Casey Sarafinas, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Director
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Psychodynamic Therapy, and Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Out of network with all plans
I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, stress management, emotional dysregulation, women’s issues, men's issues, self-esteem, relational concerns, couples counseling, parenting, career support, and phase of life issues. Having experienced first-hand the benefits of therapy, I am committed to helping you regain hope, achieve personal growth, and experience more joy and purpose in your day to day life.
Through my own journey with anxiety and depression stemming from childhood trauma, I have learned how to navigate difficult emotions in healthier ways. I understand the challenges that arise from divorce and single-parenting, and empower couples to identify solutions to improve their ability to communicate, connect, and co-parent more effectively. Common areas addressed in couples counseling include pre-marital counseling, co-parenting, sex and intimacy, infidelity, and separation or divorce.
With over fifteen years of experience as a licensed therapist, my goal is to create a sense of safety within the therapeutic relationship where clients feel heard and understood without judgment. I believe it is important to meet clients where they are and help them stretch just outside their comfort zone towards growth. I use an integrative therapeutic framework incorporating mindfulness strategies. I also use creativity and humor in my practice.
As the Clinical Director of the Wellness Connection LLC, I lead collaborative efforts among our team of clinicians to improve the overall care of our clients. A Virginia Board-Approved Supervisor, I also provide supervision for Interns and Residents in Counseling.
M.S. in Marriage/Family Therapy & School Counseling, California State University, Los Angeles
B.S. in Criminal Justice, Radford University
American Counseling Association
American School Counselor Association