Mental health therapy or counseling allows patients to uncover life concerns and make the next steps toward improving health, well-being, and/or professional and social performance.

At Synergy Immediate Care, our mental health therapist, Derek Russell, works with patients are experiencing mental health crises, and assists with the management of mental health issues.

Derek Russell is a licensed clinical mental health therapist with many years of experience in the field.  Derek works with patients using cognitive behavioral techniques to identify and build a patient’s strengths, resources, and support network.  He also works alongside patients to assist with the management of issues associated with depression, anxiety, phobias, family, parenting, and martial problems and help to alleviate depression and anxiety, and increase confidence and self-esteem.

Patients may seek counseling for managing difficult life events such as:

  • Life Transition
  • Physical Illness
  • Death of a Loved One
  • Relationship Problems/Divorce

At Synergy Immediate Care, we specialize in the evaluation, treatment and management of:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders – Generalized Anxiety, Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Performance Anxiety, Social Anxiety
  • Couples and Relationship Concerns, including Marital Counseling
  • Phobias
  • Insomnia
  • Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety and Depression
  • Stress Reduction
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

If you or a loved one believe you can benefit from a mental health assessment or counseling and therapy, please call to set up an appointment with one of our medical professionals at 703-942-5331.

*Please note that Derek does not take insurance and is out-of-network for therapy appointments.*