I am a Resident in Counseling in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Texas State University. While working on my degrees, I also received trainings in Play Therapy, Child-Parent Relationship Training, Theraplay®, and Animal-Assisted Counseling models.
I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families both in individual and group counseling settings, supporting them through anxiety, depression, adjustments and life transitions, grief and loss, and relational struggles. I significantly value forming a trust-based relationship in counseling to create a healing environment where compassion and kindness become healing agents to empower the client.
I work to understand the unique worlds of my clients to support their needs by utilizing a variety of expressive tools that provide alternative forms of self-expression through art, music, activities, and playfulness. Coming from a culturally diverse background, I find it crucial to understand every individual’s background and story from their lens and collaborate on individually developed goals in the counseling process.
Training and Services
I am a Resident in Counseling at Alexandria Place Therapy under the supervision of Sarah Briggs, LPC, RPT-S. I have trainings in play therapy and Child-Parent Relationship Training from The Institute for Play Therapy, intro level training in Animal-Assisted Counseling from the academy at Texas State University, and Level One Theraplay and MIM from The Theraplay Institute.
I am also a native speaker of Turkish and provide services in both languages.
Selma Sahin, MS
Resident In Counseling