Therapists in Alexandria, VA

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Photo of Sarah Dowd, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Alexandria, VA
Sarah Dowd
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MSW, CSAC
Verified
Verified
Need help changing your life? I am the type of therapist for those individuals that don't have tons of time to figure out their past life issues. Through assessments, I am able to develop and implement a future focused plan with clear goals and an estimated timeframe for achievement. I am more of a non-traditional therapist & most of my clients have tried and failed at more traditional clinical therapy. My clients are usually referred by word of mouth as a last resort in hopes to establish major life change.
(571) 489-0425
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Alexandria, VA 22304
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$120 per session
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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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$170 per session
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Monica Robb
Psychologist, PhD, PCC
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist working with children, adolescents, and adults who suffer from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), stress, Obsessive-Compulsive and anxiety-related problems, including: Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias and Fears, Panic Attacks, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), & Trichotillomania (hair pulling). As a Clinical Psychologist and Certified Professional Coach, I can help you unlock the power of your mind to make your goals and dreams a reality.
(703) 468-4496
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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Sarah Koski
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
Verified
How often do we feel stuck in life, having difficulty walking through the hard times and daily struggles? Life is full of emotions that often can seem unmanageable, leaving us feeling as if our emotional, mental, and physical goals are unattainable. The truth is, I believe each of us has the ability to thrive even when we find ourselves in need of support. With the right therapist, we can discover greater insight, growth, and more satisfaction in our relationships and lives. If you are looking for a therapist who can meet you where you are and support you in navigating life’s challenges, then I am the therapist for you.
(571) 475-9071
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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$120 per session
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Alima S Mustapha-Palmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Are you experiencing difficulty managing stress and anxiety related to a chronic illness? Do you find it difficult to get past traumatic episodes from your past? Do you have intrusive thoughts, difficulty sleeping, problems forming healthy relationships? Are you struggling with drinking too much or other substance abuse challenges, or BPD? If you, your child, or your family needs help, you can expect effective therapy focused on your needs. I have over twenty years of experience and success. You can achieve more while building a successful, and satisfying life. Contact me via phone, text, or email. I am looking forward to helping!
(571) 470-5393
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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Photo of Ellen Klavan, Marriage & Family Therapist in Alexandria, VA
Ellen Klavan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
If you're thinking about starting therapy, you've already taken the first step toward making a change. I work with individuals and couples to help people move toward living more rewarding lives. Many of my clients are struggling with depression and/or anxiety. We work to reduce symptoms through simple interventions like mindfulness and breathing practice. At the same time, we journey together to understand the deeper meanings of your symptoms--whether they are biochemical, experiential (rooted in your past) or situational-the goal is to heal old wounds and change the current patterns that aren't serving you.
(805) 969-6750
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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$200 (individual)$200 (couples)
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Marianna J Patente, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alexandria, VA
Marianna J Patente
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-VA, LCPC-MD, MEd
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with communication and/ or intimacy in your relationship with your partner? Are there issues from your past which you find it hard to move beyond? Do you find it difficult to like and/or accept yourself? Or do you feel sad or worried a lot of the time? If you answered yes to any of these questions, perhaps I can help. I have 20 years of experience in private practice working with these types of issues, helping couples and individuals move forward and feel more fulfilled in their lives.
(301) 704-5611
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Alexandria, VA 22301
$150 per session
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Chrishonna Shelton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Alexandria, VA
Chrishonna Shelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
**Unfortunately, I am not accepting new clients at this time ** Life circumstances can sometimes leave you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and discontent. Seeking help is an amazing demonstration of self-awareness and your desire to enhance your emotional health. As your therapist, I will help you to see how challenging circumstances arise to alert you of an area of need. Through the process of relational and holistic therapy, I will teach you how to identify these areas, as well as effective solutions that assist you with experiencing the desires you seek.
(703) 215-3574
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Alexandria, VA 22314
$120 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Meg Simmons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
As a therapist, I have been awed by the diversity of experiences and strengths of those I have had the privilege to work with. We all go through difficult times in our lives in which we find ourselves stuck and unhappy. There is no shame in reaching out for help. In fact, it is a very courageous thing to do. In my private practice, I work with individuals who may have experienced trauma or feel anxious and depressed but don't know why. I also have extensive experience working in the field of addictions/recovery.
(703) 596-8377
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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$175 per session
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Beth A Maples
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
The therapeutic relationship is one of the most essential aspects of my clinical work. Creating a trusting, safe, and comfortable environment for my clients is paramount in addition to other additional growth or healing steps. I use an eclectic perspective of theoretical approaches and techniques that are catered to each individual client based on strengths and needs. I am honored to work with clients and families especially facing grief, loss, death and dying situations. There is hope and healing no matter the circumstance and I would be honored to work with you!
(571) 487-8319
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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$150 per session
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Jen Lerma
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
The process of therapy is much like a flower blooming: each petal unfolds gently at its own pace under nurturing conditions, eventually revealing a unique and lovely creation where the sum of its parts is greater than the whole. I value the process of unfolding and seek to create a warm and safe space for your story and growth to unfold organically in our work together. The therapeutic relationship is the foundation of my approach and I hope to support you on your journey towards a balanced and meaningful life. I believe in the power of play and utilizing expressive therapies to help you expand, explore, and move through challenges.
(703) 936-7655
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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$195 per session
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Dawn Higgins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Every person experiences challenging times in life and making the decision to seek professional counseling can be helpful. These last two years during the pandemic have been particularly hard and have magnified the things that may not be working in our lives. However, I believe, difficult life situations can lead to positive change. I view therapy as a collaborative approach where you, the client, set the goals and I, the therapist, guide you with my professional knowledge in finding solutions, feeling relief, and making a better life.
(571) 485-7656
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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$140 (individual)$175 (couples)
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Hela Baer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, E-RYT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you (or your teen) feeling anxious or overwhelmed? Dealing with family-related stress? Grieving or adjusting to a recent loss/change? Navigating life as a queer, trans, or gender diverse individual? Feeling worn down by oppression and injustice? Or maybe you're just looking to do some self-exploration in a supportive environment? Whatever it is, I'm here for it and I'm here for YOU. I work with teens and adults dealing with challenges related to anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, LGBTQIA2+ identities, and complex family dynamics.
(703) 643-4730
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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$195 per session
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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) 478-9499
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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$160 per session
Waitlist for new clients
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Mary C. Ray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, SEP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
People come to see me to enhance life. Things are going ok however self care needs improvement. They are having difficulty in relationships with themselves and others, reacting instead of responding. They are willing to examine and work to improve physical, emotional, sexual, social, spiritual and intellectual aspects of life, hoping to improve self and co regulation. Often they are aware of past or current trauma interfering with their capacity to attach, establish new ways/patterns of living life to enhance the future. In practice at my current location since 1990.
(703) 291-3406
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Alexandria, VA 22303
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$320 (individual)$380 (couples)
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Peggy Flaherty Prevost, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alexandria, VA
Peggy Flaherty Prevost, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
In my practice I work primarily with young adults (20-35 year olds) who deal with issues regarding transitions, achievement concerns, self-esteem, body image, relationship problems, anxiety, and depression. Similarly, I have found that many women of all ages suffer with similar issues, as well as trouble navigating life's transitions as we age, stress, marriage concerns and parenting concerns. My goal is to help my clients better cope with the difficult issues they face and ultimately live a happier life.
(571) 458-1326
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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$170 per session
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Mending Hearts Christian Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, EAS-C
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty-five years of experience in mental health. I have also worked with the DoD and as a contractor with both the U.S. Navy and Air Force and have a very good understanding of the military culture. In addition, I was the Psychological Health Coordinator with the U.S. Army and worked a The Arlington National Guard Bureau in Arlington, VA. Further, I received my Doctorate in Education Counseling Psychology in August '2011 and the title of my dissertation is "Examining Anger and Alcohol Use To Risk of Assault Among Adult Male Offenders of Domestic Violence."
(703) 260-8529 x248259
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Alexandria, VA 22314
Photo of Valine Ripes, Resident in Counseling in Alexandria, VA
Valine Ripes
Resident in Counseling, MEd, LPC-R
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling overwhelmed, depressed, experiencing low self-esteem, struggling with life transitions or an eating disorder? I am passionate in working with teens, college students and adults. I strive to empower those with a willingness to change. Therapy is a journey and my job is to help you acknowledge your successes and accompany you through those moments where you feel stuck, because you do not have to go at it alone.
(571) 570-3591
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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Not accepting new clients
Photo of Rachael Johnson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alexandria, VA
Rachael Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, EdS
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I believe as human beings that we all have times in our lives where we are struggling and feel stuck. This can stem from external factors such as major life changes and/or internal ones where our way of coping with things is no longer working. Therapy is the perfect opportunity to dive inward with a trained professional who can help you grow, implement healthy patterns, and find a sense of empowerment for change. As a licensed professional counselor, I will create an environment where you feel safe, validated, and heard.
(571) 559-7184
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Office is near:
Alexandria, VA 22315
$150 per session
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Kayla Barnoski, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alexandria, VA
Kayla Barnoski
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Kayla Barnoski is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 6 years of professional experience working with infants, toddlers, children, and teens with sides or concerns related to anxiety, depression, family issues, developmental disorders, behavioral issues, mood disorders, and more. Kayla received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Child Development and Family Studies at West Virginia University. She went on to earn her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology at Chatham University.
(571) 444-6965
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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$119 per session

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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 or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Alexandria?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering 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.

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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.