• Deborah O’Brien, LCSW


    Deborah O’Brien

    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.

  • Kelly Terry, LCSW – Lead Therapist


    Shannon Grivas

    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, LCSW


    LaKia Lennon

    LaKia is a Licensed Master of Social Worker (LCSW) Supervisee in Social Work. She received her MSW locally, from George Mason University (GMU). 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.

    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 works with adolescents, young adults, and adults. LaKia is not currently paneled with insurance. She will give you a superbill for insurance reimbursement.

  • Shannon Grivas, LMHP-S


    Kelly Terry

    Shannon Grivas is a Licensed Mental Health Professional (LMHP) Supervisee in Social Work. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from North Carolina State University and her Master’s of Social Work (MSW) from George Mason University. Her dedication to the field of mental health is evident through her years of volunteer work with nonprofit agengies. Shannon’s skill set was developed through experience with the adult population as well as school age children. Her focus has been individuals experiencing severe mental illness and families on both an in-home, community based, and outpatient setting.

    Shannon’s areas of knowledge include crisis intervention, anxiety, depression and behavior challenges. She utilizes person-centered, trauma-informed, strengths based practices along with methods from cognitive behavior therapy and motivational interviewing to help reach her clients’ goals. Shannon believes that everyone goes through hardships in their life. It is her goal to help each individual person learn the tools to help themselves through these times.

    Shannon works with preteen, adolescents, young adults, and adults. Shannon does accept BC/BS insurance. She can also give you a superbill for insurance reimbursement.

  • Alyssa Coan, LGSW


    Alyssa Coan

    Alyssa Coan is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) Supervisee in Social Work. Alyssa has a Bachelor’s Degree in both Women and Ethnic Studies and a Bacheor’s Degree in Psychology with a concentration on military and trauma counseling. She obtained her MSW from Walden University in 2018. Alyssa’s belief is that compassion is a powerful force for dealing with suffering. Her philosphy is that compassion comes from being met with a nonjudgmental, listening ear. Part of the healing comes from working together with the therapist to aid the individual with self compassion enabling a healing environment for the soul. She utilizes a person-centered approach to work in collaboration with the client to help them overcome the obstacles of life so that they can reach their goals. Her belief is that therapy can assist in this process. Her focus is to provide a calm, nurturing and safe environment for the client to address their life goals.

    Alyssa’s counseling experience involved trauma and social work services with a nonprofit organization for domestic violence and sexual assault victims.

    Her focus is on trauma, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. She works with teens, young adults, and adults. Alyssa Shannon does accept BC/BS insurance. She can also give you a superbill for insurance reimbursement.

  • Kristi Zimmerman, LMSW


    Kristi Zimmerman

    Kristi Zimmerman is a Licensed Master of Social Worker Supervisee  (LMSW). She received her bachelor’s in Social Work from Brigham Young University then went on to get her masters degree in Social Work from Wayne State University. Kristi has worked with children, youth, and families in many settings.

    Her experience entails community mental health, juvenille detention, and psychiatric facilities. Kristi’s style is warm and collaborative. She utilizes a variety of therapy techniques to assist with supporting individuals and families in balancing systemic stress while also navigating trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, shame, and low self-esteem. She uses a person-centered therapeutic approach to help individuals gain new perspectives and overcome challenges. Kristi’s integrative approach builds on each client’s unique strengths, abilities, and communication style. By working in concert with these skills, she seeks to help clients and their families navigate their way through life’s challenges and cultivate meaning from difficult experiences.

    Kristi Zimmerman works with children, adolescents, and adults. She does accept BC/BS insurance.

  • John Leech, MSW


    John Leech

    John received his Master’s in Clinical Psychology in 1988 and his Master’s in Clinical Social Work in 2015. His experience has focused on issues related to Veterans, substance abuse and PTSD.

  • Isabelle Ernst, Office Administrator


    Isabelle Ernst

    Isabelle Ernst is the office administrator for the Fairfax Therapy Solutions team. Her background is in Business Administration in Business Analytics. She assists with coordinating internal and external resources for expediting workflows. Additionally, Isabelle oversees billing operations. She is proficient in Spanish.

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