Teri M Brooks
Psychologist, PhD, BCBA Verified
Arlington, VA 22201
Offers online therapy
With a doctorate in clinical psychology, 15+ years experience as a school psychologist, and training as a behavior analyst, I have the expertise to maximize efficient use of your time and money to find solutions for your child or adolescent.
I offer concrete, effective strategies to parents, children, & adolescents to address a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and developmental concerns. My clients leave every session with a specific plan for exactly what to do to build skills or reduce problem behaviors, and improvement is usually quick to see. Children who benefit from my services exhibit a very broad range of challenges, including ADHD-related impulsivity and hyperactivity, aggression, oppositionality, "attitude", anxiety, ASD-related social skills deficits and challenges, enuresis, encopresis, and sleeping issues - just to name a few.
(703) 260-9596
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Arlington, VA 22201
Offers online therapy
With a doctorate in clinical psychology, 15+ years experience as a school psychologist, and training as a behavior analyst, I have the expertise to maximize efficient use of your time and money to find solutions for your child or adolescent.
I offer concrete, effective strategies to parents, children, & adolescents to address a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and developmental concerns. My clients leave every session with a specific plan for exactly what to do to build skills or reduce problem behaviors, and improvement is usually quick to see. Children who benefit from my services exhibit a very broad range of challenges, including ADHD-related impulsivity and hyperactivity, aggression, oppositionality, "attitude", anxiety, ASD-related social skills deficits and challenges, enuresis, encopresis, and sleeping issues - just to name a few.
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Aaron M Valdes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Arlington, VA 22202
I specialize in child and adolescent issues but I have worked with parenting issues throughout my career.
I have extensive experience providing clinical experience as required of a Resident in Counseling. I understand the diagnostic nuances and ethical dilemmas that counselors face in the field every day. Whether you are working in private practice or with agency-based consumers, I will conduct weekly supervision with you in a flexible manner to help you get your LPC license.
(571) 200-4668
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Arlington, VA 22202
I specialize in child and adolescent issues but I have worked with parenting issues throughout my career.
I have extensive experience providing clinical experience as required of a Resident in Counseling. I understand the diagnostic nuances and ethical dilemmas that counselors face in the field every day. Whether you are working in private practice or with agency-based consumers, I will conduct weekly supervision with you in a flexible manner to help you get your LPC license.
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Renée Gallo
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Arlington, VA 22201
Offers online therapy
Managing the tumultuous times of late childhood and adolescence is not easy. Your child or teen may be trying to figure out who they are, who they want to be, or even just how to get through each day. All of this is even more challenging if they are struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, or trauma. I am here to help build important skills to manage difficult feelings and experiences and be a partner in having hard but important conversations. I see therapy as a way of having a better understanding of oneself, learning strategies for new ways of thinking and acting, and developing and working toward meaningful goals.
(571) 470-5560
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Arlington, VA 22201
Offers online therapy
Managing the tumultuous times of late childhood and adolescence is not easy. Your child or teen may be trying to figure out who they are, who they want to be, or even just how to get through each day. All of this is even more challenging if they are struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, or trauma. I am here to help build important skills to manage difficult feelings and experiences and be a partner in having hard but important conversations. I see therapy as a way of having a better understanding of oneself, learning strategies for new ways of thinking and acting, and developing and working toward meaningful goals.
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Matt Levine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Arlington, VA 22201
Offers online therapy
Summit Counseling provides child, adolescent, and family therapy, eliciting strengths to achieve one's potential and well-being. Our staff specializes in youth (5-19) dealing with problems related to poor self-esteem, low motivation, challenging and self-destructive behaviors, addiction and dependency (to technology, alcohol, and other substances), poor social skills, and symptoms of depression and anxiety.
(571) 777-0374
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Arlington, VA 22201
Offers online therapy
Summit Counseling provides child, adolescent, and family therapy, eliciting strengths to achieve one's potential and well-being. Our staff specializes in youth (5-19) dealing with problems related to poor self-esteem, low motivation, challenging and self-destructive behaviors, addiction and dependency (to technology, alcohol, and other substances), poor social skills, and symptoms of depression and anxiety.
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Michelle Rigg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT Verified
Arlington, VA 22201
Offers online therapy
Are you or your child/teen living with anxiety and feel like it’s getting worse? You may find yourself caught in a spiral of replaying the day & wondering if you’re a good enough parent or said or did the right things. You might be seeing your child/teen displaying some of your same anxious thoughts/behaviors & are worried you’re passing it onto them. Perhaps it’s the physical symptoms of anxiety—nausea, headaches, sleep issues, or panic attacks—that are starting to get in the way of normal life. You love your family deeply & are doing your very best, but you're tired of struggling and/or you don't want to see your child hurting.
(469) 530-3742
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Arlington, VA 22201
Offers online therapy
Are you or your child/teen living with anxiety and feel like it’s getting worse? You may find yourself caught in a spiral of replaying the day & wondering if you’re a good enough parent or said or did the right things. You might be seeing your child/teen displaying some of your same anxious thoughts/behaviors & are worried you’re passing it onto them. Perhaps it’s the physical symptoms of anxiety—nausea, headaches, sleep issues, or panic attacks—that are starting to get in the way of normal life. You love your family deeply & are doing your very best, but you're tired of struggling and/or you don't want to see your child hurting.
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Halle M Wendel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Arlington, VA 22202
Offers online therapy
Compassionate, Bilingual Therapist uniquely trained to treat the sensitive needs of the whole person, integrating Spirituality with Psychology in helping you overcome personal obstacles to living your best life! Specializing in inner healing, resolving simple and complex marital issues, career changes, midlife and adolescent struggles, treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, sexual abuse and domestic violence. I also offer Clinical Assessments for Immigration Situations dealing with Asylum, Hardship Waivers, U Visa and VAWA cases. Christian Counseling available upon request.
(706) 550-9567
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Arlington, VA 22202
Offers online therapy
Compassionate, Bilingual Therapist uniquely trained to treat the sensitive needs of the whole person, integrating Spirituality with Psychology in helping you overcome personal obstacles to living your best life! Specializing in inner healing, resolving simple and complex marital issues, career changes, midlife and adolescent struggles, treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, sexual abuse and domestic violence. I also offer Clinical Assessments for Immigration Situations dealing with Asylum, Hardship Waivers, U Visa and VAWA cases. Christian Counseling available upon request.
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Ioana Marcus
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, GEP Verified
Arlington, VA 22201
Offers online therapy
I work with adolescent and adult clients navigating anxiety and depression, recovery from eating disorders, trauma, developmental trauma/ adoption.
My practice is founded on creating a safe space for you to work on your most authentic, whole and healthy self. My work with you is focused not only on understanding your past experiences, whether family, relationships, traumas or mental health concerns that have been hindering your growth, but also supporting you to step into your life NOW. I will support you and walk the walk with you. We will explore how to fully live and thrive in the present, grow to your fullest potential, way beyond what you imagine for yourself.
(703) 997-6804
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Arlington, VA 22201
Offers online therapy
I work with adolescent and adult clients navigating anxiety and depression, recovery from eating disorders, trauma, developmental trauma/ adoption.
My practice is founded on creating a safe space for you to work on your most authentic, whole and healthy self. My work with you is focused not only on understanding your past experiences, whether family, relationships, traumas or mental health concerns that have been hindering your growth, but also supporting you to step into your life NOW. I will support you and walk the walk with you. We will explore how to fully live and thrive in the present, grow to your fullest potential, way beyond what you imagine for yourself.
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Melinda Timmons
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Arlington, VA 22207
Offers online therapy
I specialize in adult, adolescent, and family mental health and weave a multicultural counseling perspective into my work.
Extensive experience working with issues that families and individuals who are employed with the State Department, Foreign Service, as well as Active duty. Confidential, compassionate and skilled guidance for those struggling to cope with the many psychological stresses of life including: anxiety, depression, addiction, career changes, and difficult family relationships, separation and divorce. Find ease and connection with family psychotherapy—to include adult siblings and parents. My approach is creative and solution-focused based on the needs and goals of each individual or family.
(703) 420-7551
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Arlington, VA 22207
Offers online therapy
I specialize in adult, adolescent, and family mental health and weave a multicultural counseling perspective into my work.
Extensive experience working with issues that families and individuals who are employed with the State Department, Foreign Service, as well as Active duty. Confidential, compassionate and skilled guidance for those struggling to cope with the many psychological stresses of life including: anxiety, depression, addiction, career changes, and difficult family relationships, separation and divorce. Find ease and connection with family psychotherapy—to include adult siblings and parents. My approach is creative and solution-focused based on the needs and goals of each individual or family.
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The Wise Family, Counseling & Assessment
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Arlington, VA 22207
Offers online therapy
The Wise Family specializes in helping wiggly kids, stressed-out teens, and the families who love them. Is your child having trouble making friends, paying attention in school, or managing big feelings? Does your teen seem moody, distant, and unhappy? Are you finding that your family is having constant battles or struggling to get along on a day to day basis? Worrying about children and teens makes family life that much harder. And when a member of your family is suffering, everyone suffers.
(571) 458-1550
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Arlington, VA 22207
Offers online therapy
The Wise Family specializes in helping wiggly kids, stressed-out teens, and the families who love them. Is your child having trouble making friends, paying attention in school, or managing big feelings? Does your teen seem moody, distant, and unhappy? Are you finding that your family is having constant battles or struggling to get along on a day to day basis? Worrying about children and teens makes family life that much harder. And when a member of your family is suffering, everyone suffers.
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Neha Pancholi Patel
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Arlington, VA 22203
Offers online therapy
Dr. Patel specializes in treating eating disorders and OCD. She also treats adolescent behavioral issues, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, low self-esteem, and self-injury. Dr. Patel is specialized in working with adolescents to decrease their maladaptive behaviors, learn and implement adaptive coping skills and increase positive interactions between the adolescent and family members. Dr. Patel is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and utilizes evidence based approaches with her clients.
(571) 322-8927
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Arlington, VA 22203
Offers online therapy
Dr. Patel specializes in treating eating disorders and OCD. She also treats adolescent behavioral issues, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, low self-esteem, and self-injury. Dr. Patel is specialized in working with adolescents to decrease their maladaptive behaviors, learn and implement adaptive coping skills and increase positive interactions between the adolescent and family members. Dr. Patel is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and utilizes evidence based approaches with her clients.
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Derek Vigon
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Arlington, VA 22201
Offers online therapy
Vigon works with a wide range of adolescent and adult clients, his area of expertise is the treatment of anxiety disorders.
Dr. Derek Vigon is a licensed clinical and sport psychologist in Maryland and Virginia. Dr. Vigon has worked in a number of clinical settings including hospital inpatient, community mental health, university counseling centers, and Division 1 athletic departments. This range of experience has allowed him to work with individuals spanning diverse presenting problems and multicultural backgrounds. Dr. Vigon has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Contemporary Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Motivational Interviewing. He has experience providing performance enhancement psychological skills training to athletes and performers.
(240) 802-7425
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Arlington, VA 22201
Offers online therapy
Vigon works with a wide range of adolescent and adult clients, his area of expertise is the treatment of anxiety disorders.
Dr. Derek Vigon is a licensed clinical and sport psychologist in Maryland and Virginia. Dr. Vigon has worked in a number of clinical settings including hospital inpatient, community mental health, university counseling centers, and Division 1 athletic departments. This range of experience has allowed him to work with individuals spanning diverse presenting problems and multicultural backgrounds. Dr. Vigon has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Contemporary Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Motivational Interviewing. He has experience providing performance enhancement psychological skills training to athletes and performers.
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Jacqueline Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22201
Offers online therapy
As a longtime resident of Northern Virginia, I know personally that there are unique aspects to living in this area that can magnify the anxiety and pressure that we feel. I primarily work with adolescent girls (14+) and women who are overwhelmed by their stress at school, work, or home as well as those stuck in a transition - whether that be adjusting to high school, college, post-college life, post-partum life, pandemic life, a relationship or family change, a loss, and more.
(703) 810-7140
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Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22201
Offers online therapy
As a longtime resident of Northern Virginia, I know personally that there are unique aspects to living in this area that can magnify the anxiety and pressure that we feel. I primarily work with adolescent girls (14+) and women who are overwhelmed by their stress at school, work, or home as well as those stuck in a transition - whether that be adjusting to high school, college, post-college life, post-partum life, pandemic life, a relationship or family change, a loss, and more.
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Shawn Rubin
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22202
Offers online therapy
I endeavor to improve intimate and family relationships, strengthen parent-child/teenager relationships; understand the nature of one's anxiety and depression; grief, loss, and trauma; improving self-esteem; effectively managing job stress and improving job performance; addressing personal and societal struggles with racial & gender discrimination, gender identity, and sexual orientation issues.
For nearly two decades I have been privileged to work alongside parents, children, adolescents and adults of all ages to understand the deeper meanings of troubling thoughts, feelings and behaviors and other symptoms of distress. My collaborative approach is grounded in enhancing personal growth and the innate human capacities for loving, giving, healing painful traumas, and increasing enjoyment of one's life. My therapeutic relationships are respectful, caring, and support the freedom to fully express one's experience, uniqueness, vitality, and engagement of the depth and breadth of human existence.
(571) 253-7526
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Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22202
Offers online therapy
I endeavor to improve intimate and family relationships, strengthen parent-child/teenager relationships; understand the nature of one's anxiety and depression; grief, loss, and trauma; improving self-esteem; effectively managing job stress and improving job performance; addressing personal and societal struggles with racial & gender discrimination, gender identity, and sexual orientation issues.
For nearly two decades I have been privileged to work alongside parents, children, adolescents and adults of all ages to understand the deeper meanings of troubling thoughts, feelings and behaviors and other symptoms of distress. My collaborative approach is grounded in enhancing personal growth and the innate human capacities for loving, giving, healing painful traumas, and increasing enjoyment of one's life. My therapeutic relationships are respectful, caring, and support the freedom to fully express one's experience, uniqueness, vitality, and engagement of the depth and breadth of human existence.
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Nicole W McGarry
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22201
Offers online therapy
Specialties include early childhood development, attachment issues and adoption, adolescent development, behavioral challenges, mind/body integration work, women's issues, and trauma treatment.
My practice is designed to help children, adolescents, and adults with healthy development, personal confidence, and more satisfying relationships. I offer individual and group therapy to help kids with labeling and identifying feelings, developing and maintaining friendships, reading social cues, and increasing self-esteem. In working with adults, I create a supportive environment to explore a better life balance, manage stress, and improve close relationships. I value comprehensive treatment, and work with schools and other professionals to assure positive treatment outcomes.
(202) 684-2058
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Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22201
Offers online therapy
Specialties include early childhood development, attachment issues and adoption, adolescent development, behavioral challenges, mind/body integration work, women's issues, and trauma treatment.
My practice is designed to help children, adolescents, and adults with healthy development, personal confidence, and more satisfying relationships. I offer individual and group therapy to help kids with labeling and identifying feelings, developing and maintaining friendships, reading social cues, and increasing self-esteem. In working with adults, I create a supportive environment to explore a better life balance, manage stress, and improve close relationships. I value comprehensive treatment, and work with schools and other professionals to assure positive treatment outcomes.
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A Therapeutic Alliance
LICSW, LCSW, LMSW, CST, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22207
Not accepting new clients
Discussion topics include: Behavioral challenges at each developmental stage of growth; Handling transitions; How to talk to your straight or LGBTQ teen; and Talking about sex in an honest and responsible way, beyond abstinence.
Using a client-centered approach, our Clinicians help Clients understand and work through problems of everyday living, including relationship issues, work-life balance and self care issues, the impact of traumatic experiences past and present, and issues which affect day-to-day living. Connecting the dots of your inner experience and your outward struggles can be a powerful motivator for change. Together, we keep close track of your goals for therapy and your satisfaction with the results.
(571) 882-9743
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Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22207
Not accepting new clients
Discussion topics include: Behavioral challenges at each developmental stage of growth; Handling transitions; How to talk to your straight or LGBTQ teen; and Talking about sex in an honest and responsible way, beyond abstinence.
Using a client-centered approach, our Clinicians help Clients understand and work through problems of everyday living, including relationship issues, work-life balance and self care issues, the impact of traumatic experiences past and present, and issues which affect day-to-day living. Connecting the dots of your inner experience and your outward struggles can be a powerful motivator for change. Together, we keep close track of your goals for therapy and your satisfaction with the results.
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Ethan Siegel, Psy.D. & Associates
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22205
Offers online therapy
Life can be tough. We all struggle from time to time with transitions, relationship issues, and insecurities. Sometimes these difficulties can make it seem convenient to let fear and pessimism take over. Within each of us, however, is a unique set of skills and talents. Our goal is to be there for you during the tough times, but also to help uncover the strengths within you. Even if your life circumstances are challenging, we believe there is always hope and a path forward. Each client-adult, adolescent, or child-has a unique story, and we offer an individualized approach.
(703) 596-3682
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Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22205
Offers online therapy
Life can be tough. We all struggle from time to time with transitions, relationship issues, and insecurities. Sometimes these difficulties can make it seem convenient to let fear and pessimism take over. Within each of us, however, is a unique set of skills and talents. Our goal is to be there for you during the tough times, but also to help uncover the strengths within you. Even if your life circumstances are challenging, we believe there is always hope and a path forward. Each client-adult, adolescent, or child-has a unique story, and we offer an individualized approach.
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Shira Gottlieb
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22201
Treatment goals are discussed with the child/adolescent and family, and are developed with the individual's needs in mind.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist. I received my B.A. in psychology, with a minor in neurobiology, from Harvard University, and my Psy.D. from the George Washington University. I completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Family Compass, a child and family group practice in Reston, VA, where I specialized in neuropsychological assessment and therapy services for children and adolescents. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings including: Children's National Medical Center, JLG-RICA (a residential and day treatment facility for children and adolescents), and private group practices.
(703) 372-9461
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Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22201
Treatment goals are discussed with the child/adolescent and family, and are developed with the individual's needs in mind.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist. I received my B.A. in psychology, with a minor in neurobiology, from Harvard University, and my Psy.D. from the George Washington University. I completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Family Compass, a child and family group practice in Reston, VA, where I specialized in neuropsychological assessment and therapy services for children and adolescents. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings including: Children's National Medical Center, JLG-RICA (a residential and day treatment facility for children and adolescents), and private group practices.
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Ellis Psychological Services,LLC
Psychologist, JD, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22201
Offers online therapy
Clinical interests include: learning disabilities, AD/HD, adolescent development, parenting, blended families, depression, grief, anxiety, trauma, and academic/professional transitions.
As a licensed clinical psychologist who provides diagnostic and therapeutic services to children, adolescents and their families, as well as adults, I appreciate how hard it can be to seek mental health services for yourself or a family member. I make every effort to understand your presenting concerns within the context of who you are and how you experience the problem. In gathering clinically useful information, I strive to establish a collaborative therapeutic environment in which you feel comfortable exploring a full range of thoughts and feelings about your particular situation.
(703) 596-1895
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Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22201
Offers online therapy
Clinical interests include: learning disabilities, AD/HD, adolescent development, parenting, blended families, depression, grief, anxiety, trauma, and academic/professional transitions.
As a licensed clinical psychologist who provides diagnostic and therapeutic services to children, adolescents and their families, as well as adults, I appreciate how hard it can be to seek mental health services for yourself or a family member. I make every effort to understand your presenting concerns within the context of who you are and how you experience the problem. In gathering clinically useful information, I strive to establish a collaborative therapeutic environment in which you feel comfortable exploring a full range of thoughts and feelings about your particular situation.
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Katie Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT, NCC Verified
Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22207
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist who strives to provide a warm and safe place to work on a variety of concerns. I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents dealing with depression, anxiety, behavior concerns, ADHD, sleeping issues, sensory concerns, self esteem, and adjusting to life transitions. No matter the concern, I am dedicated to providing an atmosphere of warmth, acceptance, and respect for each unique child, adolescent, and family that I work with.
(703) 348-3732
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Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22207
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist who strives to provide a warm and safe place to work on a variety of concerns. I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents dealing with depression, anxiety, behavior concerns, ADHD, sleeping issues, sensory concerns, self esteem, and adjusting to life transitions. No matter the concern, I am dedicated to providing an atmosphere of warmth, acceptance, and respect for each unique child, adolescent, and family that I work with.
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Olya Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, IFS Cer Verified
Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22207
Offers online therapy
Parenting, being a teenager, and being in a relationship can be some of the most fulfilling and challenging parts of life! I specialize in helping people, who are in strained relationships or struggling with trauma and other things that are private, find a new path. Life is full of difficulties, but often underneath it all is a lack of connection and belonging. I make it safe for teens and parents, adults and couples to get unstuck and talk about the real stuff that makes it difficult to live a satisfied life and thrive.
(703) 215-3890
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Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22207
Offers online therapy
Parenting, being a teenager, and being in a relationship can be some of the most fulfilling and challenging parts of life! I specialize in helping people, who are in strained relationships or struggling with trauma and other things that are private, find a new path. Life is full of difficulties, but often underneath it all is a lack of connection and belonging. I make it safe for teens and parents, adults and couples to get unstuck and talk about the real stuff that makes it difficult to live a satisfied life and thrive.

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Teen Therapists
Adolescence can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can raise questions of independence and identity; as adolescents cultivate their sense of self, they may face difficult choices about academics, friendship, sexuality, gender identity, drugs, and alcohol.

Most teens have a relatively egocentric perspective on life; a state of mind that usually abates with age. They often focus on themselves and believe that everyone else—from a best friend to a distant crush—is focused on them too. They may grapple with insecurities and feelings of being judged. Relationships with family members often take a backseat to peer groups, romantic interests, and appearance, which teens perceive as increasingly important during this time.

The transition can naturally lead to anxiety about physical development, evolving relationships with others, and one's place in the larger world. Mild anxiety and other challenges are typical, but serious mental health conditions also emerge during adolescence. Finding a teen therapist in Arlington and addressing a disorder early on can help ensure the best possible outcome.