Gainesville Counseling provides online, telephone and face-to-face individual and group counseling to people who are struggling with issues of addiction, anxiety, bipolar disorders, depression, eating disorders, grief/loss, impaired professionals, relationship stress or trauma in Gainesville, VA and the surrounding areas including Washington DC, Bull Run, Manassas, the Plains, Warrenton, Midland, Catlett, and Haymarket.
We understand that, although it is unfortunate, there is still a stigma associated with seeking counseling, and many people avoid getting help because they are afraid that it will negatively impact their career. Dr. Snipes handles VIP cases directly. She can either come to your office, conduct video counseling over a secure internet connection, or you can come to one of the satellite offices for CDS Ventures (Our parent company) in Manassas, Warrenton, Tyson’s Corner. There you will meet directly with Dr. Snipes without having to go through a receptionist or enter into a “doctor’s office.” If you choose to pay in cash, you can even remain anonymous. Note: If you use credit card or your insurance, then you will need to provide identifying information.
Our counselors use a holistic approach to recovery believing that rest, exercise, nutrition, positive relationships and a healthy environment all play a part in how we feel (and act)! We use a brief (12 weeks or less) solution-focused, cognitive behavioral approach. Our goal is to help you understand how your thoughts and feelings interact, and make lasting positive changes.
We have convenient hours from 10am until 6pm M-F, and by appointment on the weekends. We also have phone counseling services available for many issues. We provide mental health and substance abuse assessments, group and individual counseling, personal improvement seminars, case consultation and expert testimony in the areas of addictions, mental health, PTSD and mental health malpractice.
Our clinical director, and owner, Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes received her PhD in 2003 specializing in addictions and mental health. Since then she has taught substance abuse and mental health counseling, assessment and testing, and eating disorders counseling at the University of Florida, and served as the wellness consultant and on-call counselor for the Florida Police Benevolent Association. (See her column in Roll Call). Additionally, she spent nearly 14 years working for Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, as a clinician, program manager and director. Currently she is President and Director of Education for AllCEUs, providing online and face-to-face continuing education services to over 20,ooo counselors, nurses and lawyers throughout the country. Dr. Snipes specializes in using a cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior therapy to assist people in dealing with issues such as anxiety, chemical/drug/behavioral addiction, bipolar disorder, burnout, depression, eating disorders (Bulimia, binge and compulsive eating), grief, PTSD/Trauma and stress. She can also assist you in increasing your motivation to achieve your goals.
Patricia Jeter, LMHC provides online counseling to persons with addiction, anger, trauma and self-esteem issues. Ms. Jeter is licensed in the state of Florida and provides face-to-face services in Gainesville, FL as well as throughout the country via online, video counseling. Ms. Jeter also serves as the back-up on-call clinician for the Gainesville Counseling practice. Ms. Jeter uses a reality-based, cognitive approach to counseling (Google: Reality Therapy), but on request, can also provide Christian counseling.
Interns: At times we have interns who co-facilitate groups and may take on a couple of clients on a pro bono or sliding scale basis. They receive direct supervision from Dr. Snipes.