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Peaceful Minds Counseling Services in Virginia and Washington D.C.

At Peaceful Mind Solutions, we provide adult and adolescent psychotherapy to help you and your loved ones make changes to live the life that you desire.  Log in from the convenience and comfort of your own computer or phone and meet with an experienced psychotherapist for individual or group counseling. 


Borderline Personality Disorder

Job/Family/Relationship Stress

Postpartum anxiety and depression

Anger Management

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Making Changes

Personality Disorders

Anxiety Coping



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"Courage isn’t having the strength to go on –
it is going on when you don’t have strength."
- Napoléon Bonaparte
Individual Psychotherapy

Individual Psychotherapy

Individual psychotherapy refers to what many people call “talk therapy.” The purpose of the therapy is to help a person cope with, understand, or resolve psychological distress or difficulties. Psychotherapy can be used to treat a wide variety of mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance use disorders. 

Our Individual Psychotherapy services will help you to deal with life stressors such as work-related stress, grief, relationship problems, and other life transitions. Our Psychotherapy involves a client and a therapist working together to identify the client’s goals, create a treatment plan, and help the client reach those goals. The frequency and duration of psychotherapy sessions will vary depending on the client’s needs.

Group Psychotherapy

Group Psychotherapy

Group psychotherapy, also known as group therapy, is a type of treatment that involves a group of people typically experiencing similar challenges. A group is led by a licensed psychotherapist (sometimes two psychotherapists), who will create and reinforce the group rules and structure and guide group sessions. The group operates according to basic rules and structure.

While “open group,” which means new members will join as the group goes, would be an example of a group structure. The therapist will typically guide the group by leading discussions or lessons or introducing topics in group sessions. Our Group therapy service can effectively treat mental health conditions and life stressors and helps by providing education, coping skills, peer support, and a sense of community

Areas we serve

Peaceful mind solutions is based in Northern Virginia and we are licensed to serve clients in Virginia and Washington D.C. We do all of our services using Telehealth and this allows us to see clients all over the state within the comfort of their own home.

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About your therapist

Lauren K. Nickum, LCSW, CSAC

Lauren Krause Nickum, LCSW, CSAC has over 10 years of experience empowering adults and adolescents to make life changes through mental health treatment services.  Lauren practices virtually to meet the needs of her clients from the comfort and convenience of their own home.  Lauren uses a combination of Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills to help her clients find solutions to their struggles.  

Learn More About Lauren K. Nickum, LCSW, CSAC 

Lauren K. Nickum
Adult Psychotherapy


Adult Psychotherapy

Adult psychotherapy is a process through which adults aged 18 and up can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behavior to improve their lives. An adult is tailored to meet the specific needs of each client. Our adult psychotherapy service focuses on helping our clients understand and change the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors causing problems in their lives. We also help people to develop coping skills and to manage stress. Adult psychotherapy can be an effective treatment for many types of mental health conditions and can help clients improve their overall well-being.


Adolescent psychotherapy

Adolescent psychotherapy is a type of therapy that typically focuses on helping teenagers develop healthy coping skills and learn how to manage their emotions effectively. Our Adolescent psychotherapy will help teenagers learn to cope with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, school-related stress, substance abuse, life transitions, and disruptive behavior disorders. Our Adolescent psychotherapists can also provide support and guidance to parents as they navigate the challenging teenage years.

Adolescent psychotherapy
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