Support Throughout Your Journey

Brickel and Associates, LLC is a private psychotherapy practice in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Our counselors serve individual adolescents and adults, couples, families and groups, under the direction of Robyn E. Brickel, MA, LMFT.

We are dedicated to helping our patients or clients make and maintain positive changes in their lives. We bring a positive, proactive approach to therapy, helping clients achieve greater self-esteem, build healthier relationships, and make the emotional, cognitive and behavioral changes they seek.

We will help you create tools to make a safe and stable environment, within therapy and to use in your daily life. You’ll find the resources and tools to establish clear boundaries, explore new ways to cope with everyday challenges and emotions, and increase your strengths and abilities.

Robyn Brickel MA, LMFT, Counseling Alexandria VA

Robyn E. Brickel, MA, LMFT

With in-depth experience in trauma informed care, Robyn Brickel works with clinicians and other therapists as a case consultant, and speaks and teaches on topics including family systems, substance abuse, eating disorders, PTSD, and more.

Help Is Here For You

We bring a Trauma Informed Care approach to healing from:

Abuse, Trauma, and Stress

  • Abuse — emotional, physical or sexual
  • Dissociation
  • PTSD
  • Stress reduction
  • Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault


  • Addiction related issues, such as Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)
  • Addictive behaviors, such as drugs, alcohol, food, gambling, sex
  • Body image issues and eating disorders
  • Co-dependency

Emotional Distress and Physical Illness

  • Anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders
  • Chronic illness
  • Emotional intensity and instability
  • GLBTQ, sexual identity issues/struggles
  • Life transitions
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Self-esteem

Family and Relationship Challenges

  • Challenged family systems
  • Dysfunctional relationships
  • Issues around reproduction and infertility
  • Postpartum depression
  • Relationship distress

Counseling Services Available

  • Individual therapy
  • Couples therapy, including gay relationships, premarital and marriage counseling
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Coordination of services with medical providers and schools
  • Specialized skill-building training for emotional regulation and behavioral change