At Anchoring Hope, we focus on a personalized experience with clients to provide services that are tailored to your individualized needs. From start to finish, you have access to your therapist! We prioritize two elements in therapy: a cohesive relationship between client and therapist as well as a desire to reach your stated goals. While we are happy to be a sounding board, we strive to assist you with helpful tools to reach your goals and give you the confidence to process your emotions that ebb and flow throughout life.
We are now accepting Anthen BCBS, Aetna, United Healthcare, Oxford, and Oscar insurance with additional commercial insurances to follow. Our private pay rate is the same for individual, couple, or family sessions. Sessions can be scheduled quickly at your convenience. Session frequency is determined collaboratively between client(s) and therapist. We are happy to assist in providing referrals for topics outside of our scope of practice. Please give us a call to discuss your specific needs!
Individual counseling is provided in-office and/or via telehealth to those located in Virginia. We are willing to work with your schedule and needs to provide you with a personalized and respectful experience. We specialize in the following areas of practice:
-Abuse (recipient) -Academic problems -Addictions -Adult AD/HD -Adoption -Anger Management -Anxiety -Career Counseling -Child & Adolescent -Codependency -Conflict Resolution -Coping Skills -Depression -Divorce -Domestic Violence -Emotion Regulation -Fear -Finances -LGBTQIA+ Issues -Parenting -Self-harm -Sexual Issues -Spirituality -Stress -Suicidal Ideation -Trauma & PTSD
Family counseling is provided in-office and via telehealth. Many issues stem from interactions among family members rather than one person. Family issues are approached with respect giving each member a voice in the facilitation of sessions. Families learn how to interact and shift to positive meaningful interactions. Please contact us to discuss details of your needs.
Trainings are how we learn to live with intention and meaning. We are happy to develop courses based on your training needs, which can be provided on an agency’s site or online. Some examples of previous seminars include the following:
- Organized Living
- Development & Discipline
- Self-Care & Communication
- Virtual Learning
- Child Abuse
Anchoring Hope provides consulting services based on individualized needs. Our therapists have extensive experience and training in trauma-informed care and can help your organization develop holistic approaches to employee/client relations, establish appropriate materials for your programs, build healthy leadership strategies, and provide professional speaking services. We would love to speak with you about your needs to see if we can help serve you and/or your organization!
What is an LPC anyway?
LPC stands for Licensed Professional Counselor. Each state words this credential in their own way. An LPC has to obtain a bachelor’s degree and then move on to a master’s degree where they must earn 60 credits toward their counseling degree. There is a comprehensive test at the end of the program that you must pass to graduate with the degree. At my school, if you did not pass the test by the third try, you could not complete your degree but could graduate with a non-licensure track master’s degree. AKA: you could have a master’s degree but couldn’t become an LPC. During college, you must complete a 100 hour practicum and a 600 hour internship in mental health and be supervised by an LPC. After college, you must complete a 3,400 hours residency (about 2 years). After that, you must apply to sit for the intense board exam, which you are approved for after the board confirms your residency hours, etc. Once you pass the exam, you can become an LPC! This isn’t an easy process, and each state has their own requirements. This is why an LPC can only practice in the state they have licenses for. Boom! That’s what it takes to be an LPC! But the extra stuff- being personable, nonjudgmental, and generally awesome… that’s what you want along with the skills they learn in school.
What People Say:
“She is beyond amazing to my daughter and I. My daughter absolutely loves her and looks forward to seeing her. So do I. I would highly recommend her. She has helped me fight my battles and PTSD and treats me like a human being.“
“Very good service. My therapist has helped me work through some of my serious issues. I’d recommend to anyone who’s in desperate need of help!”
“Stephanie has been the best therapist that I’ve been to, and I’ve been to several. She takes time to explain, and cares for her patients.”
“Stephanie is by far one of the best therapists I’ve ever been to. She has a unique understanding of her patients needs and does an excellent job of making you feel welcome & comfortable.”