Turning Point Counseling And Consulting

Turning Point Counseling And Consulting

5.0 (3)

About this pro

I have over 25 years of experience helping individuals and families.  Earning my Masters degree in both social work and counseling, and becoming a Christian Life Coach, I believe, helps me to be at my best so that I can serve my clients to the best of my ability.  

Knowing that I can actually help someone find more meaning in life, lessen their pain, and instill hope gives my life purpose, and passion!  Being a blessing to others blesses me!

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Woodbridge, VA 22191
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3 Reviews


  • Markeil B.

    A safe space where I can actually relax and express my worries and thoughts without fear.

  • Janay J.

    I like that Sylvia can get me back focused on what I need to do.

  • Trina R.

    I’ve never worked with them per se, but I have been working with Sylvia Ritchie for the past couple of years. She came highly recommended to me when I was going through some changes, so in turn, I highly recommend her as well. She is a gift to the field of counseling and if you allow her, she will be a gift to you.


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Let' find out what your specific needs are by completing an assessment that will allow me to find out if I am a good fit for you.  If we both agree that I am your match, then we will set acheivable goals and set our course for the change you are looking for.  I utilize counseling methods such as CBT, Person-centered therapy, and Adlerian therapy to move you forward and help you to transform your life by taking one step at a time.  Small steps of intentionality create great change!

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have earned Masters degrees in both Social Work (1995) and Clinical Mental Health counseling.  I am also a certified Christian Life Coach.  

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

My rates for counseling are between $95.00 and $125.00.  For coaching, rates are determined based on need.

How did you get started in this business?

Growing up, I knew that I wanted to be a social worker.  I don't know when I even learned that the profession existed.  It was just my dream to be one some day.  The more I learned what social workers do and the impact they could have on the lives of others, I was hooked.  Obtaining an additional degree in counseling allowed me to fine tune my skills even the more.

What types of customers have you worked with?

I have worked extensively with families at-risk, and this includes families of every socio-economic status, race, or culture.  Trouble and hardship happens to us all.  I work with individuals, couples, and groups.  I have years of experience working with foster and adoptive families as well.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

A client that I have worked with for several months has recently released her gift to the world!  Knowing the path she has trod in order to finally live her dream flipped the scales...her persistance, openness, and growth inspired me and gave me hope!  

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Ask, ask, and ask some more...any and as many questions as you can when deciding on a counselor or coach before committing.  Your life is worth the effort!  Finding a match that is right for you is very important.  Every counselor is different.  If you have preferences, don't hesitate to make these known.  Counseling is all about YOU!  Take the time and effort to choose wisely.  

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

Take the time to really think about what your needs are.  You will be the expert in your working relationship as no one knows you like you!  When you are clear, as much as possible, to what you believe you need, you will be able to make the best choice for you.  If you have enough self-awareness to know what kind of car you want to drive, know yourself enough to know what kind of therapist will work best for you.  Do your research.