Sana Gaitonde

Psychologist, PsyD

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
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(240) 623-2598

Sana Gaitonde

Psychologist, PsyD

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

MindCare Psychological and Wellness Center
Alexandria, VA 22301
(240) 623-2598
Offers online therapy

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About

I have an extensive background working with children, adolescents, and adults, providing psychotherapy. I have worked in a variety of settings including private practices, community clinics, and residential treatment centers. With specialized training and experience in different theoretical approaches including psychodynamic, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy, trauma-focused CBT, interpersonal, and narrative therapy, I use an integrated approach to meet the unique needs of each client. Due to my own diverse background and experience, I am intimately aware of multicultural issues, and enjoy working with a clientele from various arrays of life.
Additionally, I focus on treating various conditions including stress from life transitions, mood, anxiety, panic attacks, identity and self-esteem issues, parenting issues, trauma, and difficulties with executive functioning.
Although there are many factors that contribute to the healing process, I believe that hope, a trusting therapeutic relationship, and motivation to work through the difficulties is paramount to change.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $160 - $180
Pay By: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CareFirst
  • Out of pocket
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 16 Years
  • License: Virginia / 0810005953

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Virginia Board of Psychology / 0810005953

Endorsements

Psychologist, PsyD

Location

MindCare Psychological and Wellness Center
Alexandria, VA 22301
(240) 623-2598
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

I also speak: Hindi
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Counties
Neighborhoods
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2020
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Sana Gaitonde

Psychologist, PsyD