Department of Family Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

703-324-7500
TTY 703-222-9452

12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

Michael A. Becketts,
Director

ADAPT Telehealth: Counseling Groups Over Video Call

(Posted 2020 September)

Some families are having a hard time coping during the COVID-19 pandemic, and have noticed that domestic violence has increased. When we feel frustrated, angry or upset, we sometimes hurt others close to us with words or physical violence. But there are safer ways to manage our emotions and make better choices.

We invite you to learn about these options through Fairfax County Domestic and Sexual Violence Services ADAPT: Anger & Domestic Abuse Prevention and Treatment program.

ADAPT is an 18-week, state-certified domestic violence intervention program, that teaches adults emotional regulation skills in a group format. You will learn a compassionate approach and safe and effective skills that prevent emotional, verbal, sexual or physical abuse with partners, spouses, children or other family members. ADAPT counselors speak English and Spanish.

smart phone on rock with plantADAPT Telehealth services are available beginning Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.

What is Group Telehealth?

  • Face-to-face counseling groups over video call.
  • Scheduled in advance and happen in real-time.
  • Private and secure.

2020 Groups Re-Start

  • Monday, Sept. 21: English Language Groups
  • Monday, Sept. 28: Spanish Language Groups

How Do I Enroll?

  • Call the ADAPT Information and Intake Line at 703-968-4052 to schedule a free orientation and registration telephone appointment.
  • Orientation and registration sessions for new client will be scheduled starting Monday, Oct. 5.
  • New client intake appointments will be scheduled starting Monday, Oct. 12.

Non-refundable Program Fees

  • County residents: $450
  • Non-county Virginia residents: $600
  • Reduced fees for county residents with documented financial need: $150

Learn more about ADAPT.


Learn more about Domestic and Sexual Violence Services.


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For media inquiries, contact Department of Family Services' Public Information Officer Amy Carlini by email, office phone 703-324-7758 or mobile phone 571-355-6672.

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