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 I work with adults of diverse social, cultural and religious backgrounds, ethnicities and belief systems. I offer therapy services and support to for individuals age 25 years and older.

Common issues covered in therapy include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Stress/Anger Management
  • Relationship Challenges
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Codependency
  • Dialysis
  • Women's Issues
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Health/Weight

Therapeutic Approach

I practice therapy using a cognitive-behavioral approach to treatment with a positive and supportive focus. This addresses problems based upon the link between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The benefit of this is that we can change the way we think, 

feel, and act even if the situation does not change.

The therapeutic relationship is the core of change. Your experiences, emotions, perspectives, and needs are unique to you. They are valid and important. Ultimately, I sit and actively and objectively listen to you to work with you in a way that is useful and productive. We will set goals together and work together to help you in a way that is helpful to you to improve your quality of life.

Sometimes, people come in knowing exactly what they are looking for (i.e. - 'to stop crying' or 'to not worry so much'). For other, it can be very confusing. Whatever your 'why' is, we work together to determine the goals and work towards them.

Allison Gentille, LCSW

Gentille Counseling Services, PC

Phone: 703-869-4633


Client Portal:

...helping people through change...

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