Our parenting coordinators are psychologists and/or attorneys with mediation training and experience skilled in assisting high conflict parents to facilitate resolution of their disputes, educating parents about children's needs, and with prior approval of the parties and/or the court, making decisions withing the scope of the court order or appointment contract. 

Our parent educators are Virginia Supreme Court certified providers of the parent education seminar legally required of parents who are contesting custody over minor children in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Parenting Together, Living Apart is the popular 4-hour course created by Dr. Glory Fox Dierker. It is generally offered the third Saturday of each month. Inquire about additional parenting course topics, and private parenting education for your group.

Our Virginia Supreme Court Certified family and divorce mediators are known for calmly helping individuals, including very high-conflict individuals, to reach mutually satisfying resolutions. We are a full service divorce mediation practice, with an extraordinarly successful rate of settling cases. With backgrounds in both law and psychology,  we offer a unique approach and level of competence in mediating financially driven and child-focused issues. 

Our clinical psychologists specialize in individual psychotherapy, couples counseling (pre-martial and marriage therapy), conjoint couples therapy, family therapy, play therapy (for children), counseling for adolescents, group therapy, parent education, custody evaluations and psychological testing. 

The purpose of coaching involves supporting individuals to understand what is getting in their way of achieving one or more of goals, such that they may then resolve the obstacle(s) and move forward. By creating clarity (meaning different things to different people in different situations) new and previously unseen paths forward become readily accessible. Coaching sessions can be done in person, or on the phone.

Supporting and enhancing the lives of individuals and families 

throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region from our offices in Falls Church, Virginia.

Supporting and enhancing the lives of individuals and families 
throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region from our offices in Falls Church, Virginia.

**Accepting new patients/clients** 

**TeleHealth (video + audio) options available**

Since 1989, The Family Center has been committed to providing the highest standard of psychotherapy and related services to enhance the quality of life for individuals, couples, and families. 


The Family Center specializes in coordinating treatment and services for various individual family members. Our practice consists of multiple psychotherapists, clinical psychologists, family and divorce mediators, parenting coordinators, and parent educators.


Our model is unique in that our diverse professionals and specialists collaborate regularly and effectively, ensuring a comprehensive and coordinated approach.


The Family Center is conveniently located in Falls Church, Virginia, with easy access to both Washington, D.C. and Maryland. Our offices are in Rock Spring Professional Center, at the intersection of Leesburg Pike (Route 7) and Columbia Pike. Parking is ample.

5691 Columbia Pike, Suite 200

Falls Church, VA 22041


Tel: 703-998-5606


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