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Brickel and Associates, LLC works with clients on a range of issues and concerns and has experience with clients of all ages, backgrounds, and belief systems. The foundation of effective therapy is a safe, trusting and collaborative relationship. We will work with you to develop a plan that is tailored to your goals and needs. Our treatment style is active and supportive.

Our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can’t change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

Individual, Couples, and Family Therapy

Single therapy sessions last 45 minutes / double sessions last 90 minutes. Sessions are usually scheduled on a weekly or biweekly basis. Attending therapy sessions regularly, as well as starting and ending on time are considered vital to the therapy process. Services range from short-term counseling to long-term psychotherapy. We blend traditional talk therapy with other therapeutic models, such as somatic experiencing, imagery, mindfulness, and EMDR. We develop your individualized therapy plan in a collaborative manner with you.

We offer couples counseling to couples, both married and in relationships of any sexual preference. We also offer individualized premarital therapy sessions.


Robyn E. Brickel, MA, LMFT, the director of the practice, began her career working with at-risk youth. She has worked extensively with

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Robyn E. Brickel, MA, LMFT


AAMFT clinical fellowRobyn Brickel, M.A., LMFT is founder and clinical director of Brickel and Associates, LLC in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia, established in 1999. She brings a strengths-based, trauma-informed, systems approach to the treatment of mood disorders, addiction, trauma, self-harm, eating disorders, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and other mental health conditions. She is deeply committed to clinical practice, professional education and better public awareness of mental health issues.

Robyn works with clients and clinicians who wish to better understand the impact of trauma on mental health and relationships. Always learning, she continuously participates in training programs to stay abreast of the current theories and models of therapy – and shares this knowledge with others. Robyn presents workshops for various organizations and is on the faculty at the Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education. Her educational programs address the treatment of substance abuse, including adolescent substance abuse and the impact on the family, perinatal mental health and trauma.

As a clinician, she integrates 25 years of training and experience with numerous treatment modalities, including advanced training in several models of relational or couple’s therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and is an EMDRIA Certified EMDR therapist and EMDRIA Approved Consultant, as well as a Certified Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST) practitioner and a Senior Facilitator for the TIST model of care. (see CV and information below for a complete list). Robyn is registered on

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