Department of Family Services – Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

703-324-5730
TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building, Floor 7, Suite 740
Fairfax, VA 22035

Toni Zollicoffer,
Director

Counseling Services

Counseling Services

At no cost to you, we offer short-term therapeutic services in which a trained counselor will support and guide you through issues related to your experiences with domestic and/or sexual violence. Counselors will also help you to identify and connect to other services and resources that may meet your needs.

Note: During COVID-19, the Domestic and Sexual Violence 24-Hour Hotline 703-360-7273 is still available.

Teletherapy for Individual and Family Counseling

Free, short-term individual and family counseling services are now available via teletherapy.

What is Teletherapy?

  • Teletherapy is face-to-face counseling over video call.
  • Teletherapy sessions are scheduled in advance and happen in real-time.
  • It is private and secure.
  • It has the same benefits as counseling in the office.

Plus, it's easier for people who have:

  • Difficult schedules.
  • Transportation issues.
  • Childcare issues.
  • Health concerns.

Learn more about teletherapy.

Call us at 703-324-5730 and choose the option for Counseling Services

Women’s Domestic Violence Group

This is a group counseling service that provides peer support and education.

Women’s Domestic Violence Group
Support and education to understand domestic violence and promote safety and healing. A children’s group is also available at the same time and place.

Call 703-324-5730; TTY 703-324-5706 to request an appointment with a trained counselor. English and Spanish-speaking counselors are available. We also provide interpreters for other languages.

Trauma Survivors’ Coping Skills Group

This is a group counseling service that provides peer support and education.

Trauma Survivors’ Coping Skills Group
Teaching women who have been sexually abused or had other trauma to manage unpleasant emotions, gain a sense of security, and learn to thrive.

Call 703-324-5730; TTY 703-324-5706 to request an appointment with a trained counselor. English and Spanish-speaking counselors are available. We also provide interpreters for other languages.

Men’s Survivors’ Group

This is a group counseling service that provides peer support and education.

Men’s Survivors’ Group
Support for men who want to understand and heal from sexual abuse they experienced in childhood.

Call 703-324-5730; TTY 703-324-5706 to request an appointment with a trained counselor. English and Spanish-speaking counselors are available. We also provide interpreters for other languages.

NUEVO – Grupo Terapéutico y Educativo para Mujeres Afectadas por Abuso

El Condado de Fairfax, Servicios de Violencia Doméstica y Sexual ofrece este grupo de apoyo y educativo.

Los servicios son completamente gratis y confidenciales. Este grupo está abierto a mujeres adultas, que han experimentado abuso en su relación de pareja. El abuso puede ser físico, emocional y verbal.

Este grupo se ofrece varias veces durante el año. Por favor llame para la próxima fecha de inicio. Cada grupo se reúne por ocho semanas y promueve el entendimiento y sanación del trauma causado por el abuso, así cómo un sentido de comunidad con otros con experiencias similares.

Cada Mártes
3-4:30 p.m.

El Condado de Fairfax, Servicios de Violencia Doméstica y Sexual ofrece este grupo de apoyo y educativo a través de una llamada en Zoom.

Para más información o para unirse a este grupo, por favor llame a Linda Concepción al 703-324-7230.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Eligible?

You or a family member must have experienced domestic or sexual violence or stalking.

You must live in, work in, or have been abused or assaulted in Fairfax County or the Cities of Fairfax or Falls Church. (The Men’s Survivor Group does not require residency for participation.)

Children are eligible for individual counseling services.

Because counseling is short-term, it is not a good fit for:

  • People with a serious mental illness without other psychiatric care or if the condition could make our services unhelpful or harmful.
  • People in other counseling or treatments that could duplicate or conflict with our services unless services are coordinated.
  • People with a history of sexual abuse by a parent or family member (incest).

Where Do I Go for Counseling?

Normally, we would meet in person in one of many locations throughout Fairfax County based on your zip code. However, during COVID-19, we're meeting virtually. 

How Long is the Wait for Services?

Our goal is to return your call within one business day.

To help us provide our services without delay, please call back promptly if you receive a voice message from us.

Counseling can start within a few weeks or sooner from the time you speak with a counselor. If there are many requests, there may be a wait.

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