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Through the latest COVID-19 surge, we continue to offer in person counseling for those who feel comfortable with in person meetings. Both our office and building procedures have increased our surface hygiene and social distancing requirements. As well, for those who prefer to remain at home due to COVID or who are immunocompromised, we also continue to offer telehealth services. Please let us know what your preference is during your next appointments.

Welcome to Changeworks Family Therapy!

We offer a professional, but inter-personal invitation offered by (trained and professionally certified) psychotherapists aiding our clients to reach their full potential and/or simply to cope better with life’s challenges.

We conduct individual and group therapy in a comfortable, therapeutic environment, characterized with highly trained and certified therapy professionals.therapist patient Our sessions always offer both secure and confidential climates providing clients the confidence to increase both their personal awareness and capacity for self observation, behavioral change and cognition, and also develop insight to their personal situations. We work toward mutually desired results enabling alternative choices of thought, feeling or action; increase sense of well-being and to better manage subjective discomfort or distress. We provide counseling on an individual, couples and in group therapy, engaging couples and entire families.

And although the most effective therapy is traditionally conducted face-to-face within our offices in Reston, Virginia (located within the NOVA Counseling Center office space), we are also Tech Savvy! We conduct our therapy over the telephone, Skype and VOIP teleconferencing technologies.

Psychotherapy Technique

Trained psychotherapists, we use a range of techniques influencing and/or persuading our clients to adapt or change based upon the goals and objectives set by the client proper. We discuss our client’s options in the initial meetings, and then build upon clear thinking options; experiential relationship building; dialogue, communication and adoption of behavior change strategies. Each is designed to improve the mental health of our clients or patients, or to improve group relationships (as in a family).

Now Trained in EMDR Therapy

What is EMDR therapy? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an interactive psychotherapy technique used to relieve psychological stress. It is an effective treatment for trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Speak to Susan Pan or Susie Hanna for details on this technique and determine if it is right for your situation.

Susan Pan is a Level I trained therapist as a Mother Hunger facilitator. This training is based on the work of Kelly McDaniel, author of the book Mother Hunger. Susan offers 8 week groups to help adult daughters understand and heal from lost nurturance, protection, and guidance from their mothers.

Featured Articles:

Perfection or Preach - Diana Santos

Therapeutic Video Tracks:

Vulnerability and Empathy
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Brene Brown Brene Brown studies the human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. She shares a deep insight that sent her on a personal quest to know both her own and Man's vulnerabilities.

Shame - a Source of Broken Behavior
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Brene Brown Dr. Brown identifies shame as an unspoken epidemic and it as a source behind many forms of broken behavior.

EMDR - Tricia Walsh
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Tricia Walsh Tricia Walsh discusses how EMDR can help us better understand ourselves through her personal story of self-discovery.

EMDR Explained
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EMDR Animation Video Screenhot The EMDR Association UK explains what EMDR therapy is in a simple animated format.

Dr. P Carnes-Sexual Addiction
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Dr. P Carnes Dr. Carnes, a leader in the study of sexual addiction, discusses his 40 yr. legacy in the addiction field, the impact of the Internet, and daily stressors.

Technology and Relationships
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Dr. Sherry Turkle Sherry Turkle takes a very interesting look at how technology and communications devices are shaping our modern relationships: with others, with ourselves, and with Technology.

Depression and Anxiety Disorders
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Dr. Hinda Dubin Dr. Hinda Dubin discusses how depression causes feelings of sadness, loss and anger can interfere with everyday life. She discusses the latest treatments for depression and anxiety disorders; like panic attacks, phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorders.