Tiffanie A. Williams LCSW is the Founder and Director of Turning Point Counseling Services with offices in Alexandria and Chantilly, Virginia. Previously, Tiffanie worked for LDS Family Services for 14 years, and had established her own private practice in Alexandria, VA for 3 years. Tiffanie received her Masters in Social Work degree from Brigham Young University. As well as doing therapy, she is a clinical supervisor for other therapists working towards their LCSW credential.
Tiffanie works with individuals, couples, families and groups with a wide variety of therapeutic issues including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship issues, grief/loss, sex addiction, adjustment disorders, self esteem and self improvement. Tiffanie runs a monthly therapy/ support group for Spouses of Sex Addicts. She teaches marriage and family relationship classes and has facilitated therapy groups for survivors of sexual abuse, depression, grief, and life transitions. Tiffanie presents workshops on a variety of subjects throughout the community. She is a member of AMCAP and the National Association of Social Workers.
Alexandria & Chantilly Offices
Barbara Sensiba LCSW is a therapist at Turning Point Counseling Services. She is a licensed in Virginia, a certified School Social Worker, and received a Master’s in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed a Bachelor’s in American Sign Language from the University of Utah. She has over 10 years experience working with children who have special needs and their families, and uses a family centered approach when working with children and adolescents to ensure that the needs of all members of the family are met.
Barbara is experienced with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups with a variety of needs, such as: anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, disabilities, complex relationships, and grief/loss. She has presented on a number of topics, such as: boundaries in healthy relationships, parenting children with special needs, and autism spectrum disorders. Barbara is a member of Phi Alpha Honor Society, AMCAP, and the National Association of Social Workers.
Ashley Winter, Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy, is a therapist at Turning Point Counseling Services. Previously, she completed her Doctoral Degree from East Carolina University in Medical Family Therapy; her Masters Degree at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Marriage and Family Therapy; and her Bachelors at BYU in Psychology. Ashley has over 5 years of therapeutic experience treating children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in both the English and Spanish languages. She has experience helping clients with mood disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, adjusting to illness/health issues, pain management, health coaching, life transitions, parenting, relationship issues, sexual dysfunction, and self-improvement.
Ashley believes that growth and change are made possible through having new experiences in a safe, accepting, and loving environment. The therapy experience provides this safe environment in which change can be made possible. These changes are then expanded to the real world. Ashley believes that every facet of a person's experience is important to their well-being. Specifically, she believes that mind, body, and spirit are interconnected and that trauma or change at any of these levels will impact each other. As such, treatment will include interventions on biological, psychological, social, and spiritual levels.
Ashley has authored and contributed to research literature relating to parent-child relationships, pediatric obesity, eating and physical activity habits, smoking cessation, and on mental health concerns of older adults. Ashley has also presented on the cost and outcome effectiveness of family therapy, the effectiveness of family therapy with ADHD, and on parent-child relationships impact on child obesity. She is a member of both the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).
Kandy Howard provides administrative support for Turning Point Counseling Services. She has many years of clerical experience. She has worked with LDS Family Services – Virginia Agency since 1996. Prior to her work with LDS Family Services, she spent 10 years working for The Life Insurance Company of Virginia in various positions. Kandy enjoys working with and providing support for others.