Michelle Golob-Birjandian, Professional Counselor (Pre-Licensed) in Virginia

Michelle Golob-Birjandian, MA, NBCC

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I provide an honest and safe environment for you to discover the very best version of yourself. I use kindness, compassion, and reflection to support you in a deep exploration of yourself and your troubles. While utilizing perspective and evidence-based techniques to cultivate meaningful solutions to help you become your best self.

Life is full of challenges, which are impossible to avoid. My goal is to help you be prepared to handle them effectively. Together we will enhance strengths, skills, and insights to support your most full potential.

My approach is warm, respectful, collaborative, and honest. I do not believe in a one-size-fits-all therapeutic philosophy because no two individuals are the same and no two issues are the same, therefore I use an integrative approach attuned to your specific needs and goals.

Whether or not you have been in counseling before, I will provide an environment that will foster trust and growth. I have experience working with individuals of diverse backgrounds, addressing various issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+ related issues (whether you identify or are struggling with the new norm), trouble coping with current events (ever present bad/horrific news), career counseling,…

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Career
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex And/Or Pornography Addiction
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • Asian
  • Biracial
  • Black
  • Immigrants
  • Lgbtqia+
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors

Faith Based Specialties

  • Atheism/Agnosticism
  • Bahá’í
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Jainism
  • Judaism
  • Sikhism
  • Wicca / Paganism
  • Zoroastrianism

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$70.00 - $130.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Professional Counselor (Pre-Licensed)
Board Certification(s)
Professional Certification(s)
National Certified Counselor
National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
American Psychological Association
Virginia Counseling Association
Northern Virginia Counseling Association
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling