Teen Therapists in Old Town, Alexandria, VA

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Shabria Mayne
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I am accepting new patients. Are you seeking support through a difficult season or need help gaining clarity in an area of your life? Do you have a teen who struggles with self-acceptance or the burdens of adolescence? My goal is to provide a safe and supportive space to allow for honest discussion about your concerns, struggles, and personal conflicts, hopes for your future, goals, and all other considerations pertaining to life.
(571) 989-6784 x108
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Old Town
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Leslie Jerkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in adolescent /young adult concerns, couples therapy, working within the LGBTQ+ communities, and supporting those in relationships that are nontraditional, such as consensual nonmonogamy.
This is a difficult time in the world. We all need support and a safe space to be heard and to discover new tools and skills to move forward in a more wholistic way. I work to support clients with many issues such as anxiety, depression, and life adjustments, all while understanding the ongoing impact of this COVID-19 pandemic. I believe in a collaborative approach to treatment honoring that each client is the expert on themselves and what they need to feel better.
(703) 291-6419
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Old Town
Alexandria, VA 22314
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International Psychological & Consulting Svs Inc
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Currently, adult, teen and parent sessions are conducted online, while child sessions are in-person.
Dennis J Hunt, PhD., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, CEO of the International Psychological and Consulting Services (IPCS), Inc. At our practice, we use a Positive Psychology approach, working with individuals to develop the understanding and skills they need to achieve a higher level of daily functioning and quality of life. For more information, instructions for making appointments, and clinicians available, please go to www.ipcspositivechange.com . E-mail or the secure contact form on our website is the best way to get in touch with us! Due to being a small operation, we are often unable to answer calls.
(703) 997-7945
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Old Town
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Callie Dyer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I specialize in helping teen girls and young adult women navigate stress and challenges including: eating disorders, poor body image, low self-esteem, school/work stress, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and relationship struggles. I provide ALL VIRTUAL individual counseling as well as virtual ongoing eating disorder recovery support groups for teens and young adults.
(571) 380-7955
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Old Town
Alexandria, VA 22314
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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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Old Town
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Caise S Castle
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Finding a therapist, someone you don't know but need to be honest and open with, can be difficult. I want to listen to and get to know the real you, free of judgment, so I can better help you.
(571) 458-1654
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Old Town
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Mary W Lindahl
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Sometimes even the strongest people need help to work through life’s more challenging problems. I offer psychotherapy to children, teens, adults, couples, and families, using a variety of modalities such as psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, play therapy, and family systems approaches. Working collaboratively, I tailor therapy to successfully address the client’s individual needs and goals. I also offer consultation with interested colleagues on issues involved in diagnosis and therapy, working with allied professionals, and encounters with the legal system.
(571) 458-1492
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Old Town
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Nicole Jalazo Halpern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe in the transformative power of the therapeutic relationship and work with clients to create a safe space in which they can develop insight, expand coping skills, grieve losses, process traumas and explore their internal worlds. When it comes to working with children, as a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, I am a strong believer in the power of play and expressive therapies as a means of accessing, expressing and processing emotions and conflict.
(571) 366-9340
Old Town
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Edward Michael Andrews
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT, MAC, CCMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I am licensed psychotherapist with more than twenty years of experience working with adults and adolescents offering counseling and therapy for a variety of issues to a diverse client base in Virginia and Washington, DC. I provide treatment for individuals, couples and families, and lead a number of therapy groups. My work combines cognitive behavioral techniques with other effective and evidence-based therapies, such as DBT, to help you to actualize your strengths and manage your behaviors in a safe, supportive and solution-focused context. I have extensive experience working with life's transitions, aging, illness, and loss and grief, particularly with the LGBT community.
(703) 401-1424
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Old Town
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Hallie Fleisch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Seeking therapy is a courageous choice. I would be honored to walk with you on your journey. In our work together, I will encourage you to uncover your strengths, advocate for your needs, and meet your goals. I will provide support, humor, and a nonjudgmental perspective throughout our work together. I specialize in treating individuals with eating disorders, body dissatisfaction, depression, anxiety, and sexual orientation.
(571) 520-6265
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Old Town
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Jennifer R Miller
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in working with couples experiencing relational issues. Together we can navigate ruptures and repairs such as: family conflict, divorce, co-parenting and building more intimacy. I am also passionate about supporting adolescents/adults during life transitions. I'm here to help you explore: self esteem and identity issues, relationship and family dynamics, career/life choices and implement tools to work through the anxiety and depression that comes with it all. As a previous Montessori teacher; I also support parents in understanding their child's development and how to implement effective strategies to meet those needs.
(703) 705-7901
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Old Town
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Megan Fiore
Psychologist, PsyD, RPT-S
Verified
Verified
I have spent my career working with persons across the lifespan, providing individual, group, family, parent-child, and couples therapy. My therapeutic approach focuses on using your strengths to help you develop coping strategies for difficulties you are experiencing. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and the value of hearing your story. My commitment to you includes a belief that things can and will begin to get better. Much of my work has been with trauma survivors, and I have witnessed and been humbled by the power of resiliency and posttraumatic growth.
(703) 468-8995
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Old Town
Alexandria, VA 22314
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John Daughtrey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life can get difficult, and sometimes a little help from a professional therapist can help make things better. I care about your well being and will help guide you every step of the way and implement various methods to help you develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters. EMDR can help with many issues from the past, present and perceived future concerns including PTSD, trauma, depression, anxiety and more specific issues such as religious abuse, shame, guilt and pain management.
(571) 946-7635
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Old Town
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Upside Therapy LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes we feel stuck or that life has become unmanageable. We work with adults, couples, and teens to address challenging events. Our approach can be eclectic by fitting the treatment to your needs. Some of the supportive therapeutic techniques we use are CBT, narrative, strengths-based approaches, and sometimes adding expressive therapies using art, music, or mindfulness to empower people in increasing their self-awareness of their own abilities.
(571) 554-5737
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Old Town
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Crystal Davis
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling off balance? Are you having trouble adjusting to the “new normal?” Have your relationship issues reached a new peak? These are common questions which have increased due to the current climate. I am committed to helping individuals address these emotions & feelings to improve their overall well-being. I have experience working with individuals from various backgrounds & cultures. I specialize in working with individuals with anxiety, depression, OCD, relationship, and career related issues. I enjoy working with people who are adjusting to life changes, & trying to find & maintain balance in life.
(571) 982-8476
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Old Town
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Kate Lieberman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Psychological evaluations are my area of expertise and passion. My goal when conducting assessments is to identify an individual’s areas of strength and weakness in order to provide recommendations for treatment, work and/or school, interpersonal relationships, and daily living. In the context of assessments, I can provide diagnoses and second opinions. A diagnosis is only one aspect of the process, however, and I emphasize understanding underlying cognitive, emotional, and interpersonal processes, and how these combine and manifest in daily life.
(703) 783-7735
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Old Town
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Courtney Beyer
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you ready to begin a journey of self growth? The journey of self growth begins with allowing ourselves to heal. No matter if your struggles come from your past or your present, I am here to help you heal from them and work towards the future you want. Life can be overwhelming, but you don’t need to face life's challenges alone. I believe that everyone deserves access to tools that allow them to live a happy and healthy life. Wherever you are in your journey of self growth, I’m happy to meet you there. Counseling is a safe space to process your emotions and work through challenges in your life.
(571) 901-1551
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Old Town
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Dr. Michele Cole
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My practice specializes in helping children, adolescents, adults and couples to work through and move forward past one's anxiety, depression, adjustment issues from separation/divorce or grief, social skill challenges, past trauma, addictions, obsessive compulsive issues, disruptive behaviors, attention issues and tourette syndrome.
(571) 483-0306
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Old Town
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Not accepting new clients
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Denisha Hagan
Resident in Counseling
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
There are experiences we can have at any stage or age that can leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed or out-of-sync with ourselves. I believe that therapy can help facilitate growth and restore balance and purpose! I am committed to getting down in the trenches with clients and supporting a client through their journey! I focus on developing one’s confidence to establish and expand coping mechanisms to confront a situation, take steps, and utilize resilience and perseverance in solving problems in your life.
(571) 982-8362
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Old Town
Alexandria, VA 22314
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Mary FitzGerald, MSW DC/Md/VA
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified
Verified
Regardless of age, emotional stress and difficulties can get in the way of reaching one's optimal level of functioning. As a licensed clinical social worker, I provide intensive individual psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. I practice from a psychoanalytic perspective because my professional experience has shown me that this way of working can result in deep and meaningful change that is lasting. I also incorporate other styles and techniques depending on the clinical needs of the individual, some of these include CBT and stress management strategies.
(202) 670-4928
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Old Town
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Teen Therapists

What does therapy for teenagers look like?

When a therapist works with a teenager, the pair will talk about what the teen is struggling with and explore solutions, which may involve interpersonal skills, coping strategies, medication, or lifestyle changes related to sleep, diet, and exercise. Different therapists employ different modalities, but most involve a combination of conversation and skill building.

How long does therapy for teenagers generally take to work?

There’s variability in teenagers’ experiences and challenges; some may begin to improve from therapy within a few weeks while others may take several months or longer. Teens can discuss their progress with their therapist periodically to assess how they’re improving and any changes to the treatment plan that could potentially accelerate that progress.

How do you encourage a teenager to go to therapy?

It’s helpful to express your concern and love while framing therapy as an opportunity to explore a tool that could help improve their life; just like they practice baseball or dance, now they can practice their emotional skills. Give your teen control over the process where you can—maybe by weighing in on choice of therapist and signaling that therapy involves confidentiality, so a parent need not know all that is discussed in sessions.

How do you prepare teens for therapy?

You can prepare your teenager for therapy by describing what the process will look like and setting expectations for timeline, if requested. You can explain that the first session may begin with an assessment phase, that they can describe their experiences but that the therapist will ask questions too, and that it may take time to feel comfortable opening up. Ask how they’re feeling about the process and answer any questions calmly and supportively.