Emmaus Family Counseling Center

Emmaus Family Counseling Center is a provider of quality Christian counseling in Northern Virginia.

Emmaus Family Counseling Center is a provider of quality Christian counseling in Northern Virginia.

[02/14/18]   Happy Valentine's Day from us at Emmaus!

"We love because he first loved us." - I John 4:19.

[01/15/18]   A just law is a man made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law.

~Martin Luther King Jr

[01/05/18]   "Being afraid is not wrong in itself. As creatures living in a sinful world, we should be afraid at times. The problem is when fear forgets God."

~When People Are Big and God is Small by Ed Welch


Keep Technology in Its Proper Place in 2018

Food for thought regarding technology


thegospelcoalition.org If we don’t learn to put technology in its proper place, we will miss out on many of the best parts of life.


Quick Tips on Teens and Technology

Here are some questions to consider asking when talking with teens about technology.

emmauscounseling.wordpress.com It’s a new age (maybe not so new anymore) and technology is a common topic in therapy offices. Technology presents a lot of blessings, but also some complex problem that makes it a huge issue that …

[12/25/17]   Merry Christmas from all of us at Emmaus! We celebrate the healing and redemption offered to us through the birth of Jesus.


WONDER Trailer (2017)

We're hearing great things about this movie! If you see it, let us know what you think!

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New Study Details How Porn Harms Australian Millennials

fightthenewdrug.org In this week's edition of What's The Research, we delve into a study that reveals that millennials are seeing, first-hand, the harmful effects of porn.

[11/29/17]   Holidays can be overwhelming. Or, it can be a therapeutic time too. For instance, smells of cider, hot chocolate, or pine can remind of past memories, hopes of future memories, or peace in the moment. Sometimes it is good to pay attention to what our senses are telling us!

So, remember to stop and smell the holiday “roses” during this busy season!


Body Language

Then I began hearing His voice. It was radically different from hers. He wasn’t looking for a perfect body. But a willing vessel, a dwelling for His love.

Click link to read all of this beautiful poem by our own Dr. Patti Broderick. Emmauscounseling.wordpress.com/2017/11/03/body-language

emmauscounseling.wordpress.com By Patti McCarthy Broderick The first time I heard her, I ignored her. She pointed out my youthful round limbs and torso But I kept playing. She showed up again in the gaze of my peers, As their bo…


Nutrition and Mental Health

Check out this guest post by GoodLife Nutrition about the strong relationship between nutrition and emotional wellness!!


emmauscounseling.wordpress.com Guest post by Angela Mari of GoodLife Nutrition LLC When I was invited by Emmaus Counseling Center to write a piece for this blog, I was thrilled to have such a conversational platform on which I c…

[10/02/17]   We are praying for healing and peace for those directly impacted by the Las Vegas shooting and for our nation.

[10/01/17]   “You'll never get to a person's soul until you understand their hurts.”

― Ravi Zacharias


My Name Is “Beloved”: Finding Identity in Mental Illness

"No matter the type of brokenness — physical or mental — Christian identity is found not in a diagnosis, but instead in our position as redeemed children of God (Romans 8:16–17)."


desiringgod.org The identity of God’s people never rests in a diagnosis, even if the pain feels all-consuming. When the world says, “bipolar,” God says, “beloved.”


Coldplay - Fix You Lyrics

"When you get what you want but not what you need..." Songs say much about emotions. This one is a classic.

Share a song that speaks to you in comments.

I don't own anything, all rights go to Coldplay. Edited in SonyVegasPro10 Videos: https://vimeo.com/40555466 https://vimeo.com/60835364 Lyrics: When you try ...


Contentment vs. Feelings


emmauscounseling.wordpress.com By Layla Zickefoose A couple of weeks ago I found myself using the restroom in seconds and running out of the bathroom towards a screaming child. Pretty sure I broke a world record or something. An…


Is Mental Freedom More About My Theology And Less About Finding Myself?

"Freedom is found in letting go of the notion that it is all about us."

Check out this blog post written by local wife and mom.

wholisticola.com I am broken and until I realize I am broken, I will never taste the freedom my heart is searching for.


Why Watching Porn Leaves You Feeling Lonelier Than Before

fightthenewdrug.org Porn can seem to be an appealing escape from the difficulties of life, but in reality, porn makes those challenges much worse than ever before.


The Heart of Man (2017) Official Final Trailer

We've been hearing a lot about this! Coming to theaters Sept. 14 - one night only!
If you see it, us know what you think.

Get Your Tickets Here Now Before It Sells Out - www.heartofmanmovie.com/tickets coming to select theaters nationwide on September 14th for a one-night event ...


The Smart Stepfamily

Class for blended families starting!

player.subsplash.com This Smart Stepfamily class gives couples keys to building a healthy stepfamily. The eight sessions offer useable solutions for everyday living, practical tips for raising stepkids, and ways to strengthen the couple's marriage. The class combines instruction and encouragement that affirms both husba...

[09/10/17]   Our thoughts and prayers are with those in Irma's path.

[09/07/17]   "Where you invest your love, you invest your life." - Mumford and Sons


Fighting Low Self-Esteem


"...I do believe that an important step towards overcoming these feelings must include the realization that God saw our brokenness and loved us enough to create a way of escape."

emmauscounseling.wordpress.com By Layla Zickefoose Low self-esteem is an issue we hear about frequently as counselors. It comes up so often I’m convinced people think it’s a diagnosis in itself. It’s not, but i…


Why Are You Worried?

"While we may say God is most important in our lives, and that he is in control, we struggle to live this way practically in light of the circumstances we face on a regular basis. Worry is over-concern that results from over-loving something—loving it more than God."

thegospelcoalition.org Whenever you place your ultimate hope in anything in this world, you will struggle with worry.


I Was a Pastor Hooked on Porn

"I shudder to think what would have happened had God never exposed my sin and crushed me as he did. It was the worst and best year of my life."

thegospelcoalition.org God had crushed me because he loved me, and because he wasn’t finished with me yet.

[08/23/17]   Love the people you have in your life, not the one you wish you had.


Parenting a Full Quiver with a Barren Heart

Good encouragement from Desiring God folks.

desiringgod.org Our homes may be full of children, but our souls will be barren until we can count the joys of parenthood as loss compared to the surpassing worth of Christ.


Hope for Troubled Marriages

"Circumstances that once seemed intolerable or intractable can become the welcome means by which we grow in faith, obedience, and holiness."

Great advice over at the Biblical Counseling Coalition.

biblicalcounselingcoalition.org Couples sometimes enter marriage counseling already feeling defeated. Years, or even decades, of marital miscommunication, discord, and disappointment have taken their toll. How can we instill hope in couples who have so little?

[07/04/17]   Happy Fourth everyone!! Did you know that not all countries have been as open to allowing official therapy and counseling as the U.S.? We're thankful for freedom!

[06/25/17]   We're so very saddened the topic of suicide has been in the news more in Loudoun County. If you ever counter someone struggling with this, don't be afraid to insist on professional help for them. Our counselors are available. And suicide risk assessments can be done at the CIT Assessment Center, 102 Heritage Way, N.E., Suite 102, Leeburg between 7am-11pm. Their number is 703-777-0302.

[06/18/17]   Happy Father's Day! We rejoice in the gift of fatherhood. We rejoice even more in the God who is a perfect heavenly father to all who place their faith in Him.

Timothy Keller

Friendship is a deep oneness that develops when two people, speaking the truth in love to one another, journey together to the same horizon.

[06/08/17]   What's the most helpful quality in a counselor? Let us know what you think!

[06/07/17]   How do you encourage a friend to get help? Tip: Remind them everyone needs good counsel. We can loose perspective fast when we stay in our own heads!


Heart Healing

emmauscounseling.wordpress.com Wrestling with unanswered prayers for healing or change of circumstances? Focus on the Family aired such an encouraging message by Joni Erickson Tada last week. Joni has spent the last few decades …

[06/05/17]   Sometimes it's hard to keep serving people with love. But First Peter 4:11 is such a good reminder that we can't do this on our own. We should "do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ."


Dealing With Isolation

Check out our first blog post. There is a difference between withdrawing to pray and just withdrawing from life.


emmauscounseling.wordpress.com By Layla Zickefoose “Just leave me alone!” That phrase is likely one of the more common said during conflict. It often comes with slamming doors, and loud voices. For that matter, it is not just a …

[06/01/17]   Welcome to our new page! We are excited to use this page as a way to connect with our community!

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20925 Professional Plaza, Suite 320
Ashburn, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 21:00
Thursday 09:00 - 21:00
Friday 09:00 - 21:00
Saturday 08:00 - 13:00
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