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About Us

Chrysalis Counseling Centers, Inc. has been serving the Northern and Central Virginia areas since 1993 providing quality mental health services to meet the needs of children, adolescents, and adults. Through an integrative approach, Chrysalis Counseling Centers utilizes various therapies and treatment modalities to rebuild individual lives and stabilize family functioning in order to create a new sense of hope. Our philosophy is to provide confidential and supportive settings for you and your family to explore life’s challenges in order to create a more fulfilling life for yourself and others. We understand the challenges that life can bring, and we are here to assist you and your family experience personal and emotional growth in a way that is creative and healing

President’s Biography:          

Elizabeth Stevenson, LCSW, PhD, MBA is the Founder and President of Chrysalis Counseling Centers, Inc.  Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Masters in Social Work, PhD in Psychology, and a Masters in Business Administration.   In addition, Elizabeth is a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, Certified Sex Offender Treatment Therapist, Master Addictions Counselor, and a Diplomate Forensic Counselor.  She has been featured on a variety of radio shows and newspaper articles and has been interviewed by local investigative reporters for several major television stations.

As a licensed psychotherapist, Elizabeth has provided administrative and clinical leadership for over 25 years, in addition to providing clinical treatment to children, adolescents, and adults.  Elizabeth’s vision involves creating caring environments where growth and recovery can occur.  “What brings me significant joy is seeing a client find the purpose for his or her life, to see a family embrace each other through unconditional love as they develop tools to cope with life’s challenges.  My clients probably never know the gift they give to me when they improve.  Offering them a new sense of hope or showing them just how to deal with past issues, no matter what it is they leave with–I am left with that much more.”


                   Quotes from clients:                  

For Elise,
We painted this picture for you ’cause when we think of you, we see you chasing away the clouds and shining the healing light and love you have inside on us.  Thank you.


I am happier than I have ever been, love myself more than I ever expected to, and I’ve found peace and serenity where I never that I could.  The changes come because of your genuine, professional, and caring guidance, and I thank you for the benefits that will last a lifetime.



Thank you from the bottom of my heart. My daughter is doing great, because you put her on the right path. You are wonderful!

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