Kelly Terry, LCSW
Kelly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She obtained her Master’s of Social Work (MSW) from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She has since been providing clinical services with individuals, families, and children in both in-home and outpatient therapy settings. She has received training in the areas of child development, CBT, play therapy, applied behavioral analysis, and trauma-focused treatment. Kelly works with children, adolescents, and adults.
Areas of expertise include anxiety, mood disorders, behavioral challenges, ADHD, and adjustment difficulties. Kelly Terry seeks to meet clients where they are, this includes identifying areas that are preventing them from functioning at their best, helping to identify and achieve goals. Her focus is recognizing the importance of the client’s personal experience and addressing individual needs.
Kelly is not currently paneled with insurance. She will give you a superbill for insurance reimbursement.
LaKia Lennon, LMSW
LaKia is a Licensed Master of Social Worker. She received her MSW locally, from George Mason University (GMU). LaKia’s client population is varied, children, adolescents, and adults. She has experience working with all ages and diverse populations including service members, individuals in palliative care, and those requiring acute psychiatric treatment. Her areas of expertise deal with areas of depression, anxiety, and life transitions. She values the importance of cultural competence and creating a safe therapeutic environment for her clients.
LaKia’s work experience has been largely centered around medical settings. She understands how acute and chronic illnesses can impact daily lives. As a result, she utilizes a person- centered, solution-focused approach in addition to cognitive behavioral interventions.
Her philosophy is collaborative; together we will tackle the problems, fears and issues that are holding you back from experiencing life as you dreamed. There are no subjects that are taboo – she’s heard alot and not easily taken off guard. She believes everyone experiences difficulties at times and sees the decision to begin psychotherapy as a powerful first step that often leads to personal growth and positive life changes. She provides a safe place to talk.
At this time LaKia does not accept insurance.
Deborah O’Brien, LCSW
Deborah is a qualified psychotherapist who is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and Certified Clinical Supervisor for mental health professionals. She received her Masters of Social Work (MSW) from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Deborah has over 20 years of experience in the mental health and social work field working with Anxiety, Trauma, ADHD, family challenges, and those who are addicted to drugs or alcohol. Her professional experience has included working as a Therapist, Clinical Supervisor, and Program Manager.
Deborah started Fairfax Therapy Solutions in 2010 with the focus of
assisting others with building more satisfying and secure lives through counseling. Fairfax Therapy Service is steadfast in the dedication to provide quality mental health treatment.
Deborah O’Brien is specialized in areas of Child and Adolescent Therapy, Family Therapy, and Adult Individual Therapy. She does accept BC/BS insurance.
Margaret “Maggie” Gassert, LCSW
Margaret “Maggie” Gassert provides psychotherapy services for children, adolescents, and young adults using a strength-based, solution-focused approach. She utilizes evidence-based, trauma-informed, cognitive and dialectical behavioral, play and art therapies, and motivational interviewing to reach treatment goals. She received her Bachelor’s in Health Promotion at American University and a Master’s of Social Work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Maggie has experience working with individuals of all ages with a specialty area in family changes and adjustments, grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, depression, substance use, crisis intervention and suicide, and behavioral challenges. She has worked in several residential and community co-occurring mental health and substance use programs for local governments, nonprofits, and other agencies. At this time, she does not accept insurance. She will meet with clients for a low fee rate. Maggie believes everyone should have access to mental health care and loves to work alongside clients to help them thrive and reach their goals.
Ioana Montel, MSW
Ioana [Yoana] Montel received her MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University. Before attending VCU, she worked as a hospital operating room nurse. Ioana then moved into being a manager of an International Health & Social Protection Practice. She has much experience working with children, adolescents, and adults.
Ioana’s therapy style is compassionate, patient, and genuine. Ioana believes in utilizing a research-based approach to tailor her counseling to meet the unique needs of her clients. She provides therapy for a variety of different concerns, including stress management, grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, relational and familial issues. In the counseling session, she focuses on empowering clients to help them cope with life challenges and achieve self-acceptance, and self-confidence. She is presently working towards her LCSW in Social Work (under Deborah O’Brien’s supervision).
Having a first-hand understanding of how traumatic experiences affect our daily lives, she works with her clients to resolve unprocessed painful memories stored in the body. Her inspiration is to create meaningful, healing, and therapeutic relationships through warmth, acceptance, and creativity.
Jackie Sadiua, Office Administrator
Jackie provides administrative support to the Fairfax Therapy Solutions team. She graduated VCU with a Bachelor’s in Health Science and Psychology and has since been working with therapy professionals to include medical providers and clinical researchers. She volunteers as a research assistant at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in D.C.
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