Getting Started

Professional counseling and psychotherapy offer methods for addressing personal, family, work, and health-related concerns throughout the course of our lives. 

psychological and behavioral problems arise during childhood, but may not become evident until adolescence. The teen years are a time of significant change when extra support may be needed to move effectively into adulthood.

The transition from adolescence into adulthood requires examining behavior patterns brought forward from our developing years. Adults are expected to navigate complex environments and nurture the next generation. Each life stage brings its own set of challenges for individuals and families.

Counseling and psychotherapy help to improve insight and perspective, emotion-regulation, and problem-solving skills. Advances in neuroscience have increased our understanding of human behavior and our ability to diagnose problems, improve coping skills, and facilitate a greater sense of well-being. 

The following pages will give you more information about the types of services I offer and what may be most beneficial to you.

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Virginia Barnes Ricketts, M.S., L.C.P.C.

Counseling & Psychotherapy

716 Giddings Avenue, Suite 33

Annapolis, MD 21401

(410) 507-7435



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