Hope Dillard, LPC, MAC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Master Addiction Counselor

Marriage and Family Counselor

1769 Jamestown Road, Suite 118
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
Phone: 757-345-2460
Fax: 757-301-4147
Email: hhopedillard@gmail.com

Additional Information

Specialties or Interests:

(Specialties are in bold)

Substance Abuse
Adolescent Issues
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Anxiety Disorders
Bereavement / Grief / Loss
Relationship Issues
Family Counseling

Adjustment Disorders
Trauma / PTSD
      EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing)
          advanced training
      EMI (eye movement integration)
          advanced training

Treatment Approaches:

Cognitive Behavioral
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Eye Movement Integration
Rational Emotive Therapy
Motivational Interviewing
Family Systems
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Communication Enhancement
Spiritual Counseling

Practice Description:

"A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval." -Mark Twain

I help people empower themselves. We tap into their inner strengths which are often unrealized or eclipsed by the problems. I challenge my clients to be open to the possibility that what they see as insurmountable obstacles are really opportunities for change and growth. This occurs in a supportive and nurturing environment. I encourage clients to identify their ultimate goals as we embark on the journey of developing their "truest, best selves." Usually, the desire to confront issues by seeking counseling means that change is imminent, and one is "ripe" with the courage to move on in this process.

Ultimately, this perspective and balance translates into improved self-concept and empowerment. Clients are less blocked from pursuing their goals and dreams and have a stronger sense of self.

One of my specialties is working with addictions. I have worked for over twenty years both in in-patient treatment facilities and in outpatient private practice with the chemically dependent population and their families. Other specialties include grief and loss, family counseling, couple's counseling, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), adjustment disorders, and spirituality.

I often work with the families of clients as every person in a family is affected if one member is having problems. Thus, we identify the dysfunction and change patterns of interaction or "boundaries" within the family in order to achieve therapeutic and long-term change. This involves seeing the whole family as the "client" and not just the individual seeking help. The whole "family system" is often contributing to the problem.

Professional Affiliations:

The Virginia Counseling Association
The American Psychotherapy Association
The Peninsula Counseling Association
The Association of Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling
The International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors
National Association For Alcohol And Drug Addiction Counselors

Professional Title/s:

Licensed Professional Counselor
Nationally Certified Counselor
Master Addiction Counselor

Minimum Hourly Fee:

I accept most insurance carriers. Please call 757-345-2460.

Office Information/Hours:

My hours are very flexible. I can usually see you within 24 hours of your call to the office.

I am located in Jamestowne Professional Park (link). My office is located at the top of the hill, in the first building on the left.

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