Valia Shoja, MA
I am passionate about helping my clients heal and grow. My mission is to assist people in
understanding themselves and their challenges more effectively. I strongly believe that my
clients are experts in their desired paths in life.
I strive to create a safe space that allows you to process your thoughts and feelings. Through a
trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship, we will work together to explore your
strengths and resilience for living a fulfilling life and reaching your potential.
I have worked with individuals with a wide range of mental health challenges. I also enjoy
working with couples and families, building healthier and more secure relationships.
I integrate a range of evidence-based, person-centered therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive
Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Internal Family System (IFS),
and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
I am very passionate about serving the community and making mental health services more
accessible. I have experience working with clients of diverse cultural backgrounds. I am a
multicultural and multi-lingual therapist that provides therapy in English and Persian.
It will be my privilege to accompany you on this intimate journey. I look forward to the
opportunity of working together as a team!
I earned my master’s in counseling from 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 elderly 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 17
50 Minute Session: $100
90 Minute Session: $145
Please, click on the link below to schedule a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation for us to learn more about you or your child and to see if we are a good fit for your needs.
During our call, we can address any questions you may have and help you get started.
We look forward to connecting with you soon!