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    About OAC

    Northern Virginia Older Adult Counseling (OAC) is a professional health care practice that strives to provide excellent and affordable counseling services to both adults and older adults in our community. With two office locations in Fairfax, OAC also provides in-home counseling to individuals who are homebound or reside in long-term care settings.   OAC also offers virtual/telehealth therapy sessions to clients who prefer to meet with a therapist in the comfort and security of their own homes.

    With a willingness to provide a variety of session options and a commitment to bill Medicare and other private insurance providers, OAC is both accessible and affordable to those seeking mental health treatment. OAC Practice is guided by a person-centered approach and strength-based model to treat emotional distress, depression, anxiety, family stressors, grief and bereavement.  Our therapists have extensive experience working with both adult and older adults as they face complex issues on their unique journey through life.

    Elizabeth Dakin, LCSW

    Elizabeth Dakin, LCSW

    Ms. Elizabeth B. Dakin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over thirty years of clinical experience working with individuals, couples and families, and facilitating support groups. Ms. Dakin’s therapeutic approach is supportive, collaborative, educational, and solutions focused. She often uses a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy modality. She aims to empower clients by building on their […]
    Dorine Ndayizigiye, LCSW

    Dorine Ndayizigiye, LCSW

    Dorine Ndayizigiye is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She completed her Masters Degree in Social Work at George Mason University in 2013. Dorine utilizes a variety of techniques and skills drawn from Psychoeducation therapy, Client centered therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewi g and Crisis Intervention
    Sheila Giza, LCSW

    Sheila Giza, LCSW

    My name is Sheila Giza.  I am a clinical social worker, licensed in Maryland and Virginia with over thirty years experience in the social work field.   I provide individual therapy to adults, struggling with issues related to relationships, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, grief and loss, and end of life.  I am currently working part-time and provide home […]
    Joyce Montgomery, LCSW

    Joyce Montgomery, LCSW

    Joyce has been an LCSW since 2009 and a social worker for over 18 years. She received her Masters in Social Work from Catholic University. She works with adults of all ages who are dealing with grief and loss, life transitions, and health related concerns. Joyce believes that an authentic therapeutic relationship based on collaboration and trust is crucial to change. She uses many aspects of […]
    Marilyn Gebel-Sitts, LCSW

    Marilyn Gebel-Sitts, LCSW

    My name is Marilyn Gebel-Sitts, MSW, LCSW. I received a Masters in Social Work from Smith College in 1972 and I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Virginia. I had been in private practice for many years in Annandale until December, 2020. I joined OAC in June of 2021 as a therapist primarily offering […]
    Lorraine Krause, LCSW

    Lorraine Krause, LCSW

    Lorraine received her Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from George Mason University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LSCW). With an expansive background in counseling, Lorraine has worked with adults of all ages for over 15 years. Known for her compassionate and empathetic approach, the cornerstone of her service is focused on increasing quality of life. With […]
    Dr. Janaé Moore

    Dr. Janaé Moore

    For over 22 years Dr. Janaé Moore has professionally and successfully supported others on their journeys to healthier and more fulfilling lives. Her counseling view and approach is best expressed by an anonymous quote that says, “[we] were put on this earth to achieve [our] greatest Self, to live out [our] purpose, and to do […]
    Stephanie Martin, LICSW, LCSW

    Stephanie Martin, LICSW, LCSW

    Stephanie Martin, LICSW, LCSW is a clinical social worker licensed in DC & Virginia. Stephanie uses a strengths based approach and has experience working with families dealing with complex medical issues, memory issues, grief & loss, and families connected with child and family services. Stephanie has experience working in long-term care and primary care settings. […]
    Jennifer Lanouette, LCSW

    Jennifer Lanouette, LCSW

    Jennifer Lanouette is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia and is certified in Grief Counseling by the American Institute of Health Care Professionals. She has experience supporting adults of all ages who are experiencing grief and loss, life transitions, caregiver stress, and physical health issues. Jennifer brings compassionate, open-hearted witness to the emotions that arise […]
    Brooke Johnson, LCSW

    Brooke Johnson, LCSW

    Brooke is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Grief Counselor with over 15 years of professional experience supporting those facing significant loss, adjustment to illness, caregiving, and relationship needs unique to older adults. Brooke approaches her therapeutic work through a strength-based lens, honoring the fullness of life experiences with empathy, patience, and authenticity. She believes […]
    Christin Dougherty, LCSW

    Christin Dougherty, LCSW

    Christin has been practicing for the last fifteen years, with a specialty working with families to cope with trauma and also specializes in helping individuals experiencing anxiety and depression. Christin utilizes a supportive approach helping individuals identify the ways in which their thoughts and feelings impact day-to-day functioning when working towards a solution. Christin is […]

    Our Philosophy

    Our Licensed LCSW therapists works with both individuals and groups in treating adults and older adults who are suffering from depression, anxiety, medical problems, family conflict, bereavement, grief and loss. OAC therapists specialize in providing a person-centered approach to each individual client.

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