dedicated to transforming lives

hope+wellness is a behavioral health practice with a unique story. It was created based on our philosophy that hope can be found even in the most difficult seasons of life. We believe that people need hope and resilience to set goals and affect change, to persevere in the face of life challenges and thrive. Our approach is simple — we provide exceptional psychotherapy services to empower people to live happier, healthier lives.

innovative behavioral healthcare for depression, stress, and anxiety

At hope+wellness, we consider the whole person. Our services are grounded in evidence-based treatments that suggest an important interconnectedness between mind, body, life experience, and wellness, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based therapies.

Our services include individual therapy and health psychology. We offer highly specialized psychological health and wellness services for children, teens, young adults, and adults struggling with mood, stress, and anxiety disorders. We also provide skilled therapeutic interventions for women's health issues including perinatal and postpartum depression, stress reduction, life transitions, and coping with chronic medical illnesses. 

compassionate care focused on your needs

We believe that true emotional, behavioral, and mental wellness involves a comprehensive, collaborative approach grounded in compassionate care. We are available to partner with other clinicians you may be seeing to help you receive integrated, coordinated care completely focused on you. Our focus is on creating a personalized treatment plan so that you can receive the best care available to meet your needs.

Our office is located in Falls Church, Virginia. Our clients come from McLean, Great Falls, Vienna, Arlington, Alexandria, and the greater Washington DC region. As soon as you come to our practice, you will find a comfortable and calming atmosphere that will put your mind at ease. We believe that practicing good wellness invites greater peace, focus, and balance.

We're honored that you are considering inviting us to be a part of your journey. It is natural to have questions, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any.

People seek therapy for lots of different reasons

It is natural to go through a difficult season of life and to seek help and support for yourself or your child. People commonly seek therapy with us when they are working through a major life transition or stressor, such as divorce or loss of a loved one. Others come to us for help managing depression, anxiety, or a mood disorder, whether alone or in combination with pregnancy, chronic pain, or other health conditions. People also seek help in order to help their high achieving teens find life balance and success. Whether you are going through a difficult time of change, grieving a loss, or depressed about an ongoing issue, you are not alone. We are here to help.

We can help with the following...

Depression and Mood Disorders

  • Depression

  • Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia)

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Cyclothymic Disorder


  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • Social Anxiety Disorder

  • Specific Phobias

  • Perfectionism

Stress and Life Transitions

  • Acute Stress

  • Stress Management

  • Adjustment Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Self-Discovery and Personal Growth

  • Work/Life Balance

  • Grief and Loss

  • Divorce

Preteens and Teens

  • Depression

  • Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Depression and Stress

  • Anxiety and Stress

  • Perfectionism

  • Acute Stress

  • Stress Management

  • Self-Care

  • Adjustment Difficulties

  • School Refusal

  • Life Transitions

  • Self-Discovery and Personal Growth

  • Giftedness

  • Academic Stress and Pressure

  • Living with a Chronic Illness

Young Adults and Adults

  • Depression

  • Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Stress Management

  • Self-Care

  • Struggling to Launch

  • Building Interpersonal Relationships

  • Life Transitions

  • Discovering your Identity

  • Personal Growth

  • Finding Meaning and Purpose

  • Relationship Concerns

  • Living with a Chronic Illness

Women's Mental Health

  • Mood and psychiatric disorders during pregnancy

  • Mood and psychiatric disorders during periods of hormonal transition

  • Postpartum depression

  • Postpartum anxiety

  • Bipolar Disorder and pregnancy

  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

  • Infertility

Living with a Chronic Health Illness

  • Chronic Illness or Health Crisis

  • Terminal Illness

  • Self-care

  • Sleep Issues/Insomnia

  • Chronic Pain

  • Mood, coping, and adjustment

  • Promotion of health-related regimens and behaviors

  • Mind-Body-Spirit

Bringing hope to those affected by depression and anxiety

We are fueled by the desire to bring exceptional care and support to people struggling with depression, mood, anxiety, and stress disorders. hope+wellness was created by Dr. Victoria C. Smith whose own family's struggle with bipolar disorder inspired her to create a place for others whose lives have been impacted by the darkest of moments, to bring hope and elevate their best lives.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to improving the emotional health of women, children, teens, and adults affected by depression, bipolar, mood, anxiety, and stress disorders during periods of their lives when and where they need it the most. 

Our Vision

Lives of hope, meaning, and wellness for women, children, teens, and adults struggling with depression, bipolar, mood, anxiety, and stress disorders. 

Our Values

  • Passion.

    • We are fueled by a desire to bring hope to those affected by depression, bipolar, mood, anxiety, and stress disorders.

  • Service.

    • We serve others and work to strengthen mental health in all we do, enriching and caring for the lives of people in our community and the world.

  • harmony.

    • We work together with children, teens, parents, psychiatrists, schools, and other health providers to reduce symptoms and increase support and understanding.

  • Excellence.

    • We strive for exceptional world-class quality, pushing beyond the current evidence-base to the leading edge of clinical training and innovation.

We're glad you found us. 

We strive to help people overcome adversity and find their way to health, happiness, and new possibilities. We can help you take the first step toward a healthy, meaningful, and fulfilling life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment using the online, phone, or email options below. We're happy to answer any question you might have about our services.





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