Therapists in Alexandria, VA

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Photo of Clio Long, Psychologist in Alexandria, VA
Clio Long
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Are you an intelligent, hardworking, good person? Are you unhappy, discouraged, thoroughly stuck? Not knowing where you are going or how to get there? It's your "emotional brain," who drives your life, often without your awareness, but does not speak the same language of your thoughts. That's why you often can't fix a problem, even when you very well know what it is. It's a communication break down. I will help your emotional brain get unstuck so you can have the life you want. I can help you conquer your fears, lift depression, be happy with yourself.
(703) 691-5416
Alexandria, VA 22306
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Geoff Allen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Often, people realize at some point in their lives that they would like professional assistance in order to successfully navigate or cope with overwhelming situations, strained interpersonal relationships, or distressing emotional responses to their environment (e.g., sadness or excessive worrying). In addition, most people are also confronted by situations in which past experiences inform their current reactions, responses, and behaviors. Therapy can help individuals to develop awareness and insight into their emotions and behavior, feel hopeful, enact change, and live a more satisfying and fulfilling life.
(202) 601-3570
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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Annisha Dunaway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Annisha Dunaway is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has 5 years of experience partnering with adults who are seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and empowerment. Annisha is a veteran and has a background working with active-duty military and forensic social work. She completed her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology at the University of Maryland University College and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Our Lady of the Lake University. She is currently working towards her Doctor of Social Work (DSW) Clinical Expertise.
(571) 336-0921
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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Raven Green
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Verified
We understand that the decision to begin therapy may be difficult. Limited finances, perceived family rejection, lack of time, and cultural barriers are just a few reasons why individuals refrain from embarking on this life-altering journey. Regardless of the reasons, Professional Psychological Services is dedicated to helping you reach your full potential. We promise to provide a safe environment where your values will not be judged, but instead, we will work together to create a new way of living to reach your full potential and maximize your talents.
(571) 200-2288
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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Christina Madsen Fishback
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
At Awaken Wellness, we believe therapy offers the opportunity to promote growth, empowerment, and development by addressing problems in a supportive and therapeutic environment. Each of us has unique strengths, which help us to change and heal. We offer a professional environment where clients can talk with safety, comfort, and privacy. Difficulties do not go away. We must work through our problems or else they continue to be an obstacle to growing and moving forward. At Awaken Wellness Center we believe that complete, compassionate care requires attention to the whole person, mental, and physical.
(202) 883-8869
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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Cloud Break Therapy, LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, BSN
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with clients of all backgrounds and identities. I am bilingual, fluent in Spanish, my native language. My clients include Adults and Geriatrics (Elderly) experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, anger issues, and trauma. I believe life has many challenges and living in times of uncertainty can be difficult to thrive. My mission is to provide you with a safe, comfortable, non-judgmental environment and help you navigate through the aspects of your life where you feel challenged and struggle. We can work towards identifying thoughts and behaviors that are keeping you from feeling and doing your best.
(571) 568-8376
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Alexandria, VA 22304
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Lindsey Pace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Anxiety and OCD are my areas of expertise. While at one point your energy, thoughtfulness and persistence served you and helped you to accomplish things, perhaps you've noticed these patterns and behaviors take on a life of their own. Now you might be more fearful, doubtful, and engaging in avoidance. What used to bring you joy is now being perceived as a chore or a threat. You want peace of mind and freedom to enjoy what's right in front of you without being consumed by all the what ifs and other worst case scenarios. You recognize that the anxiety that used to serve you is now being used against you and you're tired of it.
(757) 210-5922
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Alexandria, VA 22305
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Lauren Schlenger
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, ATR-BC, LPC(DC)
Verified
Verified
As an art therapist, I integrate the visual art process with counseling techniques to help clients communicate feelings and achieve their goals. Art therapy can help clients can practice mindfulness, make connections between the art process and their lives, and find meaning in what they make. Together, we can explore how artwork fits with thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I collaborate with my clients to help them grow, and tailor my approach to support each individual. I develop trusting relationships and create a warm, non-judgmental environment to facilitate growth, increase self-awareness, and explore feelings.
(571) 620-6202
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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Kimberly Gregson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
A successful psychotherapy experience can help you move beyond patterns of discouragement and distraction, toward improved adaptability, resilience, creativity, and joy. I offer a customized treatment approach- grounded in a range of training and experience- to increase the likelihood of a positive outcome based on your individual needs. Most of my clients present with challenging circumstances in major areas of life including career changes, relationships, environment, or overall sense of self.
(571) 342-4050
Alexandria, VA 22307
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Holly Hartson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
We at Finding Clarity believe your mental and emotional health is just as important as your physical health and well being. Just as you would see your primary doctor to maintain your physical health, counseling is here to help maintain your emotional health. With over 20 years of diverse practical and clinical experience, I am a Clinical Psychologist who provides counseling to help individuals and their loved ones address various life issues including (but not limited to): depression, anxiety, stress, anger, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, and family conflict.
(571) 520-7745 x1009
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Alexandria, VA 22304
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Waitlist for new clients
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Kjerstin Lemke
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, RIC
Verified
Verified
With over 8 years clinical experience, I am passionate about using evidence-based practices to help empower you every day, not just when you are in crisis. Primarily using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, along with Person-Centered and Humanistic approaches I work diligently to create a welcoming, supporting and safe environment where individuals can feel free to express themselves. Working through difficult times alone can often feel overwhelming and defeating without help.
(571) 496-9049
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Alexandria, VA 22315
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Caitlin Durney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Life can be challenging. Are you feeling distracted by anxiety or stress? Lethargic or withdrawn? Empty or stuck with no hope for change? We all get overwhelmed with the complex demands of life. I am here to provide the tools that will empower you to manage any stressors that may come your way. As a therapist, I aim to provide a safe and trustworthy environment and utilize a person-centered, strengths-based and integrated approach. Collaboratively, we address key questions as the first step in guiding your own therapeutic process. What are your strengths? What are your areas of need?
(571) 536-7768
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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Amanda M McLean
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
Verified
My treatment approach provides compassionate, effective help for the challenges you and your family face. I offer evidenced-based solutions for helping children, adolescents, young adults, and families address common issues in their lives. I am passionate about providing high quality behavioral health services to individuals and families. I have over 13 years of experience helping children and families manage common social, emotional, and behavioral concerns. I treat an array of presenting concerns, such as parent/child conflict, noncompliance, ADHD, anxiety, mood issues, life transitions, grief, sleep concerns, and trauma.
(571) 601-2687
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Alexandria, VA 22305
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Linda D Harding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life can be difficult. If you feel like you're overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, and can't seem to find happiness, I'd like to help you find some balance in your life. Your willingness to explore your thoughts and feelings about yourself and unhappy situations in your life can be extremely empowering. I work in a warm, collaborative, and interactive manner to help guide you toward two primary goals--first, to identify and resolve the immediate problems presented, and then to develop psychological tools that can be used after completion of the therapeutic sessions.
(571) 992-0189
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Alexandria, VA 22306
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Kathryn Ziemer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, infertility, and life coaching. What can you expect out of therapy? 1) Reducing symptoms: We’ll work together so you feel better as soon as possible by reducing your symptoms, whether it be feeling anxious or sleep problems. 2) Figuring out the root of your challenges: We’ll explore what caused you to feel this way in the first place so you can anticipate and prevent these challenges in the future. 3) Building your confidence going forward: You will learn and practice new skills that will help you feel confident overcoming future challenges.
(571) 310-1601
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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Larkspur Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified
Verified
As parents, you establish the teaching, training and expectations for your child in the first 7 years of their life. After that, you live out what you set up. Parenting is one of the most rewarding and difficult journeys in a person's life and at times, it may become overwhelming. I provide parenting consultations, as well as, counseling, support and education to new and expectant parents.
(571) 364-7460
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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Photo of Jackie Carrera, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alexandria, VA
Jackie Carrera
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you trying to make a positive change in your life, but are having trouble doing it on your own? Are you experiencing difficulties with other life challenges? Do you sometimes wish you could talk with someone who listens without judgement? Maybe you’re going through some life transitions and need help moving towards a goal. I offer a safe space to explore these challenges and work with you to achieve desired outcomes. Through collaborative dialogue we can work together to develop a plan. Everyone needs a little help sometimes and we all deserve to be heard.
(540) 625-1415
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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Photo of Yolanda Wood, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Alexandria, VA
Yolanda Wood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Finding the right therapist can be just as complicated as what brings you to therapy. So many questions. Will I be judged? Will I feel understood? Will they be a good fit? Trust and building a healthy therapeutic relationship is an essential part of this journey. Whether you are feeling overwhelmed, would like to explore relationship patterns, or develop coping skills to better address your problems, it begins with the decision to make you a priority. The heart of my work begins with creating a safe space that allows you to feel heard and understood, without judgment, while being transformed into a better version of yourself.
(571) 568-8484
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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Diane M DePalma
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My style of therapy creates a warm, supportive, and collaborative environment where clients can enhance their self-understanding, maximize their strengths, and learn to achieve greater satisfaction in their personal and professional lives.
(571) 765-3719
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Alexandria, VA 22304
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Chesley H Simpson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, GC-C
Verified
Verified
Grief is a normal, human reaction. Every loss is unique. You will even experience your own losses differently from one to the next. ​​In fact, grief is a reaction to any form of loss: death of a loved one; miscarriage: loss of home, job, or pet. It can arise out of retirement, financial instability, loss of safety after a trauma, or loss of some fundamental element of your identity. I truly believe in the hope and healing that can be found in counseling. It can be hard to process the myriad of emotions of grief with family or even close friends. I would be honored to help you navigate the ebbs and flows of grief.
(703) 844-2687
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What type of Alexandria mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Alexandria?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.