Elke Schlager

Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC

Verified by Psychology Today
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Elke Schlager

Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

11250 Roger Bacon Drive
Reston, VA 20190
(703) 468-8786
Offers online therapy

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Additional Location

4601 N. Fairfax Dr.
12th floor
Arlington, VA 22205
(703) 468-8786

About

I am a Harvard trained psychotherapist with over 20 years of clinical experience, the last 10 of which have been focused on the practice and research of Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). I am a research associate at the Psychotherapy Research Program at Harvard Medical School, and a former faculty member at the Mind/Body Medical Institute at Massachussets General Hospital in Boston, MA. I practice a model of ISTDP that has evolved from over 50 years of psychotherapy research. This model incorporates aspects of psychodynamic psychotherapy, attachment theory, mindfulness and experiential therapy.
I work with patients with depression, anxiety, trauma and difficulty with closeness. I have special interests in helping patients who are undergoing life transitions such as separation and divorce, bereavement, career, acculturation and chronic illness. I also have extensive experience working with creative artists, women with postpartum depression, infertility, menopause and eating disorders.
Integrating mindfulness and ISDTP, I help patients reconnect with others and with parts of themselves that they may feel they have lost. I have found this reconnection to self and others to be essential in helping people resolve long-term issues that have kept them from fully enjoying and experiencing life.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $200 - $215
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • CareFirst
  • Magellan
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 27 Years
  • License: Virginia / 0701004747
  • School: Antioch New England Graduate School
  • Year Graduated: 1995

Location

11250 Roger Bacon Drive
Reston, VA 20190
(703) 468-8786
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

4601 N. Fairfax Dr.
12th floor
Arlington, VA 22205
(703) 468-8786
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Postpartum depression
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Transgender
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino
I also speak: Spanish
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 15 Aug 2020
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Elke Schlager

Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC