Deborah Vara

MA, Licensed, Resident-In-Counseling

Deborah Vara

MA, Licensed, Resident-In-Counseling

Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Kimberly Milam, LPC
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: $100-$115hr regular session fee, $125.00 intake fee
In-Network Providers: Aetna, Anthem, Carefirst (Please view full list on our website)
Out-of-Network Providers: (Please view full list on our website)
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


10432 Balls Ford Road
Suite 300
Manassas, Virginia 20109

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My Approach to Helping

Making the choice to start therapy is a very difficult decision. I provide empathy and unconditional positive regard, while challenging people to promote growth and change. Make the next step today to have a free phone consultation or email I am accepting new clients at this time. During COVID-19, I am accepting existing and new clients for online or teletherapy. Online platforms used are, Zoom, or Skype.

More Info About My Practice

My previous 16 years of work experience were in the government contracting field. After 10 years in the industry, I made the choice to do what I love, which is to help people. After 6 years in school, I graduated with my masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in May 2019. As a Licensed, Resident-in-Counseling, I work under the supervision of Kimberly Milam, LPC. Please contact me for availability.

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

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, GriefLoss, Adjustment issues, Pre-Marital, Marital Issues, Self-Esteem, Life Events, Life Challenges, Divorce, Separation, Bipolar, Self-Care, Career Change, Adolescent Issues.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is to guide you through the therapeutic process, to provide a safe space, encourage communication, and help you to reach your goals. I provide a non-judgmental and relaxing atmosphere to process feelings, encourage change.

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

Making the decision to enter therapy is a personal decision. Most clients are anxious and nervous about their first therapy session, and whether or not this is the right step for them. Please do not hesitate to communicate your feelings with me during the free phone consultation..

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Children-Ages 6-12
    Adults-All Ages

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Journal Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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