Practice Specialties

  • Abuse & Trauma
  • Depression Stress and Anxiety Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Stress Anxiety Depression Christian Counseling

About

I provide individual therapy to adults in the DC Metro area.

I have a Masters degree in Behavioral Health, Marriage and Family Therapy and am currently licensed as both a marriage and family therapist and professional counselor.
I am also certified in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is a therapeutic method helpful for anxiety disorders, traumatic reactions (PTSD), recovering from past abuse and neglect, and dealing with recurring negative beliefs.

The focus of my practice is to help people find freedom from the memories and fears that cause relationship difficulty and internal distress.

My Christian Faith and My Professional Practice

Early in my career I worked in a state-funded program that provided a set salary and benefits. That agency provided a lot of camaraderie with other therapists and it was wonderful in many ways, but I was not really free to talk about Jesus unless the client brought it up.
At that point in my life I really had no interest in private practice, but God changed my circumstances and closed all other doors and I soon found myself the owner of a counseling practice. Although I had to be pushed, private practice has proven to be a wonderful gift. It is the crucible that is refining my faith; my faith that God will provide financially even when the schedule looks empty, that he will provide energy when the schedule looks overwhelming, that he will provide camaraderie with others even though I don't have any coworkers, and the constant reminder that He is the true source of all wisdom, healing, and comfort.
That being said, there are times when we each need another person to walk alongside us in our journey and I am honored that God has chosen me to serve Him in that way. If you are struggling right now, please feel free to contact me so we can explore the idea of working together in this phase of your life.

Therapists on Staff

Angela Sarafin
Angela Sarafin

Angela Sarafin

LMFT
Angela Sarafin received her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of Houston-Clear Lake. She has been in practice more than 12 years, has supervised other counselors, and currently serves on the Marriage and Family Therapy licensing board in the District of Columbia.

She utilizes tools from both family systems and trauma-informed therapies in order to address the unique needs of each client. She is certified in eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), a therapy treatment which can be helpful for lessening all types of anxiety and traumatic stress reactions.

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