Teletherapy for Arlington County, VA

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Ami Lynch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, PhD, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22209
I believe that freedom from emotional hijack is found in noticing, naming, & knowing. I am a licensed clinical therapist (telehealth for VA, DC, NC, VT, & WV) specializing in counseling adults, teens, & relationships, of all identities, orientations, & lifestyles. My areas of focus include trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, adjustment challenges, grief/loss, stress reduction, LGBTQIA+ concerns & identity issues, family disruptions, polyamory/ENM/CNM, & relationships challenges (in no particular order). Other topics: those preyed on online, catfished, or who have experienced misattributed parentage (MPE) after a DNA test.
I believe that freedom from emotional hijack is found in noticing, naming, & knowing. I am a licensed clinical therapist (telehealth for VA, DC, NC, VT, & WV) specializing in counseling adults, teens, & relationships, of all identities, orientations, & lifestyles. My areas of focus include trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, adjustment challenges, grief/loss, stress reduction, LGBTQIA+ concerns & identity issues, family disruptions, polyamory/ENM/CNM, & relationships challenges (in no particular order). Other topics: those preyed on online, catfished, or who have experienced misattributed parentage (MPE) after a DNA test.
(571) 946-7285 View (571) 946-7285
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Virtue Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22207
I help moms who are struggling with managing it all feel more in control and less reactive by clarifying their values and learning new coping strategies. I help pregnant women with a history of fertility struggles manage their anxiety and fear during pregnancy by building a toolbox together that builds your confidence in your ability to do more than just survive this experience. Whether you need help managing your TTC anxiety or you find yourself saying "I feel like my brain is broken" or "I didn't know it would be this hard". I am here to help. I will help you design a roadmap to recapture the parts of you that you miss.
I help moms who are struggling with managing it all feel more in control and less reactive by clarifying their values and learning new coping strategies. I help pregnant women with a history of fertility struggles manage their anxiety and fear during pregnancy by building a toolbox together that builds your confidence in your ability to do more than just survive this experience. Whether you need help managing your TTC anxiety or you find yourself saying "I feel like my brain is broken" or "I didn't know it would be this hard". I am here to help. I will help you design a roadmap to recapture the parts of you that you miss.
(571) 635-5855 View (571) 635-5855
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Henriette Kellum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22207
welcome. I hope that I can be helpful to you. I work with young adults, persons in mid life and older adults who need help with a variety of issues including challenging life events, transition and change, loss, grief, illness, depression, anxiety, caregiving and resource awareness. My goal is to make a positive difference in the lives of my clients who are struggling with life challenges. I do this by listening empathically, guiding my clients through personal exploration and providing support as they do so. I also provide resource information as appropriate.
welcome. I hope that I can be helpful to you. I work with young adults, persons in mid life and older adults who need help with a variety of issues including challenging life events, transition and change, loss, grief, illness, depression, anxiety, caregiving and resource awareness. My goal is to make a positive difference in the lives of my clients who are struggling with life challenges. I do this by listening empathically, guiding my clients through personal exploration and providing support as they do so. I also provide resource information as appropriate.
(703) 957-7735 View (703) 957-7735
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Adam J. Maddeny
JDR, CCF, MBA, MS
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22206
Do you love your partner yet hate your recurring conflicts? You ask yourself “why” only to come up empty-handed, or blaming your partner. It is not a mystery. A tandem approach to relationship conflict management and resolution is in order: effective communication leading to understanding and conflict management through principled collaborative negotiation. You and your partner are evolving beings. The resulting friction in the form of arguments/fights can be addressed by learning strategies to allow flexibility for growth while strengthening the foundation of your togetherness.
Do you love your partner yet hate your recurring conflicts? You ask yourself “why” only to come up empty-handed, or blaming your partner. It is not a mystery. A tandem approach to relationship conflict management and resolution is in order: effective communication leading to understanding and conflict management through principled collaborative negotiation. You and your partner are evolving beings. The resulting friction in the form of arguments/fights can be addressed by learning strategies to allow flexibility for growth while strengthening the foundation of your togetherness.
(571) 497-4699 View (571) 497-4699
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Andrea Shipley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22202  (Online Only)
Things have been getting harder for a while and you need a change. You're losing sight of the deeper meaning in your life ... ignoring the spiritual or creative calling inside. You do your best to live well and take care of life's demands, but right now you’re feeling like you need help to heal yourself. It's time to refocus on your own wellbeing and growth, and reclaim your life! When you're joyful and healthy, you can do better in every area. Therapy can help you tune into your inner wisdom, so you can heal and grow into a more satisfied life. Schedule your consultation with Andrea now to get started.
Things have been getting harder for a while and you need a change. You're losing sight of the deeper meaning in your life ... ignoring the spiritual or creative calling inside. You do your best to live well and take care of life's demands, but right now you’re feeling like you need help to heal yourself. It's time to refocus on your own wellbeing and growth, and reclaim your life! When you're joyful and healthy, you can do better in every area. Therapy can help you tune into your inner wisdom, so you can heal and grow into a more satisfied life. Schedule your consultation with Andrea now to get started.
(804) 331-2930 View (804) 331-2930
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Teri M Bullis
Psychologist, PhD, BCBA
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22201  (Online Only)
I offer concrete, effective strategies to parents, children, & adolescents to address a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and developmental concerns. My clients leave every session with a specific plan for exactly what to do to build skills or reduce problem behaviors, and improvement is usually quick to see. Children who benefit from my services exhibit a very broad range of challenges, including ADHD-related impulsivity and hyperactivity, aggression, oppositionality, "attitude", anxiety, ASD-related social skills deficits and challenges, enuresis, encopresis, and sleeping issues - just to name a few.
I offer concrete, effective strategies to parents, children, & adolescents to address a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and developmental concerns. My clients leave every session with a specific plan for exactly what to do to build skills or reduce problem behaviors, and improvement is usually quick to see. Children who benefit from my services exhibit a very broad range of challenges, including ADHD-related impulsivity and hyperactivity, aggression, oppositionality, "attitude", anxiety, ASD-related social skills deficits and challenges, enuresis, encopresis, and sleeping issues - just to name a few.
(703) 260-9596 View (703) 260-9596
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Leonard Brisendine
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, CSAC
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22209  (Online Only)
Hello. My name is Lenny Brisendine. I am credentialed in DC and Virginia as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. My professional orientation is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. I offer online therapy and flexible scheduling including Saturday hours, plus an initial free 15 minute video session so you can decide if we are a good match.
Hello. My name is Lenny Brisendine. I am credentialed in DC and Virginia as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. My professional orientation is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. I offer online therapy and flexible scheduling including Saturday hours, plus an initial free 15 minute video session so you can decide if we are a good match.
(571) 946-4316 View (571) 946-4316
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Willow Rose Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT, RYT-200
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22209  (Online Only)
Are you tired of feeling depressed, anxious & need a change? I offer a safe atmosphere for children, teens, and adults struggling with life challenges, trauma, mental illness, self-esteem, & strained family/couple dynamics. I can help you explore emotions and overcome your struggles! I use approaches including: cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered, family systems, meditation, and creative arts. I'm certified in Accelerated Resolution Trauma Therapy and Narcissist Abuse Recovery. I believe it takes courage to attend therapy and I provide empathy in each client session. I am caring & compassionate, & I would love to help you!
Are you tired of feeling depressed, anxious & need a change? I offer a safe atmosphere for children, teens, and adults struggling with life challenges, trauma, mental illness, self-esteem, & strained family/couple dynamics. I can help you explore emotions and overcome your struggles! I use approaches including: cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered, family systems, meditation, and creative arts. I'm certified in Accelerated Resolution Trauma Therapy and Narcissist Abuse Recovery. I believe it takes courage to attend therapy and I provide empathy in each client session. I am caring & compassionate, & I would love to help you!
(571) 339-5889 View (571) 339-5889
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Crista Kostenko
Art Therapist, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22207
As a Registered, Board-Certified Art Therapist, I provide supportive, strength-based, problem-solving, art therapy services. I encourage you to connect with the strengths you have as well as to identify and work through the challenges you currently face.
As a Registered, Board-Certified Art Therapist, I provide supportive, strength-based, problem-solving, art therapy services. I encourage you to connect with the strengths you have as well as to identify and work through the challenges you currently face.
(703) 691-5346 View (703) 691-5346
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Grace in the Shadows, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MDiv, LCMHC, PhD
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 20301  (Online Only)
In life, you seek out the ability to have peace, harmony, a fulfilling career, and a happy family. However, sometimes these things do not happen, or things go astray. Life happens, tragedy comes about, or situations arise to make you feel unhinged Sometimes, you just need someone with whom you can unload. Someone who will walk you through solutions to the problems at hand. I would like to be that person for you.
In life, you seek out the ability to have peace, harmony, a fulfilling career, and a happy family. However, sometimes these things do not happen, or things go astray. Life happens, tragedy comes about, or situations arise to make you feel unhinged Sometimes, you just need someone with whom you can unload. Someone who will walk you through solutions to the problems at hand. I would like to be that person for you.
(571) 462-2141 View (571) 462-2141
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Jeffrey Ly | Porn Addiction Relationship
MA, LPHA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22201  (Online Only)
Pornography addiction can significantly impact your life and relationships but there is hope for recovery. I’m not just a mental health professional, I’ve been “you” for many years. I understand firsthand the personal struggles in your life and committed relationships that come with uncontrollable pornography use. The endless stream of attractive women a few clicks away on Pornhub, Onlyfan or Social Media is hard to quit even with all your willpower and promise to quit for the sake of your relationship
Pornography addiction can significantly impact your life and relationships but there is hope for recovery. I’m not just a mental health professional, I’ve been “you” for many years. I understand firsthand the personal struggles in your life and committed relationships that come with uncontrollable pornography use. The endless stream of attractive women a few clicks away on Pornhub, Onlyfan or Social Media is hard to quit even with all your willpower and promise to quit for the sake of your relationship
(703) 420-4961 View (703) 420-4961
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Ben Orlando
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22209
I enjoy working with adults, teenagers, couples, and groups, and treat depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, relationship issues, somatic pain, and trauma. From my personal experiences I have learned how important it is to understand the causes of our current behaviors and how challenging it can be to express emotions suppressed over a lifetime. From my professional experience as a long-time university professor, I understand how anxiety and emotional dysregulation can hinder progress in school and work, and how addressing and working through these issues can lead to betterment in all areas of life.
I enjoy working with adults, teenagers, couples, and groups, and treat depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, relationship issues, somatic pain, and trauma. From my personal experiences I have learned how important it is to understand the causes of our current behaviors and how challenging it can be to express emotions suppressed over a lifetime. From my professional experience as a long-time university professor, I understand how anxiety and emotional dysregulation can hinder progress in school and work, and how addressing and working through these issues can lead to betterment in all areas of life.
(703) 260-8922 x119 View (703) 260-8922 x119
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Tara R. Edwards
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
19 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22209
Have the events of your life or the world around you got you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or stressed? Is your inner critic getting louder? Are you finding yourself numbing out with food, alcohol, shopping or streaming? Are you longing for meaningful connection? You are not alone. Perhaps I can help. I am a BIPOC, LGBTQI+, and Disability affirming therapist. I offer brief, standard, and extended session lengths. I welcome an opportunity to collaborate with you as you bravely or not so bravely make your way in this world of ours. Questions? Please call or email. It's okay to reach out and ask for help.
Have the events of your life or the world around you got you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or stressed? Is your inner critic getting louder? Are you finding yourself numbing out with food, alcohol, shopping or streaming? Are you longing for meaningful connection? You are not alone. Perhaps I can help. I am a BIPOC, LGBTQI+, and Disability affirming therapist. I offer brief, standard, and extended session lengths. I welcome an opportunity to collaborate with you as you bravely or not so bravely make your way in this world of ours. Questions? Please call or email. It's okay to reach out and ask for help.
(703) 420-7173 View (703) 420-7173
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Kate Mullins
Licensed Professional Counselor, ATR
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22207
Many of us spend so much time holding it all together. It takes courage to seek out someone during your most vulnerable moments, but we all need support sometimes. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist who sees adults and teens. I specialize in eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, self-harm and grief. I might be the right fit for you if you've ever struggled to accept yourself, and are looking for a space to feel heard and grow. I am passionate about helping clients renew their relationship with their body with a Health at Every Size approach.
Many of us spend so much time holding it all together. It takes courage to seek out someone during your most vulnerable moments, but we all need support sometimes. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist who sees adults and teens. I specialize in eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, self-harm and grief. I might be the right fit for you if you've ever struggled to accept yourself, and are looking for a space to feel heard and grow. I am passionate about helping clients renew their relationship with their body with a Health at Every Size approach.
(571) 931-2171 View (571) 931-2171
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Alexis Guerrero
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22209
I enjoy working with adolescents and young adults struggling with anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, depression, life transitions, and relationship concerns. I am passionate about helping individuals find peace within and acceptance of themselves while working toward a life full of fulfilling relationships and experiences. I believe that, although it may look different for each person, healing and thriving are available to those who are willing to work for and receive it.
I enjoy working with adolescents and young adults struggling with anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, depression, life transitions, and relationship concerns. I am passionate about helping individuals find peace within and acceptance of themselves while working toward a life full of fulfilling relationships and experiences. I believe that, although it may look different for each person, healing and thriving are available to those who are willing to work for and receive it.
(571) 998-1813 View (571) 998-1813
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Allana Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22203  (Online Only)
I have over 20 years of experience as a therapist, working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma; and stressors related to related difficult life transitions, unhealthy relationships, and family conflict. I believe a productive therapeutic experience should focus less on the bad choices you have made in your life and more on the right choices you decide to make going forward. Your past is important but not as important as your future. You will leave therapy, empowered with new tools and feeling confident about the new direction of your life.
I have over 20 years of experience as a therapist, working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma; and stressors related to related difficult life transitions, unhealthy relationships, and family conflict. I believe a productive therapeutic experience should focus less on the bad choices you have made in your life and more on the right choices you decide to make going forward. Your past is important but not as important as your future. You will leave therapy, empowered with new tools and feeling confident about the new direction of your life.
(571) 321-5005 View (571) 321-5005
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Melanie Oligeri
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22201  (Online Only)
Life is a struggle sometimes and asking for help is not easy. Be proud of yourself for taking the first step toward change. My name is Melanie and I am a Licensed Counselor in Virginia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. I am also a Certified Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher. In my work with clients I combine my education and experience as a counselor with my training in mindfulness and meditation to offer individualized treatment to help each of my clients live a more balanced and fulfilling life.
Life is a struggle sometimes and asking for help is not easy. Be proud of yourself for taking the first step toward change. My name is Melanie and I am a Licensed Counselor in Virginia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. I am also a Certified Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher. In my work with clients I combine my education and experience as a counselor with my training in mindfulness and meditation to offer individualized treatment to help each of my clients live a more balanced and fulfilling life.
(571) 771-2165 View (571) 771-2165
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Dr. Lisa Germeroth
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22203  (Online Only)
Dr. Germeroth specializes in eating and weight related concerns (emotional eating, overeating, binge eating, weight management, weight loss surgery support), anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, OCD, trichotillomania, excoriation), depression, and insomnia. Dr. Germeroth’s background in health behavior research strongly informs her clinical work, which is focused on providing evidence-based treatment personalized to each client’s unique needs. Dr. Germeroth primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), and Habit Reversal Training (HRT).
Dr. Germeroth specializes in eating and weight related concerns (emotional eating, overeating, binge eating, weight management, weight loss surgery support), anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, OCD, trichotillomania, excoriation), depression, and insomnia. Dr. Germeroth’s background in health behavior research strongly informs her clinical work, which is focused on providing evidence-based treatment personalized to each client’s unique needs. Dr. Germeroth primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), and Habit Reversal Training (HRT).
(571) 200-8867 View (571) 200-8867
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Rebecca A.e. Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22207  (Online Only)
For my patients, things often look pretty impressive on the outside, but in their heads it’s a different story. The overachievers, the perfectionists, the people pleasers — no one in their lives might even guess they’re struggling. They look like they’ve got it all together. Despite being intelligent, effective, ambitious women, life isn’t as perfect as it seems. They feel anxious, stressed, unfulfilled, and burnt out; they’re critical of themselves; they’re dealing with the very real ups and downs of this particular season of life. They doubt themselves more than most people who have achieved half of what they have.
For my patients, things often look pretty impressive on the outside, but in their heads it’s a different story. The overachievers, the perfectionists, the people pleasers — no one in their lives might even guess they’re struggling. They look like they’ve got it all together. Despite being intelligent, effective, ambitious women, life isn’t as perfect as it seems. They feel anxious, stressed, unfulfilled, and burnt out; they’re critical of themselves; they’re dealing with the very real ups and downs of this particular season of life. They doubt themselves more than most people who have achieved half of what they have.
(571) 568-8933 View (571) 568-8933
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Dr. Carey Incledon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22201
I consider it a privilege to do the work I do—in fact, helping others heal, grow, and thrive every day brings great meaning to my life. I know from personal experience how life can sometimes feel unbearable. I also know from personal experience what it is like to work closely with a gifted psychologist to create a new perspective and a new life that are even better than before. I am passionate about providing the highest-quality mental health services to each of my clients and would love the opportunity to support you through this time.
I consider it a privilege to do the work I do—in fact, helping others heal, grow, and thrive every day brings great meaning to my life. I know from personal experience how life can sometimes feel unbearable. I also know from personal experience what it is like to work closely with a gifted psychologist to create a new perspective and a new life that are even better than before. I am passionate about providing the highest-quality mental health services to each of my clients and would love the opportunity to support you through this time.
(703) 546-9786 View (703) 546-9786

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Online Therapists

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialized therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.