As seasoned clinicians, we know that having to call for a first appointment can be overwhelming. Connect the Dots wants your initial meeting to feel comfortable, safe, and reassuring as we help you problem-solve issues in a professional environment.
Our practice accepts most insurance plans and offers flexible office hours. Families and individuals, including active duty and retired military, can receive quality services under one roof.
We expanded this year in 2022 with Jan Weintraub, MS.Ed., Resident in Counseling, and in 2021 with Barbara Ford, MA, LPC, NCC, CRTI to our practice, now in one Virginia Beach location.
Connect the Dots Welcomes You
Connect the Dots is a family-centered therapy practice that offers services to adults, children, and teens.
Meet Our Clinicians
June Wren, LPC, BCPC, Owner
Barbara S. Ford, MA, LPC,
I opened Connect the Dots in 2004 in Norfolk as an opportunity to offer clients a smaller, more comfortable way to obtain therapeutic services in a professional setting. By eliminating a receptionist, all communication is directly between the therapist and the client. My focus is to offer unique, creative solutions to help “connect the dots” when dealing with modern family stressors. I feel that a one-size-fits-all approach is not always effective. Clients seem to appreciate our goal to build skills for improving communication and reducing stress in a warm and comfortable setting. Servicing clients ages 3 years through adults, my clinical focus includes addressing issues of depression, anxiety, school and behavioral issues, deployment separation, ADHD, communication breakdowns, mood disorders, and life transitions.
Since earning her Master’s in Education from Old Dominion University, Jan has worked with students and their families for nearly 20 years as a school counselor in both public and independent school settings. Shehas built upon this diverse work experience by receiving additional training in clinical mental health counseling, working with military servicemembers and families, mindfulness practices, and well-being applications.
Recognizing it takes courage to seek counseling and to trust in the process, Jan compassionately applies cultural sensitivity combined with a person-centered, strengths-based, and solution-focused approach to support clients of all ages in achieving individualized therapeutic goals. Areas of clinical interest include academic performance, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, transitions, and trauma.
As a Resident in Counseling working under clinical supervision working toward professional licensure, Jan offers quality treatment at an affordable fee.
Barbara is an Old Dominion University Graduate (1980) and a 2014 graduate from Regent University with a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Counseling experiences include an Internship with Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center, 5 years of daily interactions with intensive in home children and families, as well as a diverse background of working with special needs populations.
In addition to more traditional Cognitive-Behavioral and Solution Focused Therapies, Barbara also has over 5 decades of horse experience, partnering with horses and other animals to provide counseling on a 24 acre farm. Nature-based and Equine Facilitated Pyschotherapy are unique and transformational therapies that bring awareness and self-confidence to many.
The remarkable truth about animals is their ability to help us look into our souls without saying a word. Horses can be a mirror of our inner most feelings, whether we are able to acknowledge the feelings or not.
Barbara is a current member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) and current President of the Therapeutic Riding Association of Virginia (TRAV).
Areas of Focus:
Anxiety & Stress
Jan Weintraub, MS.Ed.,
Resident in Counseling
Initial Forms and Paperwork
Please bring your insurance card, photo ID, and any legal documents if required, as in custody situations, before coming to your first session.
For your convenience, we have forms here you can download and fill in electronically. After you have downloaded them, open the documents with Microsoft Word, select "View" at the top of your page and click "Edit Document."
When you have completed the forms, you can send them to us prior to your first session.
Please read and fill out the following forms:
For adults, please click here for Patient Information, Financial Agreement, Authorization to Treat, Notice of Privacy Practices, Patient's Rights and Responsibilities, and the Adult Checklist of Concerns.
For children, parents and guardians please click here for the above documents and the Child Checklist of Concerns.
For Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) for adults, please click here.
For Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) for children, parents and guardians please click here.
6477 College Park Square
The Atrium, Suite 216
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Our office is near the intersection of S. Military Highway and Auburn Drive, behind the College Park Square Shopping Center (which houses a Food Lion and Roses). Look for the three-story building with a glass front (pictured below).
We are also easily accessible from Indian River Road, Exit 286A, and I-64, turning at Providence Road and turning onto Auburn.
(757) 962-9503 is our business office number.
Please do not use this number to make or cancel appointments.
Call your therapist directly (please see our respective phone numbers below) and leave a voicemail.
If you need to cancel, please give your therapist at least 24 hours notice.
June Wren, LPC, BCPC
Jan Weintraub, MS.Ed., Resident in Counseling
Barbara Ford, MA, LPC,