Virginia M Nogales

Virginia M Nogales


Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Maryland, Washington Accepting Online
Frederick Waitlist In-person

Next experiential workshop begins on January 11th, 2024. These are 10 week online group workshops for both healing and empowerment. I only have one more spot available. Contact me for more information

Updated December 4, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Communication issues
  • Couples counseling
  • Family issues
  • Life transitions
  • Self-care

Professional statement

Vicky Nogales is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a private practice and licensure in both state of Maryland and Washington, where she welcomes both individual adults, couples, and families seeking to create change in their lives. Her clients come from a variety of cultural backgrounds, many experiencing emotional pain, struggling with life transitions, or maladaptive patterns which show up in both their everyday experiences and impact their relationships. Together, she supports clients embark on a transformative journey of personal and relational growth.

Therapy sessions with Vicky integrate both insight-oriented and skills-based approaches. Through warmth, compassion, genuineness, and enthusiasm, she works towards empowering clients while strengthening significant relationships through the use of narratives, conflict resolution, humor, and flexibility. Through the use an eclectic perspective, adapted to what each family, couple or individual needs, Vicky uses Narrative Therapies, Emotion Focused Therapy, Virginia Satir's Communications Approaches, and the Gottman Method in her practice.

She also offers experiential, culturally sensitive workshops to promote self-discovery, personal development, and increased self-awareness to help individuals live a more fulfilling life. She also facilitates couples workshops designed to strengthen bonds and enhance communication between couples taking their relationships from "good to great".

Having lived in several countries, with a multicultural heritage, and receiving higher education in different parts of Latin America and the United States has helped Vicky enhance her curiosity, compassion, and strength-oriented awareness. She has also worked in a variety of settings including private practice, schools, universities, and clinical settings. Vicky is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive practice. She provides both in person and remote therapy and is currently welcoming new clients to both her in person and online practice.

Message to clients

In a world that often feels disconnected, finding the right tools to strengthen your relationships can be a game-changer.

In my clinical work, I use an eclectic approach derived from holistic and systemic views and place emphasis on helping individuals better manage conflict, facilitate healthy communication, foster deeper connection, and cultivate interdependence.

If you are longing for a more fulfilling relationship with your partner, wish to enhance your parenting skills and create a nurturing environment in your home, or you are seeking personal growth and healing, I am here to support you every step of the way.

My therapy sessions are tailored to your unique needs. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore and address the underlying issues affecting you and your relationships.

For those of you who might not be ready to fully commit to therapy, I also offer a variety of Experiential Workshops for individuals, parents and couples. Each aiming at fostering increased self-awareness and providing you with tools to forge deeper connections and thrive.

I am a firm believer that by empowering individuals, strengthening families, and fostering healthy relationships, we can contribute to a happier, more connected society.

Discover a stronger connection today. Contact us at Gezellig Counseling Center to learn more about our clinical options and our Experiential & Empowering Workshops.Together, let's transform lives and build a brighter future for you and your loved ones.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Self-care - Learning what effective self-care looks like and incorporating these strategies into daily life; developing an awareness of wellbeing to identify when one needs to practice self-care


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)


Virginia Nogales is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Initial session: $195 (75min)
  • Couples sessions: $175 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $50 (75min)
  • Family sessions: $175 (60min)


Online Sessions (Maryland)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 am - 7 pm
  • Tue 9 am - 7 pm
  • Wed 9 am-6 pm
  • Thu 9 am-6 pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Frederick practice
11346 Lorien Ct, Frederick, Maryland 21701
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9 am - 5 pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9 am - 2 pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 21 years

Gezellig Counseling Center, Individual, Couples and Family Counselor and Clinical Director, 2022 - Present
Expressive Therapy Center, Marriage and Family Counselor, 2019 - 2022
Expressive Therapy Center, Counseling Intern, 2017 - 2019
Vocare, Director of Career Counseling, 2013 - 2016
Universidad Catolica del Uruguay, Professor, 2002 - 2008

Walden University, Masters in Marriage Couples and Family Counseling, 2018
Universidad Catolica del Uruguay, Graduate in Systemic Family Counseling, 2011
Pontificia Universidad de Chile, Graduate in Conflict Resolution, 2007
Universidad Catolica del Uruguay, Graduate in Educational Psychology, 2003
West Texas A&M University , Bachelor in Psychology , 1995


Maryland: LC11131

Washington: MHC.LH.61275478