Marianne Shirilla, MAMFT

Marriage & Family TherapyFemaleAge 58

Marriage & Family Therapy

Marianne Shirilla, MAMFT is a Marriage & Family Therapist in Fairfax, VA. Her office accepts new patients.

Marianne Shirilla, MAMFT

Synergy Counseling, LLC

10379b Democracy Ln Fairfax, VA 22030
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Care Philosophy

"Life is unpredictable. It often takes unexpected twists and turns making you feel helpless and powerless. Relationship communication challenges, trauma, infidelity, death, divorce, life transitions, and parenting ch..."

- Marianne Shirilla, MAMFT

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Marianne Shirilla's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Attack
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Depressive Episode
  • Grief
  • Marriage Break-Up
  • Panic Attack
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress

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(703) 679-7856

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My husband and I worked with Marianne for several months during an incredibly stressful period in our 8-year marriage. Seamlessly, Marianne was able to effectively communicate to both my husband and I in the exact - and very different - ways we needed to hear the message. Marianne has the sharp knowledge to provide the tools necessary to work through a myriad of issues, the emotional capacity to genuinely extend care for her patients, and the overwhelming ease to get patients to that "ah ha" moment while still empowering them as individuals. Marianne saved our marriage, and we're still using the tools she taught us over 2 years ago. We highly recommend Marianne - her expertise, professionalism and care are truly unmatched.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Jessica F. – Feb 11, 2022
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I finally found a therapist who could help me with trauma and issues I’ve struggled with for two decades. I can’t say enough good things about Marianne. She has helped me help myself and find my voice.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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AG – Jul 27, 2020
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I sought counseling from Marianne for help in processing complex, broken family relationships and healing from past traumas. As a 58 year old nearly-empty-nest mom, I was drawn to Marianne's warmth. Using EMDR and talk therapy, her skill, experience, and wisdom helped me find healing and the strength to relate in healthier ways. I felt safe with her to face deep hurts, to heal, and to find the courage to move on. I am so grateful for her help, and highly recommend Marianne to anyone!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Fairfax – Feb 19, 2019
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I went to see Marianne after my marriage ended unexpectedly and she was unbelievable at helping me process through all of the feelings of loss, confusion, grief and my new role as a single mother. I cannot say enough positive things about Marianne as a therapist and a person overall - she is so gentle, calming, caring and knowledgable. She helped me tremendously and gave me so many tools that I still utilize to this day to help me when things get tough. I HIGHLY recommend Marianne!!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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MamaOf2 in AL, none – May 31, 2018
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Marianne is simply amazing. She helped me through an extremely challenging time in my late 20's and I couldn't be more grateful for the hope she gave me for the future. I would recommend Marianne to anyone who is struggling in relationships or with themselves. The lessons I learned while working with her have lasted, and helped me even after I stopped seeing her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Washington – Jan 11, 2018
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My husband & I are both 50yr professionals. He recently retired from the Navy after 21 year. We came to Marianne desperate to save our marriage. We thought if this didn't work, we would go our separate ways after 24 years. Marianne helped us learn how to communicate respectfully so we both felt "heard".. This re-strengthened our marriage. She also helped with individualized growth. I felt safe talking with her. So thankful for Marianne, She is extremely skilled & a true blessing.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Melissa in Oak Hill – Nov 27, 2017
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Marianne is a gifted counselor and provided sound advice as my wife and I were moving toward separation. Her counsel and experience were key as we moved forward in the process. Perhaps her most important advice was in how to tell our child and what we needed to consider for that discussion - where, what to say, how to say it... I would definitely go back to her if I needed any further counsel!!!
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Alexandria, VA – Nov 22, 2017
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I'm a 21 year old female who started going to Marianne shortly after leaving an emotionally abusive relationship of two years. After just a few months of talk therapy and EMDR, she has helped me in ways I never imagined possible. I am no longer affected by the emotional trauma caused by my abusive relationship and I have also been able to work through minor issues from my childhood. I am so thankful for all she's done and would recommend her to absolutely anyone. She's amazing at what she does.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Springfield, VA – Oct 24, 2017
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I am a 37 year old mother and I work full time. Marianne was recommended to us by a close friend and we had several sessions, both as a couple and individually. She expertly helped us navigate through a very confusing process. Her calm and caring style along with an organized approach kept us on track and moving in the right direction. I would highly recommend Marianne.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anonymous in Washington, DC – Oct 10, 2017
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Marianne is the most gifted counselor I know. I received my M.Ed in Counseling thirty years ago, so I have known many, both personally and professionally. She has a very rare combination of knowledge, empathy, insight, and intuitition that goes right to the heart of whatever/whoever is in front of her. I recommend her without hesitation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Burke, VA – Oct 04, 2017
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While addressing childhood trauma experienced by my adopted child, Marianne was able to help me face my own. I am a 55 year old, happily married father of three grown children with over 30 years in the civil service and Reserves. While I consider myself very fortunate in many regards, I had ignored and never dealt with the lingering effect of parental abuse. Working with Marianne has made me a better person, husband, father. I will be forever grateful for what she has done for our family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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1 person found this helpful
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Washington, D.C. – Oct 03, 2017
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I was a 36 year old, married mom of 3 boys. My husband and I were blessed to find Marianne through the Tricare website. We went to her for couples therapy after 9 years of marriage. Marianne helped us reconnect, empathisize with each other and learn new ways of communicating. I only wish everyone struggling in their relationships could have Marianne to help. I highly recommend her. She is thoughtful, knowledgeable and effective. ????
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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1 person found this helpful
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Oct 01, 2017
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My husband and I have been married for 6 years and have been seeing Marianne for marriage and family counseling. We have a blended family and she has helped us navigate many of the complex issues that we have faced. We have never worked with a counselor that has so clearly helped us define our problems and work toward very practical and helpful solutions. Marianne deeply cares about her clients and we could not recommend her more highly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Gainesville, VA – Sep 28, 2017
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I'm a 48 year old woman. Marianne helped me get up when I couldn't stand up by myself. She helped me get through the saddest days of my life. I'm getting stronger and more independent with her counseling. She also counsels my kids so they learn how to deal with their hardships. Marianne is so knowledgeable and helps me understand myself better. She is someone I can truly rely on. I would highly recommend Marianne. I'm so blessed to have her as my family counselor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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1 person found this helpful
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MN in Mc Lean, VA – Sep 25, 2017
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My husband and I have always been fairly successful people who thought we could deal with virtually anything came that came our way. However after 20 years of marriage and some pretty significant life challenges, we were really struggling to hold onto our marriage. Marianne gave us not only hope, but the tools for us to put things on a better path. With her help, we've been able to not only save our marriage, but also become excited about the next 20 years ahead.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Fairfax, VA – Sep 25, 2017
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I started supervision with Marianne two years ago as a graduate student upon graduation chose to stay on with her through my residency. She is WONDERFUL! She challenges me to improve my skills while helping my process even my toughest cases. I would absolutely recommend Marianne for anyone looking for a supervisor.
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Mary in Richmond, VA – Sep 21, 2017
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At 50 yrs old, after 27 yrs of marriage, my husband & I went to Marianne for marriage counseling. She was thorough in examining family history/communication/challenges. During counseling I discovered that my husband had been seeing another woman. I subsequently transitioned to 'surviving divorce' counseling. Marianne helped me navigate the emotional roller coaster of disconnecting & moving on. My life seemed over, but with Marianne helping, I felt empowered and positive!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Northern VA – Sep 19, 2017
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I am a 27 year old woman who works and goes to school full time. I am married and I live about 45 mins away from Marriane's office. Even though it's a far drive, it's well worth it. I came to Marriane's office to help me through anxiety, depression, and dealing with my past. She has been a blessing to me and has helped/is helping me take control of my thought life. She's sensitive and knowledgeable. I continue to see her and highly recommend her.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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A in Arlington, VA – Sep 18, 2017
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Marianne provided clinical supervision as I worked towards full licensure following graduate school. She encouraged, challenged, supported, and expanded my clinical knowledge in a secure atmosphere. From our earliest interactions, her expectations for both herself and I were clear, and I at no time felt confused or concerned about the process. I felt safe to ask difficult questions, explore new techniques, and have mistakes turn into meaningful learning experiences.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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SC in Charlotte, NC – Sep 18, 2017
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Marianne is amazing!!! She is very professional, knowledgeable and personable. She has guided me through and given me tools on how to handle personal loss and trauma with EMDR. It has really changed my life reducing anxiety and I have a new found calmness and a stronger belief in myself. Marianne made me feel very comfortable and safe and provided excellent guidance. I would recommend her to anyone that is looking for a professional and compassionate therapist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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EB in Bristow, VA – Sep 18, 2017
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Care Philosophy

Life is unpredictable. It often takes unexpected twists and turns making you feel helpless and powerless. Relationship communication challenges, trauma,...Read more

Biography

I have an MA in Marriage and Family Counseling and have 30 years of experience. I counsel individuals, couples and families. I work with ages 18 and older....Read more

Specialties

  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Individual Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Relationship Counseling
  • School Counseling
  • Women's Counseling
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Marianne Shirilla frequently treats Adjustment Disorder , Adolescent Depression, and Anxiety. See all procedures and conditions Marianne Shirilla treats.

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Marianne Shirilla's office is located at 10379b Democracy Ln, Fairfax, VA 22030. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Synergy Counseling, LLC

Synergy Counseling, LLC10379b Democracy Ln Fairfax, VA 22030
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