We are all about Connection! As a group private practice, Counseling Connect provides mental health and wellness services for individuals, couples, and groups. We work with clients of all ages and backgrounds. We strive to match clients with a therapist who best fits their needs and we build relationships to help people realize positive change.
We provide in-person counseling in Christiansburg, VA. Telehealth is available for Virginia residents, including live video sessions and text-based therapy via secure messaging. Service contracts are available for individuals or employers to purchase therapy sessions in bulk.
Counseling Connect is proud to be the mental health provider for the Montgomery County Fire-EMS department. Through the program Helping Our Helpers, we offer professional counseling and wellness services for first responders. We have developed an integrated healthcare model, which goes beyond the limitations of traditional employee-assistance plans, to ensure that our clients and their immediate family members have access to high quality, consistent, and trauma-informed treatment and prevention. For full details, check out our blog!
Counseling Connect offers group counseling for those who experience suicidal ideation or self-harm through our program called We Are Hope. Our group aims to bring everything that makes life worth living into the therapeutic process. We focus on fostering self-compassion, resisting suicidal and self-harming behaviors, and changing self-defeating thought patterns. We will achieve these goals through the use of the Integrative Psychodynamic Approach to Suicide Prevention, as well as interventions and techniques from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. We provide a safe, empathetic, and empowering environment to instill hope and overcome the darkness.
If you or anyone you know would like to participate in this group, please contact Lindsay Caldwell, Resident in Counseling at (540) 391-0251 or email@example.com.
If you are having a mental health crisis, please call 988.
Our counselors work from a wellness perspective, a holistic, strength-based, and client-centered approach. We give you a safe space to process your thoughts and feelings, and help you gain insight to empower you to make positive changes in your life. We collaborate with you on a customized treatment plan and support you in reaching your full potential. We can help you heal from your pain, achieve your personal goals, and become the person you want to be.
Our counselors are committed to advocating for positive social change and diversity inclusion. To further this goal, we are working on several community service projects, including a suicide prevention group, called We Are Hope and an event to promote LGBTQ pride, in addition to the Helping Our Helpers program. We also offer seminars to businesses that want to improve the well-being of their employees.
Our practice is founded on a mentorship model. It's designed to nurture the professional development of pre-licensed clinicians and give them opportunities for growth before and after they become independently licensed. Clinical supervision is provided by Rae Burgess, Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Supervisor.
We are always open to feedback from our community.
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Here's what a couple of our former clients said about their experience at Counseling Connect:
"Counseling has been most helpful. I can feel a significant improvement in my mood most days and I feel I have better tools to manage my anxiety and depression. My confidence has increased and I finally feel myself healing from long festering issues of abandonment and inferiority. I’m very glad I gave counseling a try! I would be open to trying it again."
"I have been in and out of counseling for about fourteen years. Rae is the first professional to listen to my goals, my experiences, and my pain to create a plan of mindfulness, deep conversations, as well as fun pet story sharing. I am so thankful to be in touch with such a caring person. 10/10 would recommend."
Rae is the owner of Counseling Connect, PLLC. She is licensed to practice mental health counseling in Virginia and North Carolina. She is an Approved Supervisor with the Virginia Board of Counseling. She provides individual therapy for adults, couples counseling, and clinical supervision for pre-licensed professionals.
Rae has 15 years of experience in the counseling field. She has post-graduate training in Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy and a retired therapy dog, who worked as her co-counselor for over a decade. She specializes in helping people with trauma, addiction, relationship issues, depression, and anxiety. As an Adlerian therapist, her approach to counseling is strength-based, attachment-focused and person-centered, emphasizing emotional validation, self-acceptance, healthy relationships, and positive thinking.
Call: (540) 315-1445
Lindsay is bright, warm, and uplifting, which makes her a fitting therapist for clients of all ages. She specializes in working with people, who identify as LGBTQ+ and treating issues related to depression, self-harm, and suicidality. If you're hurting, you are not alone-- ask Lindsay for help!
Lindsay believes that change is possible for everyone! She builds trust and understanding in the client-counselor relationship to help people reach their full potential. Through her Person-Centered approach, Lindsay gives her clients power over their own care. Clients set their own goals, determine what they want out of the experience and explore their feelings, beliefs, and values in a non-judgmental space. She will collaborate with you, so that you can learn how to cope with current and future problems.
Counseling Connect is developing a suicide prevention group to help those struggling with depression and hopelessness. Lindsay is the primary clinician for this group, called We Are Hope.
See our blog for more details!
Call: (540) 391-0251
Taylor works at Counseling Connect while finishing her graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Marshall University. She is a believer in the triumph of the human spirit! Taylor specializes in treating religious trauma and helping people break away from controlling environments and toxic relationships. If you're struggling through dark times, let her be your guide on your journey of healing and self-discovery.
Taylor has experience providing mental health services at a university counseling center and can help people with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, ADHD, life transitions, and end of life issues. Working from an Adlerian perspective, her approach emphasizes personal growth, supportive relationships, and positive thinking styles. She offers in-person and telehealth therapy for individuals, couples, children, and geriatric clients. Taylor works on a sliding scale ($30-80) per session.
Call: (540) 315-7387
Elle is an old soul with a big heart! Eager to take on new challenges and expand her empathy, Elle is on your side and prepared to see you through your journey of growth and healing.
Elle has experience providing mental health and addiction recovery services for children, adolescents, and adults. She specializes in helping clients, who identify as LGBTQ+, survivors of sexual violence, and people with anxiety, neurodivergence, and personality disorders. Her approach is grounded in Person-Centered and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She uses mindfulness techniques and strength-based interventions, tailored to your needs, while teaching you effective coping and stress management skills to improve your overall well-being.
Call: (540) 391-0511
10 Hickok Street Suite 201, Christiansburg, Virginia 24073, United States
09:00 am – 06:00 pm
09:00 am – 06:00 pm
09:00 am – 06:00 pm
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
50 minute assessment or therapy session
60 minute therapy session with more than one client
50 minute therapy session
Reserved for clients with financial hardship
Equivalent to 10-15 minutes per week
Equivalent to 10-15 minutes twice per week
More than 2 supervisees
Our fees are based on the experience level of the therapist. We accept Virginia Medicaid, Magellan, and United Healthcare Medicaid. If you have out-of-network benefits, you may ask your insurance company if you can be reimbursed for services.
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