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We offer individual therapy for anyone who might be struggling socially or emotionally, with the focus on achieving personal goals of healing and self-improvement. Many pursue individual therapy because of traditional psychological concerns like depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, borderline personality, or adjustment disorder. However, therapy can help with so much more.
Relationship Issues (Communication, Intimacy)
Stress related to Work and Military Service
Bullying and Peer Difficulties
Grief and Loss
Divorce and Separation
If you and your partner struggle with intimacy, trust, or communication - couples counseling can help.
Couples therapy - or couples counseling - is the first line of treatment for relationship issues. You and your partner will have the chance to meet together to work through your difficulties in a safe and confidential space that is free from shaming or blaming.
A few common concerns addressed in couples counseling include:
Divorce or separation
Frequent fighting or arguing
Difficulties related to sex and intimacy
Major life decisions (having children, moving, etc.)
Building blended families (remarriage, connecting with stepchildren, etc.)
Our couple’s therapists are specially trained to pick up on underlying bond-disrupting patterns of communication and expression between couples. Therapy can help you learn to meet one another’s needs, navigate difficult conversations, and rebuild feelings of closeness.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy treatment that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. Clients generally gain insight on their situations, the emotional distress resolves and they start to change their behaviors.
If your teen is struggling - let us help! Most teens have difficulty talking about their problems with family members - especially parents. We provide a space for teens to build a sense of autonomy, self-empowerment, and ownership of their therapy experience.
Therapy for teens - or teen counseling - is designed to help individuals deal with some of the expected difficulties of adolescence (e.g., school stress) as well as the unexpected (e.g., bullying). We work with teens to help them develop effective coping strategies for dealing with difficult thoughts and feelings as they grow into motivated, confident, healthy young adults.
You deserve help, too! We put so much pressure on ourselves - keep steady work, provide for our family, stay in shape, find love, and the list goes on. To make matters worse, adults are taught to be completely independent and self-reliant (especially men), which is why we avoid reaching out for help. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
If you’ve been dealing with feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, worry, or stress - We are here for you. Our private pay system allows clients to keep information about treatment (e.g., diagnoses, treatment plans, & progress) confidential and away from insurance records, as well as giving full control over the treatment process (session scheduling and frequency) to each client.
Additional Therapy Services...
Therapy for Military Service Members
As a psychotherapy practice based in Virginia Beach, we are proud to offer services specifically tailored to the men and women who serve in our military and their families - both active and retired. We recognize that many service members may prefer to keep details about therapy confidential and off of insurance records, and we are able to assist with that through our private pay therapy services.
Therapy for the LGBTQ+ Community
We are committed to helping those who identify within the LGBTQ+ community. We hope to support you through unique stressors, such as family concerns, acceptance among peers, bias and stereotyping in the workplace, and more.
Telehealth and Online Therapy
We offer HIPAA-compliant online therapy for adolescents, teens, and adults to address a wide range of issues. This offers convenience for our clients' schedules and allows us to serve the entire state of Virginia.
Interested in hearing more about Graceful Changes Psychotherapy? Want to learn more about us? Let’s connect – We would love to hear from you.
We believe that - with the right support - you can overcome whatever challenges life has thrown your way. It is not always easy to reach out for help. But when you are ready - We are here for you.
Our hope is that you feel welcomed and encouraged so that we can get started on your wellness journey.
The entire state of Virginia