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Counselor / Therapist in Fairfax, VA

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Megan Strange, M.A., LPC

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Megan Strange, M.A., LPC
Therapy typically begins with a phone call or an email. Feel free to contact Megan either way, as she will respond within the same day unless specifically noted otherwise on voice mail or by "out of office" automated email response. The initial phone or email consultation is free of charge. Megan will most likely ask you some basic information over the phone, such as the following:
Referral Source (Primary Care Physician, Pediatrician, Psychiatrist, Friend/Family Member, Internet, etc...)
Presenting problem (Briefly, what brings you to therapy?)
If you are a parent of a child for whom you are seeking services, where does he/she attend school? What grade is he/she in currently? Is he/she receiving any special education services?
Demographic information, such as name, phone number, address, marital status, etc...
Any prior mental health treatment? Inpatient hospitalizations, rehabilitation, or outpatient services?
Insurance information (company, policy, your understanding of how your insurance covers or does not cover "behavioral health" or "mental health" treatment)
What information you would like to have prior to your initial session?
Megan will also provide you some information on what to expect and what to bring to your initial session. If you have been referred by a physician or other health care provider and would like her to have access to your records or other information, you may either sign a release upon the initial appointment or may bring a copy of your provider's release form signed by you.

The next step in beginning therapy is to schedule and participate an initial intake appointment in the office. The first session is 75 minutes long, as it usually involves further information gathering and treatment planning. Depending on your reason for coming to therapy, this initial session will provide an opportunity to get acquainted and for Megan to begin developing an understanding of how she can best be of help to you, your child or adolescent, or your family as a whole.

After the initial session, if you decide to continue therapy, you will have the opportunity to schedule the next session or two. Some people prefer to have a weekly standing appointment and others need more flexibility in scheduling ahead of time. Subsequent sessions will typically be 50 minutes in duration, unless requested otherwise or in more crisis-oriented situations.
Bio
Hello and thank you for visiting! Megan Strange is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Northern Virginia/DC Metro area. Her roots are in New England, where she was raised in a small town in Northeastern Connecticut. However, she spent her undergraduate years at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia and continued her education, training, and professional experience in the Commonwealth of Virginia and in the District of Columbia. She has a bachelor's degree (BS) in Psychology and a master's degree (MA) in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University, Washington DC Campus.

With over ten years of experience in the mental health field, Megan has had the opportunity to work with a variety of populations and age groups. She has been employed in adult community mental health and substance abuse with Rappahannock Area CSB, Fairfax/Falls Church CSB, and currently with Prince William County Community Services. In addition, Megan has worked in the private and non-profit sectors as a home-based counselor with children and adolescents, and as a case manager with families in transitional housing, and in hospital settings.

Please feel free to contact Megan by phone or email for further information or with questions regarding her services. She enjoys working with people of all ages and ethnicities. Her passion and expertise is in cognitive behavioral therapy and family dynamics, but Megan believes that therapy is most effective when it is individualized and personal.

Megan is currently working full-time as a therapist for the Adult Services Program at Prince William County Community Services, but has private practice hours available on Fridays between 8am and 8pm.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Depression  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Divorce  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anger Management  Eating Disorders  Relationship Issues
 Anxiety and Panic  Grief and Loss  Self Esteem Issues
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Life Transitions  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Body Image Issues  Loneliness  Stress Management
 Caregiver Issues  Marriage & Family Therapy  Trauma and PTSD
 Chronic Illness  Marriage Counseling  Work and Career Issues
 Couples Therapy  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Certifications
 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
License:0701004609
Location
3611-C CHAIN BRIDGE ROAD
FairfaxVA 22030
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