The Counseling Alliance of Virginia


  • Individual Counseling

    Individual Counseling

    Individualized care is provided for the adult, teen, or child to overcome presenting obstacles and create change in reaching the client’s fullest potential. Personalized sessions increase awareness and the capacity for self-observation, empathy, change in behavior and cognition, and ability to identify and change patterns that may be having a negative impact on functioning.

  • Family Counseling

    Family Counseling

    Family relationships are recognized as an important factor in psychological health and family well-being. In working with families and the intimate relationships within families, change is nurtured and development is fostered to create a strength-based outcome. Participation by families serves as a catalyst for sustainable solutions and improved functioning. Family therapy aims to support the wider system including development of functional roles, boundaries and relationships between people who may or may not be related.

  • Marital/Couples Counseling

    Marital/Couples Counseling

    It’s only natural that even the strongest relationships get strained at some point and time, resulting in the inability to function optimally. In counseling a partnership or couple can recognize and begin to better manage or reconcile troublesome differences and repeating patterns of distress. Issues and concerns can be explored collaboratively and discussed openly. The couple can adopt conscious changes in the relationship and over time the effectiveness evaluated and improved upon as needed. The rewards of couples counseling can be many, including the skill to implement new coping strategies, improved communication, better understanding of self & partner, a return to operating from the heart center & the joy of being in the relationship, and the satisfaction of balancing the need for intimacy and autonomy within the relationship.

  • Group Counseling

    Group Counseling

    Group Counseling provides a means where the group context and group process is explicitly utilized as a mechanism of change by developing, exploring and examining interpersonal relationships within the group. The group environment promotes safe and supportive conditions for members to take safe risks by extending their repertoire of interpersonal behavior and improving their social skills. Group members achieve a greater level of self-awareness through the process of exchanging feedback on member’s behavior and impact on others. This overlaps with interpersonal learning and supports the achievement of greater levels of insight into the genesis of one’s problems and the motivations that underlie one’s behavior.