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Welcome to
Hope & Healing

Counseling for Life Transitions


Practice Focus

Grief can feel like relentless and unpredictable waves of emotions. Sometimes it seems that you will never find peace.

This practice focuses mainly on grief and loss, and the complex issues that may arise. ​Grief is a normal, human reaction. Every loss is unique. You will even experience your own losses differently from one to the next.

​In fact, grief is a reaction to any form of loss: death of a loved one, miscarriage, loss of home, job, or pet. It can arise out of retirement, financial instability, loss of safety after a trauma, or loss of some fundamental element of your identity. The anticipatory grief of a terminal diagnosis of yourself or someone close to you.

I truly believe in the hope and healing that can be found in counseling. It can be hard to process the myriad of emotions of grief with family or even close friends. I would be honored to help you navigate the stormy emotions - the ebbs and flows of grief. Together, we will explore your loss and begin to find a path toward healing. 

Chesley Simpson, LCSW, GC-C

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Grief Counselor. I have been working in the field of loss, grief and life transitions since 2014.  As a counselor, I have extensive experience working with clients who have experienced grief and loss. I have a true passion for this work of helping others through life transitions and finding hope again.

​I offer an empathetic, supportive, and collaborative atmosphere to walk through this journey with you. In therapy, I strive to focus on the whole person, while bringing my own sense of curiosity, compassion, and connectedness with clients. I practice a strengths-based approach, because I truly believe in your ability to overcome challenges. We will work together to identify strengths, resources, and resiliency, while also addressing grief and stress responses. My work integrates the science of evidence-based practices with the art of figuring out what is most helpful for each individual.

I strive to create a good working therapeutic relationship with my clients while creating a vision of hope and encouraging growth. Most of my clients see a difference in six to eight sessions, but find comfort in having support as long as they need.

​Please contact me for a free 20-minute consultation using the form below.

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Services & Fees

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker through the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as a Certified Grief Counselor. I am a Medicare provider. I am an out-of-network provider for all other insurance and can provide the necessary paperwork for you to submit. I highly encourage you to check with your insurance for reimbursement rates for mental health services before starting treatment.

I provide virtual services to adults 18+ either individually or including family members. We can discuss which would be best for you during a consultation session. 


I offer a free 20-minute initial phone consultation. Please complete the contact information below to schedule.


Basic Fees:

 $160 per 50 min individual session

$200 per 60 min family session

Most of my sessions are conducted virtually, but I can make home visits in some Alexandria neighborhoods for an additional travel fee of $25.


Get in Touch

For a free 20-minute phone consultation, please contact me below with the best days/times you are available.

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No Surprises Act & Good Faith Estimates

As of January 1, 2022, all healthcare providers are required to provide estimates for the costs of your care. The Good Faith Estimate shows the cost of items and services that are reasonably expected for your healthcare needs and treatment. This will be provided as requested. This Good Faith Estimate does not include unexpected costs that could arise during treatment.


For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate or the dispute process, visit or call 1 (800) 368-1019. Keep a copy of this Good Faith Estimate in a safe place or take pictures of it. You may need it if you are billed a higher amount.

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