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Expert-Led Therapy for Kids, Teens, and Adults

Whether you’re searching for actionable techniques to change your own habits or supporting your child’s mental health, our therapists take an integrated approach to treatment to help you unlock the support you need.

Therapy Has Benefits For Everyone

Discover the many benefits of FMHW’s therapeutic services, including a holistic understanding of your (or your child’s) cognition and emotional wellbeing, access to the requisite techniques you need to make progress, and supportive guidance through it all.

Personalized Support

Valuable Insight

Practical Techniques

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Personalized Support

Our providers are trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques. We’ll work with you to uncover the right course of treatment for your unique situation.

Valuable Insight

Self-awareness is the key to forming healthier long-term habits. Your FMHW therapist will help you sort through the insights you gain through therapy and arrange them into a strategy that makes sense.

Practical Techniques

From group sessions to specialized sleep therapies, FMHW’s array of therapeutic services is intentionally designed to support our patients’ day-to-day needs.

Work With a Team of Experienced Professionals

Rely on expert practitioners who are truly worthy of your trust. At FMHW, we’re dedicated to providing professional, ethical, and transparent care.

A Team of Qualified Experts

Our practitioners are experienced professionals. You or your child will be in the very best of hands as you work towards your therapy goals.

Timely Care & Streamlined Systems

From the initial intake to ongoing scheduling and documentation, we’ll ensure every aspect of your care runs smoothly, so you can focus on making strides, not following up on logistics.

Total Transparency

As mental health practitioners, we’re committed to upholding a high ethical standard. Your FMHW therapist will provide you with all the knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your, or your child’s, care.

We Offer Distinct Services for Unique Needs

When it comes to therapy, there are no “one size fits all” solutions. We offer our patients a number of treatment options and specialty programs to help them thrive.

Individual Therapy for Children, Teens, and Adults

Sleep Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

Group Therapy

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Individual Therapy for Children, Teens, and Adults

Through one-on-one sessions, your FMHW therapist will follow your lead, using their expertise to guide you through appropriate treatment modalities to reach your individual goals.

Sleep Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Make progress toward a better night’s sleep using Dr. Amanda Hyde’s targeted treatments and interventions, with or without the support of traditional therapy. Our experts can also screen for other sleep disorders and suggest treatment clinics nearby.

Group Therapy Treatment

Help your child (aged 8-15) build social confidence and resilience with Dr. Emily Claus’s Social Skills Group, or experience the healing power of community with help from Dr. Jessica David’s Complex Trauma Group.

  • Do you offer telehealth medication management services?
    Many appointments can be conducted remotely. However, as of May 11th, 2023, any patient prescribed a controlled substance will need to come into the office at least once a year, in accordance with the Ryan Haight Act, a federal law.
  • Should I see a psychiatrist or a psychiatric nurse practitioner?
    It all depends on what you’re most comfortable with. Both psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners are highly-trained and experts in their fields. Every patient has different needs and your practitioner will determine if they are the right fit for you.
  • Can a nurse practitioner prescribe medication?
    Yes, a psychiatric nurse practitioner (NP) can prescribe medication and treat you for your condition just as a psychiatrist would.
  • If I think I know which medication will help me, will you prescribe it?
    Our providers will prescribe what they believe to be appropriate for our patients. While your feedback is appreciated, it is 100% up to our providers’ discretion to prescribe what they believe is necessary.
  • If I make an appointment, am I guaranteed a prescription?
    No. Sometimes our medication management providers do not think medication is the appropriate solution for what you are experiencing. Sometimes they will recommend changes in diet, therapy or other solutions.
  • What if I’m traveling? Can I still have my appointment?
    Only if you are traveling in-state. State law mandates that you are physically in the state where your clinician is licensed during your appointment. For all new patients coming in for medication management and therapy, cancellations will result in forfeiture of your deposit. If you reschedule 24 hours prior to your appointment, your deposit will roll over. For established patients, cancellations within 24 hours of the appointment will result in a charge that is the full rate of the service.
  • What should I do if I experience side effects from my mental health medication?
    If you experience side effects from your medication, it's important to notify your healthcare provider promptly. Some side effects might be mild and manageable and short term, but others can be more severe and require adjustments to your medication regimen. Your provider can help determine whether the side effects are typical, if they will likely subside over time, or if your medication needs to be changed. Do not stop taking the medication without consulting your provider. Stopping medications without consulting your provider may result in worsening of your symptoms or other unintended challenges.
  • How long does it take for mental health medications to start working?
    The time it takes for mental health medications to start working can vary widely depending on the type of medication and the individual. For example, antidepressants typically take about four to six weeks to begin showing noticeable benefit, but it can sometimes take longer to experience the full benefits. Medications for other disorders, like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, might show some effects sooner, but also usually require time to reach full efficacy. It's important to have ongoing communication and follow up appointments with your healthcare provider during this period to monitor progress and make any necessary adjustments.
  • Is it safe to stop taking mental health medication if I feel better?
    It is generally not safe to stop taking mental health medication without consulting your healthcare provider, even if you feel better. Many mental health conditions require long-term treatment and stopping medication abruptly can lead to a relapse or withdrawal symptoms. If you feel that you might not need medication anymore, discuss this with your provider. They can assess your situation and, when appropriate, will help you taper off the medication gradually and safely to minimize any potential negative effects. If you have more questions or need personalized advice about managing mental health medications, our team at Fairfax Mental Health & Wellness is here to help. Contact us to learn more about our services and to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced mental health professionals. Together, we can find the right approach for your mental wellness journey.

Recognized for Our Leading Care

Shortly after giving birth to her first child, Dr. Shore founded FMHW because she was passionate about providing high-quality psychotherapy and psychological testing to children, adolescents, and adults alike. FMHW was shaped around that passion: an intentional coalition of highly qualified clinical providers who truly care about the health, well-being, and long-term growth of their clients.

Reach Out to FMHW Today

There’s no reason to delay. Connect with a Fairfax Mental Health practitioner today, and take a step towards your mental health goals. We’ll be happy to take your call.

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