Therapists in McLean, VA

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Brian Jacobs
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
My treatment approach combines the latest advances in Western neuroscience with evidence-based mindfulness practices rooted in Eastern philosophies. I primarily utilize two complementary modalities - Experiential Dynamic Therapy (EDT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS). These are evidenced based and trauma-informed treatments that aim to address the root causes of psychological suffering rather than simply addressing the outlying symptoms.
My treatment approach combines the latest advances in Western neuroscience with evidence-based mindfulness practices rooted in Eastern philosophies. I primarily utilize two complementary modalities - Experiential Dynamic Therapy (EDT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS). These are evidenced based and trauma-informed treatments that aim to address the root causes of psychological suffering rather than simply addressing the outlying symptoms.
(571) 451-0218 View (571) 451-0218
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Gwenna Blanden
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
I specialize in working with children, teens, and young adults with a broad range of emotional and behavioral concerns, including depression, anxiety, mood, trauma, self-harm, ADHD, defiance/oppositionality, stress/adjustment and life transitions. I also have specialized expertise in providing gender-affirming care and am passionate about working with individuals who identify as transgender, are gender expansive, actively exploring gender and identity, and who may be experiencing the complex emotional concerns that may coincide such as feelings of isolation and depression.
I specialize in working with children, teens, and young adults with a broad range of emotional and behavioral concerns, including depression, anxiety, mood, trauma, self-harm, ADHD, defiance/oppositionality, stress/adjustment and life transitions. I also have specialized expertise in providing gender-affirming care and am passionate about working with individuals who identify as transgender, are gender expansive, actively exploring gender and identity, and who may be experiencing the complex emotional concerns that may coincide such as feelings of isolation and depression.
(571) 493-3021 View (571) 493-3021
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M Claire H Dutrow
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT, CSAC
Verified
2 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
I offer a safe and welcoming environment, which I believe can happen as authentically online as in person. I help create a space where you can reflect on what brought you into therapy and develop a vision of hope for your future. I have worked in a variety of practice settings for over 20 years which enables me to tailor your specific treatment to the level of care you need. Ultimately, my goal is to help you develop a deeper sense of self-understanding and a greater capacity for self-compassion. By understanding the root causes of your challenges, we can work together to cultivate lasting change and growth.
I offer a safe and welcoming environment, which I believe can happen as authentically online as in person. I help create a space where you can reflect on what brought you into therapy and develop a vision of hope for your future. I have worked in a variety of practice settings for over 20 years which enables me to tailor your specific treatment to the level of care you need. Ultimately, my goal is to help you develop a deeper sense of self-understanding and a greater capacity for self-compassion. By understanding the root causes of your challenges, we can work together to cultivate lasting change and growth.
(571) 554-2608 View (571) 554-2608
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Malahat Baig-Amin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
McLean, VA 22101  (Online Only)
I ascribe to an integrative approach based on a strengths model of treatment. I aim to assist clients in overcoming challenges they may face by helping them identify and access personal strengths. I have been trained in psycho-dynamic, interpersonal, family systems, empowerment, cognitive and behavioral therapies. I utilize an approach that best addresses the concerns/issues you may have.
I ascribe to an integrative approach based on a strengths model of treatment. I aim to assist clients in overcoming challenges they may face by helping them identify and access personal strengths. I have been trained in psycho-dynamic, interpersonal, family systems, empowerment, cognitive and behavioral therapies. I utilize an approach that best addresses the concerns/issues you may have.
(202) 568-8417 View (202) 568-8417
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Kimberly A Hoskins
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
I am a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience, chosen as one of the top therapists in the D.C metro area by Washingtonian Magazine. There are times of suffering and confusion, when old ways of coping just don't seem to work anymore. I can help you get to a more grounded and clear place. Together we will discover and overcome obstacles keeping you from leading a more satisfying and full life. I have a special interest in depression, anxiety, life transitions, and relationship problems. In addition to therapy services, I provide supervision to other mental health providers.
I am a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience, chosen as one of the top therapists in the D.C metro area by Washingtonian Magazine. There are times of suffering and confusion, when old ways of coping just don't seem to work anymore. I can help you get to a more grounded and clear place. Together we will discover and overcome obstacles keeping you from leading a more satisfying and full life. I have a special interest in depression, anxiety, life transitions, and relationship problems. In addition to therapy services, I provide supervision to other mental health providers.
(703) 935-5097 View (703) 935-5097
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Patrick D Ryan
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) that specializes in helping patients overcome issues related to anxiety, depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), substance use disorders, family conflict and grief. I also have a special interest and experience helping adults, young adults, and high school students struggling with life transitions (college, adulthood etc.), performance and relationships. Whether working with adolescents, school-age children, or adults, I look forward to working with you and helping you and/or a loved one emerge from any life obstacles or issues.
I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) that specializes in helping patients overcome issues related to anxiety, depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), substance use disorders, family conflict and grief. I also have a special interest and experience helping adults, young adults, and high school students struggling with life transitions (college, adulthood etc.), performance and relationships. Whether working with adolescents, school-age children, or adults, I look forward to working with you and helping you and/or a loved one emerge from any life obstacles or issues.
(703) 457-8279 View (703) 457-8279
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Heather Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MTS, LMSW
Verified
McLean, VA 22101  (Online Only)
Change is hard for everyone. It can be painful and exhausting to manage change but we all have to do it from time to time whether that means facing internal problems or external ones. You don't have to do it alone. I am a social worker with a clinical focus and a pastoral counselor (interfaith/ecumenical focus - I am not here to tell anyone who to be or what to believe), and I have extensive experience with a wide range of mental health challenges.
Change is hard for everyone. It can be painful and exhausting to manage change but we all have to do it from time to time whether that means facing internal problems or external ones. You don't have to do it alone. I am a social worker with a clinical focus and a pastoral counselor (interfaith/ecumenical focus - I am not here to tell anyone who to be or what to believe), and I have extensive experience with a wide range of mental health challenges.
(571) 487-8627 x345 View (571) 487-8627 x345
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Debra Walther
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have retired from my Clinical Practice. Please call me if you are a therapist who wants to contact me about one of my former clients. Thank you
I have retired from my Clinical Practice. Please call me if you are a therapist who wants to contact me about one of my former clients. Thank you
(202) 684-2055 View (202) 684-2055
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Lee Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW, CST
Verified
3 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
I am dedicated to helping my clients achieve the goals they wish to accomplish. My clients describe me as warm and honest. I use interventions that offer symptom relief and a means to improve emotional connections to the individual and others. I have over 16 years of experience treating LGBTQIA populations, depression, sexual health-related issues, anxiety disorders, PTSD, bipolar disorder, chronic pain, and other medical/ health Issues. I offer telehealth psychotherapy and sex therapy at my NYC and VA locations and in-person for one week each month at my VA location. Please get in touch with me for a free 15-minute.
I am dedicated to helping my clients achieve the goals they wish to accomplish. My clients describe me as warm and honest. I use interventions that offer symptom relief and a means to improve emotional connections to the individual and others. I have over 16 years of experience treating LGBTQIA populations, depression, sexual health-related issues, anxiety disorders, PTSD, bipolar disorder, chronic pain, and other medical/ health Issues. I offer telehealth psychotherapy and sex therapy at my NYC and VA locations and in-person for one week each month at my VA location. Please get in touch with me for a free 15-minute.
(757) 582-3233 View (757) 582-3233
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Carly Moody
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
McLean, VA 22102  (Online Only)
I have vast experience working with children, adolescents, and the family system as an entire. I enjoy working with couples and marriage counseling, whether it is premarital counseling or helping couples transition from one life-cycle to the next. A few areas of specialty include trauma-informed care, addressing depression or anxiety in individuals, ADHD or Autism diagnoses, or helping others find their purpose in life.
I have vast experience working with children, adolescents, and the family system as an entire. I enjoy working with couples and marriage counseling, whether it is premarital counseling or helping couples transition from one life-cycle to the next. A few areas of specialty include trauma-informed care, addressing depression or anxiety in individuals, ADHD or Autism diagnoses, or helping others find their purpose in life.
(571) 520-7643 View (571) 520-7643
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Daniela Walder, Psy.D.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101  (Online Only)
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist that has been in private practice for over 20 years. My area of focus is working with those struggling with anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, parenting, mood disorders, life transitions, post traumatic stress disorder, and eating disorders.
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist that has been in private practice for over 20 years. My area of focus is working with those struggling with anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, parenting, mood disorders, life transitions, post traumatic stress disorder, and eating disorders.
(310) 928-2570 View (310) 928-2570
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Andrea Anderson Polk
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
As a lifelong resident of Northern Virginia, I have been serving the mental health needs of McLean for nearly 20 years. Have you tried everything and continue to remain stuck? Whether you are struggling with imposter syndrome, stress + overwhelm, persistent anxiety, or a chronic feeling of emptiness that something is missing in your life - it is time for a breakthrough! My therapeutic approach is specifically tailored to the client based upon their unique life story. Please visit my website, www.andreaandersonpolk.com for further information.
As a lifelong resident of Northern Virginia, I have been serving the mental health needs of McLean for nearly 20 years. Have you tried everything and continue to remain stuck? Whether you are struggling with imposter syndrome, stress + overwhelm, persistent anxiety, or a chronic feeling of emptiness that something is missing in your life - it is time for a breakthrough! My therapeutic approach is specifically tailored to the client based upon their unique life story. Please visit my website, www.andreaandersonpolk.com for further information.
(571) 200-8998 View (571) 200-8998
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Ellie Miller: Mindful Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Therapy for Empathetic Women with Anxiety & Couples. Let's work together to quiet those anxious thoughts, build up your resilience, and help you worry less about others' opinions. For you as an individual, we'll dive into the heart of your anxiety. I want to give you practical coping tools that you can use in your day-to-day life. It's all about understanding and managing those anxious feelings. And if you're part of a couple, let's tackle those challenges together. We'll focus on enhancing your communication and strengthening your partnership.
Therapy for Empathetic Women with Anxiety & Couples. Let's work together to quiet those anxious thoughts, build up your resilience, and help you worry less about others' opinions. For you as an individual, we'll dive into the heart of your anxiety. I want to give you practical coping tools that you can use in your day-to-day life. It's all about understanding and managing those anxious feelings. And if you're part of a couple, let's tackle those challenges together. We'll focus on enhancing your communication and strengthening your partnership.
(540) 831-3539 View (540) 831-3539
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Jessica Lust
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Jessica Lust, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist, licensed in 3 states in addition to her Psypact license. She is passionate about conducting and interpreting both comprehensive/diagnostic and neurodevelopmental assessments for both adults and children/adolescents in multiple settings, to include correctional and private practice. She is available for consultation and can provide assessment and guidance as needed.
Jessica Lust, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist, licensed in 3 states in addition to her Psypact license. She is passionate about conducting and interpreting both comprehensive/diagnostic and neurodevelopmental assessments for both adults and children/adolescents in multiple settings, to include correctional and private practice. She is available for consultation and can provide assessment and guidance as needed.
(571) 487-7708 View (571) 487-7708
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Britt Lindon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
McLean, VA 22102
So, you’ve waited this long to either start therapy or change to a therapist that’ll REALLY help. By the time you get to this point – you’re overdue. I get that. That’s why we keep openings for SAME day appointments, and evening & weekend slots. Although we don’t do emergency care – we understand that sometimes it’s best to talk through something soon. I specialize in treating fellow doctors, lawyers or high-net worth individuals who require a therapist that can match their intellect and caliber. I understand how big law, three-letter government agencies and academia works – so you won’t have to waste time getting me up to speed.
So, you’ve waited this long to either start therapy or change to a therapist that’ll REALLY help. By the time you get to this point – you’re overdue. I get that. That’s why we keep openings for SAME day appointments, and evening & weekend slots. Although we don’t do emergency care – we understand that sometimes it’s best to talk through something soon. I specialize in treating fellow doctors, lawyers or high-net worth individuals who require a therapist that can match their intellect and caliber. I understand how big law, three-letter government agencies and academia works – so you won’t have to waste time getting me up to speed.
(206) 495-4326 View (206) 495-4326
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Depression, Stress, & Anxiety | Hope + Wellness
Psychologist
Verified
1 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
Hope+Wellness is a psychotherapy practice based on our philosophy that hope can be found even in the most difficult seasons of life. We believe that people need hope and resilience to set goals and affect change, to persevere in the face of life challenges and thrive. Our approach is simple — to provide exceptional psychotherapy services to empower people to live happier, healthier lives.
Hope+Wellness is a psychotherapy practice based on our philosophy that hope can be found even in the most difficult seasons of life. We believe that people need hope and resilience to set goals and affect change, to persevere in the face of life challenges and thrive. Our approach is simple — to provide exceptional psychotherapy services to empower people to live happier, healthier lives.
(571) 380-8654 View (571) 380-8654
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Roger Craig Rothman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
The key to successful psychotherapy is the trusting relationship which the therapist and client establish. Throughout my career, I have worked hard to welcome, listen and understand in an informal and collaborative manner. My approach with all of my clients, regardless of their age, is to focus on their strengths and to be flexible. I believe that maintaining regular communication with other care givers and family members, (where appropriate,) is key to making progress. My many years of working in the same community allows me to have a vast knowledge of local services, including other professionals.
The key to successful psychotherapy is the trusting relationship which the therapist and client establish. Throughout my career, I have worked hard to welcome, listen and understand in an informal and collaborative manner. My approach with all of my clients, regardless of their age, is to focus on their strengths and to be flexible. I believe that maintaining regular communication with other care givers and family members, (where appropriate,) is key to making progress. My many years of working in the same community allows me to have a vast knowledge of local services, including other professionals.
(703) 962-6684 View (703) 962-6684
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Leslie K Rogers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
We all have places where we struggle. We all have behaviors or emotions that limit us in living our most fulfilled and joyous life. Sometimes we need help making changes.
We all have places where we struggle. We all have behaviors or emotions that limit us in living our most fulfilled and joyous life. Sometimes we need help making changes.
(703) 372-9519 View (703) 372-9519
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Emily Caster
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Emily Caster, Psy. D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in neuropsychological assessment. Dr. Caster completed her undergraduate degree at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her doctoral degree was obtained from The George Washington University in Washington, D. C. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans, School of Medicine.
Emily Caster, Psy. D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in neuropsychological assessment. Dr. Caster completed her undergraduate degree at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her doctoral degree was obtained from The George Washington University in Washington, D. C. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans, School of Medicine.
(571) 946-6692 View (571) 946-6692
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Melinda Timmons
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
McLean, VA 22101  (Online Only)
Experienced Telehealth for Northern Virginia/DC. Extensive experience working with issues that families and individuals who are employed with the State Department, Foreign Service, as well as Active duty. Confidential, compassionate and skilled guidance for those struggling to cope with the many psychological stresses of life including: anxiety, depression, addiction, career changes, and difficult family relationships, separation and divorce. Find ease and connection with family psychotherapy—to include adult siblings and parents. My approach is creative and solution-focused based on the needs and goals of each individual or family.
Experienced Telehealth for Northern Virginia/DC. Extensive experience working with issues that families and individuals who are employed with the State Department, Foreign Service, as well as Active duty. Confidential, compassionate and skilled guidance for those struggling to cope with the many psychological stresses of life including: anxiety, depression, addiction, career changes, and difficult family relationships, separation and divorce. Find ease and connection with family psychotherapy—to include adult siblings and parents. My approach is creative and solution-focused based on the needs and goals of each individual or family.
(703) 420-7551 View (703) 420-7551

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Number of Therapists in McLean, VA

500+

Average cost per session

$185

Therapists in McLean, VA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
63% Grief

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% BlueCross and BlueShield
56% Anthem | Elevance
48% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in McLean, VA see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in McLean?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.