dedicated to transforming lives

Hope+Wellness is a mental 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 therapy 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 for children, teens, young adults, and adults struggling with depression, mood, stress, and anxiety. We also specialize in working with women and high functioning individuals who are struggling with life, including career, relationships, and existential struggles, who are interested in taking their life to the next level and living at their fullest, highest potential.

compassionate care focused on your needs

We believe that true emotional, behavioral, and mental wellness involves an individualized approach grounded in compassionate care. Our focus is on creating a personalized treatment plan so that you can receive the best care available to meet your needs — one completely tailored and focused on you.

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

  • Situational or Existential Depression

  • Difficulties Stemming from Childhood Experiences

  • Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia)

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Cyclothymic Disorder


  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • Social Anxiety Disorder

  • Specific Phobias

  • Perfectionism, Self-Esteem, Self-Criticism

  • Panic

Stress and Life Transitions

  • Acute Stress

  • Stress Management

  • Adjustment Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Self-Discovery and Personal Growth

  • Work/Life Balance

  • Grief and Loss

  • Divorce

  • Life Stress

  • General Challenges That Come with Being Human

Children, Preteens and Teens

  • Depression

  • Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Depression and Stress

  • Anxiety and Stress

  • Perfectionism

  • Self-Esteem

  • Self-Criticism

  • 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

  • Identity

Young Adults and Adults

  • Depression

  • Situational or Existential Depression

  • Mood

  • Anxiety

  • Panic

  • Stress Management

  • Self-Care

  • Struggling to Launch

  • Building Interpersonal Relationships

  • Life Transitions

  • Discovering your Identity

  • Personal Growth

  • Perfectionism, Self-Criticism, Self-Esteem

  • Finding Meaning and Purpose

  • Relationship Concerns

  • Living with a Chronic Illness

  • Identity

  • Quarter-Life or Mid-Life Crises

  • Relationship Difficulties

Women's Mental Health

  • Depression

  • Adjustment and Life Transition Seasons

  • Postpartum Depression

  • Postpartum Anxiety

  • Body Image

  • Perfectionism, Self-Esteem, Self-Criticism

  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

  • Infertility

  • Identity

  • Parenting Stress

  • Self-Care

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

Connection and Purpose

We work from a humanistic perspective, which means that we want to truly connect with you and understand you as you truly are. Therapy is a process and what can be most healing about it is the genuine quality of our relationship which is used to help you gain deeper insights into yourself. This is what we strive for —

  • authenticity & genuineness

  • being sensitive to who you are and all the domains that have come together to shape your identity whether it be cultural, spiritual, family, educational, life stress, or other domains

  • use of scientifically validated and research supported psychological treatments

  • supporting you in understanding your experience in the world

  • tailoring our sessions to meet your unique, individual needs

  • supporting you in developing a new relationship with yourself and with emotional pain or suffering

  • helping you gain insight into your patterns and tendencies to develop healthier coping strategies

  • helping you grow and actualize into your highest self

  • exploring what your unique values and strengths are to build a fulfilling life of meaning and purpose

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, stress, and life adjustment. 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, mood, anxiety, stress, and adjustment 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, mood, anxiety, stress, and life adjustment. 

Our Values

  • Passion.

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

  • 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. We believe in promoting wellness in our greater community.

  • harmony.

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

  • quality.

    • We strive for exceptional world-class quality, pushing beyond the current evidence-base to the leading edge of clinical training and innovation. We’re committed to providing a high quality atmosphere to our clients and our team.

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.

request an initial consultation or ask a question

 Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to discuss your interest in therapy using the form below. We're happy to answer any question you might have about our services and will respond to you within 24 hours.

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