Delinda Swanston, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Ms. Delinda P. Swanston, LPC is a therapist licensed in Virginia and Florida with over 25 years of experience working as a counselor. Following completion of a Bachelor degree in Biblical Studies she completed her Masters of Art degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University.  In addition to training in clinical counseling, she has had training in a Christian psychiatric treatment facility under the supervision of professional, Christian supervisors.

Ms. Swanston has worked with clients who have a broad range of goals and concerns including addressing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting objectives, ADHD, OCD, and professional development. She also worked with clients who have experienced victimization, trauma, and/or emotional abuse, including abuse related to spirituality, and one's relationship with God.  Her clientele has come from all walks, and she has worked with both the civilian sector and members of the military and federal government. She has also worked with families, individuals and couples.

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Ms. Swanson’s style is one of acceptance and warmth, emphasizing open, honest, grace-driven, interaction.  She values respect, autonomy, and dignity, and she strives to treat all of her clients with compassion and understanding while encouraging and reinforcing positive, internally motivated change.  She enjoys meeting people exactly where they are in life, and in their Christian walk, while working with each one to individualize their sessions to their specific circumstances and personal goals and objectives.

Ms. Swanson’s approach to working with clients, includes incorporating theories, techniques, and methods that are consistent with best practices in addressing their unique problems.  If clients’ request Christian based counseling, she will incorporate scriptures and evidence-based practices that align with Christian beliefs and values.  Her approach working with clients includes the following: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), including ERP, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Existential and Solution-Focused Therapy.  When working with couples, she utilizes Relationship Enhancement counseling techniques, Gottman Method, and Relationship Check-Up approach to addressing relationship goals and objectives.