Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Falls Church (DBSAFC) connects residents of Northern Virginia with Hope for Mental Health Recovery through Support Groups and Educational Programs run by and for Peers


...We've been there. We can help.

"I go to the DBSA Falls Church Family Support meetings because I feel it helps me handle my family members in a more supportive way. I received a lot of information that I have not gotten anywhere else. Things in my household have gotten so much better since I have been going to the meetings. Best choice I ever made. Highly recommended."

"DBSAFC has made a huge impact on my life. I am much happier now because I have this solid connection with this group of folks who have got my back and are always there to support me. They understand me and in my case are much better than family. I am so grateful for my DBSAFC group."

"The group is a place where I can share my feelings and personal problems without fear. I also get a lot out of hearing other people's stories. I learn something and at times realize others have the same problems."


Learn more about our work below or contact:

Executive Director, Anne Cowley, at anc436@aol.com or (703) 354-5104.

Assistant Director, Sharon Martin, at dbsa.fc@gmail.com or (571) 414-9072.

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Falls Church is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, funded in part by

Virginia's Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

DBSA Falls Church -- Executive Director, Anne Cowley, LCSW -- dbsa.fc@gmail.com -- (703) 354-5104

Weekly Support Groups


A safe place to connect with people who understand what you're going through and to share ideas for finding wellness, using the DBSA support group model. Facilitated by trained peers with lived- experience dealing with mental health challenges. Several days, times and locations offered.


"DBSAFC Support Groups have been my home away from home. They have helped my mental health and I have made friends."





Pathways to Recovery


The goal is to help empower people with mental health challenges to use their strengths to make positive changes in their lives.


"The group supplements the time between therapy sessions. I get so much out of this group because they genuinely share in my successes and relate/understand my struggles."