Nu Counseling Services

Nu Counseling Services

5.0(4 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


My approach to therapy is centered in the belief that our cirumstances are what shape the story of our lives and we each have a unique story to tell. I aim to help my clients tell their unique story to gain insight and develop greater self-awareness and healing that leads to a helathier and a greater sense of well-being.

As a therapist, I can assist you in learning about your triggers, vulnerabilities, feelings, thoughts and behaviors. I will work with you to explore your past and present and how past experiences are holding you back and impacting your current behaviors and relationships. I can work with you to have a better understanding and relationship with your feelings, minimize suffering and learn how to response to life’s challenges.

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I work with adolescents and adults, specializing in depression, anxiety, relationship distress, life transitions, grief, trauma and loss. I have experience working in residential facility, inpatient and outpatient settings, providing individual, group and family therapy. I use an integrated approach to therapy through a variety of modalities, including: Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy, person-centered, Trauma focused, solution focused and Internal Family system.

Currently accepting Cigna insurance and out of network. If you are out of network, will provide you with necessary paper work to submit to your insurance company.

I enjoy and look forward to seeing my clients feel hope, heal from emotional pain and suffering and start to believe in themselves. It's a previlage to do what I do because, my clients trust me with their most vlunerabilities, be part of their journey and its somehting I can never take for granted.


Hired 2 times
1 employee
4 years in business
Serves Alexandria , VA
Offers online services


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Mauren M.

Miss G. supported our family as our childs therapist. She worked diligently with our son, always providing the perspective and tools he needs to thrive and overcome challenges -- no matter the situation, my son came away with support and wisdom. He has so many tools that he uses regularly, and that our whole family has adopted (which have helped my husband and I evolve as parents). Miss G. has helped our son grow and mature and gain confidence in so many ways! I cannot say enough good things about her practice and the support you feel during and even outside of appointments. Our family is so grateful to have worked with her.
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September 16, 2021


Heather S.

Ms. Gizachew is a gifted counselor, the guidance she provided to me has made a huge difference in my life. She is kind, easy to talk to and has a wonderful ability to help you to see situations from a different perspective. I am grateful to have had her as my therapist.
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June 24, 2021


Kelsey B.

Honestly I can’t say enough good things about Ms. Gizachew! I have learned so much from her about how best to cope with everything life is throwing at me. She uses techniques that are memorable and fairly easy to implement in my daily life. On top of her knowledge and skill set, she also just really seems to care about her patients. Even after I moved to another state, she took the time to reach out and check in. I would absolutely recommend Nu Counseling Services!
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June 23, 2021


Stefanie N.

I was a patient for two years, and the counseling I received has changed my life. It has helped my interpersonal relationships and has given me tools for my own mental health that I can take with me and apply anytime, anywhere. She is kind, professional and well-skilled, and I would send any close friend or relative to receive help from her.
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June 14, 2021

Frequently asked questions

You can reachout to me to book a free 15 minutes consulation to see if I am the right fit for you. Currently all sessions are via telehealht  using a HIPAA complient program. 

My name is Hiwot Gizachew and I am licensed professional counselor in the state of VA and IL. I obtained a Bachelor of Science dual degree in Psychology and Biochemistry from George Mason University and earned my Master of Art degree in Clinical Psychology from Chicago school of Professional Psychology.

I have over 9 years experience working with children and adolescents and adults, specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship distress, life transitions, grief and loss. I have experience working in residential facility, inpatient and outpatient settings, providing individual, group and family therapy. I also have been working with children and adolescents who are experiencing social-emotional and behavioral difficulties at school.

I encouraged you to take advantage of the free 15 minutes consultation to ask questions to see if they are the right fit for you before scheduling your first appointment.  

Ask about credential, theory approch, area of expertise, experience working with an individual with similar issues, insurance or price if you are self paying, 

Services offered

Relationship Counseling