Individual Psychotherapy

Individual Psychotherapy

Individual Psychotherapy Services in Virginia and Washington D.C.

Peaceful Mind Solutions provides result-oriented individual psychotherapy, starting from the very first minute and clearly defining the problem that focuses on helping a particular person deal with their specific psychological issues. Our service will help you to receive support and experience growth during challenging times in life. Individual counseling services can help one deal with many personal topics, including mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use disorders, etc.

Our individual psychotherapy can help people overcome obstacles to their well-being. It can increase positive feelings and help you deal with life stressors such as work-related stress, grief, relationship problems, and other life transitions. People can learn different skills for handling difficult situations and making healthy decisions to reach their goals. Many of them find to enjoy the therapeutic journey of becoming more self-aware.


  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Job/Family/Relationship Stress
  • Postpartum anxiety and depression
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Personality Disorders
  • Making Changes
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Coping
  • Motivation
  • Trauma
Individual Psychotherapy

How Does Individual Therapy Work?

Individual psychotherapy sessions allow confidentially talking through problems or situations with an experienced, trained professional. Individual therapy allows both therapist and client to focus on each other, finding problems, building a rapport, and working together to solve the client’s issue.

Psychotherapy is not the only form of mental health treatment. It’s often used in conjunction with other types of treatments, including family therapy or substance abuse counseling. Psychoanalysis and cognitive-behavioral therapy are two common types of psychotherapy that differ in duration. Psychoanalysis is a talking therapy that can take months or even years, while CBT can be completed in only a few sessions.

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Benefits of Individual Counseling

Psychotherapy can provide these types of benefits and more :

  • Reduce anxiety and depression symptoms
  • Change thinking patterns and behaviors that are associated with mental health issues
  • Relief from stress and tension
  • Increase self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Improve emotional regulation, and work on relationships
  • Increase awareness of thoughts and emotions
  • Adding to your support network
  • Gaining a better understanding of yourself
  • Learning how to handle emotions
  • Providing coping strategies

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.

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

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.  

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