Office Location

Contact

7130 Heritage Village Plaza

Suite 101

Gainesville, VA 20155

DorothyCFordPllc@gmail.com

Web address

Tel: 571-229-3418

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Appoinment Hours:

Mon: 10 am - 6pm 

​​Friday: 10am - 6pm ​

Saturday: 10am-3pm

My Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that treats problems and boosts happiness by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts. CBT focuses on solutions, encouraging patients to challenge distorted cognitions and change destructive patterns of behavior. By changing part of the triangle of thoughts, feelings and behaviors, you can improve functioning and overall well being.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Psychodynamic therapy is similar to psychoanalytic therapy in that it is an in-depth form of talk therapy based on the theories and principles of psychoanalysis.  It focuses on both the therapist-client relationship, as well as the client's relationship with their external world. It takes into account how the past plays an important and significant role in our present. 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) provides clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. DBT specifically focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas, including mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. All of these components work together to help clients better handle every day stressors along with healing from trauma, depression, personality disorders, substance abuse issues, anxiety disorders and mood disorders.