Delinda Swanston, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Ms. Swanston is a licensed therapist with over 25 years of experience. She has worked with clients who have a broad range of personal concerns including addressing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting objectives, ADHD, OCD, and professional development. In addition to the aforementioned areas, she has worked with clients who experienced victimization, trauma, and emotional abuse. Her clientele are from all walks of life, 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.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC, Ms. Swanston went on to earn a master’s degree in Clinical Counseling at Liberty University - Lynchburg, VA, and a post-master’s degree in Psychological Testing at Old Dominion University - Norfolk, VA. She later earned a Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University - Richmond, VA.

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Her approach to 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 tends to utilize Relationship Enhancement counseling techniques, Gottman Method, and Relationship Check-Up approach to addressing relationship goals and objectives. 

 

Ms. Swanston’s style is one of acceptance and warmth, emphasizing open interaction. She values respect, autonomy, and dignity, and strives to treat all of her clients with compassion and understanding while encouraging and reinforcing positive change. She enjoys meeting people where they are in life while working with each one to individualize their sessions to their specific goals and objectives.