Welcome to Northern Virginia Christian Counseling!
Life is full of challenges, and Christians are not exempt. While God offers us salvation in the form of his son Jesus, He never promises us that life will be easy. But there is hope!
While the Bible speaks of hardship, it also promises us VICTORY and ABUNDANCE. John 10:10 says: “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
In the book of Jeremiah, we read: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (29:11).
We know that God’s people go through CHALLENGING TIMES, and in spite of that, He RESTORES us and puts our feet upon a rock. “And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten . . . “ (Joel 2:25).
Therefore, we can live in victory as a NEW CREATION! “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
HURTS, HABITS, and HANG-UPS
Even though we know the truth of God’s word, we get often get STUCK in various areas of our lives due to past HURTS, HABITS, and HANG-UPS.
Hurting people, hurt people.
We find way to make ourselves feel better from our hurt away from God.
We reject and hurt others, including our own loved ones, because of our past wounding.
How do we overcome this?
The approach at Northern Virginia Christian Counseling integrates what the Bible says about WHO we are with what psychology tells about WHY we behave, feel, and do what we do.
If we believe that God is the author of all truth, we can use both special revelation (God’s word) and general revelation (God’s works, i.e., psychology) to help us heal, grow, and overcome any obstacle in our path. Because it says in Philippians 4:13, “I can do ALL things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me.”
Rebecca Fry, MA, LPC, NCC has been working in the mental health field for the last 10 years, integrating innovative therapeutic techniques with spirituality to help individuals and couples develop a greater sense of self, as well as a deeper connection with God. In working with clients, it is her belief that counselors are the facilitators of both the difficult conversations and the examinations necessary for a healthy and vibrant relationship with God. She believes God has a unique approach for us all, and uses us in community to shape and guide each other on the way. In addition to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, she uses techniques drawn from Gestalt, emotional freedom technique, and other expressive therapies such as breath work and mindfulness, along with other movement and body awareness exercises to help clients navigate difficult emotions. Rebecca is a licensed professional counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia, is nationally certified, and received her master of arts in counseling from Regent University.
About Our Staff
Christopher Doyle, MA, LPC, LCPC is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Maryland and the commonwealth of Virginia, and the founder and clinical director of Northern Virginia Christian Counseling.
Specializing in the integration of psychology and theology, one of Christopher's passions is incorporating his Christian faith in counseling while using cutting edge psychological techniques to help individuals, couples, and families grow.
Nina F. Angeles, MA, LPC, NCC is a licensed professional and nationally certified counselor in Virginia and Washington, DC. Her desire is to help individuals overcome the hurt and pain of the past to improve their quality of life in the present. She works with individuals and couples struggling with abandonment, domestic violence, abuse, shame, grief and loss, and trauma. Nina’s counseling practice is based on the Lord Jesus Christ’s promise, as stated in Isaiah 61: 1-3, where it says He turns ashes into beauty, and exchanges grief and despair for His joy and praise. Nina has a master’s degree from Marymount University.
Anthony J. Flores, MS, CT is a graduate of Divine Mercy University and a Resident in Counseling in Virginia. He holds the belief that the counseling room is a sacred space in which God dwells and heals, and that as a counselor, Anthony has been called to walk alongside others in their brokenness and moments of challenge, treating each client as a divine appointment. Anthony has been specially trained in an integrated model of contemporary psychology and Catholic/Christian anthropology and theology. He is a Certified Facilitator/Instructor and Clinical Traumatologist with the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology, and has extensive deployment and field experience responding to traumatized persons in the aftermath of natural and man-made disasters.
Charmaine R. Dockett, MA, LUTC is a graduate of Capital Seminary and Graduate School. She is a resident in counseling in Virginia. Charmaine brings authentic listening joined with the power of hope into the counseling relationship. Hope is the gift of the Lord (Rom 15:13). She believes in the uniqueness of individuals and without judgment, brings faith for the faithful and faithless. Charmaine compassionately helps those struggling with relationship conflicts, self-esteem issues, trauma, addictions, partners suffering from sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, shame and spiritual brokenness. Charmaine uses a variety of therapeutic modalities including psycho dynamic and existential therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, and motivational therapy, as well as neuro-counseling and mindfulness. Charmaine has been married for 32 years and is the mother of four adult children. Charmaine works with individuals, couples, and families. Charmaine is also bilingual, speaking Spanish and English.