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COVID Safety Update: Yes, we are further expanding our in-office patient therapy. While our office building and waiting room still require face masks, Susan Pan and Susie Hanna are seeing people within their therapy offices without masks if they are 2 weeks out from their full COVID-19 vaccination.

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.

Therapeutic Video Tracks:

Coping with Your Emotions During COVID-19
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Brene Brown Dr. Brene Brown, a research professor and author, explores how the pandemic and its restrictions affect us mentally, and what we can do about it.

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.