Individual Psychotherapy (Counseling), Family Therapy, & Couples Counseling / Marriage Counseling
There’s no sidestepping it–life can be overwhelming. Whether it’s challenges at work, home, or in relationships, it’s easy to feel like we’re barely keeping our heads above water. Add to that symptoms of anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues, and life becomes even more difficult. That’s where our therapists come in.
Our providers are highly trained, compassionate therapists and board-certified psychiatrists well-versed in diagnosing and treating a variety of mental health conditions and sources of distress. We work with clients (ages 13 and above, dependent upon the provider) to help to define your goals for treatment and to devise a personalized treatment plan.
Kristin Harkins, LMFT is also available for couples counseling / marital therapy and family therapy, and our two board-certified psychiatrists, Ryan Shugarman, M.D. and James Rives, M.D., are available for medication management.
Though our therapists come from unique backgrounds and disciplines, we are all highly dedicated to helping you achieve your goals!
Mood symptoms and disorders (e.g., depression, bipolar disorder):
Our mental health counseling practice can provide psychotherapy to treat depression and dysthymia utilizing cognitive behavioral techniques, supportive psychotherapy, and psychodynamically-informed psychotherapy to improve your quality of life, relationships, and general well-being. Our psychiatrists are also available to provide medication management for depression and bipolar disorder for clients ages 16 and older.
If anxiety has taken over your life, we provide evidence-based psychotherapy for anxiety to identify the sources of your anxiety and help you to better cope with your specific triggers. Our psychiatrists are also available to provide medication management for anxiety-related conditions to clients ages 16 and older.
Our therapists in Alexandria, VA are available to provide grief counseling in the D.C. area or to assist in dealing with stressful situations over which you have little control.
If you are experiencing unwanted, intrusive thoughts and/or compulsive behaviors, we offer support and cognitive therapy in Alexandria so you can learn to manage your symptoms and live a more normal life. Our psychiatrists are also available to provide medication management for OCD to clients ages 16 and older.
Cognitive and behavioral techniques can help you to diminish detrimental behaviors that you may be experiencing.
If trauma has left behind emotional scars, our metro D.C. counseling and psychotherapy center offers a wide range of treatment options to help you to overcome the effects of a challenging past, including trauma-informed psychotherapy, EMDR, supportive psychotherapy, and medication management.
While ADHD is often treated with medication (which our psychiatrists can provide for clients ages 16 and older), our family therapy in Alexandria, VA can teach you how to work with a hyperactive child, communicate better with him/her, and help your child thrive despite his/her difficulties.
Many of the underlying causes of irregular sleep patterns can be addressed via our metro D.C. talk therapy and other psychotherapy services so you can achieve a normal level of rest and experience the benefits that adequate sleep can have upon your life.
Whether in individual psychotherapy, family therapy, or couples counseling / marriage counseling in D.C. and Northern Virginia, Shugarman Psychiatric & Counseling is equipped to address a wide range of issues.
Challenges at work can create stress, anxiety, and depression, but our compassionate therapists offer counseling in Northern VA and the Greater D.C. area to assist you in better managing your personal and professional life.
Problems with irritability, temper, and impulsivity can affect both you and those you care most about. Our treatment options of cognitive-behavioral therapy, family therapy in Northern Virginia, and medication management can help you to gain a sense of control over your temper and its detrimental effects upon your mind, body, and relationships.
Low self-esteem can limit many aspects of your life, and confusion over aspects of your sexual identity can cause distress. If self-esteem or identity issues are affecting you, contact our metro D.C. counseling and psychotherapy center. We are an LGBTQ / LGBTQIA friendly practice.
Shugarman Psychiatric & Counseling offers counseling in Northern Virginia and the Greater D.C. Area to help you to explore your gender identity, feel comfortable in your own skin, and excel in life. We are an LGBTQ / LGBTQIA friendly practice.
Whether sexual dysfunction or relationship issues are at play, we provide individual counseling and couples therapy in Northern Virginia. We also provide psychiatric evaluations and offer medication management of sexual dysfunction when appropriate.
From cognitive therapy to family counseling in Northern Virginia, our team can help you live a sober life and continue with recovery from drug or alcohol addiction.