for career coaching, and evolved the services offered into my behavioral health issues. Counseling starts with trust, and I have yet to have a better experience, a more honest experience, and a more professional experience.

    • 16 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Mai-Li I.
    Verified review

    Jesse is always to be counted on for inspiration and advice. He is available to answer questions about health, fitness and general well being without seeming condescending. A fantastic resource.


    Work Life Urgent Care offers on-site mental health specialists who assess, treat and diagnose mental health and substance use disorders. We also offer community lectures on various medical and mental health issues. This service sets us apart from any other urgent care center in the region.

    • 25 years in business

    I am a licensed professional counselor in private practice. I have a full-service (Physical - Time Share) office located on K Street NW in Washington, DC, and also an outreach services (virtual) office located on the Internet. This gives more flexibility and convenience for my clients; although, the types of services provided through the Internet (virtual) office are less comprehensive. This approach allows me to offer both a highly accessible, while less traditional, setting to receive counseling services and the more traditional face-to-face setting when needed. I look forward to working with you!


    I develop individual treatment plans for mental health patients. I conduct weekly individual, marriage, family and group therapy sessions with children, adolescents, and adults diagnosed with a variety of disorders including adjustment disorders, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, dysthmic disorder, anxiety disorders, cognitive disorders and borderline personality disorder. I conduct visits and telephone contacts to evaluate appropriateness of program centers for referral sources. I conduct screening and evaluation for referral sources to initiate short-term or long-term service to facilitate appropriate treatment. I complete mental health assessments and identifies the juncture of medical treatment and therapy based on clinical diagnosis. I conduct community and home visits with clients to build rapport and establish required treatments. I provide 24/7 emergency crisis counseling for clients within the parameters of established policies and procedures.


    I am a licensed counselor and life coach trained in evidence-based methods which promote individual resilience and guide people toward living a life based on their values. I have an MBA and an MSW. I have been in business and in mental health, so I have both the practical and more theoretical perspectives in my toolkit. I have seen both sides, so I am effective at collaboratively crafting a more meaningful and realistic path for people who are stuck or who have invested in forging a different and more authentic path in life and work.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jack R.
    Verified review

    Excellent therapist, very insightful and works to accommodate my schedule for appointments.

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    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What is a psychologist?

    A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

    A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

    • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
    • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
    • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
    • Overcoming addictions.
    • Managing chronic illness.
    • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

    What are the types of psychologists?

    Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

    • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
    • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
    • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
    • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
    • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
    • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
    • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
    • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
    • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
    • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
    • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
    • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
    • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
    • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
    • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
    • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
    • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
    • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
    • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

    How much do therapists cost?

    If you are experiencing a challenging time, have mental health difficulties, or just want professional guidance as you move through life, a therapist can provide relief, tools and structure. The national average cost for a therapist is $80-$100 per hour, although prices may be higher or lower depending on geographic location and the experience and training of the therapist.

    Psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists are all health professionals who offer various modalities of therapy. Ask questions about the type of therapy they specialize in (such as cognitive or behavioral, etc.) and their area of expertise (such as grief, anxiety, body image disorders, etc.) to help you find the right fit for your needs. Therapy sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long.  The patient usually meets with the therapist in their office; sessions may also be held remotely (via Skype, etc.) or in a clinical setting. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists who have earned advanced degrees will typically charge higher rates than other licensed therapists. Depending on your diagnosis, your health insurance may cover your therapy costs.

    Can a clinical psychologist write prescriptions?

    To be able to write a prescription, a clinical psychologist must practice in a state that permits them to do so, and must either have a master’s degree in psychopharmacology or have completed the required advanced training program. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), five states currently permit psychologists to write prescriptions: Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana. Many psychologists who are not able to write prescriptions work in partnership with psychiatrists, pediatricians or primary care doctors to help their patients who need medication.

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