Maggie Choumbakos Grindrod, LCSW

Senior Clinician, Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist

Specialties: Sexual Intimacy, Stage of Life Transitions, Infidelity, Premarital

Contact:, (757) 788-2800, ext. 596

Your Therapy

Secrets, self-doubt, shame, sex; nothing is off limits. I know that relationships can be confusing and painful at times; but there’s more to successful therapy than just a listening ear. I’m not a smile-and-nod kind of therapist. I will challenge you to get out of your comfort zone; to take risks, to go there, to cry, and yes—to laugh! I will work with you through the tough moments—the fights, the fears, the transitions; and through the tough topics too. As a Certified Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist, I specialize in helping couples create the safety they need to dig deep and find the heart of their issues. I particularly love helping couples make new discoveries and heal old hurts in their sexual relationships, which can be one of the hardest conversations of all. I want to make the scary conversations safe for you. These are the things our relationships are made of. This is why we’re both here.

Your Therapist 

Choosing to go to therapy can be difficult, so it is important to our relationship that you know I’m a real person. I’ve been married for over a decade, so I know firsthand the ups and downs, and inside-outs of a long-term relationship. I find that playing music, creating art, and spending time with my family (husband, dog, & daughter – in order of appearance), are the things that keep me balanced through my own challenges; because, yes, I have them too. I know that life doesn’t always go according to plan. My own journey has been full of detours and surprises. I’ve lived all over the country, studied theatre and Montessori education, and worked as a stage actor and a teacher. Every part of my journey has shaped my life, my relationships, and my path forward; and if we work together, I will honor every part of your journey that continues to shape you and yours.

Your Choices

You have a lot of choices when deciding on a therapist. It isn’t a decision to take lightly. I use Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and in Integrative Sex Therapy to honor the intersection of our sexual and emotional lives. Therapy has changed a lot in the past few years and we can meet wherever you feel comfortable. Most of my appointments are held in our cozy therapy office as I feel face-to-face sessions are the most productive. I also offer a limited number of Telehealth appointments, or if the weather is nice we can hop in the golf cart and head down to the beach for a session in the sand.

If you aren’t sure whether to give this a try, call our main office to schedule a free 15-minute phone or video consultation and we can talk about it (757) 788-2800.

Sometimes the hardest step is the first, but I encourage you to take it. Whether we meet for couples counseling, to unpack a relationship from your past, or to deepen and improve your relationship with yourself, I consider it to be a great honor to be invited into your life and relationships.

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Private Pay Counseling Services

Initial Assessment$350 for a 75-minute session
Individual Therapy Session $225 for a 60-minute session
Couples Therapy Session $275 for a 75-minute session
Gottman Couples Assessment $150 (recommended for couples to complete prior to initial session)
Discernment Counseling $500 for a 2-hour session
Additional Time in Sessions Prorated at hourly rate
Couples Intensives Couples intensives are tailored specifically to you and rates
will reflect the specific issues that need to be worked on and
the length of intensive (anywhere from a 3-hour mini
intensive, to 15-hour sessions split into two days). Please
schedule an intensive consultation to discuss what kind of
intensive will be best for you.
Additional Fees$100 travel fee for appointments in the Williamsburg office
$100 weekend fee for appointments booked on a Saturday or Sunday


Cash, check and credit or debit cards are accepted for payment.