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Our Northern Virginia Mental Health practice
We're here to listen, support, and empower improvement in your mental well-being.

Our experience enables us to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. We provide a neutral zone to individuals, families, and couples on their path to wellness.

The focus of Aram Wellness Center is helping individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan.

We promise to be there for you every step of your journey. Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.

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Our mental health counselors
Learn more about the Aram Wellness Center team

All our team members have years of experience working in the mental health field, applying the latest research and philosophy to helping clients overcome challenges in their lives to discover their true potential.

Reach out to schedule an appointment with Aram Wellness Center in Leesburg and start living the life you want.

  • Sahar Givpour, PhD, LPC, NCC, CSAC
    Founder and CEO
    I have dedicated the last 25 years of my life to helping others reach their full potential. I'd love to work with you and to help you realize your best life yet. The healing process can be painful, but when you're guided by skilled professionals ...
  • Julie Varney, FNP-C, MSN
    Family Nurse Practitioner
    Julie Varney, a certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C, MSN), holds an esteemed accreditation from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Julie's academic journey began at West Virginia University, where she earned her undergraduate degree....
  • Erika Trowell, LPC
    Therapist
    As a first generation citizen, Erika understands the cultural barriers her community faces when dealing with mental health. Her passion for helping people led her journey to becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. It is important to Erika to help bring...
  • Christina Vanzella, LCSW, PMH-C
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker
    Perinatal Mental Health Professional
    From as early as her teenage years, Christina recognized the importance of mental wellbeing. It was this recognition that drove her to qualify as a therapist. Christina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has more than 10 years’ experience empowering ...
  • Jamie Rice, LPC
    Therapist | Resident Supervisor
    Jamie’s experience with her elementary school counselor set her career path. While receiving help to address early childhood trauma, Jamie realized the courage it takes to open up and be vulnerable, especially after going through rejection and abuse. Lived...
  • Nicole Fogel, LCSW
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    I have been working as a social worker for 20 years. I graduated from NYU with my Bachelors and then my Masters in Social Work. Most of my career I have worked with children and families, teens, couples and hospice. I received my license in clinical social work in 2009.

  • Karen Morris, LCSW
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker
    Karen Morris, MSW, LCSW has 29 years experience providing psychotherapy and clinical social work to adults, adolescents, and children. Karen has had experience working in community mental health, private practice, child welfare, and public-school settings....
  • Daria White, PhD, NCC
    Resident in Counseling

    The work I do relates to the years spent on my own personal journey of healing. As someone said: “You cannot take people to a place you have never been yourself.” I believe that healing happens in context and connection.

  • Coral Collins, M.A.
    Resident in Counseling
    My journey through the landscape of mental health has sculpted me into the person I am today. This journey, though unique and personal, serves as my compass, guiding my passion for supporting others as they navigate their own life challenges. In a world th...
  • Maya Lidell, M.Ed., NCC
    Resident in Counseling
    Maya, a certified National Counselor with the NBCC, is a dedicated Resident in Counseling based in Virginia. She harbors a deep-seated passion for assisting teens and young adults, focusing primarily on identity development and helping them navigate the co...
  • Anisha Zaman, MSW
    Clinical Social Work Supervisee
    Anisha Zaman, MSW, is a Clinical Social Work Supervisee with over three years of diverse experience, spanning from elementary schools to international high schools, and partial hospitalization programs. She has had the privilege of working with adolescents...
  • Ashley Aguirre, M.A.
    Resident in Counseling
    Ashley Aguirre, M.A., a Resident in Counseling, obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. With over three years in community-based counseling and residential substance ...
  • Jan Augusta Nieves, PMHNP-BC
    Jan Nieves, PMHNP-BC, is a distinguished board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a dedicated focus on addressing both addiction-related and non-addiction mental health disorders throughout her post-graduate journey. Rooted in the belief that ea...
  • Laura B. Nguyen, LCSW
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker
    Laura graduated with a BA in Psychology from George Mason University in 1996, where she also received a Psychology Technician Certification and was honored with the Jeanne C. Mellinger Award for outstanding scholarship, leadership, and service. She complet...
  • Selina Farmer, MA, MLD., MHA
    Resident in Counseling
    Selina Farmer is a dedicated mental health professional with a deep-rooted passion for compassionate, patient-centered care. With over 15 years of experience in various therapeutic settings, she brings a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective to her ...
  • Jo-Ann P. Schaaf, MA
    Resident in Counseling
    Jo-Ann P. Schaaf, a dedicated Resident in Counseling, is recognized for her robust work ethic and commitment to evidence-based practices. With a comprehensive educational background, including a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Mary...
  • Ken Kirk, M.S.
    Graduate Intern
    I am entering my third year in Eastern Mennonite University’s Master of Arts in Counseling Program and will graduate in May 2025. I am currently completing my clinical internship and am excited to join Aram Counseling & Wellness Center’s eclectic team....

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We have over two decades of experience helping clients discover the path to wellness.