An essential part of our overall wellness includes caring for our mental health. Here at the Wellness Center, we want to address your physical and mental health. We have several licensed professional therapists who see children, teens, adults, couples, and families. Each therapist has their individual specialties including help for: depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, anger, grief and loss, life transitions, divorce, loneliness, shame, perfectionism, social anxiety, and self-image. Several of our therapist accept CareFirst Insurance. We also have some therapists who offer counseling from a Christian perspective while integrating clinically proven therapeutic modalities.
Angela Gilmour, LCSW
You're anxious all the time. You've been down for weeks and you're wondering if you'll ever feel like yourself again. You are told you are “too sensitive” and need thicker skin. You keep losing your temper with your family or fighting with your spouse—or worse, you've stopped talking completely. You know you need help but where do you start? You feel embarrassed and wonder, "Why can't I just pull myself together like everyone else seems to be able to do?" I get it. And I've been there too. Life is hard, and messy, and sometimes it just feels like things won't ever get better. But it has to... you can't go on like this, right? I can help walk you out of this... this is what I do.
I help my clients find hope and freedom from the struggles preventing them from enjoying life and living out their purpose.I strive to share the truth we so desperately need and the grace/encouragement we can't change without.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia. I earned a Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis in 1995. During that time, I also completed course work in Biblical Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary. I utilize evidenced-based therapy techniques, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy integrated with a Christian perspective for those who want it. My goal is to use my training, experience, and skills to walk alongside each person. In 2017, I co-authored a book/workbook called Untangled—a Christian-based book about finding our purpose and getting untangled from the struggles that keep us from fulfilling it.
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Joy Koeppen, LCSW Joy is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Virginia. She graduated with her Master’s degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1998. She has worked for over 20 years in a variety of settings including healthcare, public schools and private practice working primarily with adults, parents of children with special needs, individuals with disabilities and family caregivers. Her personal and professional experiences and Christian worldview have all contributed to her skill set that enhances her clinical work. Clients who seek therapy struggle just like we all struggle. Some of the more unique challenges Joy’s clients face are a result of major, life-changing events or transitions. But sometimes events are just the catalyst that leads individuals to seek another perspective. Anxiety and depression are very real concerns for most people, but when they keep us from moving forward, it can be very helpful to seek another perspective from someone outside of family or friends.
Joy offers practical tools and strategies for managing emotions that are effective and life-changing. The tools she teaches are proven, practical and easy to learn. Joy works with her clients to identify strategies that are meaningful to them and customizes the tools and techniques to best fit the needs her clients identify for themselves. Joy looks to her clients to develop their own goals for change and assists them with their efforts by utilizing therapy tools such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
Are you looking for a therapist who understands that life is hard? Are you seeking a trained listener who is also genuine, experienced and has a wealth of ideas to offer with your specific interests in mind? If this sounds like a good fit for you, please reach out to Joy for more information about her practice.
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Are you searching for ways to build a healthier relationship with yourself or someone in your life? Maybe you are experiencing a stressful, life changing event that is impacting your wellbeing. You may be feeling like you are in the midst of a crisis. Or perhaps you are at a crossroads in your life. Whatever has brought you here at this moment, you’ve taken the first step toward change. We can work together to develop a solid plan to help you through this time in your life. Finding solutions to problems, addressing negative thoughts, reducing anxiety, and increasing contentment are some of the goals we can reach. My clinical experience includes adults, adolescents, families and couples.
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Karla Mettling, LCSW Karla graduated from University of Central Florida in 2003 and has been in practice for 15 years. Her clinical experience includes providing counseling services to children, adolescents, women and families. She has worked with individuals, groups and families in outpatient settings and schools. Karla is also able to provide counseling from a Christian perspective while integrating clinically proven therapeutic modalities.
Everyone experiences life circumstances that are difficult. Moments of feeling overwhelmed with daily stresses, relationship struggles, grief and loss, or life transitions, often result in a need for change and healing. It is a privilege to come alongside clients as they tell their stories and provide them support as they reach their goals. As a therapist, I apply a client-centered, integrative approach towards counseling. My goal is to support and utilize a client's strengths in moving towards healing and growth. It is my goal to ensure that clients are always given a warm, empathetic environment where they feel safe and heard. As a therapist I want to help client's uncover their strengths, accompany them on their journey of healing, and empower them with the tools they need to navigate life's challenges, relationships, and experiences.
There are times when life seems overwhelming. You struggle to meet the demands placed on you by other and the demands you place on yourself. You find yourself struggling with issues of depression, anxiety, grief and stress which manifest in relationship problems with partners, parents, co-workers, and children. You have a sense that things could be better. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I can help you on this journey. I will work with you on creating a goal and a plan to work towards growth and healing.
My clinical experience includes providing counseling services to children, adolescents, teen mothers, adults, couples and families. I have worked with clients one on one, groups and families in outpatient settings. My goal is to provide counseling and therapy in a safe environment so we can work together on improving your mental well-being.
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