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Melinda McGarvey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Photo of Melinda McGarvey, LCSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist

Melinda McGarvey

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed
109 Oronoco Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Let's Connect (571) 200-7697
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Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, frustrated or misunderstood? Do you ever feel exhausted or resentful from trying to make sure everyone else is happy, trying to keep from rocking the boat and putting your own needs last? Are you a high-achiever who has met all the qualifications and still feels nagging self-doubt? If you want to feel safer and more comfortable in your interactions with others, I would like to help you understand your emotions and improve balance and connection in your relationships. My therapy style is open, warm and collaborative, and I create space for you to feel truly accepted, present and hopeful.
Utilizing a variety of therapeutic interventions, together we can “re-wire” negative thoughts and get you “un-stuck” from problematic patterns. This helps foster self-acceptance, self-compassion and enhances well-being. If you want to accelerate your healing, I can give you exercises and resources tailored to reinforce what is discovered in sessions.
My experience living in and working with military and Foreign Service communities provides me unique insight to help people work through transitional issues. I have extensive experience helping people identify and build on their strengths, which helps them improve relationships, build skills to cope with future challenges and feel more confident overall.
Call or Melinda McGarvey now for a free 15 minute consultation - (571) 200-7697

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

109 Oronoco Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

(571) 200-7697

Ocean Drive

Corpus Christi, TX 78412

I am currently accepting new clients for therapy both in-person and via secure, HIPAA-compliant teletherapy.
I specialize in Marital and Premarital, Anxiety and Anger Management 
$175 Per Session  
I see individuals and couples  
Hello, and welcome!
Melinda McGarvey
Let's Connect (571) 200-7697
Photo of Melinda McGarvey, LCSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

109 Oronoco Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

(571) 200-7697

Ocean Drive

Corpus Christi, TX 78412

I am currently accepting new clients for therapy both in-person and via secure, HIPAA-compliant teletherapy.
I specialize in Marital and Premarital, Anxiety and Anger Management 
$175 Per Session  
I see individuals and couples  
Hello, and welcome!
Melinda McGarvey

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $175
  • Couple Sessions $190
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible

Insurance

  • Out of Network
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (571) 200-7697
Photo of Melinda McGarvey, LCSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melinda McGarvey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (571) 200-7697
Photo of Melinda McGarvey, LCSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melinda McGarvey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Virginia / 0904012560 Melinda McGarvey
  • In Practice for 7 Years
  • License: District of Columbia LC50082620 / 2020
  • License: Texas 108043 / 2023
  • Attended Indiana University, MSW
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I have completed Level 3 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and I am working towards certification. I utilize Gottman tools in my work with individuals and couples, and I am also trained in EMDR and IFS.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (571) 200-7697
Photo of Melinda McGarvey, LCSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melinda McGarvey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
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I have completed Level 3 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and I am working towards certification. I utilize Gottman tools in my work with individuals and couples, and I am also trained in EMDR and IFS.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (571) 200-7697
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Melinda McGarvey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Marital and Premarital
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management

Expertise

  • Codependency
  • Family Conflict
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Veterans
  • Women's Issues
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I help people work through anxiety related to relationships, perfectionism and people-pleasing. I realize people have busy lives and the idea of starting therapy and adding one more thing to the list can be overwhelming. I will work with you to find the timing and frequency of sessions that feels most helpful for what is going on for you, and we can adjust as your needs change.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (571) 200-7697
Photo of Melinda McGarvey, LCSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melinda McGarvey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
"
I help people work through anxiety related to relationships, perfectionism and people-pleasing. I realize people have busy lives and the idea of starting therapy and adding one more thing to the list can be overwhelming. I will work with you to find the timing and frequency of sessions that feels most helpful for what is going on for you, and we can adjust as your needs change.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (571) 200-7697
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Melinda McGarvey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW

3 Endorsements

Kathleen Otero
Kathleen Otero
CounselorMAEdLPC
Melinda is such a compassionate and strengths-based therapist, skilled in helping her clients understand what is keeping them stuck and work towards change.
Whitney Spears
Whitney Spears
PsychologistPsyD
Melinda is a warm, collaborative therapist. She is skilled and passionate in working folks struggling with relationships, perfectionism, boundaries, self-esteem, and communication. I highly recommend her!

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Communities

Aviation Professionals
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Communities

Aviation Professionals
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Eclectic
  • EMDR
  • Gottman Method
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • The Developmental Model for Couples Therapy
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I enjoy helping clients identify strengths they may have and undervalue, and helping them apply their strengths to more challenging areas of their lives. I incorporate principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Attachment Theory and more to tailor treatment to support each client's unique needs.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (571) 200-7697
Photo of Melinda McGarvey, LCSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melinda McGarvey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
"
I enjoy helping clients identify strengths they may have and undervalue, and helping them apply their strengths to more challenging areas of their lives. I incorporate principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Attachment Theory and more to tailor treatment to support each client's unique needs.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (571) 200-7697
Photo of Melinda McGarvey, LCSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melinda McGarvey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW

Location

Primary Location

109 Oronoco Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

(571) 200-7697

Additional Location

Ocean Drive

Corpus Christi, TX 78412

(571) 200-7697
"
I am currently accepting new clients for therapy both in-person and via secure, HIPAA-compliant teletherapy.
Call for a free consultation now - (571) 200-7697
Photo of Melinda McGarvey, LCSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melinda McGarvey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
"
I am currently accepting new clients for therapy both in-person and via secure, HIPAA-compliant teletherapy.
Call for a free consultation now - (571) 200-7697
Photo of Melinda McGarvey, LCSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melinda McGarvey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW