Sometimes we feel down and we just don't know the reason why. Or we do know why but we don't know how to fix it. Sometimes we are no longer getting along with the person we love. And sometimes we could just use some extra support.

I am a counselor passionate about helping you and your loved ones overcome challenges, hang-ups, and mental and emotional issues that are preventing you from living freely.

Let's get started. Click here for a free consultation or to schedule an appointment.

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Supervised counseling services in Northern Virginia and online.


I offer two convenient ways to work with clients: in-person and online.

If you would be interested in working together in an office setting, my office is conveniently located at:
Current Location — Through 12/31/18:
DC VA Counseling Psychotherapy
200 Little Falls Street, Suite 306
Falls Church, VA 22046

NEW LOCATION — Staring on 1/1/19!
Free Indeed Counseling
140 Little Falls Street, Suite 214
Falls Church, VA 22046

If you would be interested in working together in an online face-to-face setting, we can arrange sessions using the HIPPA-compliant tool Doxy.  No special equipment is required to use Doxy for our counseling sessions.

I am a resident in counseling in the state of Virginia.  As such, I practice under the supervision of Sharon Watson, LPC, LMFT, LSATP, NCC, ACS & Dr. Sherry Todd, LPC.  Read more about this on my About page.


Dealing with Difficult Emotions 101
Counseling Group
Next group: Begins February 11, 2019 — Enrolling clients now!


Dealing with Difficult Emotions 101 - DBT-based Group Therapy

This is a dialectical behavior therapy-based group that will focus on recognizing, dealing with, accepting, and changing our emotions specifically through the use of the first two DBT skills: mindfulness and distress tolerance.  If you are experiencing intense emotions and it is impacting you negatively (i.e., it is hurting your relationships; you feel out of control or overwhelmed too often; you deal with obsessive, compulsive, or self-destructive behavior; you have difficulty organizing your life; you struggle with transitions, etc.), then this group is for you.  Come to this group with whatever emotions you are feeling and learn how to better cope with them so that you can better show love and understanding to both yourself and to others.  Whether you know the reasons for your difficult emotions or not, come learn how to increase your self-awareness and your understanding of what is going on in the inside, and how to cope with it.  This group will be part psychoeducational and part discussion/processing.

Ideal participants include those who are experiencing intense and difficult emotions, such as anger, sadness, grief, anxiety, depression, etc. I offer both an evening and a daytime group.  New groups are starting all the time; interested participants should contact me for an initial phone screening to ensure that this group is appropriate for them, and then I will provide them enrollment information for the next available group.

Ages:  Adult (18+)
Length of time:  1 morning or evening/week for 6 weeks; 2 hours each session
Next evening group: Mondays 7:30-9:30 PM February 11, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25
Next day group: Wednesdays 10:00 AM-12:00 PM February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20

Cost: $400 + book purchase (approx. $15)
Location: Free Indeed Counseling, 140 Little Falls Street, Suite 214, Falls Church, VA 22046
Format: 2-6 participants per group; to promote group cohesion participants are asked to miss no more than 1 of the 6 sessions
To register or inquire: Contact Crystal Hamling, (757) 293-8792 or crystalhamling@gmail.com

 


Dealing with Difficult Emotions 102
Counseling Group
Next group: Begins February 13, 2019 — Enrolling clients now!


Dealing with Difficult Emotions 102 - DBT-based Group Therapy

This is a dialectical behavior therapy-based group that will focus on recognizing, dealing with, accepting, and changing our emotions specifically through the use of the second two DBT skills:  emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.  It is designed for those who have done the DWDE 101 group and wish to continue learning more DBT-oriented mental health management and coping skills.

Pre-requisite:  Clients interested in joining this group must have completed Dealing with Difficult Emotions 101, which covered the skills of mindfulness and distress tolerance.  I offer both an evening and a daytime group.  Interested participants should contact me to discuss if this group is appropriate for them and for enrollment information for the next available group.

Ages:  Adult (18+)
Length of time:  1 afternoon or evening/week for 6 weeks; 2 hours each session
Next evening group: Wednesdays 7:30-9:30 PM February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20
Next day group: Fridays 10:00 AM-12:00 PM February 15, March 1, 8, 22, 29, April 5

Cost: $400 (plus same book already purchased for DWDE 101)
Location: Free Indeed Counseling, 140 Little Falls Street, Suite 214, Falls Church, VA 22046
Format: 2-6 participants per group; to promote group cohesion participants are asked to miss no more than 1 of the 6 sessions
To register or inquire: Contact Crystal Hamling, (757) 293-8792 or crystalhamling@gmail.com

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