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Marriage/Couples Counseling To Heal & Restore Your Relationship.

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At The Marriage Healing Center (Gainesville VA Center) we offer a holistic, strength-based approach to healing relationships. Our professional, certified couples specialists who will leverage their expertise to help you recovery and strengthen your relationship. So if you are looking for Relationship Issues Therapists, Psychologists and Relationship Issues Counseling in Gainesville, we can offer the most professional and expert assistance to help you rekindle your marital | relationship flame!

Our primary focus is to help your relationship to succeed. All of our counselors are well trained (certified) and are highly experienced therapists who specialize marriage and marriage-type relationships healing.

We have successfully helped many couples in our Gainesville Center and we look forward to helping you. As stated before, our foremost approah is a holistic, strengths-based approach to marriage/couples counseling that is specifically focused on building intimacy, connection, attachment and healing that can result in helping every relationship.

Our #1 goal for you is to help your relationship to succeed. Our primary focus is to provide marriage counseling that can help you save, restore, strengthen, expand and transform your marriage.

Our counselors are certified, highly trained and highly experienced therapists (marriage counseling specialists) who work exclusively with marriage/couples relationship issues.

We offer a wide range of services. 

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The Marriage Healing Center in Gainesville, VA is located in Prince William County at the intersection of Heathcote Blvd., and Heritage Village Plaza.

Our office is accessible to individuals and families living in Haymarket, Warrenton, Bristow, Manassas and Centreville, VA.

The Gainesville office is located at:
7001 Heritage Village Plaza, Suite 210
Gainesville, VA 20155
Phone: (571) 222-5180

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Counselors & Therapists At The Gainesville Our Center

Shevy Kanaganayagam, MA, LPC (Gainesville VA Office)

Shevy Kanaganayagam is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia and Nebraska. She provides therapy to couples at the Marriage Healing Center, LLC.

Ms. Kanaganayagam received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Grace University in Omaha, Nebraska in 2014. Ms. Kanaganayagam has an undergraduate degree in Theology, majoring in Education, from Singapore Bible College. She also has a diploma in Human Resources Management from London Business School. She has over 10 years of Management experience in Human Resources. Ms. Kanaganayagam has worked in private, non-profit, and church agencies and takes a holistic approach to providing therapy to couples. She utilizes a wide range of researched based tools, often working with relationship approaches, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), mindfulness, solution focused, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

Ms. Kanaganayagam’s areas of experience include working with couples that are in conflict, struggling with communication, infidelity or porn addiction of a spouse. She works with individuals with anxiety, depression, Bipolar, PTSD, stress, sex and love addiction, grief, anger management, life changes, and work and career challenges. Ms. Kanaganayagam offers Christian Counseling with sound, biblically based values if requested.

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Dr. Courtney Shaughnessy, Psy.D., LPC (Gainesville Office)

Dr. Shaughnessy completed her Masters and PsyD for Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Rivier University in Nashua, NH as well as two bachelor degrees in Social Work and Psychology at Curry College in Boston, MA. She has experience with individuals, couples, adolescents, and groups. As a marriage counselor, Dr. Shaughnessy aims to develop a shared value system between both partners.

Dr. Shaughnessy is certified in trauma and the Gottman Method for couples. She also employs different counseling methods depending on the needs of her clients. She has experience with infidelity, adjustment/transition issues, family conflicts, recognizing expectations, LGBTQ, as well as depression, anxiety, OCD, and ADHD. Dr. Shaughnessy is also trained in several evidence-based treatments including Cognitive behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused short-term therapy, and psychodynamic therapy.

Dr. Shaughnessy aims to provide and break down wants, needs, understanding, acceptance, and trust in relationships. Dr. Shaughnessy has been recognized through the Society for Brain Mapping for her clinical work recognizing motivational behavior. At Marriage Healing Center, Dr. Shaughnessy will serve couples using the Gottman Method and other treatment modalities as needed.

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Kenni Walker, LPC (Gainesville Office and Online Therapy)

Kenni Walker, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. She received her master’s degree in Counseling from Capella University in 2014. She also holds a Master’s in Business Administration.

Kenni started working with couples during her clinicals. Kenni has spent a large part of her 19-year career in human services helping parties resolve conflict by helping to increase effective communication between them. She utilizes a combination of couples therapy techniques to include Gottman , psychodynamic, and positive psychology with an overall goal of supporting couples in enhancing their intimacy and experiencing more depth and understanding in the main relationship artery of communication.

Kenni has worked in private practice as well as inpatient mental health facilities. Kenni specializes in helping couples exercise mutual support by learning about each other in new ways and by appreciating each other’s perspective. Kenni believes that there are irrationalities and rationalities that coexist and that by separating the two, an individual can experience more authenticity and truthfulness in their relationships.

Kenni has worked with couples in all stages to include, premarital, phase of life, pre/post separation, divorced-coparenting, as well as parental alienation.

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Need Marriage | Couples Counseling Help & Support?

Schedule An Appointment With A Professional Counselor | Therapist
Who Will Address Your Total Relationship Needs … Thank You.