Virginia Sawyer, LPC

Who am I? 

I firmly believe that every individual perceives the world around them differently. I believe in creating a calm and understanding space where individuals can process events happening in their lives, as well as gain skills to help them be the person they want to be. As a person centered therapist, I believe each individual, couple, and family are unique and tailor their treatment to meet their needs. 

​I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and also hold a Residency in Marriage and Family Therapy. I received my Master of Education in Couples, Marriage and Family Counseling from the College of William and Mary. I have a background in with a wide array of clinical issues and concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, adverse childhood events, self-esteem, interpersonal conflict, school-based issues, and many more. I am also LGBTQI+ affirming.

I love working with:

  • Adolescents struggling with school and peer based stressors 
  • Individuals with past, current, or ongoing trauma 
  • Children and adults struggling to adapt to life transitions or changes 
  • Individuals exploring their own personal identity 
  • Families dealing with a wide range of struggles, including communication and parenting 
  • Couples facing challenges in their relationship or looking to strengthen their bond

Some of my favorite approaches include: 

I approach each client from a holistic and person-centered approach, meaning that each client’s treatment plan is personalized for them and in conjunction with them. I believe that a client is the expert on their own life.  I utilize trauma-focused CBT interventions to help teach valuable life skills. I also utilize structural family therapy when working with families and parents. When working with children and adolescents (and sometimes adults) I love to incorporate creative techniques such as games or art to help the counseling process since sometimes talking can be difficult to do.