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About Me

Therapy is a place of change, growth and acceptance. Beginning the therapeutic process can be intimidating and change can seem challenging. That is where I come in - I will work with you to determine areas of your life that may need some adjustments, changes or complete rebuilds!

   

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia and a Nationally Certified Counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors. I am a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, meaning I have education and extensive experience working with adults and children to address anxiety and related illnesses. I am a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider in Virginia, which is obtained by extensive training in and working with individuals convicted of sexual offenses.

I earned Master’s degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Forensic and Legal Psychology from Marymount University, which is a CACREP-accredited program. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Furman University.

 

I have worked with children, adolescents and adults who seek therapy for a variety of reasons. I have helped clients address issues relating to anxiety, depression, communication difficulties, relationship struggles and transitional life stress. I have also worked in group settings with individuals convicted of sexual offenses. The goals of this treatment are to identify inappropriate behavior and establishing ways to avoid relapse. This experience gives me expertise in addressing related topics such as pornography use, healthy sexual expression and identifying appropriate sexual behaviors with individuals of all ages.

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Gillian Scharf, LPC, CCATP, CSOTP

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Populations

  • Children (6 - 11 years old)

  • Adolescents (11 - 17 years old)

  • Adults (18 - 60 years old)

Issues

  • Anxiety 

  • Life transitions 

  • Social difficulties 

  • Relationship issues 

  • School difficulties and issues

  • Behavioral issues

  • Coping skills 

  • Self-esteem issues 

  • Body image issues 

  • Intimacy or sexual issues 

  • Pornography concerns

  • Sexual concerns and/or issues 

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