Welcome to Gainesville Family Counseling


Ceres I. Artico, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT, Director

Dr. Artico has over 13 years experience in the field and is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Counselor. She is certified in EMDR, and has advance training in mediation, sandtray therapy, and clinical supervision. She has also been trained as an EFT therapist. EFT, or Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples is a widely researched and succesfull approach to help couples in distress (re)establish a safe and loving relationship. Her areas of expertise include the treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety, and relational difficulties. She enjoys working with couples contemplating marriage, and - while respectful of all religious affiliations - has a secular approach to pre-marital counseling. In addition to serving as director of Gainesville Family Counseling and providing services in the Haymarket Gainesville are, Dr. Artico also keeps office hours in Vienna, Virginia. Dr. Artico is the author of the book Latino Families Broken by Immigration. She received her doctoral degree in Counseling from George Mason University, where she also served as an adjunct professor. Dr. Artico is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.

All psychotherapists at GFC are independent contractors licensed by the State of Virginia.