Valia Shoja, MA
I take a collaborative and integrative approach in assisting clients in personal healing and transformation. We will work together to understand your life journey, process complex feelings, and develop skills needed in order to break negative patterns and habits. My primary counseling areas include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma, multicultural issues, adjustment issues, and relationship issues.
I have had various volunteer assignments with different agencies such as IRC working closely with refugees. As an immigrant, I strongly believe in addressing socioeconomic and multicultural factors. I provide counseling in English and Persian.
I earned my Masters in Counseling from The George Washington University in 2021. Previously, I earned a Master of Science in Computer Science from Virginia Tech in 2006.
I joined Wellness through Counseling in 2022 as a resident in counseling under the supervision of Salma Abugideiri, LPC. Before that, I completed my internship with the CA Department of Rehabilitation. I helped people with disabilities achieve independence through employment. I am a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.
I also have experience as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Fairfax Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court, advocating for the best interest of abused and neglected children. Additionally, I have worked as a volunteer for Fairfax County helping elder adults with disabilities maintain their quality of life and independence.
Counseling is my second career. I have worked as an IT Consultant and Project Manager for 15 years.
50 Minute Session: $90
90 Minute Session: $135