Counseling Services for Individuals

Also known as psychotherapy, therapy, talk therapy, and treatment.

Our mission at Old Towne Counseling Services is to provide our clients with a safe, comforting, and productive one-on-one therapeutic experience. Our therapists are here to help you overcome a variety of life challenges.
*We are a LGBTQ-IA Safe Place*

ADHD Therapy.

According to the American Psychiatric Association, an estimated 8.4 percent of children and 2.4 percent of adults live with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. There are three types of ADHD: inattentive type, hyperactive/impulsive type, and combined type. No matter which type of ADHD you live with, we have therapists who specialize in helping those with all types of ADHD.

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Anger Management Therapy.

Anger Management therapy doesn’t teach you how to avoid or suppress anger. Our therapists are committed to helping you deal with anger in a safe and productive manner. Simply put, we want you to make better decisions when anger strikes. It’s easier said than done, but with a plan and a lot of practice, we know you can do it. 

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Anxiety Therapy.

Many people experience anxiety before taking an exam, meeting people for the first time, or giving a speech. Anxiety is our normal human response to stress. When anxiety becomes excessive, all-consuming, or interferes with your daily life, it’s likely that some form of an anxiety disorder exists. Our therapists are here to help you overcome anxiety.

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Autism Therapy.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, Autism Spectrum Disorder affects 1 in 59 children born in the United States. Autism is characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication challenges. We have therapists who are certified to provide effective therapeutic services to children, teens, and adults living with Autism.

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Behavioral Challenges Therapy.

Behavioral challenges can be a result of many different underlying conditions. Those with Autism face behavioral challenges, just like those with ADHD. Examples of behavioral challenges include, but are not limited to; shyness, rocking, staring, truancy, and social isolation. If you have questions about behavior, whether controlled or not, please reach out to us and speak with one of our therapists about your behavioral challenges.

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Career Stress Therapy.

According to The American Institute of Stress, job stress is the number one source of stress for American adults, and over the last few decades it has escalated progressively. It’s not uncommon for adults to have their work stress affect their personal life. If the stress of your career affects your personal well-being, we would like to help you.

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Caregiver Therapy.

Being a caregiver has challenges, one of the most common challenges is stress. It’s stressful caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s Disease or a spouse who is disabled. If you’re a caregiver and feeling overwhelmed or depressed, or find yourself eating and sleeping more or less due to stress, or becoming irritable or sad often, there’s a good chance that you’re dealing with caregiver stress. Long-term stress can lead to serious health issues including heart disease, diabetes, and strokes. At Old Towne Counseling Services, we want to help you manage stress and live a happier, healthier life.

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Chronic Illness Therapy.

Therapy can help people manage potentially chronic, or fatal illness. Examples of such illnesses include: diabetes, cancer, and HIV. We want to support those who are living with potentially fatal illnesses and help advocate on behalf of them and their well-being. If you, or someone you know, suffers from a chronic illness and needs support during this phase of life, please give us a call.

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Codependency Therapy.

Codependency is more complex than simply valuing others opinions of yourself more than your own, and making personal sacrifices to please others. Codependency may be holding you back from healthy relationships, self-esteem, and fulfilling your destiny in this world. It’s perfectly fine to work hard to appease others and to take their opinion seriously, but if their opinion of you is becoming your reality, that’s not healthy. Our therapists are here to help you stand strong, make a positive impact on others, and experience a true sense of certainty and independence.

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Coping Skills Therapy.

We help people develop effective coping strategies they can use when facing stress, trauma, and other painful emotions. We want you to live a long healthy life and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

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Co-occurring Disorder Therapy.

Has a mental illness led you, or someone you know, to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol? Or, has the effects of an addiction led to the development of a mental illness? It’s not uncommon for those who use drugs to develop an anxiety disorder, or another mental illness. We’re here to help people live a sober life and cope with the negative effects of prolonged drug use.

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Depression Therapy.

There are over 3 million new cases of adults with clinical depression per year! Depression is common and can be present at any age. Symptoms of depression include, but are not limited to: lack of interest, lack of motivation, fatigue, low energy, sadness, and suicidal thoughts that persist for weeks or longer. Many adults have suffered with depression for the majority of their adult life and after years of suffering, they finally decide to seek help. If you have a feeling that you may be suffering from depression, please come see us. If you’re currently having suicidal thoughts, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Family of Origin Therapy.

Do emotional wounds from your childhood still hurt you as an adult? Are you finding it difficult to love or to trust again because of what happened in the past? Do you have moments when traumatic childhood memories cross your mind and affect your mood negatively? If your family of origin caused you pain, please reach out to one of our therapists. We want to help you overcome those experiences and take steps towards a brighter future.

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First Responders Counseling.

Sometimes, those who put their life on the line every day need someone who can help them when they’re in need. First Responders who experience flashbacks, nightmares, emotional numbness, and sleep issues can find help with one of our therapists.

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Grief and Loss Therapy.

When you lose a loved one, it takes something out of you. When you lose your job after 20 years of working for the same company, it takes something out of you. What do you do after someone or some thing is taken away from you? How do you carry on after a devastating loss? There are many question that those who face a significant loss need to find the answers to. We’re here to help you find those answers, and take steps towards a brighter future.

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Infidelity Therapy.

Whether you’re the victim or the person at fault for betrayal, cheating, or having affairs, our therapists want to help you. We want to help you and your partner resolve issues, and rebuild/repair your relationship or marriage after infidelity. If you need help repairing your relationship with your partner, please schedule your first appointment or give us a call.

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Infertility Counseling.

Infertility can take a toll on women and men emotionally and financially. If you, whether woman or man, are seeking guidance and support regarding infertility, please reach out to us.

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LGBTQ-IA Counseling.

We happily welcome the entire Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual community. We provide therapy and support for those in the GSM and LGBTQ+ community who are experiencing oppression, discrimination, harassment, and marginalization due to their sexual and romantic orientation and/or gender identity. If you fear coming out to your family or need support finding clarity, or if are a victim of verbal and physical abuse and bullying, sexual assault, or social rejection, our therapists are here for you. Here at Old Towne Counseling we have therapists who are either members of, or in full support of, the LGBTQ-IA community. Let us help you walk with pride.

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Life Transitions Threrapy.

It’s tough adjusting to premeditated, positive changes, such as moving to a new town. Some changes are unplanned and unwanted, like becoming a widow. For many adults, these changes can cause stress, fear, feelings of fragility, depression, and sleep issues. If you’re entering a new stage in your life and need someone to support you and help you stay optimistic about your future, please contact us. Our therapists are here to help you welcome new journeys, new challenges, and new memories. Let’s take the next step, together.

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Midlife Challenges Counseling.

Did you know that women are more likely to go through midlife challenges earlier than men, often between the ages of 35 and 44? Mid-life challenges, sometimes referred to as a mid-life crisis, could be caused by aging, changes in appearance, menopause, career regrets, spousal relationships, and other challenges men and women experience in the middle of their life. If you feel hopeless about the second half of your life, feel like you’re stuck or have fewer options for your future, please reach out to us. Our therapists are here to help you embrace maturity and experience some of the best years of your life.

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Mood Disorder Therapy.

Mood disorders are generally characterized as a series of drastic changes in mood that disrupt one’s life. There are three major states of mood disorders: depressive, manic, and bipolar. When your mood starts to have an impact on your social, educational, and work life, it’s time to ask for help as you may be suffering from a mood disorder. In addition to talk therapy, we offer psychological testing and genetic testing to help uncover the causes and solutions to your unique situation. In some cases, therapy alone is enough to treat a mood disorder – it depends on the individual. If you’re looking for a non-judgmental therapist to help you live a more emotionally stable life, please reach out to us.

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Multicultural Therapy.

Multicultural therapy addresses the needs and concerns of those who are considered minorities. Minorities whose race, ethnicity, religion, gender identification, income, disability, or other social factor leads to oppression, racism, and marginalization can find the emotional support and guidance they need at Old Towne Counseling Services.

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OCD Therapy

Obsessive-Compulsive behaviors include fears of contamination, compulsive checking for completion, fears of harming others, ordering and arranging objects in specific ways, and profusely thinking aggressive, violent, or sexual thoughts. OCD therapy typically involves helping people cope with anxiety using a type of cognitive behavioral therapy called Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). If you are experiencing OCD, please contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our therapists.

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Panic Disorder Therapy.

Do you experience sudden episodes of overwhelming anxiety or fear on a regular basis? Those episodes are known as panic attacks. A Panic disorder is a psychiatric disorder that creates sudden moments of panic and fear without a reasonable cause (panic attacks). If you are experiencing panic attacks on a weekly or daily basis, please reach out to us for help. Our therapists are here to support you and help you cope with the feelings of fear and anxiety that lead to panic attacks.

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Co-Parenting Support.

As a parent, it is your responsibility to be there for your child. Unfortunately, when the parents separate, the parenting responsibilities are rarely 50/50. As a result of a divorce, or separation, the children and the parents don’t really know the best way to move forward. We’re here to help you be the best mom or dad that you can be, despite the circumstances. If you need emotional support or guidance with co-parenting, please reach out us.

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Relationships and Social Challenges Therapy.

Do you experience social anxiety or shyness when you’re around other people? We help people overcome social anxiety and self confidence issues that affect their relationships with others. If you would like to feel comfortable in public places or around certain people, please reach out to us by calling or scheduling your first appointment online.

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Stress Management Therapy.

Too much exposure to stress can lead to heart disease, mental health disorders, physical appearance issues, and other health issues that cause more stress… on top of the stress one already encounters. Our therapists want to help you cope with stress, manage stressful times effectively, and ultimately help you live a less stressful life. Please reach out to us to schedule a stress-free appointment and take steps towards a brighter future.

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Self-Esteem Counseling.

Self-esteem is the degree to which one feels confident, valuable, resilient, and worthy. People with high self-esteem often feel good about themselves and progress through life. People with low self-esteem often feel shame and self-doubt and spend lots of time criticizing themselves. Those with self-esteem issues may stop doing hobbies they once enjoyed. Feelings of anger, guilt, or sadness may prevent them from enjoying new activities. Some people may exhibit self-destructive behaviors such as abusing substances, neglecting hygiene, developing codependency tendencies, and more. Others may bully and criticize others to compensate for their own insecurities. In addition, a fear of rejection can prevent people with low self-esteem from seeking positive relationships, which could lead to social isolation. Our therapists want to help you change the way you think, act, and speak about yourself. We want you to feel confident, resilient, and not afraid of being yourself around others. If you suffer from low self-esteem, please reach out to us.

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Somatic Symptom Disorder Therapy.

In most cases, Somatic symptom disorder is found in adults ages 30 and up. Somatic symptom disorder involves a person having a significant focus on physical symptoms, such as pain, weakness, or shortness of breath, that results in major distress and/or problems functioning despite not having a known medical condition or cause. A person is not diagnosed with somatic symptom disorder solely because a medical condition can’t be identified as the cause of the physical symptoms one feels. When the person’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors related to the physical discomfort are excessive or out of proportion, that’s a strong indicator that the person may be experiencing somatic symptoms. It’s important to our therapists not to rush to conclusions, but to investigate and determine if someone is experiencing somatic symptoms or not.

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Substance Abuse Counseling.

If you know you need help overcoming an addiction to drugs, it’s up to you to reach out and take the first bold step towards recovery. Your information is safe with us, so please don’t hesitate to schedule your first appointment online, or call us if you have questions. We’re here for you every step of the way.

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Trauma Therapy.

Trauma therapy is a type of mental health treatment that counselors use to help people overcome psychological trauma. A traumatic event is an event, or situation, that threatens a person’s body, sanity, or life. With trauma therapy, it’s important for you to know what you want to accomplish. Do you want to build awareness? Be at peace? Reclaim your personal power? Confront your abuser? What do you want to get out of this? At Old Towne Counseling Services, we want to help you accomplish your therapy goals. If you need trauma therapy, the best way to begin the healing process is by scheduling your first appointment with us. Our therapists are here to help you overcome psychological trauma and equip you with skills that will help you cope with trauma in the future.

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Veterans Counseling.

Life as a member of the Armed Forces is drastically different than life as Veteran. Sometimes, the drastic change can create or trigger transition issues that cause anxiety, depression, guilt, regret, anger, stress, and other feelings active duty service members are trained to never succumb to. There are also physical changes that take place. Some service members return home with one less leg, and now they are faced with the challenges of finding employment and supporting their family. At Old Towne Counseling Services your service will never be taken for granted, and we are here to help you enjoy life as a civilian. If you’re a veteran in need of counseling and support, please reach out to us.

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PTSD Therapy.

You may have PTSD if the issues you experience after exposure to a traumatic event continue for more than a month, cause significant problems in your ability to function in social environments and work settings, and negatively impacts the relationships you have with others. We want to teach you skills to address your symptoms, help you think positively about yourself and others, learn how to cope with symptoms if they return, and treat other challenges associated with trauma such as depression, anxiety, or misuse of drugs and alcohol. Our therapists are here to help you regain a sense of control over your thoughts, emotions, and life. Please reach out to us if you need help overcoming post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Work/Life Balance Counseling.

When work and life are out of balance, problems can arise in your personal relationships, and in your physical and mental health. Signs that your work life is taking over your personal life include: bringing your work home, arguing with family about time spent working, canceling plans for work, dreaming about work, losing sleep over work, grinding your teeth while you sleep, having a short temper with family members, experiencing digestive issues, and getting tension headaches. Our therapists are here to teach you how to keep your work life at work, and your personal life at home. We want you to succeed in the workplace and enjoy your time off. If work is taking over your personal life, please reach out to us for support and guidance. 

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Old Towne Counseling Services, LLC. 
7489 Right Flank Road 
Mechanicsville, VA  23116
804-398-8401

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