Lauren Beam Ottenhoff
MA, NCC Verified
Office is near:
McLean, VA 22103
Offers online therapy
My therapeutic approach is a combination of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), humanistic therapy, and solution-focused therapy.
**Now offering free 15 minute online therapy consultations prior to your first appointment.** I specialize in working with children and adolescents who are suffering from anxiety, having trouble navigating their social world, or are having trouble controlling themselves. As an elementary school counselor in Fairfax County, I have a unique perspective on what children are struggling with at school on a daily basis. I will provide a safe space for your child to feel comfortable talking about what is bothering them, and I will help him or her develop coping skills that they can use throughout challenging times during their life.
(302) 527-6234
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Office is near:
McLean, VA 22103
Offers online therapy
My therapeutic approach is a combination of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), humanistic therapy, and solution-focused therapy.
**Now offering free 15 minute online therapy consultations prior to your first appointment.** I specialize in working with children and adolescents who are suffering from anxiety, having trouble navigating their social world, or are having trouble controlling themselves. As an elementary school counselor in Fairfax County, I have a unique perspective on what children are struggling with at school on a daily basis. I will provide a safe space for your child to feel comfortable talking about what is bothering them, and I will help him or her develop coping skills that they can use throughout challenging times during their life.
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Jessica Valner
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
McLean, VA 22101
Offers online therapy
I draw from psychodynamic and attachment theories, interpersonal, humanistic and existential schools, as well as neurobiology.
We are convinced we have a problem. We're focused on it, worried about it, and it often feels like it defines us. These problems tend to show up or worsen during life and relationship transitions. Attending to what isn't working, as well as being intentional about addressing these problems, is necessary for change. Easily overlooked though, are the jewels - the opportunities hiding behind those problems. Psychotherapy provides a safe space for growth opportunities - offering compassion to those parts of ourselves we don't like or shame us, while allowing for the fluidity, flexibility and movement required for transformations.
(703) 997-7523
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Office is near:
McLean, VA 22101
Offers online therapy
I draw from psychodynamic and attachment theories, interpersonal, humanistic and existential schools, as well as neurobiology.
We are convinced we have a problem. We're focused on it, worried about it, and it often feels like it defines us. These problems tend to show up or worsen during life and relationship transitions. Attending to what isn't working, as well as being intentional about addressing these problems, is necessary for change. Easily overlooked though, are the jewels - the opportunities hiding behind those problems. Psychotherapy provides a safe space for growth opportunities - offering compassion to those parts of ourselves we don't like or shame us, while allowing for the fluidity, flexibility and movement required for transformations.
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Karen M. Ponder (Baroody)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, QS Verified
Office is near:
McLean, VA 22101
Offers online therapy
My extensive clinical experience with both professionals and families spans over two decades in South Florida, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. I use a humanistic client-centered approach to assist clients actively seeking change within their lives. My clinical training and understanding of human behavior and development demonstrates the quality of work with both adults and adolescents in my practice. By creating a comfortable and safe environment, I assist clients working through personal and professional issues. I normalize counseling to not only treat, but educate my clients to find emotional balance and mental clarity.
(561) 910-0597
Verified
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Office is near:
McLean, VA 22101
Offers online therapy
My extensive clinical experience with both professionals and families spans over two decades in South Florida, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. I use a humanistic client-centered approach to assist clients actively seeking change within their lives. My clinical training and understanding of human behavior and development demonstrates the quality of work with both adults and adolescents in my practice. By creating a comfortable and safe environment, I assist clients working through personal and professional issues. I normalize counseling to not only treat, but educate my clients to find emotional balance and mental clarity.
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Yujia Julia Liang
Resident in Counseling, MPhil, MSEd Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Not accepting new clients
Perhaps it’s overwhelming stress. Perhaps it’s an identity or existential crisis. Perhaps it’s your child who is encountering emotional and behavioral difficulties. Perhaps it’s your own traumatic memories. Regardless of reason, you are here, and I am here for you.
(571) 450-9878
Verified
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McLean, VA 22101
Not accepting new clients
Perhaps it’s overwhelming stress. Perhaps it’s an identity or existential crisis. Perhaps it’s your child who is encountering emotional and behavioral difficulties. Perhaps it’s your own traumatic memories. Regardless of reason, you are here, and I am here for you.
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Nicholas B Liappis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, ACS Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Offers online therapy
I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor native to Northern Virginia and for 22 years I’ve had the honor and privilege of the opportunity to use my training, skills and experience to try to make a positive difference in the lives of many people, from young children to adults and from many different walks of life. By meeting people where they are, and not where they are expected to be, I empower my clients to lift themselves up to a place in life where they want to be. For children who are too young to know, I work through play to shape behaviors and elicit their inherent strengths for discovering their potential of who they can become.
(571) 290-2170
Verified
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McLean, VA 22101
Offers online therapy
I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor native to Northern Virginia and for 22 years I’ve had the honor and privilege of the opportunity to use my training, skills and experience to try to make a positive difference in the lives of many people, from young children to adults and from many different walks of life. By meeting people where they are, and not where they are expected to be, I empower my clients to lift themselves up to a place in life where they want to be. For children who are too young to know, I work through play to shape behaviors and elicit their inherent strengths for discovering their potential of who they can become.
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Cathy Kim
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, MSW Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Offers online therapy
I aim to make therapy a safe and positive space where clients can grow in understanding of themselves and appreciate their journey. I believe that people are resilient and will work collaboratively with clients to help reach their goals. I obtained my Master's Degree in clinical social work at Virginia Commonwealth University and have worked in a variety of settings such as group homes, a specialized education school, and crisis work. I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families.
(571) 470-5505
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McLean, VA 22101
Offers online therapy
I aim to make therapy a safe and positive space where clients can grow in understanding of themselves and appreciate their journey. I believe that people are resilient and will work collaboratively with clients to help reach their goals. I obtained my Master's Degree in clinical social work at Virginia Commonwealth University and have worked in a variety of settings such as group homes, a specialized education school, and crisis work. I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families.
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Susan M Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Offers online therapy
All my life I have been fascinated by peoples’ stories. It's been my privilege over more than forty years to hear the stories of my clients, as we meet together to understand their concerns and together develop treatment goals that will facilitate personal growth in their lives. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I see adults, both individuals and couples. Exploring family of origin dynamics and understanding the impact those dynamics may have on the client's presenting concerns allows a more thorough approach to treatment. My style is collaborative, empathic, practical, and interpersonal.
(703) 782-4837
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McLean, VA 22101
Offers online therapy
All my life I have been fascinated by peoples’ stories. It's been my privilege over more than forty years to hear the stories of my clients, as we meet together to understand their concerns and together develop treatment goals that will facilitate personal growth in their lives. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I see adults, both individuals and couples. Exploring family of origin dynamics and understanding the impact those dynamics may have on the client's presenting concerns allows a more thorough approach to treatment. My style is collaborative, empathic, practical, and interpersonal.
Madeline Grove
MA, EdS, (Cand) Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Offers online therapy
These days, being a young adult or teenager comes with challenges that previous generations struggle to understand. Maybe you're facing pressure from difficult life transitions, pandemic stress, or finding where you fit in our rapidly changing world. Therapy can help you navigate these challenges, and I'd love to help make the process more approachable. We'll discuss concrete ways to reach your goals, and enjoy confidence that comes with deeper self knowledge. You're worth investing in, life is too short to be spent wishing things were different.
(571) 200-7390
Verified
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McLean, VA 22101
Offers online therapy
These days, being a young adult or teenager comes with challenges that previous generations struggle to understand. Maybe you're facing pressure from difficult life transitions, pandemic stress, or finding where you fit in our rapidly changing world. Therapy can help you navigate these challenges, and I'd love to help make the process more approachable. We'll discuss concrete ways to reach your goals, and enjoy confidence that comes with deeper self knowledge. You're worth investing in, life is too short to be spent wishing things were different.
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Anita L Auerbach
Psychologist, PhD Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Offers online therapy
If you or someone you know is experiencing a problem that might call for professional help, whether the problem is depression, anxiety, phobias, marital or family strife, identity crisis, coping with chronic illness, substance abuse or any problem that interferes with daily living, my fellow clinical psychologists at Commonwealth Psychological Associates and I can be of help. It takes courage to ask for help, but early treatment can keep small problems from becoming larger ones that seem unsolvable. We recognize this and through personal care, offer specialized services and modern therapies to meet your specific needs.
(540) 931-9967
Verified

McLean, VA 22101
Offers online therapy
If you or someone you know is experiencing a problem that might call for professional help, whether the problem is depression, anxiety, phobias, marital or family strife, identity crisis, coping with chronic illness, substance abuse or any problem that interferes with daily living, my fellow clinical psychologists at Commonwealth Psychological Associates and I can be of help. It takes courage to ask for help, but early treatment can keep small problems from becoming larger ones that seem unsolvable. We recognize this and through personal care, offer specialized services and modern therapies to meet your specific needs.
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Kristen Messenger, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MS Verified
McLean, VA 22102
Offers online therapy
Life can be wonderful, but it can also present us with many challenges. Whether you are dealing with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, a major life transition or stressful life event, adolescent issues, or simply want a better understanding of yourself and others, therapy can be a helpful journey to bring about healing, insight and change. As a therapist with over 17 years of experience, my therapeutic style would best be described as integrative, as I draw from a variety of perspectives and techniques including CBT, psychodynamic, solution focused, trauma informed and family systems theory.
(240) 393-4305
Verified
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McLean, VA 22102
Offers online therapy
Life can be wonderful, but it can also present us with many challenges. Whether you are dealing with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, a major life transition or stressful life event, adolescent issues, or simply want a better understanding of yourself and others, therapy can be a helpful journey to bring about healing, insight and change. As a therapist with over 17 years of experience, my therapeutic style would best be described as integrative, as I draw from a variety of perspectives and techniques including CBT, psychodynamic, solution focused, trauma informed and family systems theory.
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Lida Far - Relationship Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
McLean, VA 22102
Offers online therapy
Are you confused and struggling in connecting with others? I am a Relationship, Sex and Neurodiversity therapist working with Individuals and Couples related to better understanding their challenges. You know that something is off, but can't really name it? You may have additional layers of complexity including multi-cultural and biracial issues, or trying to navigate a LGBTQ, Poly or Neurodiverse (Autism/ASD) relationship. I can assist you in navigating the nuances of your relationship by helping you to better understand yourself and your partner.
(855) 696-2472
Verified
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McLean, VA 22102
Offers online therapy
Are you confused and struggling in connecting with others? I am a Relationship, Sex and Neurodiversity therapist working with Individuals and Couples related to better understanding their challenges. You know that something is off, but can't really name it? You may have additional layers of complexity including multi-cultural and biracial issues, or trying to navigate a LGBTQ, Poly or Neurodiverse (Autism/ASD) relationship. I can assist you in navigating the nuances of your relationship by helping you to better understand yourself and your partner.
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Bennett Crawford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with teens and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, adjustment, and trauma. Many people I work with feel stuck in their lives and have lost their sense of direction, purpose, and meaning. Filled with negative self-judgement, fear, anxiety, disconnection and hopelessness, they are looking to find a deep sense of peace, inspiration, and empowerment to live the life they really long for.
(571) 410-2878
Verified
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McLean, VA 22101
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with teens and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, adjustment, and trauma. Many people I work with feel stuck in their lives and have lost their sense of direction, purpose, and meaning. Filled with negative self-judgement, fear, anxiety, disconnection and hopelessness, they are looking to find a deep sense of peace, inspiration, and empowerment to live the life they really long for.
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Mimi Weisberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW Verified
McLean, VA 22101
I believe that during times of exploration and life crises it is helpful to have a safe supportive environment and a caring, knowledgeable professional to reflect and learn with. Challenges such as anxiety, depression, trauma, readjustment to loss and other changes can be disarming and disorienting. Complicated family dynamics, transitions and developmental tasks along with ineffective communication patterns are hard to untangle alone. When faced with conflicting wants and needs as well as difficult problem-solving and decision-making situations, having a professional who you can confide in and not feel judged by is a welcomed relief.
(703) 991-0012
Verified

McLean, VA 22101
I believe that during times of exploration and life crises it is helpful to have a safe supportive environment and a caring, knowledgeable professional to reflect and learn with. Challenges such as anxiety, depression, trauma, readjustment to loss and other changes can be disarming and disorienting. Complicated family dynamics, transitions and developmental tasks along with ineffective communication patterns are hard to untangle alone. When faced with conflicting wants and needs as well as difficult problem-solving and decision-making situations, having a professional who you can confide in and not feel judged by is a welcomed relief.
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Gabrielle Lipson
MSEd, MPhil Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Offers online therapy
We often find ourselves seeking help when something is wrong, but I work with families and children to help them see what is right. I believe that humans are fundamentally creative, innovative, compassionate, and fully capable of accessing their joy. The therapeutic process is not one size fits all, nor will it be successful when the therapist calls all of the shots. My clients are the experts, and I work collaboratively to find the best approach to achieve growth.
(571) 450-9296
Verified
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McLean, VA 22101
Offers online therapy
We often find ourselves seeking help when something is wrong, but I work with families and children to help them see what is right. I believe that humans are fundamentally creative, innovative, compassionate, and fully capable of accessing their joy. The therapeutic process is not one size fits all, nor will it be successful when the therapist calls all of the shots. My clients are the experts, and I work collaboratively to find the best approach to achieve growth.
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Kristen Barnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Offers online therapy
I believe people are capable of recovery, change, self-discovery, and growth; often arising through the power of human connections, particularly the connection of a therapeutic relationship. I believe that the difficult and painful moments of our lives are opportunities for growth and understanding which often lead to an increased sense of connection with ourselves and the universe. My approach is simple — to provide exceptional psychotherapy services to empower people to live happier, healthier lives.
(571) 322-8461
Verified
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McLean, VA 22101
Offers online therapy
I believe people are capable of recovery, change, self-discovery, and growth; often arising through the power of human connections, particularly the connection of a therapeutic relationship. I believe that the difficult and painful moments of our lives are opportunities for growth and understanding which often lead to an increased sense of connection with ourselves and the universe. My approach is simple — to provide exceptional psychotherapy services to empower people to live happier, healthier lives.
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Barbara Mazer
Psychologist, PhD Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Not accepting new clients
Over the last 24 years, I have treated a wide range of psychological symptoms in individuals who range in age from adolescents through middle age, as well as couples and families. I have worked in both civilian and military settings. My goal is to work with you in clarifying your therapeutic goals and then to pursue those goals as efficiently as possible while resolving obstacles that arise along the way. My approach to treatment is flexible and informed by those who I am working with.
(301) 830-8009
Verified
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McLean, VA 22101
Not accepting new clients
Over the last 24 years, I have treated a wide range of psychological symptoms in individuals who range in age from adolescents through middle age, as well as couples and families. I have worked in both civilian and military settings. My goal is to work with you in clarifying your therapeutic goals and then to pursue those goals as efficiently as possible while resolving obstacles that arise along the way. My approach to treatment is flexible and informed by those who I am working with.
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Lauren Maxwell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with people who are struggling to make sense of some of the most difficult concerns in life, including grief & loss, existential depression, feelings of emptiness, and suffering to achieve their vision for a meaningful life of creativity and purpose, authenticity, self-actualization, acceptance, and transcendence. I also specialize in working with young adults and adults struggling with mood, depression, anxiety, while navigating various life transitions, stressors, and adjustment concerns.
(571) 526-0170
Verified
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McLean, VA 22101
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with people who are struggling to make sense of some of the most difficult concerns in life, including grief & loss, existential depression, feelings of emptiness, and suffering to achieve their vision for a meaningful life of creativity and purpose, authenticity, self-actualization, acceptance, and transcendence. I also specialize in working with young adults and adults struggling with mood, depression, anxiety, while navigating various life transitions, stressors, and adjustment concerns.
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Virginia Gigi Larsen Gallup
PsyD, NCSP, ABSNP Verified
McLean, VA 22102
In therapy, I use an assimilative-integrative approach to best meet the unique needs of my clients. My approach emphasizes a client-centered, but systemic orientation. I use evidence-based treatments that are informed by cognitive-behavioral, developmental, and relational/attachment theories. I work to build open and warm relationships with my clients and I honor the ways in which one's background and culture inform our work. Therapy is a collaborative process meant to foster positive change as my clients and families develop more compassion for themselves and one another.
(571) 454-9861
Verified
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McLean, VA 22102
In therapy, I use an assimilative-integrative approach to best meet the unique needs of my clients. My approach emphasizes a client-centered, but systemic orientation. I use evidence-based treatments that are informed by cognitive-behavioral, developmental, and relational/attachment theories. I work to build open and warm relationships with my clients and I honor the ways in which one's background and culture inform our work. Therapy is a collaborative process meant to foster positive change as my clients and families develop more compassion for themselves and one another.
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Michelle Hallahan
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, CCMHC Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with children and adolescents. I treat a wide variety of mental health concerns, with expertise in working with challenging and difficult to treat youth with a broad range of complex emotional and behavioral issues, including mood, anxiety, anger, defiance, ADHD, trauma, self-harm, and substance use. I also specialize in working with young adults and adults struggling with mood, depression, anxiety, while navigating various life transitions, stressors, and adjustment concerns.
(571) 384-2805
Verified
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McLean, VA 22101
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with children and adolescents. I treat a wide variety of mental health concerns, with expertise in working with challenging and difficult to treat youth with a broad range of complex emotional and behavioral issues, including mood, anxiety, anger, defiance, ADHD, trauma, self-harm, and substance use. I also specialize in working with young adults and adults struggling with mood, depression, anxiety, while navigating various life transitions, stressors, and adjustment concerns.
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Erica T Chow
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
McLean, VA 22102
Offers online therapy
Whether you are an adult, adolescent, or a child, life can be full of surprises and changes. Sometimes these surprises and changes are welcomed and embraced, while other times, they can be unexpected and difficult to navigate. Therapy can be a helpful avenue to unpack the curiosity, emotions, and uncertainty associated with these transitions.
(571) 322-8646
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McLean, VA 22102
Offers online therapy
Whether you are an adult, adolescent, or a child, life can be full of surprises and changes. Sometimes these surprises and changes are welcomed and embraced, while other times, they can be unexpected and difficult to navigate. Therapy can be a helpful avenue to unpack the curiosity, emotions, and uncertainty associated with these transitions.

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