Work with a Practicing Psychologist at Thriveworks Alexandria, VA

Work with a Practicing Psychologist at Thriveworks Alexandria, VA

Alex has been feeling anxious lately. She’s never been an anxious person, but ever since she graduated college she’s been experiencing this out-of-control worry. For the majority of the day, she feels uneasy: at work, at the grocery store, with friends and family. The only time she feels calm and relaxed is when she’s at home by herself. Alex doesn’t understand why she’s feeling this way or what to do about it. But she knows she’s sick of feeling this way and has to find a way to reduce or manage this anxiety.

A psychologist can help Alex analyze her anxiety, better understand where it stems from, and manage it. They can accomplish this in therapy, with medication, or using both forms of treatment! The course of treatment would depend on Alex’s specific needs, of which her psychologist can better determine when they get to know her. This is but one instance in which a psychologist can prove beneficial. In addition to assisting in the case of a mental illness, they can help people resolve relationship issues, manage their stress levels, work through troubling emotions, and so much more.

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” –Carl Rogers

If you’re suffering mentally and/or emotionally, consider working with a psychologist at Thriveworks Alexandria, VA. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health, and maintaining it sometimes means working with a mental health professional—just as maintaining your physical health sometimes means working with a doctor! We want to help you keep your mind happy and healthy—so, if you need help overcoming a mental health challenge or another life problem, consider reaching out. You can schedule an appointment with one of our psychologists by calling (703) 828-9054.

Should I Work with a Psychologist? How Can a Psychologist Help Me?

Psychologists are uniquely equipped to help their clients in many different circumstances. In the example above, they are able to help Alex tackle her anxiety: they can help her analyze her symptoms, better understand why she’s feeling anxious, and find a way to better manage her anxiety. That said, a psychologist’s clients need change on an individual basis. They can help the following people, too:

  1. John and Cassandra have been fighting nonstop for days. They’re mostly petty arguments, but they both know that something more serious is at the root of their fights. A psychologist can help them have this difficult conversation, work through the problem at hand, and get back to a happier, healthier relationship.
  2. Sandy has always been close with her grandmother—she’s been her best friend since she was 12. Now that she’s no longer here, Sandy doesn’t know what to do. She has no drive to go to work, she has no desire to talk to her other family members, and she’s starting to feel depressed. A psychologist can assist her through her painful feelings and help to ensure she grieves her loss properly.
  3. Dax hasn’t worked in years. He’s been a stay-at-home dad since his 5-year-old was born, but now he’s back in an office setting. Dax is excited for this change, but he also isn’t sure how to get back in the groove of things. He struggles to strike up conversations with his younger coworkers and he isn’t confident in his abilities at this new job. A psychologist can help Dax transition. They can work with him through any difficult feelings he might experience and also build his confidence.
  4. Sammi came home to her house on fire. She lost everything but her two cats, who thankfully made it out alive. A few months later, she still has nightmares about the event. And she’s took scared to leave her new home because she fears that it will catch fire if she doesn’t keep a watchful eye on it. A psychologist can help Sammi work through these symptoms of PTSD and move forward, away from her traumatic experience.

These are just a few additional example of when and how a psychologist can prove valuable. If you’re in a tough spot or struggling in any way, please reach out to a professional.

Schedule an Appointment at Thriveworks Alexandria, VA

The professional guidance, support, and insight that you could receive from a Thriveworks Alexandria psychologist can help you improve your life in its entirety. If you’re struggling or you think there’s room for improvement, please consider reaching out. We can set you up with a mental health professional as soon as today or tomorrow. We have both in-person and online appointments available. To schedule, just call (703) 828-9054.

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Great Experience

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My daughter's dad and I had a few sessions with Dee Jacobi-Edwards and she was great. She was very neutral and honest with both of us when it came to our disagreements and downfalls. She was also extremely patient with us throughout our sessions. I would absolutely recommend Dee.
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A truly dedicated professional

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I have been battling anxiety and depression for years, and Mary Alice Fields has helped me finally find some relief. She is dedicated to helping her clients live their best possible life, and she has helped me gain some peace in my life. I know she has help countless others, and I would highly recommend her to anyone who suffers from depression or anxiety issues.
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Mary Alice was excellent to work with. I highly recommend!
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Not only does Mary Alice perform her duties in an exemplary manner following all protocols, she does so with empathy and caring.
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MaryAlice is a talented counselor who helped me tremendously.
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Lolita is a very thoughtful therapist. She also has a good understanding of children as she worked with my son at the ages of 15 & 16. She was an advocate for him, and she was eager to work with him in goal-setting, which my husband and I appreciate very much. We may continue to seek our her assistance in the future should our needs change. Thank you for all of your help.
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Can’t thank you enough

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I was skeptical at first to open up to a complete stranger and express my problems and thoughts but Gelila made me feel completely comfortable within the first couple of sessions. She is very kind, a good listener, and extremely helpful. I have been talking to her for a couple of months and I feel instantly relieved of stress after our sessions. I can’t thank her enough for helping me out through tough times.
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Rebecca Fry is amazing

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Rebecca has been my therapist for almost a decade and I can not recommend her enough. She is thoughtful and caring, while also great at challenging and giving direct recommendations on how to deal with issues. She even stayed with me after I moved out of the area and worked to figure out a remote option. She has worked with me through many issues and remained a valuable resource I can rely on.
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Rebecca is incredible!

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I can't speak highly enough of Rebecca Fry - she is compassionate, patient, attentive, and encouraging. She is celebratory of growth and honest in her feedback without ever being critical or judgmental. For someone who was fearful of entering therapy, she embraced me with warmth and understanding. She has helped me tremendously by equipping me with practical coping mechanisms that are manageable and realistic but challenge unhealthy habits when necessary. On top of her professionalism - Rebecca is so easy to relate to and never makes me feel like I have anything to be ashamed of. She cares deeply for her patients and wants to help them lead healthier lives. She is an absolute treasure and I can't recommend her highly enough!!
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Highly Recommend Kayla Barnoski

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I would highly recommend Kayla Barnoski as a therapist. She is caring and knowledgeable. She listens and works with you to find a solution that works for your individual situation. She has experience with many age groups and is a hard worker. You will not be disappointed.
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Only one session so far, but it’s going well.

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Only one session so far, but it’s going well.
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I love Lisa Cornelius!

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I love my sessions with Lisa Cornelius! She helps me to work through issues and is just a fantastic listener!
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Lisa is great!

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Lisa is great! Easy to relate to and very helpful. I appreciate her flexibility as well.
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Loving my therapist!

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Loving my therapist!
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Great Counselor – Lisa Cornelius

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I'm so glad I found Lisa. She's an awesome therapist, and I really enjoy my visits with her!
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So far so good!!!!

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    Alexandria, VA 22310

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    Saturday:7AM-6PM
    Sunday:8AM-5PM

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