Center for Relational Recovery

Counselor , LPC , CSAT

(703) 291-3712
Are you or your partner struggling with sexually compulsive behaviors, having difficulties in your relationship or experiencing limits in your ability to live the life you most deeply desire due to childhood trauma? If so, the clinical team at the Center for Relational Recovery (CRR) specializes in journeying with individuals and couples dealing with these issues to help them transform their lives and relationships. Sexual Addiction Treatment: Using a nationally recognized treatment model developed by Dr. Patrick Carnes, CRR takes clients through a task-based approach to recovery centered around relational connection and building healthy attachments with the self and others.
Relationship Issues: Many couples find themselves unable to create the emotional connection and fulfillment they most long for with their partner. Using Sue Johnson's Emotionally Focused Therapy, CRR works with couples to help them identify the raw spots that need healing and to emotionally connect with one another to create safety and healing.
Childhood Trauma Are you stuck in self-defeating patterns? Do you experience overwhelming emotions? Do you struggle with self-esteem? Often these types of issues are rooted in the way we learned to 'do life' in our family of origin. CRR helps clients to resolve past wounds and develop new ways of living and relating.
Call or Email Center for Relational Recovery for a free phone consultation now - (703) 291-3712


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: The Seattle School
  • Year Graduated: 2001
  • License No. and State: 0701004303 Virginia


  • Avg Cost (per session): $110 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans:

  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: PRC14515 Licensed Professional Counselor in D.C.
  • Certificate: Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist/
  • Certificate Date: 2005

Center for Relational Recovery's groups

Hope & Healing for Partners of Sex Addicts

This women's therapy group is designed for partners of sex addicts. Participants are able to sit with other individuals in similar circumstances and to work through a curriculum designed to help them with the following: Begin to work through the pain and shock of the initial discovery of the sexual behavior; Receive education about sexual addiction, trauma and healthy relationships; Get help with establishing boundaries within the relationship; Determine the best route forward for the partner regarding the relationship; Learn about self-care, effective communication, and healthy sexuality; Receive help with reducing carried shame.

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Foundation's for Recovery Group

This 12-week group is designed for both those who are struggling with addiction and those in a relationship with an addict. The first half of the evening is spent together as a large group and is focused on education about sexual addiction, the experience of the partner, treatment and recovery. During the second half of the evening two groups are formed (one for addicts and one for partners) and each group begins to work through the initial tasks of recovery. Foundations for Recovery is required for participation in treatment. Either the couple or the individual can attend Foundations.

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Men's Sex Addiction Group

This men's sex addiction group is for those who have entered into a recovery process and are focused on exploring the underlying trauma issues and family-of-origin dynamics contributing to the addictive behavior. In addition there is emphasis on improving relationship skills and rebuilding relationships with those affected by the person's sexual behavior.

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Center for Relational Recovery
19 East Market Street
Suite 100
LeesburgVirginia 20176

Call Michelle Mays Clinical Director
(703) 291-3712
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Additional Location

Center for Relational Recovery
1555 Connecticut Ave NW
WashingtonDistrict of Columbia 20036
(703) 291-3712


  • Sexual Addiction
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues


  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Gambling
  • Infidelity
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health:

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Professional Connections

Ms. Beth Ratchford, LCSW, MA

Ms. Beth Ratchford, LCSW, MA

Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Colleague, known for 16 years

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 31 Jul 2015