SPECIALTIES

Anxiety Issues

Years in Practice

3-5 years

where

Saint Marys GA 31558 - United States

Credentials

MA

Additional Expertise

Marriage Coach, Relationship Coach

I Practice in

All areas, please inquire

I AM FLUENT IN

English

I Believe

“Underneath all the distress, partners are asking each other: Can I count on you? Are you there for me? Will you respond to me when I need, when I call? Do I matter to you? Am I valued and accepted by you? Do you need me, rely on me?” ~ Dr. Sue Johnson

About Virginia E. Abell

I am a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist.  I am a Relationship and Affair Recovery Specialist who helps couples heal from the aftermath of infidelity, sort through their overwhelming emotions, and create a solid, personalized plan for repairing their relationship. My clients enjoy working with me because we take steps towards making decisions at the pace that feels right for them.

The focus of my practice is helping couples transform the suffering and distress of infidelity into a healthy and flourishing relationship filled with love and intimacy.  I know that idea feels impossible, but I've seen first hand the potential for couples to heal when they have the proper support.

Experiencing the aftermath of an affair creates an emotional roller-coaster for all involved.  Know that it's normal to feel disoriented and confused. These intense feelings will not last forever.  I help my clients sort through the overwhelming emotions that they are feeling. Together, we work to gain understanding and make sense of what went wrong.  

It is my job to help uncover the who, what, when, where, and, most of all, the why.  My clients enjoy working with me because we take steps towards making decisions at the pace that feels right for them.  Often, at least one partner is unsure if they want to stay in the relationship or leave. Rest assured, this is completely normal.  We will use the first several sessions to work through that uncertainty and help you to become clear about how you want to move forward.  

In a time filled with pressure and blame, I would love to show you how to feel peace and control over your life.

Dealing with infidelity is an extremely sensitive issue that must be handled with dignity and respect.  I'm so excited that I am able to offer my services via video-conferencing so couples can experience complete privacy and receive healing from the comfort of their own homes.  It is important for couples to heal their relationship in the exact same spot where it was damaged.  We want to replace hurtful memories with good ones.  Video-conferencing allows me to not be constrained to my physical location and I am fortunate to be able to reach couples all across the United States.

I have a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, GA.  My clinical training consisted of working with young adults struggling with addictive and psychiatric disorders at Ridgeview Institute, a rehabilitative psychiatric hospital.  For the past few years, I have worked with people struggling with a variety of issues in my local private practice including depression, anxiety, family distress, and infidelity.  I can also incorporate Christian spirituality into your sessions ONLY if you desire this type of support.

Virginia E. Abell Success Stories

From Divorce Papers To a Brand New Start

Couples dealing with infidelity

Over the year of sessions, we always felt comfortable and we were able to discuss issues.  Virginia was always attentive and offered solutions.  It was nice to have someone that cared so much help us through our hard times.  That made a huge difference.  It was nice to be able to be open with our circumstances and not feel strange about everything.  Our visits actually became a part of our lives and was something that was nice to look forward to.  Sometimes, that isn't necessarily the case with counseling.  But, Virginia gave us that sense of support and caring attitude that helped out.  I wouldn't have changed a thing or wished for any other outcome.  While neither my wife nor myself would ever want to revisit our situation, it is something that we had to meet head on and overcome.  It was such a pleasure to have Virginia help us along our journey.  While I never want to revisit that experience again, I know that anyone in that situation, or any other situation for that matter would be in the best hands to have her by their side and help them.

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