Fairfax Behavioral Health

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Behavioral Health Services in Springfield

Convenient location with bus stop

Youth For Tomorrow's Behavioral Health Services (BHS) offers a broad scope of  outpatient mental health counseling services for children (ages five and up), adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Our mental health professionals are here to serve you and your family. 

For more information or to schedule an appointment
please call 703-659-9900 or email us

Our services are designed to meet the needs of clients and families from diverse backgrounds who may benefit from outpatient assessment and treatment. We diagnose and treat children, adolescents and adults with a wide variety of issues including but not limited to: depression, anxiety and panic symptoms, post-traumatic stress, anger issues, obsessive-compulsive issues, grief and loss, self-harm, issues related to attachment, co-occurring disorders, aggression, attention deficits and other behavioral concerns, as well as familial and relational issues.

We provide behavioral health services with professional excellence, Christian integrity, professional insight, and genuine compassion.  Our staff is comprised of therapists with various credentials, backgrounds, trainings, and specialties, so we are able to offer a wide variety of treatment, including play therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, trauma-informed care, and behavioral intervention.  

Our Services Include:

  • Mental Health Assessments & Evaluation
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Marriage and Couples Therapy
  • Information and Referral
  • Psychiatric Assessment for Medication Management (must be in tandem with on-going therapy with one of our professional therapists)

Please call 703-659-9900 to schedule an appointment. 

Fairfax Office

6800 Backlick Road, Suite 300 Springfield, VA 22150


Insurance plans accepted at our Fairfax office:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Anthem HealthKeepers
  • Anthem Health Keepers Plus 
  • Cigna
  • Intotal Health
  • Medicaid
  • TriCare
  • Virginia Premier

Our Fairfax Staff

Palesa Osie-Tutu, LCSW Onsite Clinical Supervisor

Palesa Osie-Tutu

My name is Palesa Osei-Tutu and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience working in the social work/behavioral health field. I was born in Lesotho by way of Ghana and grew up in Northern Virginia. I attended Virginia Commonwealth University where I earned my Bachelor's degree in psychology in 2001 and received my Master's in Social Work from Howard University in 2004. I enjoy cooking, eating, sightseeing spending time with my loved ones, traveling the world, experiencing different cultures and volunteering.

My passion has always been working with children and families. I enjoy supporting them as they navigate the stressors of life whether it is due to trauma, loss, adjustment difficulties, substance abuse, divorce, school difficulties, behavioral issues and various other issues that impact a family and the child's ability to be successful in all areas of their lives.

I have worked in social service settings, therapeutic foster care, school settings, Community Service settings as well as military and hospital settings through county and local government as well as the private sector and federal government. These experiences have allowed me to have a global perspective of the needs of children and families in the D.C. metro area. I believe that one of the bravest things a parent can do is trust a clinician to help their child get better or for a child to trust a stranger (me!) to support them and their family through difficult times.

I am experienced in TF-CBT, MI, CBT and use a strengths based model that focuses on family systems, cultural competency and the Afrocentric perspective that explores the person in their environment and the natural supports to include family and community to support them collectively for long term success. Over the years I have facilitated various types of therapeutic groups, conducted family therapy, couples counseling as well as individual therapy and believe in meeting families where they are. I believe that every encounter with another human being isn't coincidental. So with that philosophy in mind, I believe if we cross paths therapeutically, my role will be to facilitate impactful change and support your child and your family on the road to recovery as you define it.

John Flowers, LPC

I specialize in crisis intervention, psychological trauma, and child and adolescent therapy. As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), I have clinical and school experience working with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of situations including suicidal ideation, domestic violence, and anger management.  After interning at Sentara Hospital, I graduated with a Master’s in Counseling in 2009 and was recognized as the Most Outstanding Graduate for my role in creating a center focused on trauma studies.  In 2015, I was recognized as Case Manager of the Year for the eastern section of Greater Prince William County, Virginia. I enjoy working with complex trauma cases and specializes in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT).  I have expertise in additional evidence-based modes of treatments, including Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).  I have worked with diverse groups of people including the military.  When not in office, I can be found running, doing calisthenics or reading a good book.

Brandy Suchyta, LPC, NCC, Resident in Counseling

Brandy SuchytaHello, my name is Brandy. I have been working at Youth For Tomorrow for over two years and specialize in providing individualized therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults. On Mondays you can find me at the Manassas office and the Springfield office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. (NCC

My experience working with individuals and families includes anxiety, depression, poor self-esteem, life transitions, grief and loss, trauma recovery, medical illness, parenting, and family or interpersonal conflict. I work from a strength-based, person-centered approach incorporating cognitive-behavioral techniques. I support personal growth, empowerment and improved wellness. I believe in collaboration, focusing on each individual’s personal strengths, and better understanding of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, as well as teaching coping strategies.

I am a Resident in Counseling and National Certified Counselor currently under clinical supervision for my LPC credential. I received my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from North Carolina Central University and my Bachelors in Psychology from Michigan State University. I maintain professional memberships in Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors, American Counseling Association, and Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society.

Olivia J. Withers, M.A., Resident in Counseling

Olivia WithersMy name is Olivia Withers and I am a Resident in Counseling currently under clinical supervision for my LPC credential. I received my Master’s in Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy from Messiah College and hold a B.S. in Psychology and Crisis Counseling from Liberty University. I have a passion for helping adolescents, teenagers, and adults successfully navigate through life’s detours, stressors and obstacles. My focus areas include helping individuals and families work through concerns surrounding anger, anxiety, crisis/trauma, depression, grief, life transitions, relationship conflict, and self-esteem. I adhere to principles based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that shows a close connection between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I also value person-centered, holistic approaches aimed to assist clients explore future possibilities, identify goals, and enhance wellness in a safe and non-judgmental environment.