The Faces Behind Fairfax Mental Health & Wellness
At Fairfax Mental Health & Wellness, we’ve been dedicated to a holistic, compassionate approach to mental healthcare since our founding in 2013.
What We Stand For
Our mission is simple: to improve the health and wellness of our northern Virginia community and simultaneously provide quality field training to the next generation of therapists.
It Started With Family
Our founder Dr. Jennifer Shore was on bed rest when she first conceived of FMHW. She was well into her pregnancy with her first child, and bright new beginnings were naturally on her mind. Having worked in various hospitals and private practices in the past, she knew she could do things better. Her initial practice focused on therapy and psychological testing—her primary passions.
Fairfax Mental Health & Wellness grew alongside the Shore family. Her husband, Jon Shore, left his career and joined Dr. Shore in 2016 to run the business as CEO, and together they expanded what was once a solo endeavor into an integrated practice with medication management services, doctoral intern training and an incredible staff with diverse backgrounds and interests.
Today, FMHW employs more than thirty mental health professionals in multiple states. We’re proud to offer a wide variety of essential services to our community, including the addition of specialized group therapy sessions, and to serve as a training ground for the next generation of psychologists, nurse practitioners, counselors and social workers.
Meet Our Team of Passionate Professionals
The FMHW team is made up of experienced mental health professionals from a variety of disciplines, each with their own specialties and perspectives.
Comprehensive Care for the Whole Family
We’re equipped to offer therapy, psychological testing, and medication management to individuals of most ages. Whether you’re a parent searching for the best possible care for your child (and maybe yourself, too) or an adult looking to improve your own quality of life, we’ll be happy to help.
What Sets Us Apart
Our goal is always for our patients to graduate from therapy, not to remain in treatment indefinitely. We offer a comprehensive collection of therapeutic services aimed at improving your quality of life, including traditional integrated therapy and specialty services. We seek out the best course of action for every individual.
Transparency You Can Trust
Quality mental health care requires a solid foundation of trust. We’re dedicated to keeping our patients informed, educated, and empowered throughout their healthcare journey, so they can make confident decisions about their own (or their children’s) care.
Experienced Professionals Who Know Their Stuff
At FMHW, you’ll never have to worry about disreputable “providers” posing as mental health professionals. Everyone on our staff is a verified expert in their field, with the credentials and the perspective to prove it.
Respect for You in All We Do
We swore an oath to do no harm, and we stand by it. From simple interactions like scheduling calls to the complex process of therapy itself, we’ll respect your time, your needs, and your personhood through it all.