Gabrielle Anderson

LMFT, RPT-S Practice Owner

Gabrielle Anderson

LMFT, RPT-S Practice Owner

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Creative Arts Therapist, Sex Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapy - 0717001076
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Offices

44081 Pipeline Plaza
#225
Ashburn, Virginia 20147

My Approach to Helping

On-line sessions AND in Person: We see children as young as 3 in a therapeutic play room, art & talk therapy for older children, teens & families & talk therapy for couples & adults. Our center was decorated by a designer and feels calming and professional. If you desire video based therapy, we utilize HIPAA compliant video-session software to make this seamless and easy to use at home, your office or during travel. We have experience with security clearances & other sensitivities.
Trauma, anxiety, relationship difficulties, infidelity, sexual issues, gender struggles, LymePANSPANDAS, chronic illness, depression, the "highly sensitive person" are all specialty areas of the clinicians within the practice. We have Registered Play Therapists, Registered Art Therapists, those who do EMDR, and others who excel in meditation.

More Info About My Practice

We recognize that by the time you look for a therapist AND are willing to pay out of pocket, you need help and you need it NOW. We do not believe in waiting lists and are here to help today. Please reach out either by phone or email We look forward to connecting.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Our center sees children through adults. Below give a sneak peek into our different therapy modalities.

Children: Play & Art Therapy are wonderful ways for children as young as 3 to express their emotions and heal. Having an indirect approach helps children not become too emotionally flooded during the session. Children are able to tolerate their emotions better with a developmentally appropriate approach. ADHD, anxiety, anger, behavior disturbance, divorce, sexual abuse, and loss are examples of why some children come in for playart therapy.

Teens: Some teens enjoy Art Therapy and other just want to talk. We will meet your child wherever she is. Cutting, depression, social issues, trauma, sexual abuse, loss and divorce are examples of why some parents seek out help for their teen.

Individual Adults & Couples: Whether the issue is depression, anxiety loss, chronic illness, distance or discord in a relationship, therapy can help organize the pieces of the puzzle to help you find fulfillment and peace in your life and relationships again. Therapy is not just about reducing the negative, but is also about helping you access the life that you want.

My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'

Our center works with many children and has extensive experience working with adults who have sensitive careers andor significant security clearances. We understand the importance of privacy and do our best to protect yours. One of the reasons we have chosen to be "out of network" for insurance companies is to limit how much your insurance company can learn about you and your private life. Being out of network provides one more layer of protection for you, your child or your spouse. It is important to know that if you choose to involve your insurance company, you will need to be diagnosed with a mental health diagnosis. Although this does not worry some, many feel leary about this and choose to not involve their insurance. I am personally trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist and would forgo diagnosing in most of my cases, but I do so because it is a requirement of every insurance company and every health plan. I struggle with diagnosing clients who are just wrestling with a life issue, transition, loss etc. Your privacy and the privacy of your child are important factors to weigh when you are deciding about therapy. Choosing a practice that can help you navigate it mindfully can pay off greatly in the end. -Gabrielle Anderson, DirectorTherapist

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English
  • Farsi

Groups I Work With

    Play therapy, preschoolers, preschool aged children, child counseling, sexual abuse, molestation, affairs, couples, families, art therapy, sand tray therapy, cutting, anxious, Lyme Disease, PANDAS

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Filial Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Gottman Method
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • InterPlay
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Theraplay
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