Female Therapists in Falls Church, VA

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Karen L Hahn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Falls Church, VA 22043
My work with adults includes those with a trauma history, depression, anxiety, grief, relational issues, somatic symptoms with no medical explanation, feeling stuck or sensing that something is just “not right”, as well as healthcare providers & other first responders who have experienced increased stress during the COVID crisis. My experience with children includes those with a trauma history, adoption, depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, divorce, school refusal, low self-esteem, difficult peer & family relationships, immigration, & cross-cultural adjustments.
My work with adults includes those with a trauma history, depression, anxiety, grief, relational issues, somatic symptoms with no medical explanation, feeling stuck or sensing that something is just “not right”, as well as healthcare providers & other first responders who have experienced increased stress during the COVID crisis. My experience with children includes those with a trauma history, adoption, depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, divorce, school refusal, low self-esteem, difficult peer & family relationships, immigration, & cross-cultural adjustments.
(571) 487-7202 View (571) 487-7202
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Phyllis (Martin) Fortunato
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Falls Church, VA 22046
I am available for tele-therapy sessions at this time using a secure platform. As a Licensed Professional Counselor in Northern Virginia for 20 years, I attend to many areas of mental health including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career problems, grief, trauma, and life phases that are challenging. I have a collaborative, pragmatic, respectful counseling style that promotes self reflection, understanding and tolerance.
I am available for tele-therapy sessions at this time using a secure platform. As a Licensed Professional Counselor in Northern Virginia for 20 years, I attend to many areas of mental health including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career problems, grief, trauma, and life phases that are challenging. I have a collaborative, pragmatic, respectful counseling style that promotes self reflection, understanding and tolerance.
(703) 794-2167 View (703) 794-2167
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Chia-Lun Chung
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Falls Church, VA 22046
I have a generalist practice seeing adults and couples with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, parenting difficulties, and problematic adjustment and life transitions. I value understanding each person within their unique cultural context and helping them to maximize the most of what they want to achieve in their life circumstance.
I have a generalist practice seeing adults and couples with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, parenting difficulties, and problematic adjustment and life transitions. I value understanding each person within their unique cultural context and helping them to maximize the most of what they want to achieve in their life circumstance.
(703) 952-3329 View (703) 952-3329
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Dani Fein
Resident in Counseling, JD, MEd
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Falls Church, VA 22046
Waitlist for new clients
Deciding it is time to come to therapy can feel overwhelming & finding the "right fit" can feel like decision overload. I offer warmth, compassion, and non-judgmental kindness from the first consultation call to the moment you decide you're ready for our time together to end. My practice is focused on supporting teens & adults in cultivating resilience, peace, joy & connection in a busy world. I offer a space to get curious about understanding & addressing anxiety, depression, and trauma. Interrupting cycles of using perfectionism, overwork, disordered eating or substances to hide, numb or cope is not something you need to do alone.
Deciding it is time to come to therapy can feel overwhelming & finding the "right fit" can feel like decision overload. I offer warmth, compassion, and non-judgmental kindness from the first consultation call to the moment you decide you're ready for our time together to end. My practice is focused on supporting teens & adults in cultivating resilience, peace, joy & connection in a busy world. I offer a space to get curious about understanding & addressing anxiety, depression, and trauma. Interrupting cycles of using perfectionism, overwork, disordered eating or substances to hide, numb or cope is not something you need to do alone.
(571) 368-4245 View (571) 368-4245
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Sara Combos
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RN
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Falls Church, VA 22046
I operate from the perspective that therapy is not about changing ourselves. Rather, therapy is simply creating space for the seemingly dark, fearful, and shameful parts within us. These parts want to be seen and accepted, just as we all do. In sessions, I encourage my client to allow their body and inner wisdom to drive the progression of the therapeutic process. I believe that healing occurs as we gently move towards non-resistance and self-acceptance. This process catalyzes the body’s innate ability to transform emotions, the conscious, and the subconscious mind.
I operate from the perspective that therapy is not about changing ourselves. Rather, therapy is simply creating space for the seemingly dark, fearful, and shameful parts within us. These parts want to be seen and accepted, just as we all do. In sessions, I encourage my client to allow their body and inner wisdom to drive the progression of the therapeutic process. I believe that healing occurs as we gently move towards non-resistance and self-acceptance. This process catalyzes the body’s innate ability to transform emotions, the conscious, and the subconscious mind.
(615) 576-3375 View (615) 576-3375
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Mary Jean Kane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Falls Church, VA 22044
I am a psychotherapist, contemporary psychoanalyst, couples and group therapist, and a licensed clinical social worker by training. I work with adults and older adolescents and lead two Relational Psychotherapy Groups, where men and women enhance their ability to have healthy relationships. I work with people on problems of everyday living, which includes understanding the impact of their family history on present day living and working on practical solutions as well. I am warm and interactive and place a high value on developing a relationship with my patients where they can feel my presence, understanding, and empathy.
I am a psychotherapist, contemporary psychoanalyst, couples and group therapist, and a licensed clinical social worker by training. I work with adults and older adolescents and lead two Relational Psychotherapy Groups, where men and women enhance their ability to have healthy relationships. I work with people on problems of everyday living, which includes understanding the impact of their family history on present day living and working on practical solutions as well. I am warm and interactive and place a high value on developing a relationship with my patients where they can feel my presence, understanding, and empathy.
(703) 468-8180 View (703) 468-8180
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Grace Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Falls Church, VA 22041  (Online Only)
I believe that therapy is most effective when safety and trust are prioritized in the therapeutic relationship. I intentionally foster safety and trust so that I can provide a space where you grow and achieve your desire outcomes by gaining a deep understanding of self, societal, and trauma imposed limitations that hinder you from showing up in life the way you desire. Your session will become opportunity to explore beliefs and patterns, their origins, their impact, and a way forward. My ideal client is someone that is looking to transcend the imposed labels of life and reclaim their power to live and achieve balance.
I believe that therapy is most effective when safety and trust are prioritized in the therapeutic relationship. I intentionally foster safety and trust so that I can provide a space where you grow and achieve your desire outcomes by gaining a deep understanding of self, societal, and trauma imposed limitations that hinder you from showing up in life the way you desire. Your session will become opportunity to explore beliefs and patterns, their origins, their impact, and a way forward. My ideal client is someone that is looking to transcend the imposed labels of life and reclaim their power to live and achieve balance.
(703) 639-4042 View (703) 639-4042
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Lisa Glantz Prickett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Falls Church, VA 22046  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with transitions in your life? Do you have difficulties in your personal and professional relationships? Feeling unheard or under-appreciated? Are your roles in your marriage and family overwhelming you and draining your energy? Healthy communication skills can protect a marriage. Seeking help can be difficult but we all benefit from non-judgmental and safe spaces to explore our thoughts and feelings. Whether you're looking for individual therapy, more effective parenting skills, or help managing a separation and divorce, having a wise & objective therapist can ease the process.
Are you struggling with transitions in your life? Do you have difficulties in your personal and professional relationships? Feeling unheard or under-appreciated? Are your roles in your marriage and family overwhelming you and draining your energy? Healthy communication skills can protect a marriage. Seeking help can be difficult but we all benefit from non-judgmental and safe spaces to explore our thoughts and feelings. Whether you're looking for individual therapy, more effective parenting skills, or help managing a separation and divorce, having a wise & objective therapist can ease the process.
(571) 474-1020 View (571) 474-1020
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Kim Haywood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Falls Church, VA 22046
I work in partnership with adolescents and adults as they make positive strides in their lives working through issues of anxiety and fear, depression, anger, grief and loss, trauma and life transitions. I predominantly utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which allows me to work collaboratively with clients. CBT allows clients to take an active role in the therapeutic process moving from an unhelpful cycle of thoughts, feeling and behaviors to a more helpful cycle. CBT increases self-awareness and enhances understanding of one's self which leads to more self-control and more helpful thoughts and behaviors.
I work in partnership with adolescents and adults as they make positive strides in their lives working through issues of anxiety and fear, depression, anger, grief and loss, trauma and life transitions. I predominantly utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which allows me to work collaboratively with clients. CBT allows clients to take an active role in the therapeutic process moving from an unhelpful cycle of thoughts, feeling and behaviors to a more helpful cycle. CBT increases self-awareness and enhances understanding of one's self which leads to more self-control and more helpful thoughts and behaviors.
(703) 957-7297 View (703) 957-7297
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Jessica MacNair
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
17 Endorsed
Falls Church, VA 22046
As an LPC with 20+ yrs of experience, I feel honored to be able to work with many different clients during what is often a vulnerable time. I bring empathy and compassion to therapy sessions, which may focus on trauma, postpartum/perinatal mood disorders, eating disorders, infertility and addictions. I work with grief & loss, including pregnancy and child loss. I specialize in navigating relationship crises, infidelity and narcissistic abuse. I am an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist who is passionate about working with marginalized people. I am the founder of Falls Church Wellness Center (est. 2013) , a mental & physical health facility.
As an LPC with 20+ yrs of experience, I feel honored to be able to work with many different clients during what is often a vulnerable time. I bring empathy and compassion to therapy sessions, which may focus on trauma, postpartum/perinatal mood disorders, eating disorders, infertility and addictions. I work with grief & loss, including pregnancy and child loss. I specialize in navigating relationship crises, infidelity and narcissistic abuse. I am an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist who is passionate about working with marginalized people. I am the founder of Falls Church Wellness Center (est. 2013) , a mental & physical health facility.
(571) 449-2731 View (571) 449-2731
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Syrah Choudhary
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Falls Church, VA 22046
I am currently a graduate level counselor at George Mason University pursuing my master's degree in clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am deeply passionate about supporting individuals on their journey towards mental health and wellness. I am dedicated to providing compassionate and evidence-based therapy to help clients navigate through life’s challenges.
I am currently a graduate level counselor at George Mason University pursuing my master's degree in clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am deeply passionate about supporting individuals on their journey towards mental health and wellness. I am dedicated to providing compassionate and evidence-based therapy to help clients navigate through life’s challenges.
(571) 605-7170 View (571) 605-7170
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Mandana Roushan
BCBA
Verified Verified
Falls Church, VA 22043
I am a Behaviorist with over 5 years of experience using Applied Behavior Analysis to treat individuals with mental and behavioral challenges . As a Nurse, Master in Educational psychology in Human Relations and Licensed Behavior Analyst , I have a unique skill set tailored toward helping people of many different functioning levels reach their fullest potential at home, school/work, and most importantly in their present moment . I have been working with children, adolescents, and adults for over 8 years in the areas of Behavioral/Emotional Disorders, Anxiety/Mood Disorders and Developmental Disabilities.
I am a Behaviorist with over 5 years of experience using Applied Behavior Analysis to treat individuals with mental and behavioral challenges . As a Nurse, Master in Educational psychology in Human Relations and Licensed Behavior Analyst , I have a unique skill set tailored toward helping people of many different functioning levels reach their fullest potential at home, school/work, and most importantly in their present moment . I have been working with children, adolescents, and adults for over 8 years in the areas of Behavioral/Emotional Disorders, Anxiety/Mood Disorders and Developmental Disabilities.
(520) 253-7608 View (520) 253-7608
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Kate Schneider
Resident in Counseling
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Falls Church, VA 22046  (Online Only)
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents and young adults who are experiencing a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, interpersonal/relationship conflict, life transitions, trauma, behavior problems and family conflict. Drawing from a variety of techniques and approaches founded in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, and Mindfulness, our work together will help you recognize your own strengths and empower you with the skills and tools to face the challenges of life.
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents and young adults who are experiencing a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, interpersonal/relationship conflict, life transitions, trauma, behavior problems and family conflict. Drawing from a variety of techniques and approaches founded in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, and Mindfulness, our work together will help you recognize your own strengths and empower you with the skills and tools to face the challenges of life.
(571) 556-8764 View (571) 556-8764
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Marissa Gilbert
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Falls Church, VA 22046
I support clients on your journey of mind-body connection by helping you develop accessible tools to navigate life’s stressors with the focus being day-to-day progress rather than absolute perfection.
I support clients on your journey of mind-body connection by helping you develop accessible tools to navigate life’s stressors with the focus being day-to-day progress rather than absolute perfection.
(571) 601-4322 View (571) 601-4322
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Michelle Donovan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CGP
Verified Verified
Falls Church, VA 22041  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received my Masters degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. I strive to help clients see a way forward from feeling stuck by forming a collaborative, therapeutic relationship. This is where clients feel empowered to maneuver life transitions in an authentic and honest way.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received my Masters degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. I strive to help clients see a way forward from feeling stuck by forming a collaborative, therapeutic relationship. This is where clients feel empowered to maneuver life transitions in an authentic and honest way.
(703) 546-9610 View (703) 546-9610
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Catherine Burke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Falls Church, VA 22042
As a psychotherapist, it's an honor to work alongside clients to remove barriers to living a full life. At Curo, we inspire people to form lives and communities of freedom, empowerment, and creativity. Our intention is to cultivate a safe therapeutic relationship and provide practical skills and interventions that support our clients' goals. We strive to be approachable and empathetic with a warm presentation that is welcoming and reassuring. We enjoy providing new insights and concepts to our clients that foster growth and encourage positivity.
As a psychotherapist, it's an honor to work alongside clients to remove barriers to living a full life. At Curo, we inspire people to form lives and communities of freedom, empowerment, and creativity. Our intention is to cultivate a safe therapeutic relationship and provide practical skills and interventions that support our clients' goals. We strive to be approachable and empathetic with a warm presentation that is welcoming and reassuring. We enjoy providing new insights and concepts to our clients that foster growth and encourage positivity.
(571) 496-8578 View (571) 496-8578
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Sexual Health Consultants
MD
Verified Verified
Falls Church, VA 22046
The providers at Sexual Health Consultants provide sexuality education and counseling to individuals and couples who struggle with their sexual experience and compatibility. Exclusively through talk therapy, we work with our clients to improve sexual communication and intimacy, recapture lost sensuality, and to truly appreciate one's own and/or one's partner's sexuality. We also specialize in recovering and redefining sexuality after life changing events, such as trauma, cancer, childbirth, and we are available to address any other issues related to sensuality and sexuality. Everyone deserves to enjoy the health benefits of a happy sexuality.
The providers at Sexual Health Consultants provide sexuality education and counseling to individuals and couples who struggle with their sexual experience and compatibility. Exclusively through talk therapy, we work with our clients to improve sexual communication and intimacy, recapture lost sensuality, and to truly appreciate one's own and/or one's partner's sexuality. We also specialize in recovering and redefining sexuality after life changing events, such as trauma, cancer, childbirth, and we are available to address any other issues related to sensuality and sexuality. Everyone deserves to enjoy the health benefits of a happy sexuality.
(571) 350-3221 View (571) 350-3221
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Rebecca Morrison Gleed
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Falls Church, VA 22046
I am Level 3 Gottman Trained and subscribe to The Gottman Method for couples counseling. I am a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional (PMH-C). If you are on your fertility journey, pregnant, or postpartum, I would love to help. Ambitious women: Navigating ambitious careers or life transitions when societal demands on women remain pervasive can result in anxiety, depression, unmanageable stress and sometimes even post-traumatic stress.
I am Level 3 Gottman Trained and subscribe to The Gottman Method for couples counseling. I am a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional (PMH-C). If you are on your fertility journey, pregnant, or postpartum, I would love to help. Ambitious women: Navigating ambitious careers or life transitions when societal demands on women remain pervasive can result in anxiety, depression, unmanageable stress and sometimes even post-traumatic stress.
(703) 638-9289 View (703) 638-9289
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Christine Willing
LSP, MEd
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Falls Church, VA 22040
At Think Happy Live Healthy, I provide a comprehensive and evidence-based approach to mental health services. I specialize in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults and acknowledge the connection between mental health and physical health. I work to create an individualized treatment plan that involves therapy, movement, and creating a healthy food lifestyle. I realize the strong connection between our body and minds and use that to provide a more effective kind of treatment for my patients. ​
At Think Happy Live Healthy, I provide a comprehensive and evidence-based approach to mental health services. I specialize in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults and acknowledge the connection between mental health and physical health. I work to create an individualized treatment plan that involves therapy, movement, and creating a healthy food lifestyle. I realize the strong connection between our body and minds and use that to provide a more effective kind of treatment for my patients. ​
(571) 200-0420 View (571) 200-0420
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Joanna Spiro
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Falls Church, VA 22043  (Online Only)
I work collaboratively, creating an atmosphere of safety and honesty in which to address difficult issues and to pursue understanding and growth. I have worked with people dealing with a wide range of problems, including depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, life transitions, identity issues, and the effects of traumatic experiences.
I work collaboratively, creating an atmosphere of safety and honesty in which to address difficult issues and to pursue understanding and growth. I have worked with people dealing with a wide range of problems, including depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, life transitions, identity issues, and the effects of traumatic experiences.
(571) 450-9125 View (571) 450-9125

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Female Therapists

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.