Child & Family Counseling Center

13649 Office Place, Ste. 102                      Phone: 703-670-5738

Woodbridge, VA 22192                                  Fax: 703-670-8213

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Support and Advocacy Groups

ADHD--CHADD of Northern Virginia--Check out CHADD ADHD support group meeting times and places in Northern Virginia.

ADHD Women's Group.  Informal social group gathering in Woodbridge.  Contact Vicki at or call (703) 680-5231.

Alanon and Alateen--For family members of alcoholics     Co-Anon--For family members of drug addicted people

Alcoholics Anonymous--AA     AA of Virginia   

The ARC--For people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities

Autism/Aspergers: The Spotsylvania Autism/Asperger Social Meetup Group.  This is a     social support group for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum, as well as     their family and friends.     Parents of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia

   Autism Support Network  Provides many resources, including live chat with other     members.                  

    Autism Society of Northern Virginia

      Casper Minds, LLC.  A local organization  (based in Haymarket) focusing on social       skills for kids on the        autism spectrum.  This includes parent support groups and       advocacy. Check out their newsletters.  

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law--For more than 30 years, the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law has been the nation's leading legal advocate for the rights of people with mental disabilities.

Because I Love You--support group for parents raising difficult children.  The closest group is in Bethesda, MD, but there are useful links and handouts on the site.

Beliefnet--A one-stop site for spirituality and world religions, includes guided meditation

Bereaved Parents of the USA Northern Virginia Chapter.  Support group meets on the 4th Sunday of each month at 3 PM at Potomac Hospital in the Hylton Educational Center, Room A.  Contact chapter leader Jodi Norman at (814-266-0255) or coleader Gay Shelby at (703-869-1363).

Bipolar Support Group in Woodbridge.  For those with Bipolar Disorder.  Meets every other Wednesday at 7:30 PM at the Ferlazzo Building in Woodbridge.  Contact or 703-953-2449.  A similar group meets in Centreville every Tuesday at 7:30 PM.  Contact or call (703) 803-6442. A support group for Family and Friends of people with Bipolar Disorder meets every other Tuesday at 7 PM in Centreville.  Contct or call (703) 803-6442.   For information on the Bipolar Support Group of Northern Virginia, their website is   

CHADD--For Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  Click on "Support" for information on support groups.  A new CHADD parent support group is now meeting at 7:30 PM on the first Monday of each month at Bethel United Methodist Church in Woodbridge, at the corner of Smoketown and Minnieville Roads.  For more information, email Jessica Stoops. Other groups meet in Warrenton, Annandale/Springfield, and Alexandria.   

Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia/Immune Dysfunction Syndrome.  Informal social group forming.  Contact Vicki at or call (703) 680-5231

Clutters Anonymous.  For poeople who want help eliminating excessive clutter.  Call (703) 536-6650.

Debtors Anonymous.  

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance--includes information on support groups  

Depression Support Group Online--Daily Strength

Divorce Care--Support groups and information for people undergoing divorce

Domestic Violence/Battered Spouses --National Coalition for Domestic Violence      

Emotions Anonymous---for people with emotional problems that can include depression, anxiety, anger, shame, and grief.  Call 202-364-944

Families Anonymous–for relatives and friends of people with addiction or behavioral problems.

Family Watch: Responds to families and friends of children with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders in Virginia.  Call them toll-free: 877-264-8428.

Gamblers Anonymous     Gam Anon--For family and friends of compulsive gamblers

Internet Addiction--For those who are "addicted" to computers and internet surfing/chatting.  Also check out  The Center for Online Addiction.

JobHero–career resources for Americans with disabilities.  

Moderation Management--for mild or moderate drinkers who want to control or cut down on their drinking

MOPS--Mothers of Preschoolers Support Group.   

Nar-Anon Family Groups--Family support groups for people dealing with addictions of family and friends.

Narcotics Anonymous---Self-help groups for those wanting to stop their illegal drug use.  For meeting locations, call (800) 711-6375.   Northern Virginia NA Group (Chesapeake & Potomac)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)  Information on mental health, support groups, and more.

National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse.

Nicotine Addiction (Cigarette smoking)--QuitNet   Or check out Nicotine Anonymous.  (301) 598-4914.  

Overeaters Anonymous

Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center  PEATC has an excellent resource list of Support Groups of various types in Virginia, including ADHD, autism, brain injury, early intervention, emotional disabilities, Tourettes, and more.  

Parents Anonymous--Parents Anonymous® encourages all parents to ask for help early, whatever their circumstances, to effectively break the cycle of abuse to protect today's children and strengthen tomorrow's generation of parents.    

POAC–Parents of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia

Parent Support Groups & Workshops--offered by Center for Pastoral Counseling

Parents Without Partners--Parents Without Partners provides single parents and their children with an opportunity for enhancing personal growth, self-confidence and sensitivity towards others by offering an environment for support, friendship and the exchange of parenting techniques.   

PFLAG--Parents, Family, and Friends of Gays and Lesbians.  Support for people who care about someone dealing with sexual orientation issues.

Prevent Child Abuse Virginia

Psych Central  They list over 170 online support groups!

Rational Recovery--An alternative to AA

Recovery, Inc.--Offers free support groups in the D.C./VA area for people struggling with anxiety, fear, depression, panic, anger, and other mental, nervous, and emotional problems.  Use the link or call (301) 431-1818.

SAVAS--Sexual Assault Victim's Advocacy Service for Prince William County.  Support for survivors of sexual assault and their friends and family members.  Services include crisis counseling, court and police accompaniment, hospital advocates, self-defense courses, and outreach. Woodbridge Office: (703) 497-1192.  Manassas Office (703) 361-2634.  24 hour helpline (703) 368-4141.  Now forming (9-03): Partners of Survivors (of childhood sexual abuse) Support Group.  Other groups include Boundaries, AMAC (Adults Molested as Children) for men and women, teens, and parents.   

Secular Organizations for Sobriety--For those who want to become sober but are uncomfortable with the the religious focus in A.A.

Sexaholics Anonymous.  For those with sexually compulsive behavior.  

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous.    A similar group, but includes support for those who are overly dependent on romantic relationships.  

SMART--Self-Management and Recovery Training for problem drinkers who may not choose complete abstinence.

Toastmasters International--For those who want to overcome a fear of public speaking.

TOUGHLOVE® International is a non-profit, self-help organization that provides ongoing education and active support to families, empowering parents and young people to accept responsibility for their actions.

Tourette Syndrome Association of Greater Washington  

The Trillium--A drop-in center whose mission is to provide a stress-free, stigma-free atmosphere for people 18 and over who are mental health consumers

U-Turn--Prince William County Support group for teens wanting to stop using alcohol or drugs.  This is run by the New Horizons program.  Monthly meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month, 7-8 PM at the Sudley North Admin. Building.  For more information, call Mari Brooks at (703) 792-5928 or Jill Gordy at (703) 792-7745

Virginia Federation of Families.  Responding to families and friends of children with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.  Contact: 877-264-8366 or 804-264-8428.

Women For Sobriety--for women with alcohol problems.

(Updated 8/21/16)