Individual, Family/ Couples, & Group Counseling

Conversations with our Therapists are...


supportive, individualized, and effective for meeting your unique needs.


After providing counseling services within a variety of agencies across the world, the therapists at Conversations Fairfax Counseling Center (CFCC) have come together to create a counseling environment with high standards for professionalism. We provide therapy methods proven to work. Our therapists are required to be in good compliance with all standards of the counseling profession, and have been vetted for effectiveness. Each therapist working at CFCC brings a unique skill-set as well as a fresh new perspective.

Our Mission is to support our clients in reaching their full potential through ethical and authentic therapy services. There are hundreds of therapists claiming to be effective in creating change, alleviating symptoms, and supporting their clients. The therapists at CFCC are chosen based on their balance of academic achievements, counseling experience, authentic personality attributes, and successes with clients. We require our therapists to “practice what they preach” as we screen to ensure that what our client’s experience in a session is an authentic representation of who the therapist actually is as a person.

When you reach out to a therapist at CFCC, you can feel confident that you will be speaking to a qualified therapist who has a proven track record of being very good at what they do with a genuine care and respect for you as a client.

The Therapists at Conversations Fairfax Counseling Center LLC function independently of one another to make up a small group practice with a team environment.

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Kristen is an Integrative Therapist initially trained in America with a Master of Social Work Degree. She continued her training in England, by participating in a 2 year Integrative Therapy course run by some of the most effective and compassionate therapists in the world. Kristen is a specialist in delivering Humanistic therapy methods with the use of insight and intuition interwoven throughout a session.

Kristen is effective in working with issues such as feeling overall “lost”, relationship breakdowns & breakups, depression, anxiety, addiction, chronic illness, grief, and ongoing suffering resulting from child hood & family of origin conflicts.

Kristen is nonjudgemental, calm, and empathic. Her clients report feeling balanced and peaceful when working together. Kristen aims to build resilience within clients while supporting them in reconnecting to their authenticity, freedom, and self- compassion. Check out her personal website: www.kbrowntherapy.com. New clients must book free phone consultation using button below.

  • Kristen is not currently in network with any insurance companies at this time. Out of Network forms can be submitted to insurance companies for re-imbursement

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Ashley Mitchell, LPC, BCN

Ashley Mitchell is a licensed professional counselor and has experience working with a wide variety of clientele such as adolescents, adults, and couples.  She is compassionate, caring, and works hard to find the right therapeutic methods to fit her client’s individual needs.  She will often use methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, meditation, biofeedback, and other methodologies that she deems to be the best fit.

Not only is Ashley a trained mental health therapist, but she is also board certified in neurofeedback and is offering this treatment currently.  Neurofeedback is a non-invasive technique that helps the brain to retrain itself to work more efficiently. If you are interested in learning more, just ask Ashley or check out her personal website at ashleymitchell.info

  • Ashley is an in-network provider with Bluecross and Blueshield


Valerie smith, LCSW

Valerie offers her clients over 20 years of experience in providing therapy. She also provides supervision to new therapists as part of her passion for ensuring high quality treatment continues to be available to clients. Valerie has extensive experience in working with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, spirituality, building coping skills, and adjusting to changes in life circumstances.

Valerie’s clients often provide feedback that they appreciate her warmth, kindness, and sense of humor. Valerie understands the complex ways in which life becomes difficult, and why people would pursue the help of a therapist to alleviate their suffering. She makes sure her clients always know that it is “normal” to need help from time to time. She treats all clients and supervisee therapists as human beings, worthy of dignity and respect.

Valerie will offer you a genuine therapeutic relationship with connection and validation. She wants to support you in reaching your goals. Valerie promotes understanding of how your past may impact your present, and how you can break unhealthy patterns in order to experience healthy adjustment and successful coping with life stresses.

  • Valerie is an in-network provider for: Bluecross and Blueshield (and their subtypes), Cigna, United Healthcare, and Magellan.

Disclaimer: Conversations is a group practice with therapists that are independent providers from one another. Therapists may hold different policies and procedures based on their independent therapeutic styles & regulating ethical agencies. Conversations as a brand, and the therapists working within the brand are not responsible for one-another and assume no responsibility for any actions or decisions made by a provider.

Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy

Adults and adolescents

Individual therapy offers clients a one on one setting to explore, heal, grow, and feel better. We provide Individual Therapy to adults and adolescents for a variety of situations and issues.




Adults and ADOLESCeNTS

Neurofeedback is a painless and non-invasive way to train your brain to work more efficiently. Research has demonstrated that people experiencing anxiety, PTSD, Depression, Insomnia, ADHD, Migraines and TBI Benefit the Most. Neurofeedback compliments therapy and is another option for clients to utilize instead of medication.

(Provided by Ashley Mitchell, LPC, BCN only)


Couples & Family Therapy

Couples & Family Therapy

adults and adolescents

Relationships aren't always easy and sometimes require further support. We provide effective couples and family therapy to support clients in rebuilding, maintaining healthy relationships, and in working together to reach their goals.


Group Therapy

Group Therapy

adults only

Group therapy allows clients to learn and grow in a safe environment, using support from one another. We keep our groups small and support group members in meeting their goals individually and together.



Please use the Book Now buttons to see rates or contact your therapist directly as the rates will vary based on provider.

The Therapists at Conversations Fairfax Counseling Center LLC function independently of one another to make up a small group practice with a team environment.

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Conversations Fairfax Counseling Center, LLC

9940 Main Street Suite 201
Fairfax, Virginia 22031

Daytime, Evening, and Weekend Availability.


Kristen Brown, LCSW tel: 703-829-9200 e-mail: kristenbrowntherapy@gmail.com

Ashley Mitchell, LPC, BCN tel: (301) 503-9504 e-mail: ashleymitchellLPC@gmail.com

Valerie Smith, LCSW tel: (703) 309-8023 email: valeriesmithlcsw@yahoo.com

Confidentiality Information: Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children or vulnerable adults (e.g. elders or those who are impaired) must be reported to the authorities, including the Department of Children's Services, Adult Protective Services and/or law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources. If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or another person this information must also be reported to the appropriate authority. This applies to information left on voicemail, e-mail, or text

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