Melanie Kantor

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today
(571) 441-5358

Melanie Kantor

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Herndon, VA 20170
(571) 441-5358
Offers online therapy

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About

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the world, you’re not alone. The past two years have destabilized everyone’s lives and made many people feel isolated, alone, and aimless. The anxiety can be crippling and rob you of your sense of self. Therapy can help. In over a decade of practice, I have helped people who feel different, quirky, weird, or out-of-place learn to celebrate their uniqueness, harness their strengths, and tame their anxiety. In my office, I create an emotional space where you can let down your guard, connect, and be seen as your authentic self.
I received my Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and Bachelor’s Degree from Georgetown University. I have specialties in treating folks with Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Attention Deficit Disorder. I am a gender affirming and queer friendly therapist and love working with trans and non-binary kids, teens, and adults.
I believe that therapy works best when you not only learn strategies and coping skills from your therapist, but when you feel truly seen and accepted for who you are- quirks, fears, insecurities and all. It’s time to start living your life in alignment with your values, not your fears. You don’t have to go it alone. Reach out today.
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Finances

  • Cost per Session: $175 - $220
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
I don't take insurance but provide monthly statements to help you obtain out of network benefits. I have a sliding scale available.
Email me or call (571) 441-5358 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 12 Years
  • License: Virginia / 0904008909
  • School: University of Pennsylvania
  • Year Graduated: 2010

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: National Association of Social Work
  • Certificate: Budding Yogis Certified Instructor
  • Certificate Date: 2017

Melanie Kantor's Groups

Connected and Resilient Young Adults

This group serves young adults with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder and related disorders. This group helps young adults find calm, make sense of the social world, connect with others, and chart their own paths.

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Social Anxiety Group: Reconnecting with the World

This 10-week in-person group for 20-30 year olds will use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, and self-compassion to teach you strategies to manage anxiety, quiet the voices of insecurity in your head, and get back into the world. Masks are required for group participation. Group will meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 pm March 15- May 17, 2022 at my office in Herndon, VA. Cost is $100 per session.

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Location

Herndon, VA 20170
(571) 441-5358
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Transgender
  • Anxiety
  • Developmental Disorders
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Child
  • Depression
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Intellectual Disability
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Expressive Arts
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychodynamic
  • Strength-Based
  • Yoga
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

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This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 11 Jun 2022
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Melanie Kantor

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW