Our Story

Welcome to the infamous “About Us” page.  You know the place where we tell our story, throw a bunch of theories and fancy degrees at you and hope you decide to like us.


At least that’s what it’s like in some places.  Not here though…


That’s just not our style.


Don’t worry, we promise to give you all the information you need about how we work and who we are {minus all the fancy jargon} so you can decide if this is the right place for you.  And if we miss something, all you have to do is give us a shout.


We believe our clients are smart and savvy and know that if you’re going to tackle a challenge, like changing your life, you better pick a partner who you really like and trust.


It’s a little bit like your first therapy or coaching session – when you cut through all the formalities all anyone really wants to know is… do we have what it takes to really understand you and can we help you make the changes you’re looking for?


Our clients are people who are ready for change.  They don’t want to Google the latest psychology research or try to guess what the acronyms behind our names mean.  They want to know that on a personal level we’re people that they can click with who will make the sometimes challenging process of change just a little bit easier.


And you can trust that if the latest research is going to help you;  we’ll break it down in regular language and teach you how to make it relevant in your life- no graduate degree or googling required.


So instead of a long list of awards, degrees, and theoretical perspectives we thought we’d do what we do best and  just have a little conversation.

Let’s kick things off with a little Q & A for our brand… after all how can you decide if we’re right for you if you haven’t even gotten to know us yet?

Ready to get started? Schedule an therapy appointment or a coaching session online today.

What’s your name and what do you do around here…

We’re Group Therapy Associates of Haymarket, VA, but you can call us GTA for short.  We represent an awesome team of therapists and relationship coaches who are passionate about helping people when they’re ready for change.  Whatever your situation, we will hold your hand as you to take that first step toward the life you were meant to live.


5 words to describe Group Therapy Associates…

compassionate / creative / talented / supportive / always ready to listen


What do you love most about being GTA…

Changing lives one meaningful conversation at a time.  It’s an exhilarating experience to work with people who want more for themselves, for their families, for their communities.  I love being a place where clients can come and start the journey that will lead them to healthier and more fulfilling lives.  And it’s pretty  great to be the source that gives them the tools and support they need to make it happen.

I love that the team here truly lives to be an example for the clients- the people of GTA care about each other and work to be a model of what it means to live an authentic life.  They own their quirks and flaws as just another part of what makes this team so awesome.  No pretending to be perfect- we are always real and committed to just continuing to get better.


What should clients know about working with you…

We get it.  Whatever is happening in your life, we understand and are ready to listen and help your find your own unique solutions.

If you will give us the chance, we’ll have your back and help you to discover the skills you need to get through life’s challenges and create better relationships.  You can count on us to work as hard as you do at making changes- just ask us.


Tweet that (you life story in 140 characters)…

Helping people who are ready for change by bridging the gap between where they are and where they want to be… One meaningful conversation at a time. { go ahead and tweet that… seriously. click here.}


If I wasn’t doing this I’d be…

An idea in Esther and Llouana’s head just waiting for them to get started.  {want to hear them talk about how GTA came to be?  Check out this video.}

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Meet Our Team

Now that you’ve gotten to know Group Therapy Associates… let’s go a little deeper and get to know our fabulous team.

Esther Boykin, LMFT




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