Melanie B Ness LICSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW

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(202) 688-5784

Melanie B Ness LICSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today

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Melanie B Ness LICSW
1000 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Melanie B. Ness, LICSW, LCSW
1000 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(202) 688-5784
Announcement icon I am holding psychotherapy sessions now by phone and/or video. Please don't hesitate to reach out for help in these scary times.

About

A patient wrote this to me: "You are someone who knows the song in my heart, and could sing it back to me when I had forgotten the words." In my over 27 years of psychotherapy practice, I have learned several things: one is, in meeting with patients, to clear my mind (at least to try hard!) of all the theories and clinical orientations I have absorbed and to allow my emotions, mind, body, and considerable life experience to be present in our interactions. [Please note that I do NOT accept CareFirst BlueCHOICE, just PPO and Federal.]
The era of the silent therapist is gone. Our lives tend to become immeasurably complicated, leaving us feeling overwhelmed, stuck, lost to our authentic selves, our sense of play and humor. My role is to work with you to help free you of old relationship patterns that have become destructive.
My practice is more and more based on the neuroscience that informs the understanding of our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. By taking certain small steps we can rewire our brains to decrease anxiety and depression, thus finally allowing for more freedom and creativity. (Returned Peace Corps volunteer and former artist.)

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $180 - $250
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CareFirst
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • None
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 33 Years
  • License: Virginia / 0904002109
  • School: Catholic University
  • Year Graduated: 1990

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Washington School of Psychiatry / none
  • Certificate Date: 2001
  • Certificate: Washington School of Psychiatry / none
  • Certificate Date: 1992

Location

Melanie B Ness LICSW
1000 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Call Melanie Ness
(202) 688-5784

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

Melanie B. Ness, LICSW, LCSW
1000 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(202) 688-5784
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • lack of sense of humor
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Black and African American
I also speak: French and Used to be fluent in French.
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Imago
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Neuroscience based orientations
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
Photo of Melanie B Ness LICSW, LICSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Alexandria
Melanie B Ness LICSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW