Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center

Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center

We provide therapy, testing and psychiatric services to children, adolescents and adults, including individual, family, couples and group therapy and medication management to those with a wide range of concerns such as anxiety, depression and trauma.

This page is open to the public to provide information about services offered as well as upcoming events, seminars, and groups offered at Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center. Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center is a comprehensive mental health practice that also focuses on mindful and healthy living. Caring for one’s mental health is an integrative, whole-body experience. Therefore, in addition to

Operating as usual

Photos from Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center's post 04/30/2021

Welcome Dr. Hunter and Dr. Emmanuel! Two New Therapists to Support YOU! - https://mailchi.mp/7c6a9e62378b/welcome-dr-hunter-and-dr-emmanuel-two-new-therapists-to-support-you-8391540

02/27/2021
What Is Executive Dysfunction? 02/26/2021

What Is Executive Dysfunction?

Many children and teens struggle to organize themselves to get through activities and daily life, unable to regulate their thinking and behavior, which can be a frustrating experience both for them, and for parents to need to remind or support the process of getting things done. We are seeing greater difficulties for many children while trying to adjust to virtual school Learn more about what is meant by "executive functioning" - and see!

What Is Executive Dysfunction? Executive function skills enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and manage multiple tasks. Up to 90 percent of kids with ADHD struggle with executive dysfunction, which impairs goal-directed behavior.

Parenting stress: 12 evidence-based tips for making life better 02/25/2021

Parenting stress: 12 evidence-based tips for making life better

The key to helping your children manage stress? Managing your own. Liken it to flying with children, and the flight attendant reminding you that in an emergency, you are supposed to put your own oxygen mask on before placing your children's on them - you are not much help to them if you can't get your breath. Read on for evidence-based tips for staying calm and taking care of yourself first.

Parenting stress: 12 evidence-based tips for making life better Overwhelmed by parenting stress? Try these research-based tips.

02/25/2021

Come Join Our Clinical Team!

Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center is looking to hire a Licensed Clinical Psychologist for virtual therapy and in-person psychological evaluations. Experience working with OCD and/or certified in EMDR/trauma-infored strongly preferred!

With locations in Fairfax and Gainesville, VA, Bridges is a well-established, diverse and integrative psychotherapy group practice that offers a range of clinical, assessment, psychiatric and wellness services.

We value teamwork and community, and seek clinicians interested in the collaboration and support of our group. Our ideal candidate is a warm and professional psychologist interested in individual and family therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. Group therapy and supervision to psychology externs, are also available.

COME JOIN OUR TEAM!

Learn more on our website!
http://bridgestherapyandwellness.com/training-programs/

Trauma and Dissociation: Beyond Your ‘Window of Tolerance’ - GoodTherapy.org Therapy Blog 02/24/2021

Trauma and Dissociation: Beyond Your ‘Window of Tolerance’ - GoodTherapy.org Therapy Blog

When you've been through something traumatic, you may be prone to feeling overwhelmed or shutting down when the memories or emotions are too great. The experience of dissociation that keep you from being present is a means of protecting you, and learning to return to an intensity level you can handle - within your "window of tolerance" - can help you to stay present and heal.

Trauma and Dissociation: Beyond Your ‘Window of Tolerance’ - GoodTherapy.org Therapy Blog When a trauma survivor’s nervous system is in hypo- or hyperarousal, it is outside what is known as the “window of tolerance”—the zone where healing can occur.

Don't Let The Pandemic Winter Get You Down: 9 Creative Ways To Socialize Safely 02/22/2021

Don't Let The Pandemic Winter Get You Down: 9 Creative Ways To Socialize Safely

It may be cold out, but that doesn't mean you have to be alone and inside. Read on for ideas for staying connected despite the weather.

Don't Let The Pandemic Winter Get You Down: 9 Creative Ways To Socialize Safely With bad pandemic news and endless social distancing, it can already feel like the longest winter ever. But keeping up nourishing bonds of human connection is possible with a little ingenuity.

02/20/2021
Developmental Trauma Disorder 02/19/2021

Developmental Trauma Disorder

Are you an adoptive parent confused by your teen or young adult's choices or struggles? Or noticing that some traditional parenting techniques do not help as expected? Bridges Therapy and Wellness's own therapist, Meghan Andrews, LCSW, shares about the early attachment rupture that can create developmental trauma, which may mean that your teen or young adult needs a different parenting approach.

Developmental Trauma Disorder These parenting techniques have been very helpful for many parents with children struggling through developmental trauma.

Photos from Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center's post 02/18/2021

If you parent or ARE a late teen or young adult adoptee, we have a group for you to check out! -

https://mailchi.mp/804a12e3fb07/if-you-parent-or-are-a-late-teen-or-young-adult-adoptee-we-have-a-group-for-to-check-out

01/30/2021

FOOD DRIVE | Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center

The last day of our NO CONTACT food drive is TOMORROW! Thank you to everyone who has helped us gather food to support those in need the past few weeks.

Knowing that COVID-19 has impacted many families in our area, creating greater need than ever, Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center is hosting a FOOD DRIVE to provide resources for local families.

We invite you to join us by bringing non-perishable food items to a no-contact delivery location at the Bridges office building first floor (address below), and/or provide food or monetary donations directly to Food For Others.

http://bridgestherapyandwellness.com/food-drive/

WAYS TO HELP:
1). Drop off canned goods listed below M-F 9:30a – 2:00p to 11166 Fairfax Blvd, SUITE 102, Fairfax 22030. Please do not drop off at Bridges suite 207 or 203. Suite 102 has an outside entrance (left of Eagle Bank) for easy access and no contact with other individuals.
2). Drop off items directly to Food for Others M-F 9:30a – 5:00p at 2938 Prosperity Avenue, Loading Dock 2, Fairfax 22031.
3). Donate money directly on the Food for Others website: https://www.foodforothers.org/give-money/
4) Donate from Amazon and have it delivered to 11166 Fairfax Blvd, suite 102, Fairfax, VA 22030 or directly to Food for Others.

MOST NEEDED ITEMS:
Canned Meat (chicken, beef, tuna)
Canned Tomato Products
Spaghetti Sauce
Chef Boyardee
Rice
Mac & Cheese
Chili or Beef Stew
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Canned Chili
Canned Fruit
Canned Soup
(No glass containers)
If YOU or someone you know needs food resources, click here to find out how to access help: https://www.foodforothers.org/get-help/

Questions? Contact Dr. Erika Shilling, co-owner of
Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center at
(703) 865-4900 x2 or
[email protected]

FOOD DRIVE | Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center in coordination with FOOD FOR OTHERS Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center is sponsoring a FOOD DRIVE We are collecting Canned Goods from 12/17/2020 to 1/7/2021

01/28/2021

www.nami.org

COVID-19 and the physical isolation that has been a part of life for many months now can take a toll on people's mental health - learn more about how to manage isolation and stay connected with others in health ways. Your mental health can depend on it.

www.nami.org

Mood Food: 9 Foods That Can Really Boost Your Spirits 01/26/2021

Mood Food: 9 Foods That Can Really Boost Your Spirits

The link between food and mood are increasingly supported by research - and between holidays and being home more these days, we are more likely to reach for the higher-fat comfort foods that may not be best for our mood. Read more to learn more about foods associated with greater brain and mental health - and reach for some of those instead. Don't worry - you can still have your coffee and dark chocolate!

Mood Food: 9 Foods That Can Really Boost Your Spirits It may be tempting to turn to unhealthy items like cookies or ice cream when you're feeling down, but these high calorie foods are unlikely to improve your spirits. Here are 9 healthy foods that can really boost your mood.

01/26/2021

FOOD DRIVE | Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center

Our food drive has been EXTENDED through the rest of January 2021 due to the high need in our community, but also by your response and contributions!

Knowing that COVID-19 has impacted many families in our area, creating greater need than ever, Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center is hosting a FOOD DRIVE to provide resources for local families.

We invite you to join us by bringing non-perishable food items to a no-contact delivery location at the Bridges office building first floor (address below), and/or provide food or monetary donations directly to Food For Others.

http://bridgestherapyandwellness.com/food-drive/

WAYS TO HELP:
1). Drop off canned goods listed below M-F 9:30a – 2:00p to 11166 Fairfax Blvd, SUITE 102, Fairfax 22030. Please do not drop off at Bridges suite 207 or 203. Suite 102 has an outside entrance (left of Eagle Bank) for easy access and no contact with other individuals.
2). Drop off items directly to Food for Others M-F 9:30a – 5:00p at 2938 Prosperity Avenue, Loading Dock 2, Fairfax 22031.
3). Donate money directly on the Food for Others website: https://www.foodforothers.org/give-money/
4) Donate from Amazon and have it delivered to 11166 Fairfax Blvd, suite 102, Fairfax, VA 22030 or directly to Food for Others.

MOST NEEDED ITEMS:
Canned Meat (chicken, beef, tuna)
Canned Tomato Products
Spaghetti Sauce
Chef Boyardee
Rice
Mac & Cheese
Chili or Beef Stew
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Canned Chili
Canned Fruit
Canned Soup
(No glass containers)
If YOU or someone you know needs food resources, click here to find out how to access help: https://www.foodforothers.org/get-help/

Questions? Contact Dr. Erika Shilling, co-owner of
Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center at
(703) 865-4900 x2 or
[email protected]

FOOD DRIVE | Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center in coordination with FOOD FOR OTHERS Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center is sponsoring a FOOD DRIVE We are collecting Canned Goods from 12/17/2020 to 1/7/2021

roadtogrowthcounseling.com 01/21/2021

10 Mental Wellness Tips that will Change Your Life

Your mental health IS as important as your physical health - they are so connected, as many are realizing. Here are tips to maintain your mental wellness - you deserve to prioritize all aspects of your health.

roadtogrowthcounseling.com 10 Mental Wellness Tips that will Change Your Life Author: Hannah Aslin, MA Candidate If you ask anyone outside of the counseling field which is more important: physical health or mental health, more often than not people would say that the key to being healthy is maintaining your physical

01/20/2021

FOOD DRIVE | Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center

Knowing that COVID-19 has impacted many families in our area, creating greater need than ever, Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center is hosting a FOOD DRIVE to provide resources for local families.

We invite you to join us by bringing non-perishable food items to a no-contact delivery location at the Bridges office building first floor (address below), and/or provide food or monetary donations directly to Food For Others.

http://bridgestherapyandwellness.com/food-drive/

WAYS TO HELP:
1). Drop off canned goods listed below M-F 9:30a – 2:00p to 11166 Fairfax Blvd, SUITE 102, Fairfax 22030. Please do not drop off at Bridges suite 207 or 203. Suite 102 has an outside entrance (left of Eagle Bank) for easy access and no contact with other individuals.
2). Drop off items directly to Food for Others M-F 9:30a – 5:00p at 2938 Prosperity Avenue, Loading Dock 2, Fairfax 22031.
3). Donate money directly on the Food for Others website: https://www.foodforothers.org/give-money/
4) Donate from Amazon and have it delivered to 11166 Fairfax Blvd, suite 102, Fairfax, VA 22030 or directly to Food for Others.

MOST NEEDED ITEMS:
Canned Meat (chicken, beef, tuna)
Canned Tomato Products
Spaghetti Sauce
Chef Boyardee
Rice
Mac & Cheese
Chili or Beef Stew
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Canned Chili
Canned Fruit
Canned Soup
(No glass containers)
If YOU or someone you know needs food resources, click here to find out how to access help: https://www.foodforothers.org/get-help/

Questions? Contact Dr. Erika Shilling, co-owner of
Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center at
(703) 865-4900 x2 or
[email protected]

bridgestherapyandwellness.com in coordination with FOOD FOR OTHERS Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center is sponsoring a FOOD DRIVE We are collecting Canned Goods from 12/17/2020 to 1/7/2021

01/19/2021

College 101 for Students with Disabilities and Their Parents – FREE WEBINAR

Join us NEXT TUESDAY for the FREE webinar College 101 for Students With Disabilities and Their Parents presented by Beth Felsen, Success Coach at Spectrum Transition Coaching on Tuesday, January 26th at 6:30pm!

http://bridgestherapyandwellness.com/event/college-101-for-students-with-disabilities-and-their-parents-free-webinar/

bridgestherapyandwellness.com “College 101 for Students with Disabilities and Their Parents” presented by Beth Felsen, Success Coach at Spectrum Transition Coaching

adaa.org 01/19/2021

The Pandemic Parenting Guide: How to Improve Your Child/Teen’s (and Your Own) Emotional Well-Being in Times of COVID-19

Parenting during a pandemic is one of those times that no book exists to help, and it's new for everyone around you too - so what do you do when everything is so out of routine for so long? Experts offer some guidance in how to stay connected, healthy, and enjoy some family time together.

adaa.org In this unprecedented novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many parents are left struggling with navigating a new, uncharted territory of challenges, while trying to grapple with and establish new norms in the household.

01/17/2021

FOOD DRIVE | Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center

Our food drive has been EXTENDED through the rest of January 2021 due to the high need in our community, but also by your response and contributions!

Knowing that COVID-19 has impacted many families in our area, creating greater need than ever, Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center is hosting a FOOD DRIVE to provide resources for local families.

We invite you to join us by bringing non-perishable food items to a no-contact delivery location at the Bridges office building first floor (address below), and/or provide food or monetary donations directly to Food For Others.

http://bridgestherapyandwellness.com/food-drive/

WAYS TO HELP:
1). Drop off canned goods listed below M-F 9:30a – 2:00p to 11166 Fairfax Blvd, SUITE 102, Fairfax 22030. Please do not drop off at Bridges suite 207 or 203. Suite 102 has an outside entrance (left of Eagle Bank) for easy access and no contact with other individuals.
2). Drop off items directly to Food for Others M-F 9:30a – 5:00p at 2938 Prosperity Avenue, Loading Dock 2, Fairfax 22031.
3). Donate money directly on the Food for Others website: https://www.foodforothers.org/give-money/
4) Donate from Amazon and have it delivered to 11166 Fairfax Blvd, suite 102, Fairfax, VA 22030 or directly to Food for Others.

MOST NEEDED ITEMS:
Canned Meat (chicken, beef, tuna)
Canned Tomato Products
Spaghetti Sauce
Chef Boyardee
Rice
Mac & Cheese
Chili or Beef Stew
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Canned Chili
Canned Fruit
Canned Soup
(No glass containers)
If YOU or someone you know needs food resources, click here to find out how to access help: https://www.foodforothers.org/get-help/

Questions? Contact Dr. Erika Shilling, co-owner of
Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center at
(703) 865-4900 x2 or
[email protected]

bridgestherapyandwellness.com in coordination with FOOD FOR OTHERS Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center is sponsoring a FOOD DRIVE We are collecting Canned Goods from 12/17/2020 to 1/7/2021

kidshealth.org 01/14/2021

Seasonal Affective Disorder (for Parents) - Nemours KidsHealth

You may have heard about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in which the shorter days and longer periods of darkness can impact mood and motivation for some people - and can impact kids as well. Read more to learn if your child might be impacted, and how you can help

kidshealth.org A person with SAD typically experiences symptoms of depression as winter approaches and daylight hours become shorter.

huffpost.com 01/12/2021

10 Things Adoptees Want You to Know

If you know or love someone who is adopted, please know that their adoption is part of their story, their identity, and their reactions to everyday situations. You can help to honor their experience by learning more about what it means to them - and what they want you to know about how adoption may show up in their lives.

huffpost.com I was adopted as an infant, during a time when adoption was still shrouded in secrecy. My experience is not unique, but it is important. Here are ten of...

01/12/2021

FOOD DRIVE | Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center

Our food drive has been EXTENDED through the rest of January 2021 due to the high need in our community, but also by your response and contributions!

Knowing that COVID-19 has impacted many families in our area, creating greater need than ever, Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center is hosting a FOOD DRIVE to provide resources for local families.

We invite you to join us by bringing non-perishable food items to a no-contact delivery location at the Bridges office building first floor (address below), and/or provide food or monetary donations directly to Food For Others.

http://bridgestherapyandwellness.com/food-drive/

WAYS TO HELP:
1). Drop off canned goods listed below M-F 9:30a – 2:00p to 11166 Fairfax Blvd, SUITE 102, Fairfax 22030. Please do not drop off at Bridges suite 207 or 203. Suite 102 has an outside entrance (left of Eagle Bank) for easy access and no contact with other individuals.
2). Drop off items directly to Food for Others M-F 9:30a – 5:00p at 2938 Prosperity Avenue, Loading Dock 2, Fairfax 22031.
3). Donate money directly on the Food for Others website: https://www.foodforothers.org/give-money/
4) Donate from Amazon and have it delivered to 11166 Fairfax Blvd, suite 102, Fairfax, VA 22030 or directly to Food for Others.

MOST NEEDED ITEMS:
Canned Meat (chicken, beef, tuna)
Canned Tomato Products
Spaghetti Sauce
Chef Boyardee
Rice
Mac & Cheese
Chili or Beef Stew
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Canned Chili
Canned Fruit
Canned Soup
(No glass containers)
If YOU or someone you know needs food resources, click here to find out how to access help: https://www.foodforothers.org/get-help/

Questions? Contact Dr. Erika Shilling, co-owner of
Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center at
(703) 865-4900 x2 or
[email protected]

bridgestherapyandwellness.com in coordination with FOOD FOR OTHERS Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center is sponsoring a FOOD DRIVE We are collecting Canned Goods from 12/17/2020 to 1/7/2021

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11166 Fairfax Blv, Suite 207/203
Fairfax, VA
22030

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00
Thursday 09:00 - 20:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 14:00
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