Welcome to Transitions Counseling, the private practice of Sean Slevin, LMFT, LPC. I understand firsthand that it takes courage to ask for help, regardless of how intensely stuck (or not) one feels. Wherever you are on the spectrum, you are taking an important step in researching counseling options. And when you feel ready I would love the opportunity to help you achieve the degree of wellness you desire for your life.
As you consider counseling, you may be wondering: “Can counseling really help me? Will I feel comfortable with the counselor? Will the counselor understand me?” Though I hope that my website will be helpful to you, some questions are best answered face-to-face. That is why I offer potential clients a trial session at half-price: so that you can explore firsthand whether I am a good fit for you.
I am in my early-forties and have been counseling in Harrisonburg since 2008. I use my understanding of personality types to tailor counseling to your specific needs. And my relational approach provides a safe context for you to work through the places you are stuck and to thus become more fully yourself.
Compassionate & Hopeful Christian Counseling
Coming from a Christian perspective, I have deep compassion for the ways that growth can be difficult and painful at times, and also great hope for each person’s innate ability to change. Additionally I am able to help you to make sense of spiritual aspects of your life (if that is something you wish to incorporate). I am informed by my Christian faith (especially the compassionate life of Jesus), and I also respect others’ views. Clients from all faith and non-faith backgrounds are welcome. The discussion of spiritual topics is always at the discretion of each client.
My fee is a sliding-scale ($120 to $80), with discounts for incomes below $100,000/year. The first session is half-price (e.g., $60). I do not accept insurance, but I can provide monthly statements if you wish to seek reimbursement from your insurance carrier. Note that using health insurance (directly or indirectly) for counseling requires that you meet the criteria for a mental health diagnosis, which then becomes a permanent part of your medical record. Please explore the FAQ for more details on health insurance reimbursement and alternatives to using health insurance for counseling (e.g., HSAs, FSAs, tax deductions, etc.).
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Another option (in addition to my sliding-scale discounts) is to work with one of my Counseling Colleagues who may offer additional discounts on their counseling services. In addition to sharing office space (here at the Transitions office) we share similar beliefs, values and goals regarding our desire to better the world through counseling and psychology. In addition to what we share in common, we also each bring our own uniqueness (both in our personality mixes and in our areas of focus).
You can use the New Client Availability form to see what my current openings are and to schedule a counseling session when you are ready to do so. I usually see clients Monday - Friday (including some evenings). Below are some of my upcoming openings.
Sean’s Upcoming Availability:
- Monday (+11 days) (7/29) — 4pm Counseling Session AvailableSean Slevin
- Tuesday (+12 days) (7/30) — 12pm Counseling Session AvailableSean Slevin, 3pm Counseling Session AvailableSean Slevin
- Wednesday (+13 days) (7/31) — 9am Counseling Session AvailableSean Slevin, 12pm Counseling Session AvailableSean Slevin
- Thursday (+14 days) (8/1) — 5pm Counseling Session AvailableSean Slevin, 6pm Counseling Session AvailableSean Slevin
- View Sean’s Calendar
I would be happy to answer any questions you might have as you explore whether I might be a good fit for you. The quickest way to reach me is by Email . You can also give me a call at: (540) 908-2045. Please read the FAQ first if you have questions regarding possible job or internship opportunities or for interview requests. When you are ready, you can view my Schedule and request available times.
Located in Downtown Harrisonburg
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The Transitions Counseling office is located at 250 East Market Street, Suite D, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, next to Burger King, and with on-site parking in the back.
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