Astrid Bovet

LCSW

Astrid Bovet

LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 0904004001
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Care1st
Fees: $120 per 50-min. session
Sliding scale available.
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

2730 A2 Prosperity Avenue
Fairfax, Virginia 22031

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My Approach to Helping

Welcome! I’m so glad you are reaching out! Finding a therapist who is able to listen and understand your particular needs is key. When I meet with you for the first time, I want to learn who you are as a person. In addition to diagnosis and issues of concern, I want to know your life story. Are there patterns that recur in your life? What are your strengths? What matters to you? Once I have a good understanding, we can decide jointly what approach is likely to help you most.

When you come for counseling, you want to start to feel better right away. By incorporating evidence-based coping skills from the first session, I help folks get some immediate stress relief. At the same time, we will also address any underlying issues to achieve more long-term gains.

More Info About My Practice

I bring 24 years of experience. I vary my approach based on the needs of the individual, but some of the approaches I use include psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, trauma theory, developmental, and client-centered. Most important to me is to treat folks in a way that is supportive and skilled, providing a safe emotional space for you to address hard issues.

I love watching people grow and change, and consider it a privilege to be part of that.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have special expertise in dealing with TraumaPTSD, Womens Issues and Substance Abuse Recovery. I am good at helping folks who have a complex diagnosis or may have been misdiagnosed previously. That said, I am used to working with a wide array of different diagnoses and issues, and enjoy the variety.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I always wanted to work in this field, since I felt that mental health issues are so often misunderstood and misdiagnosed. I have been lucky enough to have worked with a variety of different clients in a variety of different settings. The true joy to me has been watching people grow and change over time, to become more truly themselves and more comfortable in their own skin. I have such respect for the courage and resilience of the folks I have worked with over the years.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

Don't be discouraged. Not every therapist is right for every person. Finding a good fit is key. Trust your gut on this one. I have a lot of experience working with people who have had one or more negative experiences with therapy in the past, and I can honestly say that in most cases I am able to help them have a better outcome. It is important to me as a therapist to make sure the process itself of therapy is as supportive as it can be. Yes, we want to challenge assumptions; but I always want to respect your comfort level.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English
  • French

Groups I Work With

    I am used to working with a very diverse, multicultural population - adults and older teens.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Breakup
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fertility Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

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