113 S St Asaph St #2, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314, United States
Established January 2015
Are you ready to make the reach for help? Heather Smith, licensed professional counselor (LPC) and certified therapist of Insight Counseling of Alexandria, LLC, specializes in helping people feel better about themselves and their relationships. It is her priority to create an atmosphere of safety and connection. Zero judgment.
People often contemplate counseling for some time before they actually make the call. Perhaps you’ve been worried about your relationship or you are personally struggling.
Heather Smith, LPC, specializes in specific niche areas: marriage counseling (couples counseling) and depression treatment, including issues related to depression and anxiety, and trauma treatment, including therapy for PTSD and complex trauma.
With specialized training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) for marriage counseling and couples counseling, Heather Smith, LPC, joins alongside couples to help them re-experience their relationship in a new and revitalizing way. At Insight Counseling of Alexandria, LLC, EFT marriage counseling is the chosen model for effective couples counseling.
With Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) couples learn how current patterns of interaction are preventing connection and intimacy. By creating a new pattern of interaction and a new way of relating to one another, couples revive in their joy and love for one another.
As for individual counseling, Heather Smith, LPC, helps clients with symptoms of depression and or anxiety. Often depression and anxiety carry with it additional components, such as self-harming or self-injurious behavior, suicidal ideation, substance abuse, eating disorder behavior and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Clients with such difficulties often have trouble sleeping, excessive worry, negative thinking, troubled relationships, social isolation, inattention and concentration problems. Through psychotherapy by Insight Counseling of Alexandria, LLC, Heather Smith, LPC, helps her clients regain the ability to manage thoughts and know how to identify and ward off panic or depression cycles.
While many people are not familiar with the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Complex Trauma, Heather Smith, LPC, of Insight Counseling of Alexandria, LLC, is passionate about educating both clients and the public regarding the commonality of this experience. Heather Smith, LPC, specializes in providing safe, private therapy for the treatment of trauma.
In the treatment of trauma, Heather Smith, LPC, helps clients learn stabilizing skills to retrain the brain how to soothe and distinguish between actual threat and non-threatening scenarios. Preparing you with an understanding of PTSD and the skills for coping with the triggers of trauma, Heather Smith, LPC, begins the journey of helping you recover your story.
Insight Counseling of Alexandria, LLC is a private pay practice. Being a private pay practice, Heather Smith, LPC, offers you a more private experience wherein diagnosis, treatment plans and progress notes are not reviewed by your insurance company. Furthermore, because we are a private pay practice, you are not limited to a certain number of counseling sessions or a type of intervention that does not fit your therapy needs. Many clients are able to receive out-of-network reimbursement from their insurance plan. Counseling sessions are 50 minutes and cost $150. Heather Smith, LPC, offers free 15-minute initial consultations.
Insight Counseling of Alexandria, LLC, opened in 2015 with the purpose of providing a platform for clients to gain clarity and emotional connection to their current and past experiences in order to improve future relationship to oneself and others. Heather Smith, LPC, has always had a passion for helping others realize a more fulfilling life. With the vision that all people can grow and improve, Heather Smith, LPC, looks forward to meeting you!
Call me at 703-457-6828, e-mail me at Heather@InsightCounselingAlexandria.com or contact me using the contact form at www.InsightCounselingAlexandria.com/contact-me. I invite you to view my therapist profiles, both on GoodTherapy.org (www.goodtherapy.org/therapists/profile/heather-smith-20150907) and on Psychology Today (https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/prof_detail.php?profid=255059). You may also connect with me at Facebook.com/InsightCounselingAlexandria.
When you are ready to reach for help, reach for the licensed professional counselor in Alexandria with the training to provide the therapy you need, and the compassion to counsel with confidentiality, safety and a true sense of connection. Please contact Heather Smith, LPC, of Insight Counseling of Alexandria, LLC, for marriage counseling, couples therapy, PTSD and trauma treatment, and help for depression and anxiety, so that you may live a happier life.
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