TRANQUIL MIND THERAPY, LLC
LCSW, RPT, CTS, LLC
Certified EMDR Trauma Therapist
EMDRIA-Approved Consultant-in-Training (EMDR-CIT)
Registered Play Therapist (RPT)
for Adults, Young Adults, Teens, & Children
in Fairfax City office
near GMU & Fairfax courthouses
easily accessible via
Routes 66, 495, 123, 50, and 234
Are you feeling stuck or struggling to find balance or direction in your life?
Do you feel you keep repeating the same unhealthy relational and communication patterns?
Are past/present issues currently interfering with a positive sense of well-being?
Do you wish you, your young adult, teen, or your child were able to handle stress/moods more effectively?
“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”
― David Richour
My name is Stephanie and I am the founder/owner/lead therapist for Tranquil Mind Therapy, LLC. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Registered Play Therapist (RPT), IFS-Informed and EMDRIA-approved Certified EMDR Therapist with over 25 years experience working with youth, adults & families in a wide variety of settings across the treatment continuum (outpatient treatment, home-based counseling, day treatment, residential treatment, schools, substance abuse prevention, etc.). I specialize in working with trauma, dissociation, and other PTSD symptoms in children through adults.
I built Tranquil Mind Therapy, LLC in 2016 and our practice has grown!
We now have five additional (very talented) clinicians (a few more bios coming soon!) with a wealth of behavioral health treatment experience treating young children through adults in various settings
Our collective passion as a practice is partnering with youth, young adults, & adults, empowering them with the insight, tools, and skills to work through various challenges, as well as healing past and present wounds, in a warm, safe, confidential, neurodiversity-affirming, BIPOC-affirming, and LGBTQIA+- affirming therapeutic space.
CHECK OUT "OUR TEAM" PAGE OR CLICK ON EACH PHOTO BELOW!
Stephanie Béguin-Howard, LCSW, RPT
Elizabeth Knudson, LPC
Jessica Giffin, LMSW (Resident)
Ally Jacobi, MSW (Resident)
We use an individualized, eclectic approach to include: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Play/Expressive Arts, EMDR, CBT, MI, and other modalities to address trauma, anxiety, depression, parenting, relationship issues, grief/loss, etc.
Stephanie is an EMDRIA-approved Certified EMDR Therapist and Consultant-in-Training (CIT). Elizabeth is an EMDRIA-approved Trained EMDR Therapist.
We powerfully effective evidence-based approach treating various trauma (and other distress) in adults, teens, and children.
Stephanie is a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) through the Association of Play Therapy.
Our staff incorporate a variety of play and sand tray therapy techniques to clients of all ages.
Stephanie is a Virginia Board-approved Supervisor who provides licensure supervision for Northern Virginia-based MSW social workers working towards their LCSW.
She also provides EMDRIA-approved EMDR Consultation for clinicians who hace completed EMDR Basic Training
Please reach out with any questions.
"Stephanie has been by my side as the most stable support system through my adolescent years. She knows me better than anyone else and always pushes me to be better. I'm so grateful that I've had her as a resource for so long. There will always be more room to grow, but she reminds me to take a step back and realize how much I've grow already."
~ longtime teen and now young adult client
"Stephanie is the most caring and trustworthy therapist I have ever had. She introduced me to EMDR as a way to work through trauma in a safe and effective way. Additionally, she was very understanding of. my schedule as a graduate student and helped through times of extreme stress. She is so thoughtful and I highly recommend her services."
~ young adult client
"Stephanie has helped my pre-teen daughter manage her anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder significantly. My daughter looks forward to her therapy sessions and comes away with each session with strategies for tackling and overcoming her fears and uncertainties. My daughter's mood and ability to enjoy life have also improved. I would recommend Stephanie to other parents whose children suffer from anxiety, depression, and OCD.
~ mother of pre-teen child
Stephanie is incredibly compassionate, insightful, warm and caring. She has a lot of experience in different kinds of therapies, such as EMDR and IFS, which really help make her such a successful therapist. Stephanie's capacity to remember even the smallest details always amazes me, and reinforces my belief that she really listens and cares about the person she is helping. Stephanie's patience, understanding, guidance and support are part of what makes her such an amazing therapist. Working with Stephanie is life changing, and I highly recommend her in helping you through your healing journey"
~ adult childhood trauma survivor