Dr. Paula Rainer, Counseling in Herndon, Virginia, 20171

Dr. Paula Rainer

Dr. Paula Rainer

Professions: Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 0701007089
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

Fees: $100 per hour for an individual or family session
$120 per hour for the intake session
$50 per hour for an annual wellness checkup
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


13800 Coppermine Road
Herndon, Virginia 20171

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My Approach to Helping

I have decided to enter the profession of counseling for my deep compassion and empathy for people who have worked hard to resolve emotional and psychological pain, but they need defined tools and a person to guide them. It is my objective to help you to break the boundaries of isolation, chaos, unhealthy internal dialogue, and procrastination. Good people who look forward to reconnecting with their internal peace, fun, and freedom from depression and anxiety will feel a sense of relief and power to use tools independently. A decision to go to therapy is a goal to finally change your path to a higher foreground to experience life with an elevated and joyful purpose.

More Info About My Practice

Cognitive behavioral, mindful, and reality therapy tools are proactively given to teens and adults to manage anxiety and depression so their socialization, work habits, and short and long-term goals are not adversely impacted.
Since 2005 I have worked with teens to resolve issues with parent relationships, depression, anxiety, bullying encounters, teacher conflicts, and IEP navigation in schools. I have also specialized in helping married couples to reestablish their love, respect, shared roles, common goals and ability to hear the other person's perspective.

What Makes up a Problem?

All of us experience stuck points in our life. Sometimes we have used everything to fix the problem, but our methods or the people around us are triggering the problem even more. You need to learn how to use the internal power source inside of you to stop self-defeating thoughts and a response to outside triggers that stop you from meetings your needs. People are not aware when they are deep in a problem that all of the solutions rest inside of them. The therapy process guides them to using their internal tools to deal with the problem head-on.

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Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I service teens, adults, and couples who are experiencing depression and anxiety that impacts their personal, career, and school life. My strength is in restoring marriages that are fragmented and supporting individuals who want to empower themselves over life roadblocks.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
  • Drama Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Transactional Analysis
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