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.
Counseling with Sean
I am in my mid-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.
Quotes About Sean: “Over the years I have come to realize that no matter what method of counseling one espouses it is the counselor himself who is most beneficial to the one seeking help. A tool is only as good as the one using it. Because of this I recommend Sean Slevin.”
Learn more about me and my counseling approach, and explore some of the common counseling topics I address (e.g., grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, addictions, shame, marriage, etc.).
Fee & Health Insurance
My counseling fee is a sliding-scale ($260 to $160), with discounts for incomes below $220,000/year. The first session is half-price (e.g., $130, if paying the full fee). 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.).
Methods of Payment: I accept Cash, Check or Online Payment (via Venmo, Zelle, etc.). I do not accept credit cards. Consult the FAQ for more details.
Scheduling a Session
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 - Wednesday (including some evenings). Below are some of my upcoming openings for current/previous clients.
- Tuesday (Tomorrow) (5/30) — 11am Counseling Session AvailableSean Slevin, 2pm Counseling Session AvailableSean Slevin
- (Different Week) Tuesday (+8 days) (6/6) — 4pm Counseling Session AvailableSean Slevin
- (Different Week) Monday (+14 days) (6/12) — 4pm Counseling Session AvailableSean Slevin
- Tuesday (+15 days) (6/13) — 3pm Counseling Session AvailableSean Slevin, 4pm Counseling Session AvailableSean Slevin, 5pm Counseling Session AvailableSean Slevin
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In addition to myself (Sean Slevin), I have colleagues who also provide services here in the same 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). Each of my counseling colleagues sets their own fee, schedule, etc. so follow up directly with them via the below links if you have questions.
Contact and Location
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 . 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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